Sunday, March 1, 2015


Hello my fellow scrappers 
hope you are all well .
Today I'm sharing my interpretation of the 


I chose to use 3 colors from this board .
The lime green and the soft pink and lilac .
my BG is on white cardstock 

I covered my cardstock with a light coat of white gesso .
then proceeded to add the colors using a brayer .
it became very messy and some of the paper was so wet it began to peel !!
this added to the final textured look of the BG 
another fabulous new technique for me
I added some texture paste with a stencil and then 
applied more color .

I was inspired by the words relaxed, refresh and enjoy .

 Baden and I often have romantic weekends away 
we find the most beautiful B and B's .
I love this white on white look .
so restful and pure bliss, in my opinion .

Dusty Attic Materials used 
Bird cage  DA0678
Vine frames #1 DA 1191
String Frame set  DA1181
Ferns  DA 0507
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
Bookman ABC set  DA 0666
Dusty in color /jungle Green  DA 0920
Dusty in color / Alabaster  DA 0902
Dusty in color /Dusty pink  DA0907
Dusty in color / Sugar plum DA0908
Dusty in color /Storm cloud DA0924
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish   DA 0900

 the vine leaves are trimmed and placed on the string frame set
the colors are all from the dusty in color 
mixed and blended together
 to create different hues and tones 
to match with the mood board .

 more layers and color 

texture /color /and trimmed chippies .
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
thanks for popping by
I hope you are inspired to have a play with some chippies.
the chippies can be purchased directly from the Dusty Attic website .
stay safe and happy scrapping until next time x

Saturday, February 28, 2015

EXCITING NEWS - I'm On the Cover

I am beyond excited, grinning from ear to ear ....
I am on the Cover of 
Spring issue 
available April 1st 2015
click on the link to view and pre-order 

dreams do come true .
These wishes/goals have been on my bucket list for a couple of years now 
I have been lucky enough to be published in 
Somerset Memories
Somerset Studio
Somerset Apprentice 
of the April Issue 2015 !!!
soooooooooo excited and thrilled .
Somerset Memories have done a feature on me in this issue
Seven layouts on 3 double pages ..
I am smiling from ear to ear .. happy dance !
thanks so much to Jana xoox

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hello everyone, today I am sharing my February  LO for
 the Dusty Attic blog 
how utterly brilliant are these word chippies 
To me 
 represents me in my garden 
In my garden I am in touch with nature and my soul
 I feel connected with the beauty which surrounds me .
I seek it out , see the detail , the simplicity , I sense the power .
I sense what I cant see and I sense what I cant feel .
Nature truly lights up dark corners in my world .
Mother nature is pure magic.


 My trade mark - creating  layers of elements reminding me of mother nature.
if we look deeply we can see detail after detail .
I do find nature inspires me and helps me create my layouts .

 the chippies are treated with inks and paints .
I just keep layering until I am happy with the result .

Dusty Attic material used 
Word Pack #5 :DA 1171
Branch #4 Small : DA 1184
Mini Bird Cage #2 :DA 1189
Elegant Swirl #13 :DA 1133
Marrakesh small :DA 0821
Dusty in Color - Mountain Meadow :DA 0916
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900

bye for now and have fun with the chippies .
they are available to purchase straight from the website .
thanks for popping in and for your loving words  happy scrapping until next time we meet xoxox

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hello my friends, today I am sharing a very pink birthday tag
which I created for my beautiful Grandie Ella Jai 
who celebrated her 12th Birthday recently .
she loves pink so what better to do  
than create a PINK TAG for her with a tiny splash of blue .
for Ella Jai 
Materials used 
Maja design paper collections
Crea Diem 
Vintage Spring basics 
Dusty Attic chipboard 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
French Flourish Border : DA0275
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Love you arrows :DA1070
Number grid Large : DA1061

.Ella had a wonderful birthday
 and her little face lit up with a beautiful smile
 when we gave her, her present and tag .
we love you so much Ella jai 
thanks so much for popping by
take care and happy scrapping until next time  xoox 

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog 
Today I am
showcasing my interpretation of this months 
Dusty Attic Mood  Board .
I am absolutely loving these rich colors .
to see more info 

Use the Dusty Attic mood board for Inspiration - 
The colors, the words and generally how you feel .
The mood board is flexible and you may interpret how you feel or as the mood takes you .
If desired White , Black, and Kraft cardstock can be used for your backgrounds .
The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard must be used in your creation .

Dusty in color - Raisin :DA 0909
Marrakesh Trellis small: DA 0821
Mini Branches #2 :DA 1121
Flourish #7 :Da 0416C
Stars #3 :DA 1153
Spark plugs :DA 1152
word Pack #7 Surprise :DA1165
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900 

 Spark plugs :DA 1152
 Dusty in color - Raisin :DA 0909 
Mini Branches #2 :DA 1121
I trimmed these mini branches 
and placed them around and under the photo. 
the treatment ..painted with Raisin and finished off 
with Dusty in color Crackle Varnish DA 0900

word Pack #7 Surprise :DA1165
Stars #3 :DA 1153

Dusty Attic materials used 
Dusty in color - Raisin :DA 0909
Marrakesh Trellis small: DA 0821
Mini Branches #2 :DA 1121
Flourish #7 :Da 0416C
Stars #3 :DA 1153
Spark plugs :DA 1152
word Pack #7 Surprise :DA1165 
Dusty in color Clear crackle Varnish DA 0900

thanks so much for popping by I hope you are inspired to have a play .
and remember you are able to purchase your Dusty Attic chippies direct from the
website now . 
happy scrapping until next time we meet x

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Vintage Art Journal page

Hello my scrappin' sistas and a big welcome to my blog 
Here I am again sharing another of my art Journal pages 
and I have created this vintage page for my journal 
the older sepia photos just fascinate me 
and I wonder what the people in the photos are thinking 
 is just another way of keeping a diary
 Having fun with this one 
lots of rich colors and texture 
and of course layering and chippies .

photo sourced from Tumblr on Pinterest .

I have layered heaps of beautiful DUSTY ATTIC chippies 
under and around my vintage photo .

keeping a journal/diary is just wonderful to me 
I get to record my feelings and thoughts 
and keep them gathered in a book or my treasure box 
thanks so much for popping by 
I really love reading your words you leave me .
until next time happy scrapping x

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Textured birthday tag in soft Pastels

Hello and welcome everyone, thanks so much for dropping by 
today I have another textured tag to share with you
I created
this tag with cream and soft pink pastels

Birthday Tag 



Dusty Attic materials 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
mini Banners :DA1021
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903

bye for now and Happy scrapping .
 until we meet next time 
with love x