Wednesday 29 September 2021

One of a KIND - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful September mood board featuring some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. I added ahdes of blue to my layout. 

This is my grandson James.  He is super cute and definitely one of a kind. A baby boy arrives, and just like that, everything changes.  The world gets bigger, hearts grow fuller, and life means more because he's in it.

Here is my layout.

and here is the mood board.

All the chippies were first covered with white gesso and painted with acrylic paint.  Very simple this time.

I love making these cute tear bears.

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

Thank you for visiting the blog.  I hope you find time to play along with this beautiful mood board.

Visit the Dusty Attic online shop for more amazing chipboard designs.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Vintage Junk Journal - Anat Weksler - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello friends

It's Anat here! I'm back today with my moodboard inspired project - a vintage Junk Journal (my second).

I love Junk Journals for  a long time but only recently I had the courage to try making in myself. That is my second ever....

When I saw September Dusty Attic's Moodboard I know I had to make a JJ, I visualized it exactly like it turned out. The JJ's was hand sewn , it's size is about 21cm*10,5cm, it is made with Mixed Media Craft O'clock Fleeting Moments collection, coffee dyed papers , lots of lace and of course many Dusty attic's chippies. 

These are the chipboards I've used:

Clockworks small

Number panel large


Fancy trim#15

Let me show you  closeups of the cover and some pages:

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 27 September 2021

Boobook Owl - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my layout inspired by the beautiful September Mood Board.

Here's a reminder of the stunning neutrals of the Mood Board:

I love how soft and restful for the eyes these colours are. I decided to create a NON Halloween layout using the new Halloween chippies and the natural colours of the mood board.

'Boobook Owl'

I am lucky enough to have a gorgeous Southern Boobook Owl living in my hayshed at the moment which just happened to be perfect timing to use the new Owl chippies.

I used some Heidi Swapp Blush Colour Shine on my background cardstock to start my layout. Once dry, I added some stencilling using the Starry Night Stencil which is a favourite of mine and some Snow White Colour Blast Colour Paste. I flicked some of the Colour Shine over the page too. Once everything was completely dry, I added some beautiful rub-ons by 49 and Market.

Next I added a LOT of layers using mostly 49 and Market papers, ephemera and frames. I stapled my layers together and layered them on top of a torn piece of Corrugated Card. I added all of this to the page along with my photo.

Next I painted all of the chipboard pieces with about three coats of heavy white gesso. Once dry, I added some ink to the edges of the chipboard using a brown ink. The ink turned out to be too much of a contrast against the white so I coloured over the top with a white Posca Paint Pen. This made the inking much more subtle which was the look I was after.

Finally, I added all of my embellishments to my layout including the chipboard pieces and some flowers. I added some stamping too.

I love mixing up the various alphabets available at The Dusty Attic. I wanted to place the emphasis on the 'Boo' so I used the Impact ABC Set for that as it was larger.

The Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you will play along with the challenge this month too.


The beauty in life - Patricia Basson

Hello all in Blogland! Hope everyone is still doing well...

For this months Dusty Attic post I used two photos of myself taken during our recent family photoshoot.
I used two sheet of paper from Craft O Clock's Plum in Chocolate collection, #2 and #3. I tore, distressed and layered the one sheet and used the brown as a base layer.

The first step was to prime the chipboards with white Gesso. I then mixed Navy Blue Rainbow Color Duo from 13Arts with a little Black Rainbow Color and acrylic Liquid Medium. This I used to paint the Fancy Trim, ATC Frame and  Distressed Square Frame. I used my Heatgun to heat the paint until it Bubbled...Lovely yummy texture! I randomly added some Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze and gave it another blast with the heatgun.

On the cute little Heartstrings I only used the Speckled Egg Distress Glaze. Love how the Gesso acted as a resist to create the little speckles!
I inked the Decorative Frames with Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress and Oxide Inks and a sprinkle of the Speckled Egg Distress Glaze.
A few flowers, lace and Idea-ology clippings and my page was done...

These are the designs I used from the Dusty Attic On-line shop...

We are all grown-up children, really. 
Our lives are made up of
 childhood and adulthood, all together. 
So one should go back in search 
of what was loved and found to be real. 
~Audrey Hepburn~