Monday, 25 September 2023

Today's memories are tomorrow's treasures - Rikki G

Good morning how are you? I am here today to share with a little monochromatic inspired layout and I have to say its was nice to play with the black and white combo for a change, it of course goes perfectly with my white sprayed Dusty Attic Chipboard.

What's a combo you haven't played with for a while?

To start this layout is about giving your paper a good rip and then a curl and setting it with a good glue while it sets use washi tape to hold it, that way you can continue building the layout.

The next apart is building up the Dusty Attic Entangled Heart, I used three layers of scrap chipboard strips behind it to build it up to the level of the curl......

With the Botanical Mix the flourish with the larger solid circle has 3 layers for foam dots, this give your a suspended look on the chipboard.

By attaching the title to the photo it also allows it to ''float'' over the Entangled Heart.

Entangled Heart


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.

Saturday, 23 September 2023

My Dream - Kerstin Filou - Mood Board Inspiration


 Hello everyone!

I'm back with a new layout created with our monthly moodboard inspiration.

 Almost every little girl dreams of owning a pair of  ballet shoes and attending her first dance lesson.

 It's an exciting and tense experience that fills their hearts with delight.

 After first lessons, sweetie little girls proudly jump through the park,  feeling accomplished and happy.




some close up's


 used chipboards  

Frangipani #3 

Mini Tabs #6 BLACK

Music Notes

Antique Frame


Just put your own take of the challenge in the comments section
 of the Dusty FANattics facebook page HERE 

You could win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs
...this year we are reverting back to the prize being a $50 (AUD) credit
so you can choose your very own designs.

 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!

Friday, 22 September 2023

Appreciate the little things - Rikki G - Mood Board Inspiration

  Good morning how are you all? I am here with this months new Dusty Attic Challenge, remember this is one of two challenges that you can enter each month , to go into the chance to win a $50 Voucher so you an go and but some amazing Dusty Attic Chipboards, Stencils and plenty more goodies in store.

Whats not to love about Lillies? And the fact they are layered makes them a little bit extra special.

Extend the floral spray with some Maiden Hair Fern pieces.....

Distress the Dusty Attic Chipboard title by spray painting it white once it is dry use a distress tool or standing block with large strokes to add a shabby chic look.

Appreciate the Little Things

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.

Thursday, 21 September 2023

You & Me - Kim Arnold


Hi everyone! I am back with some more inspiration from this month’s beautiful mood board. There is no doubt that this month’s mood board suits a layout about love, so I chose to scrapbook a recent selfie of my husband and I when we went on a day trip on the Trans-Alpine railway in the South Island of Ne Zealand. It wasn’t the best weather but we had an amazing day anyway.

From the huge range of Dusty Attic chipboard, I chose some textural elements from the Discover custom mixed chipboard, a title, word strips, foliage and a butterfly for this layout. I will take you through what I have used and what techniques I applied.

I started with the title, going with an ombre effect with a pink red at the top going to a lighter version of this colour on the bottom. I used the same colours on the “love this” word circle (which is from the Discover custom mixed chipboard sheet). The darker colour is in the middle and the lighter colour on the outside circle. I finished both pieces with dimensional magic to really make them pop.

Word Pack #52

I painted the broken circle pieces from the Discover custom mixed chipboard sheet with black paint and then sprayed it with a dark grey mica spray which gave it a beautiful sparkle.

The butterfly was painted pink with white paint sponged through the middle and finished with glitter. The word strips were also painted pink and then finished with dimensional magic.

Word Strips #2

Butterflies #3 small

There are a couple of little banner flags which are also from the Discover custom mixed chipboard sheet, tucked under the paper flowers on the left. I used the pink red colour from the title on this and made polka dots with dimensional magic to add extra interest. I love how this turned out and will use this technique in the future. The smaller banner flag is done the same way as the broken circle pieces – paint and mica spray.

The last piece is the foliage. My love affair with foliage and berries continues and for this layout I painted the leaves and stems green and used the dark pink red for the berries. Touches of dimensional magic on the berries makes them come to life. The berries were snipped from a piece in the foliage clusters 3 set, which I had left over from using the leaves on another layout. Chipboard is great because it is easy to cut up and use the different bits.

Mini Foliage #4

Foliage Clusters #3

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

Happy scrapping
Kim x

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Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Born to Fly - Sue Smythe with a bonus card

 Born to fly Layout and bonus card 

Hello Crafters 

Today I am sharing with you all, a sweet layout and a little card I made with my latest paper design for Bee Arty "Songbird Melody" Featuring lots of Dusty Attic chipboard. They make the perfect addition to my layout and I will show you some of the techniques I use to alter them to fit the shabby chic style and colours of this paper pack.

I have created a base, by painting the patterned paper with clear gesso, I love the feel it leaves on the paper, 
and also it makes a good barrier to the paper if you want to use 
mixed media, the paint will not soak in and you can move it around more. You can also wipe off any mistakes easily too

I have altered chipboard for my layout, 
 a gorgeous wreath to go around the photo, some chipboard leaves
which I have made to resemble feathers, some cute ladybirds, bird cage and a leafy flourish

To alter I have first painted the chipboard with white gesso, in a stipple motion so that it is patchy and some of the chipboard colour is showing through.

Then I have applied some Colour Blast shimmer dusts, peacock and paris mixed with a little water over the top, again in a patchy way, it is better to do one colour and then dry, before adding the next colour. I have then dry brushed a little mint chalk paint over some of the leaves and when dry, I have dotted the leaves with a white paint pen. I like to also spray with a little hairspray, I know if sounds funny but this gives it a subtle shine, and if you want to sprinkle with a little white glitter you can, it will stick to the spray.

Bonus card idea 

Here is a bonus card, I have made a wallet style card, from a 12 x 12 sheet of cream cardstock. There are many templates and ideas on line, then I have trimmed paper to fit, and added some tags, all from the Songbird Melody paper pack 

You can add as many tags as you like, or tickets, scratchies or even photos to finish you card, punch holes in the tags and attach some fine blue ribbon or whatever you have.

To alter the frame, first I have painted it with white gesso, you may need 2 coats to get a really good white finish. Then dry well with a heat gun.

Then I have blended brown ink around the edges, inside and out. Then I  have stamped a crackle style stamp in brown ink randomly over the frame. In this instance I have used Bee Arty Wing fragment stamp. This gives you the look of a shabby chic crackled frame. Great for cards and layouts.

These are the chipboard elements I have used