Friday 15 July 2016


My mother, Cecilia, in the early 1940's

For this layout I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper as the background.

Blue Fern Studios - Serendipity - Calling Cards

I stamped around the edges of the paper using a border stamp with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and randomly over the page using a couple of texture stamps and Watering Can Archival Ink.  I then distressed the paper edges and inked them with the Ground Espresso Distress Ink

Blue Fern Studios - Shabby Edges
(I used the stamp on the right)
Tim Holtz - Bitty Grunge
(I used the stamp on the lower left)

Tim Holtz - Urban Tapestry
(I used the stamp on the upper right) 

These are the dies I used:

My Favorite Things
- Mini Delicate Doilies
Cheery Lynn Designs
- Polynesian Sails Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
- Lilith Doily

As usual I layered the die-cuts over a darker version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges. I also inked the edges with Creamy Brown Colorbox Chalk ink and added some subtle shading around the layout with the Creamy Brown ink as well.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Blue Fern Studios - Gatsby Collage
Blue Fern Studios - Jeweled Trinkets

I heat embossed the Gatsby Collage with Weathered White Antiquities Embossing Powder, sprayed it with some pink mists (the mists tend to just sit and float on the embossed surface and don't sink in so it only gives a very subtle colour). I also applied brown ink along the edges using a craft nib.  

The Jeweled Trinket was painted black, coated with Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint and rubbed and edged with pink and brown inks.

I glued patches of Prima Art Stones around the layout and applied a light wash of watercolour paint overtop to add some shading.

Thank you for taking a look!


  1. As always, such beautiful details! LOVE that BFS Gatsby Collage chipboard! Love your 'signature' die work! Gorgeous layout Tracy!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa for all your support. I know if only one person leaves a comment on my post, that person will be you! Hugs.

  2. Tracy - your page is gorgeous and elegant - and you are so lucky to have such wonderful photos of your family!

    1. Thank you Kathy for all your support! I really appreciate it!

  3. I really love your scrapping style! I saw this page on and HAD to come over to see the details! I love that sweet photo and all of the chippies! I'm a new email subscriber now!

  4. On behalf of Blue Fern Studios, thank you for using our products so beautifully! We also saw this on and had to see more. We can't wait to share this gorgeous layout with our readers and will be featuring it on our blog very soon!

    1. Thank you so much Valerie! I really appreciate it!


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