Tuesday 30 October 2018

The Good Life - Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome. 
Today I have a project created some time ago actually whilst I was travelling around New Zealand on holidays. I had only a few things with me so I popped off to a dollar shop and pick up a cake board for a canvas. I have never done a round layout before but I really did enjoy the change.
This is "The Good Life" .

I have used a portrait 4 x 6 photo of my gorgeous daughter from a trip to the beach with the dogs one day. I took many photos this day but this is a favourite from this trip. So I decided to use the colours from her clothing to start my project. I primed my background and then painted it with the Dusty Attic Dusty in Colour Acrylics that I have listed below for you. I then layered over some Dusty Attic Texture Paste and left it to dry. Once dry I painted again with the acrylic paints using less this time around. Then I covered the cake board with Crackle Texture Paste and left it over night to dry entirely.

While I was at the dollar store in NZ I found this cool webbing from the Halloween section. Perfect as it looks similar to fish netting. I added some of this to my layout first then my sanded photo. Around the photo I started layering. My first piece of chipboard was the small seagrass which you will see at the right of the photo. This was inked with Walnut stain Distress Ink and then painted with the acrylic paints very randomly.

I then worked my way around adding a new favourite the layered flourish. This was dressed as previously mentioned with the seagrass. You can see above the close-up photo of this piece. It is a stunning piece don't you think?

I used the Tab "The Good Life" for my title sitting on its side over the flourish.

And then I cut the medium Ships wheel in half and Crackle and then painted this piece and tucked it in at the side under the Seagrass.

Couldn't help but use a little wheel too ! They are just cute!!


And my gorgeous flowers that I have used as below:

So there you go! 
I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I did creating it.
Until next time take care and big hugs .

Teen x

Monday 29 October 2018

OCTOBER NEW RELEASE - (With a BONUS BUNDLE offer for Wholesale customers)

I've been busy designing this latest release and have over 50 NEW designs. Check out our SUPER VALUE OFFER below. We have new beach designs, Christmas frames, flourishes and postmarks, new fancy frames, foliage and brand new Geo Tribal Arrows and Motifs. There are more designs for the ever popular industrial range including twisted iron, dragonflies and some minis of our very popular blueprint words. Here are just a few pics of the new designs and all of our NEW release can be found here.
Remember we ship WORLDWIDE and the new designs are
available for retail and wholesale customers.


Check out our new Geo Tribal Arrows and Motifs (more online)
For those of you that love everything pretty you can't go past these gorgeous new frames.There are more NEW frames on our website.

and the ever popular industrial NEW designs.


Everyone loves foliage and here are the new additions to our foliage family (more online)


Here are some new Christmas designs. You can find all of our Christmas chippy right here


You can order directly from our website or if you are a shop we offer wholesale accounts too. If you have any queries you can contact us at info@dustyattic.com.au. Remember we ship WORLDWIDE and have a SUPER VALUE OFFER for our wholesale customers when you order our special new release bundle below. You will SAVE a MASSIVE 20% off! For our retail customers you have the chance to win the whole new release! Go to our facebook page for more details on how to win this amazing prize!

Love Jen xxx
Owner and Creative Director
Dusty Attic

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and all the NEW releases can be found here


#Blessed - Mary Tzalla

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Today I'm back with a new layout based on our October's Moodboard. Lots of beautiful chipboards and flowers on the earthy tones of orange, brown ad teal makes my layout look more autumnal and warm.

I got inspired by the leaves, the nature and as I said before the colors.

 I used a 7dots studio paper for my background and I created texture with some modeling paste and a stencil. Then I added color with some Lindy's sprays.

Then, I painted the ''Mystic Frame #1'' and the chipboards from the ''Wood Slices'' and the ''Drift Wood #2'' with the Finnabair Rustic Brown acrylic paint and then I sprayed them with the Lindy's Cattail Copper Brown and the Bayou Boogie Gold sprays.

I continued by painting the title from the ''Hashtag Sayings'' set with the Finnabair Sparks Ginger Magic paint.

 When everything was glued down I added some mica flakes and made some splatters with with ink.

Dusty Attic chipboards used:

Well my friends, that is
all from me today.

 Thank you for stopping by!