Friday 6 February 2015


My aunt Maureen in the 1940's

Similar to my previous layout, I used MajaDesign papers and  a lot of Dusty Attic chipboard on this one.

All the MajaDesign papers used are from their Walking in the Forest collection.  I layered all the diecuts (except for the floral ones) over copies cut from dark brown cardstock which I also used as the outer mat of the layout.  The centers of the large orange flowers are Petaloo Printed Darjeeling flowers which I layered over some floral die cuts made from the Mountain Ash and Teal Socks papers and outlined with orange marker.

When Leaves are Falling 
Teal Socks (backside)
Mountain Ash (backside)

These are the dies I used:

Lifestyle Crafts die - Nesting Doily Circles
Lifestyle Crafts die - Nesting Doily Rectangles

Heartfelt Creations die - Delicate Asters
Heartfelt Creations die - Daisy Patch

I did a little bit of stamping and some stencilling with molding paste on the background paper.  After the molding paste was dry I put the stencil back over those areas and lightly dabbed on some white paint to make them stand out more.  I also used a Prima doily stencil but it ended up being mostly covered by the photo.

Kaisercraft texture stamp - Journal
Prima stencil - Stone Wall 1

The pumpkins were made from polymer clay using a mold, then painted.

First Impressions Molds - Pumpkins

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used:

Fancy Trim #3
Wattle Blossom
Grass Clusters #2
Mini Grass Clusters #2
Flutterbies #3

French Garden Border

I painted the grass clusters, Flutterbies and French Garden Border.  For Fancy Trim #3, I applied white distress crackle paint and then rubbed over the dried paint with orange and brown distress inks. The Wattle Blossom was painted orange then coated with clear Rocky Candy crackle.  I then rubbed brown ink over it to highlight the cracks more and dabbed it with beige paint very lightly using my finger.

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is amazing! You made the pumpkins...they look so good! It's another "perfect" piece of art!

  2. Wow this looks amazing, love the pumpkins and the lace!

  3. Tracy, you've done it once again! The intricate detail work is outstanding! Your painting talent is phenomenal. You make every piece look stunningly realistic! I have tons of clay, clay machine & molds that just stay on the very top shelf. I've only dared to make bird eggs (LOL). The paper, colors, choice of chippies are all perfect. Love the crackle! Beautiful LO!

  4. Tracy this is GORGEOUS! I can't believe the incredible amount of detailing you put into this. And, your clay pumpkins are fantastic.

  5. The detail work really shines in this posting, one can see all of the amazing artistic features!!! Tracy, you are so fabulous at what you do! This is another favorite work of yours for me!! Outstanding!!!!!
    Thank you my friend for the note of congratulation on my SATW entry win. I am sooooo appreciative that you sent me those kind words! The challenge site is very competitive and filled with stunning submissions, so I am still in shock somewhat! Man, it's a tough go, I was thinking to throw in the towel, but I'm glad I kept at it! I really felt sure that your entry would place, and I just want to tell you that you should keep at it on the site, I just Know you will win someday soon. So, on to the February challenge, groan, I guess that's what challenges are all about, to challenge us!! Thanks for being a good friend to me Tracy, it means a lot!


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