Monday 13 July 2015


My maternal grandfather

This is another layout I did using paper from Prima's Timeless Memories collection.

Timeless Memories - Timeless
Timeless Memories - Everlast

I used chipboard pieces by ScrapFx, Dusty Attic, 2Crafty and Blue Fern Studios.

Dusty Attic - Cog Frame Set

Dusty Attic - Cogs 2
Blue Fern Studios - Working Parts
ScrapFx - Mini Cogs

2Crafty - French Lace Border

The chipboard pieces were painted with a sponge dabber, adding different colours of brown and gray. I then added random splotches of clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, rubbed over top with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and wiped off the excess with a damp paper towel.  I didn't like how glossy the crackle looked so I sprayed all the pieces with Krylon Low Odour Clear Matte Finish.  To make them pop off the page more I also applied dark brown marker around the edges of the chipboard.

I didn't like the dark colour I had painted the French Lace Border so I inked over it and then embossed it with Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder.

Some of the cogs were die cut from different coloured metal sheets.  I also sprayed these with the matte spray to tone down the shine and dabbed them lightly and randomly with paint for a more rustic look.  I embossed the center of the large gear with an embossing folder.
Spellbinders die - Sprightly Sprockets

Sizzix embossing folder 2pk - Corners and Lattice

I cut the rectangular die-cut from the Timeless Memories - Everlast paper using a Cheery Lynn Designs die.

Cheery Lynn Designs -
Deutschland  Boutique Stacker A2 Frame

At the corners (inside the large cog pieces) I stamped more gears with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Prickley Pear clear stamps - Steampunk Gears

Thanks for taking a look!


  1. As usual I am astounded! You really create such interesting layouts. I love the embossing of the paper and the stamping is fabulous! Incredible work Tracy!

  2. Oh this is incredibly gorgeous!!! Your design skills are amazing! You are really getting a stunning collection of heritage layouts together that would look so astounding framed and hung together!! Love how you stamped the inside of the larger corner gears!


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