Tuesday 31 August 2021

RIP with Dusty Attic

Good morning how are you? Jeezz I am struggling with not enough hours in the day, mind you this year is coming to the closing end and I dont even know how that happened. So to try and just find some me time and just do something creative I have been playing with some of the new release from Dusty Attic Halloween collection. 

This time its about getting messy and to show how you can make your own paper with some of the NEW Dusty Attic stencils.

How do you find your me time?

So to layer the templates lay down  a mass of background colour Lindy Stamp Gang mist first and let it dry. Then use the Skull and Cross bone template first, with Tim Holtz Oxide Abandon Coral. Press hard with your blending brushes in some spots and lighter in the other. 

Repeat the above step with the Skull and when you had the shade right flick some water to add some oxidation to the ink.

Dont be afraid to layer a few stencils over the top of each other, if you keep it in similar tones it wont look to busy at all.

Crooked Fence #3

Stay tuned to see what else I created with the NEW DUSTY ATTIC RELEASE

Till next time have a creative day

Rikki G


Monday 30 August 2021

Things that Go Bump in the Night with Dusty Attic

Good evening how are you? Myself its been pretty hetic hence that is why I am blogging at night atm and trying to keep the momentum with my creative side and then the paper work side, so I can share with you. Have you noticed some of the sneak peeks that have been happening on the Dusty Attics Facebook and Instagram pages? Theres a new collection that is going to be released this Wednesday and it has to do with all the things that go bump in the night.... Halloween !!!

This collection is a bit one and you will love everything about it that you will want it all !!!


To start off I sprayed the chipboard pieces with a black chalk paint once it is dry this is where you can using your Lindys Stamp Gang mists and magicals to add details to the matte black chipboard.

Just drop the colours on and let them blend together to give you a shabby effect like on the tree.

Dont you love the details in the Pumpkins?

Witch on Broom #3

Till next time have a creative day 

Rikki G 

Sunday 29 August 2021

Wild and Free - Using left overs

Good morning how are you? I am here today with a quick pop into share with you a layout using the left over bits that where on my table. 

Rather than putting them away to get to use them later I try to finish a layout even if I dont have a photo I can just store a layout ready to go for a later date.


So why dont you give it a go? Rather than put things away for another day just create layouts ready to go and cull your stash.

Till next time have a creative day
Rikki G

Thursday 26 August 2021

Explore with Dusty Attic

Hi how are you? Have you ever had an idea of what you want to do but instead it has evolved and changed in a pleasant surprise? Well this is my surprise, I had a layout in mind but then couldnt find the right photo and and then I had the background sorted so then shuffled things back and forward and then changed it all wasnt right and this went on for hours.

 Am I the only one?

 Then after a walk I came back and decided to play with just the shapes and Industrial Boarders and then my Tim Holtz oxides - Spiced Marmalade, Ground Expresso, Crackling Campfire, Chipped Sapphire, Salvaged Patina.

Just swipe your colours on, dabbing them in different sections....

To finish off I used some Art Stones and some Lindys Stamp Gang mists just dropped onto spots to give you that highlight Teal pop.

I hope thats inspired you to get a little mess and give things a go, sometimes whats in our head is good but what things evolve into are even better.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

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.