Sunday 31 July 2022

Journey - Michelle Van Oudsthoorn

 Hi there!

So excited to be able to play with the new industrial chippies that Dusty Attic have released. There are so many lovely pieces, I didn't know which one to pick first. I eventually did settle on the Marine Mechanical Large Seahorse (DA3359) And then there were several Industrial clusters to choose from!  

I went with creating a canvas. This was covered with a Stamperia rice paper, and then I added some crackle paste, once dry and crackled, I brushed over the cracks with a teal acrylic paint so that the paint would seep into the cracks. I then stamped over the canvas with an archival ink. 
All the chipboard pieces were covered with white gesso before adding paints and stains.

I first added the industrial clusters under the seahorse - these were Industrial Cluster #9 (DA3381), Industrial Cluster #3 (DA3375) and Broken Bits #12 (DA3370). Industrial Cluster #1 (DA3373) is placed at the top left corner. Using mini cogs DA3363, I added dimension to the industrial clusters and the Seahorse, by adding additional cogs. I have also used some mini screw heads (DA2879).

The title is from an older range - Blueprint wordpack (DA2225), still one of my favourite and perfect with the new industrial release.

I have used a mixture of Prima Alchemy Metallique paints and Tim Holtz Stains to colour my chipboard.
These are the products I have used:

Thank you for popping over to visit the blog today.
Take care,


Saturday 30 July 2022

Delight canvas - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello lovely people

Todays project features the Dusty Attic moodboard for July. Such pretty colours! Still a few days to take part in the Challenge and add your entry to the Dusty FANattics facebook page using the moodboard and you can win one of two AUD50 worth of fabulous Dusty Attic chipboard :)

I have created a canvas for a change. I have used an 8" x 12" canvas which I first covered in white gesso and then added a stenciled background around the outside using texture paste and the Dusty Attic fishnet stencil DA1496. 

I played around with the chipboard to see how I would place it first, and added pearls and bling to the canvas for extra texture. Took a photo of my placement, before taking these off to paint my background. There is a mixture of Prima Alchemy metallic paints, waxes and ink sprays used on the back ground.  I painted the sunflowers DA3317, the daisies DA3306, the bee DA3314, the leaves DA3333 and the butterfly DA3335 with metallic paints too, dabbing them with a sponge to create different tones with the different colours.

I adhered the chipboard pieces to the canvas with glue. I then added darker coloured paint to the edges of the canvas and flowers to provide extra depth.
When I was done, I was able to tie a little bow around the stem of the Sunflower and added some words.
These are the products I have used:

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Take care,

Friday 29 July 2022

Family - Lynette Jacobs - Mood board inspiration

Lynette here, welcome to the blog today. I am sharing my take on the July mood board. I used a family photo taken on my daughter's wedding day.  I am also using the Penelope Dee Meadow collection that is the perfect fit for the colour challenge.

The Mood Board

Dusty Attic products used:

Some close up images of my page:

I heat embossed the Mystic Frame and cut it in two to add to the diagonal clusters.

I used my sewing machine to stitch through the patchwork of the block of patterned paper in the background.  The Christmas Berries were also heat embossed.

This photo will be put in a frame so I wasn't to bothered about the bulk the flowers and chipboard added to the page.

The title was heat embossed and the quoted sentiment was dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

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.

Until next time.  Happy crafting.

Thursday 28 July 2022

Capture this moment - Karan Gerber - Mood Board Inspiration


Hello Creative Friends and welcome to the blog. Today I am sharing a layout designed for Dusty Attic for Julys mood Board Challenge. This months color challenge is filled with pinks, blues and a bit of green and I tied all those colors into this layout. 

The Skeleton Clock I cut into pieces and only used a portion of it, painting it using light patina and a bit of texture paste on top 

I did the same with the mini banner, I thought it was a great little detail to add for this baby layout.  The pinks in the paper and background perfect for the colors in this months mood board. 

The Mini Word Strip is perfect for a title, perfect size. I just added a bit of gesso to the engraved part of the chippie to tone the color down a bit. 

The window shutter was textured the same way, a bit of gesso, then acrylic paint topped with some texture paste. 

Thank you for dropping by I hope you give this months mood board a try!

Skeleton Clock; Window Shutters, Banners 4;  Word Strips



Mintay - City of Love; Ciao Bella Stencil

Wednesday 27 July 2022

every Photo tells a story - Patricia Basson - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello all. 
Today I am sharing another page with photos of my youngest Daughter with you using the sweet pastel colors of the July Moodboard from Dusty Attic.

I used papers from AB Studio, Love comes Again, Angel's Heaven and Ocean of Kisses from the So much Love collection.

I punched and handstitched the edges of the multi layers trying to incorporate all the lovely colours.

Technique wise  I did not do much this time. Reason is I bought a new product and wanted to try it out without to much fussing. 

So after Gesso on the chipboard I coloured them with Cosmic Shimmer's Matt Chalk polish. It's an interesting textured product, I would describe it being like Putty, and it gives a real lovely Matt coverage on the chipboard. Easy to apply with either a sponge or paintbrush. 
I used the colors Aqua, Antique Rose and Custard on the various pieces. On the little Frangipani Blooms I used a sponge for the Custard Color and a Paintbrush for the Antique Rose in the inside. I also tried my hand with the Distressed Gilded Foundry Wax from Tim Holtz on the Leafy Corner and Spring Blooms. 


A sprinkle of Rose Gold Glitter, Flowers, Lace Flowers and some Fussy cut elements and the page was done. 

From the Dusty Attic On-Line Shop I used the Following...

 I hope you find time to play along with this mood board.  Share your projects on our Facebook Dusty FANattics Page for your chance to win a $50 (AUD) credit for two lucky winners to the Dusty Attic online shop so you can choose your very own chippies you would like to use.

A special Message to my Girl...

Keep your face always toward the sunshine 
and shadows will fall behind you.