Dusty Attic March 2018 Mood Board – A Captured Moment

Good Morning Dusty Attic Fans!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the March Mood Board Challenge.

For my layout, I decided to use the pink and blue tones along with some flowers.

Farrel Tailor Layout

The papers I used some oldies by Prima – Printery Collection and Almanac Collection. To create a watercolour effect, I used the smooshing technique with Distress Oxides Broken China and Tattered Rose. I also added some text stamping to the background.


I covered all my chipboard using White Gesso. For the Mini Captions #11 title piece, I used Dylusions Vanilla Custard Spray and lightly dabbed onto the chipboard with a sponge.


Here I have used Marrakesh Trellis Small and have trimmed around the outside to remove the border and covered with white gesso. Once dry, I then sprayed some  Dylusions Spray Vanilla Custard and then lightly dabbed some Dylusions Paint Peony Blush using a sponge.


Next I used Iron Garnish #3  and again used the Dylusions paint Peony Blush with a small amount of white paint to tone it down a little and applied it with a sponge. I then cut the chipboard down the center to create a corner border.

Farrel Tailor Layout

To finish off the layout, I added some stitching stamps by Bo Bunny and some flowers by 49 and Market.

Dusty Attic Products


Iron Garnish #3


Marrakesh Trellis Small


Mini Captions #11

For you chance to win a $50 voucher, all you have to do is link your entry to the right hand side of the blog with your name and country. Remember the only “rule” is that there is Dusty Attic Chipboard on your entry.

Thanks for dropping by xx




Discover Adventure – Dusty Attic February Mood Board

Hello everyone!!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the amazing Dusty Attic February Mood board. I love these kinds of mood boards as they are perfect for those boy layouts.

So here is the mood board. Remember to go in the draw to win a $50 voucher make sure you head on over to the Dusty Attic blog to enter your creations.


And this is what I created – If you would like to see how I created this please feel free to watch my process video below.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Feb

All the chipboard I covered with black gesso and then used Prima Rust Effect paste on the mini cogs, scribble frame and cyclone wire chipboard.


I added some Prima Art Alchemy Waxes to the Clockworks Small, Roman Numerals and Industrial Stars.


For my title, I painted “Discover” & “Adventure” from the Word Play #3 set and then heat embossed using Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Bronze.


Dusty Attic Products Used

Clockworks Small


Cyclone Wire


Industrial Stars


Roman Numerals


Scribble Frame Set Small


Mini Cogs #2


Word Play #3


Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create using the February mood board xx


Boys will be Boyz Mixed Media Layout

Today I am sharing with you my newest creation for The Crafter’s Workshop. I love creating grungy masculine layouts and I actually got my inspiration from the More than Words Challenge.

So this is what I created – if you want to see the full tutorial please click here to go to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

So the brief was to create something that is inspired by the word ” Birthday” and has to have at least 2 tags. This photo of Noah on this 13th birthday last month was perfect – spending time at his favourite place doing what he loves with is best friends.


Products I used

The Crafter’s Workshop Products TCW737 Love Sonnet, TCW248s Mini Cubist, TCW9001 White Gesso, TCW9011 Matte Clear Gel Medium, TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Dusty Attic ProductsPage Pebbles #10, Mini Skull & Xbone, Pointer Hands, Boys will be Boyz

7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days papers and tags, 7 Dots Studio Word Stickers – Fortune Teller, Colour Blast Australia Pastes – Steel, Stormy Weather and Dusty Charcoal, VivaLasVegaStamps!, Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks – Faded Jeans and Black Soot, Prima Color Bloom Spray – Cobalt and  Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Midnight Rendezvous Raven.

Here are some close ups!!



Thanks for dropping by xx


You Matter To Me – Dusty Attic January 2018 Mood Board Challenge

Today I am sharing my take on this month’s mood board by Dusty Attic… and I just say how stunning is it?! Every girl loves a bit of glitz and glamour and this sure has both!


And here is my take on the mood board

main photo

For my background I used have used Prima Color Bloom Sprays – Gold Foil and Golden Walnut, along with some script stamping and heat embossing.

I covered all my chipboard with white gesso, I then glitter embossed the Decorative 6×4 chipboard frame and painted the title and leaves with Gold Gesso. I also painted my large fabric flower with Gold Gesso. The Dusty Attic Blooms I sprayed with Prima Gold Foil spray and added some gold Kindy Glitz.

Then to finish it off I added some splatters using watered down white gesso and Gold Foil and Golden Walnut spray.

Dusty Attic Products Used


Decorative 6×4 Frame Set


Foliage #8


Iron Garnish #2


You matter to me


Mini Tabs #5 Black


Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil Flowers

For your chance to win one of two $50 Prize Vouchers from the Dusty Attic Website, all you have to do use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation and link it up to the Dusty Attic blog … we can’t wait to see what you create – good luck!!!




These Are Treasured Memories layout

Hi Everyone, I’m back today to share with you my interpretation of the Dusty Attic December Mood Board. These colours are just amazing and I decided to use these colours as the base of my layout.

mood board

And this is what I came up with…


I started by using 7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy pp – Cloud Watching and white Cardstock as my base. Then mixed some white gesso with Distress Stain Peacock Feathers to create a light blue paint.


Using my fingers I applied the paint onto my paper and used a heat tool to dry. I then applied Nuvo Embellishment Mouse – Pacific Teal using a baby wipe in a swiping motion. I then put a small amount of white gesso onto the baby wipe to help blend the mouse.


I also used the same mousse around the edges of the my photo mount before adhering my photo.


Next I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Shabby Turbine Teal to create depth around the torn edges of my paper using a paint brush and some water.


I then added some texture by using TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste and TCW662s Mini Tile Mania stencil.


Now for the chippy!!! I used Dusty Attic Geometric Border, Geometric Corners  and cut them into smaller pieces so I could build a layer with them. I then painted them and the  String Frames Small with Prima Acrylic Paint Sparks – Raven Black. Once dry I then adhered them onto my layout.


I then used my finger to apply a small amount of Prima Acrylic Sparks Paint – Mermaid Sparkle and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal to the geometric pieces.


I also added some stamping using Stampers Anonymous stamps – Ultimate Grunge and Slight Alterations with Ranger Archival Ink – Watering Can.


Then to finish it off I used These Are Treasured Moments chipboard and lightly covered with white gesso using a make up sponge and then blended Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal around the edges. And adhered a tab from Mini Tabs #7 Black.


Here are the amazing products I used from Dusty Attic






Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to join us this month for the December Mood board Challenge xx

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Explore & Make Today Count Mixed Media Layout

I can’t believe we are in December!! This year has really gone fast….well new month can only mean 1 thing – New Scrap The Boys Challenge over on the STB blog. Here is the challenge

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For this month’s challenge I decided to use the colours and the shape of the tree (triangle) and this is what I created.

Dec challenge

Materials Used – Penelope Dee Photogenic PP – Photograph, Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet, Abondoned Coral & Candied Apple), Prima Color Bloom Spray – Fir Needles, Colour Blast Australia – Paste Apple of my Eye, Zing Embossing Powder – Leaf, 13arts Ayeeda Ink – Yellow, TCW White Gesso, Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Fresh Orange, TCW 6×6 stencil – Mini Harlequin, 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes stamp set, Darkroom Door Border Stamp – Numbers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Blueprint Explore, Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane stamp set, Tim Holtz Quotations Stickers & Versfine Onyx Black

Here are some close ups of the layout



Thanks for dropping by and I would love to see what you create for this month’s challenge xx


Capture This Moment Mixed Media Layout

Hi Everyone – Today I am sharing with you all my take on the November Dusty Attic November Moodboard

I absolutely love this board and I was inspired by the rust, numbers, keys and the corrugated iron.

Nov Moodboard

I covered my Corrugated Cardstock with Prima Acrylic Paint Metallique – Silver Spoon and Rust Paste.


I covered  Industrial Globes, Vintage Keys, Cog Cluster, Geometric Corners, Cog Border #3 and Roman Numerals with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Silver Spoon and Brass Hardware and then applied Prima Rust Paste


For the Capture This Moment chipboard title, I covered it with White Gesso and sprayed Distressed Stain Spray – Faded Jeans

To see me in action please click on the video below

Other Materials Used: Blue Fern Studios Chesterville pp, Prima French Riviera pp, Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp, Prima Marketing Inc Rust Paste, Prima Marketing Inc Acrylic Metallique Paint – Silver Spoon & Brass Hardware, The Crafters Workshop – TCW381s Mini Quatrefoil Revd, White Gesso, Modeling Paste & Clear Gesso, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans spray, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers Bavarian Blue & Bratwurst Brown, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Steampunk Sepia

Thanks for dropping by xx

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