Friday 9 January 2015


This is my entry for the January 2015 Scrap Around the World challenge.

My mother (left) with three of her sisters in the 1940's

Well, I've finally taken the plunge and entered my first challenge at Scrap Around the World.  Click here to go to the challenge.  I was inspired by the vintage theme and particularly the pink roses and patina on the keys.

Scrap Around the World - January 2015 Mood Board

On the background paper (from the Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful line),  I did a bit of stencilling with gesso, some stamping and splattering with paint.  This was the first time I've really tried to do a heavy splattering with paint and I'm not sure I approached the technique wisely.  I think I ended up with more paint splattered on the table, my clothes and my face than on the paper, lol.

Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Deluxe Set
Inkadinkado stamp set - Meadow Flowers
Crafter's Workshop stencil - North Star

These are some of the dies and punches I used:

Cheery Lynn die - Horizon Rectangle
My Favorite Things die - Mini Delicate Doilies
Spellbinders die - Romantic Rectangles 2

EK Success Punch - Abstract Flower
Cheery Lynn die - Daphne Doily
Lifestyle Crafts die - Nesting Doily Circles

 On the chipboard fence I applied crackle paint.  The chipboard leaves were coated with thick gesso and then inked (with a lot of heavy layers of different colours until I ended up with a colour I liked). I then dabbed them lightly with white paint using my finger to highlight some of the texture and applied brown marker around the edges.

Dusty Attic chipboard - Mini Picket Fence
Creative Embellishments chipboard - Flourish 10

I tried to mimic the patina on the keys from the moodboard on some mini metal keys and metal brads that I layered using a foam glue dot.  I dabbed on Vintaj Patina paints in marble, rust and verdigris.

I bought the old brooch on eBay several years ago and finally found a use for it.  I pulled off the top flower to use separately.

Thanks for taking a look.


  1. Tracy, this is absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous! You are such a phenomenal artist who pays close attention to details. So many interesting elements to ooo and awe over! You definitely nailed the patina look PERFECTLY! WOW! This is stunning to say the least!

  2. Amazing work Tracy, I love all these textures, so much to see in the closeups! Thank you for joining our challenge at SATW!

  3. WOOHOO!! Now this is a gorgeous layout!! I just love it with the beautiful papers and the design filled with delicious details!
    Thank you for joining at SATW!

  4. Wow! This is fantastic! So much for the eyes to see! Beautiful punch work with the borders and your flower clusters are amazing! A real contender! All the best from SATW! :)

  5. what a wonderful piece of work Tracy! I love all the details that you've shown and your splattering is perfectly done. Don't worry about the "proper" technique - I tend to get the paint all over myself and my craft table and whatever happens to be in the vicinity. So much work and attention has gone into every piece of embellishment to re-create the feel from the mood board. Amazing first entry from you, and thanks for joining us at SATW this month!

  6. The details are just amazing! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  7. This project is gorgeous, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SATW!

  8. Absolutely outstanding Tracy!!! Your stunning design is exquisite and your attention to detail superb!! I love what you do with the dies and the punchwork!! Love it all!!

  9. We need tutorials, you are AWESOME!!


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