Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Little christmas lantern


Hello everyone!


Have you seen the latest 3D lantern kits at Calico Craft Parts???

Amazing,  also as a gift idea to assemble yourself.

You can glue them together quickly with wood glue. 

I chose the option  -Engraved - with some filgree snowflakes.

Extra Tip!

There is a small hole in the centre of the lantern

 to fit the tip of an electric tea light, 

the plastic sleeve acts as a small base, great!




I decorated the lantern with some slightly glittering snow effects, 

after all, we're all dreaming of white christmas, right? 😀


Perspex windows were sprayed with ice crystal spray, 

the ice flower effect on the panes creates a magical atmosphere.

I also glued the little boy with the sledge in the middle of the lantern

 (the shape was cut in two and glued offset). 

The lighting creates interesting shadow effects.


 used MDF shapes




Thanks for stopping by...until next time!

🎇  Wish you a beautiful advent season  🎇


Saturday, December 9, 2023

The other bucket list



 Hello everyone!


 December has started, and everyone is searching for the ideal present again. 

But there are more significant things, especially during this time of year.

 This is the focus of my project today. 

I created a canvas with a modified wish list that serves

 as a reminder of the special moments of the Christmas season.




some close up's


  used chipboards  


Hanging Lamp #1
Wordpl@y #4 BLACK
Christmas Ornaments Mini
Ornate Pendants #1
Stars #4


 Thanks for your visit!
Happy Advent season!


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The first Frost


 Hello everyone!


 November - that unloved month between golden October with its glowing foliage,

 and the frosty December, that magical but often very hectic time.

 The first frosty November nights  freeze the last summer flowers and Halloween pumpkins 

and cover everything with a soft blanket of snow. 

 This mood inspired me to use a new mixed media board in the shape of a pumpkin. 

In a blue mood, I designed the background with a stencil and acrylics. 

The little forest elf spreads some warmth with her little light in this dark landscape 

covered with hoarfrost.




some details


 used MDF shapes




 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!



Thursday, November 23, 2023

Autumn Album with Dusty Attic


  Hello everyone!



I'm back with a new inspiration created with our monthly Moodboard. 

I share with you four album pages for a personal Autumn Album.

 The colours reminds me of  beautiful autumn days

 in the colourful foliage of golden October.


   used chipboards  



 Wheat #3 Small

Corn Rows 

Corn Stalks


Mini Pumpkins

Mini Mushrooms 

 Botanic Runners #4

Christmas Berries #1

Magic Mushrooms #4

Mini Fern Fronds

Leaves #4 




some details




some details




some details



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
so you can choose your very own designs.

 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Opa Gnom


Hello everyone!


Today I'd like to introduce you to the inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest, 

who probably come and go quite often in the big mushroom


some details



Special Tip


You can also make a sitting Opa Gnom from a standing one. 

After all, an old man wants comfort.

Just break the legs twice OMG 😀

and then glue them back together at a 90° angle.



used MDF shapes


Old Man of The Forest - MDF Woodland Folk Shape

 Opa Gnom - MDF Woodland Folk Form 

 Coulemelle Mushroom

 Fallen Tree Branch

 Deco Vine MDF Wood Corner Embellishment - Style 48

Mushrooms - Fungi MDF Wood Shape - Style 13

Maidenhair Fern MDF Wood Shape - Style 1

Running Hare

Sheet of Mini Insects - MDF Wood Shapes Style 1



 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

In a mysterious woodland


Hello everyone!


 Today I present you another newly designed 3d kit. It is a giant mushroom 

(I chose the 3mm version) that can be made as a toadstool or a boletus.

It has become a wonderful autumn table decoration for me, 

creating a charming and cosy atmosphere with the help of a simple electric tea light.









 Creative Tip


The visible joints on the stem of the mushroom were disrupting the overall appearance,
 so I chose to cover them. 
I decided to use a thicker, monochrome scrapbook paper.
 I cut it to size, using the plate left over from pressing out the MDF parts as a template. 
 The paper was then lightly moistened and covered with a wood pattern 
using a 3D embossing folder. 
 Then glued on and colour matched accordingly with dry brush technique.

some close up's


used MDF shapes






 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!