Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dusty Attic DT Creation - Days Like These Make Me Happy

Hi everyone, Today I have a layout to share created for The Dusty Attic, using their gorgeous chipboard and stencil designs!!

'Days Like These Make Me Happy' 
My son Luke is in Japan at the moment and whilst checking out his instagram pics I came across this adorable selfie of him at a Deer Park and was so taken by it, that I just had to scrap it straight away.

To create my background, I misted with Luminarte Olive Vine, then randomly stamped over with Ranger black archival ink.  I then masked over the top with the Distress Grid stencil and some Prima crackle medium in copper.  Once dry I flicked over the top with Luminarte Golden Nugget and Lindy's Cattail Copper Brown mists.
To compliment my photo, I went for the quick and easy option to alter my chippies by using various shades of green and brown Brilliance and Versa Magic inks.  

**NOTE** Remember when inking any chippies with words or a design etched in, lightly pat over with the ink to build up the colour, otherwise the ink seeps in and you loose the design.
Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
Prima & 7 Dots pp's
Prima - Royal Menagerie background stamp
Prima Crackle Medium Copper
49&Market - Gabis Line Stitched Stamp Set
Luminarte Primary Elements - Olive Vine, Golden Nugget
Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals - Cattail Copper Brown
Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean, Thyme, Cosmic Copper, Galaxy Gold
Versa Magic Ink - Red Brick
Basic Grey Pear Tart diecut
Kaisercraft mini butterfly tag
Heidi Swapp sentiments stickers
Pebbles Tag and Nature stickers
flowers - mini lillies

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dusty Attic DT Layout - February Mood Board/Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing my take on the gorgeous Dusty Attic February Mood Board Challenge. There is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner.  To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board, Sketch or both for Inspiration, which you can interpret in anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used on your creation. 

Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.  Make sure to look at all the gorgeous creations from our Design Team while you're there for some inspiration!!

Life is Beautiful
February Mood Board

I was inspired by the pretty pastel colours of the Mood Board as well as the roses from the typewriter pic and the script from the bicycle pic.
To create my background I have used the pretty Dusty Attic Love Circles Stencil with Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  Once dry I misted with Lindy's Starburst Mist in Cotton Candy.
How beautiful is the Floral Frame #1 chippie.  Instead of throwing away the inner chipboard section of the frame I decided to keep it in place but altered it with a coat of gesso, then embossed with Tinby Melts and the Mandala Stencil to create a lacy effect for my silhouetted photo. I masked the stencil with clear gel medium, then sprinkled with the Tinby Melts and heat set.

I cut the rose like flower from the frame, so that I could reposition it a little more to the side, then inked the frame with Pixie Dust Versamagic. 
So as not to waste the pieces of the Spring Blooms #1 chippies that would have been under my layers, I cut them off and added them to amongst my layers.

To keep the layout soft and dreamy I coated most of my chipboard pieces with gesso and highlighted them with Lindy's Cotton Candy mist.

The Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish is a fabulous way to adhere seed beads, prills and any item that you want to anchor securely.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
MME & The Scrap Cake pp's
Kaisercraft Collectables
Lindys Stamp Gang Mist - Cotton Candy
Embossing Powder - Tinby Melts
Prima Gesso
Lace Trim
Lace Flowers
Seed Beads
Pearl Cotton Twine
Versamagic Ink - Pixie Dust, Sea Breeze

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting :)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dusty Attic Jan Mood Board - Sketch Challenge

Hi all, Cathy here sharing my January Mood Board Challenge creation.

This year the monthly challenges at The Dusty Attic have an added bonus.  You can now use the sketch with the Mood Board, just the Mood Board or just the sketch.  How gorgeous is the first Mood Board/Sketch Challenge for this month!!!  Don't you just love the beautiful blue tones and delicious textures as well as the fabulous sketch!!


I was inspired by the sketch as well as the blue tones from the Mood Board.

When creating my layouts, one of my must haves are stencils.  I love to create texture and dimension on my backgrounds using stencils and some form of mixed media.  For this layout I have used the gorgeous new Dusty Attic Scribble Circles Stencil.  It has a lovely grungy feel, so I decided to team it with white crackle medium, then stamped over the top with a water droplet stamp from Katzelkraft and a few random splatters of Izink (a fabulous glossy metallic medium).

I layered various pp's and DA Corrugated Card with foam tape to frame my photo, then tucked in a few beach stickers from Creative Imaginations.  The corrugated card was coated with gesso, then randomly painted with Luminarte Primary Elements in Bolivian Blue, which I mixed with water in a Mini Spritz Bottle.

To frame my photo I used the new Mini Chains chippies. which I coated with gesso, then randomly dabbed over with Dusty in Colour Denim, as well as a few touches of Izink.  There are 2 different styles of chain in the pack.  I also used the smaller chain on one of my paper layers and altered it the same way.

How cute are the Mini Shells chippies!!  Just the thing to add to your layers when creating a beach layout.  I used the seahorse to add a cute embellishment to my tag.  I coated it with Dusty in Colour Denim first, then painted over with Izink.  For a bit of texture I applied some mixed seed beads, which I adhered with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish.  To add a bit more depth, I very lightly swiped over the beads with gesso.
I altered the Blueprints Explore chippie the same way as the seahorse, but added a little more gesso to the edges to create depth.  To create the waves I 
To create the cluster at the top right of my layout I used the Compass Rose chippie, as well as one of the Page Pebbles #7, and a circle punched from the medallion pp.  The Compass Rose chippie was altered by coating with gesso, then painting the S E W and fleur de lis with Izink to make them pop.  I layered the centre of the rose with a sticker and one of the phrases from the Wordpl@y #7.

I also used the little starfish and scallop shell from the Mini Shells chippies in my little cluster at the bottom of my layout.  To create the effect of waves around my layers and the Explore title I used the smaller sections of the Elegant Swirls #3 and cut apart one of the larger sections, painted with gesso, then coated with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish.  I applied some mixed seed beads, with Clear Gloss Varnish inside the swirls of the waves and very lightly swiped over the beads with gesso.

To finish off I randomly stamped around my pp layers with the coral stamp from the Kaisercraft Mermaid Tales set, then applied some Prima Say it in Crystals for a touch of sparkle and shine.

Blueprint Explore - DA1430
Corrugated Cardboard - DA0830

Dusty Attic
Corrugated Cardboard - DA0830
WRMK, Authentique and Prima pp's
Creative Imaginations Beach stickers
Prima Say It In Crystals Aquarmarine
Prima White Crackle Medium
Prima Gesso
Kaisercraft Mermaid Tales Stamp Set
Katzelkraft water droplets stamp
Compass metal charm
Ranger Archival Ink Cobalt
Izink - volubilis
Luminarte Primary Elements - Bolivian Blue
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Ocean
Seed Beads
Stickles - blue

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting :)