Saturday 15 July 2017


My son, Evan, in 2000

For this layout I used Maja Design paper from their Denim and Friends collection.

Maja Design - Denim and Friends
Leather (backside)
Maja Design - Denim and Friends
Jeans & Shirt
Maja Design - Denim and Friends 
Maja Design - Denim and Friends
Sunbleached (backside)
Maja Design - Denim and Friends
Paisley (backside)

These are the punch and dies I used:

Martha Stewart
Gothic Lace
Locking Loops
Cheery Lynn Designs
Horizon Rectangle

I did some machine stitching along the punched border and shaded around the edges and corners of the layout with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Dusty Attic
Leafy Flourish #2
Dusty Attic
Elegant Swirl #3
Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #5
Dusty Attic
Mini Corner #1

I primed all the large chipboard pieces with clear gesso then applied Dreamweaver crackle paste.

I misted the Fancy Trim with Arctic Blue Glimmer Mist, rubbed a bit of white paint overtop,  inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and misted it with water.

I rubbed the Leafy Flourish and Elegant Swirl with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and misted them with water to make the ink spread out.

I painted the Mini Corners white, misted with Arctic Blue Glimmer Mist and inked around the edges in brown.

The teddy bear was made with a mold and Sculpey Ultra Light, then painted.  I started with a light brown basecoat, applied a glaze made from dark brown paint and soft matte gel, wiping off the excess, then dry-brushed a pale yellow-brown on top. I used a fine tip brown marker to trace over the eyes and mouth.

Best Flexible Molds
Teddy Bear Picnic

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. This is a very attractive layout Tracy! Your machine stitching always adds a great touch to your layouts!


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