Sunday 26 March 2017

Great-Grandfather Bjarni

My Icelandic Great-Grandfather, Bjarni

For this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper for the background and some digital papers that I printed up from the now defunct,, for the die-cuts and some punched borders.

49 and Market - Scents of Nature
- Tree of Life (back)

These are the dies I used:

Spellbinders - Grand Decorative Circles One
Spellbinders - Floral Assortment

These are the punches I used:

Martha Stewart - Flourish Lace
Martha Stewart - Crochet Star
EK Success - Scalloped Scallop
EK Success - Abstract Flower

I used Sculpey Ultra Light and molds to make the vertical border on the left and the nameplate.  

Prima - Iron Orchid Designs -  Moulding 1
Prima - Iron Orchid Designs - Object Labels 1

For the letters, I used Premo Sculpey and plastic cutters designed for cutting fondant or sugarpaste. The Sculpey Ultra Light was too soft and would stick to the cutters.  I put the Premo Sculpey through a clay machine multiple times to soften and flatten it before cutting out the letters.

FMM - "Script"  Number and Alphabet
Upper Case Tappits set
FMM - "Script"  Alphabet
 Lower Case Tappits set

I glued the letters onto the nameplate after baking and then painted the nameplate and border piece white.  I applied Rock Candy clear Distress Crackle paint and misted them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sea Grass Green Starburst spray.  I then applied some Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink.

I did the same finish for the chipboard flourish in the upper right corner.

Dusty Attic - Corner Flourish #2

The larger flowers are by 49 and Market from their Vintage Shades collection in the Ecru colour.  All the smaller flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. WOW Tracy! this is a really nice masculine layout! Such an awesome photo too! I love what you do with clay - super outstanding!


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