Sunday 31 May 2020

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

Hello dear friends

I'm back here today sharing my view on our gorgeous May Moodboard.

As you will see, I used various bits of chipboard and if you look closely you may notice that I cut up the Juliet balcony pieces to create texture strips to suit my layout.

I've coloured my Chipboard using Versa inks and 13@rts ink sprays.

To finish it off I used some of the beautiful new 49And Market flowers and 13@rts 3D Balls.

Last but not least I added a couple of my favorite chipboard wordplay words to reflect happy memories.

Products I used:

Thank you so much for visiting us today.
Hope to see you back here soon.

Friday 29 May 2020

Love is in the Air - Kerstin Filou

Welcome creative friends!

May is known here to be the best month to get married. But in these difficult times it's not always easy connected with many difficult decisions,
 many celebrations are postponed.

So I needed a little joyful cheering present for a dog fan just like me. 
I created a mixed media collage in grunge style, 
which will be glued on a canvas and used as a new wall decoration.

some close up's

A friendly bright sunshine (stencil from DecoArt) 
added with white Modeling Paste and highlighted with golden wax creme

The edges were decorated with white crackling paste applied unevenly with a palette knife  and then stamped with a texture stamp and brown Archival inkpad

For the lettering I used a special dark blue embossing powder 'Salted Navy Enamel' from Emerald Creek 

afterwards I used golden and brown wax cream and finally everything was painted over again in dry brush technique with white gesso

 Dusty Attic chipboards 

Love Is
Wet Noses

Bits #8 – Diamonds


Paw Prints –


Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!


Monday 25 May 2020

Today's memories - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic fans

How gorgeous is this moodboard for this month? I just love the softness and the prettiness of the colours.

To enter it is so easy, just add your take of the challenge in the comments section in the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE
This is so gorgeous! Inspired by the flowers, I created a layout using flowers and leaves.

I have used a mixture of Studio 73 and Mintay papers to create my layout.  I first started with one of the larger circles from the Get Framed - Circle chipboard, which I painted with acrylic paints in tones of spearmint green and mauve. This was attached to the photo, sliding the photo through the top so that the bottom of the circle is behind the photo. This was adhered to the page with foam tape. I then painted the foliage #23 chipboard in a dark green. When the leaves were dry, I brushed gently over this with a sanding block to reveal some of the chipboard. I then started layering up the fussy cut flowers, leaves with the foliage chipboard. There are three pieces of foliage, of which one of them I cut up to add smaller bits around my fussy cutting.

The small "ocean wave" chipboard was painted with a mixture of mauve and lilac and adhered between the flowers and the leaves. The title was painted with a spearmint green paint and a bit of lilac paint - this was done dabbing lightly with a sponge so as not to fill the letters with paint.

There is also a small chipboard bird cage added to the layout

Come and play along and create a layout using the moodboard as inspiration - and you could win a voucher from Dusty Attic worth $50 of gorgeous Dusty Attic chippiness :)

Here the products I have used:

Take care and keep safe,

Sunday 24 May 2020

Cherish - Tanya Cloete - Mood Board Inspiration

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Before we go on to show you Tanya's amazing layout, we here at Dusty Attic would like to say a huge THANK YOU for being on our team and being an inspiration to everyone. As you leave us to continue on your creative journey we wish you all the luck and love to take with you xox

Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Love the colours of this months mood

 board! They are STUNNING! Here is my
 take on the May challenge.

Inspired by the these lovely colours, I have created this Layout (photo 
credit to Magic Moonlight Free Images) featuring lots of beautiful Dusty Attic 
chipboard. I used the fabulous Graphic 45 Bloom collection. I prepped my page 
with clear gesso and added lots of texture with a stencil and texture paste. I coloured the background with Finnabair metallique paints and waxes. I heat 
embossed all the chipboard pieces with embossing powders. I adorned my 
photo with lots stunning Prima flowers and leaves.

To enter the challenge just add your own take in the comments section of the Dusty FANattics Facebook page (so easy to enter) this is for your chance to win one of two amazing chipboard packs.

Dusty Attic Product List:

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!


Saturday 23 May 2020

Handmade by ... - Kristy Abela

 I have created a vintage inspired layout of my Grandma. She was a dressmaker and taught me to sew. I was lucky enough to spend some time with my own Mum in lock down around Mothers Day & I wanted to do something for her because when she comes to visit she trolls through my boxes of projects and takes them home to adorn her walls. Next time she visits she has a big surprise coming... 

I used some metallic paint to colour the Layered Vintage Frame. 
I went with a dull gold for a vintage feel.


Being careful to keep the chipboard looking aged I used a dabbing technique with my brush to create raised areas. I used Opal Magics in Blue Gold. It gives a great variation in colour depending on the thickness of the application. Two for one!!

Using some deep brown paint I covered the two edge pieces and highlighted them with the distress Oxide. I used the oxide because I love the way it keeps its vibrancy. Then I stuck them together back to back, off center. On the paper there was an image of the tied string I wanted to bring into the foreground and used the off center border edges to give it something to grip to.

I added some subtle texture to the background. I was
running the risk of having the layout become too matte, so with some
modelling paste and shimmery embossing powder, again in a Blue Gold, I
added some crackle stenciling.

Check out this 'happy accident' I inked my edges of the
layout with Vintage Photo Oxide and the embossing powder absorbed the colour. I love the way it bronzed the the embossing powder too. Just to check I tried using a wipe to remove it.. no go! This is a permanent hack. I will be trying this one again.
I didn't want to over do the dressmakers mannequins. I kept it simple and used some clear crackle and a little bit of walnut stain spray. it just seems to make those cracks pop.

Here are some close ups of the finer details. 
I fussy cut some pieces from the Stamperia Atelier range to use for ephemera and inked them in vintage photo too. I added some flowers and art stones.

When I was putting together my final collage I came across this Barometer. I remember that this was the feature piece in my grandparents lounge room. Of course I had to find somewhere to put it in the layout...

This is what my mum will find in the box next time she
visits... These frames a re super cool and can be found at KMart for
about $15. 
So next time you look at one of these layouts and go... 
but it doesn't fit in my album... 
I hope you find somewhere special for it to be appreciated.  

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out whats happening in our facebook group Dusty FANattics. and show us what you have been creating. Id love to see your layouts on your wall. Let me know if you find the frames!

Abela Artistry

Chipboard Used and links to the Dusty Attic Shop... Click Away.

Kristy - Abela Artistry

Friday 22 May 2020

Memories - Juliya Tirskaya

Hello dear friends!

Today i'm with a new Mixed Media Layout.

I made a page as a gift for my friend. This is her in the photo, and I just love this photo shoot!
I did a light multi-layer job. I raised part of the background by two layers of cardboard. The openwork chipboard helped create an atmosphere.

I painted the chipboard with Finnabair Matte Waxes. And then tinted with Metallque Waxes.
And the beautiful sprigs I put on the powder for embossing from Liny's.

These are the Dusty Attic  chipboard pieces that I used:

Have a nice day,