Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mood Board Inspiration - Jaqueline Moore & Gabrielle Pollacco

Jaqueline Moore

Hey everyone!! Just stopping by today to share with you my take on the January mood-board here at Dusty Attic. We would love for you to play along with us.... It's simple just create a project using Dusty Attic Chipboard based on this months mood-board. You can pick what ever inspires you, the colours, words, or something from the picture itself. Plus there is a fantastic prize pack from Dusty Attic valued at $100 up for grabs!!! Also remember that throughout the month of January you can receive 20% off your order in the Dusty Attic store by quoting the Promo Code: Happy2015.

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Here is what I came up with:

'Live and Dream Together'

I have taken my inspiration from the blue and brown/golden colors on the mood-board, though the thing that inspired me most was the Jetty in the image. It really reminded me of Dusty's 'Old Wooden Fence' chipboard, and I created my layout around this one element that I just had to use on my page.

Some close-ups:

 I have taken some of the 'Old Wooden Fence' small, painting it all white with gesso, then using a combination of Acrylic paints, Micro-bead's, and some very fine sand colored embossing powder which I glued down instead of melting, to create a weathered timber look. I have glued the rails to the back, arranging each panel in a crooked way, adding to the effect.

 I have added a Mini Birdcage #2 beneath my photo, mounting it up on a flower. I have used my finger to dab gesso on, then sprinkled some gold embossing powder into the wet gesso. I also added a touch of 13 Arts Gold Glitter Paint. The leafy stem coming down next to it is actually the smaller of the 2 frames in the Vine Frames #2 set. I decided that it was the perfect size to cut into smaller pieces, creating small leafy branches which I have used around the page.

 I have taken the words 'Live' and 'Dream' from the 'Live Beautifully...' set and painted the white with gesso before dabbing on some mist with my finger. I have placed the word 'Live' above the fence, whilst placing 'Dream' below, layered on top of a small corner scroll from the Elegant Swirls #3. The scroll has been painted with Egyptian Gold Twinkling H2o's, and 13 Arts Gold Glitter paint.

 Here you can see a Seagull I have painted with Acrylic paints to make it look a little more realistic, tucking it amongst the flower cluster to the left of my photo.

 I have added the largest frame from the 'String Frames small' set around the photo, with one side sitting above the photo, and the other half sitting behind. I have simply painted it white with gesso.
There is also a really small section of Chicken Wire Panel beneath the flowers and papers above the photo. I colored it in black with a marker.

Lots of dimension as always!! I love building up layers and layers with papers, flowers and gorgeous pieces of chipboard tucked in!!!

That's it from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my post and found something here to inspire you!!! You can check out more of my work on my blog here.
Dusty Attic Chipboard Used:




Gabrielle Pollaco 
Hi everyone!  I'm so happy to be sharing with you all my first layout using the NEW Limited Edition 'Nyhavn' collection by Maja Design! I really love the sunny, pretty colors in this collection, and when I saw the nautical elements in the papers, I knew that I had found the perfect papers to scrap a photo I took of my niece and her hubby.
The colours and theme are perfect for the Mood Board for this month as well

Hi everyone!  I'm so happy to be sharing with you all my first layout using the NEW Limited Edition 'Nyhavn' collection by Maja Design!  I really love the sunny, pretty colors in this collection, and when I saw the nautical elements in the papers, I knew that I had found the perfect papers to scrap a photo I took of my niece and her hubby.


 My niece's reception was at a yacht club, and she chose nautical elements for her decor.  Add to that, her wedding colors where orange and blue, two colors that are prevalent in this lovely collection. So this collection was just the ticket to get this photo scrapped!


I used 'The Sunny Side' paper as my base and dabbed a little Ingvild Bolme chalk inks (Rusty Keys, Vintage Pink) around my photo area and the small cluster in the top right side of the page.  I then added a bit of texture with some home-made texture paste and a few Crafters Workshop Stencils (North Star, Art Is, Time Travel).


I mounted this paper on the 'Sitting at the Dock' paper, I also used this paper as the matting behind my photo. I cropped  it to look like uneven pieces of weathered board. All the chipboard I used on this page is from Dusty Attic (Elegant Swirl #3, Elegant Swirl 13, Word Pack #4, Skeleton Clock Frames). I kept the chipboard bare with just touches of grey and white to stay with the weather wood look of the papers. I also did a little bit of stamping with a Graphic45 'By The Sea' stamp set.


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Party - Lizzy Hill

Hey there my scrappy friends. It's DUSTY ATTIC post time! Painting time, actually, as I've had an absolute BLAST playing with their SUPERB range of acrylic paints

Initially, I was going to do this, for my first 'extra' post:

I gathered my bits & bobs... 
Not mentioning the youngster with the bottle of port.....that's for another post!!!!!...

...then I just needed to create my back ground by splotting on some 'free form' circles with the paints on my card stock.

EASY PEASY.....all sorted. HA!

Does this happen to you? You start on a Mission...& end up somewhere completely OPPOSITE.

Like, I ended up making CARDS. I kid you NOT!!!! 

 So, I merrily slapped on this most magical of paints - it went on beautifully! I just squeezed it out of the nozzle straight on.
Such fun!  Such a simple...errr...'Technique'!!!
The paint was fairly thick, so...

...I ended up 'patting off' some of the paint, so it wouldn't take all week to dry, using some other card stock, along with some A4 sheets.
Instant backgrounds!

Oooh! YUMMY....& this is where I went off on my merry tangent.
I had some lovely wooden dolls, gifted to me by the also lovely Rebecca Morris, sitting right by me...

This is what eventuated:

I mean, seriously - I could NOT stop that girl partying, now could I?!!!

I added some of DA's much easier to use than Glossy Accents 'CLEAR GLOSS VARNISH' inside the stars.

Then sprinkled on some glitter:

And did the same at the top & on the sentiment:

Then...this girl got on in the act:

She STOLE my birds & my stars from my planned LO....aaah well..... 

As you can see, I was on a roll & I'm afraid I got carried away.

Thought I should try for a Man Card so the girls had someone to keep 'em company:

Pulled out these yummies. And since this is all about the paints. I painted! And I am NO artist.

No idea how to do shading. Just dabbed a bit.

And I must say, I am tickled PINK [or should that be blue??!!!]

at the result.

What do you think?

A couple of closies:

I cut those DA fence posts to size....ADORE them!!!! The 'nails' are liquid pearls....inked up sentiment.....

Sooooo.....lotsa DA goodies used. I'm in serious ♥♥♥ with the paints....& having a ball with the chippies.

List is below.

Thanks so much for looking. Long post, I know. Sozzy.

But those girls 'had' to have their time in the spotlight:)

Happy Scrapping my friends ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥



DA 0904 - Cashmere
DA 0912 - Oceania
DA 0913 - Faded Denim
DA 0914 - Denim
DA 0922 - Gingernut
DA 0924 - Storm Cloud

Dusty Attic Chipboard:


Friday, 23 January 2015

Live in the Moment - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,here is a canvas I made for my newly painted kitchen,using Dusty Attic Chipboard for texture. The photo is of, one of my late sisters, oil paintings, my favorite piece of JoAnne's Art.
The Dusty Attic used:
Baroque Frame set-Circle (DA0542)
Flourish Frame Set (DA1035)
Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430)
Argyle Panel Large(DA1010)
Corner Flourish #1 (DA0628)
Word Tags #1 (DA1075)
mini feathers (DA0650)
Marrakesh Trellis small (DA0821)
Live in the Moment (DA1172)
We started painting the inside of our home Dec 20th, & the last project was the kitchen cupboards.I am also showing a couple before & after photo's of the kitchen. It is not quite complete, I am waiting for the rest of the hardware & we have hired someone to paint the ceilings (I don't think I want to take on that challenge).
We kept the walls the same color,but repainted them,they are a browny red. The cupboards are painted a med gray with a brown undertone,& the trim is a slate color. I love the new look,much more cozy the the old kitchen.....

Here is what the old kitchen looked like,I can't even believe that I choose those colors. The cabinets are 29 years old,& every one kept saying that I can't paint them because of the high gloss finish. We painted & got new counters in 2008.Well,this year I decided I was going to paint them,no matter what!!!!
Wow! Check out that Blue!!!
The color of the kitchen from 1986 until 2008. I am so happy finally get rid of that color,it was so outdated!!!!
The colors in Joanne's oil painting are perfect for the new kitchen....Here are some close ups of detail....

On the canvas & chipboard, I used the paint, that I used in the kitchen. I also used lots of clear crackle & pewter crackle....

 Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle