Friday 6 May 2016

By a Tree in the Woods

Colin on Oct. 5, 2014

For this layout, I did some more experimenting with Brusho Crystal Colour on Ranger Specialty Stamping paper using a resist technique.  Using clear ink, I stamped the background and then heat-embossed the stamped pattern with clear embossing powder.  I then sprinkled Moss Green Brusho Crystal Colour on the paper and misted with water.

Impression Obsession stamp - Dotted Floral

This is what the background looked like after sprinkling with the Moss Green crystals but before misting with water.  I darkened the photo shown here so the clear stamped pattern would be more visible.

And this is after I misted it with water:

After that, I punched and inked around the edges of the paper and did some stamping with brown ink.

Martha Stewart punch - Flourish Lace
Tim Holtz stamps - Bitty Grunge
(I used the stamp on the lower left)

I also used the Moss Green powder to colour some of the embellishments.  I used a little bit of the powder heavily diluted with water to colour the large white Gardenia flowers using a paintbrush.  The large roses were misted with water then sprinkled with the powder.  I then applied some more colour to the edges of the rose petals with a brush using the powder mixed with only a tiny bit of water.

The chipboard pieces were painted white and then brushed with a heavily concentrated solution of the Moss Green powder and water.

Dusty Attic - Moroccan Border
Dusty Attic - Branches and Berries

I also tucked little pieces of reindeer moss into the flower clusters and glued random patches of Prima Art Stones around the layout.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Tracy, this layout is truly magnificent! I love the fact that you are adventurous and try new techniques. I always love your floral arrangements with intriguing additions like buttons....the burgundy rosebuds give stunning pops of color! The whole layout is so artistic and impressive!


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