Monday, November 28, 2016

Dusty Attic DT - Live Beautifully Layout

Hi everyone, today I am up on The Dusty Attic blog today, and I have a layout to share created with a selection of beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard and mediums.

"Live Beautifully"
I have the most massive stash of pattern papers which I have accumulated over the last 10 years, as I find it very difficult to part with them.  Recently I came across some old shabby chic Daisy D's papers which I adore, and I knew I had just the right photo and beautiful Dusty Attic product to make the most of these gorgeous pp's.

I really love the Dusty Attic stencils.  There are so many beautiful designs to choose from to create your mixed media backgrounds.  For my background I decided to keep it simple using the pretty Flower Power stencil with Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  I then stamped over with a Prima script stamp in Archival Ink and flicked over with Lindy's Queen of Hearts Red Magicals for a little contrast.

The Dusty Attic chippies were altered by coating with Forrest mixed in with a touch of white paint to soften the colour and Faded Denim Dusty in Colour acrylic paint.  Whilst wet I sprinkled with Lindy's embossing powder in Madonna Robe Blue Gold and Spring Green to add a bit more colour and give the chippies  a glossy rippled texture.  Then for a little contrast and a pop of colour I used Berry Nice Prills for the daisy centres.

As you may know, I love to fussy cut to create layers and depth to my creations, so here I have fussy cut little daisies from my pp and highlighted their centres with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Medium.  It doesn't show up very well in the photos, but it's a lovely way to add a bit of dimension to your fussy cut elements.

The Ticket and Quoted Sentiments chippies were lightly coated with Color Box mixed media ink in Patina.  Make sure you build up the colour by dabbing lightly so the imprinted words stay visible.

The Flutterbies #3 are one of my favs chippies... so pretty and the perfect addition to your feminine layouts.  I altered one of the smaller butterflies from the pack with Patina ink and layered it up with a butterfly diecut and topped it with a cute button and Kaisercraft pearl.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Daisy D's pp's
Berry Nice Prills
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - 
Madonna Robe Blue Gold, Spring Leaf Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen of Hearts Red Magicals
Prima Iron Orchid Script Stamp
49 & Market Gabis Line Stitch Stamp
Ranger Archival Watering Can
White Paint
Kaisercraft Pearls - Denim
Kaisercraft Collectables
Lace - Bella Paperie
Flower Button
Colour Box Mixed Media Ink - Patina

Thanks so much for stopping by

Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dusty Attic November Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone,

We have a gorgeous new Mood Board Challenge for this month at The Dusty Attic... my favourite colours!!  Why not join us to be in for your chance to win a fabulous $100 prize voucher!! 

I absolutely adored creating with this month's Mood Board, as teal, aqua and green make the most beautiful colour palette, especially when combined with white... so fresh and pretty!!

"Beautiful Dreamer"
For my layout, I was inspired by the Mood Board pic of the flowers and humming bird, the script background on the dragonfly pic and all the frames and of course the beautiful colour palette.

To create my background I applied Dusty Attic Texture Paste through the Creative Script Stencil, then misted with Lindys Stamp Gang Tibetan Teal and Kaisercraft Lime Green, misting with water first, then applying the mist with a small round brush to create a watercolour effect.

Once dry, using the frames from the Mood Board as inspiration I stamped the background with the Prima stitched squares in teal Archival Ink.

For the top left and bottom right corners I cut up sections from the Ornate Frame #7, coated the pieces with gesso, then applied Dusty Attic Jungle Green acrylic paint.  Once dry I lightly flicked over with watered down Dusty Attic Texture Paste.

I repeated the same process with 1 of the corner flourishes from Corner Flourish #1 Pack.  I cut off the small inner flourish and used it to lengthen the flourish.

The Wrought Iron Fence Border was coated with gesso and altered by threading through with some green twine.

I used 2 different word packs to create my title which I altered by first coating with gesso, then misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tibetan Teal.

For a little dimension and texture I altered my chipboard by adding a few Green Tara flowers and some pretty guipure lace pieces.

To finish off I watered down a little Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish and flicked over my background, making sure to cover my photo.  Whilst the varnish was wet, I applied the Lettuce Entertain You Prills.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting
Cathy :)