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Friday 1 February 2013

Beryl & Grandma

Over on the Scrapology Blog for the month of February we have been playing with Texture Paste.
We are scraplifting a beautiful layout by Heather Jacob

this is our sketch 

I used Kaiser Craft papers from the Periwinkle collection.
Ash Bazzill and some clear crystal gems.

The photo is an old one of Alan's cousin Beryl with their grandma Georgina. 

Here is a brief description of what I did
I kept the Ash Bazzill whole to make a firm base for the whole layout.
With 'Dawn' paper I punched down the right side with a border punch, then tore the other three sides so the finished piece was about 10" x 11".   I took the left over strip, turned it over, trimmed the ends so it was a little shorter than the first piece and place to left tucking it under the larger piece slightly.

Next I took the 'Whisper' paper and tore two strips approx. 3/4" x 10". This was placed horizontally across the layout under the photo.

With 'Hint' paper I trimmed one side with a deep edge border punch to create a lacy pattern. Then I cut a piece about 9 1/2" and added it just above the two horizontal strips of floral paper, setting the remainder aside for later.  I tore a piece - bird side up - about 1 1/2" x 9" which was tucked in vertically over the left side piece of black patterned paper and slightly under the main peach piece.

Next I made a tear up from the bottom on the right side and folded it back. Then I tore a scrap from the blue dot side of the 'Whisper' paper and tucked this under gap. I added a short piece of the left over lacy border punched earlier. I repeated this with a smaller tear low down on the left side and tucked under a torn piece of floral side of 'Whisper'. I tucked in a punched leaf frond using the black side of 'Hint' paper into the gap.

After inking all the torn edges I lightly stuck them in place. I decorated them with the sewing machine and some cream and black threads.  I further distressed the edges up to the stitching.

Using texture paste and mask I added some harlequin shapes to the top left area of the layout.  After allowing this to dry I inked it slightly to highlight the shapes, and texture.

I cut my photo mount from a plain peach area of 'Breath' paper.  I made a selection of label shapes in different papers and sizes cut using the Cricut and punches - these were cut up as only small amounts of each was needed to peek out from under the photo. I inked the edges and drew round the shapes with a pen.  After building up the arrangement I stuck everything in place.

I used Sizzlets Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip die, and cut leaves and flowers using 'Breath' paper. I used leaves from the aqua side and the flowers from the peach side.  I inked the edges of all these shapes, scrunched them up and stuck them in place. I added a gem to the centre of each flower.

I cut my letters for title with Sizzlets Typeset decorative strip die and stick this to the bottom left of page.

From the manufacture's strips at the bottom of each paper I cut three flags about 2" long. These were added to the right of the photo. about 1/2" apart. Three x 1/2" punched circles from some peach paper were inked and added to left of each flag with a 3D pad. A gem was added to each circle and coloured with sky blue Promarker. Then I added three more circles and gems to the top of two horizontal strips of paper. These were coloured with a spice Promarker. 

Finally I added a gem to each tear.

Thanks for looking.
Please pop over to Scrapology to find out more details for the challenge and the prize.


  1. Beautiful Layout Lynn. I really like the colour combination.

  2. Lovely work and great use of the layout. Will have to give this one a try myself.You ladies from scrapology know your stuff.

  3. Beautiful work as always Hun....love all the details and the colours are just gorgeous xx

  4. Another masterpiece Lynn - fab detailing x

  5. You have such beautiful vintage photos. I love the colour combination you've used - gives some vibrancy but tones in beautifully. Gorgeous details, Lynn!


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