Friday, May 1, 2015

May Mood board - Dusty Attic

Hi there my scrapping sistas 
Today I am sharing my take on the May Mood Board 
take a look over at 
to be inspired by the design team .

Loving these rich blue/greens
I used all of the colors in various amounts
The blue/greens on a light grey BG
 mixed with splashes of deep grey and dark brown/green   

Dusty Attic materials used .
Crackle Paint DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Film Strip : DA0934
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Bookman ABC set  DA 0666
Music DA0351
French Flourish Border DA0276
Lace Border #2 0844

fibre paste , stencils and ink ,
the rough layers mimic the ocean floor and the beach .
seaweed, shells , driftwood and rocks .
many of the chippies are trimmed and layered , to create interest and dimension. 

 you can purchase your chippies direct from the website 

thanks so much for popping by 
and I hope I have inspired you in some way 
to have a play with these colors and some chipboard .
see you soon 
for more inspiration 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rustic Canvas for Dusty Attic

Hello my scrappy pals 
welcome to my blog
Today I am sharing a Canvas I created for
Dusty Attic.
Very Rustic and Grungy with loads of texture.
This is only the second canvas I have ever created 
and I am finding them lots of fun .

DUSTY ATTIC - Materials used 
Dusty in color 
Hot Chocolate 0923
Forrest 0919
Clear crackle Varnish 

Jumbo cogs 0232
Mini Branches 1121
String Frame set 1181
Wildflowers 11437
ornate corner #13 1137
Elegant Swirl #3 1123

I love to trim my chippies and tuck the pieces under and around
my photo.
by trimming the chippies it also makes them go further
in each project .
for example
the piece along the bottom left side
is trimmed from the ornate corner #13 1137
the remaining section is tucked and layered
around my photo.

try trimming and experimenting with your chippies .

texture and crackle created with texture paste , inks, crackle paste .

all chipboard can be purchased direct from the website .
Dusty Attic
I truly hope I have inspired you in some way .
if you have never created with a canvas, give it a go 
you will be surprised how wonderful it is .

many thanks for dropping by
and happy scrapping to each of you .
see you all soon 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I spy with my little eye ....

Hi every one and welcome to my blog .
a short post today sharing my discoveries on my daily  exercise  .
While taking my early morning walk I see some 
beautiful little treasures 
happy faces 
Ivy and moss .


rocks and ferns 


finishing my walk with a piping hot Latte 
from our local cafe ..

 the metal tag is by Kelly Rae Roberts .

Two new arty books 

 Sharing a section of my tidy and clean arty space, where I create .
It does get messy, but is very easy to keep clean and tidy .
My space is small but very effective and perfectly arranged for storage
and a beautiful space for me to create .

Some of my treasures and 
the little lady created by Kelly Rae Roberts .
above is a sneak peek at my next Dusty Attic project .
to be posted on the 22nd April 
I found this on Pinterest - Tumblr 
love it xoxo
thanks so much for taking a walk with me 
and taking a look in my studio .
stay safe and happy scrapping until next time .
enjoy every moment .

Monday, April 6, 2015

REMEMBER .. CSI case file #160

Hello everyone,  
A very, very warm welcome to my blog 
This month Dusty Attic are sponsoring over at CSI 
case file #160
Today I am sharing my layout I created for case file #160
I followed the beautiful sketch designed by the fabulous Emma Stafrace.


Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish   DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Circle Frame set : DA 0490
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Reeds #2 : DA10286
Elegant swirl #2 :DA1098
Film Strip : DA0934
Wildflower #3 DA:11437
Chevron DA: 0992

lots of layering and texture .
metal, chevrons, stamps, frames.

Romantic B & B's with brekky in bed.
Wonderful memories of our many road trips
fun and adventureous travels.. Sigh x

 all dusty attic chippies can be purchased direct from the web site .

thanks for popping by 
here is the link to 
if you feel like being inspired 
and you may win some DA chippies .
much love and happiness to each of you 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Mood Board - rich and velvety

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing my take on the 
beautiful rich and velvety 

April Mood Board 

this month I decided to create a Card 
rich in texture, layering and dimension.


I chose to use the blues complemented by the richness of the 
deep maroon / brown hues.

 because I felt these colors were very rich and velvety I used 

I created with lots of the paints this month
if you have not already used these paints I suggest you give them a go 
they are perfect to use. 
so many colors to mix and match . 

The Dusty Attic products used .
Dusty in color 
Denim DA 0914
Alabaster DA 0902
Raisin DA 0909
Hot Chocolate DA 0923
Crackle Paint DA 0900

Mini Branches #2 DA 1121
Mini Heart Buttons  DA0682
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026

Some of the mini branches are painted in Denim DA 0914

The others are in the maroon/brown hues. 
my process.
 To achieve the color on the mini branches 
I began with white (Alabaster DA 0902 ) 
then mixed the Raisin DA 0909 with 
Hot Chocolate DA 0923.. applied this to the chipboard 
and finished off with a coat of 
Crackle Paint DA 0900

I love the texture on this card .
At first glance of the April mood board
I found these colors confronting... 
but once I decided to mix some of the paints together 
I was really happy with the result ..

Dusty paints are just the best ..
stunning colors and quick drying .

you may purchase the chipboard direct
 from the Dusty Attic website .

thanks so much for popping by
 and I do hope you are inspired to play with the April Mood board .
take care and happy scrapping