Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2020

Creative Journey with Dusty Attic

 Welcome creative friends!

The year is almost over and a new and hopefully better year is just around the corner. 

I 'm happy to continue my creative journey with Dusty Attic, thanks so much!!

 I especially love the nature inspired chippies, they fit many themes, 

like right now the newly discovered garden pieces

We have winter here now, but especially in the grey dreary time the

 anticipation of spring is all the greater.

 

 

But now to my mixed media layout of today, a real shower of stars 😃

a fireworks  that will for understandable reasons not take place in the night

 of our New Year's Eve this year.

 That is  probably the reason why there had to be so many stars. 

 I practically exploded the fireworks here using chippies, stamps and stencils, 

a lot of golden stars in the dark blue night sky.


some close up's

 




 
Dusty Attic chipboards    


 

I hope I have inspired you to take another look at the great and very versatile offer

 of  Dusty Attic chipboards and let new creative ideas sprout in your head.


Wish you a happy, healthy 

and peaceful Happy New Year creative friends!

 






Donnerstag, 24. Dezember 2020

Bring the Light

 Merry Christmas 

creative friends!

 
Difficult times for all of us, no question, but still you have to try to make the best of it
 and not lose hope, 
I know that is not always easy.
I have packed all my thoughts and feelings into this new project.

I used this very amazing Tombstone thickboard tag (Stampers Anonymous) as base.
 
 I'm in love with all the 3D layers, they give the project a wonderful depth and liveliness. 
 
 
 
 
 

some close up's

 

I always liked the little guy very much (Santa's little helper Sizzix)
and he was just the right ambassador for my christmas project.
,


 
 
 

Enjoy a few beautiful hours

 in the circle of your loved ones !!!

 

Kerstin

✨💕💕💕✨

 

Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2020

In Christmas Baking DT Maja Design

 Welcome Maja friends!

Have you seen the latest Maja Design collection by name 'Traditional Christmas' ?!

Great classical christmas colours, green and red, plaid, dotted ... which gave me the idea to create a cheerful canvas as a kitchen picture.

We love baking cookies with the kids in the run-up to christmas. it always takes a little longer and the kitchen is unrecognizable afterwards, but it's always a lot of fun. 

 

 



 

more details and useful tips can you find here


some close up's


the flour just sticks everywhere ;-)

a flower cluster made with pointsettia cutting dies


Many thanks!

Kerstin








Montag, 21. Dezember 2020

GD MTW Childhood and Gold

 Welcome creative friends!

I'm so excited and happy to be invited to the 


 as a guest designer this month!


 

Christmas of childhood reminds me on stressful, but also very funny and happy moments.

It's and has always been a beautiful tradition to give presents to the animals on Christmas Eve, in the past with a visit to the zoo and later also to your own pets.

 Under the christmas tree we also liked to sing, our dog liked that very much too 

and he sang his own song :-).

I was inspired to create a christmas mood layout in vintage style and used some wonderful papers from the latest Maja Design collection 'Traditional christmas' together with some chipboards from Dusty Attic..

I added gold splatters to the layout, gold on chipboards and as star stamps in background.

 

 

 

 

some close up's

 

 



 

 I really hope that I was able to inspire you!  

Add something unique to your project
 that you like and never be afraid to try something new!

 There is so much inspiration shared on this fabulous blog each month

 and I hope I am able to contribute a little more for you today.

 

Merry christmas and a Happy new year!

Kerstin

Sonntag, 13. Dezember 2020

Winter house II with Calico Craft Parts

Welcome, creative friends!

 

Some of you may remember my little winter house 

which I created two years ago - Little winter cottage - , 

now I have designed another one with joy and great fun. 


 

 


 

 

Individual tips on how to create :

 


Paint the base plate before removing the individual parts!



This is how the individual parts of the two bays are glued together.

On one bay window I removed the tabs, so that it can be glued to a side of the house

where there is no slot (this way you can customise the house kit easily). 


 

According to the plan the two bays have been attached to the front of the house,

 but I preferred to attach one to the side wall of the house instead.

From the left overs from the house kit I made a small window with shutters!


Let it snow, let it snow :-)

The base plate was painted with snow texture paste and white acrylic paint.



Unfortunately there comes no chimney with the house kit... 

...so I'm afraid the people will have to freeze ;-)

 Finally I decorated the free roof area with additional stars and fir branches.


Some close up's

 





which Calico Craft Parts I used

Many thanks!

Kerstin


 

Freitag, 11. Dezember 2020

Have a cozy christmas for Dusty Attic December Moodboard

 Welcome creative friends!

 

Now it's my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for December, 
love the little fluffy guy, it's a Dompfaff -
bullfinch, or?!

 In any case a beautiful color combination that inspired me to create 

a dreamy christmas winter layout.

Snowflakes dance softly from the sky and immerse the world in a very special atmosphere. 

During the day it usually doesn't get very bright anymore, the frost pinches your nose, 

so it's the best time to make yourself comfortable in the warm house 

with your loved ones  by candlelight.




I used the red tones of the moodboard for the pointsettia and for writing
 and the blue tones as background.
 

some close up's



love the tiny houses from Main Street , because they have a 3D effect, 

some small windows make the houses look more alive

I used only a crackle medium and white acrylic paint


 Poinsettia  can be glued on top of each other too

together with Foliage #22  a beautiful christmas looking cluster


a divided frame of the indispensable

Frame Medley

an amazing collection,  which you can use for all kinds of ideas, 

 just framed my christmas wishes here

 

Dusty Attic chipboards   
 
 

Poinsettia Small

Main Street

ATC Frame #6

Frame Medley

Foliage #22

Foliage #10

Mini Titles #2 – Perfect

Stars #4

 

We are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge.
 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.
 
I hope I could inspire you!
Thanks for your visit!
Kerstin




Montag, 30. November 2020

Altered Art Bottle - Winter Magic

 Welcome creative friends!

 

I was inspired to create another glass bottle in Altered Art 

suitable to the magic christmas time.

 


Tips & Tricks

 

 

Firstly I covered the whole bottle with Weathered Wood, a crackle medium from DecoArt,then, after a drying time, I painted that with Chalky Finish 'Serene'. 

The middle section was painted with diluted paint for better visibility of the door windows.

 

 

I love it to decorate the flat MDF shapes with 3d effects using a silicone cake mould 'Gothic window'

with air drying clay, only the outer frame of the mould was used



one of the

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps 

was perfect
for a hanhing lantern over the window
so that it is well fixed, it was pressed into the not yet completely dried clay
 and additionally fixed with construction adhesive this glue fixes all MDF shapes
 very well on glass, but you should note that it has to dry overnight for a stable hold


 
under the window was glued

Rectangle Shape

 in small size as terrace, which gets additional hold by the swirls of the

Winter Trees & Snow Swirls

 

some close up's

 

 



 

Calico Craft Parts used: 

 

Winter Trees & Snow Swirls

Sheet of Mini MDF Street Lamps

Picket Fence Panel MDF Wood Shape - Style 3

Fir Boughs - MDF Wood Corner

Mini Star Wreath

Sheet of Mini MDF Acorns & Oakleaves

 Rectangle Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board

other materials:

Snow -Tex DecoArt

white acrylic paint

brown jute

 

Wish you a happy advent season!

Kerstin

Sonntag, 29. November 2020

Believe in the Magic for Dusty Attic

 Hello creative friends!

Where has time gone, today is already the first sunday in advent. In these difficult times one sometimes believes that time stands still, but we have reached almost December, the christmas month.

Christmas is for us also the time to read fairy tales and stories before the shining eyes of children.

If you are lucky, the first snow falls outside and envelops the landscape in a magical light.

 


some close up's



 

I used some of my fav chippies from Dusty Attic, e.g.

Elegant Pearls

they were once splited, treated with white embossing powder and highlighted with pearls

 I supplemented it with two honeycomb ornaments, which were bought as gift tags.

 


 

for the words I used a dark red embossingpowder, 

additionally I used some snow paste for a magical effect


 

Dusty Attic chipboards  and stencils 


Star Frames

Fancy Trim #19

 Elegant Pearls

 Squiggly Frame #4

 Mini Titles #1 – Love

Sunburst Stencil

 

Have a wonderful advent season!!

Kerstin