Sunday, 17 September 2017

Whale Tail - Michelle Carrick


Photo credit: to Dave Hurwitz from Simon's Town

The Southern Right Whales come to False Bay, for breeding season!

Using Kaisercraft Indigo Skies paper, I applied collage medium and then added inks, paint and let dry!

the flowers used are a local company call Celebr8, as well as Penelope Dee and Prima!

The little button like pieces are shells and no page of mine is finished unless it has metal embellishments! 

Products used:

Thanks for visiting!!

See ya soon!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Life your dream - Cathy Cafun

Hi Dusty Attic Crafters,
Cathy here today sharing my project for the month created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.

"Live Your Dreams"

I was going through all the new Dusty Attic chippie designs and have to say that I am loving the new Mini Tabs.  I was drawn to the Day Dreamer tab from the Mini Tabs #3 and was inspired to create this Shabby Chic/Romantic layout.

To create my background I first coated with Clear Gesso, then applied Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.  Once dry, I used the Damask #2 Stencil Design with Modeling Paste and finally stamped over my background with Kaisercraft script stamp in a soft grey ink.

To add depth to my layers I cut apart the Floral Corners and Corner Swirl #1 chipboard pieces which I layered with flowers and lace.

The chipboard pieces were altered by coating with gesso, then whilst wet adding embossing powder and heat setting.  I highlighted the embossing with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Jade, then added Prills to my flower centres.
The Mini Words #1 chippies were used to create my title and were altered with Lindys Pearl embossing powder, then coating with Champagne Ice Metallic Lustre.

How fabulous are the new Mini Tabs!!  I altered the day dreamer tab by coating with ink, then highlighting the edges with Metallic Pastes in Cornflower Blue and Champagne Ice.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
Studio Light pp

Prima Flowers

Manor House Creations Flowers

Prills - Sage Advice

Prima Modeling Paste, Clear Gesso

Lindys embossing powders - Green Gold, Magic Moon Pearls

Stampendous embossing powder - blue
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Champagne Ice

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Cornflower Blue

Viva Inka Gold - Jade

Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Script

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Broken Glass

Memento Ink - London Fog

Mixed Media Ink - Patina

Mini Alpha Stickers

Lace flowers

Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Captured - Valerie Ouellet

Hi everyone! Here is my layout for this month. I decided to use "Dusty Attic Wildflowers #1 Stencil" to create my background.

I used a small brush and a little bit of ink with the stencil.

I added the new black chipboards that I love!!!! So easy to use!

 See you soon!

Dusty Attic products:

Other products:
-Cuts2luv flair
-Lindy's stamp gang spray
-49andMarket flowers
-Sequins and ribbons

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Imagine - Nicole Doiron (challenge inspiration)

Hello to all you Dusty Attic lovers!
Nicole here with you today to share my take
on the gorgeous September Mood Board Challenge.
This month's challenge is stunning and it inspired me to create 
this very colourful layout incorporating many DA chipboard
as well as different stencils, and much more...

Here is a look at the mood board including a fabulous sketch to get you started.

I am not very adept with the watercolor techniques but I think I did fairly well
using different mists and water on my white background.
In order to have better control of the designs, I find that it is best to
dip a brush into the mist bottle instead of spraying it on the paper.
Then you blend it with water, creating different shades and shapes.

I chose the Blueprint Imagine chipboard as my title.
I colored with a black Copic marker, then lightly sprayed it with white
and colored in the white spots with different colors of the rainbow.

On my background, I added texture and design by using
2 different DA stencils: Words of Wisdom with white modeling paste
and Starry Night with black embossing paste.  You also see below 
one Geometric Corner that I cut in two and treated the same as the title.

Dusty Attic has several Beaded Flourish designs, each as beautiful as the other.
I covered it with Cranberry acrylic paint and dabbed it with some Lavender Blush.
The word 'creative' created with the Mini ABC Set in Uppercase was painted with Oceania.

I sprinkled lots of Dress My Craft sequins also found in the Dusty Attic store.
I absolutely adore the way my layout turned out.

I hope you like it as well and that it will inspire you to play along this month!

Now let's take a closer look at all the Dusty Attic products used!

Dusty Attic Supply List


Dusty in Colour:
Dress My Craft Sequins:

If you want to see more of my creations, visit me HERE.

Until next time!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Picture Perfect Memories - Farrel Tailor

Hello Dusty Attic Lovelies!!! Today I am sharing with you a masculine layout I created to celebrate Father's Day using some amazing Dusty Attic Chipboard!!!


I covered my Clockwork small chipboard and the Diamond Panel with white gesso and using a make up sponge I lightly applied acrylic paint in light blue and bright aqua green.


Once it was dry I then stamped a small amount of Sea Breeze Prima Color Philosphy onto my non stick craft mat and sprayed a small amount of water to create watercolour consistency and again using a sponge I lightly dabbed randomly until I was happy with the effect. To finish the chipboard off I then splattered some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shakers - Bratwurst Brown using a small paint brush.


Once the Diamond Panel was dry, I then cut it into 6 different sized before adhering to my layout. I also adhered 2 pieces from Wordpl@y #3 Black for my title onto the Clockworks.

Dusty Attic Materials Used - Clockworks small, Diamond Panel, Wordpl@y #3 Black

Other Materials Used

  • 7 Dots Studios Papers - Writers Block and Hazy Days
  • Prima Color Philosphy Inks - Sea Breeze and Midnight Blue
  • Funky Flairs Studio flair
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shakers - Bratwurst Brown
  • J.Burrows Acrylic Paint - Light Blue and Bright Aqua Green
  • Stampers Anonymous - Ultimate Grunge
  • The Crafter's Workshop - TCW267s mini ledger, TCW9001 white gesso & TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Versafine - black onyx

Thanks for dropping by xx

Monday, 4 September 2017

Love this - Nadya Drozdova - Off the Page mixed media project

Hello everyone! Here is Nadya again sharing with you my project. This time I decided to to little altered frame with gorgeous chipboard brushes. Aren`t they amazing? I think that they are perfect for altered projects!


First of all I covered frame and shippies with white gesso and than started to add some acrylic paints and pigments.

Also I added some white crackle paste

Wish you good mood and a lot of inspiration!
Product List:



Hugs, Nadya

Friday, 1 September 2017

FLASH SALE for a few days only..

Welcome to September !
Not only is it Jen "the Boss" Birthday this month BUT she is also away this weekend 
(from Today until Sunday) 
We are going to have a "while the Cats away, the mice shall play" 
Lets see, 10% off? 
NAH.... lets make it 
20% OFF 

your order use the code: CATSAWAY20
At the website  HERE 

(Perth, Aust Time) 
Mmmmmmm Im thinking why not something MORE .... (you know like the "set of steak knifes" type thing) 
With every order you will ALSO receive this free Stencil and Chippy Title  

Did you see who joined our Design Team in the middle of August ?

There's MORE, also joining our Dusty Attic DT Family is 


Cant wait to show you some of their work in the upcoming months.

The winner of the August Challenge will be announced soon, however to kick us of with this month's inspiration is none other than


Hello, today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using Dusty Attic's Sketch/Mood Board Challenge for September.....

The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Decorative Frame #1
Decorative Frame#1
Decorative Scroll #1
Decorative Scroll #1
Indian Arrow #2
Indian Arrow #2
Mini Words #1
Mini Words #1
mini Words #3
Mini Words #3
mini Script ABC set
Mini Script ABC
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC

The 49 and Market used:
Scents of Nature
SN-85618 Scents of Nature: Beauty Abound Back
Beauty Abound-BS
Heirloom Botanicals

Floral Mixology

FM-85700 Floral Mixology - Blood Orange

Blood Orange

FM-85748 Floral Mixology - Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

FM-85762 Floral Mixology - Ocean Breeze

Ocean Breeze

Other elements used: Prills-Stop Whining, Power Outage, Sage Advice, Lumin Art H20-Northern Lights, Bolivian Blue, Mystique, iridescent red, green & blue, black corrugated paper, black cardstock, doily's, black gesso, clear crackle paint,Martha Stewart Punch Cherish, assorted pearls & crystals, black netting

Here are some close ups.... 
I did some paper layers, using Beauty Abound-BS as the background. I trimmed the outside edges & matted with black cardstock & cut off pieces from the sides did some punch work, glued those pieces onto black cardstock, then did some hand stitching & distressed the edges. I  glued those pieces onto the back ground, gluing the black ripped pieces of the black corrugated paper that I painted with the Lumin Art -Mystique, under the punch work pieces....
I primed all of the chipboard with black gesso, then applied the clear crackle paint onto some of the pieces.  I then played with the Lumin Art colors in the blue & green tones...

I altered the flowers , with painting them with the iridescent colors & using Prills as the flower centers...

I glued on pearls onto the Indian Arrow, & glued on some black netting into the flower cluster, & some Prills-Stop Whining onto the netting

I cut the photo into 4, then matted using, Beauty Abound-BS, Harmony-BS & black cardstock, I also made a circle under the photos , & glued black & green doily's under the circle...

Here are a few more close ups...

Thank you so much for taking the time to look, & I am looking forward to see what you come up with, with this months Sketch/Mood Board Challenge....Rachelle