Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New Website ......... (and a discount???)


We have a brand new Website !!!!
 

The most asked question we get from People is 
Where can I buy Dusty Attic products from?
 
Well we decided to make it easier and offer
 Retail on our new website
(as well as Wholesale to Online Stores and Shops)
 
To Celebrate we thought we would have a
 Face Book 10% off your order offer
..... then we thought
 (we are doing lots of thinking !!)
Not all of our lovely readers are on Face Book so lets put it out into
 the Blog world as well
 
So when you are processing your order use the
Promotion code:   DUSTYFB10
and you will get  10 % off your whole order
(time to stock up on Paints and flowers as well )
 
(Code will expire on Saturday 20/09/2014)

 
Link -   DUSTY ATTIC 
 
* Just a note - If you get an error message when going to the new website you will need to clear your old history and cookies from the old site
 
 
HAPPY SHOPPING 

Monday, 15 September 2014

Coffee in Cartlton - Heather McMahon

Hello again. It's Heather McMahon back with you today.
My layout this month came together in an interesting way. My sort-of-sister-in-law (it's complicated!) sent me this photo of my daughter, niece and mother-in-law from her phone with the title 'Coffee in Carlton'. I loved the photo and the title and used them both on this layout straight away!



 I used lots of different Dusty Attic chippies on this. I kept most of them bare to match the gorgeous 7 Dots papers. I added some brown ink to the Viewfinders and used Tinby Metallic Melts on the main words of the title.



The Typewriter alphas matched the feel of the page perfectly and I mixed it up with some word tiles for the smaller word.

The geometric shapes are just pieces left over from other projects. They were great for tucking in around the photo.





Dusty Attic products used:
Typewriter ABC Set

Tile ABC Set


Love This, Love That Arrows


Him & Her Border



Geometric Panel


Mini Cameras
Viewfinders
I love creating pages where just a few simple treatments can transform some of the chippies. And I love leaving some bare too!




Happy scrappin'!  Heather

 
Don't forget to enter the Sketch challenge or the Design Team Call
and
you can now purchase Dusty Attic Chipboard from the website
 
 
(If you get an error message you need to clear your old history - cookies from the old website and then try again and you will on the NEW website )


















Friday, 12 September 2014

Captured Harvest - Gabrielle Pollacco


Hi everyone! Gabrielle here with you today! A little while back I made up a page using Maja design papers and this Ivy Corners chippie from Dusty Attic.  I got a number of emails from people asking if I would create a page kit for The Scrapbook Diaries with these colors using the same lovely chipboard piece.  I finally got around to doing it!

 

Some close ups ..


I incorporated a lot of pretty Prima blooms on this page design as well as some really fun beaded embellishments.



For the Ivy corners chipboard I first painted the whole thing with a base of white Gesso.  I always like to give my piece this base because it allows the colors I apply after to really show up well.  For the Ivy Corners chippie I used some Ingvild Bolme ink pads (Moss Green and Branch Bark) to color it.



I used a really fun stamp created by the owner of The Scrapbook Diaries (Janene Meyerowitz) to create the circle designs that I accented the pagewith and I used the title stamp included in this stamp set as my title.



I really like to add texture to my pages so for this page I used a fun new stencil by Crafter's Workshop called 'Mini North Star' and some of my home-made texture paste (recipe can be found HERE).  I finished the look with some green adhesive pearls.



If you like this page and would like to order the kit which has all the products I used to create it and view a video tutorial I made up to go with the kit, you can find it at The Scrapbook Diaries (while quantities last).  Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 
Also don't forget about our Design Team Call - Details are HERE
 
and the Monthly Sketch Challenge   HERE
 
You can now purchase from the Dusty Attic website now as well


Monday, 8 September 2014

Dream Canvas - Helena Johansson

Good Morning, Helena here 

When I saw the Old Wooden Fence (DA1084) I just knew I had to use it or a 12x12 canvas. This chipboard piece is so beautiful, and needs to be on display!





I have painted the fence with white gesso, and then let the pieces dry for a minute surface down on a piece of paper. That way some of the paint sticks to the paper, and the chippies get an instant shabby look! I have also sanded the edges a bit.

The background of the canvas is misted with silver and gold mist, and I have also used a brick stencil to make some texture.


Here's a photo of the canvas before flowers and other embellies. I wanted to show you the Swirly Vine #4 large (DA1100). This piece I have misted with green mist and embossed with Mix'd Media Inx, color Leather.




And now for some close-ups:













The word "dreams" is from the Word Pack #4 (DA1077) and I just used it raw (touched with a bit of gesso when I finished off the canvas).








The Wagon Wheel (DA0697) worked perfect with the old wooden fence, and I kept this
 piece raw too.




Lots of dimension!




Thank you for stopping by today!
xoxo
Helena

DONT FORGET OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL
All the details are on the Blog how to enter
and of corse the Monthly Sketch Challenge as well










Friday, 5 September 2014

August Sketch winner ...

Introducing the winner of the AUGUST 2014 Sketch challenge
is
 
JAQUELINE MOORE

Love the use of colour on chipboard Jaki



(Please email us at  dustattic.hq@gmail.com  with your address please Jaqueline)
 
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED
I hope you are going to give this months sketch a go as well
 
OR
Why not try out for the DESIGN TEAM ???
 
 
DESIGN TEAM CALL
We are looking for people who LOVE Dusty Attic 
Chipboard Laser cuts, Flowers and Paints.
Is this you ???
What do you need to do?
Email to 
your details along with 
Two layouts
One to be Your interpretation of this months sketch challenge and One to be anything you wish to create
One Off the Page Project
This can be anything you choose.
(A canvas, wooden item, cards, altered project)
The TERM is from January 2015 to December 2015
You will receive latest releases of Dusty Attic Chipboard during the year as long as a "welcome pack" of Flowers, Paints, gloss and Crackle medium
(You will need to create two projects per month as well as have your own blog and face book page.) 
This months sketch for one of your layouts is below
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 
Cant wait to see your amazing entries
Closing date is 30th SEPTEMBER 2014
Announcement will be made 
15th October 2015

International Designers welcome  
 
 


Monday, 1 September 2014

EXCITING NEWS.......

DUSTY ATTIC 
WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE 
OUR SECOND EVER
DESIGN TEAM CALL

We are looking for people who LOVE Dusty Attic 
Chipboard Laser cuts, Flowers and Paints.
Is this you ???

What do you need to do?
Email to 
dustyattic.hq@gmail.com

your details along with 
Two layouts
One to be Your interpretation of this months sketch challenge and One to be anything you wish to create
One Off the Page Project
This can be anything you choose.
(A canvas, wooden item, cards, altered project)

The TERM is from January 2015 to December 2015
You will receive latest releases of Dusty Attic Chipboard during the year as long as a "welcome pack" of Flowers, Paints, gloss and Crackle medium
(You will need to create two projects per month as well as have your own blog and face book page.) 

This months sketch for one of your layouts is below
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE 
Cant wait to see your amazing entries
Closing date is 30th SEPTEMBER 2014
Announcement will be made 
15th October 2015

International Designers welcome






Sunday, 31 August 2014

September Sketch Challenge

Hi all !!!
Hope you had fun with the August sketch challenge 
September Sketch is just as fun 
(actually this is one of my fav's - love the circle) 
 
Remember how easy it is to enter
JUST ADD YOUR LINK TO
THE RIGHT HAND SIDEBAR



 
HEATHER JACOB
Has done this amazing Layout to inspire you
 to enter the challenge this month
 
 



DUSTY ATTIC PIECES USED 
Beared Iris : DA1096
Bird cage :DA0678
French Flourish Border :DA0275
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
Circle Frame set : DA 0490
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
 
Heather Jacob
 
 
STAY TUNED FOR SOME
 EXCITING NEW'S TOMORROW

Monday, 25 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge

 
You still have a week to get your Sketch
Challenge done for August

 
Just add your link to the right hand side bar
TO WIN AN AWESOME DUSTY ATTIC PRIZE PACK


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Birdhouse by Tina Dalton

I created this Dusty Attic Bird house a while back, I have decorated it using Maja
Design papers. These Birdhouses are so much fun to create,
and so many ways you could decorate them, its really just a case of letting
your creative mind take you away.I knew in my mind I wanted to create a feature
with hanging hearts and wanted a distressed shabby look, I added some hearts
 cut from MDF board and attached them to the bottom using tiny cup rings.
 
thanks for looking and make sure you pop over to  Dusty Attic and check
 out all the amazing Off the page creations that are available,
They really do have an amazing Off the page product range and with Christmas
creeping upon us at a very fast rate ( Sorry ) they have an amazing
 Christmas range including great Advent calenders.
Dusty Attic Product
3D Birdhouse - wooden : DA 0482

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Art is ..... - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,here is a fun LO I did using lots of Dusty Attic chipboard & the
Coffee in the Arbour Collection from Maja Design.....


The Dusty Attic used:
Corner Flourish #3
Corner Flourish #3 (DA0623)
Skeleton Clock Faces
skeleton clock faces (DA0430)
Flourish #5
Flourish #5 (DA0435)
Word Tags #1
word tags #1 (DA1075)
Geometric Panel
geometric panel (DA1037)
mini Marrakesh Trellis
mini Marrakesh trellis (DA0822)
Zippers
Zippers (DA0816)
mini Script ABC set
mini script ABC (DA0859)
mini Words #3
mini words #3 (DA0477)
http://www.dustyattic.com.au/products/index.php
The Maja Design
Coffe-in-the-Arbour-P
Smell of freshly brewed coffee-BS,Raspberry Lemonade,feel the grass between your toes,& rose garden-BS
LittleScrapShop
Decadence Butterfly Embellishments for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Tag Art, Mixed Media, Wedding
Decadence Butterfly Embellishments
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/120006412/decadence-butterfly-embellishments-for?ref=shop_home_active_17
Other products used: TCW stencil 6x6 (Art is),TCW stencil 6x6 (confetti),Viva modelling cream (champagne),Petaloo-printed Darjeeling (wild), Petalloo,penny lane (forget me), Ranger perfect pearls (green patina), TA glimmer mist chalkboard (decadence) Graphic 45 metal clothspins,

I used TA chalkboard & perfect pearls green patina,on the chipboard & for misting the paper.On the leaves of the flourish I also applied a coat of crackle,then reapplied the green patina. I also inked the edges of the chipboard using versacolor (pinecone) ink pad....
I glued some seed beads into the geometric panel.....
Shows some,punch work,hand stitching,stencil  work & misting....

I did some stencil work on the flourish,using TCW art is & Viva modelling cream....


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