Monday 31 January 2022

Peace, happiness and love - Patricia Basson - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello and welcome to a new year of Happy crafting with my all time favourite Dusty Attic products!
Inspired by the calming colours of the January Moodboard, I used the Christmas Baubles, Candles and Ornate as base for my project this month.

The idea was to create something more elegant but then once again the grunge and texture just took over! I think it's knowing the chipboard can handle all that I throw at it that affects the outcome. After gesso'ing I added Paper Texture Paste as well as white Crackle paste to most of the chippies. 
I followed by spraying with Cafe au Lait and Whale Watch Blue from Lindy's Stampgang. On the Houses I used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray. 
The Candles were painted with Allegro Acrylics from Stamperia, Gold Sand and Cappuchino. I also used some Designer Leaf on the Wax Drippings.

On this Bauble I used the Oxide Spray on the Pot, Column and the Moon. A little Designer Leaf was added to the Moon as well. 
The Ribbon Banners where soaked in water and distress. After drying they were Gesso'd and painted with the Stamperia paints as well. 
I added Flowers and dry Roots and used Stained Wood Wax to highlight the crackles and texture from the Paper paste.
Some Chunky Glitter adds a touch of sparkle to these Baubles.  All of these and many new designs are available in the Dusty Attic on-line shop.

Why not give the mood board challenge a go yourself? It is super easy to enter, just add your take in the comments section on the Dusty Attic FANattics page here.

Happy Crafting till next time....

If you search the world for happiness, 
you may find it in the end,
 for the world is round
 and will lead you back to your door.
 ~Robert Brault~

Sunday 30 January 2022

Dream - Anat Weksler - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello crafty friends!

It's Anat here. I'm back today to share my Dusty Attic's Moodboard inspired project.

As my usual I've created a project inspired by the image and colours. I've altered a Notebook/Journal cover, replacing the originial cover by one I made from scratch.

I grabbed a Frame, bubbles, cogs and sea chippies, added Natural shells, metal elements and lots of art stones.

Everything was coloured with Finnabair's Mediterranean Impasto paint, Lindy's Buccaneer Bay Blue and Dark Chocolate Truffle Spray, and after drying over night Dry Brushed with Heavy White Gesso.

Here are the gorgeous Chipboards I've used here:

Shells #3

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday 29 January 2022

Amazing Moments - Lynette Jacobs

Lynette here, welcome to the blog today. I have the pleasure of sharing some inspiration for January.  I used a photo taken on our recent vacation on the Garden Route.

Stencil used for the project:

Some close ups of my project:

I stencilled Antique Linen Distress Ink through the Fishnet Stencil onto white cardstock. The mini starfish and shells were painted with acrylic paint.  The driftwood was also painted with acrylic paint and dry brushed with white paint to get the desired affect.

The elements were fussy cut twice to layer over the bottom layer.

I used the old fence as a board walk of sorts.  Painted and dry brushed with acrylic paint.

Some more layering on this side of the "door".

I love the dimension created with the layering.

I heat embossed the mini caption with grey and blue embossing powder and layered it over the photo.

Some more fussy cut layering.

I love it when another memory is documented. 
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Happy crafting