Friday, February 9, 2018

Dusty Attic February Mood Board Challenge - Vintage Grunge Layout

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board Challenge at The Dusty Attic.

"What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful"

This month's Mood Board does come across as masculine, but I was inspired by the leather bag with the buckles, the vintage elements and the colour palette and went for a feminine vintage/steampunk grunge layout, just to show you that you can interpret and be inspired by the Mood Boards in so many different ways and not necessarily with the obvious.

Because we have so many amazing entries each month and it is so difficult to pick just one winner, there will now be TWO winners who have the chance to win a $AU50 Dusty Attic Prize Voucher to spend at the Website.  All you have to do is use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation, then link it up to the Dusty Attic blog on the top right hand side... good luck!!


I love to add texture to my layouts by playing with different mediums.  I used quite a few different paints and textured items to alter my chipboard and metal elements on this layout.


The doily chipboard piece was altered by coating with Colour Blast Paste - Leather, then randomly applying the gold paint from the Prima Patina Effects and finally randomly applying Prima Copper Glitter Glass with Clear Gloss Varnish for a secure hold.

 The clock and elegant pearl chipboard pieces were altered by coating with Adirondack copper paint, then randomly applying Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes.

 
I used the Beautiful Life chipboard pieces as part of my title by cutting off the "LIFE' section, then coating the word with Colour Blast Leather Paste and randomly applying Prima Glitter Glass.

 Copper paint and a touch of Gilding Flakes around the edges were used to alter the #5 chipboard tab.


Other Product Used:
Blue Fern Studios pp 
Kaisercraft Documented pp
Little Birdie flowers
Green Tara flowers
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Autumn Leaves
Prima Patina Effects Paint
Prima Glitter Glass - copper
Martha Stewart microbeads
Colour Blast Paste- Leather
Lindys Moon Shadow Mist - Smoky Sapphire
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Copper
Kaisercraft texture stamp - floral wallpaper
Distress Ink - vintage photo
metal charms

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

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dusty Attic - January DT Layout

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my January creation for The Dusty Attic using some of their fabulous chipboard designs.

"Remember This"

This month I decided to create a masculine grunge layout.  My son Luke left this morning for his 3rd trip to Japan, so I was inspired to scrap a few of the hundreds of fabulous photos from his last trip.  These were taken at Universal Studios in Japan.  He is wearing a pair of funky glasses he purchased that probably have something to do with the photos... I don't have a clue!! but hexagons seemed to be the way to go.

I have used a couple of the black mini tabs, one of the new titles and the chicken wire which was just perfect for the hexagon theme.  I also cut apart some of the arrow borders which I inked in black to make them pop.  I used red and black ink and gesso to alter my chipboard pieces, and a white Dylusions pen to make the letters stand out in the title piece.





 
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Happy Crafting :)


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Dusty Attic January Mood Board Challenge - Wedding Layout

Hi everyone, I am very excited to have been invited back for another term on The Dusty Attic Design Team.  Thanks so much Jennifer Hedger and Jen Burns... looking forward to another fabulous year creating with all your gorgeous chipboard designs!!

"You Will Forever be my Always"
Today I am sharing my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board.  I was inspired by the gold and white colour palette, wedding theme and lacy accents.

Because we have so many amazing entries each month and it is so difficult to pick just one winner, there will now be TWO winners who have the chance to win a $AU50 Dusty Attic Prize Voucher to spend at the Website.  All you have to do is use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation, then link it up to the Dusty Attic blog on the top right hand side... good luck!!

To create my background, I first applied gold mist to my paper.  I then stencilled over the gold mist using texture paste and the Creative Script Template.

The chipboard pieces were altered by coating with white paint/gesso and then a coating of gold paint.   Once dry I added touches of gold foil for an added touch of sparkle and texture.

Once the chipboard, paper accents and lace detail were applied around the gorgeous photo of my niece on her Wedding Day, I applied some of the Dress My Craft Crystal Clear Sequins to the background with random touches of gold Prills.


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

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 :)