Sunday 31 October 2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN - Kerstin Filou - Halloween Showcase

 Hello Spooky folk 

Hope you all have a creepy, eerie Halloween.

Today I am on the blog to showcase Kerstin's projects during the month that she has created to inspire us to get in touch with our quirky selves.

The first magical project Kerstin shared was this amazing "Tavern of the last Bite" altered book.

Chipboard used :

Dancing Skeletons #1 ,  Haunted House , Spooky Trees #1 , Owl on a Branch , Moons , Grass Clumps , Cauldrons Small ,  Small Crooked Fence #2 , Zombie Hands Small , Web Corners #2

The long shadow box using the Gargoyle arch was Kerstin's next project she shared with us.

Chipboard used :

Long Shadow Box , Gothic Arch #2 ,  Gothic Fretwork small ,  Cemetery Gates #1 small , Ribbon Banner #2 small , Zombie Hands Small , Grass Clumps , Web Corners #2 , Headstones , Creepy Crawlies #1 , Bats #2 , Skull and Bats 

Next Kerstin used the Dusty Attic stencils in her projects of her two tags. 

Tag one ...  Practicing Dance Moves for the Witches Ball 

and Tag Two ... Waiting for the Invitation 

Bats Stencil .  Dancing Skeletons #1 .  Ribbon Banner #2 small . Owls #2 , 

Finally the day is here for the Witches Ball and Kerstin's last project of her spectacular Halloween special this month. 

Thank you so much Kerstin for all your gorgeous work and inspiration to start Halloween layouts as well of our little Trick or Treaters.

Chipboard used ..

Web Corners #2 ,  Creepy Cats ,  Witches Hats , Ribbon Banner #2 , Bats #2 , Creepy Crawlies #3 , Spooky Tree #2 , Witch on Broom #3 , Wrought Iron Fence #2 , Broomsticks , Mini Pumpkins

Friday 29 October 2021

Halloweenies ATC set - Belinda Spencer

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share some spooky but cute Halloween ATCs for The Dusty Attic featuring some of the new Halloween chipboard.

I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of kraft cardstock and altered it using various spray inks. Once it was dry, I added stencilling using texture paste with the Bats Stencil and heavy white gesso with the Spooky Faces Stencil. I then chopped up the sheet into ATC sized pieces.

I chopped up the Small Crooked Fences to fit on the ATCs and added those to each in their raw, unaltered form. I also kept the bats unaltered. The rest of the chipboard pieces were first coated with three coats of heavy white gesso before some of them were altered further using Posca Paint Pens and a Sharpie.

Here are the ATCs with the white gesso finished pieces. I added some Mini Stars to complete the night time look. I also finished each ATC with a Halloween Wordpl@y word.

And here are the ATCs that I altered using Posca Paint Pens and a purple Sharpie.

Here's a closer look at the individual ATCs:

Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to have a play with some of the awesome Dusty Attic Halloween inspired products.


Thursday 28 October 2021

Witches Ball - Kerstin Filou - Halloween Special


Welcome creative friends!

 Kerstin is here again to inspire your for the new Halloween chippies at Dusty Attic.  

I know that Halloween is not everyone's cup of tea and I'm also not the biggest fan from such crazy party nights, but nights I love to create with this funny spook, a lot of fantasy, in a dark foggy robe. 

Last Halloween inspiration from me this year 😀! 


Last full moon night in October and the little witch is invited to the midnight ball.

 Of course, she doesn't know what to wear and stands forever
 in front of the mirror. 

Her faithful companion tomcat Felix is waiting and  says
Damn it! What took thee so long???

He needs only a magical hat !


Some close up details 


used Dusty Attic chipboards


Web Corners #2

 Creepy Cats

 Witches Hats

Ribbon Banner #2

Bats #2

Creepy Crawlies #3

Spooky Tree #2

Witch on Broom #3

Wrought Iron Fence #2


Mini Pumpkins


I hope you find some inspirations!

I had a lot of fun with the new Halloween pieces and especially love 

that you can tell such imaginative stories with them.


Many thanks! 






Wednesday 27 October 2021

Beautiful Moment - Jen Burns - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty FANattics

I would like to share a layout I have created inspired by  October's Mood Board  

This super cute photo of my Princess Grand Daughter made me lean more towards the Apricots and Pale Pink of the board.

The stunning challenge board ...

I have used lots of different chipboard which I have painted white to start with, then added colour to some pieces like the Mini Cherry Blossom below.
I have added an apricot paint the wiped/dabbed some of it off in places.

The Lace Border #3 Small 

 piece is perfect for down the side of this photo.

Same as the  Mini Marrakesh Trellis

that you can trim and add under any photo or paper stacks that you make to add interest and draw your eye to that spot.

The Flutterbies #1  has also been left white which adds brightness to a page. 

The Doily #1   I have cut in half and put one half at the bottom of the photo and the other at the top which I have added Rub-Ons to.

Beautiful Moment Impact Title   has been coloured like the cherry blossom, adding paint then wiping it off in places, this time leaving a bit more colour behind.


I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge for a chance to win one of two $50 AUD credits to the Dusty Attic website.  You could stock up on some of  New Halloween and Christmas releases. 

Just enter by adding your take on the board into the comments section of the 

Thank you for stopping by today and will see you again soon. 

Monday 25 October 2021

Chasing Rainbows - Rikki G

 Good morning how are you? Feeling the change of the seasons is an amazing feeling and with that comes so much inspiration with things blossoming around us and its no different when you get creating, do you feel the same?

So todays share is all about the bright colours and and of course what's colours without a Rainbow?

So to start off its all about thinking the layers and how you can play with the bright background from the Vicki Boutin Paper..... I knew straight away which photo was going with this collection, so I had a theme, celebrating my daughters artistic journey.

So time to spray paint the chipboard white ( its my go to start point, as you would know by now).

Stick all your elements down, team it with a little bit of pattern paper like the Alexandra Renke Paint tubes and pots. 

Don't be afraid to layer your chipboard, if you find you need some stability with the layers and don't want to show that you used foam tape, try the clear silicone style tapes, plus they hold up really well when you start adding your media to the chipboard.

Now the trick to get the colour balance right over the chipboard is to copy your background, follow the way the colours over lap in the background and then do it over the chipboard by flicking and splattering rather than painting it.

You might find that you will need to do it a couple of times to build up the colours with a few of the lighter ones but enjoy that process..... and allow to dry naturally as it grabs on to the spray paint better than if you where to heat it ( also the smell from heating spray painted chippy is not a good thing).

The etched designs really lend themselves to this style, this is why I prefer using spray paint as you can keep the details dark.... 

So if your feeling the Rainbow, why don't you give this technique ago and enter our mood board challenge.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.