Saturday, December 17, 2022

Merry Christmas - Dusty Attic December Moodboard


Welcome everyone!


Dusty Attic's December Moodboard invites you to create
 an amazing project,
it shows the classical warm christmas colors.
I was inspired to make a mixed media layout
with place for a surprise
(small envelopes),
 you could also say it is an extra large christmas card 😀



 I used a background paper from the Christmas Stories collection
(13arts) and chose some amazing suitable chipboards from the big selction

some close up's


used Dusty Attic chipboards

Present Stack small 
Christmas Ornaments #2 
 Christmas Tree #2
Stars #4
Holly #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
...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.

🎄🎇 Merry christmas all over the world  🎄🎇





Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Xmas Memory Frame - Guestdesign Craft O' Clock


Hello everyone!


Today a new christmas gift inspiration, 

I created a memory frame for things to be remembered at christmas time.


Base was a simply plastic picture frame. I used the Warm and Peaceful collection,

 several cut out motifs, background paper and also some parts from the Junk Journal.

They were perfect to create two bags,  you can put notes, photos, recipes there.




 some close up's

Thanks for stopping by...until next time!

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Mixed Media Star - Xmas Home decor


   Hello everyone!


 I was inspired to create an amazing christmas gift idea and 

used as base a star mixed media board from Calico Craft Parts.

You can find this pieces in several sizes for big and small handmade gift projects.


 I want a project in monochrome style with less color, but a lot of texture.

I worked with white gesso and different textures and structures for the background. In the center is an awesome snow globe framed by a wreath of snowflakes, only two magical shapes from the latest christmas collection. 

Have you seen yet?

MDF shapes were supplemented with cutting dies,

 dried natural materials, a paper rose and ribbon.



some details



used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts


 300 x 270 mm





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Friday, December 9, 2022

Home decor - Magical Winter Times with Dusty Attic


Welcome everyone!


 It's wintertime here,  first snowflakes have fallen, it's frosty cold, 
the best time for some cozy hours in the warm house. 
Christmas is just around the corner and I was inspired to make a new gift,
 it should be dreamy, magical and like a fairy tale.
I used this beautiful Big Moon as base,  
for more stability I glued it onto thick cardboard, bottom was made from 
the leftovers of the Big moon. 
All chipboards were first primed with white gesso, 
either artificial snow, glittering texture sand or small white micro beads 
were sprinkled into the still wet paint. 




 some details



used Dusty Attic chipboards


Big Moon

Star Banner

Pine Sprigs #2 

Toadstools #1 

 Winters Forest #1

Snowflakes #1 Small



Thanks for stopping by...until next time!
🎇  Wish you a beautiful advent season  🎇



Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas Memories Album with 13arts


Welcome everyone!


I decided a long time ago to create a christmas mini album
in vintage style. 
Combined different pages from 4 different 13arts paper collections ( 6 x 6'')
 In the latest Memory Lane collection you can find some amazing vintage motifs, 
which are very suitable too christmas, like the rocking horse or the cuddly bears.

I have incorporated many pockets, envelopes and compartments 
where you can place special memory photos, christmas messages
 or even traditional family recipes.

used 13arts products

paper blocks 15 x 15 cm


Memory Lane

Home Sweet Home

Christmas Stories

Back in Time



Album pages









some details






Have a good time!


Happy creating!


Monday, November 28, 2022

Enchanting Times with 13arts

  Hello everyone!


The latest 13arts collection Secret Garden it' s one of my favourites. 

 When you see the enchanting flowers you first think of spring and summer. 

However I'm someone who likes to create with the seasons, 

but when I looked at every single sheet I saw suddenly 

snow flurries and polar lights, really :-)

You just have to let your imagination run wild, right?!



I  discovered a christmas tree ornament in a store, a beautiful white peacock and thought,

 it would fit perfectly with the new collection and become a new eye catcher on the wall.

I created a mixed media canvas where I used the stamp, 

emphemera and the magical paper from Secret Garden, with white mist color, 

Gesso, some glitter flakes and white cutting dies

I created an enchanted ice world. The color shades 

just fit perfectly to such fantasy stories.

used 13arts products



some details





I hope I could awaken your imagination and inspiration.


Happy creating!