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!!

"Explore"


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


PRODUCT USED
Dusty Attic
Corrugated Cardboard - DA0830
Other
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 :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

First Post for 2017 Dusty Attic Design Team

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be part of The Dusty Attic Design Team for another year!!  OMG we have some very inspirational artists lined up for 2017... it's going to be an amazing year!!!  Today I am sharing my first project... here's to a creative, inspirational and fantabulous 2017!!

Dream Passionately
I recently came across these gorgeous Lemoncraft pp's which have been sitting in my stash of pp's for a while, so I was inspired to create this soft and feminine layout using beautiful Dusty Attic chippies and a lovely Dusty Attic stencil to add texture and dimension to my creation.

To create my background I used the lovely Fan Stencil with Shimmers Texturez.  Once dry, I went over with pink Stickles for a little sparkle, then splattered over randomly with watered down white paint to soften.

The Birds on a Branch #2 chippies were cut into sections and coated with gesso, then painted with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  The birds were painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania. and the edges with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  I highlighted the edges of the leaves in white to add depth.

To tie in with the pretty flowers in my photo, I coated some of the Mini Blossoms with Liquid Pearls, using the Dusty Attic Pearls for the flower centres, then randomly glued the blossoms to the branches and background.

 I love using frames to draw the eye to my photos.  Here I have used the large frame from the Decorative Frame Set, which I coated with Liquid Pearls, then highlighted the edges with Dusty in Colour Oceania.

To add another layer and a bit of contrast to the frame, I cut up a strip from the Fancy Trim #5 pack and painted with Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink, then used a sponge with a touch of white paint and lightly dabbed over the chipboard to soften the colour.


Word Disks chippies are perfect for adding a bit more dimension to your clusters/layers.  I used the 'love life' disk from the Word Disks #1 in my little flower cluster.  I painted the disk white, then coated the word with pink Liquid Pearls.  Once dry I backed with chippie with a contrasting pp.


The title is from the Live Beautifully pack and has been coated with gesso first, then painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania.


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


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dusty Attic - Last Post for 2016

Hi Everyone,
This is my last Dusty Attic post for 2016.  Hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas, and are ready to bring on the New Year!!

Christmas Magic
I purchased the loveliest fibre optic tree this year and was entranced by the pretty sparkly colours, so I tried to capture it on film, which wasn't an easy task!!

In love with the Star Banner chippie... a gorgeous piece and just perfect for a Christmas inspired layout.  I decided to cut into 3 sections, then embossed in white chunky embossing enamel and whilst it was still hot I randomly sprinkled with some extra fine pink glitter to match the star in my photos.

To tie in with my star theme, I used the pretty Sparkle Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste on my background, then sprayed with Lindy's Cotton Candy and a touch of Autumn Maple Crimson Starburst mists.  Once dry I randomly stamped with a music background stamp.

To apply my pink glitter tinsel I mixed some Clear Gloss Varnish with a bit of water, splattered the watered down varnish on my background, then applied the tinsel.

How pretty is the new Wildflower #5 chippie, so delicate!  I altered the chippie by coating with Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow which I lightened by mixing in a touch of white paint.  Once dry I coated with Clear Gloss Varnish.

The cute little snowflakes are from the Snowflakes chippie pack.  To give them a metallic sparkly look I coated with gesso and whilst the gesso was still wet I spinkled with silver glitter embossing powder and heat set.  I topped them with silver spacer beads and a pink rhinestone.

The magic title chippie comes from the Word Pack #15 and was altered with in the same way as the small snowflakes for a lovely touch of Christmas sparkle.



Products Used:
Dusty Attic Star Banner chipboard
Dusty Attic Wildflower #5 chipboard
Dusty Attic Word Pack #15 chipboard
Dusty Attic Snowflakes chipboard
Dusty Attic Sparkle Stencil
Dusty Attic Texture Paste
Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow
Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish
MME pp's
Stampendous embossing powders
Stampendous microfine pink glitter
Glitter tinsel - pink
Christmas music stamp
Christmas rubon
Kaisercraft rhinestones
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
Silver spacer beads
Gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx