Sunday 1 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2017.
This year is going to be super amazing
We have a few changes to our Ultra talented Design Team, first off we are saying a few "see ya soon" as some of the 2016 Team are taking a break from Scrapping due to family, holiday and work commitments but they will be back ....
either later on this year or even 2018. 
Helena Johanson
Heather McMahon

Heather Jacob
And we say farewell to Valia due to illness, our Grecian goddess has finished all of her DT commitments including Dusty Attic.

Valia Katzaki  

We also say farewell and thank you for being part of our 2016 Team to Maggie and Rajni.
Maggie Armstrong
Rajni Chawla
So the 2017 TEAM is ...

Owner and Designer of Dusty Attic (lovingly known as "the boss")
Jennifer Hedger

Design Team Co-ordinator
Jen Burns

Returning DT Members

Amy  Voorthuis
Cathy Cafun
Joanne Bain
Lisa Gregory 
Patricia Basson
Rachelle Sigurdson 

Tina Ollett

Also returning this year but as  CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR's 
Gabbrielle Pollacco
Marta Lapkowska

Joining our Design Team for the very first time
(and we are so excited!)
 Fiona Paltridge  

Gerry Van Gent 

Nadya Drozdova

Sanderijn de Bruin

 Valerie Ouellet 
Also joining us this year as a CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR
Stacey Young


Challenge this year as well
Em Stafrace from
The Nifty Pixel so kindly did a whole year of sketches for us, combined with a colour themed Mood Board you can create what your heart desires.
Choose from the combination of the Sketch and Mood Board, Mood Board only or the Sketch only
to win a $100 gift voucher to the  Dusty Attic website  
just add your link to the right hand side of the blog.
Again the only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard in your creation.

Rachelle has this amazing layout to share with you for inspiration.

Hello, we are now into a new year, "2017", so of course, there is now a new challenge "Mood Board with a sketch!

The Beautiful Mood Board & Sketch

You can use the sketch and, or the mood pallet!
The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is 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 of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Ornate Frame #6
Ornate Frame #6
Decorative Frame #1
Decorative Frame #1
Layered Corners
Layered Corners
mini Marrakesh Trellis
mini Marrakesh Trellis
Tropical Foliage #1
Tropical Foliage #1
Flower Buds #2
Flower Buds #2
Branches and Berries
Branches and Berries
Mini Holly #2  10pk
Mini Holly
Hashtag Sayings #2
Hashtag Sayings #2
Bubbles Stencil
Bubbles Stencil
Dusty in Colour Oceania
Dusty in Colour Oceania
The 49 and Market used:
Seeds of Love VA 4512 B
Vintage Artistry-Seeds of Love
Garden Bloom Dusty Shale
Garden Bloom-Dusty Shale
Garden Bloom Alabaster
Garden Bloom-Alabaster
Multi Blue BM-85120
Basic Flowers-Multi Blue
Basics Roses White
Roses White

Other elements used: Prima Snowflake texture, glass glitter-pearl, say it in crystals, clear crackle paint, prills, beads, LuminArt-Heavenly white,liquid pearls-robins egg,translucent paste,  cheese cloth ribbon
Shows stencil work using the DA bubble stencil, & translucent paste. Once the paste died I painted the stencil work with the LuminArt-Heavenly white H20. I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, except for the snowflakes & Icicles I primed them with white gesso....

I painted most of the chipboard with clear crackle, then once the crackle dried, I painted the pieces with the LuminArt-Heavenly White, or the liquid pearls-robins egg...I also painted the flowers with the heavenly white, for shimmer...
I applied the snow texture (using a brush), & sprinkled on glass glitter on to the wet glitter. I did this on to some areas of the chipboard & on to the flowers...
Here are some more close ups...

Thank you so much for taking the time to look & I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with, with this months challenge. All the best for 2017....Rachelle

TOMORROW we will reveal who won the December Mood Board Challenge and there was also a prize for whomever entered the most during 2016, this prize will also be revealed in the next week.

In the mean time hope you enjoy your New Years Day and if you get some creating time give the new challenge a go and also have a look at "The Nifty Pixel".


  1. Wow, what an amazing line-up of designers! Huge congrats to all these amazing designers! I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring on the Dusty Attic blog. Gorgeous lay-out too, Rachelle!
    I wish you all an amazing 2017 with lots of health, love and creativity!

  2. Happy new year :) beautiful layout and a great new challenge!

  3. Happy New Year to all, I am excitied to see the creativity from the DT and bid a fond farewell to those venturing on to other creative endeavors. A special farewell to Valia who's inspriation and artistry is top notch!

    Beautiful lauyout Rachelle.

  4. Wow happy new year to all the DT members I always wants to do participate in ur challenge

  5. Woohoo! Looks fabulous ladies! I'm looking forward to joining back in the fun at a later time!

  6. Congratulations to the new team and all the returning members!!! It will be an amazing year, I'm so sure of that! And thank you Jen for the "Greek Goddess", you put a smile on my face! Should things get better, Dusty will be my first choice! I love you all so much!

  7. What an amazing and talented team! Congrats to all!

  8. I must say dustyattic u have gem's of craft in ur DT team,may b my work is not match with this month them but I would still wants to share my work with ur talented n my favorite DT members because they r so inspirational for me

  9. Anxious to see the gorgeous, inspirational creations from this fabulous team!

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