Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Aunt Hazel

My Aunt Hazel




For this layout I used Blue Fern Studios papers for the background and doily die-cuts.


Blue Fern Studios
Tranquility - Contentment
Blue Fern Studios
Sanctuary - Birdsong Melody




These are the dies and punch I used:


Cheery Lynn Designs
English Tea Party Doily
Cheery Lynn Designs
Polynesian Sails Doily
Martha Stewart
Eyelet Lace
Tattered Lace
Peach Sorbet Crescent




As usual, I layered the die-cuts over a black version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.







These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Dusty Attic
Grass Clusters #2



I painted the grass clusters green and then brushed on watery layers of darker and lighter greens to add dimension.






For the metal corner pieces and butterfly, I applied a thick glaze of matte gel and brown paint and  wiped off the excess with a paper towel.  I then rubbed some pale pink paint overtop with my fingertip.









Here are some more close-ups:













Thank you so much for taking a look!





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.

Spellbinders
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!






Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bernadette and Joe's Wedding

My niece Bernadette and her husband Joe on their wedding day
(Photo by Amos Photography)



For this layout I dug way back into my stash looking for the perfect paper and found this one by Prima from their Cavalier collection.


Prima
Cavalier - Smoking Jacket



These are the dies and punches I used:


Spellbinders
Romantic Rose
Tattered Lace
Mini Ruffle Squares
Martha Stewart
Spiral Arches
EK Success
Jewel








These are the chipboard pieces I used:



Dusty Attic
Corner Flourish #2


Duty Attic
Fancy Trim #7



I primed the corner flourish and applied Viva Decor white crackle paint.  When that was dry, I sprayed it with green and brown mists (can't remember the exact colours as I had this already finished in my stash from months ago for another layout that I didn't end up using it for).





I heat-embossed the Fancy Trim #7 with Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel.







The clay piece on the bottom right was made with a mold and Sculpey Ultra Light.  I painted it, dry brushed lighter colours overtop and then sprayed it with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist.

First Impressions Molds
Assorted Flower Medallions







Here are some more close-ups:













Thank you so much for taking a look!