Thursday, 1 September 2016


Its the first day of SPRING in Australia
This month brings us a NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBER!
Please give a warm Dusty welcome to

Here is what Cathy has to share with you ... 
Hi there!  My name is Cathy Cafun and I live in sunny Queensland with my husband, 2 children and 2 cute fur babies, who are the inspiration for most of my scrapbooking creations and who very patiently… well most of the time... put up with me constantly trying to capture them on film!
I was introduced to paper crafting by a close friend 10 years ago, and it has become an all-consuming passion and is now part of my daily life.
If I had to describe my style I would say it is predominantly shabby chic/romantic, but I am very partial to the grungy distressed look when creating masculine layouts.  My pages, cards and BTP projects always have elements of texture and dimension and I find layering, distressing and any form of mixed media a wonderful way to achieve this.
My creations have been published in magazines here in Australia and overseas.  Being part of the Scrapbooking Industry has allowed me to share my passion for paper crafting by teaching at various stores and Scrapbooking Events in Brisbane and interstate, as well as on the Workshop Wonders on Waters Scrapbooking Cruise!!
I am so excited to have been invited to be part of the Dusty Attic Design Team, working alongside this amazingly talented group of ladies, and I can’t wait to share my creations with you.
Thank you Cathy, we cant wait to see your creations !

Now on to announce the WINNER
of the August Mood Board ..... 


The September Mood Board is another stunner !!!
and with us to share inspiration is the gorgeous
Hello, today I am here to share with you a LO I did using Dusty Attics Mood Board for September....

The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Flower Buds #2
Flower Buds #2
Foliage #2
Foliage #2
Lace Border #4
Lace Border #4
Mini Blossoms
Mini Blossoms
mini Blossoms #2
Mini Blossoms #2
Barb Wire Frames
Barb Wire Frames
Marrakesh Trellis small
Marrakesh Trellis Mini
FAncy Trim #5
Fancy Trim #5
Birdcage #5
Birdcage #5
mini Bird Cages #1
Mini Bird Cages #1
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3
mini Script ABC set
Mini Script ABC
Dusty in Colour Soot
Dusty in Colour Soot
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish

I used, Riddersholm Barn Market Collection

My first step on the chipboard, was to paint it with the DA Soot paint, as shown in the above photo....
Once the paint dried, I applied the clear crackle varnish...
Once the crackle dried I painted the chipboard with the LuminArt & Shimmeriz paints...
Here are some close ups....
Shows paper layers, using black lace in the layers....
I dipped the mini blossoms in water, & separated the chipboard layers, then painted them with LuminArt paints, glued a couple of the layers together, then added the micro beads for the flower centers.... 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look, & I am looking forward to seeing, what you come up with, with this months Mood Board....Rachelle

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Memories that last a Lifetime - Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome!
Tina O here with you today to share my interpretation of this month's Moodboard at The Dusty Attic. You have until the end of the month to join in and be in the running to win a wonderful $100 prize of Dusty Attic chipboards of your choice. All you need do is create a project with as many elements from the moodboard as you wish and upload to the gallery.

My interpretation.........

"It's the little memories that will last a lifetime" 

And this is the stunning August Moodboard. Agree?

I have used some very favourite pieces of Dusty Chippies here, some new and some old.....but my go to pieces to create at present would have to be the newest Word Strip Sentiments. These sentiments are heartfelt and very much how I feel about this particular photo.

My background paper was primed with clear gesso firstly and then I created more of the bubbles using the Dusty Attic Bubbles Stencil with their Texture Paste. I dried it off and then mixed the Dusty Acrylic Paints (Oceania and Mountain Meadows) with  gesso and water to make a thin consistency. It was then painted around the page.

I have also used a Baroque Corner cut up as flourishes for my flower clusters.

The corrugated card was torn to create a background. It was layered up with strips of the 13arts patterned paper, corrugated card and chipboards. I gave the corrugated card a white washing with a dry brushing of gesso.

My other chipboards were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then painted with random dabbings of the acrylic paints and gesso.

The beautiful 49andMarket Blooms were coloured using the Dusty Attic Acrylic Paints. They were given a couple of coats and still retained their shape.

And from another view. I have also used some of the new Dusty Attic Pearls to adorn the 
Ornate Pendant.

And below are all the Dusty Attic gorgeous goodies that I used to create this project. 




Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you in some small way to give this month's moodboard challenge a try.

Until next time ....happy scrapping and take care.