Sunday, 25 June 2017

You should see my Heart - Lisa Gregory

 Dusty Attic simply amazes me with all of their new deigns. Whether it be chipboard, or stencils, there is something for every creative design and mood you may have. With this layout, I wanted something delicate to counter balance the smoky gray paper. I used the Rose stencil and Dusty Attic Texture paste in the background to lighten it up.



Combining 2 or more pieces of chipboard with Dusty Attic designs to create the flow of 1 design is endless. Here I combined the frame and the Mystic Flourish to compliment my 1 dollar Resin Frame. Looks like a million bucks right?? A few strategically placed flowers brings it all together, The Doily #10 chipboard coupled with the Mystic Flourish go together perfectly.


I absolutely adore the title phrases. They take the work out of  journaling. One phrase can say it all. I just covered it with gesso and dabbed it with some Dusty in Colour in Cashmere.


The Rose stencils are awesome!! I am such a stencil junkie, and Dusty Attic has quite the collection, and always adding more designs. I used Dusty Attics texture paste, and after it was dry, dabbed on some Cashmere, then sprayed on a small amount of yellow mist to blend into the background paper.


DUSTY ATTIC PRODUCTS USED







Don't forget to join us each month for the Dusty Attic Challenge. The mood board has a theme, colors, a wonderful sketch, and awesome inspiration. The best part? You can win a Dusty Attic prize pack. Just follow the simple rules and upload your project for the chance to win. Check out the side bar on the Blog. 





Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dream - Tina Ollett (Challenge inspiration)

Welcome back and hello!
I hope this post finds you happy and well. Today I have for you a Moodboard inspired layout. Dusty Attic's June moodboard is AMAZING !!!!! I absolutely love this as you can well imagine. I am not really a pink girl but everything about this is totally gorgeous! Wouldn't you agree? There are still a few days left for you to create something to submit to be in the running to win a fantastic voucher worth $100 of Dusty goodness. That would buy a fantastic amount of chipboard!!
 Just saying..............


And my layout created with this beautiful moodboard above is titled.........

"Dream".......



I have used a combination of Maja Designs gorgeously stunning Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring Basics collection to create my layered background of torn and distressed papers.


Now here is where all the Dusty goodness begins.........arghhhhhhhh. Here I am going to explain that from time to time I have a favourite chipboard. And lets just say it may be the Fleur de Lis ...... well I will put this in a little basket right at arms reach on my scrap table. And almost each layout I create I will reach into this little basket. I can't tell you how often I have wanted to use this piece......but finally it happened for the perfect project. I think it just fit wonderfully here. You can see these pieces above cut into 2's and tucked amoungst my paper layers. Yay I was so happy when this worked!


I love these Dusty Title chipboards. They are totally gorgeous. This one was dressed in some Dusty Attic Sugar Plum acrylic paint and then I toned it down a little to compliment my page with some white gesso and of course some Dress My Craft sparkling dust........


I have also used Dusty's Swirly Frame which is another favourite of course. It was cut into two and used to frame these beautiful photo's of my daughter Ashlea. We held a Mad Hatters Tea Party a little while back and she dressed as the Queen and looked just stunning. These photos of course were changed to a Sepia tone to help fit my layout and the moodboard.


Here you can see my Fleur de Lis coloured with inks and paints. Atop of it I sat the small Decorative #1 frame and then on top of that a Mini Clock Face. The mini clockfaces are the perfect fit for this frame!!


Okay and I love me a little or quite a lot however you look at it of the Dress My Craft
Princess Mix Sequins. I also gave my layout a good sprinkling of  Dress My Craft's Sparkling Dust just to make it shine that little bit more.


I also added in some florals but I kept it quite minimal for me that it. Above you can see the 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers that I used. These are the Pina Colada coloured florals that I changed up by wiping over with a little Dusty Sugar Plum acrylic paint. 
  

I have also tucked in a little lace and muslin to keep the layout as soft as possible.


And lastly these gorgeous gorgeous Dusty Attic Heart Arrows. I have dressed both the large and the small chippies in some Star Dust Stickles to really make them pop. I then added them into my clusters of flowers. 



Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and find some time for you !

Big hugs .....

Tina x






Materials Used


Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1933bs



Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 4th May



Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923


Dusty Attic Sugar Plum Acrylic Paint DA0908

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Salt in the Air shell - Sanderijn De Bruin


My little girl and I were on the beach at March 26th this year, and we had such a peaceful and joyful afternoon together.
It gave me a wonderful feeling of being blessed, because we both felt this amazing inner peace after being there for just a few hours.
We collected shells together and I wanted to use them for an altered piece.

I had a very big shell in my stash for quite some time now, and it was perfect for an altered project.
My sweet friend Kasia had send me these cute little seahorses and I used them on my project to let them represent me and my little girl that afternoon at the beach...


I first ripped the sides of the seagrass chippies a little bit apart, and then I painted them twice with white acrylic paint.
I glued some sisal  and the seagrass chippies in the bigger shell with 3d gel.
Next I added the little shells, metal stars, metal round objects and the seahorses.


When it was dry, I painted everything with clear gesso.
Then I poored some clear crackle varnish between the layers of the little shells.
When it was dry and crackled, I added a layer of white gesso.


And then the fun began! I sprayed blue and yellow-gold inks from Lindy's Stamp Gang on my project, and dried it with a heattool. Adding several layers  until I was satisfied.

I added gold Finnabair wax with a brush and my fingertips. Highlighting my little seahorses in the middle.


The chipboard title is first embossed with white embossing powder and then painted with white acrylic paint. When the paint was not yet dry, I sprinkeld some golden glitter over the title.


Dusty attic products used:





Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Perfect Moment - Cathy Cafun (June Challenge Inspiration)

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board/Sketch Challenge over at The Dusty Attic.  This month we have a beautiful Beach themed Mood Board and fabulous sketch from "The Nifty Pixel".

Why not enter for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher from the Dusty Attic website. All you need to do is use the Mood Board or Sketch or both for inspiration, add Dusty Attic chipboard to your creation and simply add your link with your name and country to the right hand side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

Perfect Moment



To create my layout I used this month's sketch and started by tearing a strip of the pretty Maja Designs floral paper to add to the left side of my weatherboard background paper and added sections of diecut lace paper to peak out from underneath.  I also added a small torn section to the top right. 

To mask my background I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste and the gorgeous new Rose Stencil.  Once dry, I outlined the roses with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Marker, then randomly stamped over the masked area with Kaisercraft tiny dot texture stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in worn lipstick.
All chipboard designs are new releases and were altered with embossing powders in glossy pearl, matte pearl and and Nuvo witch gives a textured look.   I applied them to the chipboard pieces by priming first with gesso, and whilst wet, sprinkling with embossing powder and heat setting.



Dusty Attic Product Used
Mystic Flourish - DA1747
Other Product Used
Maja Design, Bella Fancy Pants, MME and Basic Grey pp's
Prima Rosibelle Flowers
Kaisercraft Tiny Dots texture stamp
Prima background stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Worn Lipstick
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
Lindy's embossing powder - Cosmic Pink
Nuvo Embossing Powder - Ballerina Pink
Tinby Melts Embossing Powder - Snow
Prills - Tutu
Lace embellishment
Gesso



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting

Cathy xx