Thursday 18 May 2017


My brother and eldest sister in 1962

For this layout I used two pieces of a Blue Fern Studios paper for the background and doily die-cut.

Blue Fern Studios
Timeless - Keepsakes
(I used the back side)

I inked around the edges of the paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush.

These are the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Large Sunflower Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Carnivale Border

I die-cut the Carnivale border out of Coredinations cardstock, tore the ends and sanded them to reveal some of the darker core that blended somewhat into the background paper.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:
Dusty Attic
Gum Trees
Blue Fern Studios
Calligraphic Border

I primed the gum trees and applied white Viva Decor crackle paint.  When that was dry I brushed them with Prima Parthenay Artisan Powder, wiped off the excess and painted them with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays Buccaneer Bronze and Greased Lightnin' Green.

I painted the Calligraphic Border brown and then glued a I'm A Maized Prills on top using Artquest Perfect Paper Adhesive.

The fish was made with a mold and Sculpey Ultra Light, painted grey and then misted with the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays Buccaneer Bronze and Greased Lightnin' Green.

First Impressions Molds
Fish Set

The leaves and most of the flowers are by 49 and Market.

The small canvas flowers were a gift from a friend. Thanks Lisa!

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Beautiful Fall layout with perfect choice of flowers! Adorable photo! You can tell it had to be chilly since they have on little jackets. Awesome treatment on the Gum Trees chipboard and that little fish came out great!

  2. beautiful creation and thanks for sharing, love the doily sunflower die, must try get this one

  3. Just had to pop over from facebook and see how you created the beautiful gum trees. I like the look of the prills on the chipboard and the Cheery Lynn border. Beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration. You have a new follower.

  4. You should be on a dozen different design teams! Beautiful layout!

    1. Thank you so much Linda! My fear of rejection has kept me from applying for design teams but I have had a design offer recently.


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