Thursday, 6 June 2019

Hug

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
(AliExpress)
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!




Monday, 20 May 2019

Maureen and Cecilia Again

Another photo of my mother Cecilia and her younger sister




For the background of this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper from their Tattered Garden collection.


Tattered Flourish - Tattered Garden
49 and Market




I  did some hand stitching along the edges and some stencilling on the background using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and a Clarity stencil brush.










These are the dies I used:

Velvet Lace Ruffle Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Beaded Chains Essential Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Chunky Lace
- Uniquely Creative
Mini Delicate Doilies
- My Favorite Things



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




These are the chipboard pieces I used:


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-Wycinanka
Morrocan (Moroccan) Accents
-Dusty Attic




I dabbed the Wycinanka flourishes with two colours of Prima Metallique Wax and melted it a bit with my heat gun.

Heather Hills - Metallique Wax
Prima - Finnabair
Sweet Rose - Metallique Wax
Prima - Finnabair







The Moroccan Accent piece was painted white and glazed with brown paint to antique it.  I then applied a think layer of glue and sprinkled with Seth Apter Embossing Powders Baked Velvet - Dusk and Lime.
I was going to leave it without heat embossing but the colour was a little too green for this layout so I misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang T-Bird Turquoise spray and dried it with the heat gun.  I then inked around the edges with Library Green Archival Ink.


Dusk - Baked Velvet
-Seth Apter 
Lime - Baked Velvet
-Seth Apter

T-bird Turquoise
Lindy's Stamp Gang







To finish, I added a few metal buttons and some inexpensive jewelry pieces I bought on AliExpress.















The larger flowers are all by 49 and Market.




Thank you so much for taking a look!