Wednesday 3 May 2017

Maureen and Cecilia with Pal

My mother Cecilia (right) with her younger sister Maureen visiting their older sister's house, sitting with her dog, Pal

For this layout I used 49 and Market papers from their Heirloom Botanicals collections (a 12"x12" piece for the background while the die-cuts were made from papers in the 6"x 6" collection).

49 and Market
Heirloom Botanicals - The Patch

I did some stencilling on the background using molding paste.  While the paste was still wet I embossed it with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel in the Shabby Pink colour.

Prima stencil - Floral Petites

Here are the dies I used:

Radiant Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ambergris Tiny Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
English Tea Party Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frames

The Medallion and the decorative plate under the photo were made with molds and Sculpey Ultra Light and painted.  I glued the 3 little flowers onto the plate before painting.

Prima mold
Object Labels 1
First Impressions Molds
Mini Blossom Flowers
First Impressions Molds
Assorted Flower Medallions 2

The medallion was painted brown.  I then went in with a fine-tipped paintbrush and painted some of the petals of the flowers various shades of pink.  I dry brushed over everything with white and sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Frostbitten Fuchsia Starburst Spray.

The decorative plate was sealed with matte medium and then coated with Distress Crackle paint in the Picket Fence colour.  After that was dry I brushed it with Prima Parthenay Artisan Powder, wiping off the excess.  I then misted the piece with the Frostbitten Fuchsia Starburst Spray.  I also rubbed some white paint overtop with my fingertip to bring out the details more.

The flowers are by 49 and Market from their Vintage Shades and Shimmer and Shine collections.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Beautiful layout Tracy! The colors are great, especially the peach tones. Those tiny ladybugs are just too adorable!! The stenciling and clay pieces really add so much to this layout.

  2. Such gorgeous and detailed work, Tracy. I would love to watch you at work!!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I'm afraid watching me work might be like watching paint dry as I sit there wondering what to do, staring blankly at the page for a good chunk of time, lol.


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