Friday 13 February 2015

A Splash of Green

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

My son Colin on July 10, 2011

Scrap Around the World February 2015 Mood Board

I was inspired by the colours and beach scene in the mood board.

For this 12" x 12" layout, I dug out some old papers from the Anthologie collection by We R Memory Keepers.

I did some stamping and stencilling with molding paste on the background and added a few touches of green watercolour.

Kaisercraft stamp - Arty
Tim Holtz stamp - Bitty Grunge
Memory Box stencil - Mesh

I coated the chipboard frame and corner pieces with thick gesso and sprayed them with Ethereal Emerald Moonshadow Mist by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Once again I glued Flower Soft (lemon colour) onto the Lavender stems, spraying them with the same mist and dabbing white and yellow paint overtop.  The fish net pieces were painted dark brown and then drybrushed with green, white and lighter brown paint.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used:

Baroque Corners
Fish Net Panel
Baroque Frame Set - Square

As I usually do, I layered the diecuts over darker copies (this time in dark brown cardstock) to accent the edges.
These are the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn - Pinwheel Doily
Lifestyle Crafts - Nesting Doily Circles
Spellbinders - Locking Loops
Spellbinders - Pearl Effects
My Favorite Things - Postage Stamp

I did this in a previous layout and liked the way it looked so once again I made the frame around the photo with Dusty coloured Prima Wire thread.  The Baroque Corners were then glued on top.

The shells were made with Sculpey UltraLight  polymer clay using molds.  I painted them with Folkart Metallic paint in Champagne, sprayed them with Ethereal Emerald Moonshadow mist then dry-brushed some white paint overtop.  I then randomly applied clear embossing ink with an embossing pen (Versamarker Watermark Pen), sprinkled them with Distress Embossing Powder in Antique Linen and heat set it.

First Impressions Molds - Mini Seashell Set 1
First Impressions Molds - Shell Set 9

FolkArt paint - Metallic Champagne
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist - Ethereal Emerald
Versamarker Watermark Pen
Distress Embossing Powder - Antique Linen

Thanks so much for looking!


  1. Wow! Your layouts are always so well balanced with perfect choice of colors. The details are once again beyond fabulous! LOVE how you made the shells look so real with the look of sand on them. Unbelievable! And I always love the flower arrangements you make. I'm just going to stare at this for awhile : )

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you for joining at SATW!

  3. What a beautiful layout with so many gorgeous techniques! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  4. Wow, this is fantastic !! I love the texture work !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)
    Lydie Denis.

  5. Wow let me pick up my mouth my jaw dropped! What an amazingly intricate layout! So much detail and fine work! This is beautiful! A real contendor in my books! All the best from SATW! :)

  6. Wow, this is Great !! I love the texture work and all details !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)

  7. Incredibly enchanting Tracy, such a fabulous atmosphere you created here!! As usual, I love the way you use your diecuts, just perfect! The design is amazing. Those little teeny flowers are captivating, and the shells, so realistic! A real virtuoso of different techniques and design all together in one outstanding presentation!!


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