Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Good Morning MARCH !  
I swear every year is going faster and faster, next month is Easter already !
Do you remember last year we had a contest for the person who entered the challenge most times during the year ??? Well, with going away and being so busy I didnt announce the winner whom is 
A HUGE THANK YOU for entering Every single month last year (and so far both months this year as well)

Remember this month is RETREAT MONTH !
So excited, we always have an amazing time at retreat. It's not too late to come along to this one in Muresk (the other two retreats are already booked out this year).

Just email
 for the registration forms

There is going to be some awesome new stuff in the retreat shop as well as some new release chippy (squeal !!!)  A raffle or two or five, plus the new "Dress my craft" sequins, clay pieces and frosting ! 

On to this months Sketch (by The Nifty Pixel) / Mood Board challenge and Our Gorgeous 
has her amazeballs work to inspire you. 

The winner of February challenge will be announced tomorrow on the blog 

This is her stunning layout

Here is the Beautiful Sketch/Mood Board...

You can use the sketch and, or the mood pallet!
The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Swirl Frame set 2pc
Swirl Frame Set-2 piece
Layered Swirl Frame set  #2
Layered Swirl Frame set
Lace Border #1
Lace Border #1
mini Marrakesh Trellis
Mini Marrakesh Trellis
Name Plates #5
Name Plates #5
Fancy trim  #2
Fancy Trim #2
mini Heart Border
Mini Heart Border
mini Words #2
Mini Words #2
mother & Daughter small
Mother & Daughter Small
Wordpl@y #2
Wordpl@y #2
Word Pack #11
Word Pack #11
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Dusty Attic Pearls
Dusty Attic Pearls
The 49 and Market used:
Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer and Shine -Ivory Melange
Ivory Melange
Shimmer and Shine - Ivory Fleur Des Champs
Ivory Fleur Des Champs
Enjoying Outdoors
Having tea in the sun
Having tea in the sun & Having tea in the sun-BS
Other elements used: Prima: resins, rose netting trim, pearls....prills, clear crackle, LuminArt Silk-Oyster, cheese cloth
Here are some close ups
I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried, I painted all of the chipboard with the LuminArt Silk-Oyster. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad& glued Prills onto some of the pieces. This photo shows distressed, hand stitched paper layers, using Maja Design's, Enjoying Outdoors, Having Tea in the Sun, Front & BS. For the cluster, I used DA Foliage, Shimmer & Shine Blooms, Rose Trim, Burlap flowers I had on hand,& pearls....
I painted the name plate & glued cheese cloth on top, then glued on the title, tiny pearls & the fancy trim...Here are a few more close ups.....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look, & I am looking forward to see what you come up with, with this months challenge.......Rachelle


  1. Rachelle, stunning creation and such an amazing flower arrangement. I love the papers, colors and all the Dusty Attics. Absolutely fantastic!

  2. Congrats Rachel! Woohoo! And awesome project yet again Rachelle.