Monday, 6 May 2019

Rachel


My great-grandmother Rachel



For this layout, I used a piece of Ciao Bella paper for the background.


La Traviata paper pad - Ciao Bella





These are the dies I used:


Doily 3
- ScrapMan
Schiffli
- Tattered Lace
Mini Ruffled Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Large Sweet Peony
- Heartfelt Creations
Small Sweet Peony
- Heartfelt Creations
Happy Birthday Frame
- ZFParty (AliExpress)
My Favorite Things
- Four Corners
Flower Circle
-Store No.4772042 (AliExpress)



I made the burgundy flowers using the Sweet Peony dies, Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold as well as the stylus tool from their Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold - Heartfelt Creations




Instead of misting the white die-cuts with water before running the mold through my BigShot, I brushed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Burnt Umber Vintage Spray and Autum Maple Crimson Shimmer Spray (a very messy process but I liked the end result).  I then used a glue gun to layer the die-cut flowers and finished them off with some Prills in the center.



These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Celtic Border 3
- Creative Embellishments

Dripping Heart Lace Border
- Creative Embellishments

Fancy Trim #7
- Dusty Attic



I heat-embossed the Creative Embellishment borders with Stampendous Seasonings Embossing Enamel and the Dusty Attic Trim with Stampendous Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel.



  











This is the mould I used:

Curio Findings - Prima


I used Sculpey UltraLight to make the curio pieces.  After baking and cooling the pieces, I painted them with brown Prima Rust Paste.  I then rubbed and brushed them lightly with a couple of colours of Prima Metallique Wax (Rich Copper and Old Silver). 










I also used the Rich Copper wax on the metal flourish and little plastic medallion pieces in the flower clusters.








Thank you so much for taking a look.






Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Allan, Bernice and Elsie

My uncle Allan and aunts Bernice and Elsie




For this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper for the background and Maja Design papers for some of the die-cuts.


Paper No. 09 - Vintage Remnants
49 and Market

Jeans & Shirt -Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Leather - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Summer Shirt - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Worn Indigo - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Worn Indigo (bs) - Denim & Friends
Maja Design




These are the dies I used:


Jasper Doily - Couture Creations
Baroque Border - ArtScrap (AliExpress)
Flower and Leaf Assortments Set 2
Fleurs
Flourish #13
Cheery Lynn Designs
Mini Ruffle Rectangles
Tattered Lace
Square Frames
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ferns
Tattered Lace




For the leaf and flower die-cuts, I traced around them with a marker to accentuate the edges.  The larger die-cuts were layered over a black copy and offset slightly to create a faux shadow.  To make the small spiky flowers, I layered the small flower die-cuts and glued some Prills in the center using Perfect Paper Adhesive.  I transfered some of the adhesive to a small fine-tipped bottle for more precise application.






These are the chipboard pieces I used:


Flutter Page Dangles
Blue Fern Studios
Spring Trinkets
Blue Fern Studios



I painted the chipboard pieces dark brown then applied Prima Texture Paste - White Crackle.  When that was dry I rubbed brown ink overtop to "antique" it and accentuate the cracks.  I also traced around the edges with a brown marker to make it "pop" off the page a bit more.  Nuvo Vintage Drops in Bonnie Blue was applied to the floral parts of the Spring Trinket pieces.












I added a few touches of blue watercolour around the page and applied some Prima Art Stones.  I mixed the 3 different sizes of the art stones in a small cup, poured some Perfect Paper Adhesive overtop, stirred to coat the stones and applied them with a palette knife (scraping small clumps off with a tooth pick). 




I also applied a few eyelets and did some punching randomly around the edges of the page.




Thank you so much for taking a look!








Monday, 22 April 2019

Picnic

My husband's grandmother (second from left) circa 1920




For this layout, I used a piece of 49 and Market paper from their Vintage Remnants collection for the background.  I used the bonus sheet located on the backside of the cover sheet from the Collection Pack.



I did some machine embroidery stitching along the edge of the page.  Switching direction at the corners made the stitches there a bit messy looking so I covered them with some tiny buttons and some Prills.






The stencilling on the background was done using a Clarity Stencil Brush with ink.



Bloom - Kaisercraft
Gothic Romance (6x6) - Crafter's Workshop







These are the dies I used:

Vintage Lace Doily
- ArtScrap (AliExpress)
Marvelous Squares
-Spellbinders
Velvet Lace Mini Ruffle Squares
-Tattered Lace
Ornate Leaves
- Tattered Lace
Ferns
-Tattered Lace
Doily Edge Essential Squares
-Tattered Lace




These are the chipboard pieces I used:


Lace Border 1
- Creative Embellishments


Autumn Leaves
- Creative Embellishments


I embossed the chipboard pieces with a couple of different colours of Distress Embossing Powders,  using clear ink all over and applying one colour of powder all over.  After that was heated and cooled, I applied clear ink with an embossing marker to some parts and embossed with the second colour.  The colour of the Lace Border wasn't quite what I wanted so I rubbed some paint overtop to better match the orange flowers.











Here are some more closeups:
















Thank you so much for taking a look!