Thursday, 2 July 2015

Winner of the June Mood Board ...

I know I forgot to put the winner up n Yesterday's blog post. I meant to (hahahaha) just to keep you in suspense !
 
It was so hard yet again to choose a winner - Thank you to everyone that enters, stunning work is being done with the mood boards and I love how everyone interprets them as well.  
 


LIZZY C -- can you please email us at
dustyattic.hq@gmail.com
you will need to sign in on the website as well to use your gift voucher

Today's Favourite - Jacqueline Moore

Hi everyone!! How are you all? I am back again today sharing with you my free project for July. This time I have decided to create a layout using my favorite photo, chippies, and colors!!!

'Today's Favourite'


I have been wanting to create a pie chart on a layout for quite a while, so I pulled out some scrap paper, cut them, stenciled them and painted the, then attached them to a black circle with foam tape to help them stand out a little from the background.

Some close-ups: 


For my title I have taken this awesome little phrase 'Today's Favourite' from the Mini Captions #2 and painted it black then layered it on my pie chart to the left of the page.


I have taken the bricks from the Brick Wall Panel and glued them on my background before painting them thoroughly with gesso and adding color with Twinkling H2o's. I then spread a mix of 13 Arts Microspheres and Gel Medium into all the cracks. This is the same technique I used on my 'XOXO' canvas early last month.


 One of my favorite chippies at the moment is the Nameplates #2. I use a metal ruler and my Stanley knife to cut the centers out to create little frames. I have done that with one of the longer nameplates here, cutting it in half lengthwise and placing one half at the top of my page, the other at the bottom.
I have also punched out 2 leaves from the new release chipboard, Leaves #2. I have painted it white with gesso, then added a touch of Prima Mica powder.


Lot's flowers as always!! Some tucked away beneath my layers.


And of course lots of dimension!!!


For my journaling I added the vellum and Gold Foil 'I Treasure You' to my photo, and the 'Just Because' disk from the Word Disk #1 set. Remember you can order straight from the Dusty Attic website now and any retail orders over $75.00 have FREE postage.
 

That's all from me today!! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Dusty Attic Products used:
Nameplates #2 





Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July ....

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Well Happy FINANCIAL New Year
 
Mid way through 2015 already !
Before we know it we will be counting down to Christmas (eekkk)

To celebrate the middle of the year we are going to have a give-a-way, NO Not a sale, a Give-a-way !
(even though we now offer free postage for retail customers for orders over $75.00)
So Stay tuned to find out more soon  
 
We have 16 days now until the July 2015 Retreat
Jen "the boss" and I are so excited
We have a few surprises up our sleeves as well for the girls. I'm sorry if you missed out on this retreat but we still have one in October, details are below

 (which we have names down for already as well)
Dusty Attic Retreat
16-18 OCTOBER 2015
Muresk Institute –Northam
It’s time to grab a few friends and plan a fun filled weekend away, from Friday 16th October  until Sunday 18th October 2015. 

Full accommodation, your own single bedroom, all meals starting with Friday night dinner, morning and afternoon tea, lots of room to create and a Goody Bag.
 
There will also be classes available along with raffles and giveaways over the weekend. Dusty Attic will have their range of Chippy along with a small shop with speciality papers, ribbons, flowers and adhesives
ALL of this for $350
(Classes are optional and at extra cost)
$100 deposit will be required at registration
Email us at
  Another fun filled weekend with a surprise class as well!

ONTO THE WINNER of the June Mood Board is ..



Look at the stunning July Mood Board that is ready and waiting for you to enter, remember you could win a $100 Dusty Attic voucher to the website, all you need to do is add your link to the top of the right hand side bar. 


 
As usual we have some of our Design Team's creations for inspiration for you.
Well this month we have FOUR STUNNING CANVASES from 

RACHELLE SIGURDSON  


Hello,today I am to share with you,4 canvas's I did using Dusty Attics Mood Board for July.....

On all of the Canvas's I used:
Dusty in Colour Oceania
Dusty in Colour Oceania
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green
Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow
Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocalate
Dusty in Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Gingernut
Dusty in Colour Gingernut
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish
For Shimmer,I used: LuminArt acrylic Silks, pretty peridot,black emerald,chestnut brown,Caribbean mist,& teal zircon, LuminArte H2O's: sea glass,summer breeze,iridescent green,scarab beetle,bashful blue,fresh oregano & rich cocoa Tattered Angels Glimmer mist,lime twist,dragonfly,aquamarine & Caribbean blue 
On this Canvas I used:
Spring Bloom #1
Spring Bloom #1
Cherish Yesterday...
Cherish Yesterday
Branch #5
Branch #5
Branch #4
Branch #4
Branch #4 small
Branch #4 small
mini Chicken Wire
mini chicken wire
ATC Frame #1
ATC Frame #1
Flutterbies #3
Fluuterflies #3
Here are some closeups of detail....
My first step for the canvas's was placing mesh,lace & doing some stencil work,for some texture. I then painted the canvas with black gesso. I wet some of the chipboard pieces,& gently lifted it apart,(there are 3 layers in the chipboard). Once the chipboard dried, I glued it onto the canvas & painted it with black gesso. Once the gesso dried I painted the chipboard with the Dusty Attic paints listed above...... 
I then applied a coat of DA clear crackle varnish onto the chipboard...
I also used some beads & micro beads for texture...
& some cheese cloth....
My final step was to play with the LuminArte's & Tattered Angels to add more color & give the canvas,shimmer....

On this Canvas I used:
Cherish Yesterday...
Cherish Yesterday
Spring Blooms #4
Spring Blooms #4
Foliage #5
Foliage #5
Decorative Frame #1
Decorative Frame #1
Marrakesh Trellis small
Marrakesh Trellis small
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies









On this Canvas I used:
Dream Catcher #1
Dream catcher #1
Lavender
lavender
Flower Layers #4 small
Flower Layers #4
Cherish Yesterday...
Cherish Yesterday
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3
mini Chicken Wire
mini chicken wire






For This Canvas I used:
Spring Blooms #3
Spring Blooms #3
Foliage #2
Foliage #2
Live Beautifully...
Live Beautifully
Marrakesh Trellis small
Marrakesh Trellis small
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3







If you would like to win $100 Dusty Attic gift voucher,come & play with Dusty Attics Mood Board. I would love to see what you come up with. To post your entry,just add your link to the right hand side bar,.http://dustyatticblog.blogspot.ca/ You can now order your Dusty Attic product directly,through Dusty Attic,http://www.dustyattic.com.au/,if you have the time,you should check out the site,there is lots of new,beautiful releases! Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle