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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Always & Forever by Patti Sylvia

Always & Forever
Hi, Patti here with another Scrapadabadoo design team layout.   I used the beautiful Somewhere in Time collection by BoBunny  I trimmed 1/4” off of one horizontal edge and 1/4” of of one vertical edge of the paper then matted it on a piece of black cardstock from the coordinated cardstock collection  I heavily distressed the edges of the patterned paper with the Prima Distress Tool
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I distressed deeper in a few spots to expose more of the background paper but to add more interest and dimension, I added strips of drywall tape.  I love using drywall tape on my masculine pages…there are a lot of feminine embellies in the market, but not as much for the men in our lives so drywall tape has become a go to for me since I have 2 grandsons.
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Next, I mixed some silver acrylic paint with some Goldens light modeling paste and used aTim Holtz stencil and a Crafter’s Workshop mini stencil  I then randomnly on purpose stenciled around the page…is there is such a thing. 
I also misted around the page using Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in pewter and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Piece of Heart both of which I’ve had in my stash forever.
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Next, I randomnly on purposed stamped in Black Archival in by Ranger using the Indigoblu bubbles stamp which is my new favorite background stamp.
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Now that my background paper was all prepared I was ready for the photo and embellishments.  I mounted my 4 x 6 photo that I double matted exposing a 1/8” border on a scrap piece of chipboard so I have room to tuck some embellishments under the photo.
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I diecut 2 gears from Tim Holtz gadgets and gear die out of chipboard and painted them in silver acrylic paint, topped it with a flower made with the Tim Holtz tattered floral die and  I misted the flowers with the same Pewter and  Piece of My Heart mist I used on the page to masculine them up and because flowers have to have leaves I stamped and hand cut them out. 
To complete the page and reinforce the masculine look, I added some Tim Holtz mini gears and some jewels from the collection
Always & Forever
This was my attempt at making what I call an artsy, fartsy, mixed media, collage type page.   I need some more practice but I don't think I did  too bad for my first time even if I say so myself…LOL
Thank you for looking. ~Patti~


  1. Very beautiful and goes great with the picture. Love it!

  2. So beautiful! The pic is just gorgeous

  3. Such a cherish moment, beautiful.

  4. This is just lovely. Your layout choices emphasizes the serenity of the moment!!!

  5. This is wonderful! I love the gear peeking out from behind the page. Will definitely be using some of these techniques. Thanks.

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  7. Beautiful LO Patti. Love all the layers and textures.

  8. This is beautiful! What a sweet and precious memory!

  9. Oh Patti this is gorgeous and that picture how priceless is that love it.

  10. Beautiful job Patti! I personally don't think you need to practice!!!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous and soooo precious.....

  12. Beautiful arsty farsty layout........certainly cannot tell this was your first collage / grunge layout!!