Sunday, 22 January 2017

Dream Passionately - Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of The Dusty Attic Design Team for another year!! 
 OMG we have some very inspirational artists lined up for 2017... it's going to an amazing year!!!

Dream Passionately

I recently came across these gorgeous Lemoncraft pp's which have been sitting in my stash of pp's for a while, so I was inspired to create this soft and feminine layout using beautiful Dusty Attic chippies and a lovely Dusty Attic stencil to take the papers to another level by adding dimension and texture.

To create my background I used the lovely Fan Stencil with Shimmers Texturez.  Once dry, I went over with pink Stickles for a little sparkle, then splattered randomly with watered down white paint to soften

The Birds on a Branch #2 chippies were cut into sections and coated with gesso, then painted with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  The birds were painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania. and the edges with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  I highlighted the edges of the leaves in white to add depth.

To tie in with the pretty flowers in my photo, I coated some of the Mini Blossoms with Liquid Pearls, using the Dusty Attic Pearls for the flower centres, then randomly glued the blossoms to the branches and background.

 I love using frames to draw the eye to my photos.  Here I have used the large frame from the Decorative Frame Set, which I coated with Liquid Pearls, then highlighted the edges with Dusty in Colour Oceania.

To add another layer and a bit of contrast to the frame, I cut up a strip from the Fancy Trim #5 pack and painted with Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink, then used a sponge with a touch of white paint and lightly dabbed over the chipboard to soften the colour.

Word Disks chippies are perfect for adding a bit more dimension to your clusters/layers.  I used the 'love life' disk from the Word Disks #1 in my little flower cluster.  I painted the disk white, then coated the word with pink Liquid Pearls.  Once dry I backed with chippie with a contrasting pp.

The title is from the Live Beautifully pack and has been coated with gesso first, then painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania.


Lemoncraft pp's

Ranger Liquid Pearls

Prima Gesso

Ranger Stickles


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Let it Snow - Nadya Drozdova

Just before I show you the amazing layout from Nadya there is a chance for a competition on the Dusty Attic facebook page  .....
We are SO close to 8000 Likes, when we hit that target we will run an amazing Give-a-Way.
 Go tell your friends to like, like, like.

Nadya Drozdova

Hello everyone! Today I share with you my new project. I tried to play with our sketch and mood board at same time. We`ve got a frosty and and snowy weather here in Estonia these days and I want to do something like this. I found gorgeous pictures of deer in snow and took them for my project. They are really inspiring.

I took two sheets of Studio light papers.
One for background and from another I cut out stars, owls and  icicles.
Dusty acrylic paints were very good to make the background more interesting and colorful.

I covered Dusty Attic flowers with white acrylic paint, and then put some microbeads form Prima and glitter.

  Also I used Prima Marketing  glass glitter "Midnight blue" and Dusty Attic blings for accents.

 I have covered chippies with embossing powder. These are so lovely, that  compliment every project))

Thank you for watching! We are waiting for your great projects in our challenge!
I hope you love my project and it inspires you to enter the challenge
Remember you can win a $100 gift voucher to the

Dusty Attic I used:

Dusty in Colour Faded Denim DA0913

Dusty in Colour Oceania DA0912

Image 1

String Frames small DA1185

 Crazy Stitching large  DA1672

Wordpl@y #9 DA1704

Dusty in Bloom Blue Bonnet DA0807

Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805

DustyAttic Bling DA1544

Nadya Drozdova

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

We are here !


2 Aussies
2 Flights
27 hours later 
lots of food and lots of sleep 
and we are here ! 

 (Retail and Wholesale) 
just use the code 
at checkout

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Our excitment = Your Discount ....

We are off to "CREATIVATION" to check out all the new goodies from far and wide.
  (formerly known as CHA).
To say we are EXCITED is an understatement!
To celebrate us going away and the new year we thought we would offer 17%
(retail AND wholesale)
for one week.
Just use the code DUSTY2017

 (Note - Orders will start shipping when 
we return 01/02/17)


Monday, 9 January 2017

Create Happy - Patricia Basson

It is once again a brand New Year...New dreams and hopes, new expectations. May you all have a most wonderful and productive New Year, and may all your problems be small, or at least easily solved. 


This month I share this page with you, created as my post for  The Dusty Attic, the papers and inks I used are from 13@rts.

I used three different Page Pebbles that were lightly gesso'd with watered down gesso and inked with Watercan Archival Ink.


I absolutely love the new Crazy Stitching chippies, such amazing detail. I embossed them with Lindy's Stampgang, Midnight Gold. The Fancy Trim #1 was gesso'd and painted with 13@rts Woodbine Chalk Mist.



I gesso'd the Notebook Edge Border and randomly embossed it with Lindy's Byzantine Bronze. Then painted some of the Woodbine Chalk and Yellow Amber Chalk Mist onto it.


From the Dusty Attic shop I have used the following chippies...







Proudly sharing my 2017 badge for the first time...
Something to ponder on, may we remember to live this way...Thank you for taking the time to visit...

A good character is the best tombstone.

Those who loved you

 and were helped by you 

will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. 

Carve your name on hearts, 

not on marble. 

~Charles H. Spurgeon~