Sunday 4 June 2017


My Icelandic Great-Great-Grandfather, Thorstein

For this layout I used Blue Fern Studios papers for the background and some of the die-cuts.

Blue Fern Studios
Chesterville - Keswick
Blue Fern Studios
Chesterville - George

These are the dies and punch I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Deutschland Boutique Stacker A2 Frame
Romantic Rectangles Two
Floral Assortment
Forest Leaves

Martha Stewart

This is what the layout looked like before applying the clocks and flowers.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Blue Fern Studios
Roman Clock Set - Small
Blue Fern Studios
Tattered Diamond Bits

Blue Fern Studios
Notebook Edges

I coated the Roman Clocks with Viva Decor primer (Haft Grund) and applied white Viva Decor Crackle paint.  I then rubbed them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and applied Viva Decor Ferro Metal Effect Textured Paint (Irongold) unevenly over the surface.

I painted the Tattered Diamond Bits white and then heat-embossed them with Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder.

The notebook edges were also painted white and them sponged with tiny bits of beige, brown, yellow and more white paint overtop to blend them together and creat a subtle worn effect.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Very nice masculine layout and what an awesome vintage photo! I love those Prima flowers! I remember finding them in a store and loving them so much that I bought every single one they had....and I still actually have some! ha! So nice that you get to scrap your heritage with such wonderful photos. You go girl!

    1. Thanks Lisa! I loved those flowers too. Bought them in every colour I could find and multiples of some of the colours. That's why I still have some too.

  2. Another perfect vintage style page with wonderful layering and distressed chipboard. Your worked magic with the Blue Fern products and how lucky you are to have so many heritage photos.


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