Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2023

The Big Pumpkin


 Hello everyone!


😍👍  Calico Craft Parts is offering new 3D kits. 😍👍
I began with a large pumpkin which was very easy
 to assemble with the illustrated instructions provided.

Except for the two ribs that represent the house, 

you can arrange the individual ribs as you wish.

 I have only added a ghost, a cat, and a few autumn leaves.

No matter if you add colour to it or not, it always looks fascinating 

and is  definitely an eye-catcher in any autumnal interior design.




Pumpkin Haunted House - MDF Wood Kit



 I chose to paint the pumpkin using simple acrylic paints, 
taking care not to make it too colorful 
but instead to give it an old, decayed, and mysterious look. 
To achieve this, I thinned the colors and let them run freely, 
creating a natural appearance.
 I primed the house with a crackle medium, which resulted in fine cracks.


With extra lighting, it becomes attention-grabbing in the darkness. 

You may use electric tea lights, illuminate the background with a string of wire lights 

or place a colour-changing light bulb behind it.


some details


Ghostly Dementor MDF Wood Shape - Style 3

Creatures of the Night - Sheet of Halloween Mini Wood Shapes

Red Oak Leaf & Twig



I hope you are inspired to create a unique autumn decoration piece.

Have fun with creative design!


Mittwoch, 27. September 2023

Altered Book - Diorama Autumn Forest


Hello everyone!


I enjoy reviving old and forgotten objects, in particular, old books 

that can be transformed into wonderful 3D dioramas. 

Today, to suit the season, I went for a walk in the autumnal forest.
Have you had the opportunity to explore the latest  shapes available in the 

Autumn & Woodland Shapes


  I can only say that they are enchanting and very inspiring!




 Love the latest

Skeleton, Dead Trees, Stumps & Branches

I used different sizes, sometimes only parts or, for example, 

Bonsai Skeleton Tree

completely new as a tree root. 
some close up's


used MDF shapes


Dead Tree Trunk - MDF Wood Shape Style 1

 Mushrooms - Fungi MDF Wood Shape 14 - Spotted Toadstools

 Winter Tree Scene MDF Wood Shape - Style 4

Bonsai Skeleton Tree

Ivy Leaf Garland

Red Oak Leaf & Twig

Spider MDF Wood Shape - Style 3



 I hope you find inspiration!


Samstag, 23. September 2023

September Moodboard with Dusty Attic


 Hello everyone!



I'm back with a new layout created with our monthly moodboard inspiration.


 Almost every little girl dreams of owning a pair of ballet shoes 

and attending her first dance lesson.

 It's an exciting and tense experience that fills their hearts 

with delight.

 After first lessons, sweetie little girls proudly jump through the park, 

feeling accomplished and happy.





some close up's


 used chipboards  


Frangipani #3 

Mini Tabs #6 BLACK

Music Notes

Antique Frame



Just put your own take of the challenge in the comments section
 of the Dusty FANattics facebook page HERE 

You could win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs
...this year we are reverting back to the prize being a $50 (AUD) credit
so you can choose your very own designs.

 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!

Mittwoch, 13. September 2023

A door to another world


Hello everyone!


  I was inspired to create a mixed media collage

 on a new mixed media board - The crescent moon.


Autumn is here, a sunny time that inspires with its colourful leaves 

but also gives a feeling of sadness as winter draws near. 

This season is also known for being grey, gloomy, and mysterious,

 and it brings along the traditional Halloween festivities.




Initially, I gave structure to the moon by using a stencil and texture medium. 

I created a landscape of craters with silver decosand, which I then coated

 in black gesso once it had dried. However, 

I regret not having taken a photo as what I had done is barely visible now.

Maybe it'll work better next time because this moon is so adaptable. 

With some luck, there will be other moon shapes soon. 😀


some close up's


Samstag, 9. September 2023

Album Summer Memories II


Hello everyone!


  I  created a sea inspired minialbum as memory on beautiful relaxed days.

 It has been equipped with many flaps, pockets 

and other storage possibilities to keep nice mementos. 

At Dusty Attic I found a lot of small special chipboards that fit perfectly to the sea theme.

 I used them as photo frames, to attach flaps (anchors) and as eye-catchers for decoration.





 used chipboards  


Hello Summer

Lighthouse #1 Small 2pk 
  Reef Cluster #2
Mini Shells #2
Anchor #2
Ocean Elements #7
Ocean Elements #5
Ocean Elements #2
Polaroid Frame Set #1 
Decorative Frame #1


 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!


Mittwoch, 30. August 2023

Album Summer Memories


Hello everyone!


After a short summer break I'm back with a photoalbum 

as memory on beautiful relaxed days.

The sea inspired minialbum  has been equipped with many flaps, pockets 

and other storage possibilities to keep nice mementos. 


Some of the selected MDFs have already been laser engraved in such detail

 that they look very beautiful even unfinished.

Nautical Multi Frame - Lighthouse

  on the cover was primed with white gesso and only the lighthouse 
and wheel were embossed with a special powder (Salted Navy Enamel)

Striped Beach Hut with Flag

were created with a crackle medium and 
finished with acrylic  paints for an old
wheathered look


dry brush technique with a little bit white gesso


Original laser engraved

 used MDF shapes


Nautical Multi Frame - Lighthouse


Word Elements - Summer & Seaside

Compass MDF Wood Shape

 Sailing Boat Wood Shape - Style 2

Row of Palm Trees

Striped Beach Hut with Flag

Wild Grass MDF Wood Shape - Style 2

Sheet of Mini MDF Nautical Motifs Style 4


 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!