Monday 30 July 2018

Design Team information, Michelle Carrick and Valeria Ouellett - Mood Board inspiration

Its finally here, a Dusty Attic Design Team call for the year 2019. 

The call is for world wide designers no matter your passion, layouts, altered art, mixed media, ATC's or Journals, anything you can create to showcase Dusty Attic products.

What we are looking for:

• Designers who can create 2 projects each month using Dusty Attic supplies & prepare blog post for these with close ups of your work and share tips and tricks.

• Designers with an active blog, Face book page and Instagram presence.

• Designers who are committed to promote Dusty Attic brand through all social media forums.

• Commitment for a 6 month term.

• Designers who are able to create projects within deadlines (you will have your dates set each month in advance)
Your Commitments:

• Submit 2 projects every month. One of which is based on the monthly challenge which will be supplied ahead of time. 

• Create projects within deadline that will be given to you (same date each month).

• List all the Duty Attic products used in the project with appropriate links to our online store.

• Your blog posts should be informative, detailed with step by step images and tutorial.
(Video will be an added advantage but not required).
• Share your Dusty Attic posts on your personal blog and social media.
.• Join & promote our Facebook main page and "FANattics" page & social media accounts. 

What will you received from being a Dusty Attic DT Member?

• An amazing  DT pack full of great products of past and new releases

• Online store discount to add to your packs if you wish 

• Your projects splattered across all of the Dusty Attic social media  platforms and blogging world.

• Opportunity to put forward any ideas you have with an amazing team of like minded people.

This DT Call is open to Designers from all around the World.
If this is just what you have been waiting for and chipboard is your passion then send your details to:
 Use Design Team Call and your name in the subject line
In the email please include
1. Name, address & contact number.

2. Two completed projects using Dusty Attic chipboard.

3. Links to your blog, Facebook page and Instagram accounts.

4. Tell us a little about yourself and your area of expertise and why you would be a great addition to the team.

Entries close at midnight Perth WA time on August the 21st 2018. You will be notified via email about your submission

Have Fun and Good Luck everyone 


#SELFIE - Michelle Carrick

morning fellow scrappers!

this months Teal and Red mood board, 
took me completely out of my comfort zone.
These are not the colours I would normally scrap, 
what a fantastic challenge!

This is my selfie queen daughter (Meghan), 
who got me to pose with her, just for a change!

For the back ground I used the stencil Distressed Grid with a mixture of Clover and Mint Green inks, as well as on the the two Tags. 

For the Red tag I used Glimmer mist Cherry spray. Once dry I stamped ruler stamp.

For the Titles I used and chippie, 
I painted with Candied Apple and I painted the
dry wall tape as well.
I also
used butterfly ribbon, Black thread, Prima and hand made flowers.

Products used:

I really hope I inspire someone, to step out of there comfort zone!
Happy Scrapping


CELEBRATE THIS - Valerie Ouelett

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy today to share a layout with the Dusty Attic products. 

I primed my paper with clear gesso and I added 2 colors of Lindy's stamp gang spray. 
Once it dried, I added modeling paste with Dusty Attic script stencil.

 I embossed the chipboards with gold and white embossing powder.

Dusty Attic products used:


Sunday 29 July 2018

Apple of my Eye - Tina Ollett - Mood Board Inspiration

Welcome back friends.
I'm back to share another project with you! This time around I have created with reds and which better collection to used other than the gorgeous Cottage Life.

This is "Apple of my eye".....

I drew inspiration this month from the gorgeous Dusty Attic moodboard challenge.
I absolutely love the colours in this but have to admit that I really do struggle using red. But I gave it a go by breaking up the red with a lot of new release Dusty Attic chipboards and blue shades of Botanicals from 49andMarket.

As I mentioned I have used papers from the Cottage Life collection. I have always loved these papers but had never really ever just used a red as a background.  The colours of the moodboard is red red red with a splash of blues and greens. So with this I went ahead layered my papers Rooster Row and Watering the garden. The torn pieces of Watering the garden were laid over Rooster Row and adhered. I tucked in a portrait photo of my youngest girl from a time when she used to love skateboarding on our tennis court. The moment I captured this favourite I knew it was always going to be a favourite memory. And just looking at it reminds me of the fun she would have.
I used some acrylic paints to highlight the outline and and areas of my layout. I also did a little splattering of diluted Oceania Blue to break up the red!

Rooster Row

Watering the garden

To help coordinate my layout I added in lots of new release Dusty Attic chipboards. These were dressed with Crackle texture paints, inks and acrylic paints.

I was lucky enought to receive a new package of goodies from the Dusty Attic this week. And I have to say Miss Jennifer has outdone herself. So I have used a lot but who wouldn't..... they are just divine. I firstly used the Decorative Hinges #3 combined with the oh so yummy chipboard script. 

I used two packs of the script and cut them up and run them vertically down the page. 

And below you can see how I have used the Windows and shutters. These are just too cute.

And to further embellish this project I have used lots of 49andMarket flowers. The Botanical Potourri's have been a big favourite of mine. And the Marina colour I loooooove !! I also used some of the leaves from this pack to add in a little of the green found in the moodboard. 

                   BP-87117 Botanical Potpourri - Marina 


I have added in some of the larger Botanical Blends in Blue. Some have been cut in half to go further. And of course some of the older style Vintage Shades to give my project a boost of blue.

Vintage Shades - Blue Blossoms VS-87162-Vintage-Shades-Potpourri-Blue 


I have also popped in some distressed sections of white cheesecloth and vine strands from my fibre collection.

And below you can see the Iron Garnish I have used to support my photo and hinges. This is an all time favourite chipboard piece. I will be using this one until the cows come home so to speak.

Thanks for stopping in and remember you can enter to win one of two $50 vouchers 

Tina Ollett

Beautiful Moments - Mary Catt - Mood Board Inspiration


Hello everyone!

Mary here with you today sharing my layout which was made for our July's moodboard. 
The red and blue combination along with the vintage photos inspired me to create a colorful layout using some of the new chipboards which was released in June.

Here are some detailed photos...

For my background, I used Maja Design papers and created texture by applying
modeling paste
through a stencil. Because I wanted some contrast, I added some graphite paste with the ''ABC Stencil''. Then, I added color with a Lindy's Gang spray.

 I continued by painting the ''Ornate Motifs #1'' with the Finnabair ''Deep Waters'' acrylic paint

 The ''Iron Accents #1'' and the ''Iron Garnish #5''
were also
painted with the Finnabair ''Royal Red'' acrylic paint. The two title words are from the ''Wordpl@y #2 BLACK'' set.

When everything was glued down I added some Dusty in Bloom ''Blue Bonnet''.

To finish, I added some art stones and made splatters with white gesso.

Dusty attic products used:

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Saturday 28 July 2018

Love for all seasons - Nadya Drozdova - Mood Board Inspriation

Hello Dusty attic fans! Here is Nadya Drozdova sharing with you my take on July mood board.
 Red and teal combo not the easiest color combination for me, but it is always interesting to think out of the box. I created a LO using some old papers and flowers by Prima marketing. I covered my chipboard with Patina effect paste and some of them with embossing powder. Sometimes I use negatives from chipboards in my projects, because some of them looks really interesting. 
Hope you enjoy my creation. Wish you happy crafting!

July 2018 Mood Board

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Image 1

Nadya Drozdova