Friday 17 April 2015


My niece, Meghan, when she was little

This layout was inspired by the Lindy's Stamp Gang April Colour Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for this week which was "Make Your Own Background".

These are the Lindy's Stamp Gang products I used:

Greased Lightning Green, Pink Ladies Pink, Summer Lovin' Sun, Hibiscus Rose, Danny Zuko's Denim and Twinkling Tinsel (from the Winter Wonderland Set).

I mixed Hibiscus Rose and Danny Zuko's Denim to make a purple resembling the Magnolia Magenta Gold from the colour challenge graphic and used the Twinkling Tinsel to add a bit of shimmer to the background.

The textured background was created with molding paste and stencils on white paper (Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper).  I misted the background and dripped the different colours overtop, misting with water again to make the colours spread more.  I used just a hint of Summer Lovin' Sun around the edges with the Greased Lightning Green.

Prima stencil - Poppies and Peonies
Memory Box stencil - Splatter

The chipboard pieces are all from Blue Fern Studios:

Floral Medley Frame
Blue Fern Flourish - large
Blooming Foliage

The frame was painted with Viva Decor Ferro Metal Effect colour in Gold Iron.  I added touches of pink paint, Distress Stickles in Victorian Velvet and green microbeads and then dry-brushed lightly over the  top with white paint.

I used white Viva Decor crackle paint over a green basecoat for the flourish and then painted it with the Greased Lightning Green spray.

I had cut the blooming foliage piece to use in my previous layout and used a couple of the leftover pieces for this one.  I painted them and applied distress stickle to the leaves and berries.

I also did some random border stamping with green ink around the edges of the layout and some stamping with brown ink with texture stamps.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Holy Moly!!!!!!! This is incredibly stunning!! This LO is a perfect, gorgeous match to the LSG Color Challenge! Tracy, this is just unbelievable! The details are phenomenal!

  2. Beautiful layout! Love the textures and colours and lovely chipboard pieces!

  3. A totally enchanting layout Tracy!! I love the way you handled the lower right corner, using that flourish there really ties it together with the amazing background!! All beautifully designed, right down to the tiniest details, and so enchantingly beautiful!! You are really knocking the mixed media out of the park!!! Love this layout!

  4. Gorgeous Tracy! I absolutely love the colors and the textures you created are wonderful. I especially love what you did with the chipboard and frame. P.S. Your niece is adorable.

  5. I love all the details of your layout. It's so pretty! Thanks so much for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month!

  6. Amazing details, I love the crackles <3 Great colors and perfect composition <3 Thank You for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang this month!

  7. Very beautiful work, I love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  8. Tracy your page is absolutely gorgeous! I love the textures and colours of your background and the photo is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. My goodness this an absolutely gorgeous layout!! Your background is simply fabulous!! just love using the Viva crackle paint on chipboard!! It takes the Lindys colors perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Lindy's Stamp Gang for the Color Challenge!!

  10. Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous layout

  11. so beautiful, sweet and delicate, i love your layout ! Thank you for joining us with the Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge !

  12. So cute! Lovely project! Thanks for joining us at LSG color challenge!

  13. Simply divine ! Such a wonderful page, just wow ! Thank you so much for sharing your art make with us. Many thanks for taking part in our challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang. Best of luck, love Marta xx


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