Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dusty Attic - Winter Wonderland DT Layout

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing a Winter layout, which is a first for me, as I have never had the opportunity to scrap Winter photos, being that I live in tropical Queensland, created with beautiful chipboard product from The Dusty Attic.

For more gorgeous inspiration from our talented Design Team, pop in to The Dusty Attic blog

Winter Wonderland
This photo of my son Luke was taken a couple of weeks ago at the Fox Village in Miyagi, Japan and was the inspiration for my Winter Wonderland layout... how gorgeous is the furry red fox in the background!!
To create my background, I started by adding some Tangareen Dream Colour Blast Paste to my craft mat.  I then mixed a bit of the Leather and a touch of the Snow White Colour Blast Paste  to create a coppery colour.  This was masked onto my background with the Crosshatch Stencil.  I also used a dot stencil with Snow White Colour Blast Paste for a bit more texture.

Next I flicked Lindy's Wake me up Before You Go Gold and Creme Brulee Cream mist over the masking, then randomly stamped with the Tom Holtz graduated dots stamp in Wheat Versamagic Chalk Ink.
The Small Wreath and Berries chipboard was altered by coating with gesso, then randomly dabbed with Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  Whilst the paste was still wet, I sprinkled with the newly released Sparkling Dust, for a lovely shimmer.  The berries were coated with the mixed Colour Blaste paste to make them pop.
I used the same technique from the wreath on the Snowflake and Mini Icicles chippies, but to give the snowflakes a bit more dimension, I lightly inked the edges in Night Sky Versamagic ink.  The flowers were swiped with Texture Paste and sprinkled with Sparkling Dust.
How cute are the Page Pebble chippies!! I inked the Brrr from the #5 Pack in Night Sky ink, then used a palette knife to carfully add Texture Paste around the edges and sprinkled with Sparkling Dust.

The Fern chippies were altered by coating with 2 tones of green ink.  The same technique again on the Winter Wonderland chipboard title, but I added Kaisercraft pearls to the centre of the snowflakes for a pop of colour.
Lastly, I covered my photo, then flicked Sapphire Glimmer Mist around the edges of my layers to add a bit more depth to my background.

Dusty Attic Product
Other Product
Prima, Blue Fern, Cosmo Cricket &  pp's
Little Birdie flowers
Petaloo Hydrangeas
Lindys Stamp Gang Mists - 
Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Creme Brulee Cream
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Sapphire
Prima gesso
EK Success snowflake border punch
Tim Holtz stamp
Tim Holtz glassine envelope
Heidi Swapp and Kaisercraft stickers
Kaisercraft Pearls
Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Night Sky, Tea Leaves, Wheat
Brilliance Pearlescent Ink - Thyme
recycled clothing tag

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

Happy Crafting :)


Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Dusty Attic March Mood Board/Sketch Challenge - #Gorgeous New Look

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing my take on the this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board/Sketch ChallengeThere is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Prize 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 peruse all the gorgeous creations from our Design Team while you're there for some inspiration!!

Life is Beautiful
To create my layout, I have used the Sketch and the Mood Board.  I was inspired by all the textures, the colours and flowers in the bicycle photo, as well as the soft golden beige in the feather photo.
 To create my background, I used the Lace Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, which I dried off, then misted with Lindy's mists in several colours  (it's difficult to photograph, but there are gorgeous hues of mauve, pink beige and gold).  Once dry, I stamped with Prima background stamps in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and Versamagic Wheat Chalk Ink.
The Perforated Mesh chipboard was cut up into 4 sections, coated with gesso and whilst still wet, sprinkled with extra fine white glitter.  I absolutely adore the Crazy Stitching chippies and think they will become a firm favourite!!  To alter, I primed with gesso, then coated with Decoart Metallic Lustre in Champagne Ice. 

The Dusty Attic Bridal Veil Blooms are so pretty and add a soft and delicate touch to my layers.  I swiped over the edges of the smallest blooms with Champagne Metallic Lustre to add a bit of definition.
 The Teeny Tiny ABC chipboard are a fab way to add a touch of journaling or to use as part of your title.  I primed them with gesso, then inked with Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk ink .
 I decided to use the labels from the 6x4 Frame Set as part of my layering and altered them by first priming with gesso, then a coat of Champagne Metallic Lustre, and a few random dabs of Crushed Coral Shimmerz Texturez.  The #gorgeous chipboard was primed with gesso, inked in Pixie Dust, then lightly coated with Crushed Coral Shimmerz Texturez by dabbing on with my finger.

To finish off and soften my page, I watered down some gesso, covered my photo, then flicked all around my layout, holding the brush fairly close to get lots of lovely little splatters.  I also lightly flicked over with Lindy's Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold.

Dusty Attic Product
Other Product
Basic Grey and Bella pp's 
Lindys Stamp Gang Mists - 
Chateau Rose, Stormy Sapphire, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice
Shimmerz Texturez - Crushed Coral
Kaisercraft texture stamp
Prima gesso
Prima resin corners
Prima flowers
Prima stamp
Green Tara velvet leaves
Pearl accents
Lace flowers
Lace floral trim
metal key charm
Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Pixie Dust, Wheat
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Stampendous extra fine white glitter
cotton twine
recycled tag envelope

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

Happy Crafting :)


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
Pearls
Pearl Cotton Twine
Versamagic Ink - Pixie Dust, Sea Breeze


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