Saturday, 1 October 2016


You know its getting to the business end of the year when the month turns to "double digits" !
September bought another new release, gorgeous new stencils (awesome for art journaling) and new Chippy with a huge Face Book competition.

THEN we also went away for Jennifer Hedger "the Boss's" Birthday Bash, as a surprise all of the DT did gorgeous layouts which we put together as a gift for Jen. She was actually  SPEECHLESS !
(I will share all the layouts on the blog, most of the girls did a blog hop and have shared them already.)
THEN Jen did a few more new designs and put them on the website, one of which is called "Crazy Stitching" .... I LOVE this one, gives the impression of stitching without actually pulling a thread or sitting at a machine !
ALSO we have GREAT CONCEPT coming out soon and we have been busy doing up some samples so watch out for them as well !
Might have to twist the Bosses arm for another give-a-way
Remember all the goodies you see on here or the face book page or on DT Ladies layouts are ALL available on the Dusty Attic Website  HERE  - you just sign up for a retail account and start shopping. 
 OR .....
You could win a $100 voucher to the website by entering the Mood Board like our winner for September (insert drum roll .....)
Again it was so hard for the DT to choose and vote, we really are spoilt by everyone that enters with just beautiful works of art.
October's Mood Board is just so bright and funky full of fun. I love the sentiment as well,
all you need to do is add your link with your name and country to the right hand side of the blog.
First "cab off the rank" to share their inspiration with you is of corse the amazing

Hello, today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using Dusty Attics Mood Board for October....

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:
Barb Wire Frames
Barb Wire Frames
String Frames small
String Frames Small
Grass Cluster #1
Grass Cluster #1
Branches and Berries
Branches & Berries
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel
Mini Words #1
Mini Words # 1
mini Words #2
Word Pack #2
mini ABC set upper
mini ABC upper
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Dusty in Colour Fine Silver
Dusty in Colour Fine Silver
Dusty in Colour Sunshine
Dusty in Colour- Sunshine
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish
Dusty in Colour-Clear Gloss Varnish
The paper used is 7 Dots Yuletide
Here are some close ups.....

I painted most of the chipboard with DA fine silver, or sunshine, then inked the edges with a black ink pad....

I applied drops of the clear gloss varnish on to the berries..& glued on fine silver beads on to the grass heads...
I used white crackle paint on the leaves, & glued on beads on to the barb wire frame, string frame & fish net panel...

I made some of the flowers using the paper from the collection, & used Prills as the flower centers...
The Hearts are Prima...

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

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Enjoy the Journey - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone!!
It's Cathy here sharing a masculine grunge layout created with gorgeous chipboard, a stencil and mediums from The Dusty Attic.  

"Enjoy The Journey"

To create my background, I have mixed the Dusty in Colour - Gingernut with gel medium to create a coloured texture paste.  I then masked my patterned paper with the Distressed Diamonds stencil using the gingernut texture paste.  Once dry, I randomly stamped over the background, then used the Dusty in Colour - Clear Gloss Varnish to randomly apply some copper Mica Flakes to give my background an aged look.

How fabulous are the Barb Wire Frames chipboard... omg just perfect for masculine layouts!!  You get 4 frames of various sizes in this set, and I have used the 2nd and 3rd largest on my layout.

To give chipboard frames an aged grungy feel, I altered them, by first coating with Dusty in Colour - Hot Chocolate, then whilst the paint was still wet I randomly sprinkled with Stampendous Aged Copper embossing powder and heat set.

For added dimension to the Barb Wire Frames, I have used one of the cogs from Cog Cluster chipboard, which I cut into 2 pieces and painted with Dusty in Colour - Faded Denim.  Once dry, I coated with the Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish and whilst wet sprinkled with blue Glitter Glass.  To tie in with the vintage feel I have altered the chipboard cogs with some Tim Holtz and Prima Mechanicals brads.   I used the same process on the Blueprint JOURNEY chipboard word.

Here are all the Dusty Attic goodies I have used to create my layout all available from The Dusty Attic On-Line Store.

Cathy Cafun

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Dreamy - Lisa Gregory

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers. I have a layout to share that is full of texture and soft dreamy color. I started my 12x12 layout by adhering a 12x12 piece of  Prima patterned paper on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I adhered torn pieces of fabric, canvas, lace and texture paste and the Crosshatch Stencil to the background. The weight of whatever I place on my layout will not warp my paper. Once all of my background elements were adhered onto the paper, I prepared all of my chipboard pieces with white gesso. Once all of my elements were adhered to the background, the entire layout was covered with a heavy coat of white gesso. This created a clean blank canvas to work color magic.

I created a wreath using a piece from the Circle Frame Set at the base, then layered the Vine Frame #2 on top. After the layout was completed, I added the Dusty Attic Pearls on random parts of the frame.

I used a combination of Color Blast Colour Paste, Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and Prima Alchemy Paints to add color to my layout. I also added Prima Art Stones large and small using Prima 3D gel. When they were dried, a brushed them with white gesso, then color. A Botanic Accent #1 was used at the bottom of the floral. cluster to create a pleasing flow of accents. Pearls were added to it as well. For a watercolor effect, spray your surface with a fine mist of water, then spray or paint  your colors on immediately and tilt your project to make the colors run.

I absolutely LOVE the Brick Wall Panel. Of course I used the inner parts. I cut some of them into different lengths and staggered them. Yes even bricks can be glamorized with sparkly color.

I used the larger piece in the Ornate Corners #13 set.

I layered 2 pieces of Prima paper to create the mat for my photo, distressing the edges. Underneath, I lifted the mat with a couple of pieces of cardboard.

I adhered Prima Art Pebbles on top of the Bubbles chipboard. Using the inner parts of the chipboard to create my dimensional bubbles effects.

Thank you for joining me this week at Dusty Attic. I thoroughly enjoy looking for new ways to glamorize Dusty Attic chipboard. Head on over to the store and see the new products that are out. You will want everything you see!! Did you know Dusty Attic has stencils???  oh yea....More ways to add texture to your projects!! Till next time...