Tuesday 31 May 2022

You keep me anchored - Patricia Basson - Mood Board inspiration

Hi dear Bloggie friends...
Today I am bringing you a project using the gorgeous May colours on the Dusty Attic Moodboard. Ranging in different shades of Blue and with a Beachy theme I created this Heart shape wall hanging. 
I covered it with some Decoupage paper from Stamperia. Also stencilled with some  Translucent crackle Paste.  Then painted the background with Liquid Acrylic Paint, Prussian Blue and Magical Pond Sparks.

I started by applying a layer of Gesso to all the pieces. I then painted the Water Tower and the Wooden Fence with Stamperia Allegio Paints, Blue Aviation, Cookie and Earth. I also added touches of Rust effect paste, Brown, Dusty and Cool Grey. 

The Rainbow and Clouds, Jellyfish and Starfish were painted with Cookie and Indian Turquoise paints. The Star Fish and Jellyfish got a little Lava Paste that was heated to pop before the paints. Easy and great added texture. 

I embossed the Fancy Frame and Ocean Waves with Ranger Speckle Embossing Powder, Blueberry and Cosmic Shimmer's Industrial Revolution. Both beautiful multicoloured and textured. On the Gauss I sprinkled some 13Arts White shiny Glitter strips. Also added Art Stones and some small Seashells to finish the Beach theme. The Wood Slices only have the slightest lick of Gesso, leaving them with the gorgeous ring design.

There is still time to enter the Moodboard challenge. 
You could win one of two $50 AUD credits to the Dusty Attic online store. Remember the only requirement is that you have Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation and enter on the Dusty FANattics Page.  Have fun and good luck .

From the Dusty Attic On-line store the following were used. 

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, 
the great ocean, 
and the highest peak,
 empty of all thoughts. 
Always keep your body filled with light and heat. 
Fill yourself with the power 
of wisdom and enlightenment. 
~Morihei Ueshiba~

Monday 30 May 2022

These are treasured memories - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello from a chilly New Zealand

Hope you are all doing well - it has been a little cold here, winter is definitely creeping in. Perfect weather for staying indoors, keeping warm and scrapbooking. There is still time to enter the Dusty Attic moodboard challenge and your chance to win one of two AUD50 vouchers to use on Dusty Attic chipboard. Post your entry to the DustyFANattics facebook page under the moodboard post, using the moodboard and dusty attic chipboard for your project.

I have gone with the sea theme and created this layout

I have used a Mintay paper and cut out elements to make up my page. First paint all the chipboard (except the distressed frames DA2672), with either white acrylic paint or white gesso. When this is dry, edge the pieces with a dark blue ink stamp pad. I then lightly sanded each of the pieces. 
Cut the photo to fit the 4 x 4" frame. Frame is painted with blue metallic paint. Adhere the frame to the photo, then add the photo matt and then the outside frame to the page using foam tape.
I then added the one  piece foliage #15 DA2234 next to the photo, then added the ships helm and then adding the other piece of foliage. Layer the mini fish (DA2774), mason jar (DA1364) and mini shells (DA2267) around the cluster with the cut out boat.

I then added the title "These are treasured memories" (DA1842). I then splattered white paint over the page and added sequins to finish off.

These are the products I have used:

Take care,

Sunday 29 May 2022

Make a Wish - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration


Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful May mood board. This is my little grandson on his first birthday.  

Jamesie, here is my message to you.

Today was extra special because you turned one and you spend the day with us. Grandpa, mommy, and I made a huge fuss to make sure you knew how precious you are to us.  It seems like just yesterday, that you were tiny and new. But the best thing of all is your life's only just begun. You bring so much joy to everyone's heart.  May every year of your life be filled with joy and happiness.

Here is the mood board.

and here is my layout.

All the chippies were first covered with a layer of white gesso.  To colour the chippies I used Americana Acrylic paint in Turquoise Blue, Whispering Turquoise, Baby Blue, Pineapple and Vintage Acrylic paint in Leopold Petrol. These balloon chippies are so cute, I love them. I added a few wordpl@y chippies, my favourite addition to my projects.

The edges of the painted chippies were dry brushed with white acrylic paint.  The polaroid frames are perfect for framing a photo that you want to highlight. Dusty Attic offers a collection of polaroid frames for different occasions. James is pictured here squeezing his cupcake.

As you can see in the photo below, Dusty Attic has a variety of stars.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Happy crafting!

Saturday 28 May 2022

The Journey awakens the Soul - Karan Gerber

 Hello Friends, welcome to my blog today as I share a project that i created for Dusty Attic. 

I have an altered mini album cover to share using a black foundation album 2.0 from 49 and market. 

I began by using a stencil from Prima and applied texture paste in areas on the cover to add some detail.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I love time pieces, and anything to do with time. So Many of my projects will have clocks on them, and this one falls right in that category. 

I didnt want to leave the spine uncovered, so I added the Fancy Trim in the middle of the spine. 
I continued to adhere all my chipboard pieces. I added a resin handle that I had made along with metal heart and small heart with wings. 

Then I gessoed everything with black gesso. 

I went over with metallique paint, Light Patina which when dry, turned this blueish color. And resembles denim.  I detailed some of he shadows with Burnt Sienna Fluid Acrylic. and then lightly went over with gold wax using my fingers. 

I added an old metal trinket i had in my metal box, "The Journey Awakens the Soul" Which i felt was fitting for this project. 

There is the album full view, I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today.  

Here are the chipboard pieces I used. 


Fancy Trim:  https://dustyattic.com.au/product/fancy-trim-11/

Time Travel:  https://dustyattic.com.au/product/time-travel-designer-mixed-chipboard/

Nuts & Bolts:  https://dustyattic.com.au/product/nuts-and-bolts/