Friday, July 31, 2015


Hello Peeps!!

I have a layout and a tutorial to share today created for the Graphic 45 and Faber Castell blog hop. I chose to create with Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection teamed with some Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gelatos.


I have had this photo of the kids with our precious little Angel yes that is our little dogs name, for years and have always turned away from scrapping it as it wasn’t the best photo. The photo really suited the papers from the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection so I couldn’t resist scrapping it.

This is my tutorial showing all the how to steps to create my page.

I really loved the colours of this collection and by placing them on the black background it really made them pop. The papers are absolutely divine allowing for lots of fussy cut layers.

To create my background I applied Faber Castell Whipped through the Prima Bubble Template. I wanted to created some large dimensional dots to compliment the background paper and Whipped Spackle allowed me to do this. It is really quiet light weight and soft.

I applied the Gelatos to a plastic plate and mixed with water to create a watercolour paint. I then applied to some of the larger background dots. The colours a gorgeous!

Materials Used
Graphic 45
Raining Cats and Dogs Collection
#4500974 Cardstock Stickers
#4500972 Chipboard 2
#4500969 8x8 Paper Pad – Paper Used – Four Legged Friend
Raining Cats and Dogs 12x12 Patterned Papers - #4500957 Cats Meow
#4500961 Precious Pets
#4500964 Playful Pals
#4500965 Well Bred.

Faber Castell Materials Used
Whipped Spackle
Gelatos – Cinnamon, Iced Chia & Iced Coffee.

Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame & Title, Prima Finnibair Bubbles Stencil.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Art Passion Altered Canvas


Sharing my newest Dusty creation which is an altered canvas. I really enjoyed creating this as it is something a little different from what I am used to doing and I could make it a dimesional as I wanted.

'Art Passion'

I knew I wanted my canvas to be quiet dimensional so I started by dipping all the chipboard in hot water, once it was water soaked I gently pried the chipboard apart to create a frayed sort of a look. It worked fantastically and gave the peacock feathers a bit more bulk.

I applied texture paste to parts of the chipboard and then painted all with gesso.

I added some texture to the background and then added a nice wash of bright pink.

I mixed some of the Dusty In Colour Dusty Pink and Navajo White together to make a very light pink and lightly added to some of the chipboard.

I added some pretty pink Prima flowers and a sprinkling of butterflies to finish the canvas off.

Materials Used
Available from Dusty Attic

Peacock Feather - DA0586
Damask #2 - DA0557
Mini Words #2 - DA0476
ATC Frame #3 - DA0675
Dusty In Colour - Dusty Pink - DA0907
Dusty In Colour - Navajo White - DA0903

Prima - Isabella - Dani - #655350


Friday, July 17, 2015

Remember Today

Hi Peeps

Just sharing my latest creation created for the July Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge. The challenge  has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and 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 July Mood Board.

This is how I interpreted it..

'Remember Today'

So I was inspired by some of the colours, the picture and the words "Secret" and "Nature". This photo of my darling daughter was taken while we were on holidays in a lush rainforest garden. This part was like a little hidden oasis, totally gorgeous!

To create the background colour I did a little mixing of some Dusty colours. I mixed some Gingernut, Sunburnt Orange and Navajo White. I added to a small mist bottle with some water and created my own spritz.

The circular frame was created using 4 pieces from the Foliage #3 chipboard sheet.

The layout is quiet simplistic and I have once again layered lots of gorgeous Dusty chipboard to create it. I didn't do much to the chipboard this time except to paint it white.

I then added a sprinkling of Prima flowers and bling to finish off the page.

Materials Used
Available from Dusty Attic

Buttons - DA510
Postage Stamps - DA0551
Mini Captions #2 - MC#2
Dusty In Colour - Gingernut - DA0922
Dusty In Colour - Navajo White - DA0903
Dusty In Colour - Sunburnt Orange - DA0906

Prima Isabella - Abree Flowers - #655350