Saturday 30 June 2018

Always Together - Patricia Basson

It may be the end of the Financial Year but you still have time to enter the Mood Board challenge! 
It doesn't close until Mid-night 

This is a very special photo of me and Missy...Building fond memories while we still can... The colours and overall feeling of the Dusty Attic Mood board for this month just suited this photo so well. Loved the rich, muted colours and the laces. I used two off-white card stocks, distressed and punched the top one. Used Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink to chalk the edges and do some stamping. 
For the background work I sprayed with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stain, Down the Rabbit Hole Lindy's Spray and Chalk Grey Mist from 13Arts. I did some stencil work using the Lace stencil from Dusty with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Also some Graphite Texture paste with the Distressed Diamond Stencil.

The Title and little Hearts from the Hearts attack Border were coloured with Antique Brilliance Waxes, Fire Ruby.

The frames were inked with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks. Then some Clear Crackle Varnish was added. After it dried, I added some Chalk Grey Mist and lastly a random rubbing with White Gold Metallique Wax. The lace, lace flowers and Gauss was also inked with 13 Arts Chalk Grey.

To mimic the Lace doily in the Photo, I used a wire Heart Doily from my stash that I altered using the Fire Ruby wax. I also took inspiration from the embossed Thimbles...I covered the Wings and inside of the Heart Frame with sticky Foil, embossed them with an embossing folder and rubbed Fire Ruby Wax on them. On the raised embossing I rubbed some of the White Gold Wax.

Please do visit the Dusty Attic Online Shop where these products and many newly added designs are available...Hope to see your creations with our Mood board challenge next month...Remember, there are two $50 Gift Vouchers to spend in the shop up for grabs!!! 

I put down my book, 
"The Meaning of Zen",
 and see the cat smiling into her fur
as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. 
"Cat, I would lend you this book to study 
but it appears you have already read it."
 She looks up 
and gives me her full gaze. 
"Don't be ridiculous," 
she purrs,
 "I wrote it." 
~Dilys Laing, "Miao"~

Friday 29 June 2018

#Adorable - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge.  One of the many things I love about chipboard is that it's a fabulous way to create a relatively quick and easy layout.  Most of the creative time spent on this layout was in altering the chipboard pieces, the rest was tearing my papers, layering my elements and finishing off with a touch of glitter glass/microbead mix and a few flowers.


 I was inspired by the metallic items, scroll accents, lace and colour palette.

To alter my chipboard pieces, I coated them with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paints.

The #Sayings word and Love You Arrow chipboard pieces were then sprinkled with Emerald Creek Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder, heat set, then highlighted with touches of Little Birdie Silver Oak metallic paint

 I also used the Emerald Creek Embossing Powder, on the Decorative Scroll #1 under pieces to add a touch of texture.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Prima and Kaisercraft pp's
Prima die cuts
Petaloo Flowers
Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint - Silver Charm, Silver Oak
Emerald Creek Baked Textures Embossing Powder - Rocky Road
Glitter Glass Microbead Mix
Lace Flowers

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

Thursday 28 June 2018

My Sunshine - Tina Ollett

 A very big welcome my Dusty Attic friends.
Tina Ollett here with you today to share a project created recently showcasing a whole lot of gorgeously beautiful Dusty Attic.

It is titled "My Sunshine" and was inspired by a photo taken down at Redcliffe whilst we were making a visit to see some friends for coffee and milkshakes.

This project was originally going to be very shabby chic until I come across this photo with the rustic rocks that my daughter was sitting upon for the photo. Once I spyed these, the project automatically changed up to a rustic grungy kind of project which I totally miss doing.

I started my project off by layering papers from Maja Design and then primed my background to fix it. Dusty Attic Texture paste was used throught the Threaded Bead Stencil to create a little texture going across my page following the stripes from the papers that I used.

My colours from these rocks can be seen within the Leafy Stem #5 that I have dressed with differing layers of mediums. Firstly Rust Paste in the browns and reds, and then some Dusty Attic acrylic's as listed below.

I love how the large seashell as seen above here turned out. It was dressed similarly to the leaves but less emphasis on the browns. They were placed on lastly to highlight the blue and orange tints.

I also coloured some of my pretty florals as you can see above . The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paints are fantastic for this. But ensure never to use too much and do several layers of coverage. A good quality paper flower will always allow for any mediums.

And a yummy view of the Swirly Frame that I used on this project. 

It was cut into a few pieces before it was placed on my project to help frame my photo in a different way. This chipboard piece I have used many times over ( a sure favourite), but I always like to change the chipboard placement to give a different take on the piece.

Below I have made a full list of all the Dusty Attic pieces used for this project. Just click on the link below each chipboard design and it will take you directly to the website for more information.

 Dusty Attic Swirly Frame


                            Texture Paste

Thank you for making the visit here today.
Until next time take care and happy crafting. 

Hugs Teen xo