Monday 22 April 2019


My husband's grandmother (second from left) circa 1920

For this layout, I used a piece of 49 and Market paper from their Vintage Remnants collection for the background.  I used the bonus sheet located on the backside of the cover sheet from the Collection Pack.

I did some machine embroidery stitching along the edge of the page.  Switching direction at the corners made the stitches there a bit messy looking so I covered them with some tiny buttons and some Prills.

The stencilling on the background was done using a Clarity Stencil Brush with ink.

Bloom - Kaisercraft
Gothic Romance (6x6) - Crafter's Workshop

These are the dies I used:

Vintage Lace Doily
- ArtScrap (AliExpress)
Marvelous Squares
Velvet Lace Mini Ruffle Squares
-Tattered Lace
Ornate Leaves
- Tattered Lace
-Tattered Lace
Doily Edge Essential Squares
-Tattered Lace

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Lace Border 1
- Creative Embellishments

Autumn Leaves
- Creative Embellishments

I embossed the chipboard pieces with a couple of different colours of Distress Embossing Powders,  using clear ink all over and applying one colour of powder all over.  After that was heated and cooled, I applied clear ink with an embossing marker to some parts and embossed with the second colour.  The colour of the Lace Border wasn't quite what I wanted so I rubbed some paint overtop to better match the orange flowers.

Here are some more closeups:

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Monday 8 April 2019

Olive and Camille with a Friend

My paternal grandfather's cousins (Olive and Camille) with a friend

For the background of this layout I used a digital paper that I printed up on a large format printer.

Charm of the Good Old Days - pp1a

I ripped and distressed the edges of the paper and inked them with Library Green Archival Ink.  I layered this over a piece of burlap and a piece of black paper.  The edges of the black paper were coloured slightly by rubbing them with Patina Gilders Paste Wax and Library Green Archival Ink.

The background was stencilled lightly with Jet Black Archival Ink using a Clarity stencil brush.  I then went over the stencilled areas adding hints of colour with a marker.

Memory Box

I also did some stamping on the background using brown ink.

Mark Makers
Seth Apter
Seth Apter

These are the dies I used:

Detailed Scallops
Oval Majesty
Leafy Accents
Heartfelt Creations
Miniature Swift
 Charisma Velvet Daisies
Tattered Lace
Tattered Florals
Bigz die
Tatttered Floral Garland
Decorative Strip die

The pale yellow flowers were made with the Tattered Floral dies.  I used the 3D Floral Basics shaping mold by Heartfelt Creations to help shape the flower layers.  The centers for these two flowers were made by layering the Miniature Velvet Daisies die-cuts and gluing some microbeads in the middle.

I made the leaves using the Heartfelt Creations coordinating Leafy Accents die, stamp and 3D Shaping Mold.

This is the chipboard set I used:

Decorative Flourish Set
Dusty Attic

I painted the Flourish pieces dark brown and used a palette knife to apply crackle paste mixed with some green paint overtop (cleaning up the edges with a needle).  After that was dry, I rubbed a liberal amount of Patina Gilders Paste Wax overtop and then lightly added some Vintage Gold Metallique wax by Prima.  Then I glued on some Spruce Willis Prills.

Thanks so much for taking a look!