Monday, September 3, 2018

Dusty Attic DT Layout - "Happy"

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today, sharing my layout for this month.

 I absolutely adore the recent release Creative Script chipboard!!  I altered by coating with Dusty in Colour Faded Denim, which is a quick and easy way to make your chipboard pieces pop.  I find applying the paint with a sponge gives better coverage than using a brush.

I also watered down the paint a little and flicked randomly over my background, along with some Lindys mist in a softer blue.

To tie in with my colour scheme, I altered the DeVine Frame corners and Happy title with Little Birdie cream chalk paint.  I highlighted the leaves on the corner frames with Distress Oxide in Frayed Burlap to create a little dimension.

The Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish is one of my must have products.  As I love to create with texture and dimension, the gloss varnish is perfect for adhering microbeads, sequins, beads and art stones to your mixed media backgrounds.  Just squeeze out a bit onto your messy mat pick up the gloss with a brush, then pick up your beads.  You can then just brush your beads/stones onto your background... so quick and easy!!

Other Product Used:
Maja Designs pp's
Fancy Pants pp's
Scrapcake pp's
Prima Art Stones
Prima Flowers
Little Birdie flowers
Little Birdie Chalk Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap
Lindy's Starburst Mist - Whale Watch Blue, Creme Brulee Cream

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy xx

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dusty Attic June Release - Amazing Moments DT Layout

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing a travel themed layout with a holiday pic from a recent cruise this year for my husbands's 60th birthday, created with June release Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.

"Amazing Moments"

 With so many gorgeous new designs, it's difficult to choose which ones to create with!! but I was drawn to the fabulous new travel border and corner chippies as they are the perfect match for the recently released Mintay Papers - Wanderlust Collection.

To create my background I used the new Burlap Stencil design, with modelling paste which I coloured by mixing with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide reinkers in pistachio mixed with a touch of tumbled glass.

Textured embossing powders are a great way to alter your chipboard.  I used Stampendous shabby pink embossing enamel on the Sand Dollars and Starfish to create texture and Emerald Creek Baked Texture embossing powders on the Travel Borders and Corners.

The Chain Rectangles chipboard frame was altered with Ranger Ancient Gold embossing powder, which looks more like a copper brown and a mixture of WOW verdigris and Stampendous White embossing powders for the Amazing Moments mini caption.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Travel Borders - DA2194
Travel Corners - DA2195
Chain Rectangles - DA2132

Other Product Used:
Mont Marte Light Moulding Paste
Tim Holtz Oxide Reinkers - tumbled glass, pistachio
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Texture Ragged
Ranger Ancient Gold Embossing Powder
Stampendous Shabby Pink and White embossing enamel
Emerald Creek Ancient Amber, Dirty Sand and Baked Texture
WOW Verdigris Colour Blend embossing powder
 sequin mix

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Dusty Attic - Chipboard Titles Inspriation

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a a few layouts I created for the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in June.

Dusty Attic has so many fabulous chipboard title designs, there is bound to be the right one for your project!!

"To Travel is to Live"

The To Travel is to Live chipboard title was altered by using the Go Cut and Press Foil Machine from Couture Creations.
"Happiness Blooms from Within" 
To alter my Happiness Blooms From Within chipboard title, I first coated with gesso, then misted the Happiness word and coated the smaller words with buttercup liquid pearls.

"This Fills My Heart"
 I altered the This Fills My Heart chipboard title by priming with gesso then inking with Tim Holtz distress Oxide in abandoned coral.

The pretty Foilage #3 chipboard was altered by coating in pearl paint and sprinkling with superfine white glitter whilst the paint was still wet.
 "My Heart Smiles With You"

Pearl Paint was used to alter the My Heart Smiles With You chipboard title.

The gorgeous Lovely chipboard title is one of my favs and was altered by priming with gesso, then coating with buttercup liquid pearls.

Dusty Attic Product Used
To Travel is to Live - DA 2179

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)

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