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As usual Maja Design papers do not disappoint. Their ranges are always fabulous and Miles Apart is no exception. As my photo had lots of blues, I also used another sheet from the range (Keeping Busy).

I started by painting all my chipboard pieces, the title, and the back of the large frame with white gesso. When the frame was dry, I applied texture paste through the Starry Night Stencil. The Leafy Flourish and heart I painted with White Pearl, the title with Hazelnut and the frame, once the texture paste was dry, with a mixture of Ice Queen and Magical Pond. I then gently added Old Silver and Vintage Gold wax over the painted frame. I then applied Rose Gold to the edges of the frame and the heart. Once the Leafy Flourish was dry, I applied a coat of crackle varnish.

My base cardstock is a sheet of Bark layered with the reverse side of A Few Words cut to 11¾” x 11¾”. I cut 3 distorted squares 10½” square with a centre opening of 7½” square from Bark, Have Faith and Keeping Busy. I distressed the edges of all 3 distorted squares and the piece of A Few Words and inked all the edges of the papers and cardstock with vintage photo. I then layered the 3 distorted squares on top of A Few Words off setting each one. I applied strips of chipboard to the back of The Keeping Busy and Have faith squares to give them dimension. I then attached the frame putting the left-hand corner behind the Have Faith square and the top two corners on top. I brought the level of the frame up by adding chipboard to the back. I then added the leafy flourish, heart, title, and flowers to the layout.

I love this photo of my Mum and unfortunately, we are Miles Apart. Not sure when I will get to see her, Dad, and the rest of the family again so it is great to be able to scrap reminders of good times.

Products Used:

February Scrapaholix Kits - Miles Apart 

Extra cardstock & patterned paper used:

1 x Bazzill Bark

1 x Maja Design Miles Apart - Keeping Busy

The Dusty Attic - Leafy Flourish

Dusty Attic Starry Night Stencil

The Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo

Ranger Texture Paste 1oz 3pk

Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold

Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Old Silver

Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rose Gold

Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique White Pearl

Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Ice Queen 

Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Hazelnut 

Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint - Magical Pond 

Art Basics Heavy Gesso - white

49 & Market Enchanted Petals - Mint

Mini Ink Blending Tool 1" Round

Palette Knives

Scor-Tape - 1/4" Double Sided Tape

Scor-Tape - 3/8" Double sided Tape

From my own stash:

Wooden title.

3D adhesive dots – Zots. Janine no longer has these, but I assume these will be similar - Adhesive Dots Roll - 3D

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Anonymous - February 19, 2021

Such an interesting layout with lots of detail and embellishing. It really showcases the photo inside.

Susan Crease - February 16, 2021

This is lovely. Always nice to be able to do a layout with a loved one.

Anonymous - February 15, 2021

So clever and interesting. Draws the eye. Really cool.

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