Tuesday, September 11, 2018

~ September 2018~
Dusty Attic Design Team Cards

Hi Dear Blog friends....

Today I share with you two cards I created as my Design Team project for The Dusty Attic....

I used Love story paper from Prima and Little Birdie Flowers together with my dressed up Chipboard pieces.

I embossed this frame - Fancy Frame #1- with  Shabby Pink embossing Enamel from Stampendeous. Both frames were cut and re-positioned to form new shapes.

Fancy Frame #2 was embossed with Turkish Nights Embossing Glitter by WoW...
I also embossed the Wildflower with Perissa embossing powder, also from WoW.

I find it so easy to create a quick and gorgeous little card using Dusty Attic chipboards...As you can see, just some embossing adds quick interest to the chipboards.

From the Dusty Attic on-line shop I used the following....

Thank you for the visit....

One day, 
someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. 
And he said, 
"Is it half full or half empty?" 
So I drank the water. 
No more problem. 
~Alexander Jodorowsky~

Sunday, August 19, 2018

~~A Memory to Hold~~
2018 Dusty Attic Moodboard

Hello dear Blogger friends....

This month the Moodboard from Dusty Attic is filled with soft Blues and Creams... I took my inspiration from the Suitcases, the weathered look of the ladder and a little bit of the measuring tape. My husband and I went away for the weekend a few weeks ago, hence the suitcases. I coloured my Chipboard pieces to resemble the look of the ladder and added a little Measuring Tape Washi Tape.


I used several pieces of 49 and Market papers. After distressing and layering the papers, I added ink and stamping to the background. I used Tumbled Grass and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Also used several stamps with the same inks.
This was followed with Stencil work using the Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil and white Crackle Paste coloured with Sassy Sapphire Magical from Lindy's Stampgang. I added random Lindy's Embossing Powder, Tilt-a-Wheel Teal on the Crackle Paste as well. I also added some watered down Brown Rust Effect Past by Finnabair.

The Hearts from the Hearts Attack Border #2 were treated with Metallique Waxes, Bronze Age and Vintage Gold.

After Gesso, I painted the Seagrass #2 with Metallique light Patina Acrylic Paint and random embossing with the same Embossing Powder. Texture added by some Gauss and Seas the Day Prills. 

The Iron Garnish #2 and small Decorative Frame #1 were Gesso'd, painted and distressed with the Brown Rust Paste. The Perforated Mesh Border pieces peeping out, got painted with the Light Patina Paint and embossed with Tannenbaum Green Gold Embossing powder.

Have you created a Moodboard inspired project using Dusty Attic products from the Online Shop? Then you will stand a good chance of winning one of two $50 vouchers to spend in the shop...

I used the following pieces...

Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long....
~Billy Corgan~

Sunday, August 12, 2018

~Always in my Heart~
2018 August Dusty Attic Design Team Project

Hello Blog Friends

Today I am sharing my DT page for Dusty Attic displaying this beautiful photo of my eldest daughter on her Matric Farewell many years ago. I used several sheets of Penelope Dee Papers from the Rosalee collection.

To keep to the rich blue colours of the Phoenix on her dress, I embossed the raw chipboard frames with Lindy's Stampgang Embossing Powder, Cosmic Pink Blue...It is one of the very effective EP that changes colours according to the background. Because I left the chipboard raw, I got this amazing Bluish two-toned effect. I added a few glass beads because Chantelle was in fact looking at Bubbles that we blew over her.

To match the Dress'es feathers, I used Dusty Attic's Mini Feathers. They got a light coating of white Gesso. I then brushed them with Antique Brilliance Wax, Fire Ruby and Opal Maxic Wax, Turquoise Satin. Also a light dry brush and splatters with Sparks Acrylic Paints, Magical Pond and Mermaid Sparkle.

On the background paper I did a little stencilling with Distress Ink using the Dusty Attic Bedazzled Stencil. I also added Texture Paste through the Confetti #2 stencil. I added Cosmic Pink Blue Embossing powder to it and Heat set it...this time I got the Pinker colour tone from the Embossing Powders. Also splattered some of the Sparks Paints.

Please visit the Dusty Attic Shop for these and many other amazing Designs and products.

Thank you for taking the time to visit...

Happiness radiates like 
the fragrance from a flower 
and draws 
all good things towards you.
 ~~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi~~

Monday, July 23, 2018

~~Altered Sewing Machine~~
Dusty Attic July 2018 Moodboard

Hello Dear Blogland friends...
Isn't this moodboard from Dusty Attic this month just absolute gorgeous? The perfect palette for all those that love the Bright Red and Teal colour schemes!

Now for me, this was completely out of my depth and thus a real "Challenge"... I was immediately drawn to the little red Sewing Machine, knowing that I had the perfect one to alter.

Ohhh, I can just hear some of you going crazy that I have taken a craft Sewing Machine to alter, but believe me, it has been sitting, hidden in my cupboard for years, un-used and un-love...Now at least it will take its rightful place on my displace shelve, glorified with my beloved Dusty Attic Chipboards....

My first steps were to give it a good sanding with sanding paper. Thereafter two thin layers of white Gesso. I then added White crackle paste and Art stones from Finnabair. Once it was dried overnight, I painted it with red Acrylic paint. Also Sprayed with Ruby Red Slippers Flat Fabio Spray form Lindy's Stampgang and Silver Glimmer Mist from K-Craft. All the knobs and needle mechanisms were covered with Dusty Rust Effect Paste from Finnabair. 

All my chipboard pieces were treated as follows....
I primed them with a layer of Gesso, Painted them with Metallique Light Patina Acrylic Paint. Sprayed them with Pearl Turquoise Light Mist by 13Arts. Also added a little random Blue Patina Effect Paste and Rusty Rust Effect Paste. Lastly I highlighted with White Gold Metallique Wax.

Dusty Attic Chipboard is of such a high quality that one can easily wet it and bend it to fit over curved surfaces!

Just had to add a piece of Small Stitching chipboard to some textured cardstock...
Below is a before photo as well as one with the added textures.

I do hope you have enjoyed the transformation of my little Sewing Machine...
Please visit the Dusty Attic Blogspot to view more amazing Design Team projects!
And there is still more than enough time to enter your own take on our Moodboard and stand a chance of winning one of two $50 gift vouchers to spend in the Dusty Attic Store.

So much fabric, 
so little time!  
 sew much fabric, 
sew little time!  
~Author Unknown~
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