Sunday 30 August 2020

Eternally - Kristy Abela

 Hi Dusty Attic FanAttic's! I have created this layout for August and when I stood back to compare... I had used the moodboard AGAIN!! I just love it when a powerful colour combination influences you without you even knowing.


Here I chose my chipboard, with a wedding photo though I chose to play up the gloss there and then decorate the chipboard with a more matt feel and some pen work for definition.

My idea was to use the Bali Motif as layers of the skirt on the wedding dress, where a myriad of surprises and mysteries hides within her skirts.

I found these treasures from 49th & Market. It's the first time I have used the laser cut sheets and I am so pleased with the quality. How awesome are these layered butterflies?  

I added some sisal, flowers and sequins to fluff out her skirts. I could have kept going and going with this one... but I stopped at adding art stones... Maybe before it gets pride of place I will go back in and play. Do you ever feel that way when you look back at a project?

 Now you know what a woman has under her skirts... (wink, wink). Thanks for looking and I'll see you all next month.



 Bali Motif #1

Word Disks 1

 Frangipani 3


Saturday 29 August 2020

The most beautiful things... - Kerstin Filou

 Welcome Dusty friends!

I was inspired  to create a fantasy mixed media layout. 

I was already in the mood for autumn, so I chose many shades of brown, 

green and gold, wrapped in wafts of mist, mystical and enchanted.



some close up's

Dusty Attic chipboards that I used


Quoted Sentiments

Mini Lanterns

Toadstools #2

Foliage #13

deVine Frame Set


Drift Wood #2

 Fancy Trim #10


Thanks for your visit!


Kerstin Filou

Friday 28 August 2020

Live for the moments... - Kristy Abela - Mood Board Inspiration


Hi Dusty FanAttic's.


How awesome is this palette? I love the way all the delicate pastels were included and I could play with them all!  

To enter the challenge for your chance to win an amazing Dusty Attic prize packs just add your take of the mood board into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics facebook page, it's that simple

I chose my chipboard and coloured it knowing that the background and embellishments were all subtle so I added some embossing powder for some gloss and shimmer. I particularly like the leaves I coloured with a flat pastel orange. 

I layered flowers, fabric and metals over my leafy branch and under my chandelier. 
This gives the illusion of depth.

For the sentiment I used some chalk paint and edged the border.

I nestled my focal point into my collage and darkened the background. This shadowing has the effect of focusing the eye on the focal point. I also used some watercolour to enhance the embossed areas from modelling paste. I added feathers, microbeads, rhinestones and splatters to finish my project.

Thanks for looking!

Quoted sentiments #3

Vintage Chandelier #4

Branch #3

Mini Foliage  

Thursday 27 August 2020

Botanical Tags


Hello crafty friends!
Anat here today with a set of Tags inspired by the beautiful August Moodboard.

I was very  inspired by both pictures and colors so I decided to go with a Botanical set of Tags.
The background was made with several Lindy's Magicals and Sprays together with texture paste and stamping.

The amazing chipboards were subtly colored with Prima's Oil pastels colors.

Here are more pictures:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 26 August 2020

You had me at Woof - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Dusty Attic fans,

I am here today with a layout created using the August moodboard.

Such beautiful colours - just love this month's moodboard. Here is my take on it

I have started by painting all my chipboard with acrylic paint. The leaves are done in two shades of green. I then painted the fancy trim in green, and then dry-brushed yellow over it. The title is actually "you had me at meow" but I left out the meow, and improvised with using an alphabet and adding woof. I painted the title in light denim blue paint.

The fussy cut frame was added first, then the photo matted on paper. The fancy trim was added next, and from there I added the leaves - using the darker green first and adding the lighter green on top of that. Once that was done, I started layering up the fussy cut elements. I have done the same to the top right corner of the photo.

Here are some more close ups

There is still some time to enter the Dusty Attic moodboard challenge - so come and play along for your chance to win of 2 Dusty Attic vouchers!

Here are the products I have used





Take care,