Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Hello Dusty FANattics!

Adri here with you and I am very excited to share with you my monthly project using some of Dusty Attic’s beautiful chipboard pieces.

This is a photo of my granddaughter I took of her on her 2nd birthday. The birthday message I wrote her is on the back of my layout reads:

It is time to celebrate the birthday of the most beautiful little princess who is celebrating her 2nd birthday.  Welcome to the world of terrific twos! It will be filled with rainbows, unicorns, and princesses. May you grow up to be all kinds of good, beautiful and wonderful. You give us so much happiness every day and, we all love you to pieces. We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and blessings. Happy 2nd birthday!

Here is my layout

This is how I dressed the chipboard pieces. All the wordplay chipboard pieces, as well as the page pebble, were lightly dry brushed with white gesso. Once dry I did the same with pink, yellow and turquoise acrylic paint. I also inked the edges with brown ink. My flowers are also dry brushed with these colours.

I painted the title with turquoise acrylic paint and then lightly dabbed yellow, pink and gold acrylic paint with a dry round sponge brush. The stem and leaves of the tiny wildflower were painted yellow and the berries pink. Once dry, I covered the berries with glossy accents and sprinkled with fine stardust glitter on top.

This is what the round sponge brush looks like.  My all-time favourite.

When everything was glued down I added some gold microbeads and made splatters with white gesso and black ink.

Here are some more close-ups.

These are the Dusty Attic pieces that I used.

Thank you for stopping by! Check out the Dusty Attic website for more awesome chipboard designs!

Thursday, 3 January 2019

{A day to remember...}

{A day to Remember…} Adri du Preez – January Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Adri here with you today. I am sharing my first layout as a Dusty Attic designer and I feel very honoured to be part of this talented and creative team. This beautiful mood board is perfect for vacation photos, however, I decided to use the photos of my little grandson Janco I took on his christening day. I used lots of cogs and one of the great Impact Titles.

Here is the mood board.

My journaling on the back of my layout reads:

Today was a celebration of faith, life and hope for the future, a joyful celebration. Along with lots of love and pride on this very special day we all said a little prayer for this young life so innocent and new, that God will bless this little boy that means the world to us in a very special way, and keep this precious little life forever in the shelter of His care. As his Grandparents, we promise to help him, lead him, encourage him, and love him. 

Here is my layout.

To create the background I dabbed distress oxides on plastic packaging.  Spitz with water, fold in half, opened and randomly dabbed the plastic to the white cardstock background until I achieved the desired look. I used different shades of blues to match the mood board.  I then randomly stamped with a background stamp and word stamps.

Next step was to paint all the chipboard.  Here are some close-ups. 

I painted all the cogs as well as the title with dark blue acrylic paint and let it dry and then dabbed white, turquoise and gold acrylic paint with a sponge.

I coloured the edges of the Quoted Sentiment with a brown ink pad.

I painted all the foliage with turquoise acrylic paint and let it dry and then dabbed white and gold acrylic paint with a sponge.

Some more close-ups.

When everything was glued down I added some beads and made splatters with white gesso and black ink.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

DA2093 - Impact Titles - A day to remember

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you find some time to play along with the mood board.  Please visit the Dusty Attic website for more beautiful chipboard designs!

Adri Du Preez

Sunday, 28 October 2018


Here is my layout for the main challenge at More than Words. How perfect does the gown my daughter is wearing match the pattern paper?   I used the Lady Pattern Paper Ooh La Limited’s Rainbow Party collection. Lady Pattern Paper is a designer from Cape Town, and she enriches the scrapbook industry in South-Africa with her stunning and fun-filled designs.
To me, the word leisure means the time when you are not working and you can relax and do things you enjoy…me time.

I love paint, gesso or ink splatters.  They add just the right touches to my layouts.

My journaling on the back of my layout reads :

The 19th of October was my daughter’s birthday and I treated her to a long overdue and much-needed spa day.  Wow!  It was an amazing day, and I wish I could hit the pause button. There is an urgent need to get away more, especially in the times we live in. What better way to escape into another world at a spa, enjoying a day of relaxation, good food, and great company, leaving you inspired and energized and you get plenty of time for quiet reflection relaxing your mind and soul in a pampering atmosphere. I reckon we need to take a spa day at least once a month, but it is easier said than done. Spending quality time with my daughter is moments filled with happiness.

Here is my layout :

Monday, 15 October 2018

{Happy birthday....}

This is my little granddaughter Mila’s second birthday party.  I used the Lady Pattern Paper Ooh La Limited’s Rainbow Party collection. I also used Silhouette designs.

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