Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dusty Attic - You Rock Altered Minion


Dropping in today to share my little altered minion. My kids received this little minion a long time ago in a McDonalds Happy Meal and I knew then that one day that little minion will look quite different to how he does Well that day has finally come and he turned out amazing!

'You Rock'

So with the help of  a few pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard and imagination my little steampunk punk minion come to life.

His Mohawk was created using one of the wings from the Wings #3 set. I soaked the chipboard and reshaped to create his punky Mohawk.

Pretty cool huh? His winged backpack was started by using one of the Iron Accent #2 pieces, this was also shaped and molded to fit him and was perfect for the base to build upon.

I cut down one of the smallest mini cogs to create his glasses edge. once the glue had dried i then soaked the cog in water and pulled apart to make two. The chain for his glasses was cut from one of the rectangle chain frames.

His little handheld sign was created from one of the light bulbs cut from the Industrial Globes #2 set and the title was cut out of one of the title tabs from the Mini Tabs #7 set.

To get cogs small enough to deck him out I cut apart the Industrial Corners #1. The cogs on this a super tiny and perfect for what I needed. How cute is the little spanner.

Dusty Attic 
Materials List
DA1952 Industrial Corners #1
DA2183 Industrial Globe #2
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA2137 Iron Accent #2
DA2117 Wings #3
DA2132 Chain Rectangle
DA0499 Wings #1
DA1809 Mini Tabs #7 Black

963996 Metallique Wax Old Silver
963958 Metallique Wax Vintage Gold
Black Gesso


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dusty Attic - Priceless Passion Altered Paintbrush


Dropping in today to share my altered paintbrush inspired by the Dusty Attic August Moodboard. The colours are so soft and shabby and I love the softness of the pale blue. 

So here is the moodboard..

Really pretty right?

And this is my interpretation of the moodboard.

'Priceless Passion'

I so love how this turned out, it is just so pretty. I guess you can tell I was inspired by the colours and the shabbiness of the moodboard.

I layered multiple pieces of Dusty chipboard as the base of the cluster.

I then added flowers and some art stones for added interest.

More chipboard was then added again along with a sprinkling of butterflies.

The entire thing was then covered with a couple of coats of white gesso and then once dry I went about adding the colours.

I added frayed white cheesecloth throughout the cluster to add more texture and softness to the brush.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1442 Love Heart Corner
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA0392 Vintage Keys
DA0499 Wings #1
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2
DA1728 Deer Heads
DA1817 Word Tags #2
DA1465 Tickets

963674 Opal Magic Blue Gold Paint
963651 Opal Magic Green Gold Paint
963705 Art Stones - White
655350 Heavy Gesso - White


Monday, August 20, 2018

Graphic 45 - Sunkissed Sailboat

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today to share my sweet little sailboat created with the gorgeous Graphic 45 Sunkissed collection. I love the vibrant colours of this collection and when I first flicked through the papers the idea of a sailboat popped straight into my mind. I designed this sailboat completely from scratch and I can say I am so happy with how it turned out.


My little sailboat has three sails, one at the back and two on the front, one of which is slightly larger than the other. The boat mast was created using a paper straw and wrapping coordinating patterned paper around it.

I double layered the patterned papers on the sails for added interest. I created the mast ropes from cotton thread which have been spaced and glued to a strip of pattern paper on the inside of the boat.

To dress the front sails I fussy cut a lot of images from the patterned papers. Most of the images are very intricate to cut out but are so worth the time to do, I then went about layering until I was happy with the details and dimension.

I created a little bench seat inside the boat for the fussy cut girl to sit upon and enjoy her ride in the boat.

I added the Sunkissed title to the thicker mast rope and added some of the G45 Metal Brads for added interest and also to match the chain lacing around the boat. I pulled the inside of the brads off to allow them to be stuck down flat.

So love the turtles in this collection, I only wish I could have added more of them.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Sunkissed Collection
4501673 Under The Sea 12x12 Paper
4501670 Kids At Play 12x12 Paper
4501669 Splish Splash 12x12 Paper
4501677 Sunkissed Patterns & Solids
4501670 Sunkissed 8x8 Paper Pad
4500422 Metal Brad Staples