Thursday 7 December 2017

Esther and the Girls

My great-great aunt Esther (front, left)

For this layout I used a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper from the Wallflower collection as the background.

I trimmed the edges of the paper slightly, misted them with water and distressed the edges using my fingers.  I then inked the edges lightly with Fawn Colorbox Chalk ink.

This is the die set I used.

Romantic Rose

I layered the die-cuts over a dark brown copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.

The white lace pieces were misted with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist to tone down the brightness and "antique" them.

To antique the Prima resin pieces, I applied a glaze of matte gel mixed with a dab of brown paint and then wiped off the excess.

Using my finger, I rubbed pale pink paint over the metal pieces to highlight the raised areas. I added a little extra paint to the tips of the rose in the center with a paintbrush.

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!


  1. Sigh.....such a masterpiece!!!!! This is stunning, Tracy!! I love everything from the design to the colors to the laces and flowers and medal embellishments. Absolutely stunning!

  2. I love, love, love the "silver" rose & other "silver" circular pieces - just so pretty! Wow, lucky Esther with 8 girls! Such a beautiful layout! You are so lucky as well, to have such wonderful pictures for your stunning layouts.

    1. Thanks Denise! I got this photo from from Esther's grand-daughter years ago. Wish I'd asked her at the time who exactly everyone in the photo is. I think only 5 might actually be Esther's daughters (two of them are definitely her nieces because I have other photos of them). But 5 girls is enough I think, lol.


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