Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Dusty Attic January Project

This project was all about the richness of GOLD. I started by stenciling randomly over the background in and round where the main photo would be. Using Lindy Stamp Gang magicals - Cotton Candy and Bodacious Blush, Spray - Sunset Pink,  added colour including a golden hue  to the background highlighting the stenciled areas.  Heavy cotton lace was cut and  made to look weathered and stuck to the page, Using Dusty Attic paint  - Sugar Plum and magicals blended to match the background coloured theme. The Mystic frame chipboard was coloured with Colour Blast Paste - leather adding a slightly textured look. The Iron Bar flourish was coloured with Rust Paste and a light rubbing of gold paste over the top. Using Archival Ink - Sepia, random stamping over the background to add a slightly grungy look. Before sticking on to the page, Art Stones (small and large) were stuck to the lace and up to where the main photo would sit. A light Spray of water to help blend in the colour from the page and lace to help blend in the look. Structure medium was used to stiffen cotton gauze and while wet, pulled to create a very loose weave. Once dried, pieces were placed on the the main embellishment area so that once the photo mat was added would just appear. Finally the words were painted with Finnabair Sparks - Butterfly sparks. 

I hope you enjoy this project. For more inspiration, go to the following blog:

Monday, 1 January 2018

Dusty Attic 2018 January Mood Board Challenge

Lots of gold inspiration in this mood board and in particular the beautiful detail on the back of the shoes. I loved the flowers and decided to do a canvas featuring flowers, golden touches and key words.  I painted a small rectangular canvas black and laid gauze on the main base to create a textured feature at the bottom and top. Using different Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, I cut them into to random pieces and set them on top of each other to form a raised base. I sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang sprays and finished with Prima wax along the edge of the canvas and chipboard. I sprayed various different flowers with gold, black and golden pink and set along the chipboard feature. I finished with 2 key works - cherish and adore. To complete the look, I dabbed white gesso on the ends of the flowers and chipboard to lift the colour. I hope you joy my creation. 

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

More Than words January Challenge

What a wonderful first Design Team Challenge. I loved the birthday idea. My inspiration was my memories of the birthday cards when I was a little girl and the retro look and colour. I used tags as my base and layered them on the patterned paper. Using stencils and molding paste - I added texture and finished off with Lindy Stamp Gang magicals - Queen of Hearts Red to add colour. I used strips of paper to add the layered background and Dusty Attic chipboard. I used Finnabair Royal Red, Raven Sparks alchemy paints to give the chipboard a rich colour. Finally I added extra embellishments such as tickets and ephemera to add retro detail.  

I hope you enjoy and play along with this months challenge. click on the following link to their challenge blog.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Dusty Attic December Project

This page was a lot of fun to make and it gave me a chance to use the fabulous Dusty Attic Stencils. I started by marking out where the photos would sit on the page. I used  the floral stencil DA1323 with molding paste randomly over the page making sure that the flowers were set off the side of the page and also coming from under the main layout. I used a variety of Lindy's Magicals - Industrial Chic  over the top of the flowers adding colour and dimension. Using the word stencil DA1494 inked randomly  with Archival Ink Sepia. Using a range of Dusty Attic paints, Colour Blast Leather Paste, Prima waxes and Art Alchemy paints, coloured all of the different chip board. Mounting the 2 photos on inked white card stock, attached them to the background. Tip: I glued 2 pieces of thick cardboard to the back to lift the photos up so that the chip board embellishments could be slipped underneath. Finally added all of the embellishments. 

I Hope you enjoy this project. For more details on the current Dusty Attic Challenge - go to



Leather Colour Blast Paste