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

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Soft and feminine Cards with Chippies

Hi everyone 
welcome to my blog
sharing my DUSTY ATTIC March project 
with you today 
and for a change I decided to create a couple of cards 
Soft Pink and White Easel Card
layer upon layer !!! 


Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Color Dusty Pink :DA 0907
Dusty in Color Navajo White :DA 0903
Mini Heart Buttons : DA0682


 inside view of my card .

Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Color Crushed Olive :DA0917
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Dusty in bloom Evening blush : DA0808
Vine Frames #1 DA1197
Elegant Swirl #11  DA1131
Elegant Swirl #13 DA 1133

thanks so much for looking and 
I hope you are inspired to have a play .

happy scrapping and have fun with the chippies .
remember the Dusty Attic chipboard can be purchased direct from the website .

see you soon..