Monday, April 26, 2010


I took this photo of my daughter on the very day she turned 13, to keep for posterity's sake. It was a big day for her, since as one of her friends said, it's the day she turns from being a "tween" to a "teen". So naturally I just had to scrap it.

I started with a lovely paper from Tim Holtz's Shabby Chic collection, and then just piled on the embellishments, experimenting with various mediums along the way.

I took a piece of chip tile from Tattered Angels, sprayed on a combination of Coffee Shop and Iridescent Gold glimmer mists on it, inked it with a combination of distress inks, and then used a sanding block to distress the embossed portions. I used this as a base on which I placed my matted photo and other embellishments.

I applied Tim Holtz's Distressed Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy on a couple of postage stamp "frames" from Tattered Angels, and very lightly inked their edges after the paint has dried.

I also applied the crackle paint to a little chipboard photo corner from Tattered Angels.

As the layout has a very pink base, I used lots of greens and browns as a contrast. I also did a lot of inking and distressing, and used pop-up dots for dimension. I finished it off with laces and a beautiful ornate frame from Tim Holtz.

Happy birthday, sweetie!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stack - "Shabby Chic"
Chipboards - Tattered Angels - "Nature" Embossed Chip Tiles, "Tattered Traveler Postage Stamps" Embossed Framed Fonts, Creme de Cocoa "Regal" Glimmer Chips
Glimmer Mists - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop, and Iridescent Gold
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, and Frayed Burlap
Crackle Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy
Flowers - Prima - Eclatte, Belle Arte Sachette, Valentine Vine in Light Pink
Leaves - Prima - Rose Leaves
Laces - Prima, and from stash
Metal Plate - Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Ornate Plates
Journaling Sticker - 7Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers - Grow
Alphas - Making Memories - Tiny Alphas in Pink Ledger, American Crafts Thickers - Puffy Honey in Metallic Copper
Others - EK Success 3D Dots


mariannes scrapperier m.m said...

Wow, love this LO. Its Gorgeous

scrappychic said...

Thanks so much Mariannes!