Monday, 26 May 2014


Perfect for not only your layouts but Pocket style Scrapbooking
(Project Life), Card Making, Altered art, Art Journals and ATC's
Jen has been busy putting new designs up
 into the web-site.  
Just a few are shown below - but you can see the
 rest on the website HERE
("Whats New" on the top left)
Branch #3
Model: DA1094
Hashtag sayings 
Model: DA1076
Pointer tags
Model: DA1079

 View Finders
Model: DA1080

mini Mason Jars
Model: DA1087
I cant wait to get creating #justsaying !!!!

May Sketch - Vicky Alberto

Every month Dusty Attic chipboard has a fantastic sketch challenge and each of the design team members reveal examples throughout the month. Here is my sketch layout for May. The picture was taken over 60 years ago in Portugal and my father is the toddler (beside my grandfather). We don't have many family photos like this - so this one is very precious to us.

I rotated the beautiful sketch like this:

Here is a close-up of the chipboard. I used distress ink and clear crackle vanish on the chipboard pieces.

Don't forget to enter the monthly challenge on the NING!

Dusty Attic Products Used:
Large Chicken Wire (DA0457)
Skeleton Clock Face (DA0430)
Decorative Scroll #1 (DA0213)
Pocket Watch (DA0393)
Word Pack #1 (DA0871)
Clear Crackle Vanish (DA0900)

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Post Card - Heather Jacob

Hello and welcome all my friendly scrappers. 
today I am sharing my May project for
Dusty Attic, the home of beautiful chipboard, color and blooms .
I decided to create quite a simple layout this month and allow the chipboard to dominate

 Baden and I  have been on lots of road trips
and one of our very fave places to explore is the Great Ocean Road
along the Victorian coast, with the magnificent Southern Ocean waves
 pounding the rugged limestone cliffs. 

This photograph was taken in the Ottway Ranges .
One of the many rainforest walks we have explored .
the tree ferns and undergrowth are breathtaking , so lush and dreamy.
I chose kraft paper to represents the earthy tones in the trees, branches and ground.
I added some random stamping on my background to create movement .

I wanted to mimic the colors and give a lush feel to the chippies.
I applied rusty hinge first then added some 
Dusty in color
Capri : DA0915

Dusty in color soot: DA0925

I layered them and then applied some crackle varnish .
This doubles as a finish and also keeps them together easily. 
The film strip and the numbers echo the thousands of  photos 
I have taken over our many years of travelling. 

Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in color Capri : DA0915
Dusty in color soot: DA0925
Filmstrips small: DA0935
 Mini Number grid : DA1073
Lavender : DA1001

I layered the chippies in a cluster and tied them with wedding wire and string.
I am really happy with the colors and varnish crackle effect .

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until we meet again

big hugz from me xox

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Grandpa's Shadow Box - Rachelle Sigurdson

I was so excited when my girlfriend showed me this Vintage Family photo. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to scrap it. There were so many fun things I could do,with playing with this photo. I could go rustic,but also use some beautiful embellishments because of the carriage.
the original B/W
I changed it to sep

 I decided to do a shadow box,to have more depth.
 I created the shadow box, Bev gave me the title & I had her do the journaling ,that is at the back of the shadow box.

Products used in this project:

Dusty Attic:

Mini Script Alpha DA0859

Brick Wall Panel DA0316

Wattle Blossom DA0572
wicker fence DA0864
Hanging sign & post (DA0197)
Skeleton Clock DA0430

grass border#1 DA0659
Door #3 DA0690
chicken wire panel DA0177

leafy stem #3 DA0580
Fancy Label DA0491

Maja Design:Vintage Autumn Basics No:XIX,No.XXII, Vintage Summer Basics:1932,18991,1905            
Prima: sunrise,sunset collection,paper petals,sunrise,sunset,roses, junkyard industrial lamps, sunrise,sunset,clock faces, sunrise,sunset washers,locket,burlap trim

Graphic 45: matchbook box-12x12,ornate metal keys

Tim Holtz: pen nibs,jump rings,mini fasteners,screw eyes, metal feet,metal corners,chain,snaps, paint dabber-metalics gold,walnut stain,rock candy crackle,picket fence crackle

Martha Stewart Texture Effects,corrugated board, jb seed beads & beads,burlap string, liquid accents,viva gold metalic,versa mark ink pad pine cone,pebbles chalk,old cloth covered brads & petaloo teastained dahlias blue,old metal alpha,crafters workshop stencil,molding paste

Bev's title: Grandpas story, I painted the alpha with Adirandack gold acrylic paint dabber (gold),then inked the edged with pinecone versa mark. 
a closeup of a flower cluster,using chipboard leafy stem,prima & petaloo flowers & pen nibs
Family last name,using old metal letters from my supplies
The original photo,that I made a frame out of chipboard,paper & rock candy crackle. I also added photo corners 
close up of another flower cluster.

 The flower centers are made by using old cloth covered, bright brads. I first painted then with the gold dabber & when that dried I put a very thick coat of rock candy crackle. The crackle was still wet,when I put on the jump rings,snaps,seed beads & pearls. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat.I removed the centers from the petaloo tea died flowers, & used these. The gold flowers are prima...
Close ups of  another flower cluster,I used burlap in this one.
The front of the shadow box was 2 inches,so I cut a inch off all sides. I glued the brick panel onto cardstock,before I cut out my pieces for the front of the shadow box & I stained the brick with walnut stain,then cut out my pieces & glued them to the shadow box. I then painted the bricks with rock candy crackle,& once that dried I rubbed in some gray chalk. For the mortar I used 2 coats of Martha Stewart texture effects.
This is how I was able to free stand

The floor of the shadow box has 5 layers of corrugated paper. So I was able to free stand my photos, chipboard ect,by gluing pins, (I used some different sizes of Tim Holtz pins & for the heaver pieces I used the things you tie up Turkeys with). I left about a inch of the pin sticking out, the applied glue to the pin & the bottom of the photo or chipboard piece & poked it into the floor.  
I made the wagon wheel by using the prima skeleton clock,a chipboard wheel (that I stained with walnut stain,then rock candy crackle & once that dried I poked in some Tim Holtz mini brads. I used a prima washer for the center.
I printed the photo, that I cut out the figures 8x10 on Velvet Art paper. I printed 2, 8x10's so that I could pop that amazing carriage. I was surprised to see how much the carriage popped & how it picked up the gold. I used the door behind the people & carriage, because it had alot of the same detail as the carriage.I painted the door with picket fence crackle,then stamped it with the Tim Holtz wood grain stamp. Once that dried I rubbed in some pinecone versa mark & inked the edges. I used gold dabber for the window part.
wicker fence behind the wagon wheel
skeleton clocks & washers behind the photo. I hung the photo,but also glued it to the back of the shadow box so it would not move. I cut pieces of chipboard & glued them together & used that to raise the photo. I used liquid accents for my glue,it dries fast & my pieces stay (I hope)
another close up of a flower cluster,using a locket as a pocket watch

I first stained the chipboard pots with walnut stain,then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. While the crackle was still wet I sprinkled on some jump rings & seed beads. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat of crackle.I then tied on a piece of burlap string. On the grass,I used first rock candy,then when that dried I pained on some gold dabber,while the dabber was still wet I took my paper pierce & scratched in the lines on the grass part. I then used liquid accents to glue the micro beads onto the heads of the grass. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Lights - Camera - Action - Nadia Cannizzo

Hello everyone! Nadia here with you again . 
Back with you today to share one more layout created for The Dusty Attic 

"Lights Camera Action"

Now that I have 3 children, it is very interesting to watch them and see their different personality develop. Is it not true that the first born is usually the cautious one because both parents were probably all of that child because it was the first one? And is it not true by the 3rd child there is no time to take a breath let alone "fuss" over things of ZERO importance which makes kids more resilient, easy going and spontaneous? This is what is going on in this picture.. it sums up exactly what is happening with my 3 daughters. The oldest 2 are having ice cream. The first born wants the baby to try it but the look on her face is one of worry... while if you look at the middle child.. well she is having a great old time LOL No fear, no stress.. just waiting and hoping the baby drops it or something. And then we have the baby.. she's just going along for the ride, into everything and is growing at a much faster rate than the others.. lol She just wants that ice cream!! 

I cut the large Number Grid into smaller pieces and matted my photo on it. 
I painted it with Gesso and then coloured it with Ginger Peach Twinkling H2O's . 

Materials List

The Dusty Attic
Chipboard hearts: Scribble Hearts (DA1019)
Title: Lights Camera Action ( DA1057)
Number grid Large ( DA1061)

Paper: 7 Dots Studio - Messy Head
Luminarte Twinkling H2O's - Ginger Peach
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste: BLACK
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop - Life Months


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