Thursday, 25 May 2017

Altered Lighthouse - Joanne Bain - ( Challenge Inspiration )

Hi Everyone!!

Joanne dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic May Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to 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 bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the May Mood Board.

This mood board have a very beachy theme so I decided to alter a light house that I have had for like forever. So my inspiration was the theme of the board and also the colours.

This is my interpretation of the mood board.


I decorated the outside of the lighthouse with 2 pieces from the Wrought Iron set. I have used one of the large wrought iron pieces and folded around the bottom light house and I also added one of the other trim pieces to the centre. This worked really well to add detail to the outside of the lighthouse.

The arch at the top of the door was created with a little scrap chipboard folded and shaped, I then cut a medium cog in half and attached to the top, I then cut the top off of one of the vintage keys and added to the arch for extra detail.

Dusty small branches were added to the twiggy vine and the to help add softness I added some frayed cheesecloth. For the top part of the lighthouse I added some of the medium sized dusty cogs. I cut the middle out from the cogs and gently pushed them over the top peek of the roof. Large cogs were also used to make the top balcony larger.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1173 Mini Birds On Wire
DA0232 Jumbo Cogs
DA0002 Cogs #2
DA0574 Wrought Iron Design Set
DA0392 Vintage Keys
DA1184 Branch #4 Small

963552 Finnabair - Iridescent Mica Powder - Gold
962548 Finnabair - Mica Powder - Rust
962845 Finnabair - Mica Powder - Deep Water
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black
961442 Heavy Gesso - White
961480 Texture Paste - Black Sand

Come visit my blog - Scrappin For Me

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cheeky Snapshot - Amy Voorthuis

Hello lovelies, 
Today I am up on the blog with a masculine and for me clean and simple layout without using any flowers.....yess me without flowers it was a real challenge I can tell you! 

The picture is of my dear hubby when he was just a cute little boy {he loves that picture NOT lol that I had to use it just to tease him} For this layout I played with some amazing 49 and Market papers & stamps. 

Cheeky Snapshot: 

 All the pretty chipboard pieces are treated with gesso and acrylic paint by Dusty Attic {those paints are the bomb for sure} there is such a lovely variation of beautiful colors that you can use them for any layout of other projects.


Close ups ...


The word Cheeky is one of my favorite ones by Dusty Attic that word pack is amazing to use on masculine layouts for sure. I cut the largest piece of the DA1521 - Scribble Frame Set Small in two pieces and added them on two seperate parts of my layout. 




The numbers around my picture are painted with the denim blue paint and then I added some gesso with a dabber on random spots. The nuts ate painted with the grey paint and then I added some black paint to the edges.

Dusty Attic products used: 

Other products used:

Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays

49 and Market papers 

49 and Market stamps

Tim Holtz chitchat word strips 

TCW Mini Tile Mania 6x6 stencil {Gabi's design} 

Finnabair metal stars

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful week...


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Salt in the Air - Gerry Van Gent (Challenge Inspiration)

Hello crafty friends!

Gerry's here today and sharing a layout based on May's moodboard.
I used some of the NEW gorgeous chipboards and
one of the NEW stencils. So much beauty to create with!

My photo wasn't taken on the beach but it didn't stop me to use it with
that awesome title chipboard.


I kept the treatment on the title very simple - first I applied a layer of gesso and 
then a layer of light brown ink.

For the Mystic Frame I used Dusty in Colour Oceania which is one of my 
favorite colours. To most of the leaves I added glitter. As a final touch I used
Pearl Drops to add the light brown dots.

These flower chippies from Floral Layers are so beautiful. I decided to leave them almost raw
because they were matching the moodboard perfectly like that. I did add white paint on
the edges and in the centres. 

The Damask Stencil added just the texture I wanted to my background. 
After applying the modelling paste (and once it was dry!) I used a prick pen
and an embossing mat to decorate some of the Damask elements.

Other products I used:

Thank you so much for your visit today!



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Salt in the Air ... Cathy Cafun

Hi everyone, Cathy here sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board/Sketch Challenge.

Salt in the Air and Sand in my Hair
I was drawn to the colours, textures and beach theme on the Mood Board and used the sketch loosely as inspiration.
I started by masking by background with Dusty Attic Texture Paste and the new Confetti #2 Stencil.  I mixed the a bit of Lindys Creme Brulee Cream into Lindy's Long John Silver to make a soft brown which I misted over the stenciled area, dried off, then misted in soft blue. 

Once dry, I randomly stamped with Kaisercraft crackle texture stamp in soft brown and Carabelle grungy circle stamp in sky blue and finished off by using a brown fineliner pen to highlight the Confetti Stenciling.

The new release Salt in the Air and Sand in my Hair title was the perfect addition for my mixed media beach layout.  Love this title, which has a fab mix of script and block wording.
Dusty Attic have a wonderful range of beach/ocean chipboard designs,  To accent my beach layout, I have used the Anchor, Ship's Wheel, Mini Seagulls and Fish Net Panel.

All my chipboard pieces were altered with various embossing powders, which I applied by priming the chipboard first with gesso, and whilst it was wet, I sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.
I thought the Foliage #5 would make a great seaweed.  I altered the foliage branches with Stampendous Frantage shabby blue embossing powder, heat set, randomly dabbed with gesso, sprinkled with Tim Holtz Distress broken china embossing powder and heat set a second time.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
Prima and Basic Grey pp's
7 Gypsies ephemera
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Creme Brulee Cream
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist - Long John Silver
Lindy's embossing powder - blue
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Mist - Summer Sky
Viva Inka Gold - Aquarmarine
metal charm
Kaisercraft Crackle texture stamp
Carabelle Studio circle stamp
Ranger Archival Ink - Sky Blue
Memories Ink - Sand
Stampendous Frantage embossing powder - shabby blue
Zing embossing powder - copper and brown sugar
Brown fineliner pen

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting
Cathy xx