Saturday, September 16, 2017

Live Your Dreams - Dusty Attic DT

Hi Dusty Attic Crafters,
Today I am sharing my project for the month created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.

"Live Your Dreams"
I was going through all the new Dusty Attic chippie designs and have to say that I am loving the new Mini Tabs.  I was drawn to the Day Dreamer tab from the Mini Tabs #3 and was inspired to create this Shabby Chic/Romantic layout.

To create my background I first coated with Clear Gesso, then applied Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.  Once dry, I used the Damask #2 Stencil Design with Modeling Paste and finally stamped over my background with Kaisercraft script stamp in a soft grey ink.
To add depth to my layers I cut apart the Floral Corners and Corner Swirl #1 chipboard pieces which I layered with flowers and lace.

The chipboard pieces were altered by coating with gesso, then whilst wet adding embossing powder and heat setting.  I highlighted the embossing with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Jade, then added Prills to my flower centres.
The Mini Words #1 chippies were used to create my title and were altered with Lindys Pearl embossing powder, then coating with Champagne Ice Metallic Lustre.
How fabulous are the new Mini Tabs!!  I altered the day dreamer tab by coating with ink, then highlighting the edges with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Champagne Ice.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Studio Light pp
Prima Flowers
Manor House Creations Flowers
Prills - Sage Advice
Prima Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso
Lindys embossing powders - Green Gold, Magic Moon Pearls
Stampendous embossing powder - blue
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Cornflower Blue
Viva Inka Gold - Jade
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Script
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Broken Glass
Memento Ink - London Fog
Mixed Media Ink - Patina
Mini Alpha Stickers
Lace flowers

Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dusty Attic August Mood Board Challenge - Mini Canvas

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board, which was the inspiration for my Shabby Chic Boho Skull Canvas, created using gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.  You have until the end of the month to join in for your chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from the Dusty Attic website!!

Wild and Free

To create my background, I started by covering my canvas with a cream pp and then stamped around the edges to create a border.  I then stenciled the background with the beautiful Mandala Stencil and Metallic Lustre in Coral.
The Boho Skull and Mini Feather chipboard pieces were coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre and a touch of Coral Metallic Lustre on the ends of the feathers, which I attached to the Skull with DMC thread.
I was drawn to the shabby chic photos in the Mood Board and was inspired by the lace doily and pretty blooms and used fussy cut blossoms and a doily stamp to alter the Boho Skull
For the title I used the Mini Script and Teeny Weeny ABC chipboard sets, which I coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre, then lightly dabbed over with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide, let it sit for a minute, then wiped off, so it left just a hint of colour.  I used the Clear Gloss Varnish to adhere the title to my canvas.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
20cmx20cm canvas
Kaisercraft pp
Kaisercraft Tiny Dot Texture Stamp
Stampin Up Delicate Doily Stamp
Kelli Panacci Vintage Border Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint
Decoart Metallic Lustre - White Frost, Coral
DMC Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dusty Attic August DT Creation

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing my Dusty Attic project for this month using a few gorgeous Chipboard and Stencil Designs.

I recently purchased a few new colours to add to my stash of metallic pastes, which I love to use to alter my chipboard pieces and was inspired by the them to create my layout.  They are very easy to apply and give the most beautiful shimmery finish.

To create my background I used the Damask #2 Stencil Design with Decoart Champagne Metallic Lustre.

For some texture and depth I watered down a bit of Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish, which I randomly flicked around my stenciling.  I then sprinkled over the gloss varnish with a mix of copper glitter glass and microbeads and removed the excess.

The Clockworks SmallHappy and Mini Tabs #3 chipboard pieces were coated with Champagne Metallic Lustre and the Doily #10 and Foliage #7 were coated with Rose Gold Metallic Lustre.  To add more shimmer and depth, I randomly applied Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes in Egyptian Gold which is a mix of copper, silver, gold and a touch of burgundy flakes... simply divine!!!

The Mini Tabs #3 is one of the new release chipboard designs.  Pop in to the Store to see all of our beautiful new designs.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Fabscraps and Kaisercraft pp's
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice and Rose Gold
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Egyptian Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Antique Linen
Copper Glitter Glass and Microbeads

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dusty Attic July Mood Board Challenge - Nature's Beauty

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board/Sketch Challenge at Dusty Attic.

Why not enter for your chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from The Dusty Attic website.  You can use the Mood Board or sketch for inspiration or if you're feeling adventurous, why not use both!! All you need to do is add Dusty Attic chipboard to your creation and link up to the Blog Site on the top right hand side.
 How gorgeous is the colour palette in this month's Mood Board... the contrast of the teal, orange and white is divine!!

'Nature's Beauty'
My son recently went to Japan and one of the highlights of his trip, was a visit to a fox sanctuary, so as soon as I saw the orange from the colour palette it made me think of this beautiful photo he snapped of the red fox all curled up in the brilliant white snow.

To create my background, I used the recent release Gradient Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, then misted over with a mix of 2 Lindy's Starburst Mists and once dry, stamped over with a crackle background stamp in teal ink.
The Vine Corner #2 chipboard was cut into sections, painted with Capri Dusty in Colour, then coated with seafoam Liquid Pearls and whilst wet sprinkled with teal microbeads.  Once dry, I lightly swiped over with gesso to create the effect of a light dusting of snow.

To draw the eye to the gorgeous photo, I decided to frame it with the Large Crazy Stitching chipboard, which I coated with Viva Inka Gold in Copper.

To create my title I used the Mini ABC Script and Words #2 chipboard, which I coated first with gesso, then with white Liquid Pearls.
Dusty Attic Product Used
Mini Spritz Bottle - DA0610
Other Product Used
7 Dots Studio, MME and Basic Grey pp's
White Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Mulberry Paper blossoms
Prima Doily Die
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays - 
Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal
Viva Inka Gold - Copper
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Liquid Pearls - Seafoam, White
Pearl Brads
Butterfly Sticker
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Crackle
Ranger Archival Ink - Garden Patina
Brilliance Ink -  Moonlight White

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx