Saturday 30 December 2023

Magical Moments - Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to the blog today. 

My December design team layout and the last layout for 2023 are filled with beautiful Dusty Attic Christmas chipboard pieces.
I hope your Christmas Day was everything you expected and more. I love everything about Christmas, especially the time that we spend together as a family. 

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, full of love, light, and blessings!

This layout features my granddaughter Mila.  She was only four months old when I took this photo and it was her first Christmas.

Here is my layout.

I started on the background using the Starry Night stencil with Ranger Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry.  On my layout, I glued jute and ric rac cut with my Silhouette as if wrapping a Christmas present.

All the chippies were first primed with a layer of white acrylic paint and then painted with Americana Acrylic paint.

I painted the title with Tuscan Red and the mini caption with Hauser Light Green.

What is a Christmas layout without stars?  The stars were painted with Tuscan Red, Boysenberry Pink, and Hauser Light Green, and then lightly rubbed with gold glitter glue.  I then covered all the stars with glossy accents.

The bow was painted with Boysenberry Pink and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

The ornate and mini Christmas trees were painted with Hauser Light Green and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

I dry brushed the houses with Slate Grey and the edges with Ranger Black Zoot. Some of the mini stars were glued around the houses.

The final touches to this layout included glitter, and splatters with diluted white gesso.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog today. Visit the Dusty Attic online shop for more amazing chipboard designs.

Happy crafting!

Friday 29 December 2023

Gorjuss Card Set - Ankarika Craft

Hi there!

Time to present you with the last project for this year 2023, which is two twin cards made on request. One, of course, went straight to its new home and the other one is for sale and you can find it in my shop on Etsy - here.

The background is paper from the 'Breeze of Dreams' collection from Margaret Paper Design. The edges, of course, are sewn on the machine. The main attraction is the girl under the umbrella. it is rare for me to stamp and then colour the stamps. I always have the feeling that I'm not very good at it and somehow I avoid it. But it's also good to expand one's boundaries from time to time, right? So the Pro markers went into action and the girl's stamp is of course Gorjuss. 

The composition is fantastically enriched by the wonderful cardboard doily, which I cut in half and each half ended up on one card. It is painted with white acrylic paint, and I also added some Firebird wax and 3D dots from Novo in silver. 

The umbrella is a triple-cut scrapbook from the Tonic Studios die-cutting machine, and the baptism lettering is from the Craftelier shop. Next to the girl hangs decorative beaded tinsel, which I also decorated with silver dots. Finally, I added butterflies for the umbrella and that's it! 

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See you in the new year 2024!

Thursday 28 December 2023

MDF Reindeer - Deb Stephens

I love these new MDF, Beyond the page projects that Jen has made. Although I have only featured one here, I plan to have a whole family of them under my Tree by Christmas!

I used the Holiday Spray, Bows and mini Jingle Bells on the Large MDF Reindeer.

The Reindeer was covered in Christmas Collage paper and then decorated with Chipboard and Mini Wreaths from my stash. 

His Antlers were glittered and finish him off beautifully! He is decorated on both sides so I can display him either way.

Wishing you all a Safe and Happy Festive season and I look forward to seeing you all next year!

A YouTube video showing you how I did this is available on my Chanel linked below:

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Tuesday 26 December 2023

Breathtaking Views - Kim Arnold


Hi everyone! I took some happy snaps when I was out on a walk at our last scrapbooking retreat. It was such a beautiful and warm winters day (a little unusual here in the South Island of New Zealand!) and I just really wanted to capture the beauty and peace of this rural area. I knew that the little mushrooms and foliage from Dusty Attic would work perfectly with the Mintay Woodlands collection.

I have made this layout using a selection of mushrooms, foliage, words and a lovely title. I will walk you through the techniques I applied to each of the elements.

I started by painting up the mushrooms. As the paper collection included mushrooms, I painted the chipboard mushrooms to match in – so some I painted with red caps and white stems, and some in tones of brown.

I then painted up various grass pieces in shades of green to layer on with the mushrooms and die-cut pieces from the paper collection to create little mushroom scenes on each side of the title.

For the title, I painted it dark brown and then rubbed a bronze wax from Prima on the bottom part of each of the words to give it dimension and a variety of tones and shine.

For the foliage, I painted them in various shades of green, picking out the berries with a bright orange red. I then incorporated these pieces into the layout by layering them with die-cut pieces from the paper collection.

The finishing touches for the layout were some words – I painted a word strip in cream and tucked it under the edge of a photo and I painted a # word from the daily 4 word pack with brown paint and included it on the right side of the wreath.

I hope you have a chance to get some creative time in soon.

Happy scrapping
Kim x

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Monday 25 December 2023

YOU STOLE MY Heart - Rikki G - Mood Board Inspiration


Firstly I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas from my Family to yours I hope you spend the time doing what you love to do and time with your closest people. 

So because its Christmas morning here in Australia, I will do a very quick post sharing my last layout of the year for Dusty Attic, and what a year it has been I hope I have inspired you this year with all the amazing Dusty Attic Chipboard.

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.