Monday, September 28, 2015

Love Little Moments...The Dusty Attic

Welcome Dusty Attic Lovers!! I am here with a new layout using the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. I found a gorgeous piece of KaiserCraft paper imprinted with a frame, which was the color inspiration to this layout. I loved the antique looking old frame gilded design on the paper. I wanted my chipboard to match that old gilded feeling. I also wanted an old world feeling, so I added distressed layers using the Dusty Attic corrugated cardboard tucked under here and there. I wet it, distressed it a bit, then added color with sprays.

To get the look of gilded paint on the chip board was very easy. I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang  Mission Bells Brown Starburst spray onto a non stick craft mat. The chipboard was then swirled into the spray until it all soaked up. This left parts of fine gold mica powder blended into the color brown of the spray without leaving defined spots. Perfectly blended and oh so easy. To seal it, I added a very light coat of Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish.

I did the same to the title. I used words from 2 different sets. The word LOVE came from Word Pack #19. The Little Moments caption came from Mini Captions #6.

I love the Leaves #2. They are so light and airy looking.  I placed a few of them on my non stick craft mat and sprayed them with water until they were soaked through. I waited a few minutes then I peeled them in half turning 1 leaf into 2. This made them easier to bend and shape after they were sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang Rusty Lantern Lime Starburst spray. I then tucked them into the flower clusters.The Brown flowers were colored with Mission Bells Brown and the Coral Flowers were sprayed with Lindys Wild Honeysuckle Coral Starburst Spray.

I post processed the photo in PhotoShop CS6 to give it an antique light sepia color to blend in with the rest of the layout. I brushed on  some Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish on the photo, since it is shiny, there is a glare. This coated the photo and came out beautifully. Be careful when doing this and make sure your photo can handle mediums. Some ink jet printer photos may smear when mediums are added. I coat mine with Epson Ecoprint Shield in a matte finish. This creates a non porous surface to work with.

This view just shows the layers and dimension created on this layout. I sprayed some cheese cloth with a combo of both Mission Bells Brown and Wild Honeysuckle Coral, then tucked it underneath the top layer. You can see how light and airy the leaves look.

 Thank you for stopping by today!! Check out the Dusty Attic store for lots of new products. The newest chip board designs are Fabulicious!!
Signing off for The Dusty Attic today!!

Dusty Attic Products Used:
                                                       Dusty Attic corrugated cardboard
                                                    Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish

Leaves #2.

                                                                   a Mini Captions #6

                                                                       Word Pack #19.

Lindys Products Used:


  1. O-M-G! Lisa! This is GORGEOUS! WOW! This one should be framed. The love you put into these layouts of Charlotte shine through! Incredible - absolutely incredible.

  2. This is AMAZING! I really loved reading about your process. I cannot believe what you did with one sheet of printed frame. I would never have even given it a second look as a sheet of paper - but you made it into a work of art, and a darling tribute to this sweet little cutie baby girl! :)

  3. This is entirely Fabuluos!! That frame looks real, I literally thought it was at first, it really pulls you in. So very Gorgeous!!! You're so lucky to have the most PRECIOUS subject ;) xo

  4. Lisa,
    What a most gorgeous design and layout. I really love, love the vintage feel you have created. The paper with the frame looks quite real on first glance and your colors, chippies and flowers are beautiful. And, of course, Ms. Charlotte Rose is so lovely!


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!