Friday, 28 February 2014

XOXO - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today to share my February project using the gorgeous new "string of hearts frame set" (DA1017). I just adore this beautiful chipboard. I also used some letters from the "mini ABC set upper" (DA0861) to for the XOXO title that I set in the largest heart.

I had this picture of my daughter as a baby (in an old frame) and decided it was a perfect size for this kind of "frame" layout. As you can see... I am still in the Valentine's spirit too. Pink is my favourite colour to scrap and this picture was actually taken on Valentine's day 2009!


1. I built up the frame with two layers of thick gesso, pouncing a stiff brush to leave peaks of gesso (and drying completely between the layers applied).

2. Next, I sprayed with a peachy pink mist, from a distance, to lightly coat the chipboard.

3. Dark pink mist was randomly applied, but this one was sprayed very close - to have it pool around the gesso peaks. The peaks act like a resist to give a nice rippled textured effect.

4. On the letters I simply primed them with white gesso and then applied glass bead gel.

String of hearts frame set (DA1017) - largest piece was used

Mini ABC set upper (DA0861) - used for the XOXO title

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Re-purpose Lantern - Tina Dalton

Hi this Month I thought I would create something off the page to show case some Dusty Attic goodies, and I had recently purchased this Black Lantern and a bargain store close by, and it seemed perfect for what I had in mind.
I removed the glass and painted the whole lantern white. Once it was dry I painted my chosen chipboard pieces white as well, I chose to decorate all four sides identical except I added a different Mini word to each side, I used the words Believe, Dream, Adore and Cherish.
First up I sprayed the Corner Flourish #5 DA 0875 and attached it on the right hand side of each side of the lantern. I then built up my floral cluster on the opposite side trailing down and added a few Mini Butterflies #2 DA 0893 to the flourish. 

I wanted to decorate the top of the lantern as well and really like the look of the Dusty Attic Mini wrought Iron Fence DA 0948, I painted it white, distressed it just a little and attached two layers of it around the top of the lantern, oh and I attached it upside down so it look like the fancy edging they have on the old fashioned houses.

I also added some matching flowers, including the gorgeous Dusty Attic Mini Roses in the pink, to the very top and painted white and distressed a  Dusty Attic Flutterbies #3 DA 0766 to each side of the top section.

Thank you for calling past, and Dont forget to pop over to the Dusty Attic Ning and check out all the Dusty goodness that everyone shares over there.
Thanks for stopping by 
Tina xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Aged Terracotta - Heather Jacob

Hello and welcome to Dusty Attic the home of amazing chipboard and blooms 

Heather J. with you today and I am sharing an Earthy layout 
Featuring the new DA design  
Ivy Corners : DA1018

as many of you know I adore nature and my garden . 
these old terracotta pots are all aged and mossy ,
 but I really love the energy this gives them and adds to the character. 

I added paint to the ivy chippies and to achieve this color I used 3 colors
 Dusty in Colour Gingerbread : DA 0922
Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange :DA 0906
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate : DA0923
and when dry I randomly dabbed some Black Versa color ink on the edges. 

If you haven't yet tried the DA paint , 
please consider it as the colors are just fantastic.
and I have such fun mixing them to create perfect shades and hues I desire for my projects. 

in my opinion these DA  blooms add the perfect touch to my layout .

Dusty Attic items used 
Heart Arrows #2
Heart Arrows #2
Ivy Corners   Model DA1018
Dusty in Colour Gingerbread : DA 0922
Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange :DA 0906
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate : DA0923
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Trellis small : DA 1032
Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil : DA0805

thanks so much for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to have a play
 with these stunning and versatile chipboard pieces . 
warm hugz till next time xoxo

Saturday, 22 February 2014

December Christmas Village - Helena Johansson

Hi everybody! Today I'm here to share a new layout, using lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. 
The best thing about chipboard is the versitality! You can use so many combinations together
 and create something completely unique!

 For this layout I have played with Art Deco corners (DA1007) that I painted with Dusty in Colour, Forrest (DA0919), to match the dark green paper I have as a frame of this page. I then arranged flowers and Scrolls #10 (DA0762), painted white. I have also added Snowflakes (DA0501), also painted white, the perfect chippie for Winter pages! The smaller ones I also covered with Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901) and some glitter. The title December (DA0200) was also painted white and then with Clear Gloss Varnish. 

And now prepare for lots of close-ups!

I love to layer chipboard pieces, and if you paint them in different colors they enhance eachother!

The larger snowflakes are perfect to tuck into flowerclusters (and can be used on pages that doesn't involve snow pictures too!)

Thank you for stopping by today!


Friday, 21 February 2014

February Sketch - Helena Johansson

This months beautiful sketch, made by DT-member Nadia Cannizzo, really inspired me! I just had to use the brand new String of Hearts (DA1017). Such an amazing chipboard piece and you can use it in so many ways. The best thing is, you get three sizes! I have used the larger one on my layout.

I cut a piece of the Heart of Strings off (saving it for another project!) and painted it white. I used a distress tool to rough up the edges and decorated with pearls. 

Underneath the large flowercluster I have used a Scroll Border #1 (DA0219), also painted white. The green flowers are Dusty in Blooms, color Wild Moss (DA0804).

As a final touch I have added Chevrons (DA0992), painted white and then with Dusty in Color Forrest (DA0919) and Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901). I often use gesso to touch the edges of my flowers, but this time I used a sponge and some Dusty in Color Forrest to add some green to the large white flower. 

Here are some close-ups for you:

Thank you for visiting today!


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Framed - Heath McMahon

I have something a little different to share. I decided to use a whole sheet of the Dusty Attic large Argyle Panel as my background. This then allowed me to almost create a third dimension by adding papers to the back of the panel. It's kind of like having two backgrounds.

There are so many thing you could do with this panel. Try splatting paint across a piece of white cardstock and placing that behind it or try painting the panel a bold colour and put lighter colours behind. You could create some really interesting effects.

Once I had made my 'double background' I just created the layout on top as usual, however I kept the design fairly simple so it didn't get too busy. I used two sizes of the #3 banner which I painted in four Dusty in Colour paints. I added paper to some of the larger flags for a bit of variety.

I painted a Spider Chrysanthemum flower using the same paints as the banner and added a camera chippie which I painted black.

Dusty Attic Products used
Argyle Panel large DA1010

Banner #3 DA1025

Spider Chrysanthemum DA1023

Mini Cameras DA1038

Dusty in Colour paints used:
Sunburnt Orange

I hope you get the chance to have a play with this.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday, 17 February 2014

HELLO AND TOGETHER - Cards - Nadia Cannizzo

Good morning everyone! It's Nadia with you today sharing a card set I created for The Dusty Attic.

The Dusty Attic have a HUGE website.. it includes:
Product Gallery HERE
The ning site and gallery HERE
The blog HERE

The Dusty Attic started out with just producing chipboard pieces but have since developed their own paint, flowers, and some more art mediums. 

I try to combine all of them on my Dusty Attic projects so you can get an idea of their gorgeous products. 

"Together" card

For both of these cards, I used a thick mixed media card base which would hold mediums well. 

I started by applying Tim Holtz tissue paper (Melagne) with gel medium roughly. I then applied gesso over it before adding some stamping and colour using The Dusty Attic Fine Silver and Lavender Blush paints, Gelatos, Ecoline water colours and some 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave collection papers and die cuts. 

I applied some mesh and then some Dusty Attic flowers in Evening Blush, before applying my chipboard. 

I treated this gorgeous Geometric Dusty Attic chipboard shape with some Gesso before applying Viva 3D Modelling paste with my fingertips over it. 

"Hello" card
For this card, I started by applying clear gesso to my 7 Dots 9th Wave paper, and then some colour with the Dusty Attic paints I used above, Gelatos and Ecoline water colour. 

I covered the beautiful String Of Hearts chipboard piece with 3D Modelling Paste again.  

I did the same for these Heart Arrows #1 shapes . I then added a touch of Silks purple paint on both the pieces. 

Dusty Attic Materials for both cards

Heart Arrows #1 (DA1016)
Dusty In Colour - Fine Silver ( DA0927)
Dusty in Colour - Lavender Blush ( DA0911)
Dusty In Bloom - Cornsilk  (DA0806)
Dusty In Bloom - Evening Blush ( DA0808)


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