Monday, April 29, 2019

Make a Wish for Dusty Attic

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a masculine vintage layout
in grunge style with a touch of steampunk.

Besides the amazing industrial chipboards I also used this great Distress Grid Stencil

as background motif behind the main cluster in the centre of this layout.
 I use this stencil very often because it's always very suitable for masculine scrabooking layouts and mixed media projects too.

more details can you see here

some close up's


was painted with some Fluid Acrylics (DecoArt Media)
 'Carbon Black' 'Burnt Umber' 'Burnt Sienna'


in the still wet colour I sprinkled at some places silver deco sand with a slight mica effect 

and  Industrial dragonfly I used an embossing powder with special effect 'Hammerd Metal'

I always love to use the leftovers as picture frames too 
here remnants from Industrial Border #1

used products

Happy crafting creative friends!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Flowery memories for Dusty Attic

Welcome friends!

As I saw our colourful Moodboard for April I remembered on a wonderful vaccation in Madeira some years ago. It is a beautiful island situated in the north Atlantic Ocean.

We visited the Flower Festival in spring.
There was an enchanting flower parade, where people danced happily through the streets. 
A sea of colours, shapes and scents, simply unforgettably beautiful.


I used this amazing frame Decorative Frame #5 for a photo collage
 where I put together several individual pictures to a new image.

 Suitable to our April Moodboard I choose a paper
 from the Maja Design 'Vintage Summer Basics' Collection as background.
some close up's 

a captured moment a part of  Mini captions #11 

here I only used two Metallic waxes with my fingers
firstly 'Gold Rush' and on the edges 'Black Shimmer' (DecoArt)

Decorative Frame #5 was primed with white gesso and then colored with 
diluted acrylic paint in several shades of green
after drying stamped with Archival black ink and a script stamp
and finally also inked around the edges with Metallic Lustre 'Black Shimmer' 

Foliage #15 was painted with a little bit light green and gold
some of the leaves were primed with Heavy Gel Medium
and coated with Mini Art Stones

an awesome flower from 49 and Market painted in matching colours
underneath  Scroll Set #2 and Foliage #12 
painted with some delicate acrylic colours

 used chipboards

 My  teamies at Dusty Attic Design DT have come up with many 
inspiring and different versions
on the theme this time.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Springtime Tag with 3D shelf


I was inspired to create a spring surprise gift for a friend.

 It's a big mixed media tag in  wheathered wood style, 
with a monochrome colour scheme but  many structures and textures. 
The special thing about it is the small 3D shelf I've built in front of the door
 on which the rabbit sits.

more details and how I made this 3D shelf
can you find


 I wish you all a very Happy Easter 

with many colourful eggs and a lot of sunshine!

    Best wishes from Kerstin xx

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy Easter for Maja Design

Hello creative friends!

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout in vintage suitable to the upcoming Easter days.

I used some beautiful papers from the 'Vintage Spring Basics' Collection. 
7th of April as basic paper and added with some cut out's and stripes from 
6th of May, 10th of March and 2nd of April.

I always love it to use some chipboards from Dusty Attic 
and some natural materials such like feathers, sisal and willow catkins.

some close up's

With a little easter bunny hidden in a easter nest 
I wish you all a very Happy Easter with a lot of creative colourful easter eggs!

Sunny and restful holidays creative friends!

Kerstin xx

Sunday, April 14, 2019

DIY Shabby Chic Easter Eggs

Happy sunday my friends!

Today the second part, maybe an interesting easter inspiration for you?!

 I used simple plastic eggs as underground
together with some handmade pieces (moulds) and colour sprays, 
finished and highlighted with Metallic wax.

The result are pastel eggs that impress with their structure and simple elegance.

 I want to share this

Happy crafting!
Kerstin xx

Friday, April 12, 2019

Easter Eggs in French Style Part 1

Hello creative friends!

Easter is just around the corner and it's the best time to create some new Easter eggs. Outside it's anything but springlike, on the contrary snowflakes are falling from the sky again, omg :-)
More beautiful is it now in the warm and cosy crafty studio.

I used an old wooden egg as basic, very rustic and natural and absolutely perfect for me.
First of all I made some spring motives with silicon moulds and an acrylic mass from the DIY store. The parts are still flexible even after drying, which is why you can use them very well on real Easter eggs. You can find two examples here tomorrow.

Together with a linen fabric (from an old potato sack) everything was glued on with a hot glue gun. Now I have coated everything with a covering layer of Chalky Finish 'Vintage' from Americana Decor. Now came the most difficult part of the work ?? 

 ...wait until it is properly dried ;-)

On the next day a layer of Antiquing Cream 'Titanium White', 
let it dry for a short time and wipe off with a damp sponge at some places on the surface.
 At the end I used Metallic Lustre 'Champagne Ice' for some shiny highlights.

Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin xx

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Daffodils in Rust

Welcome Maja friends!

It's springtime  and the daffodils are already blooming everywhere, simply wonderful.
I was inspired to combine the bright yellow flowers with a rusty shade.
This radiates the charm of a beautiful old farmer's garden, I love such beautiful places.

I used again a beautiful background paper from the awesome paper collection 'Vintage Spring Basics'. The sheet '1st of March' together with '6th and 10th of March'
were absolutely perfect for a mixed media layout in a rustic vintage style.



 some close up's

Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful springtime !

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Perfect Together

Hello friends!

I was inspired to create a new art journal page.

some details

My inspiration

I love the composer A. Vivaldi, especially 'The 4 seasons',
 as a ballet a special artistic pleasure

I used some golden foil stickers and stars

I used some paper cut out  from the His & Hers collection (Butterflies)
and Acrylic paint Red Rose, Ayeeda Shiny Powder Violet

Happy sunday!
Kerstin xo