Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone,

Cathy here sharing my project for this month using a few gorgeous Dusty Attic Chipboard and Stencil Designs.


I recently purchased a few new colours to add to my stash of metallic pastes, which I love to use to alter my chipboard pieces and was inspired by the them to create my layout.  They are very easy to apply and give the most beautiful shimmery finish.

To create my background I used the Damask #2 Stencil Design with Decoart Champagne Metallic Lustre.

For some texture and depth I watered down a bit of Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish, which I randomly flicked around my stenciling.  I then sprinkled over the gloss varnish with a mix of copper glitter glass and microbeads and removed the excess.

The Clockworks SmallHappy and Mini Tabs #3 chipboard pieces were coated with Champagne Metallic Lustre and the Doily #10 and Foliage #7 were coated with Rose Gold Metallic Lustre.  To add more shimmer and depth, I randomly applied Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes in Egyptian Gold which is a mix of copper, silver, gold and a touch of burgundy flakes... simply divine!!!

The Mini Tabs #3 is one of the new release chipboard designs.  Pop in to the Store to see all of our beautiful new designs.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Fabscraps and Kaisercraft pp's
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice and Rose Gold

Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Egyptian Gold

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Antique Linen

Copper Glitter Glass and Microbeads

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Celebrating You - Gerry Van Gent (Challenge Inspiration)

Hello crafty friends!
Gerry's here today to share with you my take on this month's moodboard.
I was inspired by the colour scheme but I didn't use the sketch this time.
I chose "Celebrating You" title because it was perfect for my photo -
my daughter, celebrating her 10th birthday.
I use two different chipboard frames to mat my photo.
The Doily frame I painted in white and added pearls as a final touch.
I used one of the String Frames, painted it in pink and layered/adhered it
on top of the doily. Then I added the photo.
I used black ink to "paint" the "Celebrating You" caption.
I used a few leaves from "Floral Layers" chipboard.
All leaves were treated with black ink.
The Boho Feathers got a layer of gesso and after that I gave them a pink-green touch.
Because I didn't want the paint to be too strong I added a bit of glitter.
After that I dabbed a bit of gesso on the feathers.
We can't wait to see what you will create with this month's moodboard!
Happy Crafting!

Cottage Life - Valerie Ouellet

Good morning!
Here is my layout of this month for Dusty Attic. I used the new collection of 49andMarket: Cottage Life. I love this colleciton.

 I used the fabulous chipboard "Doily 10" that I embossed with Lindy's Chateau Rose embossing powder. Don't forget to apply a layer of white gesso before embossing. 

I also embossed the foliage of the set "Rosemary #1 with Lindy's Midnight Violet embossing powder"

Materials used:

Dusty Attic Chipboard  "Doily 10"
Dusty Attic Chipboard "Rosemary #1"
49andMarket Cottage Life paper
49andMarket flowers
Cuts2luv flairs
Lindy's stamp gang spray
Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Dream on - Nicole Doiron

I am so thrilled to be sharing with you my very first DT project
for the Dusty Attic.  Being a part of this fabulous team is truly
a dream come true so this canvas that I created that I call 'Dream On'
is the perfect project to start off this marvelous creative adventure!

I was inspired by the gorgeous August mood board that is country, rustic,
shabby chic, and elegant all into one.  Hopefully you will play along and 
link up your project in the Dusty Attic blog sidebar by the end of August.

Since I was making a mixed media canvas, I decided to save the lovely sketch
for inspiration for my 2nd DT project which I will be sharing with you
a bit later on this month.

Let's take a closer look at my canvas!

As you can see, it's actually a canvas upon a canvas.
I started off with a 8x10 canvas and affixed a smaller 4x6 canvas 
on top of it.  I wanted to make the focal piece of my project,
the stunning Dusty Attic Dream Catcher #2, pop out even more.

My canvas was primed with white gesso after which I some modeling paste
with the Feathers and Arrows stencil to create some textured design on the base.
I then added layers upon layers of different mists, stains and paints
until I achieved the marble white and aqua blue effect that you see.

On all my chipboard pieces, I used some blue and white embossing powders,
and then I dabbed the pieces with shimmery white paint to also give them
a dual colour effect.  There is so much medium on each piece 
that I'm sure that they have easily doubled their weight.

Below you can see details of the flowers I used including some vintage 
blooms from Dusty Attic in the ivory color and a lovely 
Page Pebble that went perfectly with the theme of my canvas.

Without a doubt, one of my favorite Dusty Attic set is the Boho Feathers set.
I used 2 feathers on my canvas and still have 3 left for future projects!

I have a very messy style when it comes to mixed media,
and even on most of my layouts, as you will see with future shares.
I tend to go crazy with the white paint and mist on most of
my embellishments, from flowers to badges to chippies.
I also like to sprinkle lots of micro beads here, there, everywhere!

And here is one final look at my canvas
which I really hope has inspired you today.

Here is a list of the Dusty Attic products used:

Dusty in Bloom - Champagne Kisses

Until next time!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Beautiful, Textured Door - Patricia Basson

Hello all my dear Blog friends...

Today I share another of my Pinterest Doors that is the inspiration for this month's Dusty Attic DT post...

Along with various Dusty pieces I also used paper from 49&Market. I used Tattered and Seeds of Love from the Vintage Artistry collection.

Using the Damask Stencil, I stencilled the background with Distress Oxides Iced Spruce and Black Soot. Spritzed with water and dried and added some random Grit paste as well through the stencil. I also used several layers of the following Distress oxides to build my background...Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Frayed Burlap.


The Corner Flourish #4 was Gesso'd and a little Distress Grid Paste was added on the leaves. To achieve the same Teal colour present in the photo, I mixed some Blue, Green and White acrylic paints and painted it on the flourish. I also touched the raised areas with a little Mystic Turquoise Antique Brilliance Wax.



After Gesso'ing the Brick Wall and Perforated Mesh pieces, I used the Patina and Rust past sets from Prima to treat the  chipboards.

The cute little Water Pump was treated as follows...Gesso...and then painted with Olive Green and Sandstone Coulourcraft Brusho's. After drying I added a little Grid paste and when dry some  Vermilion Brusho. Also added a gem 'water drop'.


The next few photos show the background before inking with the Distress Oxides and the steps of colouring the water pump.





These are the pieces I used from the
Dusty Attic Shop.




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