Sunday, September 13, 2015

Boy with his tricycle

Today I’m sharing a layout I created with a Pinterest photo (circa mid-late 1800’s) that really interested me. 
Can you imagine the rough ride children had on their bicycles & tricycles without tires?

I mimicked an uneven dirt path using modeling paste applied with a palette knife; heat embossed while still wet with Tim Holtz Distress powders “Old Paper” and “Frayed Burlap”; then microbeads were added to match the darker patches in the photo. 
The Dusty Attic grass cluster chippies embossed with Distress powder color “Shabby Shutters” helped to add a rustic feel.  
The chipboard fence was acrylic painted; then sponged with brown paint to give a worn look.  LSG Starburst “A Bit o’Bubbly” applied on the fence helped to tone down the brightness of the vanilla color.

Another way to get a rustic feel is by using corrugated cardboard.  I spritzed these pieces with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist color “Buccaneer Bay Blue”.  This color has a really gorgeous bright blue shimmer!  All of the Moon Shadow Mists have a brown base to them, so they are perfect to use on vintage layouts.
Distress inked splatters in Vintage Photo color gave an aged feel to the layout.  Various flowers, berries and a fabric bow tie helped add some color.
This page was a real challenge for me because although I can picture something in my mind, I don’t always know exactly what to do to accomplish the look that I want.  I took a risk creating the worn looking path because if it would not have turned out to my liking, then the one page that I had left in this Maja Design stripe would have been ruined.  So, I’m happy that it came out ok!  Whew!
Onward I go….perhaps I’ll find another vintage photo to scrap!  Thx for stopping by! Lisa : )
Products used:
Maja Design – Vintage Autumn Basics collection – page named “No. XXIII”
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Splatters THS009
Tim Holtz Distress EP – Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters
LSG sprays – Moon Shadow Mist “Buccaneer BayBlue”; Starburst “A Bit o’Bubbly
Flowers, Fabric Bow, Berries – Hobby Lobby, Michael’s & Prima Milk Bottle burgundy tiny flowers


  1. Oh this is amazing! I adore that old photo and your background work is perfect!

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  3. Okay, made a typo I couldn't live with in my previous comment, lol.

    Beautiful work! Love the modelling paste path, distressed fence and misted corrugated cardboard!

  4. Beautiful design, colors, adorable photo! The path ,corrugated, and fence are amazing!

  5. what a fabulous photo and you have showcased it with perfection .. love x


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