Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dusty Attic DT - October Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's Mood Board from Dusty Attic.  To be in for the chance to win a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher, all you need to do is use the Mood Board for Inspiration in any way you like, and the only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar on the Dusty Attic Blog.
I was so taken with the bold colours of this month's Mood Board that I didn't really go beyond that, but there are so many ways to be inspired, like the pretty patterns, collection of shapes and textures as well as the beautiful quote... so many possibilities!! 

"You Are Loved"
 I started by going through my considerable stash of pp's to pick out some pretty papers in yellow and grey and white, only using the black for accents to give a fresh feel to my layout.

 How pretty is the Swirly Heart Chippie!!  To create the soft yellow to alter my chippies, I have mixed the Cashmere Dusty Colour with a little bit of Sunshine Dusty Colour. Once dry, I coated with the Dusty Clear Crackle Medium.  Before painting the heart I cut the tail section off to use in the little cluster on the top right.  

The tail section of the Swirly Heart Chippie was painted with the soft yellow and Soot Dusty Colour, then the yellow sections were coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

My title was created by using one of the pretty script words from the Word Pack #33 and a stamp. I painted the 'loved' script word in soft yellow then coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

To add a bit of contrast and draw the eye to my photo I used one of the Whimsy Frames from the #4 pack and painted it with Soot Dusty Colour.

  I just adore the Floral Corners Chippie... it's so beautiful, and I can see this one will become a firm favourite.  I only needed to use one of the pieces from the pack which I cut into two sections, to flow diagonally across my page.

I painted the leaf sections in Alabaster Dusty Colour and the flower sections in soft yellow, then coated with Dusty Clear Gloss Varnish.  To add a bit of texture I adhered white seed beads to my flower centres using the Clear Gloss Varnish and allowed to dry a little, then dabbed over with a little more Clear Varnish to make sure the beads are securely fixed.

To add a little more dimension to my chippies, I adhered some pretty Manor House Creations and Green Tara flowers with a few paper leaves. Finally I added a pretty butterfly from the Flutterbies #3 pack which I painted yellow, coated with Clear Gloss Varnish and topped with a metal bead.


Dusty in Colour
Alabaster - 

Other Product Used:
Authentique and Little Yellow Bicycle pp's
book paper
Manor House Creations flowers
Green Tara mini blossoms
Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain
Lindys Stamp Gang Steel Shimmer Starburst Mist
Clear Stamp
Ranger Black Archival Ink
seed beads
metal floral bead
paper leaves

I am looking forward to seeing how you are all inspired by this month's Mood Board Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy Cafun xx

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dusty Attic DT - Masculine Grunge Layout

Hi Everyone!!
It's Cathy here sharing a masculine grunge layout created with gorgeous chipboard, a stencil and mediums from The Dusty Attic.  

"Enjoy The Journey"

To create my background, I have mixed the Dusty in Colour - Gingernut with gel medium to create a coloured texture paste.  I then masked my patterned paper with the Distressed Diamonds stencil using the gingernut texture paste.  Once dry, I randomly stamped over the background, then used the Dusty in Colour - Clear Gloss Varnish to randomly apply some copper Mica Flakes to give my background an aged look.

How fabulous are the Barb Wire Frames chipboard... omg just perfect for masculine layouts!!  You get 4 frames of various sizes in this set, and I have used the 2nd and 3rd largest on my layout.

To give chipboard frames an aged grungy feel, I altered them, by first coating with Dusty in Colour - Hot Chocolate, then whilst the paint was still wet I randomly sprinkled with Stampendous Aged Copper embossing powder and heat set.

For added dimension to the Barb Wire Frames, I have used one of the cogs from Cog Cluster chipboard, which I cut into 2 pieces and painted with Dusty in Colour - Faded Denim.  Once dry, I coated with the Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish and whilst wet sprinkled with blue Glitter Glass.  To tie in with the vintage feel I have altered the chipboard cogs with some Tim Holtz and Prima Mechanicals brads.   I used the same process on the Blueprint JOURNEY chipboard word.

Here are all the Dusty Attic goodies I have used to create my layout all available from The Dusty Attic On-Line Store.

Don't forget, you still have time to enter this month's gorgeous Mood Board Challenge to be in for a chance to win a $100 Gift Voucher from The Dusty Attic Store!!

To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for inspiration, which you can interpret any way you like.  The only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once you have completed your project, simply link it to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy crafting... Cathy xx

Friday, September 9, 2016

Captured Moments - Mood Board Challenge - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone!!
Cathy here, and I'm so excited to be sharing my first post as a new member of the Dusty Attic Design Team.  Today I have my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board Challenge.  There is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher up for grabs.  To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for inspiration, which you can interpret any way you like.  The only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once you have completed your project, simply link it to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog. 

and here is the September Mood Board

Adore this month's Mood Board... so many ways to inspire you with the yummy textures - hard and soft, lovely muted brown, cream and blue colour palette and beautiful inspiration pics.  The distressed weatherboard, pussy willows and colour palette were the inspiration for my layout. 

Captured Moments

I was drawn to the distressed weatherboard photo in the Mood Board as I love the textured and rustic feel of it, which I have incorporated in various elements on my layout by tearing, distressing and building up of layers and textures.

To create texture on my background I have stencilled with the Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  Once dry I randomly stamped my background with a distressed weatherboard stamp in two tones of brown ink, then flicked over the background with a  few blue and soft gold mists to soften the overall effect.

I just love the Berries and Branches chippie!!  I altered the chipboard by sponging with a mix of Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint in Hot Chocolate and Gingernut and a touch of warm cream from my stash, then lightly sponging with cream and finishing off with a touch of Hot Chocolate.  

Microbeads are a fabulous way to add texture and I have used them to alter my chipboard berries, by applying them with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish.  I also used a touch of gold microbeads on the leaves by dipping a small brush in the gloss varnish then picking up some microbeads, and randomly brushing over the leaves.

I think the Dusty Attic Word Packs will be a firm favourite.  There are so many fabulous fonts and styles to choose from!!  Love the pretty script from the Word Pack #34.  I have used 'captured' word which I altered by coating with the Dusty Attic Faded Denim acrylic paint, then applying a coat of the Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish.

To frame my photo and add a feminine touch, I have used the beautiful Lacey Nameplate chippie, which I coated with Dusty Attic acrylic paint.  First I sponged with Hot Chocolate, then lightly sponged here and there with Gingernut to create some depth.

The Dusty Attic Blooms were given a grungy weathered look by lightly applying cream paint, then using the Dusty Attic Hot Chocolate acrylic paint on the stamens.

To finish off I have added a touch of lace to my torn layers and hessian twine to frame my photo and draw the eye, as well as a couple of cute glass heart beads from my stash.

Here are all the Dusty Attic goodies I have used to create my layout.

Word Pack #34 Chipboard

Berries and Branches Chipboard

Lacey Nameplate Chipboard

Faded Denim Acrylic Paint

 Gingernut Acrylic Paint
Hot Chocolate Acrylic Paint

 Clear Gloss Varnish

Clear Gloss Crackle Varnish

 Creative Script Stencil

Texture Paste

Would love to see how you are inspired by this month's beatiful Mood Board Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy crafting... Cathy xx