Thursday, 1 December 2016

December 2016

Well, the end of the year is fast approaching, what a great year we have all had. Everyone is busy busy busy getting ready for Christmas and the end of the school year, its all so exciting.

There are three NEW "Creative Layers" CHIPPY DESIGNS FOR CHRISTMAS 
I showed one on the blog the other day, but this one is a favorite of mine with his cute little nose and buttons and that hat, its all so cute and we don't even get snow in Perth!


You can find them on the Dusty Attic Website HERE

Now to announce the winner of the November Mood Board....

Torsa Saha's Altered Canvas, the team where all in awe of everyone's entries yet again, and it made the voting very hard.

December's mood board may take you by surprise because we haven't gone the whole "traditional" red and green, Christmas theme line, instead it is this beautiful rich purple pallet with a stunning message to just be "your own kind of beautiful" because we all are ! Starting of with inspiration for you is our wonderful  

Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, using Dusty Attic's Mood Board for December....

The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is 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 of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Laurel Sprigs
Laurel Sprigs
String Frames small
String Frames small
Vintage Frame #2
Vintage Frame #2
Leafy Scroll
Leafy Scroll
Trellis small
Trellis Small
Thinking of You
Thinking of you
Mini Captions #3
Mini Captions #3
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Storm Cloud
Dusty in Colour Storm Cloud
Here are some close ups...

I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted all the chipboard with the DA Storm Cloud. The last step was to randomly paint the pieces with LuminArt Silk Wine & Roses & Wisteria.....
I cut the small Trellis & glued it to the circle frames & Vintage Frame # 2. Here are a few more close ups......

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

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dream Big Mini Album - Lisa Gregory


 The Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge colors are so beautiful!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do using the blue and green. I had been wanting to do a new mini album using those 2 colors. This was my chance! Did you know Dusty Attic has more than chipboard?? Yup... Flowers, stencils, pearls and texture paint are just more of the products I used on this mini album cover. I used neutral colored patterned paper for the album so that I can use color any way I wanted on it.

Here is a view of the spine. The mini album is a little over 1 inch thick. There is room to expand before the album is tied closed, so adding a few bulking items will not interfere with the closure.

Here is a close up of the cover. You can almost feel the rich texture created by the stencil and texture paste.  To prep the cover, used the Dusty Attic texture paste and distressed stencil. Once it was dried, I brushed the whole cover with clear gesso. I sprayed the cover lightly with a fine mist of water, then added my spray colors and let them bleed on the cover. once I was satisfied with the coverage, I stated to add my flowers and chipboard in layers,

I colored some seam ribbon with the same color sprays I used on the album cover. I added some beads and jewelry findings from my stash to the ends of the ribbon.

This is a view of the album when it is closed with the ties. There are only 4 pages in the album, but each one is interactive with flip-ups and pull outs. This creates lots of "real estate" for journaling and photos. All of the chip board was primed with white gesso, then sprayed with color mists. The title of the album was heat embossed with Embossing powder so that it would stand out from the sprayed chipboard.

Here is a view of the album opened up. I think I will color the some of the inside pages as well and add some more Dusty Attic Chipboard and texture.


New Creative Layers and 2017 Retreat

Ohhhhh did you see this ??
Which means there are 3 new ones and they are all themed
 for the season of Christmas upon us
Have a look on the Webiste
You purchase the Chippy on the left and it can make an embellishment as shown on the right, all ready to add onto a layout or card, or use it any way you like. 

Our first retreat in 2017 is March 16th to the 19th in Muresk, Perth. It is a beautiful quiet spot with delicious food and best of all is the amazing ladies that attend. Details are below and we would love to see you there also xo


Monday, 28 November 2016

Live Beautifully - Cathy Cafun

Hi everyone, Cathy here today sharing a layout created with a selection of beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard and mediums.

"Live Beautifully"

I have the most massive stash of pattern papers which I have accumulated over the last 10 years, as I find it very difficult to part with them.  Recently I came across some old shabby chic Daisy D's papers which I adore, and I knew I had just the right photo and beautiful Dusty Attic product to make the most of these gorgeous pp's.

I really love the Dusty Attic stencils.  There are so many beautiful designs to choose from to create your mixed media backgrounds.  For my background I decided to keep it simple using the pretty Flower Power stencil with Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  I then stamped over with a Prima script stamp in Archival Ink and flicked over with Lindy's Queen of Hearts Red Magicals for a little contrast.

The Dusty Attic chippies were altered by coating with Forrest mixed in with a touch of white paint to soften the colour and Faded Denim Dusty in Colour acrylic paint.  Whilst wet I sprinkled with Lindy's embossing powder in Madonna Robe Blue Gold and Spring Green to add a bit more colour and give the chippies  a glossy rippled texture.  Then for a little contrast and a pop of colour I used Berry Nice Prills for the daisy centres.

As you may know, I love to fussy cut to create layers and depth to my creations, so here I have fussy cut little daisies from my pp and highlighted their centres with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Medium.  It doesn't show up very well in the photos, but it's a lovely way to add a bit of dimension to your fussy cut elements.

The Ticket and Quoted Sentiments chippies were lightly coated with Color Box mixed media ink in Patina.  Make sure you build up the colour by dabbing lightly so the imprinted words stay visible.

The Flutterbies #3 are one of my favs chippies... so pretty and the perfect addition to your feminine layouts.  I altered one of the smaller butterflies from the pack with Patina ink and layered it up with a butterfly diecut and topped it with a cute button and Kaisercraft pearl.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Daisy D's pp's
Berry Nice Prills
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - 
Madonna Robe Blue Gold, Spring Leaf Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen of Hearts Red Magicals
Prima Iron Orchid Script Stamp
49 & Market Gabis Line Stitch Stamp
Ranger Archival Watering Can
White Paint
Kaisercraft Pearls - Denim
Kaisercraft Collectables
Lace - Bella Paperie
Flower Button
Colour Box Mixed Media Ink - Patina

Thanks so much for stopping by

Happy Crafting :)