Thursday, 8 June 2023

If you think...... with Dusty Attic

Good morning how are you? Theres nothing like a little cold weather to get creating, and just to play around in my studio, with a hot cup of coffee or two.  With that in mind why dont you give the Dusty Attic Moodboard a go and why wouldnt you want to? 

Isnt it stunning?

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49 & Market ARToptions Plum Grove, ARTSpectrum Rubons and leaves.
Dusty Attic Chipboard - Mandala, Ornate Circle Frames, Elegant Chain, Title.

The way I started was give all the chipboard a spray with white spray paint. Once it was dry add a photo to the ornate frame.

Foam mount the mandala to the centre of the page, alternatively use the out side of the chipboard cut out and glue it to give you layers..... its the perfect way to save some money on foam tape and help cut down your waste.

 Also the money you save on the tape means you can buy more Dusty Chipboard right ?

Add the photo to the centre of the mandala, also using some left over chipboard to add some height.... Then add the elegant chain to the base of the frame also mounting to add some layers between the two pieces.

I added some rubons to the background to make a little Ombre effect.

Then added the title to the left hand side.

Now its all about the finishing touches, some acetate leaves and some leave rubons.

To complete the look I added a lot of rhinestones throughout the background.

I hope this inspires you to play along with the mood board. 

Mandala #1 – by Nuneka

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

Oh So Happy with CUT to YOU

 Good Morning how are you? I am here to share with you a layout for CUT to YOU using  a little bit of gold .... well gold foil that is. 

 And who doesnt love a bit of bling in there lives?


So to start off the cardstock that I used is the big poster board style you would use for kids projects, all you do is cut it down to the 12x12 size, so out of one piece you will get two 12x12 and two A4 sizes which are get for you titles.

So when you use the CUT to YOU Spring Moon dont forget to add your title into the negative space, you dont want to waste any of the gold goodness.

Now onto the title, one of the things I am trying to get into the habit of is to cut a number of the same titles in varying sizes and colours and then having a file for when I get creating, for my I am more likely to use the files if they are cut in advance, rather than do them as I need them.

How do you store your files?

 Any ideas?

To file in the CUT to YOU ''Oh So Happy'' title I love using little left over bits on my desk, once filled in it helps hide the foam tape that I want to use to mount the moon up, I have to get a little bit creative when using vellum and creating layers.

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Magical Moments For Bee Arty

Good morning how are you this fine Sunday.  Hope you have been having some creative time. 

Now onto my final share for the month for Bee Arty. If you remember this month I was showing how I break down the monthly challenge, Moodboard and the sketch. 

Now its about blending the two together......

You can follow along with how I created this layout with a process video.

To start off, ink the background with some Tim Holtz Oxides through the Laced Stencil.

Cut a diamond shape out and repeat the above step making a pattern. 

Stamp with the Script stamp from Bokeh, with a grey ink.

With a black archival ink stamp with Fearless Stamp set all over the inked area.

Add a selection of washi tapes over the inked and stamped background. 

Till you get something like below....

Now its about following the sketch to complete the layout.

I hope this inspires you to play with our monthly challenges, you still have time to join us for this months challenge, just follow the link below.

Laced Stencil 

Bokeh - Clear Stamp Set

 Fearless - Clear Stamp Set

White Cardstock

Leap - 12"x12" Scrapbooking Paper Cut & Colour

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Wild at Heart with Dusty Attic

 Good morning how are you? Nearing the end of another month, and as promised at the start of the month, I have a process video showing how I start a basic interactive layout. 

I love interactive layout as they allow you to add journaling (which I add after so my family has some hidden things out of the public eye), and the advantage is you get the best off both worlds with a nice single photo layout while having plenty of other photos.


To Follow along watch the video below:

My process is a little backwards sometimes, I tend to create spaces for photos before I worry about adding the photos. This allows me to get more creative with the art of it......

Once again this layout style is perfect for using the left over bits and pieces like the Dusty Attic Toadstools.

Wild At Heart

Toadstools #1

Dont forget you still have time to enter this months challenges.....

Till next time have a creative day.

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.