Saturday, 19 May 2018

Hello everyone,

Kavitha here today with you to share my mood board inspiration. The moodboard this month is absolutely gorgeous with bright colors and lots of girly elements.
I made a summery layout in yellow tones mostly with little of orange and green.

All my chippies are heat embossed except the leaves which is colored with few shades of metallic greens.
I used  a light neutral shade paper for my layout and customized the background with paints and stamping to match the layout

I have used the chicken wire panel cut into pieces in the background.
I have also used two pieces of flower stamens behind the photo.
Finished off the layout with the sentiment "the good life" from Mini captions#11
Dusty attic chippies used:

Foliage #8

Foliage #10

Flower stamens

Chicken wire panel 6*6

Mini captions #11 

Thank you for stopping by

Friday, 18 May 2018

My Absolute favourite - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, today I would like to share with you a LO I did using a photo of my sons when they were young boys, & are now all in their 30's.....

The Dusty Attic used:
String Frames small
String Frame small
Filmstrips small
mini Chicken Wire
mini Chicken wire
Foliage #1
Foliage #1
Grass Cluster #1
Grass Cluster #1
mini Grass Clusters #2
Mini Grass Clusters
Boho Feathers
Boho Feathers
Industrial Chains
Industrial Chains
My absolute favourite
My Absolute Favorite
mini Tags #1
mini Tags #1
mini tabs #5
mini tabs #5
Word Tags #2
Word Tags #2
Wordpl@y #1
Wordpl@y #1
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC
Other Elements used: 49 and Market: Cottage Life, Layered Embellishments,Vintage Shades,Botanical Blends,Potpourri, Floral Mixology,Cottage Blooms,Blossom Blends,Garden Seeds     Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle, Distress ink denim,Shimmerz Inklings-Giddy about Green, Sheer Bliss, brown ink pad, mica flacks, beads, prills, Eyelets
Here are some close ups.......
For the paper layers I used 2 sheets from the Cottage Life Collection, cut the main sheet, distressed the edges, punched in eyelets I had in my stash then weave in burlap string. I left some of the chipboard raw, just inked the edges with a brown ink pad. For the navy I used distress ink-denim. On the pieces I used clear crackle on, I first primed those pieces with clear gesso, then applied a thick coat of the crackle paint, let dry, then painted them with the Inklings-Giddy about Green & Sheer Bliss. I also inked the edges with the brown ink pad.....
I glued seed beads onto the string frame, chicken wire & film strip, & Mini Prills onto the foliage & grasses....Here are a few more close ups.....

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

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Shine - Tina Ollett

Welcome Dusty friends and hope everyone had a very Happy Mothers Day ! 
And because it was Mother's Day last Sunday, I wanted to create a project with a photo that I took of my gorgeous eldest only last week. She has grown into the most beautiful young lady both inside and out. And as a mum I couldn't be prouder of her and all my children. But this moment at her high school formal last week truly took my breath away.

My inspiration for this layout was of course the photo but I also used the beautiful Dusty moodboard for this month. When I first looked at the colours of this moodboard I was very undecided as to what I would do, but after some time procrastinating my project grew. Doing moodboards and challenges I find really puts me in a place where I sometimes need to go.

This project has been titled

I have reverted back to an older collection "Scents of Nature". I used two of the same pieces called Hold on Me. This would have to be one of the prettiest of the papers from this particular collection. I have used it before. So to reinvent a paper is always a challenge for me.      

On my background page I did layering of some beautiful lace that my bestest crafty buddy gave to me a little while back. And luckily for me she gave me a huge bundle. So I wasn't too worried about using lots. Once my layering was glued down with some 3D gel I then did some spritzing using Gold Foil Color Bloom. It is a fantastic gold, perfect for this project. My large Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #2 and title "Shine" was also spritzed with this same spray. I let the chipboard dry and then coated these pieces with my Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish.

Decorative Frame #2 DA0208

 Crackle Varnish DA0900 

You can see the effect of the crackle over the spray mist below on the title word "shine".

My second piece of Hold on Me was used to mat my photo. I added in lots and lots more layers of yummy gorgeously beautiful blooms. I have at the moment a little of an obsession with the Cerise colour in the Vintage Shades. It is a spectacularly gorgeous vintage red.  So I used a couple of packs to create my large cluster going across my photo. I added in also some of the leaves from my other packs along with a little muslin to help soften my layout.

And from another view. Here you can see the flowers in their differing shades.  I also decided to add in a little more foliage in the form of of course.... chipboards. I dressed a whole packet of these foliage pieces with ColourArte Nutmeg H20's. I love layering the H2O's on thickly and heatsetting them, making the H2O's bubble. I also did a little stamping and some transparency work using Gabi's new Ornate Stamp. I used a white embossing powder to create the transparencies of the windows and corner frame.

Foliage #10 DA1872

 And that is all from me for today.
Thank you for popping by. I will see you back here again very soon. Until then take care.
Teen x

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Picture Perfect Life - PLUS two extra creations - Belinda Spencer

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Belinda here today to share three layouts for May featuring stunning Dusty Attic chipboard.

'Picture Perfect Life'

For this layout, I have broken away from my love of simply altered chipboard! To perfectly co-ordinate with my background, I first coloured the Industrial Border # 3 with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Aloha Avocado. Once completely dry, I then roughly inked with Distress Embossing Ink and heat set with Princess Gold embossing powder. I didn't want the whole piece to be covered in the gold as then you couldn't see that lovely green colour.

I gave those awesome Viewfinder chipboard pieces the same treatment and added them to the layout as an extension of that fabulous border.

The rest of my chipboard pieces were altered with a white Posca paint pen. It usually takes two or three coats to achieve a lovely crisp white.

Products used:

'The Best Days Ever'

This layout was created as part of my design team work for The Scrapbook Store and features a whole lot of Dusty Attic chipboard. This time I have wielded my trusty white Posca Paint Pen to alter all of the chipboard. It is a great way to make your chipboard really pop when using it on quite a busy background. Better yet, it is mess free!

I have used the largest Monarch Butterfly form the set as a frame around my very small photo.

I have created my own title from Dusty Attic chipboard to suit my layout. Here I used the Best Day Ever title and added the 's' and 'the'.

Oh and you can never go wrong with any of the gorgeous foliage pieces. They are the perfect addition to flowers on your projects.

Products used:


For my last layout this month, I am sharing one I created for the May challenge at Kraft Plus Challenges which documents the birth of my darling son. I have kept to a colour combination of kraft, soft blue and white. 

I am a big fan of a small one word title so the Mini Words # 1 suits me perfectly and lasts a long time considering I just use one word per layout!

I included a sweet sprinkling of stars across this layout including solid and frame chipboard stars as well as stamped and embossed stars.

The Geo Tags are the most perfect piece of chipboard to use on boy layouts and here I have used them to point to my son's birth date.

Products used:

Well that is all from me today. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects featuring Dusty Attic products. Make sure you share them in the Dusty FANattics Facebook Group. We would love to see them and leave some love.