Sunday 29 April 2018

A Moment Captured and We must have Adventures - Cathy Cafun - April Mood Board Inspiration


Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How fresh and pretty is the colour palette!!

"A Moment Captured"

I took inspiration from the colour palette and the floral accents of this month's Mood Board.

I started by stenciling my background with Dusty Attic Bedazzled Stencil and white texture paste.  Once dry I misted around the stenciled design with yellow mist.

How gorgeous are the new Fancy Frames chipboard designs!!  I altered them and the Mystic Flourishes by first coating with gesso and then coating with white Liquid Pearls to add textured glossiness.

Another of the fabulous new release chippies are the Impact Titles... so many to choose from!!  I have used "a moment captured" which I altered by coating with cobalt archival ink, then inking over the top with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans.
The fern leaf chipboard pieces were altered with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peeled Paint, then a coat of Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.

Why not pop in to the Dusty Attic Website to check out all the gorgeous new release chippies.

Other Product Used:
Prima, Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft pp's
Prima flowers
Uniquely Creative flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans
Kaisercraft yellow mist
Prima Modelling Paste
Couture Creations 3D Liquid Pearls - Snow

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Cathy here today sharing a vintage steampunk layout inspired by the gorgeous new industrial chipboard designs from Dusty Attic.

"We Must Have Adventures"

 I am in love with the new industrial chipboard designs, which are perfect for masculine or feminine grunge/vintage themed layouts and just the thing for steampunk inspired creations.

I came across this eye-catching steampunk photo on Pinterest, which was the inspiration for my layout.. isn't he just dashing!!

Going through my considerable stash of papers I found some old vintage Bo Bunny and Prima papers which I tore to keep to my theme, then added a bit of stamping on my background with Kaisercraft crackle texture stamp... one of my all time favourites and fabulous for vintage/grunge.

To alter my chipboard pieces I coated with DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost, then highlighted areas with Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre and Prima Art Alchemy Rich Copper Metallique Wax.  I adore metallic pastes, they are are quick and easy way to alter your chipboard pieces to give them a WOW factor!!

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Bo Bunny, Prima & Crate Paper pp's
Graphic 45 diecuts
Kaisercraft sticker sheet
Kaisercraft texture stamp - crackle
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost and Cosmic Blue
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Love your Smile - Belinda Spencer - April Mood bard Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share my take on the fabulous April mood board.

'Love Your Smile'

For my layout I searched through my photo stash and came across this photo I snapped of my son in his new pyjamas. That photo just wanted to be paired with the BRAND NEW RELEASE Physics Symbols chipboard pieces. I LOVE these new chippies! They remind me of 'The Big Bang Theory' which is one of our favourite shows.

I wanted to create a little bit of a starry night sky in the background so I gave my white cardstock a thin coat of clear gesso before scribbling a blue Faber-Castell Gelato over the top. I spritzed some water over the top and then used a soft, wet paintbrush to blend and spread the colour.

Once dry, I placed the Keyboard Jumble Stencil over the top and swiped some texture paste over it. When that was completely dry, I used a white Posca Paint Pen to colour over some of the numbers/symbols to make them a crisper white.

And because I am all for 'fuss-free' altering of my chipboard, I also used Posca Paint Pens in a bright yellow and blue to colour the chipboard pieces. Paint pens are such an easy way to colour chipboard and you don't have to wash any brushes! That is my favourite part!!

I coloured the title and the page tab with a white paint pen. Too easy!

Dusty Attic products used:

I hope you are feeling inspired to give this fabulous mood board challenge a go this month. I would love to see your beautiful project featuring amazing Dusty Attic products.


Saturday 28 April 2018

Treasure the little Moments - Nicole Doiron - April Mood Board Inspiration

Good day to all you Dusty FANattics out there!

Nicole here with you today to share a brand new layout
featuring gorgeous Dusty Attic designs and inspired
by the fabulous beautifully blue mood board!

Here is once again that gorgeous April mood board that will be sure to inspire you too:

Now let's take a look at some details...

I have to say that at first I was a bit scared of the colours in the mood board. As much as I love them together, I have to say that I do not often scrap in yellow although I did happen to use it several times on my projects of the last several weeks.

I found the perfect papers in my stash from the BoBunny Provence collection. I started off with adding design and texture on my background with the pretty Damask 2 stencil. I started off using the stencil with ink and then added another layer with modeling paste creating a cool layered effect.

The title Treasure the Little Moments seemed perfect for this picture of me and my fur baby.
On it, I made some ombre with different shades of blue embossing powders.

On the image below you can see one of the several new Fancy Frames available on the Dusty Attic website. I simply covered it with snow white embossing powder.

I wanted to capture the country feel of the board so I added doilies and fussy cut birdies, and of course lots and lots of blue and yellow flowers. The Page Pebble and the Quoted Sentiment I dabbed with dark blue ink, then dabbed it with a little white paint and added another lighter shade of blue ink.

Sugar the cat loves birds... well... she would love to eat them anyway... so I thought that I would add this beautiful Birdcage. Dusty Attic has various birdcages in their collection, each one as beautiful as the other. This one, #4,  has to be my favorite.

This turned out to be a very shabby chic layout, perfect for me and my shabby chic kitty!

Here are the Dusty Attic products used:

Fancy Frames #4 - DA1981
Birdcage #6 - DA0714
Flourish #9 - DA1944
Treasure the Little Moments - DA1606
Quoted Sentiments #1 - DA1568
Page Pebbles #3 - DA1107
Damask #2 - DA1707

Like what you see?  Visit me at Scrap-Utopia to see more!

And make sure to join in on all the inspiration on the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Exquisite - Mary Catt - Mood Board inspiration

 Hello dear friends!

Today, I would like to share with you my layout inspired from that gorgeous moodboard.

I got inspired by the beautiful photos and the colors. I really loved the blue, yellow and white combinaton. It's so inspiring! Don't you agree?

Here are some detailed photos...

 I used the ''Twilight'' paper from the ''Hazy Days'' 7dots Studio collection. I created texture by applying
modeling paste
through a stencil. I made some stamping here and
there and
continued by coloring my page with the ''Afternoon Delight Denim''

Lindy's spray.

I painted the pieces from the ''Lattice Small'' chipboard and the word title from the ''Mini Words #3'' with the Finnabair ''Pure Sunshine'' acrylic paint

 The chippies from the ''Foliage #12'' were also painted with the Sparks ''Fairy Wings'' acrylic paint.

 As a final touch I added art stones along with some ''Peacock Green'' glass beads and made splatters with white acrylic ink.


Dusty attic products used:

Thank you for stopping by.