Tuesday 19 September 2017

Taking a Break

My son Colin in August 2017

For this layout I used a piece of 7 Dots Studio paper for the background.

7 Dots Studio
Homegrown - Attic

I did some stenciling on the background with Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Inks using a Clarity stencil brush.

Fluttering Flowers

Clarity Stencil Brushes


This is the die I used:

Renaissance Jubilee Ravenna

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #5

Dusty Attic
Cherry Blossom
Dusty Attic
Flourish #8
Dusty Attic
Ornate Corner #8
Dusty Attic

I coated the Ornate Corner #8, Flourish #8 and Fancy Trim #5 with clear gesso and then applied Finnabair  White Crackle  Texture Paste.  When that was dry, I rubbed the Ornate Corner #8 with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and the other pieces with Forest Moss Distress ink, wiping off the excess with a damp paper towel.  I added some brown ink around the edges for definition.

I painted the cherry blossom branches a light brown then painted the flowers red.  I applied darker watery paint overtop of the branches to give them some visual dimension and on the edges of the flower petals to mimic the dark tips of the mulberry paper flowers. I glued some Express-O Yourself Prills in the center of some of the flowers.

I painted the chipboard leaves a medium green colour and then misted them with a darker green (Lindy's Stamp Gang Greased Lightnin' Green) while the paint was still wet to give them a mottled effect.

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Such wonderful details! I'm amazed how closely you were able to match the colors in the photo! This came out really pretty!

  2. Handsome young man! Awesome layout - it's as if he's under a beautiful Cherry Blossom tree! So inspiring. Thanks Tracy, Denise


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