Sonntag, 22. November 2020

Faded Memories for Dusty Attic Moodboard November

 Hello creative friends!

Now it's my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for November, delightful colours and flowers.
 November is usually a grey cloudy time here, the last leaves fall from the trees, often it is foggy and unpleasantly cold and wet. A time when you prefer to make yourself comfortable at home, a favorite activity is to take out old photo albums and tell about past times. At the end of the month the dead are remembered, graves are decorated with flowers and wreaths
and completed with candle lights. 
Often there is also a bust or an angel on the grave. 
That were the thoughts behind this classical layout.



The light, delicate but also pale colors are very good for me on the theme

 of faded memories of people, who have left us,

suitable for today's Sunday of commemoration of the dead.


some close up's

I use the Baroque Flourish 

as angel wings 

firstly covered with Weathered Wood, a crackle medim from DecoArt

and then painted with white acrylic paint


Treasured Memories

 lettering was primed with white gesso 
and then painted in ombre technique
that means in bottom part with light green
and then in 2-3 color shades lighter
till upper part
finally highlighted with  small Art Stones

for the

Decorative Frame

and the

Fancy Trim #19

I used some light shades of blue and green
 suitable to our Moodboard colors

Dusty Attic chipboards  and stencils 

Threaded Beads Stencil

Blooms #5

Bluebells #2

Baroque Flourish #3

Decorative Frame #1

Fancy Trim #19

Treasured Memories


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!


Dienstag, 17. November 2020

Rainy days for DT Maja Design

 Welcome creative friends!

Have you yet seen our latest amazing paper collection ' Miles Apart' ??

If not - check them out! You'll love them!

Delightful colours and inspiring motifs, I was immediately in love with the motives.

I think it's a beautiful mixture of soft colors that are also suitable as background for masculine layouts maybe in grundge style. I have decided for a 12 x12 layout in vintage style suitable to the grey month November but also to this difficult times for all of us.



paper sheets 'Stay home' and , 'Hopeful + bs '

some close up's


Thanks for your visit!

Stay safe and healthy!


Sonntag, 15. November 2020

Art Journal - A walk through nature


I was inspired to create a Art Journal page in mixed media style, 

where I used only one MDF shape from Calico Craft Parts, yes it works 😁!!



I love to play with various structures and textures and used the layering technique 

well know from scrapbooking.

 In background I worked with stencils, old book pages, stamps and Distress inks. In foreground I also love to work with drying nature materials leaves, moss and lichens. Always important for me it must not look so neat and tidy, because nature always convinces through diversity and apparent chaos.


more details can you find here


 Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Donnerstag, 5. November 2020

Altered Book - In the Forest

 Hello creative friends!

A walk through the autumn forest inspired me to create another  book in Altered Art.

I used some papers from the 'Forest' paper collection as background

 and some matching cut out motives. 

It was completed with cutting dies, chipboards and natural elements.


some close up's


- Silence speaks when words can't -

I love this wise saying, and suits me well.

I hope I could inspire you to try some projects out off the page, 

because there is a lot of possibilties what you can do with amazing papers!


If you need some instructions, please feel free to ask me!

I plan to design another one in winter mood, then I could illustrate your questions.

Thanks so much for your visit!

Have a good time friends!!


Montag, 2. November 2020

Desk Organizer - Under the Sea



 Our Winter Special at SanDee&amelie's challenge blog  challenge is, 

as usual... 


I was inspired to create a desk organizer in steampunk style.


Tips and Tricks


I used air drying modelling clay

in order to be able to press the mass well into your shape 

I like to use cake modelling tools

if the out cast has not yet dried properly,

 it can still be easily bent around corners


some close up's

 Thanks for your visit!


Samstag, 31. Oktober 2020

Witching Hour in Haunted Castle

 Hello creative friends!


I was thrilled as I discover the Haunted Castle Shrine at Calico Craft Parts, great, 

it looks like an enchanted castle, right?! and remind me on Disney film stories.

At first I was not sure how I wanted to design the interior, then these old grandfather clocks 

came into my mind and I decided to hang a clock pendulum inside.



 Tips & Tricks

first I drilled a hole in the middle of the upper part, then I connected the border 

with the spider's web with the help of a small metal ring (from jewelry making),

 the upper part of the oak vine was pushed through the opening and fixed with 

another small wooden part,
now the pendulum was free to move

from my own experience I can now report that the oak vine

 is too delicate for the constant Tick Tack , Tick Tack 😏of the clock pendulum, 

from experience one becomes wise, right?! 

for the clock pendulum I used the following parts:

Spider Web Flourish

Oak Leaves and Acorns Border

completed with  

Winged Devil

 Creatures of the Night - Sheet of Halloween Mini Wood Shapes


base - before coloring and designing


some close up's


pendulum swings - tick tack, tick tack 




which Calico Craft MDF shapes I used 

can you find here


Happy Halloween!


Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2020

Halloween Night

 Welcome creative friends!


 Every year the time comes for the spirits to roam free for the Halloween celebrations

 on the night from 31 October to 1 November. 

I'm not the biggest fan from such crazy party nights,

 but I love to create with this funny spook, a lot of fantasy, in a dark foggy robe. 



I used a starry night paper from Stamperia as magical background. 

The combination of very special chipboards from Dusty Attic and some cutting dies from Sizzix

 was perfect for a witchy layout in mixed media style.

some close up's 


Never start looking up - is written on the moon ;-) 


Let your imagination run free!


OCTOBER 2020 Main Challenge



Many thanks for your visit!




Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2020

First Hoarfrost - A Magical Mixed Media canvas

 Hello creative friends!

I was inspired from the monthly challenge at Lindys Stamp Gang because 

I think it's very exciting and new for me to use some untypical colours for a autumn project. 

Warm earth tones for Thanksgiving or darker tones for Halloween enthusiasts are usual, 

but Magenta, Grey and Aqua???

I had to try that 😍




 Autum time is heather plants time too, everywhere you can discover heather violet.  

First night frost and the plants are covered by an enchanting hoarfrost.

I worked with a combination of outcast's (silicone moulds),

chipboards, cutting dies, natural elements stamps, stencils and spray colours.

 A truly mix of texture with only less colour.


some close up's

Lindy's October Challenge

I used  Raspberry Lemonade Flat Spray,  Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Spray

 Blazing Black Flat Spray

( very diluted with water)


Many thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!