Saturday 12 August 2017

Tom and May

This my first project with the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July Kit, Country Chic featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.

My great-aunt and her brother-in-law

I used the Main Kit, Floral Add-on, Elements Add-on and Coordinating Paper Add-on.

Main Kit
Floral Add-on
Elements Add-on

Coordinating Paper Add-on

I started with the Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on.  I did some stamping that didn't turn out the way I had planned so I gessoed over it and inked it slightly with some pink chalk-ink.  I then die-cut two large circles out of the Garden Seeds paper (from the Coordinating paper add-on) and Branching Out paper (from the Main Kit), layered them over black cardstock copies and glued them onto the background.  I also used the Garden Seeds paper to die-cut some leaves.

These are the dies I used:

Grand Decorative Circles One
Tattered Lace
Ornate Leaves

I primed the chipboard fence (from the Main Kit) with clear gesso and then applied DecoArt white crackle paint.  I also inked around the edges slightly with charcoal grey.  The center of the fence would have been hidden under the photo anyway, so I cut it out to save for another layout and glued the end pieces to the page.

Blue Fern Studios
Country Picket Fence

I cut a mat for the photo out of the gingham paper included in the Main Kit and then glued it to a sheet of plain chipboard for stability.  I used foam tape under this to balance the photo.

The corner flourishes and buttons were from my stash.  Most of the flowers, with the exception of a couple of 49 and Market flowers from my stash, were from the Floral Add-on.

The clothespins were from the Main Kit and the butterfly from the Elements Add-on.

Thank you so much for taking a look today!


  1. Very pretty layout Tracy! Love how you incorporated the printed flowers into the design!


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