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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Scrapbook Store DT - Maja Design 'Summertime' and a Sad Farewell

Hi everyone,

I am so sad to say that this will be my last blog post for The Scrapbook Store.  I have had the most fabulous time being part of this amazing Design Team and would like to thank Suzanne McGregor and Marelize Frisby and all the girls for making my time on the DT such a wonderful experience.  Will miss you all xx

This month I have been creating with the gorgeous Maja Design 'Summertime' Collection, which has 2 colour themes - masculine beachy blue tones and pretty feminine red and pink tones and they intermix beautifully together too!!

Live Laugh Love
To create this feminine layout I layered three of the papers and distressed and tore the edges to create a shabby effect.  
The background was misted with Prima Sultry Shimmer Peony Color Bloom Spray, then stenciled with Kaisercraft diamonds template and Prima crackle medium.  I then randomly stamped the background with Kaisercraft Script stamp and Ranger Carnation Red archival ink, then flicked with Lindys Stamp Gang moss green mist.
I fussy cut the lovely flowers from the Smell the Roses pp to create flower clusters to add to my layering and finished off with a sweet Prima resin frame and a couple of Green Tara cherry blossoms which I altered with Prills in sage advice.

Kaisercraft Diamonds Template

Kaisercraft Script Background Stamp
Prills - Sage Advice

Ranger Carnation Red Archival Ink

TSS Products Used:
Other Product:  rubon words

Summertime by the Sea
For my last layout, I created a mixed media beachy page with the blue pp's from this collection.
I have used similar techniques by layering and distressing 3 of the pp's, then stenciled my background with a Tim Holtz mini stencil and Faber Castell whipped spackle.  I then applied the Luminarte Silks which I mixed with water with a brush and spritzing with water to create a watercolour effect and finished off with flicking some of the watered down paint.
I cut down the Scrapmatts bubbles chipboard into 3 pieces and applied blue seed beads to add some texture, then finished off with layering some of the pp's under my photo.

 Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencils - Set 7
Luminarte Silks - Azurite
 Luminarte Silks - Majestic Blue
Scrapmatts Bubbles 01 Chipboard

TSS Products Used:
Other Product:  border punch, seed beads

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Scrapbook Store DT - Maja Design 'Summertime' Collection

Hi Everyone,

Sharing my 2nd layout created for The Scrapbook Store using the beautiful Maja Designs 'Summertime' Collection.

"Summer Fun"

I went through some old photos of Luke and Brittany a few months ago and came across this sweet photo of the 2 of them when they were little, splashing around at the Beach in Caloundra and thought the pretty blue tones in this collection would be perfect for this beach themed photo.

I had fun playing around with the background on this layout.  I sprayed the background paper with Kaisercraft Aqua mist, Lindy's Whale Watch Blue and Azure Sea Asters starburst mists, then stencilled with Prima bubbles template and Prima white crackle paste.

Once dry and crackled, I highlighted with Gold Viva Inka Gold medium and applied a bit more misting.  I then stamped with Kaisercraft tiny dots texture stamp and Ranger Cobalt archival ink.  To add a bit more texture I randomly applied I'm A Maized Prills, then lightly sponged over the background with gesso to create a bit of softness.

I'm A Maized Prills

To create the darker flicks of colour, I mixed cobalt ink with water on a non-stick craft mat and flicked over by background.

How gorgeous is the Blue Fern Chipboard Seashell Frame!!  I altered the frame by applying a coat of  Gold Viva Inka Gold, randomly applying Stampendous Aqua Aged Embossing Powder, and then highlighting with Aquamarine Viva Inka gold.

Blue Fern Chipboard Seashell Frame

The clusters were created by cutting up the Prima French Riviera Flower Vine and tucking distressed pieces of Green Tara Jute Twine underneath to look like fishing net.

To make my glass pebbles pop, I coated the back of them with Aquamarine Inka Gold.

For a bit of shimmer the Summer Words Decorative Die was diecut from Kaisercraft gold glitter cardstock.

Kaisercraft Summer Words Decorative Die

TSS Products Used:
Prills – I’m A- Maized
Kaisercraft - Texture Stamp - Tiny Dots
Ranger - Archival Ink - Cobalt
Other Product:  Prima metal embellishment, glass beads, border punch, metal beads, Prima flower

Thanks so much for stopping by :)