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Friday, 5 September 2014

always and forever for A Vintage Journey

Well it is time for another challenge over at A vintage Journey and the theme this time is with a flourish...alll the details can be found here. So here is my piece :

I started with the new motif resist paper and it is gorgeous xx I played with some sofetr colours of stain for me to create the background., added to mdf plaque and edged with dried marigold distress paint, inking edges when dry with walnut stain.

For the foal point this gorgeous picture from the found relatives pack, just love this...I scuffed distressed and inked.

I added plenty of idea-ology on the piece and some of the great rub ons . film strip always seem to go well with these photos. I dyed some seam binding and scrunched to dry , in a really soft colour.

I added flowers , made suing tattered floral die with idea-ology centres and die cut flourishes.

I love how the motif paper flourishes look too against these softer colours. More idea-ology in the form of a muse token smudged with treasure gold.

I added this fab metal embellishment which was coated with glue and seal and then rock candy before adding paint and stains.

These are not colours I usually use buut I am really pleased, for once, with how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by, I am busy today as I have a Friday focus up for Frilly and Funkie today too, with wonderful stamps...

keep those fingers inky!
Thanks to everyone who has found time to leave comments or stop by...life has a rather busy schedule for me so sorry as my visits and comments have been a little lacking...
trace  x


  1. Beautiful piece of work Trace. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Gorgeous piece Trace, love how you put it together and such a great idea to use the resist paper! Love the pretty flowers and how you have embellished around that sweet photo!

  3. Very beautiful Trace and also inspiring. The flowers are stunning

    Love Chrissie x

  4. This looks truly vintage, especially the way you scuffed up the photo. I love the metal plate embellishment and the beautiful flowers - great background too! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. I just adore this soft and muted colour palette Trace, it's gorgeous as is the completed card. The book plate looks amazing.
    hugs Brenda xx

  6. That is so pretty, the colour is gorgeous xxx

  7. Loving that resist paper! What a beautiful projects Trace. Jenny x

  8. So gorgeous Trace! Love the delicate hues. Just noticing your 'flourish' blog background too - so lovely. Nicola x

  9. Love the layout and the colours! Not my usual colour choice either but you have made it work so well. Adore that resist paper. Nikki xx

  10. Pretty use of flourishes, Trace. Love how you distressed the baby from Found Relatives and the flourished background! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

  11. It is the most beautiful piece, Trace,-
    Love the background, the beautiful flowers, the swirls and great metal piece ,you altered so fantastic !!
    Dorthe, xo

  12. This is so beautiful with lovely soft colours Trace. Gorgeous flourishes and florals showcase the sweet photograph. Love it x

    Hugs Annie x

  13. Super combined! And those flowers look so delicate and vintage! Beautiful. Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  14. This is so beautiful and your colour choice is stunning with the picture. What a great idea to use the distress tool on your image.
    Julie x

  15. Fabulous colours, and a great background so detailed
    Finished perfectly with the flourish and photograph

    Jools x

  16. Trace - this is so lovely and soft, the vintage look comes shining through. Very nicely done and thank you for sharing.

    Hugs xx

  17. How adorable! Love the scratchy texture on the photo, and the altered ornate plate looks fab!
    Alison xx

  18. So beautiful! I just love that motif resist paper and your flowers are stunning! Your metal embellishment has such great texture, what a fab addition to a gorgeous layout! :)

  19. Your color choices are perfect, the flowers are lovely, and the use of the metal embellishments provides great contrast with the softness of it all. I also love that you scuffed and scratched your found relative--great idea! This is a very inspiring piece of art!

  20. Great layout Trace the colours are beautiful and the embellishments perfect

    x Hilda


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