Sunday, 8 January 2012


Hi Bloggers,

Thanks very much to those of you who joined me for my shows on Create & Craft yesterday. Your support is much appreciated.

Today I'm sharing the scrapbook page I made for the show.

My friend Dee helped me out with the fab photo of her Grandad and friends with a Road Steam Machine. Such a fabulous photo.

The background for this layout was lots of fun to make.

I took a 12 x 12 piece of card and scrunched it up. I unfolded it and then ran my Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Pad over the top so that it caught on the peaks where the card had been folded. Next I misted all over the card with water. I waited a few minutes giving the ink chance to 'move' a little and then dried and flattened it using my Encaustic Art Craft Iron.

I stamped the railtrack from the Vintage Inventor stamp set up the right-hand side of the background using Coffee Archival Ink.

I inked through the That Special Touch Mask - Metal Effect with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Cut & Dry Foam in the top left and bottom left corners.

I stamped the Creative Expressions stamp 'Scattered Words' using Frayed Burplap in a couple of places. I splatted using Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress Stains. Background complete.

I stamped the sentiment from the Vintage Treasures stamp set using Coffee Archival Ink and cut out using an oval nestie. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink while still in the die.

I stamped some cogs and screws from the stamp sets using Coffee Archival Ink and inked them up with Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress Inks using Cut & Dry Foam. I added a couple of Cosmic Shimmer Faux Screw Brads in Antique Gold.

The title panel was made by embossing a piece of light beige card with the Creative Expressions Brick Embossing Folder and inking the edges with Vintage Photo.

I assembled the layout as shown and did a bit of paper piercing along the way on all the brown card mats.

Hope this layout inspires you to have a go at creating your own layouts.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Loved seeing you on C&C - it was the first time I have found you and your blog and will be following avidly from now! As a steampunk fan I really enjoyed watching the techniques you used and will definitely be having a play as a result. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon hopefully.
    Thanks, Buttons

  2. What a fantastic LO....I can't get C&C unfortunately, so have to watch on the computer when I can...not the same though :( S xx


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