Saturday 30 September 2023

First Day - Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!

Welcome to the blog today. 

My September design team layout features beautiful school chippies from Dusty Attic.

Our lives are filled with new events and experiences, and going to school for the first time is one of those very special events. How can one forget their first day?  I still remember my first day of school clearly.

My granddaughter started Grade 1 in January of this year.  She was so excited when she put on her school uniform for the first time. It was such a memorable day for the family.  She is so sweet, brave, and smart, and already made a lot of friends and beautiful memories.

A week after school started I arranged this photo shoot.

Here is my layout.

I included a folder and booklet with tabs in this layout.

Here is the inside of the folder.

Here is the booklet.  I will show photos of the inside as well.

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

For the Ombre effect on the title and word pack, I used Cool Blue at the top and Quilt Blue Heritage Acrylic Paint at the bottom and dry brushed with white acrylic paint in the middle.

I used a white Posca Pen as well as the Light Green to color the book stack.
I colored the apple with  and the bracket as well as the bracket on the folder with Sour Apple.

The broken bits numbers were painted with white acrylic paint and the edges were dry brushed with Cool Blue.

I colored these adorable little pencils with Posca Pens in Orange, Light Green, and Yellow.  I left the wood part of the pencil raw.

These Mini Me chippies are my favorite.  They are so cute!  They were colored in the same colors as the pencils.  I glued some of these Mini Me chippies to the title as well.

Some close up of the inside of the booklet.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog. 

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Friday 29 September 2023

Wedding Card Set - Ankarika Craft

I greet you today with two cards made for a wedding occasion. This was quite a work-intensive project, it took me three days to finish them. This is because I was struggling to arrange the space...

But let's start from the beginning. My customer's expectations were quite clear: A maroon colour mixed with gold, with a reference to an Indian vibe, as the bride and groom have just such roots. I hadn't yet done an assignment with such a style, so it took me a while to go through my supplies in the workshop in search of matching elements.

The paper is by Craft Sensations, embossed with a 3D embossing folder from Sizzix and then I highlighted the design very lightly with gold wax. The edges are sewn on the machine with my favourite stitch. The cards have hangers at the top with a delicate white ribbon.

The main feature is, of course, the couples in love cut from the 'Romantic Moments' collection extras from Margaret Mycraftime. I've placed them on beautifully decorated balconies: Juliette #4 and Juliette #3 and these are of course from Dusty Attic. They are absolutely fantastic and the size fits perfectly on a DL card. As well as the two designs seen in my artwork there are others in the shop. 

There's no point in waiting - pop into the shop and pick your favourites! The range is expanding all the time and I'm thinking it's probably impossible to have just one piece of every shape available in the shop! There are so many shapes and for every occasion!!! And while I'm on the subject, just for the record: Yes, this is an advertising partnership - but one that is backed up by the full acceptance and even love of the product being advertised! I love The Dusty Attic cardboards with all my heart and can therefore recommend them with peace of mind. :)

I protected all the chipboards with white gesso and then treated the balcony and the bricks around the balcony with Finnabair's cream texture paste, which created an interesting texture reminiscent of a wall. I then coloured the bricks with burgundy wax around the edges, and all the other cardboards with gold wax to accentuate any unevenness, giving the whole card an original style. You can watch the process of preparing the balcony at my IG on a reel entitled: "Let's make a romantic balcony".

A romantic curtain with a butterfly pin blows from the balcony. It's a trimmed white gauze. From between the folds protrude gold pendants that are styled in an Indian theme, at least that's how I see it. And there are tiny white flowers growing on the balcony.

At the top I arranged a rather large flower composition. There's a large foamiran flower, accompanied by several smaller ones, white paper leaves from a die-cutting machine, and the whole thing is completed with lovely cardboard swirls designed by Nuneka. The stylish inscriptions 'to the moon and back', 'Together forever', 'Congratulations' and 'Just for you' culminate this romantic scene.

Please note: one of these cards is still available for sale at my Etsy shop:

Dusty Attic's products:

Thanks and see you soon!

Thursday 28 September 2023

Making Memories - Deb Stephens - Sketch Inspiration

Hi everyone. Here is a scrapbook layout using the September sketch as inspiration. these photos were taken in Malaysia where I got to spend some time with my cousins having a coffee and a catchup, hence the travel theme.

I used a mixture of 49 & Market paper, rub- on's, Stitch frames, film strips and laser cuts along with some Dusty Attic Chippy to complete the layout.

DA3342 Making Memories was used for the main title, along with the Mini Blue Passports DA2965 (Seriously!! How cute is it!) 

I also used numbers from DA2389 Number Jumble for the year. this was followed up with the #Family piece from DA3299 Daily #3 set. 

I love the freedom of being able to create a layout using my stash and the Sketch as my guide. I'm hoping it inspires you to create as well. 

Dusty Attic Product's used are shown below.


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.