Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dusty Attic July Mood Board Challenge - Happiness Blooms From Within

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge, created with a few of the fabulous new June release chipboard designs.

 I was inspired by the colour palette, as well as the berries and greenery in the birdhouse photo.  Remember you don't necessarily have to use the colour palette, you can be inspired by a particular photo, or an item in one of the photos, that is the wonderful thing about being inspired by a Mood Board... so many possibilities!!
"Happiness Blooms From Within"
 I adored the gorgeous colour contrast of aqua, red and white and the berry details in this month's Mood Board and knew I had the perfect papers in my considerable stash...which sometimes comes in handy!!

 Loving the new Burlap Stencil!!  I used the stencil with turquoise DecoArt Metallic Lustre paste on my background, which I softened by randomly stamping around the stenciling with Prima script stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink.
The pretty Foliage #3 chipboard pieces were coated with a green ink and Lucky Emerald Antique Brilliance Wax then highlighted with touches of turquoise Metallic Lustre to add depth.
I also used the turquoise metallic lustre to coat the new release Delicate Frame #3 chipboard frame and the small words on the new Happiness Blooms From Within chipboard title.

Page Pebbles are a great to incorporate into your layered clusters.  I just coated mine with white ink, by dabbing lightly until coated, so the etched words aren't filled with ink.
To make sure your colours pop and aren't dulled by the grey of the chipboard, prime chipboard pieces with white gesso.

Other Product Used:
Studio Light and Daisy D pp's
Kaisercraft collectables
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Turquoise, White Frost
Prima Art AlchemyAntique Brilliance Wax - Lucky Emerald
Brilliance ink - Rocket Red
Mix'd Media Inx - Mossy
Lace Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dusty Attic June Mood Board Challenge - #Adorable

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge.  One of the many things I love about chipboard is that it's a fabulous way to create a relatively quick and easy layout.  Most of the creative time spent on this layout was in altering the chipboard pieces, the rest was tearing my papers, layering my elements and finishing off with a touch of glitter glass/microbead mix and a few flowers.


 I was inspired by the metallic items, scroll accents, lace and colour palette.

To alter my chipboard pieces, I coated them with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paints.

The #Sayings word and Love You Arrow chipboard pieces were then sprinkled with Emerald Creek Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powder, heat set, then highlighted with touches of Little Birdie Silver Oak metallic paint

 I also used the Emerald Creek Embossing Powder, on the Decorative Scroll #1 under pieces to add a touch of texture.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Prima and Kaisercraft pp's
Prima die cuts
Petaloo Flowers
Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint - Silver Charm, Silver Oak
Emerald Creek Baked Textures Embossing Powder - Rocky Road
Glitter Glass Microbead Mix
Lace Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dusty Attic - Forever in my Heart Canvas

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a pretty canvas created with some of the new release Dusty Attic chipboard designs and one of the new Impact Titles.

"Forever in my Heart"

 I am in love with the new industrial chipboard designs which are perfect for masculine or feminine grunge/vintage themed layouts and just the thing for steampunk inspired creations.  This month I have created a canvas using the Industrial Hearts and teamed it with one of the new Impact Titles 'Forever in my Heart'.

To tie in with my heart theme, I used Prima Matte Gel Medium with the sweet Mini Heart Stencil.  Once dry, I misted over the stencilled background with Lindy's mists in silver and coral tones.

 The Industrial Hearts chipboard pieces were first coated with gesso, then whilst the gesso was still wet, I sprinkled with Stampendous aged silver embossing powder and heat set.
To add a bit of dimension, I layered a few of the Mini Cogs, which I embossed with Lindy's Kaiser Rudolf Russet, then swiped over with a touch of Copper Inka Gold, and topped with a few pearls.

For a touch of contrast colour, I tucked in sections of Wildgrass #2 in amongst the fussy cut flowers.  The wildgrass chippies were altered by coating with gesso, then adding a coat of Little Birdie Lime Crush Tinted Metallic Paint.

 The new release Impact Titles are so versatile and there are so many to choose from!!  Keeping to my heart theme I have used the 'Forever in my Heart' impact title.

To alter the title I coated with gesso, then added a coat of Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze.  Once dry, I lightly swiped the edges with DecoArte Metallic Lustre in Polished Coral.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Prima and Kaisercraft pp's
Kaisercraft pearls - snow
Green Tara roses
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Polished Coral and Rose Gold
Inka Gold - Copper
Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze
Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint - Lime Crush
Stampendous aged silver embossing powder
Lindys Mists - Gag Me With A Spoon Gray, 
Wild Honeysuckle Coral, Cape Cod Coral
Prima Matte Gel Medium

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dusty Attic May Mood Board Challenge - Picture Perfect Moments

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today, sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic, which is another stunner!!

"Picture Perfect Moments"
I took inspiration from the colour palette and floral accents and decadent feel of this month's Mood Board.
To start I stencilled my background with Dusty Attic Ledger Stencil and Prima modelling paste.  Once dry I stamped over the stencilled area with a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp.

Loving the fabulous new release Impact Titles... so many new titles, you are bound to find just what you need!!  I have used "Picture Perfect" which I altered by first coating gesso, then a coat of 3D Liquid Pearls in Buttercup and Snow.

The 49 and Market 6x6 Happy Moments come in white which I love! I added a bit of texture to the string frame with some Prima mini art stones, then to make the chipboard a more brilliant white I spritzed with Kaisercraft white mist.
 The leaf sprigs were misted white, and the little berries were highlighted with buttercup liquid pearls.  I also used buttercup liquid pearls on the Iron Accents #1.

Other Product Used:
Blue Fern Montage paper
Prima Sunrise Sunset paper
Prima Mini Art Stones
Prima flowers
Prima Modeling Paste
Kaisercraft mini blooms
Kaisercraft Pearls
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - tiny floral
Kaisercraft mist - white
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Couture Creations 3D Liquid Pearls - Snow, Buttercup
Pearl accents
Wooden decorative button
Jute Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)