Friday, March 23, 2018

Dusty Attic March Mood Board Challenge - Remember Today

Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How gorgeous is the colour palette and shabby roses and peonies theme!!
"Remember Today"

The inspiration I took from this month's Mood Board was the colour palette, pretty blooms and lace doily.
 To create my background I stencilled with the Damask #2 stencil and Prima Modelling Paste.  I then stamped the floral pattern by applying Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint to the Stampers Anonymous vines and roses stamp, then spritzed with a touch of water to give a watercolour effect.  I also stamped with Kaisercraft script background, then finished off with the beautiful Dress My Craft White Sunshine sequins for a bit more texture, which I applied with Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish.

 I altered the Dusty Attic Vintage Frame #2, Lacey Trims and Foliage #1 chipboard pieces by coating first with gesso, then applying white liquid pearls, which creates a beautiful finish for those shabby chic/romantic layouts.
How sweet are the recent release Mini Captions!!  I altered my title with Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint and white liquid pearls.

Other Product Used:
Cocoa Vanilla pp 
Lemoncraft pp
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Prima Modelling Paste
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Vines and Roses stamp
Pearl embellishments
Lace flowers
Kaisercraft Script Background stamp
Distress Ink - hickory smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dusty Attic February DT Creation - Picture Perfect

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a rustic, romantic inspired layout using gorgeous chipboard and stencil designs from The Dusty Attic.

"Picture Perfect"
I adore this photo of my nephew's wife taken by a professional photographer.  The rustic setting and colour tones go beautifully with her gorgeous red hair!!

I used two of the Dusty Attic stencils on my background.  One of the sprigs from the Wildflower Stencil #2 was used to create a bit of depth to my flower clusters.  I used texture paste and when throughly dry, outlined the sprig with a brown fineliner pen to match the tones in my layout and make them pop.

I also used the Chicken Wire Stencil over the top of my misted and stamped background.  I used a mix of pink and white Liquid Pearls to tie in with the pink blossoms.

To alter my chipboard pieces I first coated them with gesso, then coated them with soft pink and white Liquid Pearls.

Other Product Used:
Pink Paislee pp 
Kaisercraft pp
Prima Glass Beads - butter
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Lindys Starburst Spray - Creme Brulee Cream
Lindys Starburst Spray - Clam Bake Beige
Liquid Pearls - Cottonball & Madagascar
Pink blossoms
Couture Creations -  Ephemera Diecuts
Kaisercraft Pearls - snow white
Fineliner pen - brown
White Gesso
Faber Castell Texture Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dusty Attic February Mood Board Challenge - Vintage Grunge Layout

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board Challenge at The Dusty Attic.

"What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful"

This month's Mood Board does come across as masculine, but I was inspired by the leather bag with the buckles, the vintage elements and the colour palette and went for a feminine vintage/steampunk grunge layout, just to show you that you can interpret and be inspired by the Mood Boards in so many different ways and not necessarily with the obvious.

Because we have so many amazing entries each month and it is so difficult to pick just one winner, there will now be TWO winners who have the chance to win a $AU50 Dusty Attic Prize Voucher to spend at the Website.  All you have to do is use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation, then link it up to the Dusty Attic blog on the top right hand side... good luck!!

I love to add texture to my layouts by playing with different mediums.  I used quite a few different paints and textured items to alter my chipboard and metal elements on this layout.

The doily chipboard piece was altered by coating with Colour Blast Paste - Leather, then randomly applying the gold paint from the Prima Patina Effects and finally randomly applying Prima Copper Glitter Glass with Clear Gloss Varnish for a secure hold.

 The clock and elegant pearl chipboard pieces were altered by coating with Adirondack copper paint, then randomly applying Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes.

I used the Beautiful Life chipboard pieces as part of my title by cutting off the "LIFE' section, then coating the word with Colour Blast Leather Paste and randomly applying Prima Glitter Glass.

 Copper paint and a touch of Gilding Flakes around the edges were used to alter the #5 chipboard tab.

Other Product Used:
Blue Fern Studios pp 
Kaisercraft Documented pp
Little Birdie flowers
Green Tara flowers
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Autumn Leaves
Prima Patina Effects Paint
Prima Glitter Glass - copper
Martha Stewart microbeads
Colour Blast Paste- Leather
Lindys Moon Shadow Mist - Smoky Sapphire
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Copper
Kaisercraft texture stamp - floral wallpaper
Distress Ink - vintage photo
metal charms

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dusty Attic - January DT Layout

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my January creation for The Dusty Attic using some of their fabulous chipboard designs.

"Remember This"

This month I decided to create a masculine grunge layout.  My son Luke left this morning for his 3rd trip to Japan, so I was inspired to scrap a few of the hundreds of fabulous photos from his last trip.  These were taken at Universal Studios in Japan.  He is wearing a pair of funky glasses he purchased that probably have something to do with the photos... I don't have a clue!! but hexagons seemed to be the way to go.

I have used a couple of the black mini tabs, one of the new titles and the chicken wire which was just perfect for the hexagon theme.  I also cut apart some of the arrow borders which I inked in black to make them pop.  I used red and black ink and gesso to alter my chipboard pieces, and a white Dylusions pen to make the letters stand out in the title piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting :)