Tuesday 23 May 2017

Evan after his Bath

My son Evan in 2000

For this layout I used a piece of  Prima paper for the background and a couple of Kaisercraft papers for some of the die-cuts.

Timeless Memories - Moments

These Days - History
These Days -  Reunion

I did some stencilling on the background with Faber-Castell whipped spackle that I coloured with various Gelatos (I rubbed the Gelatos on my craft mat and mixed them into the spackle with a palette knife).

Prima stencil - Decor

I also did some punching around the border of the paper, applied pieces of washi tape and inked around the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.

These are the punch and dies I used:

Captivating Squares
Astoria Decorative Elements

EK Success
Large Punch - Argyle
Cheery Lynn Designs
Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily

Cheery Lynn Designs
Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Blue Fern Studios
Blue Fern Flourish
Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #7

I tried a couple of different embossing powders on the Blue Fern Flourish but didn't like how they looked so I embossed it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Embossing Powder.  Normally it would have a slightly rougher, more matte looking finish but the layers of glossy embossing powder underneath kind of mixed slightly with the top layer as it was heated.

The Fancy Trim #7 pieces were heat-embossed with Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder.

The little metal yellow flowers were a bright yellow that I didn't like so I painted them with Agate Vintaj Patina paint and then brushed them with Parthenay Artisan Powder.

The other flowers are a mixture of Little Birdie Crafts and 49 and Market.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Look at those BIG round eyes!! And that hair - LOL! What an adorable photo! Your 'happy accident' with the flourish turned out perfect! I'm quite surprised to see a butterfly on your layout!! LOVE it!! You have the coolest metal things - love both the little yellow sunflowers and those cute tiny green ones. Another very pretty & well designed page Tracy!

  2. A delightful page with the sweet photo taken centre stage. Lovely use of die cuts and stencilling, which combine so well with the punched borders and embossed chipboard. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Aw-w-w-w. He was a beautiful baby! Your layout is gorgeous, as usual, Tracy. You do such wonderful designs. Thank you.


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