Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Winter Magic DT Dusty Attic


 Welcome creative friends!


Now it's my turn to feature a layout using the 

beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for January.

 Palm trees, sun, beach and sea and these sunset colors on the January Moodboard

 make you dream of vacation.

But here it's winter now and we are happy when some snow falls from the sky and the frost enchants nature with hoar frost snow crystals. From the winter walk you get red noses, because outside it's frosty cold and you are grateful for every warming ray of sunshine.

We also like to go into the garden now and feed our winter birds. 

That was my inspiration and thoughts behind  this wintry mixed media layout.


Suitable to the winter temperatures I used mainly the cool blue shades 

and only some little shades of warm tones for the birds. 

I love to create with Maja Design papers, here some sheets from the collection 'Holidays in the Alp'.


some close up's

little birdies were painted with some diluted acrylic colours


this little bird house is so amazing, you can glue the window and the roof trim

 for an additional 3d effect, 

I added some small icicles too

 the trees fits perfectly to this photo, I snowed them in, 
just like my last project, 

used which Dusty Attic chipboards  
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
...this year we are reverting back to the prize being a $50 (AUD) credit
 to the Dusty Attic website store so you can choose your very own designs.
I hope I could inspire you!
Thanks for your visit!


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Experience Winter Charm

 Hello creative friends!


I was inspired to create another mixed media project in wintry mood. I used a round plaque as base.

The small stairs and the roof was made with Notched Rectangle - Mini MDF Wood Shapes,

these are very exited little shapes, that have stimulated my imagination.


full spotlight is the order of  the day 😀


some close up's

small stair steps attached with wood glue

two mini shapes became a roof over the door


 which Calico Craft Parts I used 

can you find here


Continue with your good work und keep your tail up! 


Many thanks!


Monday, January 18, 2021

Beauty of Winter DT Maja Design


 Welcome creative friends!


Winter isn't my favourite season, but this season also holds beautiful magical moments for us. One of them is when there has been hoar frost, everything sparkles and glitters and the world is like enchanted.

I was inspired to create a layout in grey, purple and red shades, our latest paper collection 'Winter is coming' was absolutely perfect for these wintry hues. 

I used a black-and-white photography, which really came into its own 

with the Maja winter papers used. 

The elegant lady besides makes us literally feel the icy temperatures.


some close up's


 which Maja Design papers I used 

can you find here


I hope I could inspire you to try your own idea in a original project !

Wish you a beautiful wintertime!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dance of snowflakes

 Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a winter mood canvas in mixed media style.

I borrowed an acrylic ornament from the christmas tree and 

turned a ballerina into a dancing snowflake.



some close up's

which  Calico Craft Parts I used 

can you find here


Happy crafting!


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Winter Tales - Altered Book with Tutorial

 Welcome in a new creative year!

 Today the first fresh snow has fallen this winter, the landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland, 

simply fabulous and the right inspiration for a new book in Altered Art.







How you can create a book in Altered Art


basic materials

Dusty Attic chipboards;

Stamperia Paper 'Wintertales';

old book



1 separate the text with the help of a ruler and sharp cutter 

Tip: especially with older books where the paper is already very brittle, it does not have to be a straight cut, you can also simply tear them out by hand, this gives a wonderful old weathered look

2 choose a paper of your choice and stick it on the first and last page of your book


3 prime the chipboards with white acrylic paint and 

sprinkle deco snow into the paint while it is still wet 

Tip:  there are various types available commercially


4  now you can stick on your two book pages, paint them, decorate them with cutting dies,

 sayings or whatever other decoration you can think of

 Tip: for a 3D effect you can glue the chipboards and cut-out paper motifs between

 the single paper sheets too

5  I have also made a standing surface out of cardboard,  

book stands better and you can complement the theme with a landscape

I cut out a matching semicircle and transformed it into a winter landscape 

with white gesso and Deco snow


some close up's


 which  Dusty Attic chipboards I used

 can you find here

 I hope I could inspire you to try something completely different
 with the awesome chippies from Dusty Attic!

Happy crafting!!