Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dusty Attic DT - Pretty in Pink

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing my second layout created for The Dusty Attic, which was inspired by the gorgeous Prima foil accented pp from the Rossibelle Collection, and which in turn inspired me to create with the oh so pretty Heart Attack Panel and beautiful script words from the Word Pack #32 chippies, along with the lovely fern like leaves from the Foliage#4 chipboard pack as well as a few other Dusty Attic chippies and mediums.

"Sweet Memory"
I took this photo of Brittany and our furbaby Finn earlier this year and thought it would be the perfect fit for the cute hearts from the Heart Attack chippie panel.  She adores him and I think if she ever leaves home, I will have to prepare myself to part with my little Finn too!!
To create some softness and a bit of contrast for all the pink tones, I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste on my background, by applying with a palette knife.

 To show the love Brittany has for Finn, I used the sweet little hearts from the small Heart Attack Panel
I cut the hearts from the panel into smaller sections and painted them with Dusty Attic Dusty Pink acrylic paint mixed with a bit of Dusty Attic Cranberry acrylic paint, then randomly applied gold microbeads with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish to add texture and tie in with the gold foil fussy cut accents.

For a little contrast I painted leaves from the Foliage #4 pack by mixing a little Dusty Attic Pesto acrylic paint into Dusty Attic Jungle Green acrylic paint and tucked them in amongst my flower clusters long with a few of the small blooms from the Dusty in Bloom Evening Blush flower pack.
I really love the script words, such a gorgeous font!!  I have used the 'sweet' and 'memory' words from the Word Pack #32 to create my title, which I painted with Dusty Attic Cranberry acrylic paint mixed with a hint of the Dusty Attic Dusty Pink acrylic paint.
I love using quotes to convey a sentiment, and the Quoted Sentiments #1 chippies are just perfect if you are not into journaling on your pages.  I have used one from the pack which says 'the best thing to hold onto in life is each other" and also a cute 'adore' tag from the Word Tags #1 which I inked in Aloe Vera Versamagic. 

To finish off, I mixed the Jungle Green acrylic paint with a little water to flick onto my background.


Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting
Cathy :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dusty Attic DT - October Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's Mood Board from Dusty Attic.  To be in for the chance to win a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher, all you need to do is use the Mood Board for Inspiration in any way you like, and the only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar on the Dusty Attic Blog.
I was so taken with the bold colours of this month's Mood Board that I didn't really go beyond that, but there are so many ways to be inspired, like the pretty patterns, collection of shapes and textures as well as the beautiful quote... so many possibilities!! 

"You Are Loved"
 I started by going through my considerable stash of pp's to pick out some pretty papers in yellow and grey and white, only using the black for accents to give a fresh feel to my layout.

 How pretty is the Swirly Heart Chippie!!  To create the soft yellow to alter my chippies, I have mixed the Cashmere Dusty Colour with a little bit of Sunshine Dusty Colour. Once dry, I coated with the Dusty Clear Crackle Medium.  Before painting the heart I cut the tail section off to use in the little cluster on the top right.  

The tail section of the Swirly Heart Chippie was painted with the soft yellow and Soot Dusty Colour, then the yellow sections were coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

My title was created by using one of the pretty script words from the Word Pack #33 and a stamp. I painted the 'loved' script word in soft yellow then coated with Clear Crackle Medium.

To add a bit of contrast and draw the eye to my photo I used one of the Whimsy Frames from the #4 pack and painted it with Soot Dusty Colour.

  I just adore the Floral Corners Chippie... it's so beautiful, and I can see this one will become a firm favourite.  I only needed to use one of the pieces from the pack which I cut into two sections, to flow diagonally across my page.

I painted the leaf sections in Alabaster Dusty Colour and the flower sections in soft yellow, then coated with Dusty Clear Gloss Varnish.  To add a bit of texture I adhered white seed beads to my flower centres using the Clear Gloss Varnish and allowed to dry a little, then dabbed over with a little more Clear Varnish to make sure the beads are securely fixed.

To add a little more dimension to my chippies, I adhered some pretty Manor House Creations and Green Tara flowers with a few paper leaves. Finally I added a pretty butterfly from the Flutterbies #3 pack which I painted yellow, coated with Clear Gloss Varnish and topped with a metal bead.


Dusty in Colour
Alabaster - 

Other Product Used:
Authentique and Little Yellow Bicycle pp's
book paper
Manor House Creations flowers
Green Tara mini blossoms
Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain
Lindys Stamp Gang Gregarious Grey Starburst Mist
Clear Stamp
Ranger Black Archival Ink
seed beads
metal floral bead
paper leaves

I am looking forward to seeing how you are all inspired by this month's Mood Board Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy Cafun xx