Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dusty Attic - December Mood Board Challenge - Life is Good at the Beach

Hi everyone,  I hope you had or are having a wonderful Christmas day with your loved ones and that you start the New Year with a bang!!

You still have time to enter this month's gorgeous Mood Board at Dusty Attic to be in for a chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from the Dusty Attic Website.  All you have to do is make sure you have some Dusty Attic chipboard/products on your creation and link it up to the Dusty Attic blog on the top right hand side... good luck!!

"Life is Good at the Beach"
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom right and used the sketch loosely as a guide when creating this layout. 

To create the background I used two Dusty Attic Stencils.  First I stencilled using texture paste and the Sunburst template, then I stencilled with the Confetti #2 template and gel medium, which I coated with Lindys embossing powder in Weeping Willow Green/Gold.

The chipboard pieces were coated with white paint and small sections highlighted with embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dusty Attic December Creations

Hi everyone,
I was recently invited to teach classes on the Workshop Wonders on Waters Cruise to New Zealand and through the generous sponsorship of Jennifer Hedger was able to showcase Dusty Attic by using a gorgeous array of chipboard and other Dusty Attic product on my projects. I created 4 layouts, which were a hit with the ladies!!

"Every Photo Tells a Story"
I created this layout with a mini flip out album designed to showcase 6 photos with a journal pocket. 
Dusty Attic Product Used

"Days Like These Make Me Happy"

Dusty Attic Product Used

"Tranquil Moments"

Dusty Attic Product Used
Custom Cut title - DA1238
Wordpl@y #7 - DA1687
Custom Cut 6x6 - DA0955
Fishnet #2 - DA1496

"The Best Thing About Memories is Making Them"

 Dusty Attic Product Used
Custom Cut title - DA1238
I had a title custom cut to fit my layout
Crazy Stitching small - DA173
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish - DA0901

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dusty Attic - Capture This Moment - New Release Chipboard

Hello Dusty Attic crafters,
Today I am sharing a layout created with a few of the gorgeous new release chipboard and stencil designs from The Dusty Attic.

It felt like Christmas had come early when I received my DT parcel last week, so many beautiful new designs.. Halloween, gorgeous scrolls, foliage and lots of new titles!!!

"Capture This Moment"
I was drawn to one of the beautiful new scroll chippies Iron Garnish #3 when creating my layout this month, which I layered with a new release chipboard title "Capture This Moment".
To create my background, I stenciled with the new release Damask Stencil using Faber Castell Whipped Spackle. Once almost dry (slightly tacky) I rubbed over with mauve mica powder and brushed off the excess to make the design pop.

I also also used the new Chicken Wire stencil with White Frost Metallic Lustre Paste.  Once dry, I randomly stamped over in grey with Kaisercraft Script stamp, then flicked over with white Kaisermist to soften.
To alter my chipboard pieces, I first coated with gesso, making sure to rub the gesso into the etched typewritten words on the title piece.  Next I applied liquid pearls in various colours, dabbing on with my finger to create texture.  I used mauve ink on the typewritten word, which I applied by lightly swiping over the top of the gesso.  The Capture part of the title was coated with white Liquid Pearls, then swiped over the Coral Metallic Lustre paste.
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Other Product Used
49 and Market Country Life, 13Arts pp's
Decoart Metallic Lustre - White Frost, Coral
Kaisercraft Background Stamp - Script
Liquid Pearls - White, Seafoam, Purple
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Prima Gesso
Kaisercraft Mist - White
Mica Powder - Mauve
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
Versamagic mauve ink
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx