Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friends from East Coast to West Coast ~ Dusty Attic ~

 Hi there, I have been having fun playing with some inks, paints, masks and stamps on this layout for Dusty Attic. I was feeling stuck and uninspired so I grabbed my dusty Sketch and stuck the photo down and just went for it. It was so much fun to stick down and layer up. I usually work out where everything is going then stick down. I have used the new release Dusty Attic Compass Rose, Corner Flourish #3 and the new Dusty Blooms.

This was the fun part, payers upon layers of inks, paints and stamps......
  • I started this layout by Sticking down the photo then penciling some lines that I machine stitched over. 
  • I lightly sprayed the top right and bottom left corners with some inks, I have used a mix of Smooch Inx and Glimmer Mist, but I am sorry I can't remember what colours I used.
    I cut a piece of cardstock to cover the photo when I did this step.
  • Next I used Truffle - Mix'd Media Inx  and a crafters template stencil to ink the dots around the photo. 
  • Then taking some Burnished Copper, Pale Gold and Smoked Pearl - Jo Sonja paint I used a plastic card to scrape the paint through the stitched panel going over the stitching. Avoiding the photo.
  • Using Smoked Pearl - Jo Sonja paints I stamped the flourish pattern from the bottom left and top right using my new Donna Downey - Prima foam stamp
  • I finished off this step with spray some more glimmer mist over the top right and bottom left  corners over the stamped flourish.
  • The Chipboard pieces where inked in black then I rubbed some gold Rub & Buff over them before coating them with some crackle accents
  • Once I worked out where my clusters were going to go I added black flourish rub ons to the layout.

  • The new Dusty Attic Blooms were perfect for this layout! The colours are so rich and gorgeous.

This was my Dusty Attic Sketch for April that was my inspiration this month.


Dusty Attic
Compass Rose - DA0686
Corner Flourish #3 - DA0623

Dusty in Bloom
Smokey Blue - DA0802
Champagne Kisses - DA0801

Mix'd Media InksTruffle
Smooch Spritz & Glimmer Mist
Jo Sonja paint - Burnished Copper, Pale Gold and Smoked Pearl
Gold Rub & Buff
Black INk
Ranger -Inkssentials - Crackle Medium
7 Dots Studio - Dreamer
Prima - Alphas
Basic Grey Rub Ons
Denim Strips
Machine Stitching

The Crafters Workshop - Dots All Around
Donna Downey - Prima foam stamp

Helmar Tiger Grip 
Double sided tape & 3D Foam Tape!

Thanks for Dropping By!
Take Care!
Michelle x


  1. Beautiful LO!! I love all the heartfelt details you add to your work. For someone that was feeling uninspired your work is amazing and beautiful:)

  2. You did a great job! Very creative!

  3. Adorable...your approach towards designing inspires me a lot...


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