Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Grandma and Jack

My grandmother and her eldest child, Jack

For this layout, I used some papers from the Remnants collection by Blue Fern Studios.

These are the dies I used:

Astoria Decorative Elements
- Spellbinders
Romantic Rectangles Two
- Spellbinders
Oval Majesty
- Spellbinders
Mini Ruffle Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
- Tim Holtz
Flourish #14
- Cheery Lynn Designs

Ornate Leaves
- Tattered Lace
(AliExpress - eshopmall Store)

As usual, I layered most of the die-cuts over a darker version, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.

All the chipboard pieces I used are by Wycinanka.

The Wycinanka web site didn't seem to have the particular Retro Station piece that I used but it is the same as the Decorative Corners pieces without the umbrellas and hat.

Fullness of Summer 3
- Wycinanka
Retro Station - Decorative Corners
- Wycinanka
Wild Rose Frame 1
Wild Rose Ornaments
- Wycinanka

I did a crackle finish on the Fullness of Summer pieces but didn't like the way it looked so I covered it with Nuvo Drops (Vintage Dusty Rose and Chocolate chip for the flowers and stem and Crystal Antique Rose for the leaves).  I also misted them with a bit of Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist and inked around the edges in brown to add dimension.  

For the Retro Station corner, Wild Rose Frame and ornament pieces, I coated them with Caramel Cream Nuvo Crystal Drops and then rubbed them lightly with Rose Gold Metallique Wax by Prima.

I also rubbed some of the Rose Gold Metallique Wax on the the jewelry pieces at the top left and bottom right corners and on the seed stems.

The large flower is an old Prima one from my stash.  The taupe ones are by Petaloo and the other flowers and bead stems are by 49 and Market.

Thanks you so much for taking a look!

Thursday, 6 June 2019


My mother and her younger sister in the 1940's

For this layout I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper for the background.

Beaumont - Remnants
Blue Fern Studios

I added smudges of yellow ochre Colorbox chalk ink randomly over the background to coordinate with the little flowers and the chipboard border.

These are the dies I used:

Rectangle Frames
 (AliExpress - HamyHo Cardstitched Store)
Doily Die
Paradise Ferns
- Tattered Lace
Flourish #13
- Cheery Lynn Designs

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Floral Lace Border
- Creative Embellishments

Thorn Flourish Pair
- Creative Embellishments

I heat-embossed the Floral Lace Border with Ranger Embossing Antiquities Ocher, then traced around the edges with an orange marker to add a bit more dimension to the colour.

I heat embossed the Thorn Flourish Pair with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel Aged Ochre and traced around the edges with a dark brown marker to accentuate the edges.

Here are some more close-ups:

The little flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, the larger ones are by Prima.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Grandma and her Father

My grandmother with her father

For this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper from their Vintage Remnants collection.

Paper 5 - Vintage Remnants
49 and Market

I also used some of the matching laser cut shapes (the berries and bird) from their Frame Set 2 and Frame Set 3.

These are the dies I used:

Lace Circle Frame
- AliExpress (Estelle's Craft Store)
Beaded Chains Essential Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Mini Delicate Doilies
- My Favorite Things

The Lace Circle Frame is a smaller version of the Architectural Lace Circle die by Tattered Lace.

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

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Collage Border - Blue Fern Studios
Brick Wall Panel - Dusty Attic

I blobbed some heavy gesso onto the Collage Border to create a lumpy texture.  I then painted it brown using a sponge stippler and rubbed pink paint on the raised areas with my fingertip.  I also rubbed the raised areas with some Rose Gold Metallique Wax by Prima.  

The brick pieces were painted white, sprayed with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist and then inked around the edges with Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk Ink.  

The flowers are a mixture of different brands (Prima, Little Birdie Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts).

I added some inexpensive jewelry and a metal filigree piece that I bought on ebay.   I rubbed the metal parts with the Rose Gold Metallique Wax as well.

Thank you so much for taking a look!