Sunday, 27 May 2018

Be Your own Superhero, Love this Memory - Michelle Carrick, Mood Board Inspiration

friendly scrappers!
Today I’m back with my impressions of the May mood board!
Of which I hope to inspire you!
My first is my nephew playing with a bat, 
but the facial expressions are something

So this mixed media layout is playful!


On white card stock I stencilled with Distress Grid

using the new Nuvo
Nuvo Shimmer powder- Storm cloud I created the
back ground with splats.

I used an old
page from a book, I coloured with
Versa Magic- orange,
then stamped with a 49 & Market circle stamp, fussy cut out. 

Used Versa
Magic- orange for the title, as well as glossy accents. 

For the ABC123 boarder,
I used delicata pigment ink-black shimmer.
black netting, straws.
The flowers are from my stash.

Produsts used:

and my second is a canvas that I have created is titled


So this mixed media layout is my
daughter walking over Brooklyn Bridge,
 a little subtle, this time!

On a canvas, I stencilled with webbing
Then gave the back ground a distressed
look using heavy gesso, crackle paint and dry wall tape.

I found string and wrapped around the
I took wood grained paper and chalked
using various colours to cre
ate the desired effect.

I used an old page from a book, I
coloured with Versa Magic- orange, and then for the title and industrial
boarders, I painted with prima art alchemy metallique acrylic paint- rustic
brown and steampunk copper.

The metal embellishments are beads, metal netting and locks, with ribbon.
Flowers are Celeb8, a local company.
Product used:

Thanks for stopping By 
Luv Shells

Michelle Carrick

Not Older, More Vintage - Nicole Doiron - May Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everyone!

Nicole here to share with you my project
inspired by the May Dusty Attic mood board challenge.

Here is this month's classy and elegant mood board:

I was inspired to create a page about myself using some of the same colours and textures as in the images, including lace, white wash and pretty flowers.

I created a title by combining the Dusty Curls ABC Set and the Mini ABC Set Upper as well as the 'vintage' word from the Mini Words #3 pack.

I cut one of the gorgeous Corner Flourish #3 in 2 pieces, treating each piece a different colour of embossing powder to complement the colour palette. I then dabbed some white paint on them.

On my background, I chose to use the Lace Stencil to add a little texture.

I used gold embossing powder on the butterfly from the Flutterbies #1 set.

My favorite part of creating a project aside from playing with chipboard is searching my flower stash to pick the ones that will best fit my colour palette and theme. Needless to say, I have more flowers in my stash than I will ever be able to use in a lifetime!

And the many leafy flourishes from Dusty Attic are just perfect to extend the flower clusters on any layout.

I wanted to create this page to remind me that getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing. I will be turning 45 next month and I'd rather see myself as getting more vintage rather than older.

Now let's take a closer look at the Dusty Attic products that I used:


Corner Flourish #3 - DA0623

Mini Butterflies #2 - DA0893

Flutterbies #1 - DA0389

Dusty Curls ABC Set - DA0468

Mini ABC Set Upper - DA0861

Mini Words #3 - DA0477

Word Strips - DA1464


Lace - DA1310

Make sure to share your Dusty Attic projects with us

See you next month and, until then, happy creating!

You're welcome to visit me at Scrap-Utopia if you want to see more of my art!

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Wild and Free - Mary Catt

Hello everyone!

It's Mary here today sharing with you my new layout made with some beautiful chipboards, several metal embellishments and lots of flowers. 

Here are some close ups...

I used for my background the ''Notes'' paper from the ''Writer's Block'' 7dots Studio collection.

I started by applying clear gesso on my background and then I
highlighted the area behide my composition with white gesso. Then, I
added texture with a stencil and some paper paste. 

When dried, I added color with the
''Dark Chocolate Truffle'' and the ''Kissin' Kenickie Coral'' Lindy's

I painted the ''Mystic Flourish'' chipboards with the Finnabair ''Steampunk Copper'' acrylic paint. The chipboard title from the ''Mini Tabs #5'' was treated the same way.

When everything was glued down I added some ''Henna'' mica flakes and ''Bronze'' micro beads. A final touch was made with some white
acrylic ink.

Dusty attic products used:

Thank you for stopping by my dear friends.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Love this Place - Nadya Drozdova - Video tutorial (Mood Board Inspiration)

Hello everyone!
  Nadya here, sharing with you my project that I made using our absolutely beautiful mood board this month. I was inspired by it color palette, so I took some shades of coral and yellow and picture of the door. I decided to altered an embroidery hoop. I covered chip boards with embossing powders and acrylic paints. How I mixed it all together you may watch in my Video tutorial that I prepared for you.


May 2018 Mood Board

product list:

ATC Frame #7

Nadya Drozdova

Picture Perfect Moments - Cathy Cafun - May mood board inspiration

Hi everyone, 

Cathy here today, sharing my take on this month's Mood Board Challenge at Dusty Attic, which is another stunner!!

"Picture Perfect Moments"

I took inspiration from the colour palette and floral accents and decadent feel of this month's Mood Board.

To start I stencilled my background with Dusty Attic Ledger Stencil and Prima modelling paste.  Once dry I stamped over the stencilled area with a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp.

Loving the fabulous new release Impact Titles... so many new titles, you are bound to find just what you need!!  I have used "Picture Perfect" which I altered by first coating gesso, then a coat of 3D Liquid Pearls in Buttercup and Snow.

The 49 and Market 6x6 Happy Moments come in white which I love! I added a bit of texture to the string frame with some Prima mini art stones, then to make the chipboard a more brilliant white I spritzed with Kaisercraft white mist.

 The leaf sprigs were misted white, and the little berries were highlighted with buttercup liquid pearls.  I also used buttercup liquid pearls on the Iron Accents #1.

Other Product Used:
Blue Fern Montage paper
Prima Sunrise Sunset paper
Prima Mini Art Stones
Prima flowers
Prima Modeling Paste
Kaisercraft mini blooms
Kaisercraft Pearls
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - tiny floral
Kaisercraft mist - white
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Couture Creations 3D Liquid Pearls - Snow, Buttercup
Pearl accents
Wooden decorative button
Jute Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)