Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Beginning of autumn

 Hello creative friends!

Autumn has arrived and the leaves are slowly falling from the trees.

 A wonderful season that inspired me to create a leaf whirl with punched out motifs and chipboards.

 I selected the format 24 x 30 cm.


Tips & Tricks

firstly I draw a curved line with a pencil, 

then I chose a wildflower stencil for the background

 along the drawn lines  now stamped with waterproof ink pad

 and matching autumn stamps (Stampers Anonymous)

now I punched out a lot of leaves and branches, together with some matching chipboards

 and butterflies this resulted in a 3d living leaf whirl


some close up's



which  Dusty Attic chipboards

 and stencils I used can you find here




Happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Altered Art - Halloween book

 Hi creative friends!

It's not new I love books and not only to read, as you can see again today, nothing is safe in front of my creativity ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Mystical imaginative stories have always stimulated my fantasy, I can still remember on a Halloween poem of a friend, which moved me to create an old haunted house already infested by tree roots.

I saw the new month theme at MTW Challenge and was inspired to create  a spooky Halloween night in an old book and even in color, which is less typical for me, because my middle name is rather monochrome ๐Ÿ˜€


I was inspired to use a lot of Halloween themed cutting dies (Sizzix) in combination with decoupage technique for the background and some suitable natural materials (tree fungi, moss, branches, and lichen).

some close up's

MTW - Challenge September BOOKS and BOOKPAPER

use a real old book as base 
and some bookpages for the little handmade book 
in the bottom center 

Happy crafting!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Do you dare?? - Fall-o-ween Moodboard September Dusty Attic

 Welcome creative friends!

Have you seen yet our awesome September Moodboard in monochrome style???

Fabulous, it reminds me on mystic chilly autumn days, when the fog rises 

and the sun slowly fights its way through the fog. 



I was inspired to create an canvas in mixed media style.

 I love it to design with few colours and therefore more texture and structures.

As autumn draws around, the days become shorter and darker, nights are cooler and more humid

 the best season to walk in the forest and look for mushrooms.

 You can discover unknown places,
enchanted clearings and meadows

 So I created a door into an unknown world on my canvas.


some close up's




 the door frame was made with a silicone mould, 

 it is surrounded by mushrooms, leaves and branches

the bare tree was perfect for my project, I used brown and black to color the chipboard,

finally lighted with dry brush technique and white gesso

which Dusty Attic chipboards

 and stencils I used can you find here:


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.
Happy crafting!
Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Today: Brain is out - Halloween Sign

 Hello creative friends!


I was inspired to create a funny Halloween tag. 

May I invite you to a candle light dinner???

, a view at the Halloween Specials Menu card tells you 

- Heart on offer - unfortunately brain is out - ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค


background design with 

cutting dies (T. Holtz Sizzix); stamps (Stampers Anonymous); chalky paints (DecoArt)

as base

Rectangle Shape with Notched Corners - MDF Mixed Media Board


some close up's


here I used only a part from Candelabra MDF Wood Shape - Style 4

3D shelf as tablet

menu card

he had to run so much that he already lost a piece of his leg ;-)

the head was exchanged


which Calico Craft Parts I used can you find here


I will gladly answer questions about individual details.


Many thanks for your visit!


Happy crafting!


Friday, September 18, 2020

On the dog beach DT Maja Design

 Welcome dear Maja friends!

I was inspired to create a new mixed media layout as memory on beautiful summer days on the beach some years ago. 

I used some papers from the latest beautiful collection 'Miles Apart' and suitable for  Monochromes ' Shades of Miles' in blue shades, blue as the sea and heaven and blue as one of my favourite colours :-).


more details can you find here

other materials:

Chipboards from Dusty Attic; cutting dies, stamps, stencil, 

Modeling paste, Mini Art Stones (Prima Marketing) ; Distress ink (Ranger)


Thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!


Sunday, September 13, 2020

To the moon - Halloween Tag

Hello creative friends!

A mystical Halloween tag was almost entirely forgotten, one of my favourites last year,

but it's missing here in my caterpillar collection 

of inspiring Halloween projects ;-)

 To the moon and back

the raven would rather check the smart book again

 before he takes the wrong way


some close up's

Sizzix Tim Holtz die 'Window Frame' with a broken window pane

Sizzix Tim Holtz die 'Feather and Raven' with embossing folder

somebody left his hat

 the moon brings light into the dark


Happy sunday!


Sunday, September 6, 2020

In the witch's kitchen

 Welcome !

BEWARE -  the witch's cauldron is bubbling!!


I was inspired to create a shadow frame in a mixed media grunge style 

with a lot of awesome Calico Craft Halloween MDF wooden shapes.



more details - how was it done


First ideas to arrange the MDF shapes in combination 

with 'The Cauldron' (die cut with Sizzix die, designed by Tim Holtz)

some close up's



Happy crafting!