Monday 30 September 2019

Such a great day - Anguree Van Rensburg - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello dear Dusty friends

I hope you have all been well. I am back with you today sharing my take on our beautiful Mood board for this month.

I decided to use the maroon and Dusty pink hues for my flowers and the darker blues and greys for the background.

I started by creating a textured background using 13@rts black gesso and embossing powder.

As you can see, I  cut the large chipboard frame into leafy sections, which I arranged around my photo.

I then coloured my Chipboard pieces with a mixture of Distress Oxide inks and 13@rts sprays.

Thank you so much for visiting us today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and will be visiting us again in the near future.

Dusty Attic Products I used:

Till next time, have fun and take care.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Altered Bottle - Kristy Abela - Mood Board Inspiration

I have wanted to alter a bottle for a while now,  collecting many different shapes and sizes. 
I wanted to use Wings but found it difficult to 
find a bottle to suit... until I met the Fireball! 
Not sure if it was the wings or the Fireball that made me fly (Wink Wink). I thought that the Mood board was soft and delicate and wanted to capture that. After what started out as a very messy process I have success.

Here are some close ups of the process. 

Thanks for looking. 

Kristy Abela


Unforgetable - Kerstin Filou - Mood Board Inspiration


I'm back with a new mixed media layout. The photos are a beautiful memory on a very special event on Madeira, an amazing island situated in
the north Atlantic Ocean.

After 10 years we visited again the Flower Festival in spring. There was an enchanting flower parade, where people danced happily
through the streets.  A sea of colours, shapes and scents, simply unforgettably beautiful.

 I chose the paints suitable to our monthly Moodboard.

some details

used chipboards and stencil 

 My  teamies at Dusty
Attic Design DT have come up with many 

inspiring and different versions on the theme
this time. Please have a
look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

This is Paradise - Kerstin Filou

Hello creative friends!

Our summer was and is very hot and dry, 
I would just like still  hang out ;-).

Who can, goes to the sea and cools down or relaxes at home in the garden. 
Today I let our Sheltie swing comfortably in the hammock. 

'The bare necessities - Probier's mal mit Gem├╝tlichkeit'

 I was inspired to try a new idea. 
I worked with some fabric leftovers and create a sea inspired mixed
media canvas.

here can you see both fabric pieces which I used for the hammock
Unfortunately I didn't have a sewing machine yet and so I used a hot glue gun to get everything into shape and glue it together. 
That worked better than I thought.

a photo cut out from our sheltie dog

 for the holding bars of the hammock I used four straws (paper)

some another details


used Dusty Attic chipboards 





Border #1


Thanks for your visit!

Saturday 28 September 2019

Vintage Soul - Kristy Abela

Hi everyone, I have a small canvas I created. I fell in love with the photo and wanted to create something to hang on my wall. I have a floral collage to enhance the image and to compliment all my awesome Dusty Attic Chipboard. 

I used some Rice paper to create a background and some crackle paste to blend in the harsh edges. I then coloured the paste and rubbed it back with a baby wipe to get the colour to contrast in the cracks.

I used some embossing powder and the Dusty Attic Script Stencil in the background and i used Distress Oxide in Walnut and a little gel medium to seal the chipboard from reacting to moisture. I really like the variations you get in colour with the oxides

I added some stamping to the background. and continued to colour the chipboard. This time I used Glossy Accents to seal the colour. I also edged the photo with some white paint to frame it.

 You'll notice I used some Broken Bits from the Dusty Attic Collection. I have used paint and Dusty Attic Crackle to colour these pieces.

This is the background and all my Dusty Attic Goodness... Enjoy some close ups. 

Kristy Abela