Sunday 30 October 2016

Dare to Dream - Amy Voorthuis

Goodmorning lovelies, 
Today I would like to share another layout created with some amazing chipboard pieces by "The Dusty Attic" which are by far my favorite chipboard there are in this industry. I just love that Indian Arrow so much..... This time I used the pretty "French Riviera"collection by Prima Marketing and a lovely picture of my aunt when she was just a little girl look at that phone....we can't imagine that now right? with all the moblie stuff nowadays......   

Dare to Dream: 
As you see here I placed the word "dream"on that arrow which I first decorated with some treat.....I cut of the s from the word dream because of my tittle Dare to Dream.....Don't you just love the bubbles you can do so much with them here I just colored them with pretty Dusty Attic acrylic paint and added some gems of the same collection. 

This is a very simple layout for me because I only sprayed some ink and stamped on it and that's it I didn't use any paste and other mixed media stuff here. Don't you just love how the burlap flowers compliment the chipboard pieces?  

I really enjoy using the text tabs & tags because you can tug them in anywhere you'd like like I did here next to my picture and underneath my flower cluster. The buckle is a little something extra I added to make it more vintage. 

The Dusty Attic products used:

Saturday 29 October 2016

Sweet Memories - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone,

Cathy here today sharing a layout which was inspired by the gorgeous Prima foil accented pp from the Rossibelle Collection, and which in turn inspired me to create with the oh so pretty Heart Attack Panel and beautiful script words from the Word Pack #32 chippies, along with the lovely fern like leaves from the Foliage#4 chipboard pack as well as a few other Dusty Attic chippies and mediums.

"Sweet Memory"
To create some softness and a bit of contrast for all the pink tones, I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste on my background, by applying with a palette knife.

To help convey the love Brittany has for our furbaby 'Finn' I used the sweet little hearts from the small Heart Attack Panel
I cut the hearts from the panel into smaller sections and painted them with Dusty Attic Dusty Pink acrylic paint mixed with a bit of Dusty Attic Cranberry acrylic paint, then randomly applied gold microbeads with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish to add texture and tie in with the gold foil fussy cut accents.

For a little contrast I painted leaves from the Foliage #4 pack by mixing a little Dusty Attic Pesto acrylic paint into Dusty Attic Jungle Green acrylic paint and tucked them in amongst my flower clusters long with a few of the small blooms from the Dusty in Bloom Evening Blush flower pack.
I really love the script words, such a gorgeous font!!  I have used the 'sweet' and 'memory' words from the Word Pack #32 to create my title, which I painted with Dusty Attic Cranberry acrylic paint mixed with a hint of the Dusty Attic Dusty Pink acrylic paint.
I love using quotes to convey a sentiment, and the Quoted Sentiments #1 chippies are just perfect if you are not into journaling on your pages.  I have used one from the pack which says 'the best thing to hold onto in life is each other" and also a cute 'adore' tag from the Word Tags #1 which I inked in Aloe Vera Versamagic. 

wall hanging by Lisa Gregory - Mood Board inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers.  I simply adore the color palette in the Mood Board this month. I knew exactly what paper I would use, and exactly what Dusty Attic chipboard and paint I would use, I knew I wanted a set of small frames, and frilly swirls lighten up the design. Adding some beautiful Dusty Attic blooms added to the feminine charm for my 3 panel photo display piece.

This is a closeup of the top piece in the 3 panel display. All of the Dusty Attic chipboard that was used in this project was painted with Dusty In Colour Cashmere, dried, then Faded Denim was lightly dabbed on the pieces. When they were completely dried, the Clear Crackle Varnish was brushed on generously.

This is a closeup of the middle piece in the 3 panel display.

This is a closeup of the bottom piece in the 3 panel display.The piece are held together with small book rings in an antiqued bronze finish.  I just punched holes through the cardboard.

In this closeup, you can appreciate the layers on the panels. All of the paper was mounted on corrugated cardboard. I left it in the raw form to give the piece some warmth against the gray in the paper, and lets the yellow just pop off the page.

I printed up some butterflies from my digital files, cut them out, rubbed on some Stickles for some sparkle and randomly adhered a couple of them to each of the 3 panels.

I found these great decorative hangers from Anna Griffin. This one was perfect to hang and display my sweet photos of my granddaughter.

Thank you for joining me today. Wouldn't it be awesome to win some Dusty Attic product? Join us this month for the Mood Board Challenge and give it a try!! And come visit the Dusty Attic Blog often to get some fabulous inspiration form the amazing Design Team!!

Dusty Attic Products Used:

Monday 24 October 2016

Hello Dusty Attic fans! 

It's Valia Katzaki here to show you a mixed media notebook I created from scratch. It is meant to be a color chart for my ever-growing stash of mists and media

I cut thick chipbaord at the desired size and painted it with black gesso. I then applied DA texture paste over the Butterfly stencil and glued my title, frame and flowers. All of them were given an extra coat of black gesso. When completely dry, I sprayed my cover with mists made with Finnabair mica powders. I dried thorougly and then painted my title with black gesso to highlight it. 

Some close ups

Dusty Attic products used

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Sunday 23 October 2016

All Smiles - Joanne Bain

 Joanne here with you today sharing a page that started off being inspired by the yellow in the October Moodboard but ended up leading down another path and turned a little grungy. I have been experimenting adding patterned paper to my pages, while still trying to keep lots of white space.
 Anyways here is my page.
 'All Smiles'
 I layered lots of Dusty chippy to create the main cluster. In there you will find, swirly vines, seagrass and multiple cogs. To frame my photo I chose to use the smaller Antique Frame from the set. I didn't alter any of the chippy this time, I simply painted all with black gesso and then coloured with Sunshine and Rust Mica powders.
 In the background for added texture I have added cheesecloth, bronze micro beads and some very old 7 Dots 9th wave patterned paper.
 Dusty Attic
 Materials List
 DA0001 Cogs #1
 DA06212 Swirly Vine #2
 DA0232 Jumbo Cogs
 DA1506 Seagrass #2
  DA1294 Police #4
 DA1563 Antique Frame
 DA1388 Mini Captions #9
 Come visit my blog - Scrappin For Me

Saturday 22 October 2016

You are Loved - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi everyone,

It's Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's Mood Board from Dusty Attic.


I was so taken with the bold colours of this month's Mood Board that I didn't really go beyond that, but there are so many ways to be inspired, like the pretty patterns, collection of shapes and textures as well as the beautiful quote... so many possibilities!! 

"You Are Loved"

 I started by going through my considerable stash of pp's to pick out some pretty papers in yellow and grey and white, only using the black for accents to give a fresh feel to my layout.

 How pretty is the Swirly Heart Chippie!!  To create the soft yellow to alter my chippies, I have mixed the Cashmere Dusty Colour with a little bit of Sunshine Dusty Colour. Once dry, I coated with the Dusty Clear Crackle Medium.  Before painting the heart I cut the tail section off to use in the little cluster on the top right.  

The tail section of the Swirly Heart Chippie was painted with the soft yellow and Soot Dusty Colour, then the yellow sections were coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

My title was created by using one of the pretty script words from the Word Pack #33 and a stamp. I painted the 'loved' script word in soft yellow then coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

To add a bit of contrast and draw the eye to my photo I used one of the Whimsy Frames from the #4 pack and painted it with Soot Dusty Colour.

  I just adore the Floral Corners Chippie... it's so beautiful, and I can see this one will become a firm favourite.  I only needed to use one of the pieces from the pack which I cut into two sections, to flow diagonally across my page.

I painted the leaf sections in Alabaster Dusty Colour and the flower sections in soft yellow, then coated with Dusty Clear Gloss Varnish.  To add a bit of texture I adhered white seed beads to my flower centres using the Clear Gloss Varnish and allowed to dry a little, then dabbed over with a little more Clear Varnish to make sure the beads are securely fixed.

To add a little more dimension to my chippies, I adhered some pretty Manor House Creations and Green Tara flowers with a few paper leaves. Finally I added a pretty butterfly from the Flutterbies #3 pack which I painted yellow, coated with Clear Gloss Varnish and topped with a metal bead.


Dusty in Colour
Alabaster - 

Other Product Used:
Authentique and Little Yellow Bicycle pp's
book paper
Manor House Creations flowers
Green Tara mini blossoms
Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain
Lindys Stamp Gang Steel Shimmer Starburst Mist
Clear Stamp
Ranger Black Archival Ink
seed beads
metal floral bead
paper leaves

I am looking forward to seeing how you are all inspired by this month's Mood Board Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy Cafun xx