Saturday, February 26, 2022

Sweet Dreams with 13arts


Welcome creative friends!


 I was inspired to create a mixed media layout with 

the beautiful 'Home Sweet Home' collection from 13arts.

I used also some papers from 'Under the Stars' and

the very amazing suitable chipboards and stencil

'Circle of Stars' (Aurora collection).



 used products from 13arts


some close up's



Happy crafting!



Monday, February 21, 2022

Farm Life - Moodboard Inspiration with Dusty Attic


Welcome creative friends!

Our monthly Moodboard is an absolutely wonderful natural inspiration, 

Love the color theme, shades of green and beige
 it has so much harmony and peacefulness for me.
So I was inspired to create a canvas in mixed media style, 
my chosen theme - Farm Life -



some close up's 


Wildgrasses primed with white gesso 
deco sand was sprinkled into the still damp medium

a very old water pump 
primed with silver metallic paint and some texture paste 
and finished with black lacquer paint, both colours repel each other
 and so this special aged effect is created


love those old wagon wheels
 together with the beautiful rooster and an old fence
 a wonderful ambience for a farm


used Dusty Attic chipboards


Wildflower #4 small 

Wildgrass #1 

Mini Water Pump 

Mini Wagon Wheels 

Farm Animals Small

Mini Wicker Fence

Bali Border #1

Woodgrain Frames

Thankful Labels 




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, February 19, 2022

Fabric Art collage - Waiting for Spring -



Welcome creative friends!


Love working in mixed media style, you can combine and try so many materials, 

new impressions and inspirations are always created. 

MDF shapes complement also fabric collages wonderfully, 

especially love the filigree and wooden look here.


 I was inspired to create a fabric collage in vintage style. 

It's a mix from various ripped fabric leftovers, cutting dies and photo cut outs.

First the fabric scraps were attached to sturdy paper 

and then adorned with a few decorative stitches 

to create an interesting background in shabby chic style. 


I used here only a few MDF shapes as 3d effect and eyecatcher, 
sometimes less is more. 
They were only lightly primed with white gesso and highlighted 
with some glitter paint (gold, green) just a little, 
but it gives a wonderful effect when the sun shines on it.


some close up's



used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts


Sheet of Mini MDF Window Wood Shapes

 Ancestry MDF Wood Font - Create A Word - Max 4 Letters 


Bluebells - MDF Floral Wood Shape Style 48

Ivy Leaf Swag


Thanks for your visit!

Hope I could inspire you!


Happy crafting!




Sunday, February 13, 2022

Our time together with 13arts


Welcome creative friends!


I created suitable to our monthly theme Valentine 

a mixed media layout in vintage style.



 used 13arts products


Back in Time collection

papers, stamp, stencils, emphemera

Ayeeda Mist Chalk Dark Brown

some details


Happy crafting!


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Hello February - Mixed Media canvas with Dusty Attic


Welcome creative friends!


February has come  and I have discovered the first snowdrops

 and winter aconites in my garden. They are the first harbingers of spring here.

Cold, stormy winds are still whistling around the house 

and we see the sun far too seldom.   



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

Combined several nature chipboards, love this beautiful owl and grass cluster

with leftovers from laces, cutting dies and stamps.

by the way, the colours also match our monthly mood board 😀


some close up's 



I was inspired by a snowy owl and played with some feathers as fluffy ears and wings.

 Deco snow was glued on the body as a feather dress.


beautiful frame was firstly primed with white gesso,

 then embossed with  a Textured Impressions Folder (Sizzix  3D  'Lumber') 

and finally dry brushed with black gesso

it should look a little like birch bark

used Dusty Attic chipboards


Frame Medley 

 Notebook Edge Border

Grass Cluster #1

Mini Icicles


Owls #3

Toadstools #2


  I hope I could inspire you 😀

Thanks for your visit!


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Be creARTive - Album cover


Welcome creative friends!


In this eternally grey winter weather, it helps to get into a better mood with handicrafts. 

I made myself a mood book that gives me hope that spring will come soon. 


Today I want to share with you the cover.


I used a mixed media board as base for the album cover 
and covered it with fabric

Arch ATC was used as photo frame

some details


still had a small bird from

Songbird Trio on Spring Branch

left over, love to break up  parts, 
it often creates completely new impressions 
next to it three little willow catkins for the cuddle factor 😀


used MDF shapes from Calico Craft Parts


Rectangle Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board

 200 x 100 mm +2 holes

Ancestry MDF Wood Font - Create A Word

Hello Spring

Arch ATC Wood Blank with Plain Frame

Snowdrop - MDF Floral Wood Shape

Songbird Trio on Spring Branch MDF Wood Shape



soon there will also be a look inside the album


Thanks for your visit!

Hope I could inspire you!


Happy crafting!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Valentine ATC's with 13arts February Moodboard




Valentine's day is coming soon, and not only the day for lovers,

 but also a good opportunity to send a dear message to a friend. 

I was inspired to create two ATC's in vintage style,  

the romantic 'Rosalie'collection

from 13arts was perfect for this,  love this weathered wood background .


 Use at least two colors from the board for your project, at least one product of the @13arts .

 Please add the project on your IG site with the #13artsfeb22

Be inspired by our Moodboard, we are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge. 😍 

The winner will receive a giftpack full of @13arts products 

and will be our Guest Designer next month.


Have a good time 💕