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Memories by JACKIE BURTON
The papers this month are from Blue Fern Studios, Eclectic Charm range. I used to be a big fan of Blue Fern but when the business changed hands a few years back I went off them as they just did not inspire me but lately I have come to like them again and I really like April’s kit.
I started by painting all my chipboard pieces and my wooden title with white gesso. When they were dry, I painted them with the Metallique Black Berry paint and then I sprayed them with Starburst spray Opal sea oats and finished off with a little Vintage Gold Metallique Wax.
My base cardstock is a sheet of Stonewash. Then I took a sheet of Reminisce and distressed the edges until there was a border of the stonewash showing of about 1/16” on all four edges. I then cut a square from the centre of the paper 7”x7” to use as a mat for my photograph and again distressed the edges but only lightly on this. My next layer was a sheet of Calling cards cut to 11⅜” x 11⅜”. Again, I distressed the edges and using a technique I saw Gabrielle Pollacco use I pinched in the top right-hand corner by about 2½” creating a pleated effect. I also tore some cut outs at the bottom and on the left-hand side and curled the edges over. I applied a wash of the starburst spray randomly around where my photo would go, stencilled some random stars with the blue opal texture past and finished off the sheet by randomly applying clusters of Prills. I inked the edges of all the papers with vintage photo and applied a little of the vintage gold wax along the edges. I layered the sheet of Reminisce with the cut out to the Stonewash cardstock reverse side up. I added some lace from the February kit behind the pinched corner on the Calling cards piece and then layered this on top of the Reminisce. For my photo mat I lightly sprayed with the starburst spray and added the left-over chipboard from my frame to the back to create height when placing on my layout. I added a piece of cheesecloth and die cut towards the bottom where my photo mat would go on the left-hand side. I added my photo, frame, flowers, a wooden clock, a word stick to the photo mat and a butterfly cut from the Prima Butterfly Lace and layered this on top of the Calling Cards. I then added a piece of the chipboard border along the edge of the pleated corner, a piece of cheesecloth and a flower spray. I added my title to the top and some flowers to the torn-out pieces. To finish off I added some pearls to the chipboard border, and frame.
Unfortunately, after my rendition of ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’ I do not think people will ever have been able to listen to it in the same light! It was not good!
Scrapaholix April Main Kit & Add On Kit -
The Dusty Attic - Sweet Pea Frame set — The Mad Scrapper
49 & Market Wildflowers - Cobalt — The Mad Scrapper
Jewel Effect Texture Paste - Blue Opals — The Mad Scrapper
Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray Set - Mermaid Sea Shells — The Mad Scrapper
US Artquest Mini Prills - Fuzzy Navel — The Mad Scrapper
From my own stash:
3D adhesive dots – Zots. Janine no longer has these, but I assume these will be similar - Adhesive Dots Roll - 3D — The Mad Scrapper
Piece of cheesecloth. Janine has similar here - Cheesecloth Packaged — The Mad Scrapper