Thursday 30 March 2023

EASTER Bunny - Adri Du Preez

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the blog today. My March design team layout features beautiful Dusty Attic 
Easter elements.  This is my daughter with our two bunnies, Oliver and Slipper.

Here is my layout.

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

I painted the scalloped circle with Boysenberry Pink and dry-brushed it with white acrylic paint.

I painted the title and words with a sponge brush from left to right using Boysenberry 
Pink, Coral, Pineapple, and Poodleskirt Pink.

The bunny headbands are super cute.  I painted them with white acrylic paint and dry-brushed the edges with Slate Grey.  The inside of the ears was painted with Poodleskirt Pink.

I painted the easter eggs in the same colours as the title and decorated them with Posca pens.

To finish off my layout I added glass beads, glitter, and splatters with diluted white gesso.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog. 

Visit the Dusty Attic online shop for more amazing chipboard designs.

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Skating to Work - Pascale B Scrap

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm up on Dusty Attic's blog with a mixed canvas.

To begin I added a design with Modeling paste and a stencil. When dry, I painted the canvas with a Cobalt Blue Impasto. 

I primed all the chipboard and the metallic flowers with white gesso. Next, I mixed red, yellow, and gold paints to obtain a dark yellow that I used to paint the chipboard and the flowers. 

I dry-brushed the leftover of the orange paint I had made to highlight the design, then Firebird wax. 

When everything was glued to my liking, I dry-brushed some white paint over the embellishments. 

Next, I added a brown blue wax to the Wildflower #5 to remind the blue of the background. I added Gold and Firebird waxes on the other chipboard. 

To finish, I added some glitter.

Dusty Attic products:

Lacey Ornament

Flower Buds #2

Wildflower #5

Foliage #13

Other products:
  • Stencil - A.B. Studio (Stencil ID-71);
  • Mechanical - Finnabair Prima (Grungy Succulents, Desert Flowers);
  • Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima (Luminous Glitter set);
  • Art Alchemy Impasto - Finnabair Prima (Cobalt, Poppy Red, Titanium White);
  • Art Alchemy Metallic Paint - Finnabair Prima (Vintage Gold, Dragon Eye Sparks);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes - Finnabair Prima (Vintage Gold, Firebird, Mystic Turquoise);
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (White heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste, 3D Mate Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Steampunk Card set - Anat Weksler - Mood Board Inspriation

 Hello friends!

It's Anat here, I'm back today with Dusty Attic March Moodboard inspired project.

I haven't created cards for a very long time and as with every order  at my Etsy Store, I ship out with a gift - usually, a card matching the item ordered.  So I made a couple of Steampunk-industrial cards using some my favorites  chippies, like the Industrial cluster# 1 and others.

I wanted to show that the calm Moodboard  inspiration is also suitable for a Dramatic such as the Steampunk atmosphere.

Here the chipboards I've used here:

Industrial cluster# 1

Jumbo cogs #2

Mini cogs #2

Mini number panel

Mini tulips

Flower buds #2

Thanks for stopping by!


You're the Zest - Deb Stephens

Hi everyone and here we are at the end of March and a quarter of the year has passed! I'm here to share my citrus inspired Birthday Card with you.
For this card I used DA2761 Mini Captions #23 Citrus and DA3430 Mini Heart Buttons,
I also used DA2759 Lemons and

DA2760 Lemon leaves and Blossoms along with patterned paper and flowers.

I hope this inspired you to get you chipboard out and colour and create!

Monday 27 March 2023

Precious memories - Patricia Basson

Good day friends here at the beginning of Autumn in South Africa. Trees are slowly starting to throw their leaves which are starting to change into my favorite Fall colours of Browns, Orange and Yellows. I just love this time of Year as it tends to enfold me with a sense of calmness and peace....Hence my DT page for Dusty Attic is done in these colours...
I have used papers from 49 & Market's Vintage Artistry in the Leaves collection.

As usual all my chipboards were primed with white Gesso. On the Corner Flourish I applied some Paper Paste to add dimension. I then painted with Buttermilk Acrylic paint from Deco Art as well as Cheddar Gloss spray from Dina Wakley and Peppermint Stick Distress Mica Stain. 
The Winter Corner was painted with Cappuccino Paint from Stamperia with a little darker Brown paint. I used Emerald Isle Infusion Powder mixed with water to paint the Acorn and highlighted the raised areas with some white Gesso. 

The Page Pebbles and Creative Scripts were also painted with the Cheddar Paint and Mica Stain. I also embossed them with two layers of Clear UTEE powder. 
The Quoted Sentiments got some of the Infusion ink on the edges with double UTEE embossing as well.

The Fancy Trim, Word Pack and Mini Words pieces are also painted with the above mentioned Paints but are not Embossed. 
I randomly added Crushed Ice Effect Paste to the page for a little sparkly effect!

All these and many more amazing Chipboards are available in the Dusty Attic on-line shop

Fancy Trim #16
DA 2551

Thank you, hope you enjoyed my page....

The year is a book, isn't it...? 
Spring's pages are written in Mayflowers and violets,
 summer's in roses, 
autumn's in red maple leaves,
and winter in holly and evergreen. 
~L. M. Montgomery~