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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dusty Attic December Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing this month's Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge and it's another stunner!!

You have the chance to win a fantastic prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Prize Voucher to use in store.  All you need to do, is use the Mood Board for inspiration, which can be interpreted in any way you like.  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 of the Dusty Attic Blog.

"Picture Perfect"

To create my layout I was inspired by the overall elegance of the Mood Board and the beautiful colour palette.

The Mood Board photo of the mirrored dresser inspired me to use the gorgeous Vintage Frame chipboard to frame my photo.  To alter the chipboard, I coated with white embossing powder and while it was still hot I sprinkled with silver glitter, then heat embossed it once more to set the glitter.  I also embellished the frame with 2 pretty Prima resin hearts, which I swiped with a little Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush, then highlighted with Twinkling H2o Terracotta Rose and lavender microbeads.

To add a touch of greenery, I used the Corner Flourish #2 chipboard.  The flower heads were altered by painting with layers of  Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush, Lindy's Jazzy Jivin Purple Mist, as well as a touch of the Terracotta Rose Twinkling H2o,  then embossing the flourishes and Leaves chipboard with Tinby Melts embossing powder in Sherwood Green.

How gorgerous are the Lace Border and Ornate Corner chipboard pieces!!  I used them to convey the opulent elegance of the Mood Board.

The newly released and very versatile Wordpl@y chippies are just the thing to use for your titles. To make my title pop I altered the chipboard with silver embossing powder and overlayed it on top of the Lace Border which I altered with Lindy's mists and a touch of silver embossing powder.

Other Product Used
Blue Fern Studios and Basic Grey pp's
Prima velvet flower
Prima resin embellishments
Indigo Blu Blazing Poppies Stamp
Tinby Melts - Sherwood Green
Stampendous silver embossing powder
Stampendous superfine silver glitter
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Ranger watering can Archival ink
Lindy's Jazzy Jive'n Purple Magicals
Luminarte Twinkling H20's Terracotta Rose
Glitz Design Phrase Sticker
Martha Stewart Microbeads

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'd love to see how you are inspired by this month's Mood Board and can't wait to see your creations.  
Happy Crafting xx