Friday, November 9, 2018

~~ To Travel is to Live ~~
November 2018 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello fellow Blog Friends.
For today's post I have created a grungy, rustic page using lovely colours and textures. Wanting to use the new Dusty Attic chippies, the Wood Slices and Drift Wood, I thought this charismatic old Timer would make the ideal subject for my page!
I used papers from 49 And Market, Captivating and Falling Leaves from the Rusty Autumn Collection and Harmony from Heirloom Botanicals.

To create my background I thinned some Mountain Meadow Paint from Dusty and using a silicon brush , I roughly scrapped it onto the paper. I used multi purpose powder from 13Arts to thicken my paint and used that through the new Metal Plates stencil. I also sprayed with Lindy's Stampgang Mists, Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal.

I aged the Corrugated card-stock with the following Rust Effect pastes from Finnabair, Patina effect Blue and Mint-Green, Blue -Green and Rusty Rust Pastes. 
All my chipboard pieces were coated with watered down Gesso. On the Industrial Chains I used Lindy's Embossing Powders Byzantine Bronze and Terracotta Plum. On the hook I used Silver Night EP from WoW. 
The two Chain Circles I painted with Time Travel Teal Magicals. Just absolutely love the Industrial Grey Silver look the paint has mixed with the Teal!!! 
The paper Doily was inked with Lindy's Starbursts, Grab a Guy Gold and Red Hot Poker Orange.

A photo just doesn't do justice to the textured detail of the Wood Chips! I did not want to take away from it, therefor I just lightly added some Dusty and Green-Grey Rust Effect Paste and chalked the edges with a brown ink-pad. The same was done with the Driftwood pieces. The creative Script pieces were painted with the Teal Magicals and embossed with the EP from the Chains.

I stripped the flowers from a 49 & Market Garden Vine and coloured the green leaves with Lindy's Mists, Grab a Guy Gold, Steampunk Sepia and Wild Honeysuckle Coral. Steampunk Sepia was also used to colour the Title Chippie. Some coloured Gauss and Gold Leave Mica Flakes and Plum Glass Beads from Finnabair are added interest.

I hope you liked this project as much as I do...
To find these and many more items visit the Dusty Attic online Shop.

I see my path, 
but I don't know where it leads. 
Not knowing 
where I'm going
 is what inspires me to travel it.
~~~ Rosalia de Castro~~~

Monday, October 8, 2018

~~~It's the Little Memories....~~~
October 2018 Dusty Attic DT page

And just like that it is once again October!!! I know we say it every year...But my, has this year past in a flash! 
It has been a year of Good and Bad. One of the worst was of course having to say Goodbye to this most beloved Fur-member of the family. It has been a month and the emptiness she left behind is still very tangible. 

To create this memorial page I used papers from 49 and Market...From the Rusty Autumn collection I used Falling Leaves and Reminiscent and Specimen from Vintage Artistry.

On the background I used the new Burlap Stencil with Watering Can Archival Ink. I can see this stencil becoming a favourite...It gives such a lovely textured effect. Also inked with Opal Sea Oats mist from Lindy's Stampgang. Splatters were made with Silver Glimmer mist from KCraft and Vintage Coal Color Bloom. I used Metallic Gold Embossing Paste from Studio 490 through the Damask #2  Stencil.

The small Baroque Flourishes is a two part set...Here I coloured the bottom part with the Vintage Coal Mist, the top part I dampened and distressed. I Gesso'd them and painted with the Opal Sea Oats Mist. 

After Gesso, I used the Opal Sea Oats Mist on the Fancy Frame #11, I cut it into pieces and stuck it behind my photo. On the Iron Garnish #6 and the Creative Script pieces I once again used the Vintage Coal. The Quoted Sentiments got a light sweep with Watering Can Ink.

Just a close look at the Hand-stitching. I forgot to secure the looped yarn with some tiny dots of glue to keep them in place...Have rectified it so it does look neat again...

From the Dusty Attic Website I used the following Chipboard Pieces...

I thank you for visiting my post....

 is how you stay alive,
 even after you are gone.
 ~Mitch Albom~

Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 2018 - Dusty Attic Moodboard

Good Evening to all my Blog Friends....

The Moodboard at Dusty Attic this month was simply divine and absolutly my favourite of the year because of the earthy Greens and Browns on it...seeing as Fall is my favourite time of the year.
I had this photo of me from quite a few years ago sitting on a carpet of fallen Fall Leaves, perfect for this lay-out.
The papers I used are very old, they date from when I started Srcapbooking! I do not know from which company they are. I did not add any Mixed Media products at all, thought the papers are beautiful as they are and I rather spend time treating the Dusty Chipboards and doing some hand stitching for extra interest....

On the Notepad Edge Frame I used Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Wax, Lucky Emerald and Red Amber.
On the Ornate Circle Frame the following Rust Effect Pastes, Dark Olive, Green-Grey and Rusty.

The Branches also got a Wax treatment, this time with Bronze Age, Aged Brass and a little Lucky Emerald.

The Bird Nest was painted with different Brown and Raw Sienna  Acrylic paints...I layered all the chipboards and papers to create a lot of depth on this page.

The Ivy Flourish was painted with Greens, Brown and Beige paints. Also sprayed Ethereal Emerald and Treasure Island Turquoise Moon Shadow Mists from Lindy's Stampgang.I then added some glass chips and topped it with clear UTEE. Sprayed some more Mists that pooled in the cravices...

These painted Branches got a coating of clear Crackle Varnish. All the flowers are from Petaloo.

Feel welcome to partake in our monthly challenges and stand a chance of winning one of two $50 gift vouchers to spend in the Dusty On-line Store.

Products I used...

When autumn dulls the summer skies,
And paler sunshine softly lies
Upon the brown and fallow lands:—
As fairy artists come in bands
To paint with brushes dipped with frost:—
They pay with gold, for verdure lost...
~V.O. Wallingford ~
"The Cottonwood Trees"
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