Wednesday, 18 January 2017

We are here !

SO EXCITED WE ARE IN THE 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

2 Aussies
2 Flights
27 hours later 
lots of food and lots of sleep 
and we are here ! 




REMEMBER OUR SPECIAL SALE AT THE MOMENT TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR
17% OFF ALL ORDERS
 (Retail and Wholesale) 
just use the code 
dusty17 
at checkout


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Our excitment = Your Discount ....

We are off to "CREATIVATION" to check out all the new goodies from far and wide.
  (formerly known as CHA).
To say we are EXCITED is an understatement!
 
To celebrate us going away and the new year we thought we would offer 17%
 OFF ALL ORDERS
(retail AND wholesale)
for one week.
Just use the code DUSTY2017
 

 (Note - Orders will start shipping when 
we return 01/02/17)
 
 

 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Create Happy - Patricia Basson


It is once again a brand New Year...New dreams and hopes, new expectations. May you all have a most wonderful and productive New Year, and may all your problems be small, or at least easily solved. 


 

This month I share this page with you, created as my post for  The Dusty Attic, the papers and inks I used are from 13@rts.







 
I used three different Page Pebbles that were lightly gesso'd with watered down gesso and inked with Watercan Archival Ink.




 

I absolutely love the new Crazy Stitching chippies, such amazing detail. I embossed them with Lindy's Stampgang, Midnight Gold. The Fancy Trim #1 was gesso'd and painted with 13@rts Woodbine Chalk Mist.








CRAZY STITCHING CHIPBOARD


 


 
I gesso'd the Notebook Edge Border and randomly embossed it with Lindy's Byzantine Bronze. Then painted some of the Woodbine Chalk and Yellow Amber Chalk Mist onto it.



 





From the Dusty Attic shop I have used the following chippies...


 





 

 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 

 

Proudly sharing my 2017 badge for the first time...
 
Something to ponder on, may we remember to live this way...Thank you for taking the time to visit...

A good character is the best tombstone.

Those who loved you


 and were helped by you 


will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. 


Carve your name on hearts, 


not on marble. 


~Charles H. Spurgeon~

Friday, 6 January 2017

Dream tomorrow - Fiona Paltridge


Hello loveliness's! Fiona here with you to share my VERY FIRST Dusty creation!! Eeeeeekkkk a tad exciting!!! I'm just loving having a play with this gorgeous chippy and other products. So many possibilities!

I decided I'd make a little card inspired by this months mood board.

 
The blue tones in this board just spoke so much to me. I wanted to try out some of the Dusty In Colour to see how they applied. My intention was to make a weathered wood effect similar to what was in the moodboard. They were FABULOUS!! Great coverage, awesome colours and easy to apply from their little squeeze bottle. I am definitely a fan!
 

I also wanted to add some of the gorgeous Dusty in Bloom Collection. The Blue Bonnet flowers match in perfectly. I tweaked them ever so slightly with some Dusty in Colour Denim and some white Gesso.
 
And then of course there is the chipboard. The gorgeous blue winged feathers on the moodboard caught my eye immediately so I wanted to try and add that in some how. The perfect solution was to choose one of the Large Wings which I coated with different shades of blue, grey and white.
I also added a title or sentiment to my card from the Cherish Yesterday set. I wanted this card for a friend who is heading into new, exciting and big challenges in 2017 and I wanted her to remember that she is working hard for her future and so "Dream Tomorrow" was appropriate.
 
 
The background was created using one of The Dusty Attic stencils which I'm also totally in love with! These little 7"x5" stencils are so perfect for cards and this design suited the moodboard well.
 
The Dusty Attic Products Used:

 
 
 
 


Fiona Paltridge

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Escape - Tina Ollett - Challenge inspiration


Happy New Year and welcome. 

Tina O with you here today with my very first post for 2017. I am so very happy to be staying on with Dusty Attic for another year, so much more than you could know. For my first project this year I decided to do something a little masculine and to help me do this I have used this month's Dusty Attic  January Moodboard. It is up and yet again it is spectacular. You can see for yourself below.


And as always I started sifting through photos to find my inspiration. When I stumbled across this one I just had to use it. This photo of my hubby is very special to me and even more so because he does not feature in my layouts so often, due to the fact that when the camera comes out he seems to disappear rather quickly!!
My moodboard project has been titled 

"Escape"........


I so enjoyed creating this. And believe it or not, not once did I reach for a flower.......who would have thought! I have used a huge amount of chipboards on this layout and they have been used mostly around the base of the photo. The main chipboards used to create the platform for the photo was the Seagrass (large and small). They were all dressed with Crackle Paste and left to dry and crack. I then covered them with some Inka Gold Iceblue and Platinum. The photos really don't show the true outcome of the gorgeous sheen it produced. It also highlighted the cracks produced by the crackle paste really really well.


I have also used the large anchor as you can see above. Again I used Crackle Paste to firstly dress the piece and then I rubbed it over with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and then I painted on some Tattered Angels GlitterGlam (Grand Tetons).  I randomly dabbed over some Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish to highlight sections of the Anchor. You can also see above the Fishnet Panel which I ripped apart into several pieces. They were all primed with Gesso and coloured with Grand Tetons GlimmerGlam and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.



And the same from another view. You can also see here the chippie word Escape.....love this font.....really gorgeous piece. I simply dressed it with Liquid Pearls.



So this is where I had my real fun. I used my Dusty Attic Rusting Powder which I would be so lost without when creating rustic projects. The Ships Wheel below and the flourish above were dressed in this. When I used the rusting powder I only sprinkled it over wet gesso randomly. I let it dry for a few minutes and then sprayed each piece with a little vinegar. I find you should not over wet the chipboard as the reaction time can take a lot longer. Once it started drying I used my finger to spread the powder and the colour a little. When it was totally dry I wiped over some liquid pearls to add a hint of darkness to it each piece. I then decided that this looked so cool that I went back and added rusting powder to the fishnet panel and the background page which I have never done before but the outcome, well I love how it turned out. If you have never tried the rusting powder you should give it a go!! I would be ever so lost without it!


You will also see that I added in some Prima Art Stones (Small and Large). They were coloured with the Glimmer Glam to make them shiny so they didn't get too lost in the background. 




And from another view. Here you can see where I added in the rusting powder to the background page. It really helps the photo pop off the page a little more. And for good measure I teastained some muslin and added in ripped sections.



 For your convenience I have added in a complete materials list below. For specific Dusty Attic products just click on the link below each photo and it will take you straight to the page. 

Materials Used 



























Dusty Attic Flourish #7 DA0416 x 1
Dusty Attic Seagrass Large DA1103
Dusty Attic Seagrass Small DA1104 x 2
Dusty Attic Ships Wheel Medium DA1679
Dusty Attic Word Pack #10 "Escape" DA1266
Dusty Attic Anchors (Large) DA 0558
Dusty Attic Fish Net Panel DA0654
Dusty Attic Rusting Powder DA0995
Vinegar (Spray Bottle)
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage "Embark"
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage "Mermaid"
Liquid Pearls Onyx Pearl
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Prima Marketing Color Bloom Chrome Spray Mist
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel Transparent
Art Extravagance Art Stones White Large #963705
Art Extravagance Art Stones White Small #963712
Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Liquitex Clear Gesso
Liquitex Black Gesso
Tattered Angels Glam Glitter Paint Grand Tetons
Cheesecloth
Shells
 
Well that is all from me today. I do hope I have inspired you in some small way today, to give this months Dusty Attic Moodboard a go. All you need do is create a project using some or all of the moodboard components and a little or a lot of  Dusty Attic chipboard products and upload it to the right side of the blog......It's that easy!! You could win a Dusty Attic voucher for $100.00.


Thank you for taking the time to pop in and see my project today.
Until next time. xxx

Tina Ollett