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!





Monday, 8 April 2019

Olive and Camille with a Friend

My paternal grandfather's cousins (Olive and Camille) with a friend




For the background of this layout I used a digital paper that I printed up on a large format printer.


Charm of the Good Old Days - pp1a
ManuDesignStudio


I ripped and distressed the edges of the paper and inked them with Library Green Archival Ink.  I layered this over a piece of burlap and a piece of black paper.  The edges of the black paper were coloured slightly by rubbing them with Patina Gilders Paste Wax and Library Green Archival Ink.




The background was stencilled lightly with Jet Black Archival Ink using a Clarity stencil brush.  I then went over the stencilled areas adding hints of colour with a marker.

Flourish
Memory Box


I also did some stamping on the background using brown ink.


Mark Makers
Seth Apter
Pathways
Seth Apter







These are the dies I used:


Detailed Scallops
Spellbinders
Oval Majesty
Spellbinders
Leafy Accents
Heartfelt Creations
Miniature Swift
 Charisma Velvet Daisies
Tattered Lace
Tattered Florals
Bigz die
Sizzix
Tatttered Floral Garland
Decorative Strip die
Sizzix



The pale yellow flowers were made with the Tattered Floral dies.  I used the 3D Floral Basics shaping mold by Heartfelt Creations to help shape the flower layers.  The centers for these two flowers were made by layering the Miniature Velvet Daisies die-cuts and gluing some microbeads in the middle.








I made the leaves using the Heartfelt Creations coordinating Leafy Accents die, stamp and 3D Shaping Mold.






This is the chipboard set I used:


Decorative Flourish Set
Dusty Attic


I painted the Flourish pieces dark brown and used a palette knife to apply crackle paste mixed with some green paint overtop (cleaning up the edges with a needle).  After that was dry, I rubbed a liberal amount of Patina Gilders Paste Wax overtop and then lightly added some Vintage Gold Metallique wax by Prima.  Then I glued on some Spruce Willis Prills.










Thanks so much for taking a look!







Sunday, 25 November 2018

Thomas and His Bride

My great-grandfather and his bride on their wedding day




For this layout I used a piece of Ciao Bella paper from their La Traviata collection.








I did some stencilling on the background using Clarity stencil brushes and Distress Inks (Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs).
Clarity Stencil Brushes

Prima
Checker 6"x6"






I also did some hand-stitching on the background and on the photo mat.









These are the dies I used:


Cheery Lynn Designs
Daphne Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ambergris Tiny Doily
Spellbinders
Decorative Labels Eight
Cheery Lynn Designs
Carnivale Border
Tattered Lace
Nested Beaded Chains
Essential Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourish #13



As usual, I layered the die-cuts over a darker version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.






This is the chipboard piece I used:



Creative Embellishments
Vintage Flourish 3



I coated the flourish with heavy gesso, let it dry and rubbed it with Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I then applied some Scattered Straw Stickles and poured some Fuzzy Navel Prills overtop.






A few of the flowers (the yellow and pink daisies) are old ones from my stash (by Prima I think), a couple of them I made myself a number of years ago but never used and the rest are by 49 and Market.


Vintage Shades Botanical Blends - Cerise
Vintage Shades Potpourri - Cerise









Thank you so much for taking a look!