Wednesday 26 April 2017

Sugar and Spice

My mother in the 1940's

This photo of my mother smiling shyly with a ribbon in her hair made me think of  "Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of", hence the title of this layout.

I used papers and flowers from Prima's Royal Menagerie collection.

Queen for the Day

I edged the petals of some of the flowers with paint to give them more definition.

I did some stencilling with molding paste on the background.  While the paste was still wet, I heat-embossed the dandelion heads with Wow embossing powder in opaque bright white to make them stand out more.

DecoArt Stencil - Dandelion

These are the dies and punch I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Polynesian Sails Oval
Romantic Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Spring Flower Burst Doily
A2 Floral Ribbon Threader
Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourish #13
Martha Stewart punch
Eyelet Lace

I embossed the chipboard border under the photo with Stampendous Frantage Embossing enamel in Shabby White.

Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #4

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. This one is SWEET, Tracy! I really can imagine the difference in the flowers had you not edged them with paint - great idea! And brightening up the beautiful dandelion stencil makes this layout "shine". Beautiful!


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