Monday 14 December 2015

Wake-Up Time

My son, Colin, in February 2004, waking up from his afternoon nap

This layout isn't very complicated.  A bit of stencilling and punching but mostly just clustering of embellishments, finishing touches of paint over some of the embellishments, inking around the edges of the flowers and background paper and that's about it.

I used a piece of Prima paper from their Timeless Memories collection for the background.

Timeless Memories - Spirited
(I used the backside)

I used a stencil and molding/modelling paste that I mixed with a bit of paint to create a subtle pattern on the background paper.

Prima stencil - Floral Petites

The punching around the edges was a bit frustrating.  That punch doesn't seem to work properly for me anymore.  It doesn't cut all the way through unless I put a great deal of pressure on it (I had to step on it with my heel while trying to keep the paper from shifting).  Mucked up the punching along the bottom at one point when the paper shifted and then I attempted to re-punch it (tried to cover most of that with embellishments).  The part on the upper left didn't quite punch all the way through at the top but I decided to just leave it as is.

EK Success - large edger punch - Argyle

The mesh border around the photo was made from pieces of drywall tape that I painted brown. The back of the drywall tape lost most of the stickiness after I painted it so I applied some multi-matte medium on the back with a paintbrush to glue it down.

I had some old craft paint that was almost the same colour as parts of the background paper so I dabbed this onto the metal embellishments to tone down the contrast and shine and give them an antiqued look.  I buy a lot of my metal embellishments on eBay (search for filigree jewelry wrap).  The metal gears were purchased from Michael's Arts and Crafts.

The chipboard pieces are by Wycinanka

Wild Rose corner ornaments
Wild Rose ornaments

Thanks so much for taking a look!


  1. Tracy this is really gorgeous! I LOVE it! You say this isn't complicated, but if I could make something this beautiful I would be on Cloud 9! It is complex in its own way. You aren't the only one covering up mishaps & mistakes! LOL! You really did a fabulous job on this. Lisa : )

  2. ok-I have to make another comment. There are beautiful details on this LO. I love that you angled the photo! The painting, metal, flower arrangements, Wycinanka pieces, the lace & doilies, stenciling, and to think that the punch matches his precious little argyle sweater! You are such an inspiration!


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