Thursday 31 January 2019

Sweetness - Nicole Doiron - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Nicole with you today to share my January Mood Board project!

This is the truly gorgeous mood board that Dusty Attic had to offer you this month:

I also based my layout design on this beautiful sketch designed by the fabulous Jen Hedger, also owner of Dusty Attic.

As you can see, I was mostly inspired by the colour palette in the mood board.

I chose the word Sweetness from the Word Pack #20 which is so fitting for this layout of my darling furbaby whose name is Sugar.

I thought it would be really cute to add a couple Skeleton Fish Bones, mini and regular size.

I also lined up some pieces of the Heart Attack Border #1 covered with embossing powder.

On the background, you can see some stenciling using the Squared stencil which I used with acrylic paint over some blue misting.

I really love using arrows on my pages and the new Tribal Arrows in the Dusty Attic collection are absolutely fabulous. I covered this one from the Set #2 as well as the Heart Arrows #2 with light aqua embossing powder. I did the same to the Fans #2 which I used as flowers. I really love them!

Finally, I painted over the Wordplay #4 and the Page Pebbles #3 with beige acrylic paint and then filled in the letters with a fine tip black marker. And in case you were wondering, the cute little cat badges are from Cuts2luv.

Don't you agree that Sugar is sweetness galore?!

Now, let's take a look at the Dusty Attic products used.


Heart Attack Border #1 - DA1205
Skeleton Fish Bones - DA2189
Skeleton Fish Bones Mini - DA2190
Tribal Arrows #2 - DA2264
Heart Arrows #2 - DA1026
Fans #2 - DA1928
Page Pebbles #3 - DA1107
Wordplay #4 - DA1647
Word Pack #20 - DA1276

Squared - DA1316

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Life is good at the Beach - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board inspiration

Hello everyone!

I am back with another layout inspired by the beautiful January mood board and also the week 1 sketch designed by Jennifer Hedger. 
These are photos of my son and daughter-in-law and sweet little granddaughter during their December 2017 vacation. I love beach layouts and Dusty Attic has the most beautiful beach theme chippies. I used the Set Sail Collection pattern paper from Celebr8. I also used a lot of die cuts and punches.

When I think of vacation, the sea is at the top of my list.  The one thing I love most about the sea is the feeling of tranquillity and inner peace when overlooking the vast ocean and the blue sky.
Here are the mood board and the sketch.

You can play along on the facebook page - just add your own layout to the comments section of that week, its just for fun and to use lots of our photos and documenting.

Here is my layout.

For the background, I used a bubble stencil and white crackle texture paste. Once the paste was completely dry I dabbed Distress Oxides on plastic packaging.  Spitz with water, fold in half, opened and randomly dabbed the plastic to the background until I achieved the desired look. I used the following Distress Oxide colours: Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Faded Jeans.  I then randomly stamped with a background bubble stamp.

Next step was to paint all the chipboard.  Here are some close-ups

To colour the shells, sand dollars, tropical foliage, starfish, seahorses, and coral I used the same Distress Oxides as the background and then dabbed white and silver acrylic paint on with a sponge.

The skeleton fish bone was painted grey and then dabbed with white acrylic paint.

The lighthouse was first covered with coarse gesso which gave the walls a lovely weathered look.  Once dried I covered it with white acrylic paint. I then dabbed grey and brown ink on the coarse parts to make it stand out more.
The seagull was painted grey. I dapped white acrylic paint on the tummy, for a soft feather look. The log was painted the same way as the lighthouse.
The fish was painted navy.

The title was covered with white gesso and then embossed with teal embossing powder. The engraved words were still visible. To make it pop I used a tiny amount of embossing paste and a bit of turquoise magical powder to blend together. With my finger, I filled up the engraved words.  I allowed the paste to dry for a couple of seconds and then cleaned the extra paste with a baby wipe to take off the excess paste. (This was a tutorial by Caroline E from Lindy’s.  Credit to her for sharing this awesome technique).

When everything was glued down I added some art stones and splatters with white gesso and blue and black ink.

Some more close-ups.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Im on Beach time - Valerie Ouellet - Mood Board inspiration

Hello everyone!
Today I would like to share with you a layout inspired by the January Moodboard.

I have primed my paper with clear gesso before added textures with the stencil "Fishnet 2" and spray ink. I embossed in white the chipboard "I'm on beach time" from the "Mini Captions #12". Just 1 layer to keep a rustic look as if there was sand on it.

 I added a mini anchor of the set "Mini anchors". I only have embossed in metallic grey embossing powder that I hang on twine.

 I added some plain chipboards of "Creative layers #1" to complete my design. I love the plain look with a beach layout.

Materials used:
-Dusty Attic "Fishnet 2" stencil
-Dusty Attic "Mini Captions #12"
-Dusty Attic "Mini anchors"
-Dusty Attic "Creative layers #1"
-Dusty Attic flowers
-Lindy's stamp gang spray and embossing powder
-Cuts2luv flairs
-Wild Orchid crafts flowers

The sea calls to me - Anat Weksler - Mood Board Inspiration - Canvas

Hello crafty friends!
My inspiration for this canvas was of course the gorgeous Dusty Attic moodboard for this month challenge. I'm not a winter person so when I first looked at the moodboard I felt absolutley happy! I miss the beach so much so for a little while, during the creating process I felt I was there.

In my canvas, inspired on the Mood-Board, I didn't want a photo, I wanted something which will express my love to the Beach!
On the background I used a few Lindy's sprays to match the mood board colors, added a bit on texture with stencil and texture paste.  The fun part was to color the amazing Dusty Attic Chipboards: the Swirly frame with Stampendous Shabby Blue, the shells (#2 and #3) with Shabby white, the Twisted iron #2 and the Industrial Chains with Stampendous Aged Blue.
I fussy cut flowers from prima's paper, assembled all toget with gauze and Art Stones on top.
I hop you like it as much as I do!

The gorgeous chipboards I've used are:




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