Friday, 20 October 2017

Evan's New Glasses

My son Evan in 2009 after getting his first pair of glasses


I'm back with my 6th project using the beautiful Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".

I used a bit more flowers and leaves from my stash on this one, but the cream roses, two larger brown flowers, the printed chipboard border and all the patterned papers are from the kit and add-ons.



Main Kit

Patterned Paper Add-on

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on



I started with the beautiful "Friendship" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (included in the Main Kit).  I misted the edges of the paper with water and then dabbed some diluted brown ink from a reinker bottle to the wet edges using a paintbrush.  I also used a splatter stamp with the brown ink to tie in the darker browns from the tinted photo.

Tim Holtz
Bitty Grunge
(I used the stamp on the lower left)






The die-cuts were made with paper from the Main KitPatterned Paper Add-on and Coordinating Paper Add-on.  I layered each of the die-cuts over a dark brown copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.


These are the dies I used:
Spellbinders
Timeless Rectangles
Spellbinders
Floral Assortment



These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Creative Embellishments
Flourish Set 30


I heat-embossed them with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder and then used an embossing marker with Tea Dye Distress embossing powder to add some colour variation to the leaves.









Here are a couple more close-ups:








Thank you so much for taking a look!






Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Summer Nature Walk

My son Evan in August 2017



For this layout I used some Blue Fern Studios papers.


Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust - Memento
Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust- Wanderlust Petites
Blue Fern Studios
Wanderlust - Road Trip
Blue Fern Studios
Timeless - Keepsakes




I did some stencilling on the background using a Clarity Stencil Brush and Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Tim Holtz
Floral





These are the punches and dies I used:


Spellbinders
Romantic Rectangles
Martha Stewart
Checker Board
Fiskars
In Stitches





This is one of the chipboard pieces I used:


Blue Fern Studios
Spring Branch


The diamond-shaped tile border was by a now defunct brand called Harmonie.


I heat-embossed the Spring Branch with different colours of Distress embossing powder (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters).  I started by embossing the whole thing with the Peeled Paint colour and then using an embossing marker on the parts I wanted to emboss with the other colours.









The diamond-shaped border pieces were coated with clear gesso and then Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle.  When that was dry I rubbed some ink overtop to highlight the cracks more and grunge it up.






Thank you so much for taking a look!






Thursday, 12 October 2017

Happy Little Moment

My son Colin in 2009


This is my 5th project with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".






Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on


I started with the beautiful "Busy Bees" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (from the Main Kit).  I then made some die-cuts using papers from the Main Kit and Coordinating Paper Add-on.  As I usually do, I layered these over a dark cardstock copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  

These are the dies I used:

Memory Box
Quinn Flourish
Spellbinders
Floral Assortment
Cheery Lynn Designs
Daphne Doily
Spellbinders
Renaissance Jubilee Ravenna


I inked around the edges of the background paper, die-cuts, orange flowers (from the Main Kit and Floral Add-on) and the printed chipboard pieces (from the Elements Add-on) to make them stand out a little more. The two red flowers and small oak leaves were from my stash.  All the other flowers, leaves, lace and chipboard were from the Main Kit and add-ons.


Here are some close-ups:













Thank you so much for taking a look!