Sunday, January 21, 2018

Adventure Awaits

Bringing in the tree; from left to right: Vincent, my DIL’s dad, Nicholas, Sophia and my DS.
Here’s more of the Christmas Tree Hunt, using old supplies – in this case, Blue Fern Studios papers and 7 Dots elements. 
I started by covering the Stillness sheet with clear gesso and allowing it to dry. This cuts down on the warping from mixed media. Meanwhile, I cut the Road Trip sheet into various shapes and sizes, arranged them to fit under my photo and stapled them together when I was satisfied with the “pile”. The photo was adhered to a piece of corrugated packaging to give it some dimension and glued to the top.
Next, I decided exactly where I wanted to place my photo and marked it with a pencil before randomly stenciling and then stamping my page.
After adhering my photo, I added some bare chippie squares and flowers to embellish my page, then a few of the 7 Dots Elements around the photo. (I’ve used one of these for my title on top of the photo and another on the bottom to record the date.) Next, I added a little Stone Effect Paste around the flowers to add a bit of texture.
I finished it all off by covering the photo and creating a snowfall around the page with watered down gesso.


Blue Fern Studios – Tranquility Collection – Stillness
Blue Fern Studios – Wanderlust Collection – Road Trip
Prima – Salvage District Collection – Marble Court #586478
Prima – Noir Belge #586768
Prima – Chesley #594794
Creative Embellishments – Nested Squares
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Collection – Elements 6x12 #SDPE8016
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Collection – Element Stickers 6x12 #SDST0024
Liquitex – Clear Gesso
Prima – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – Graphite #961497
Prima – Art Extravagance – Stone Effect Paste – Concrete #964368
Tsukineko – Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Golden – Gesso
The Crafters Workshop – Mini Screen Print #TCW525s
Prima – Almanac Collection – Cling Rubber Stamp #555146

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


It’s been a while since I’ve done some scrapping; I’ve been doing the Christmas thing – cards and cookies and decorating and shopping… Time to get back into taking out my photos and supplies and creating a layout or two.

I’m trying to make a dent in my hoard and so I’ve dug into my pattern papers and found this sheet from the Nature Walk collection by 7 Dots. I think it provides a perfect rustic background for this photo of the grandchildren striking a pose at the Christmas tree farm.
I’m also determined to lighten the pile of chipboard; I found this one that scrappy friend Rae Moses gave me some time ago. I wanted to be able to reassemble the pieces after altering the “chain” part with rust paste, so I simply colored the outer and inner parts with black ink.
The background layers are from a few Kaisercraft papers and a few remnants of sticker sheets from 7 Gypsies.
I embellished the corner with a Finnabair washer and a tangle of thread.
The background splatters are part of the paper pattern. The title is from a Heidi Swapp sticker collection.

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.


7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk collection – Musical Blooms #SDPP0083
Kaisercraft – Time Machine collection – Coggler #P1922
Kaisercraft – Time Machine collection –Gadget #P1924
7 Gypsies – Architextures – Junque Garage Stickers #7G25033
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Rustic Washers #963422
Prima – Sunrise Sunset collection – Mechanicals – Vintage Trinkets – Brads #960384
Heidi Swapp – Epoxy Stickers – Buzz Words – Forever – Black

Tsukineko – Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Prima – Art Extravagance – Rust Effect Paste – Red Rust #964689