Tuesday 30 August 2016

Memories that last a Lifetime - Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome!
Tina O here with you today to share my interpretation of this month's Moodboard at The Dusty Attic. You have until the end of the month to join in and be in the running to win a wonderful $100 prize of Dusty Attic chipboards of your choice. All you need do is create a project with as many elements from the moodboard as you wish and upload to the gallery.

My interpretation.........

"It's the little memories that will last a lifetime" 

And this is the stunning August Moodboard. Agree?

I have used some very favourite pieces of Dusty Chippies here, some new and some old.....but my go to pieces to create at present would have to be the newest Word Strip Sentiments. These sentiments are heartfelt and very much how I feel about this particular photo.

My background paper was primed with clear gesso firstly and then I created more of the bubbles using the Dusty Attic Bubbles Stencil with their Texture Paste. I dried it off and then mixed the Dusty Acrylic Paints (Oceania and Mountain Meadows) with  gesso and water to make a thin consistency. It was then painted around the page.

I have also used a Baroque Corner cut up as flourishes for my flower clusters.

The corrugated card was torn to create a background. It was layered up with strips of the 13arts patterned paper, corrugated card and chipboards. I gave the corrugated card a white washing with a dry brushing of gesso.

My other chipboards were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then painted with random dabbings of the acrylic paints and gesso.

The beautiful 49andMarket Blooms were coloured using the Dusty Attic Acrylic Paints. They were given a couple of coats and still retained their shape.

And from another view. I have also used some of the new Dusty Attic Pearls to adorn the 
Ornate Pendant.

And below are all the Dusty Attic gorgeous goodies that I used to create this project. 




Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you in some small way to give this month's moodboard challenge a try.

Until next time ....happy scrapping and take care. 

Monday 29 August 2016

Little Moments - Lisa Gregory

 Hello Dusty Attic Lovers, Lisa here with  a mixed media piece here for your inspiration. This one is based on the August Mood Board. Green, Blue, Pink, with a touch of gold...OK..LOTS of gold.
For this layout, I white washed a piece of 12x12 patterned paper that I mounted on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. Then I used a mask and modeling paste in random spots. I coated all of my chipboard with white gesso. I coated the flowers with clear gesso. To frame my photo, I used a resin frame that I found at Hobby Lobby in the bridal section, and I coated it with white gesso as well. I tore and peeled back a piece of the background paper to reveal the corrugated card board underneath. I placed the frame and all of the elements on my paper. I pulled out my colored sprays and this is where the magic began to bring out the beauty in the Dusty Attic chipboard and flowers.

I absolutely love the Pendants chipboard, They are so elegant, This one has sweet little birdies in the framed circle. I cut down some pieces of the chain and used the pieces on either side of the pendant and "hung" some Foliage leaves on them. I placed a few strategically placed Prima Art Pebbles on the hanging Foliage and the pendant. They were brushed with gesso before spraying with color and dry brushing some Art Alchemy paint over them.

I tucked the Foliage chipboard under the Dusty in Bloom flowers . You can see a closeup of the Prima Art Stones. I added globs of Prima 3D Gloos gel where I wanted to adhere the stones. Once they dried, I brushed them with gesso, then used colored sprays over them before dry brushing them with Rose Gold Alchemy paint.

The Little Moments chipboard was sprayed with a darker plum color to match the original color of the flowers. After it dried, I white washed Art Basics Alchemy paint in Rose Gold over the title.

I sprayed the framein blue green and purple to blend into the background paper. Then white washed Art Basics Alchemy paint in Rose Gold to give it a gilded antique look. I left a lot of the blue and green for a Patina look as well. I gave the entire layout a light brushing of Rose Gold Alchemy paint. I guess you can say I gilded the layout.


Off the page, altered art by Rajni Chawla

This is Rajni Chawla from Passionately Curious here, sharing my latest creation using Dusty Attic August Mood Board. Hope You are enjoying playing along the monthly challenge.The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog. So this is the August Mood Board.    
From the mood board, I picked the color palette , clock , flowers, brick rusty and aged wall. Off the page, I altered a wooden tissue box. All the Dusty Attic supplies are linked directly to their website for your convenience. Here are few clicks.   Tissue Box_WM (10)   Tissue Box_WM (1) The base is all first primed with gesso and then textured using Dusty Attic Texture paste. Look at the gorgeous new Paisley #3 from the new Dusty Attic collection. I have used one piece from the set in the front side of the box and other in the left side. It was fun painting it. Check the next picture for the side view. Love ,love , love the grungy look I was able to create by using Dusty Attic Rusting Powder. Dusty in colors used are Dusty in Colour Gingernut, Dusty in Colour Oceania, Dusty in Colour Sunshine, Dusty in Colour Crushed Olive.   Tissue Box_WM (7) The textures created using Prima art stones is just WOW !! The top panel of the box is created using few more Dusty Attic Chippies. Layered Corners are placed on the top of half oval swirls from Federation Frame set.   Tissue-Box-top-view   Tissue Box_WM (8)     Tissue Box_WM (3)   Tissue Box_WM (6)   That's all from me today!! Thanks for visiting the blog. I hope, I was able to inspire you a little to pull out your Dusty Attic supplies. Don't forget to share with us what you all create. If you play along our monthly challenge, you might win the $100 gift voucher to the Dusty Attic website    10685324_1076699315707959_786850386954710345_n  
  -- Regards, Rajni Chawla Passionately

Thursday 25 August 2016

Special Card by Marta Lapkowska

Hello my sweet friends,

It's Marta Lapkowska here. Today I have some cute mixed media project for you.
This make is quite easy but I do love it.
I need to admit that a pretty chipboard made my card!

I used Paisley #3 chipboard which is trully beautiful!

Additionally I added Scroll Set #1 chipboard too.

Those are perfect chipboards for any mixed media work. Those are great quality and very thick which allow us to add different kinds of art mediums.

I have a full process video for you. I will walk you through my tutorial and explain all step by step. I hope you will find this video inspirational and helpful.

Sending you my hugs, Marta xx

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Croatia - Heather McMahon

Hello all. My apologies for being absent from this blog for a while. I had a wonderful overseas trip - you'll be seeing a lot of holiday pics for a while!

I must admit, I missed my scrapping! I'm back into it again now and everything seems fresh and inspiring.

This is the first layout I've made since I returned and I created it just for the fun of it. As usual, my Dusty Attic chippies and paints were the first products I turned to.

I don't know if it's a reflection of all the gorgeous colours I've seen on my trip but I seem to be even more obsessed with colour than ever. I didn't think it was possible to be more obsessed than I already was! I've concentrated on colour and texture on this page, keeping embellishments simple. Having said that, the piece of the large Dusty Attic Chevron Panel is a feature and draws a strong focus to the photo.

I painted the Polaroid Frame roughly with Soot and Navajo White paint. My favourite piece on the whole page is the Mini Heart Button. These always seem to add that special something to any page!

Dusty Attic products used:
Large Chevron Panel DA1066

Polaroid Frames DA0932

Mini Heart Buttons DA0682

Dusty in Colour Paint 
in Soot and Navajo White

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon