Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dusty Attic - Mini Dream Catcher


Quick post today playing catch up to share a little dreamcatcher I created for Dusty Attics August moodboard. I loved everything about this mood board but I was particularly drawn to the gorgeous dreamcatchers on it, so I decided to create my own.

'Wild & Free'

This little dreamcatcher was super easy to create. The base was the Dusty Dream Catcher #1, I cut out the chipboard threading and replaced with my own out of natural thin jute twine.

I like the soft texture the natural jute twine created. For some extra embellishing I added the 2 smaller Laurel Sprigs from the Dusty Laurel Sprigs chippy sheet. They fitted perfectly because they were already that slightly rounded shape, I then added the smaller deer head and antlers to the top. To add even more embellishing I then added a few gorgeous Prima flowers to add a splash of soft pastel colour.

For the title of the dream catcher I used some of the new Dusty Mini Tabs and Decorative Dots. I left these the natural colour of the chipboard. For added interest I then layered the 2 Heart Buttons from the My Heart Smiles With You title set.

To the bottom piece of the dream catcher I added a few extra Dusty chippy pieces as well. I added a small cog, 2 small feathers to the feathers that were already there and 2 small leafy pieces from the Boho Skull chippy sheet. To add softness I then added some contrasting cotton threads and wool pieces.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0745 Dream Catcher #1
DA1469 Laurel Sprigs
DA1728 Deer Heads
DA1816 Decorative Dots
DA1802 Mini Tabs #5
DA1799 My Heart Smiles With You
DA1733 Boho Skull
DA0650 Mini Feathers
DA0689 Mini Cogs

961541 Finnabair Texture Paste - Clear Crackle
961442 Finnabair Heavy Gesso - White
Prima Flowers
Cotton Thread


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Dusty Attic - Altered Birdcage

Dropping in today sharing a altered birdcage that I was asked to create as a gift for a friend. I was super nervous creating this for someone else to give as a gift but luckily for me they loved it and I was so so happy about that.


So to create the roof of the birdcage I wet and folded the large Wrought Iron chipboard piece from the Dusty Wrought Iron set. Once the chipboard is wet the chipboard is very easy to shape.

For added interest to the roof I then used the large trim piece from the Dusty Wrought Iron Trim set. This was cut into 3 pieces, then wet and folded to the desired shape.

To create the texture on the cage Finnabair Rust Paste was used and then to allow a little sparkle A wash of Finnabair Acrylic Paint Metallique Brass Hardware.

To the front of the cage I then added a Prima vine which was painted with black gesso, then given a brushing with Finnabair waxes, Royal Robes and Vintage Gold. Royal Robes reflects purple which was the gift receivers favourite colour, its simply beautiful!

I then added another of her favorite things...butterflies! The Dusty Flutterbies were perfect for this.

To finish off I then added chains and one of the new Dusty Word Tags...so love these!

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0574Y Wrought Iron Design Set
DA0547 Wrought Iron Trim Set
DA0766 Flutterbies #3
DA1818 Word Tags #2 Black
DA1747 Mystic Flourish 

963576 Finnabair Rust Paste
963958 Finnabair Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
964252 Finnabair Opal Magic Wax - Royal Robes
963095 Finnabair Acrylic Paint - Brass Hardware
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black


Monday, September 25, 2017

Dusty Attic - Moodboard Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic September Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the September Mood Board.

So bright and colourful!

This is my interpretation...

'Summer Days'

So I was inspired by the eye on the board and the colours. To create the centre cluster I used the Dusty Attic Peacock Feather set.

I wet the chipboard peacock feathers and slightly pulled apart to give more of a full lot of lashes. The title is from some of the new Dusty Wordpl@y titles. These are fantastic as they come in black and natural colouring.

I added multiple layers of cotton thread for added texture and finally finished with a sprinkling of Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0568 Peacock Feathers
DA1791 Wordpl@y #7 BLACK
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2