Thursday, 20 November 2014

Dusty Attic


I've been having fun this week channeling my inner grunge queen for this layout for Dusty Attic. Here's what I made:

I find it so easy to use chipboard on projects. It's just so versatile. I thought I'd show you how you can use chippie shapes to create completely new shapes. Those circles are actually viewfinders and the arrows under one of the circles plus the corner frames on the photo are actually arms of crosses.

Here are some closies:

To show you what I mean, here are some of the the products I used to make new shapes:

And here's how I grunged them up:

Step 1
Cut the long arm from a cross and swipe Alabaster Dusty in Colour paint across a few places of the remaining piece with your finger.

Step 2
Randomly ink a few places with a brown stamp.

Step 3
Draw on Gelatos in a few places and rub in with a baby wipe.

Step 4
Add Bronze Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts to random sections.

Step 5
Add Carbon Metallic Melts to other sections.

The finished piece:

To finish off this piece I took a Page Pebble, smudged a bit of Alabaster paint over it with my finger, inked the edge and used a brown pen to make the word stand out more. I then layered it on a View Finder and an Ornate Cross that I had treated in the method above.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Adore how you've altered the chippy.....& your melts are sensational....loving those colours.....clever cookie! I just got the latest SBM today, & I see that same chippy [trellis-ish one?] that you 'worked' in your article there.....really enjoyed reading it!!!

  2. Priceless photo. Beautiful page with the diagonal arrangement.

  3. This layout is so lovely! I love the colors and the aged look you have achieved is marvellous! Special photo too!

  4. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the hearts and all the chipboard goodies!!!!!!!

  5. What a beautiful layout Heather. I just love the colors and pic but a big awesome for how you have done the chippies. Love them and will have to give them a try myself. Hugs xx

  6. Gorgeous LO, love how you change up those chipboard pieces - fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. So gorgeous!! Lots of beautiful layers!

  8. Wow Heather! What a beautiful layout! Awesome photo surrounded by so many fab embellishments! Love the altered chipboard and all the pretty blossoms!

  9. Fantastic techniques with the chippies,great LO and what a handsome young man!

  10. Stunning combine grunge so beautifully with flowers.