Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dusty Attic Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a LO inspired by this month's sketch challenge at Dusty Attic.  I decided to interpret the sketch with a vintage masculine theme and used various mediums to alter the chipboard to create an aged and distressed look.

 For the main circle embellishment in the sketch I cut the Dusty Attic chicken wire 12x12 chipboard into a large circle, using a plate as my template. To give the chicken wire a vintage feel I embossed it with antique gold embossing powder, then randomly applied dabs of copper Viva Ferro paste which has a lovely rough sandy texture and is fabulous for vintage/rustic projects..  To make the circle stand out I added a border with the Dusty Attic barb wire.  Before adhering to the chicken wire, I embossed the barb wire with Stampendous aged embossing enamel in black, then randomly applied some of the copper Ferro paste over the top.

To alter the chipboard title and cogs I used a mixture of Viva Ferro in copper, amber gold and iron.

Dusty Attic Chipboard: Chicken Wire 12x12, Barb Wire

Other Product:  WRMK, Marion Smith, Crate Paper and Simple Stories pp's, chipboard gears, Prima leaf branch, Prima mechanicals, Kaisercraft texture stamp, Tim Holtz stencil - splatters, Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder, metal gears, Viva Ferro paste, Stampendous aged embossing enamel - black, arrow charm, 7 Gypsies rubon, Ranger archival ink

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Cathy, your work is always a treat for the eyes! What a clever way to interpret the circle design! Awesome page! xo

  2. Phwaw! Love this Cathy! What amazing use of the chippies!

  3. Really amazing masculine lay-out! The layering of papers and chippies looks great!

  4. This is awesome, I love the way you have made your circle and the aged look of the chippies too.. fabulous photo, and love every inch of this..

  5. Oh, MY!!! Looove the barbed wire with the circle & the chicken wire....you do boy pages soooo amazingly:):)

  6. You've worked your magic!! How cool is Luke 's hair..