Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Goggles

My niece, Meghan, in 2011


For this layout of my niece, I used the Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper papers from the Scraps of Elegance July kit, "Country Chic".  I used the Main Kit , Coordinating Paper Add-on and the Floral Add-on.

Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Floral Add-on



I started with the Kaisercraft Whisper Neutral paper from the Main Kit and ripped off the top and bottom, then layered it over strips of the Mist paper.  I used the rest of the Mist paper to die-cut a large decorative circle and the Hydrangea paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on to cut some small doilies.  I tucked some notecards from the Main Kit under either side of the large circle and matted the photo with the gingham paper that was also included in the Main Kit.




The large white doilies and the teal rectangles framing the photo were cut from cardstock from my stash. As I usually do, I layered each die-cut over a dark cardstock copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  I inked around the edges of most of the die-cuts and papers with Aquamarine chalk ink.

These are the dies I used:

Spellbinders
Romantic Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ambergris Tiny Doily
Spellbinders
Grand Decorative Circles One
Cheery Lynn Designs
Ambergris Doily


The chipboard pieces were from my stash.  I painted the border pieces teal and while the paint was still wet, lightly dabbed in some white paint to make the colour look less flat.  For the leaf flourishes, I embossed them with Ranger Antiquities Verdigris embossing powder and applied a bit of Aquamarine chalk ink.





These are the chipboard pieces I used:


Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #7

Dusty Attic
Swirly Vines #3


The larger flowers by 49 and Market were from my stash.  The medium and small roses and the small white flowers were from the Main Kit and Floral Add-on.






Thank you so much for taking a look today!




Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Little Meghan

This is my third layout using the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance July kit, "Country Chic".

My niece, Meghan when she was little, in 2003


For this layout I used the Main KitCoordinating Paper Add-onElements Add-on and Floral Add-on.

Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on



I started with the Rooster Row paper from the 49 and Market Cottage Life collection included in the Main kit.  I then made a bunch of die-cuts from some white cardstock and from the Provence, Watering the Garden and Bicycle Ally papers from the Main Kit and Coordinating Paper Add-ons.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock version and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.




These are the dies I used:
Cheery Lynn Designs
Horizon Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Designs
Daphne Doily
Spellbinders
Timeless Rectangles



I punched some tiny flowers using the Branching Out paper (in the Main Kit) and glued a single Lavender and Lace Prill in the middle of each one.





The chipboard pieces were from my stash.  I embossed them all with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Pop Rock Purple embossing powder included in the Main Kit.  I inked around the edges of the chipboard and diecuts with Blue Iris Colorbox Chalk ink.





These are the chipboard pieces I used:

Dusty Attic
Ornate Corner #7
Dusty Attic
Corner Flourish #1
Dusty Attic
Fancy Trim #7



All the other embellishments were in the Main Kit or Add-ons.







Thank you so much for taking a look!



Monday, 14 August 2017

That Would Be Nice

My son, Evan, in 2002


When my son, Evan, was little, he used to say "That would be nice" a lot.  The expression on his face in this picture makes me imagine him saying that, hence the name of this layout.

This is my second layout this month using the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July kit, "Country Chic", featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.  I used the Main KitPatterned Paper Add-onCoordinating Paper Add-onElements Add-on and Floral Add-on.


Main Kit


Patterned Paper Add-on

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on


I started with the beautiful Provence paper from the Main Kit and did some stenciling with molding paste on the background.  I went over the stenciled areas with some watercolour to make them stand out more.

The Crafter's Workshop
Kasbah





I used another sheet of the Provence paper from the Patterned Paper Add-on to make some of the die-cuts.  The Bicycle Ally paper and Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on were used to make the other die-cuts.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock copy, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.






This is the die set I used:

Spellbinders
Decorative Labels Eight


The two small chipboard flourishes were from my stash.  I embossed these with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Pop Rock Purple embossing powder included in the Main Kit.


Dusty Attic
Foliage
Dusty Attic
Botanic Accent #2





All the other embellishments were in the Main Kit or Add-ons.  I sprayed the green roses from the Main Kit with some Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist to dull the colour slightly and brushed the tips of the petals with white paint.





Thank you so much for taking a look today!




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Tom and May

This my first project with the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July Kit, Country Chic featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.

My great-aunt and her brother-in-law


I used the Main Kit, Floral Add-on, Elements Add-on and Coordinating Paper Add-on.

Main Kit
Floral Add-on
Elements Add-on

Coordinating Paper Add-on



I started with the Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on.  I did some stamping that didn't turn out the way I had planned so I gessoed over it and inked it slightly with some pink chalk-ink.  I then die-cut two large circles out of the Garden Seeds paper (from the Coordinating paper add-on) and Branching Out paper (from the Main Kit), layered them over black cardstock copies and glued them onto the background.  I also used the Garden Seeds paper to die-cut some leaves.


These are the dies I used:

Spellbinders
Grand Decorative Circles One
Tattered Lace
Ornate Leaves

I primed the chipboard fence (from the Main Kit) with clear gesso and then applied DecoArt white crackle paint.  I also inked around the edges slightly with charcoal grey.  The center of the fence would have been hidden under the photo anyway, so I cut it out to save for another layout and glued the end pieces to the page.

Blue Fern Studios
Country Picket Fence




I cut a mat for the photo out of the gingham paper included in the Main Kit and then glued it to a sheet of plain chipboard for stability.  I used foam tape under this to balance the photo.

The corner flourishes and buttons were from my stash.  Most of the flowers, with the exception of a couple of 49 and Market flowers from my stash, were from the Floral Add-on.

The clothespins were from the Main Kit and the butterfly from the Elements Add-on.








Thank you so much for taking a look today!