Thursday 29 October 2020

with all my Heart - Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful October mood board. 

I am again using photos of my daughter's maternity shoot. They had a wonderful photographer who allowed me to share some ideas which I found on 
Pinterest with her. 

I love these photos of my daughter and it warms my heart every time I look at them.  I changed the colour cast of the photos to sepia to match
 the mood board.

Here is the mood board.

Here is my layout.

I found this story book in one of our local bookstores. The title of the book is
 "Guess how much I love you..." by Sam McBratney and I answered with the beautiful 
title "with all my heart."

All the chippies were first covered with white gesso.

I painted the title with Americana Acrylic paint in Whispering Turquoise, Open water 
and White for an ombre effect.  The bracket was painted with Whispering Turqoise.

The leaves were heat embossed with Ranger's white embossing powder.

I heat embossed this beautiful Wrought Iron Trim set with Zing embossing powder in Powder.

I painted the flutterbies with Americana Acrylic paint in Blueberry water and dry brushed 
the edges with Whispering Turquoise and white acrylic paint. 

The Tea Leaves and foliage #23 were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Green 
Mist, Hauser Light Green and dry brushes with white acrylic paint. All the chippies 
were lightly rubbed with Art Alchemy Metallique wax in Vintage Gold.

Some close ups.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please visit the Dusty Attic online store for more amazing designs as well as the "What's new Wednesday" designs.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Mystical Halloween Night - Kerstin Filou

 Welcome creative friends!


 Every year the time comes for the spirits to roam free for the Halloween celebrations

 on the night from 31 October to 1 November. 

I'm not the biggest fan from such crazy party nights,

 but I love to create with this funny spook, a lot of fantasy, in a dark foggy robe. 



I used a starry night paper from Stamperia as magical background. 

The combination of very special chipboards and some cutting dies from Sizzix

 was perfect for a witchy layout in mixed media style.

some close up's 

the old photo was surrounded by

Fancy Trim #23

colored with black acrylic paint and

 a little bit Neon orange paint 

and finished with diluted 

white Antiquing cream (DecoArt) 

 splashed in some stains 


Never start looking up - is written on the moon ;-) 


Sturt Desert Pea #1

 a very unusual growth at least here in our latitudes, 

probably it has magical powers?!

created with orange and black acrylic paint added with some feathers

Tropical Foliage #8

enchanted leaves created with black embossing powder

 and a little bit glimmer for more reflection


Let your imagination run free!


Many thanks for your visit!




Tuesday 27 October 2020

ATC Mood Board Inspiration - Anat Weksler

 Hello crafty friends!

Anat here today sharing a trio of ATC, entirely  made with Dusty Attic's Chipboards.

Dusty Attic has this large sheet of  ATC size frames, which I love!  I decided to use 3 of those frames as the base for my ATC set. Before painting them I attached behind pieces of the  small Geo Panel as a backround, and made a small cluster on top using a variety of chippies.

To match the October Moodboard I painted each one with several Impasto Paints  creating an Ombré effect. For highlighting the details I added White Gesso, dry brush layer, and for more texture a bit of gold microbeads.

Here are the wonderful chippies used in my Set:

DA2445 - Frame medley

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 26 October 2020

ATC's - Kristy Abela

 Hey there Fanattics!

Nothing beats the excitement of getting new mediums and testing their limits... but what then? This month I wanted to show you how to use up some of those "experiments" with your products and turn them into easy and interesting cards with our favourite chip boards. As an avid art journaller... yep,  pages and pages of play, some great and some I would rather forget (those become collage papers...) but that's another story! 


I created these backgrounds out of Alcohol ink and a Lift Off stamp pad. The aim was to use the stamping as coordinating embellishments. I find Alcohol ink an unforgiving medium to work with but when you get it right the effects are well worth the effort. Dusty Attics corrugated card stock is a perfect matt for me. It has texture and only needs a little highlighting with a stamp pad to create some amazing effects.  

I didn't want to cover up the stamped images and the Polaroid Frame along with the baby polaroid was perfect to draw the eye and the frame quote was a perfect compliment to the Mini Caption. Now we Cherish little memories...

I had added some splatters to the Alcohol ink background and added some to the foreground as well. This helps to integrate all the elements into one as well as to reinforce the "unisex" possibilities of the card.
 Here I repeated the process. I used some texture & script stamping on the background and coloured my chipboard to match this one. I coloured my chipboard to contrast in the previous card.

Here is the final product! Check out the chip board I used below.


 Dusty Attic Chipboard

 Polaroid frame set #1

Corrugated Cardstock

Mini Captions #6

Squiggly frame #5

Mini Brackets


-- Kristy - Abela Artistry