Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dusty Attic April Mood Board Challenge - A Moment Captured

Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How fresh and pretty is the colour palette!!

"A Moment Captured"
I took inspiration from the colour palette and the floral accents of this month's Mood Board.

I started by stenciling my background with Dusty Attic Bedazzled Stencil and white texture paste.  Once dry I misted around the stenciled design with yellow mist.
How gorgeous are the new Fancy Frames chipboard designs!!  I altered them and the Mystic Flourishes by first coating with gesso and then coating with white Liquid Pearls to add textured glossiness.


Another of the fabulous new release chippies are the Impact Titles... so many to choose from!!  I have used "a moment captured" which I altered by coating with cobalt archival ink, then inking over the top with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans.
The fern leaf chipboard pieces were altered with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peeled Paint, then a coat of Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.

Why not pop in to the Dusty Attic Website to check out all the gorgeous new release chippies.


Other Product Used:
Prima, Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft pp's
Prima flowers
Uniquely Creative flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans
Kaisercraft yellow mist
Prima Modelling Paste
Couture Creations 3D Liquid Pearls - Snow

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dusty Attic New Release Chipboard - "We Must Have Adventures"

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a vintage steampunk layout inspired by the gorgeous new industrial chipboard designs from Dusty Attic.

"We Must Have Adventures"

 I am in love with the new industrial chipboard designs, which are perfect for masculine or feminine grunge/vintage themed layouts and just the thing for steampunk inspired creations.

I came across this eye-catching steampunk photo on Pinterest, which was the inspiration for my layout.. isn't he just dashing!!

Going through my considerable stash of papers I found some old vintage Bo Bunny and Prima papers which I tore to keep to my theme, then added a bit of stamping on my background with Kaisercraft crackle texture stamp... one of my all time favourites and fabulous for vintage/grunge.
To alter my chipboard pieces I coated with DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost, then highlighted areas with Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre and Prima Art Alchemy Rich Copper Metallique Wax.  I adore metallic pastes, they are are quick and easy way to alter your chipboard pieces to give them a WOW factor!!





Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used:
Bo Bunny, Prima & Crate Paper pp's
Graphic 45 diecuts
Kaisercraft sticker sheet
Kaisercraft texture stamp - crackle
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - White Frost and Cosmic Blue
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Dusty Attic March Mood Board Challenge - Remember Today

Hi everyone,  Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic.  How gorgeous is the colour palette and shabby roses and peonies theme!!
"Remember Today"

The inspiration I took from this month's Mood Board was the colour palette, pretty blooms and lace doily.
 To create my background I stencilled with the Damask #2 stencil and Prima Modelling Paste.  I then stamped the floral pattern by applying Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint to the Stampers Anonymous vines and roses stamp, then spritzed with a touch of water to give a watercolour effect.  I also stamped with Kaisercraft script background, then finished off with the beautiful Dress My Craft White Sunshine sequins for a bit more texture, which I applied with Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish.



 I altered the Dusty Attic Vintage Frame #2, Lacey Trims and Foliage #1 chipboard pieces by coating first with gesso, then applying white liquid pearls, which creates a beautiful finish for those shabby chic/romantic layouts.
How sweet are the recent release Mini Captions!!  I altered my title with Dusty in Colour sugar plum acrylic paint and white liquid pearls.


Other Product Used:
Cocoa Vanilla pp 
Lemoncraft pp
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Prima Modelling Paste
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Vines and Roses stamp
Pearl embellishments
Lace flowers
Kaisercraft Script Background stamp
Distress Ink - hickory smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dusty Attic February DT Creation - Picture Perfect

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing a rustic, romantic inspired layout using gorgeous chipboard and stencil designs from The Dusty Attic.

"Picture Perfect"
I adore this photo of my nephew's wife taken by a professional photographer.  The rustic setting and colour tones go beautifully with her gorgeous red hair!!

I used two of the Dusty Attic stencils on my background.  One of the sprigs from the Wildflower Stencil #2 was used to create a bit of depth to my flower clusters.  I used texture paste and when throughly dry, outlined the sprig with a brown fineliner pen to match the tones in my layout and make them pop.

I also used the Chicken Wire Stencil over the top of my misted and stamped background.  I used a mix of pink and white Liquid Pearls to tie in with the pink blossoms.

To alter my chipboard pieces I first coated them with gesso, then coated them with soft pink and white Liquid Pearls.




Other Product Used:
Pink Paislee pp 
Kaisercraft pp
Prima Glass Beads - butter
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Lindys Starburst Spray - Creme Brulee Cream
Lindys Starburst Spray - Clam Bake Beige
Liquid Pearls - Cottonball & Madagascar
Pink blossoms
Couture Creations -  Ephemera Diecuts
Kaisercraft Pearls - snow white
Fineliner pen - brown
White Gesso
Faber Castell Texture Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)