Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dusty Attic - Treasure Altered Paintbrush

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic December Mood Board Challenge. The challenge gives you the chance to win one of two $50 Dusty Attic Gift Vouchers. To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the December Mood Board.

So pretty and festive...

I chose to create a shabby altered paintbrush for my interpretation of the mood board.


There is silver on the tips of the flowers but it I couldn't get it to show up in the photos no matter how hard I tried. The paintbrush represents for me two of my favourite things in life art and my kids.

To create the centrepiece of the brush I have used multiple pieces of Dusty chippy.

I started with one of the wings from the Wings #3 set, I then added some mini scrolls #2 and mini cogs.

To frame my photo I cut away the cog centre from the small heart of the Industrial Heart set and I backed it with the medium sized wings from the Wings #1 set.

I added some mini cogs because they are one of my favourite pieces of chippy. For my title I cut away the edges of one of the word tags.

To finish off I then added a sprinkling of mini butterflies and art stones. I added some coloured cheesecloth to add some more texture and softness to the brush.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0499 Wings #1
DA2177 Wings #3
DA1953 Industrial Hearts
DA0750 Mini Scroll #2
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA0893 Mini Butterflies
DA1817 Word Tags #2


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Dusty Attic - Santa's Little Helper Minion


Dropping in today to share my version of Santa's Little Helper. I thought it would be super cute to create an altered minion and turn him into a quite smug little Elf complete with wings and a little jet pack.

'Santa's Little Helper'

How cute is he? He has a tool belt and all....

I have used the chain from the chain rectangles to attach his eye glass and also for the straps of his overalls.

For his little jet pack I used one of the large pendants from the Ornate Pendants #1 set and I then cut the centre from a cog to use as the propeller.

To dress up his little overalls I cut apart the smaller Holly pieces from The Holly Flourish set, these pieces created his overall trim and the centerpiece for his bow tie to sit upon.

His wings were created using the wings from one of the Industrial Dragon Flies and the large piece of holly from the Holly Flourish #2 set.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA2226 Industrial Dragonfly
DA2247 Holly Flourish #2
DA0778 Mini Bows
DA2132 Chain Rectangles
DA1359 Ornate Pendants #1

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Graphic 45 - Christmas Magic Carousel


Stopping by today to share a project I created for Graphic 45 using there new Christmas Magic collection. I have created multiple projects with this collection and it is just so darn cute, absolutely love it!

I created this carousel entirely from scratch making my own pattern and I just love how it turned out.

'Christmas Magic Carousel'

How cute is it? To fill the inside of my carousel I created little paper sleighs and added lots of little fussy cut characters from the pattern papers. The centre pole has been adorned with fussy cut ivy.

The roof has been made from my own shape of folded pattern papers, I like the fullness of it. I added lots of coordinating cotton thread to the roof to add texture and contrast. I love how it filled the gaps between the papers.

The carousel title was created from the sticker sheet title and two of the tags from the tags and pockets sheets.

I have added chains for extra bling and I pulled out the centres of the G45 metal brads and used the tops to make it look like they were holding the chains.

The little paper sleighs were all hand made by me and the poles were paper straws covered with contrasting papers from the collection.

Just so super cute!

Graphic 45
Materials List
Christmas Magic Collection
4501734 8x8 Paper Pad
4501738 Tags & Pockets
4501735 12x12 Collection Pack
4501736 12x12 Patterns & Solids
4500422 Metal Brad Staples

Cotton Thread