Friday, 27 February 2015

Mood Board Inspiration - Vicky Alberto and Jaqueline Moore

Drum roll please...
Here is the gorgeous mood board this month.  
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It's almost the end of "love" month and I'm here to share a layout using some gorgeous Meg's Garden papers and lots of BRAND NEW Dusty Attic chipboard.  This layout was inspired by the February DA mood board and... who says you can't use Christmas papers all year long? They are just so pretty!

On all of the chipboard I splattered DA's Navajo White DA0903 paint and topped it with DA Clear Crackle DA0900 Varnish.  This is a really easy way to achieve a nice rustic look. The title is from the DA1170 pack.

A very Elegant Swirl DA1123 complements the papers.

More pretty chipboard from the Elegant Swirl DA1123 pack - and some beautiful DA Bridal Veil DA0805 blooms too!

I hope everyone was spoiled with love this month!
And another from Jacqueline Moore

Hey Dusty Attic fans!!! It's Jacqueline here today to quickly share with you my take on this month's moodboard. With February being the so-called 'month of love', I have used the colors and the word passion from the moodboard to create a pretty card.


I have used lots of gorgeous DA chippies combined with some 13 Arts papers and mediums.

Some details:

I have cut a small banner banner from Banners #1 and covered it with some patterned paper, layering it on my card on top of some triangle paper banners I cut. I have topped it with a bow and some twine.

For my title I have taken the word 'Passionately' from the live beautifully set and cut off the 'ately', leaving me with the word Passion. I have painted it with Gesso, and sprinkled with Chunky Gold Glitter, before layering on top of my flower cluster.

Above my flower cluster I have added a butterfly from the Flutterbies #3..... I really love these butterflies and use them all the time :-) I have painted it with Gesso, and then dabbed a few colors of mist on, very lightly, using my finger.

I have taken the smallest of the frames from the String Frames small set, and painted it with a combination of Gesso and Gold Paint. I have placed it on some calico on my background, and built my composition into it. 
The little scroll on the lower right side of the frame is actually the top of a key from the Vintage Keys set, that my Son decided to pull off another page breaking it off. At first I planned to just throw it out, but it managed to get lost on my desk, and I am glad as it was the perfect finishing touch for my card. It has been painted with Gesso, Gold Glitter Paint, and sprinkled with Chunky Gold Glitter.

I hope you enjoyed my post!!! I will be back in a few days with more!!!

Dusty Attic Chipboard Used:




Thursday, 26 February 2015

LOVE - Patricia Basson

Hello friends...
Today I am sharing an altered project made for Dusty Attic. I transformed a plain LOVE photo-frame into a little garden filled with flowers and foliage and even a little Bird!

To prepare the background I covered it with some tissue paper and painted a watered down layer of Dusty Attic Cashmere paint...All the paints I used are Dusty in Colour

I then added a layer of Bisque mixed with some glaze and whipped some of it off with a wet wipe. I also used the Bisque to do a little stencilling. Denim was used to colour the edges.

The Elegant Swirl #3 was painted with Storm Cloud and dry brushed with a little Denim...I cut it into pieces and placed it in various places on the frame. My flowers are Dusty in Bloom, Grassy Knoll and Cornsilk.

The Maiden Hair Fern and Vine Frame #1 was Gesso'd and texture added with some texture paste. It was painted with Jungle Green , Pesto and Forrest. I used some gesso to highlight.
The small branch # 4 was painted with Gingernut and dry brushed with Forrest.

I wanted the leaves to have some added textures, therefore I wet them with water before painting, I separated and curled them a little and dried them with my Heat-gun. Dusty Attic chipboard are ideal for this technique for it separates into at least three layers that can be curled. 

The Birdcage is two Mini Birdcage #2 cages layered...I cut the top one in two and made small card-board hinges in order for it to open up a was painted with Fine Silver.

All these products are available from the Dusty Attic Shop...

Mini Birdcage #2


In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.
 To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep 
and the hopes I breathe. 
I know they are there to eavesdrop
 for the angels. 

Wishing you all best wishes and Happy Scrappings...till next time

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Waste not, want not - Lizzy Hill

Hullo there! Today I'm sharing with you Part 2 of my meanderings through trying to create a LO that turned into 3 cards [see post HERE].
Well, 4 actually, as I'm sharing the last one here today before I show you the LO that I'd originally planned to create!
Strangely, as well as using the gorgeous DUSTY ATTIC PAINTS on my projects, I've also featured chipboard WASTE. Yup, you heard me. The bits you're supposed to chuck when you've used the chippy you've bought.
As usual, when I go to make something, a shape takes my this case, the inside piece of the VINE FRAMES #2. Not that I've used the frames yet. I INTENDED to...but....
So, now you can see where I nabbed that wonderful centre piece for behind the big DA 'WISH' word.
Both bits, & the little DA ARROW [set #1], have been heat embossed. I have a thing with metallics atm!
 If you're interested in how I created the painted bg, you need to go to my post #1. The little STAR is available in the DA shop online HERE.
A lot of peeps find 'male' cards hard to make. Well, I reckon DA chippy [even waste!] makes the job a breeze:)
Once I'd gotten the card making outta my system I turned back to my LO. It features PORT. Hence, the vague idea to include the vine frames.
Instead I decided the waste would make the PERFECT frame:
My page:
 The story [hidden in the side bag]:
LOL! Taken me a few years to tell this story, eh;)
Those of you who know me, will know I'm fond of using NAIL POLISH on my I've done just that on this word from the DA WORD PACK #6:
I painted then heat embossed the BARBED WIRE...then cut it & used it as the basis of my page design:
And added a cute badge...then the 'not' this is so NOT a lovely thing for a wee boy to do!!
You can see I've 'backed off' the chippy 'frame' on the inside & drawn around it...added a stamped word.
So, that's the end of my painterly background journey with cards & a LO!
 Hope this has given you some ideas to inspire your own scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Monday, 23 February 2015

Moments - Lisa Gregorgy - Mood Board Inspiration

 Lisa here, sharing with you, the luscious colors of the February Mood Board that were used to create my layout. One of my favorite colors is purple and all the shades in between. So this Mood Board really excited me, because I got to work with my favorite berry shades. 

 I created this layout and used a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard as my base. I adhered a 12x12 piece of lavender cardstock to the base using ModPodge, then added a second smaller layer with a piece of brown cardstock . Once it was dry, I wet the edges and peeled back the cardstock taking the top layer of the cardboard with it, exposing the ridged part of the cardboard an wrinkled and tore it up a bit. I used Lindys Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Mooonlit Mulberry over the cardstock pieces. I sprayed the exposed cardboard edges with Moon Shadow Mist in Phantom Fuchsia.

The Dusty In Color acrylic paints are wonderful! I used the Lavender Blush to paint the Word Pack #4 "Moments" title. The paint is so thick and lush that it only takes 1 coat.

To color the Elegant Swirls #13, I used the smaller swirls from the  pack and used Dusty In Color in Raisin to paint them.

 I painted a piece of Corrugated Card for the photo mat, using Dusty In Color in Raisin. The Sweet PeaFrame Set was painted with Lavender Blush.

I tucked some Dusty In Bloom Flowers in Dusty Rose, into my handmade flowers.

 I created the flower wreath a while back and thought I would incorporate it into this layout. I did recolor a piece of the the Circle Frame set in Dusty In Color in Hot Chocolate that I used for the wreath, then wrapped some twine around it and tied a bow. I topped the bow with another flower in Vintage rose.

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Till next time xoxo