Friday 14 July 2017

Tire Swing

My niece Emma in 2003

For this layout I used 2 pieces of a 49 and Market paper.  I used the backside of the second sheet to make the die-cuts.

49 and Market
Looking Through - Lilac

I did some stencilling on the background with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush.
Folk Art
Cross Stitch

These are the dies I used:

Cheery Lynn Designs
Italian Flourish Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Italian Flourish Tiny Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Horizon Rectangle

As usual, I layered the die-cuts over a darker version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

2 Crafty
Ariel Spray

Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #4

I painted the Ariel Spray green then did a crackle glaze overtop.  I brushed a brown glaze made from matte soft gel and brown paint over it to accentuate the cracks but the crackle hadn't cracked very much.  I didn't like how that looked so I lightly rubbed some purple and white paint overtop with my fingertip.

I painted the Fancy Trim #4 dark grey then lightly dabbed some purple and white paint on top with a sponge stippler.

The medallions were made with a mold and Sculpey Ultra Light then painted.
Prima - Iron Orchid Designs
I painted them green, applied a brown glaze overtop (wiping off the excess) and then brushed some purple and white paint over select areas.

The purple and green flowers are by 49 and Market.  The white flower stems are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Oh My Tracy! This one "speaks" to me big time!! Love those purples!! And you have me convinced that I 'need' a set of clarity brushes - LOL! This layout is precious and I love all of the different techniques & textures! BEAUTIFUL!


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