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.


  1. Peggy, this is spectacular. It's been a while since I've stopped by to peek at your projects, and it's nice to see you haven't lost your touch for the beautification of all things scrapworthy. Lovely lovely techniques, and as always you have inspired me to go further than I am. My reach still exceeds my grasp, however. But I continue to try!