Friday, 16 September 2016

Precious Memories - Patrica Basson

Can one believe it? Spring has sprung here in South Africa! Wasn't it just yesterday that we felt the cold fingers of Winter creeping up on us? We did not have a very cold Winter at all this year, no frost...and the forecast is that we are in for another hot and dry Summer again...Uhg...heat...really wish Winter could stay a little longer!

Anyways...Here I am once again with my Design Team page for Dusty Attic....Thank goodness Michelle takes selfies, That gives me a photo now and then to!

I used some Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish on the top and bottom of the page. Also mixed Dusty Attic Texture Paste with Lindy's Stampgang Magical's, Steel Shimmer and stencilled that on the background. I then sprayed with Lindys Moonshadow, Ethereal Emerald. The Laurel Sprigs and Lace Border #3 are Gesso'd and painted with Indian Copper H2O's.

The Ornate Frame #7  was gesso'd and painted with Dusty Attic paints Hot Chocolate and Storm Cloud  and also sprayed with the Lindy's mist.

From the Dusty Attic On-line store I used the following products....

Hot Chocolate
Storm Cloud
Clear Crackle Varnich

For much more amazing inspiration, please visit our Dusty Attic blog filled with projects from my fellow DT friends...

Memory is a child walking along a seashore.
 You never can tell 
what small pebble it will pick up
 and store away among its treasured things. 
~Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal~

Thank you for taking the time to visit....

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Art Journal Page - Valia Katzaki - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic friends!

It's Valia Katzaki here with you today to show you another art journal page using glorious Dusty chippies and flowers. I am in love with my art journal lately and Dusty pieces always help my inspiration to flourish. This is an 17cm x 23cm page from my watercolor journal inspired by our October moodboard. 

Our moodboard 

The Lacey trims were painted with Finnabair steampunk copper and then misted with two shades of Lindy's mists. Because of the acrylic underneath, the mists didnt cover completely the chipboard, resulting in a beautiful stained, marbled look I ended up loving! 

I used Dusty Attic modeling paste to give texture to my background. I applied a thick layer of acrylic paint on my chains and then heat dryed it closely to make the paint bubble for extra texture. I also glued several Dusty blings. 

The Dusty Attic blooms were colored with mist made from Finnabair micas and Lindy's mist - what can I say? I am a like girl who loves shine! 

Dusty Attic products used

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I hope I inspired you with my art project! Until next time, 


Monday, 12 September 2016

Beautfiul - Amy Voorthuis

Goodmorning everyone, 
I am up on the blog today with a layout I made not using Maja Design papers "yep" I can make something with other papers too lol....for this layout I used several 7 Dots Studio collections. This time I also used some pretty Prima Marketing flowers I think I am a addict when it comes to flowers. I treated the chipboard pieces I used all differently some with just acrylic paint and others I embossed.  

This paper exists out of wood grain which I really love. For this layout I cut the wood grain pattern and distressed it heavily after that I cut out some more strips of that same papers which I also distressed and added them on my layout on three places. Then I splattered three different sprays on the paper and I also added the heart stencil {my favorite} with the Dusty Attic texture paste.

As you can see here I painted the frame that's around my picture with some acrylic pink paint by The Dusty Attic. Later I added some rust paste plus white crackle paste and I finished it off with a metal gem. The word "Beautiful" was embossed with two colors Lindy's embossing powder and the small chains I gessod and spray painted. 

Oh how I enjoy playing with chipboard so much I can't imagine to not use it on my layouts it just feels not finished when I don't use it. This layout was really a happy layout to create and I will be creating more very soon. 

The Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to play along with the  mood board this month can't wait to see your entry. 
 I want to wish you a wonderful & sunny week lots of love.....

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Captured Moments - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!
Cathy here, and I'm so excited to be sharing my first post as a new member of the Dusty Attic Design Team.  Today I have my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board Challenge.  There is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher up for grabs.  To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for inspiration, which you can interpret any way you like.  The only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once you have completed your project, simply link it to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog. 

and here is the September Mood Board

Adore this month's Mood Board... so many ways to inspire you with the yummy textures - hard and soft, lovely muted brown, cream and blue colour palette and beautiful inspiration pics.  The distressed weatherboard, pussy willows and colour palette were the inspiration for my layout. 

Captured Moments

I was drawn to the distressed weatherboard photo in the Mood Board as I love the textured and rustic feel of it, which I have incorporated in various elements on my layout by tearing, distressing and building up of layers and textures.

To create texture on my background I have stencilled with the Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  Once dry I randomly stamped my background with a distressed weatherboard stamp in two tones of brown ink, then flicked over the background with a  few blue and soft gold mists to soften the overall effect.

I just love the Berries and Branches chippie!!  I altered the chipboard by sponging with a mix of Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint in Hot Chocolate and Gingernut and a touch of warm cream from my stash, then lightly sponging with cream and finishing off with a touch of Hot Chocolate.  

Microbeads are a fabulous way to add texture and I have used them to alter my chipboard berries, by applying them with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish.  I also used a touch of gold microbeads on the leaves by dipping a small brush in the gloss varnish then picking up some microbeads, and randomly brushing over the leaves.

I think the Dusty Attic Word Packs will be a firm favourite.  There are so many fabulous fonts and styles to choose from!!  Love the pretty script from the Word Pack #34.  I have used 'captured' word which I altered by coating with the Dusty Attic Faded Denim acrylic paint, then applying a coat of the Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish.

To frame my photo and add a feminine touch, I have used the beautiful Lacey Nameplate chippie, which I coated with Dusty Attic acrylic paint.  First I sponged with Hot Chocolate, then lightly sponged here and there with Gingernut to create some depth.

The Dusty Attic Blooms were given a grungy weathered look by lightly applying cream paint, then using the Dusty Attic Hot Chocolate acrylic paint on the stamens.

To finish off I have added a touch of lace to my torn layers and hessian twine to frame my photo and draw the eye, as well as a couple of cute glass heart beads from my stash.

Here are all the Dusty Attic goodies I have used to create my layout.

Word Pack #34 Chipboard

Berries and Branches Chipboard

Lacey Nameplate Chipboard

Faded Denim Acrylic Paint

 Gingernut Acrylic Paint

Hot Chocolate Acrylic Paint

 Clear Gloss Varnish

Clear Gloss Crackle Varnish

 Creative Script Stencil

Texture Paste

Would love to see how you are inspired by this month's beautiful Mood Board Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy crafting... Cathy xx