Thursday, 18 January 2018

Winter Wonderland - Nicole Doiron


Just before you get to see Nicole's STUNING layout WE ARE ALL HERE IN PHOENIX,
to get ready for Creativation .... BUT

GUESS WHO FORGOT TO TURN THE SPECIALS CODE OFF BEFORE SHE LEFT??
  So this means that the 20% off EVERYTHING SALE
is STILL on until we get home and it gets turned off 
CODE -  DUSTYUSA20
Remember though that orders will not be printed out for processing until the end of January and will be packed and posted in order or receipt.

Now for Nicole's 
Winter Wonderland Layout

Hello! Nicole here today to wish Happy New Year to you all, wonderful Dusty FANattics,
and share with you my first DT project of 2018 in homage to Winter!
In Canada where I live we are right in the midst of a brutal and very snowy
Winter season (roads have been icy and treacherous for a week since our last
major snow storm), but as much anguish that this season gives me, I have to say
that it does inspire me to create some very lovely and magical art.
I created this layout with many Winter-inspired chipboard pieces,
starting with the title Winter Wonderland and a Page Pebble #5.
All my chipboard were covered with snow white embossing powder
and then dabbed with a little Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink acrylic paint.
I added some sparkle on my page by cutting up and arranging some parts
of the Bling Flourish and adding a few individual Bling pieces.
I wanted to keep my pretty pink and white striped background as bare
as possible so I combined a few Mini Snowflake Disks to the embossed
stickers on the base and the few bling brads.
You can see here that I stitched a few snowflakes on my background
and I used a little Dusty Pink paint to colour the inside.
I added a few flair buttons, some plastic and metal snowflakes
as decorations and then some splashes of white on everything
to give my page more of a snowy feel. I love how it turned out!
Cold hands, warm heart... that describes how I feel right now,
waiting patiently for Springtime to arrive - hehe
Here are the Dusty Attic products used:
Chipboard
Dusty in Colour
Accessories
Make sure to visit the Dusty Attic website to see lots more 
of fabulous DA designs  and products!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Forever Always and Love Layouts - Belinda Spencer





20% OFF EVERYTHING SALE 
THAT'S RIGHT OFF

EVERYTHING, 

from NOW until we leave for CREATIVATION, Midnight on Tuesday 16th January 2018  




Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share two layouts featuring the most stunning Dusty Attic chipboard designs. 
There's a bit of a love theme running through my post today with two very mushy layouts. Not like me at all!

'Forever Always' Layout


Believe it or not, that background paper is actually from a Christmas range but I just loved it for this layout. The floral design really matches our wedding which was held in a beautiful garden in a national park. And this led me to use some gorgeous botanical chipboard pieces as well as some lovely Dusty in Bloom Flowers.



I just adore the String Frames so I have added one on top of my paper layers and kept it in its natural raw state to keep with the 'natural' setting of our wedding. I also kept the Feather Charm raw too.



The Foliage # 8 chipboard has been painted white using a paint pen and then I have added some soft Peeled Paint Distress Ink very delicately with an ink blending tool. You need to be super gentle with this technique so as not to lose any of those sweet leaves.




I created a couple of pretty clusters with the chippie leaves and Dusty In Bloom flowers.




The title and page pebble were just coloured with the white paint pen again to contrast with the dark background.




Now I had planned to heat emboss those sweet little hearts with my favourite Princess Gold embossing powder but couldn't find it. I am not willing to share a photo of the state of my desk right now but if you saw it you would completely understand how easy it was for that embossing powder to hide from me! I scanned my desk area and found a roll of gold stickers that I had been hoarding for a while. They just happened to be the perfect colour so I stuck the chipboard onto the sticky side of the sticker and then cut the excess away. I used an emery board just to sand the sharp edges away. It left me wondering why I hadn't thought to use stickers before!!




Here's what I used:

















'Love' Layout


Another wedding photo on this layout which is a bit of a different design for me. The idea was to use the large sheet of paper with the 'All You Need is Love' quote on it and fit my photo and embellishments on the side. I'm not going to lie. It was tricky. It was fun to do something a bit out of the ordinary for me though. 




I have stuck to a black, white and gold theme for this layout and coloured my chipboard accordingly. The foliage was coloured with a white paint pen, the title, mini hearts and iron garnish painted with a black paint pen and the flower stamens were sprayed with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.













Here's what I used:












Well that's all from me today. I hope you are inspired to create your own 'love' layout. Make sure you share it in the Dusty FANattics Facebook Group HERE if you do. I would love to see what you create with Dusty Attic goodies.

Cheers
Belinda


Friday, 12 January 2018

CREATIVATION - SPECIAL DEAL




GUESS WHO ARE GOING TO 
CREATIVATION IN PHOENIX ?
(Previously known as CHA)

THE WHOLE DUSTY ATTIC TEAM
to check out all the new goodies and TRENDS

TO CELEBRATE WE ARE HAVING A 



20% OFF EVERYTHING SALE 
THAT'S RIGHT OFF

EVERYTHING, 

from NOW until we leave, Midnight on Tuesday 16th January 2018  


Chipboard, Stencils, Paints, Gloss, Crackle, Flowers, Dress My Craft sequins 
and EVEN DESIGNER KITS 
USE THE CODE  
DUSTYUSA20
at Checkout from the website 

The free postage offer is still available for orders over $100AUD for a limited time
(Orders will be processed when we all return from Creativation)

WE CANT WAIT 
and watch our Instagram account for updates and pics as well  




Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Love Your Smile - Rosalie Duke-Stanley



 
This project was all about the richness of GOLD. I started by stenciling randomly over the background in and round where the main photo would be. Using Lindy Stamp Gang magicals - Cotton Candy and Bodacious Blush, Spray - Sunset Pink,  added colour including a golden hue  to the background highlighting the stenciled areas.  Heavy cotton lace was cut and  made to look weathered and stuck to the page, Using Dusty Attic paint  - Sugar Plum and magicals blended to match the background coloured theme. The Mystic frame chipboard was coloured with Colour Blast Paste - leather adding a slightly textured look. The Iron Bar flourish was coloured with Rust Paste and a light rubbing of gold paste over the top. Using Archival Ink - Sepia, random stamping over the background to add a slightly grungy look. Before sticking on to the page, Art Stones (small and large) were stuck to the lace and up to where the main photo would sit. A light Spray of water to help blend in the colour from the page and lace to help blend in the look. Structure medium was used to stiffen cotton gauze and while wet, pulled to create a very loose weave. Once dried, pieces were placed on the the main embellishment area so that once the photo mat was added would just appear. Finally the words were painted with Finnabair Sparks - Butterfly sparks.
 
I hope you enjoy this project.
 


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