Thursday 5 October 2017

By the Shore

"By the Shore"

This is my second layout with the beautiful September Scraps of Elegance Kit, "Falling Leaves".

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

Main Kit

Elements Add-on

Chipboard Add-on

Floral Add-on

For this layout I used some of the beautiful "Amber and Apricot" papers by Blue Fern Studios from the Main Kit.

I did a bit of stenciling on the background paper ("Birdsong" from the Main Kit) using Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks applied with a Clarity stencil brush.

Tim Holtz

I then made some die-cuts to layer under the photo using the "Faded Blooms" and "Chapters" papers from the Main Kit.   I layered each of the die-cuts over a black copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  I also applied some brown ink around the edges of each one and around the edges of the background paper as well.

Decorative Labels Eight

The chipboard wreath was painted green and then watery layers of brown and green paint were added overtop to add shading and dimension.  I cut off the part that would have been hidden under the photo and used it on the other side.

After that it was just a matter of gluing down the chipboard and die-cut layers and adding the other embellishments.  The coconut buttons were from my stash.  All the other embellishments were from the Main Kit or Add-ons.

Here are a couple more close-ups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Yes Tracy! Happy Fall - Love your Layout/picture - stenciling and die-cuts are awesome! Thanks, Denise

  2. Another amazing piece of work!! You still look the same (except for the hair) - lucky you! I am just in love with your stenciling technique. I have got to try it out! I have the clarity brushes already...I just need to push myself! ha! This is a beautiful design.

    1. Thanks Lisa! Those Clarity brushes made me buy more stencils to use them with, lol!


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