Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Forever Always and Love Layouts - Belinda Spencer



from NOW until we leave for CREATIVATION, Midnight on Tuesday 16th January 2018  

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share two layouts featuring the most stunning Dusty Attic chipboard designs. 
There's a bit of a love theme running through my post today with two very mushy layouts. Not like me at all!

'Forever Always' Layout

Believe it or not, that background paper is actually from a Christmas range but I just loved it for this layout. The floral design really matches our wedding which was held in a beautiful garden in a national park. And this led me to use some gorgeous botanical chipboard pieces as well as some lovely Dusty in Bloom Flowers.

I just adore the String Frames so I have added one on top of my paper layers and kept it in its natural raw state to keep with the 'natural' setting of our wedding. I also kept the Feather Charm raw too.

The Foliage # 8 chipboard has been painted white using a paint pen and then I have added some soft Peeled Paint Distress Ink very delicately with an ink blending tool. You need to be super gentle with this technique so as not to lose any of those sweet leaves.

I created a couple of pretty clusters with the chippie leaves and Dusty In Bloom flowers.

The title and page pebble were just coloured with the white paint pen again to contrast with the dark background.

Now I had planned to heat emboss those sweet little hearts with my favourite Princess Gold embossing powder but couldn't find it. I am not willing to share a photo of the state of my desk right now but if you saw it you would completely understand how easy it was for that embossing powder to hide from me! I scanned my desk area and found a roll of gold stickers that I had been hoarding for a while. They just happened to be the perfect colour so I stuck the chipboard onto the sticky side of the sticker and then cut the excess away. I used an emery board just to sand the sharp edges away. It left me wondering why I hadn't thought to use stickers before!!

Here's what I used:

'Love' Layout

Another wedding photo on this layout which is a bit of a different design for me. The idea was to use the large sheet of paper with the 'All You Need is Love' quote on it and fit my photo and embellishments on the side. I'm not going to lie. It was tricky. It was fun to do something a bit out of the ordinary for me though. 

I have stuck to a black, white and gold theme for this layout and coloured my chipboard accordingly. The foliage was coloured with a white paint pen, the title, mini hearts and iron garnish painted with a black paint pen and the flower stamens were sprayed with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

Here's what I used:

Well that's all from me today. I hope you are inspired to create your own 'love' layout. Make sure you share it in the Dusty FANattics Facebook Group HERE if you do. I would love to see what you create with Dusty Attic goodies.


Friday, 12 January 2018


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Love Your Smile - Rosalie Duke-Stanley

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.






Tuesday, 9 January 2018

You will forever be my Always - Cathy Cafun - Challenge Inspiration


Hi everyone, I am very excited to have been invited back for another term on The Dusty Attic Design Team.  Thanks so much Jennifer Hedger and Jen Burns... looking forward to another fabulous year creating with all your gorgeous chipboard designs!!
"You Will Forever be my Always"

Today I am sharing my take on this month's gorgeous Mood Board.  I was inspired by the gold and white colour palette, wedding theme and lacy accents.

For your chance to win one of two $50 Prize Vouchers from the Dusty Attic Website, all you have to do use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation and link it up to the Dusty Attic blog on the top right hand side... good luck!!

To create my background, I first applied gold mist to my paper.  I then stencilled over the gold mist using texture paste and the Creative Script Template.
The chipboard pieces were altered by coating with white paint/gesso and then a coating of gold paint.   Once dry I added touches of gold foil for an added touch of sparkle and texture.

Once the chipboard, paper accents and lace detail were applied around the gorgeous photo of my niece on her Wedding Day, I applied some of the Dress My Craft Crystal Clear Sequins to the background with random touches of gold Prills.



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Cathy :)