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

Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx


  1. So pretty Cathy! Love all of the pink tones!

  2. Wow, it's such a gorgeous and magical looking lay-out! I really love how you treated the chippies!

  3. Oh wow this is so pretty Cathy, I love the chippies you have used and the distressed edges too.. and I have a little fiber optic tree which means I dont need very many decorations on it.. happy new year!!!