Monday, 20 May 2019

Maureen and Cecilia Again

Another photo of my mother Cecilia and her younger sister

For the background of this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper from their Tattered Garden collection.

Tattered Flourish - Tattered Garden
49 and Market

I  did some hand stitching along the edges and some stencilling on the background using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and a Clarity stencil brush.

These are the dies I used:

Velvet Lace Ruffle Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Beaded Chains Essential Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Chunky Lace
- Uniquely Creative
Mini Delicate Doilies
- My Favorite Things

As usual, I layered all the die-cuts over a darker version, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

zawijaski ozdobne, małe
Morrocan (Moroccan) Accents
-Dusty Attic

I dabbed the Wycinanka flourishes with two colours of Prima Metallique Wax and melted it a bit with my heat gun.

Heather Hills - Metallique Wax
Prima - Finnabair
Sweet Rose - Metallique Wax
Prima - Finnabair

The Moroccan Accent piece was painted white and glazed with brown paint to antique it.  I then applied a think layer of glue and sprinkled with Seth Apter Embossing Powders Baked Velvet - Dusk and Lime.
I was going to leave it without heat embossing but the colour was a little too green for this layout so I misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang T-Bird Turquoise spray and dried it with the heat gun.  I then inked around the edges with Library Green Archival Ink.

Dusk - Baked Velvet
-Seth Apter 
Lime - Baked Velvet
-Seth Apter

T-bird Turquoise
Lindy's Stamp Gang

To finish, I added a few metal buttons and some inexpensive jewelry pieces I bought on AliExpress.

The larger flowers are all by 49 and Market.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Monday, 6 May 2019


My great-grandmother Rachel

For this layout, I used a piece of Ciao Bella paper for the background.

La Traviata paper pad - Ciao Bella

These are the dies I used:

Doily 3
- ScrapMan
- Tattered Lace
Mini Ruffled Rectangles
- Tattered Lace
Large Sweet Peony
- Heartfelt Creations
Small Sweet Peony
- Heartfelt Creations
Happy Birthday Frame
- ZFParty (AliExpress)
My Favorite Things
- Four Corners
Flower Circle
-Store No.4772042 (AliExpress)

I made the burgundy flowers using the Sweet Peony dies, Heartfelt Creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold as well as the stylus tool from their Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold - Heartfelt Creations

Instead of misting the white die-cuts with water before running the mold through my BigShot, I brushed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Burnt Umber Vintage Spray and Autum Maple Crimson Shimmer Spray (a very messy process but I liked the end result).  I then used a glue gun to layer the die-cut flowers and finished them off with some Prills in the center.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Celtic Border 3
- Creative Embellishments

Dripping Heart Lace Border
- Creative Embellishments

Fancy Trim #7
- Dusty Attic

I heat-embossed the Creative Embellishment borders with Stampendous Seasonings Embossing Enamel and the Dusty Attic Trim with Stampendous Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel.


This is the mould I used:

Curio Findings - Prima

I used Sculpey UltraLight to make the curio pieces.  After baking and cooling the pieces, I painted them with brown Prima Rust Paste.  I then rubbed and brushed them lightly with a couple of colours of Prima Metallique Wax (Rich Copper and Old Silver). 

I also used the Rich Copper wax on the metal flourish and little plastic medallion pieces in the flower clusters.

Thank you so much for taking a look.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Allan, Bernice and Elsie

My uncle Allan and aunts Bernice and Elsie

For this layout I used a piece of 49 and Market paper for the background and Maja Design papers for some of the die-cuts.

Paper No. 09 - Vintage Remnants
49 and Market

Jeans & Shirt -Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Leather - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Summer Shirt - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Worn Indigo - Denim & Friends
Maja Design
Worn Indigo (bs) - Denim & Friends
Maja Design

These are the dies I used:

Jasper Doily - Couture Creations
Baroque Border - ArtScrap (AliExpress)
Flower and Leaf Assortments Set 2
Flourish #13
Cheery Lynn Designs
Mini Ruffle Rectangles
Tattered Lace
Square Frames
Cheery Lynn Designs
Tattered Lace

For the leaf and flower die-cuts, I traced around them with a marker to accentuate the edges.  The larger die-cuts were layered over a black copy and offset slightly to create a faux shadow.  To make the small spiky flowers, I layered the small flower die-cuts and glued some Prills in the center using Perfect Paper Adhesive.  I transfered some of the adhesive to a small fine-tipped bottle for more precise application.

These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Flutter Page Dangles
Blue Fern Studios
Spring Trinkets
Blue Fern Studios

I painted the chipboard pieces dark brown then applied Prima Texture Paste - White Crackle.  When that was dry I rubbed brown ink overtop to "antique" it and accentuate the cracks.  I also traced around the edges with a brown marker to make it "pop" off the page a bit more.  Nuvo Vintage Drops in Bonnie Blue was applied to the floral parts of the Spring Trinket pieces.

I added a few touches of blue watercolour around the page and applied some Prima Art Stones.  I mixed the 3 different sizes of the art stones in a small cup, poured some Perfect Paper Adhesive overtop, stirred to coat the stones and applied them with a palette knife (scraping small clumps off with a tooth pick). 

I also applied a few eyelets and did some punching randomly around the edges of the page.

Thank you so much for taking a look!