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 :)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dusty Attic April Mood Board Challenge - A Moment Captured

Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How fresh and pretty is the colour palette!!

"A Moment Captured"
I took inspiration from the colour palette and the floral accents of this month's Mood Board.

I started by stenciling my background with Dusty Attic Bedazzled Stencil and white texture paste.  Once dry I misted around the stenciled design with yellow mist.
How gorgeous are the new Fancy Frames chipboard designs!!  I altered them and the Mystic Flourishes by first coating with gesso and then coating with white Liquid Pearls to add textured glossiness.


Another of the fabulous new release chippies are the Impact Titles... so many to choose from!!  I have used "a moment captured" which I altered by coating with cobalt archival ink, then inking over the top with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans.
The fern leaf chipboard pieces were altered with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peeled Paint, then a coat of Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.

Why not pop in to the Dusty Attic Website to check out all the gorgeous new release chippies.


Other Product Used:
Prima, Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft pp's
Prima flowers
Uniquely Creative flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans
Kaisercraft yellow mist
Prima Modelling Paste
Couture Creations 3D Liquid Pearls - Snow

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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dusty Attic New Release Chipboard - "We Must Have Adventures"

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a vintage steampunk layout inspired by the gorgeous new industrial chipboard designs from Dusty Attic.

"We Must Have Adventures"

 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.

I came across this eye-catching steampunk photo on Pinterest, which was the inspiration for my layout.. isn't he just dashing!!

Going through my considerable stash of papers I found some old vintage Bo Bunny and Prima papers which I tore to keep to my theme, then added a bit of stamping on my background with Kaisercraft crackle texture stamp... one of my all time favourites and fabulous for vintage/grunge.
To alter my chipboard pieces I coated with DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost, then highlighted areas with Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre and Prima Art Alchemy Rich Copper Metallique Wax.  I adore metallic pastes, they are are quick and easy way to alter your chipboard pieces to give them a WOW factor!!





Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Bo Bunny, Prima & Crate Paper pp's
Graphic 45 diecuts
Kaisercraft sticker sheet
Kaisercraft texture stamp - crackle
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost and Cosmic Blue
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Dusty Attic March Mood Board Challenge - Remember Today

Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How gorgeous is the colour palette and shabby roses and peonies theme!!
"Remember Today"

The inspiration I took from this month's Mood Board was the colour palette, pretty blooms and lace doily.
 To create my background I stencilled with the Damask #2 stencil and Prima Modelling Paste.  I then stamped the floral pattern by applying Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint to the Stampers Anonymous vines and roses stamp, then spritzed with a touch of water to give a watercolour effect.  I also stamped with Kaisercraft script background, then finished off with the beautiful Dress My Craft White Sunshine sequins for a bit more texture, which I applied with Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish.



 I altered the Dusty Attic Vintage Frame #2, Lacey Trims and Foliage #1 chipboard pieces by coating first with gesso, then applying white liquid pearls, which creates a beautiful finish for those shabby chic/romantic layouts.
How sweet are the recent release Mini Captions!!  I altered my title with Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint and white liquid pearls.


Other Product Used:
Cocoa Vanilla pp 
Lemoncraft pp
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Prima Modelling Paste
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Vines and Roses stamp
Pearl embellishments
Lace flowers
Kaisercraft Script Background stamp
Distress Ink - hickory smoke

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