Monday, September 25, 2017

Dusty Attic September Moodboard/Sketch Challenge - Memories Documented

Hi everyone,
Today I have my take on this month's Mood Board/Sketch Challenge created with a few of the new Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs as well as some old favourites.

Don't forget you still have time to enter for your chance to win a $100 prize voucher from The Dusty Attic. All you have to do is just use the sketch or just the Mood Board or both together, the only "rule" is that there is Dusty Attic chipboard used on your creation. 
The inspiration I took from the Moodboard this month was the photo of the deer and the sketch, which I turned upside down.

"Memories Documented"
When I saw the photo of the deer in this month's Mood Board, I knew I would have to use one of the photos Luke took whilst at a Nara Deer Park in Japan.

To create my background, I stenciled first with the Crosshatch Stencil and Rose Gold Metallic Lustre, then stenciled over the top with the Leaves #3 Stencil and Mossy Ink.  To soften the ink I lightly sponged over with gesso, then stamped over the top with Kaisercraft Tiny Dot texture stamp in Rich Cocoa ink.  Lastly, I added some splatters of Lindy's Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Mist.
I used some of the cute Deer chipboard in the layers surrounding my photo.  To alter the chipboard, I coated the deers with Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold and White Frost on the antlers. I then lightly stamped on the edge of the deer in brown ink with tiny dot texture stamp, which I softened with a light sponging of gesso.
Here is one of the new release chippies Wildflowers #7... they are so pretty and delicate!!  Again I have used Metallic Pastes to colour my chipboard... I am addicted to them, and they are so easy to apply on your chipboard pieces.  You also have the added bonus of a touch of sparkle!!
A few more of the new release chipboard packs are the Mini Tabs #5 and Mini Dots which come in Black and Raw and just perfect to incorporate into your layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
49 and Market, Maja Designs & Bo Bunny pp's
Decoart Metallic Lustre - White Frost, Rose Gold
Viva Inka Gold - Hydrangea, Green Yellow
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Tiny Dot
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Mist
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Mixed Media Ink - Mossy

Happy Crafting
Cathy xx



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Live Your Dreams - Dusty Attic DT

Hi Dusty Attic Crafters,
Today I am sharing my project for the month created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.

"Live Your Dreams"
I was going through all the new Dusty Attic chippie designs and have to say that I am loving the new Mini Tabs.  I was drawn to the Day Dreamer tab from the Mini Tabs #3 and was inspired to create this Shabby Chic/Romantic layout.

To create my background I first coated with Clear Gesso, then applied Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.  Once dry, I used the Damask #2 Stencil Design with Modeling Paste and finally stamped over my background with Kaisercraft script stamp in a soft grey ink.
To add depth to my layers I cut apart the Floral Corners and Corner Swirl #1 chipboard pieces which I layered with flowers and lace.

The chipboard pieces were altered by coating with gesso, then whilst wet adding embossing powder and heat setting.  I highlighted the embossing with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Jade, then added Prills to my flower centres.
The Mini Words #1 chippies were used to create my title and were altered with Lindys Pearl embossing powder, then coating with Champagne Ice Metallic Lustre.
How fabulous are the new Mini Tabs!!  I altered the day dreamer tab by coating with ink, then highlighting the edges with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Champagne Ice.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Studio Light pp
Prima Flowers
Manor House Creations Flowers
Prills - Sage Advice
Prima Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso
Lindys embossing powders - Green Gold, Magic Moon Pearls
Stampendous embossing powder - blue
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Cornflower Blue
Viva Inka Gold - Jade
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Script
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Broken Glass
Memento Ink - London Fog
Mixed Media Ink - Patina
Mini Alpha Stickers
Lace flowers

Happy Crafting
Cathy xx


Friday, August 25, 2017

Dusty Attic August Mood Board Challenge - Mini Canvas

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board, which was the inspiration for my Shabby Chic Boho Skull Canvas, created using gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.  You have until the end of the month to join in for your chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from the Dusty Attic website!!

Wild and Free


To create my background, I started by covering my canvas with a cream pp and then stamped around the edges to create a border.  I then stenciled the background with the beautiful Mandala Stencil and Metallic Lustre in Coral.
The Boho Skull and Mini Feather chipboard pieces were coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre and a touch of Coral Metallic Lustre on the ends of the feathers, which I attached to the Skull with DMC thread.
I was drawn to the shabby chic photos in the Mood Board and was inspired by the lace doily and pretty blooms and used fussy cut blossoms and a doily stamp to alter the Boho Skull
For the title I used the Mini Script and Teeny Weeny ABC chipboard sets, which I coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre, then lightly dabbed over with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide, let it sit for a minute, then wiped off, so it left just a hint of colour.  I used the Clear Gloss Varnish to adhere the title to my canvas.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
20cmx20cm canvas
Kaisercraft pp
Kaisercraft Tiny Dot Texture Stamp
Stampin Up Delicate Doily Stamp
Kelli Panacci Vintage Border Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint
Decoart Metallic Lustre - White Frost, Coral
DMC Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dusty Attic August DT Creation

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing my Dusty Attic project for this month using a few gorgeous 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