Friday, 21 July 2017

Free as a Bird - Valerie Ouellet (Challenge inspiration)



Good morning!
Here is a canvas that I recently made with a lot of textures.
I used a Dusty Attic stencil, small beads and embossing powder on my background. Then, I covered my canvas with white gesso and ink spray.



J'ai utilisé un badge du kit Cuts2luv "Free as a bird"

I used the flair Cuts2luv "Free as a bird"





 







 Le badge papillon vient du kit "Papillons aquarelles"

I used the flair kit "Papillons aquarelles"




See you soon!

Val xoxo 









Thursday, 20 July 2017

LIVE - Joanne Bain

Joanne here with you today to share my altered light bulb. I have wanted to try to create a hot air balloon from a light bulb for ages so this month I thought I am going to give it a go using Dusty chippy and it worked exactly as I hoped it would.

'LIVE'



To create the balloon I firstly removed the insides out of the light bulb. The outside of the light bulb was then covered with Chandelier #3. The chandelier was placed in water and then once it was quiet wet it was then placed over the light bulb and then molded to shape. Once the chandelier was dry it was then attached using soft gloss gel.



To add extra interest to the balloon I then trimmed the thin decoration pieces from the bottom of the Luxury Scroll, this was also wet to allow it to fold around the light bulb without breaking. It was attached over the top of the chandelier and then I attached some small cogs to hide the joins.Some larger cogs were added to the front as a centerpiece.



At the back of the light bulb to give an extra feature I added a bit of a tail and to create this I cut apart the Lace Border and used one part of it.


To create the title for my balloon I cut apart one of the Medallions to make a fancy heart and then attached the title.


The basket of the balloon was then attached to a large cog which was cut in half to attach to the bottom of the bulb.



For extra trimming to the balloon I added chains and gems for a little bit of bling.




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Materials List
DA0748 Chandelier #3
DA1353 Luxury Scroll
DA1503 Lace Border #4
DA1734 Medallions #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA1170 Live Beautifully

Other
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black
963958 Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
963972 Metallique Wax - Rose Gold
963996 Metallique Wax - Old Silver
Memory Hardware - French Regalia Crowns 1
Chain
Gems

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Today is a gift - Fiona Paltridge

Hello Dusty fans, Fiona here with you today to share a little frame I have created using the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard.




I have been holding on to this paper for a little while now, waiting for just the right moment to use it. I wanted to make a feature of it but still add some chipboard elements that suited the theme.





Dusty Attic always have just the pieces I'm looking for and the Large wing and the small clock were exactly what I needed.



I also added a gorgeous little Mystic Flourish because let's be honest, everything looks better with a flourish!




LINKS:

Clockworks Small - 







Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Love these Photos - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone,

Cathy here today, sharing a layout created with some of the recently released Dusty Attic Chipboard and Stencil Designs.
(Remember you can get 20% off at the moment when you use the code dusty20 at checkout)



'Love These Photos'

You would probably have guessed by now, that I love to create my layouts by using mixed media and stencils on my backgrounds, so I was thrilled when I received all the new Dusty Attic stencil designs in my parcel!!  I decided to use the new Leaves #3 Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, to create a diagonal flow across the page, which I misted with a mix of Lindy's Tibetan Poppy Teal and Shabby Turbine Teal, then randomly stamped over with Ranger Archival Hydrangea ink and a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp.

 I was inspired by the beautiful Floral Layers and Rope Banner chippies for this layout... love that you can layer them to create dimension!! I thought the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Scents of Nature pp was a perfect match for them.



To alter the chipboard, I used Inka Gold and DecoArt Metallic Lustre texture pastes, by coating with one colour and highlighting the edges with another to create depth.  I love texture, so I applied microbeads using Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Medium to my flower centres and flower buds as well as randomly applying them to the leaves.  To add softness and a bit more depth I very lightly sponged over the chipboard pieces with gesso, then stamped over the flowers with the Texture Stamp.



The Rope Banner chipboard was cut apart to use as a smaller side flourish which I altered the same way as the Floral Layers chipboard.  I cut the ends of the rope banners and altered them with Hydrangea Inka Gold to tuck under my main floral cluster, keeping the leftover pieces to use on another layout.



The String Frames chipboard are one of my favourite frames!!  I used the largest one from the  String Frames Small to accentuate my photos.  The frame was altered with Mint Green Inka Gold and highlights of Brilliant Turquoise Metallic Lustre, and a smattering of green microbeads.

Lastly, I finished off my layout with one of the new chipboard titles "Love These Photos", which I again altered with metallic pastes, lightly sponging with gesso and randomly applying mauve microbeads.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
49 & Market Scents of Nature - Blue Petals pp
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays - 
Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal
Viva Inka Gold - Mint Green, Hydrangea
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Cosmic Blue, Black Shimmer, Brilliant Turquoise
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Laugh
Ranger Archival Ink - Hydrangea
Gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx


Monday, 17 July 2017

Lovely - Sanderijn de Bruin


Hi everybody,

I was asked to be guest designer at Mixed Media & Art a few months ago, and I created a lovely mixed media canvas, based on their moodboard, with lovely products from The Dusty Attic, Lindy's Stamp Gang, Accent Scrapbooking and Prima Marketing/Finnabair. So I thought I would share it with you. 



This canvas is a gift for my aunt.
She lives next door, and her appletree has such gorgeous blossoms.
Some of the branches hang halfway in my garden, and I took some pictures of them.

The pictures inspired me to make this canvas.
Her birthday is coming up and  I know how much she loves nature and flowers....



First I used white gesso with the gorgeous new Rose Stencil on the canvas.
I painted my chipboard pieces with white gesso too.
Next I builded up my canvas with lace, chipboard, art stones and metal flowers.



I covered the whole canvas with clear gesso.
When it was dry I added Lindy's Rusty lantern Lime and Cotton Candy Pink sprays with a brush, and added water with a spray bottle to let the ink spread over the canvas. I dried with the heattool.



Next I added a layer of white gesso, only dabbering it with a distress ink tool, not covering the whole canvas. I added some Dusty in colour Pesto and Pink too here and there.



I started adding more lace, wire, flowers, the pictures and some flairs.
As a last step I glued down my title and some rhinestones.





Dusty Attic products used:











Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn