Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Dusty Attic DT - Romantic Wedding Layout

Hi everyone,

I have my 2nd Design Team project for the month to share created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and product.  My page was inspired by one of my wedding photos, taken back in the day... seems like such a long time ago, as we have been married 31 years and are still going strong!!
I love to create shabby chic/romantic pages and wedding photos are perfect for this style of scrapping.  To give my layout a soft and romantic feel, I used creamy white to highlight the pretty pastel pink and green patterned papers.

 My background was created by first misting with Lindy's Cotton Candy Starburst Spray, then masking with the gorgeous Dusty Attic Lace Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  The lacy stencil is just perfect for romantic/wedding/shabby chic project... oh so pretty and delicate!!

To tie in with the soft and dreamy feel of my layout I coated the chipboard pieces with Gesso, then randomly highlighted with Diamond Dust and pink seed beads, which I adhered with Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish to make sure they stay securely fixed.
I also used the diamond dust on the flower petals for a touch of sparkle.
 The fussy cut floral elements and a few pretty blooms were used to accent the gorgeous chipboard frames and designs,
To finish off I added the chipboard title which was coated in gesso, then sprayed with Lindy's Cotton Candy mist.

Dusty Attic Product Used:
Other Product Used:
Prima, Lemoncraft and Blue Fern pp's
Green Tara Blossoms - pink
Couture Creations Magnolia Lane flower
Lindys Cotton Candy Starburst Spray
Prima Wire Thread - Sprout and Sweet Pink
Prima Stamp Set
Prima Gesso
Martha Stewart lace border punch
Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Diamond Dust
Seed Beads
Kaisercraft rubon

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Dusty Attic April Mood Board/Sketch Challenge - A Little Bit of Country

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board/Sketch Challenge and perhaps inspire you to take part for your chance to win a $100 Dusty Attic Gift voucher to the Dusty Attic Website.  To enter all you need to do is use the Moodboard/Sketch for inspiration, which can be interpreted any way you like.  The only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once completed, simply add your link to the right hand side of the bar on the Dusty Attic Blog.   

This month's Mood Board has a gorgeous rustic/country theme, which I used as my inspiration. but you can be inspired in any way you like by the Mood Board - it could be the colours or even the textures or you could just use the gorgeous sketch from Page Drafts.
A Little Bit of Country is Good for the Soul
I have such lovely memories of spending time on my Sister-in-Law's farm in Forster, New South Wales.  As a family we had the most wonderful and relaxing holidays out in the country and loved getting a little taste of the farm life, which included helping move the cows from paddock to paddock.  This particular time I had my camera and snapped these adorable twin calves that seemed to take a very keen interest in Luke and Brittany.

To create this layout I used a few of the rustic themed chipboard pieces, which I altered by coating with various layers of ink, from light to dark to create a weathered look, then lightly dabbing with Inka Gold metallic paste in copper to create a rusty effect.  I used microbeads and metal accents on the Windmill, Chicken Wire and Wagon Wheel chipboard pieces to create additional texture.

I love using stencils on my backgrounds and there are so many fabulous Dusty Attic designs to choose from!!  To keep in theme with the rustic feel of my layout I used the Woodgrain Stencil and ink, then randomly stamped over the stenciled design with a weathered background stamp to create a bit more depth.  To adhere the microbeads to my background I used the Clear Gloss Varnish with a brush.  Lastly I randomly flicked over my background with Lindys gold mist to soften the overall effect.
Framing your photo is a great way to draw the eye and make it pop.  I created a frame for my photo using the Barb Wire chipboard, which I altered by first inking with Jumbo Java Versamagic ink, then randomly dabbing with Gingerbread ink and copper Inka Gold metallic paste.

Dusty Attic Product
Other Product
Prima and Fancy Pants pp's
Petaloo flowers
mulberry paper leaves
Spellbinders D-Lites Die - Cattails
Inka Gold metallic paste - Copper
Lindy's Starburst Spray - Wake me up Before You Go Gold
Brilliance inks - Cosmic Copper, Galaxy Gold, Silver, Platinum
Versamagic Ink - Red Brick, Jumbo Java, Gingerbread
Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia
Tim Holtz idealogy metal cogs and brads
Stampendous Andy Skinner Industrial stamp set
Martha Stewart border punch
My Minds Eye rubon alphas

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I am looking forward to seeing how you are inspired by this month's gorgeous Mood Board.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

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 :)