Monday, August 30, 2021

Halloween Story Book Cover


Hi creative friends!


Such a lot of awesome Halloween creation from the Tim Holtz corner, super, really inspiring.


Today I want to share with you the cover for the small album, that was only a tag at first, 

but then I had the urgent need to add a little story to it. 

Just love playing with Sizzix dies and stamps. 


 used Sizzix dies

Frightful Things; Garden greens; Regions beyond; Retro Type

 Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Life Of The Party


some details


In the next few days you will see the rest of the story 👀


Happy crafting!


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A summer night's dream with 13arts


 Welcome creative friends!


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

Found an amazing little fairy in Under the Stars collection.

Glued the cut-out motif onto a moon and then put the whole motif onto a swing, 

which I had made from two branches.


 used 13arts products

Paper collection 'Sunrise' (butterflies motifs)  and 'Dreamland' (background paper)

Lightbulbs from stencil Mr. Handsome

some close up's

fairy door

MDF shape from Calico Craft Parts



Happy crafting!


Thanks for your visit!


Monday, August 23, 2021

Secret Garden GD with Scrap and Me


Welcome everyone!


Today I want to share with you a very romance layout

 with shades of blue, purple and green. 


It all began early one Summer morning, in the secret garden 

 of a beautiful young maiden.




some close up's


I used a background paper and some flower, butterflies motifs

from the amazing paper collection 

'Meadows Impressions'

Love the delightful colours, they were absolutely perfect for my

nature romantic with a touch of vintage




I used again one of the awesome doors

 they are

a wonderful addition, 

I glued door frame and cut the purple door so that they can be opened,

photo was glued behind it.

This creates a simple, but exciting 3D effect!


Thanks for your visit ! 


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Lost places


 Welcome creative friends!


As a result of our history, you often come across forgotten places on hikes here. 

In the middle of the forest you will find an abandoned clinic

 or a holiday and recreation home.

Mysterious, magical but sometimes eerie and spooky too.

 I always find it very exciting how quickly nature reclaims its field. 


I designed today's project with these thoughts in mind, 

a mixture of nature inspirations and the first hints of halloween thoughts.


It is now well known, that I love to work in a weathered worn style, or ??? 😀

 If you have specific questions about colour and texture design, 

please feel free to contact me.

some close up's


I'm afraid windows have not been cleaned for a long time :-)

used Calico Craft Parts


Gothic Arch Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board

 Stone Mullion Double Gothic Arch Window

in two sizes

Maidenhair Fern MDF Wood Shape - Style 1

Ivy Leaf Swag

Curly Double Toadstool - Plain or Engraved

Skeleton Tree Duo MDF Wood Shape - Style 1


Thanks for your visit!


Happy crafting! 


Saturday, August 14, 2021

Country Life for Dusty Attic August Moodboard


Welcome creative friends!

Our monthly Moodboard is an absolutely wonderful inspiration, 

love the romance charme and the delightful colors.
We loved going to grandma's in the country during the summer holidays 
when we were kids. Wonderful, carefree times that we remember fondly today.

I used a matching colour background paper from 

13@arts 'Sunrise' collection.


 Found a lot of suitable chipboards at Dusty Attic
to country life theme,

some close up's



love the amazing garden tools

it reminds me on the scent of fresh hay and potato harvest

title was painted with black gesso

and with a dry brush highlighted 

with silver metallic paint

similiar to weather vane


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!

Monday, August 9, 2021

A visit to the Zoo with Dusty Attics


Welcome creative friends!


 Kerstin here, to share a new inspiration layout in mixed media style

 with some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboards.

There's always a lot to see and experience on a visit to Zoo.
Our favourites are always the funny little meerkats. 


I used a tropical black and white background paper, 

tropical leaves chipboards were perfectly for me. 

They look very natural, I painted them with olive green, 

black acrylic paint and a little texture paste. After drying they were highlighted

 with green golden wax cream.


some close up's


used Dusty Attic chipboards


Tropical Foliage #9


Tropical Foliage #8


Sturt Desert Pea #1


Daily #



I hope I could inspire you!

Thanks for your visit!



Saturday, August 7, 2021

The Green Man GD Katy Sue Design


 Welcome everyone!


Der Grüne Mann

ein Symbol für die Einheit zwischen Mensch und Natur,

 steht für Strahlkraft und Lebendigkeit.


Die reinste Inspirationsquelle für mich, 

 bin immer wieder begeistert von diesem ausdrucksstarken Gesicht.

Dieses Mal stand die Verschönerung einer alte kupferfarbene Blechkanne auf dem Programm.



Zwei Silikonformen von Katy Sue Designs reichten aus, um damit verschiedenartige Pilze und dieses verwitterte Baumgesicht zu gestalten. 

Gearbeitet wurde wieder mit luftrocknender Modelliermasse.



Flower Pro Toadstools and Mushrooms Mould and Veiner 


Green Man Silicone Mould 


einige interessante Detailaufnahmen


nur aus einem kleinen Pilzstiel geformt




auch von unten ansehbar :-)

Es werden ganz sicher noch weitere Inspirationen 

mit dieser faszinierenden Mould folgen!


Kreative Grüße