Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Masculine Layout

Hi everyone,

This month the lovely Suzanne from The Scrapbook Store sent me the beautiful Blue Fern Studios 'Tranquility' Collection in my parcel of goodies.

Normally I would have gravitated towards a feminine layout with this paper range, but I decided to push myself a little and picked out the  'Jubilation' weather board pp which has a gorgeous grungy feel to it and is perfect for a masculine page.

To start, I cut strips from the 'Blissful', 'Serenity' and 'Patience' pps, picking out the cream and brown grungy tones and overlayed them vertically and horizontally.  To soften and give a distressed look I applied gesso over the strips with a credit card.
Next I masked over the strips with the Dusty Attic Distressed Grid stencil and Viva Inka Gold in Aquarmarine.

For an overall grungy look, I randomly stamped over the top with the Blue Fern Coarse Fabrics stamp set and various Tim Holtz masculine stamps using archival inks in cobalt, watering can and black.  I also stamped around my the edges of my background with the Kaisercraft Film Edges texture stamp to create a border.
To add a bit more contrast, I mixed a little bit of Copper Inka Gold with water and flicked over my background using a small fan brush.  I also used the Copper Inka Gold to colour my metal embellishments, by applying small amounts with my fingertip and rubbing into the embellishments.
My chipboard frame and wooden title were altered by coating with Viva Inka Gold in Graphite, then flicked over with the watered down Copper Inka Gold.

After adhering my photo and embellishments I applied cobalt micro beads in random spots over the strippy sections to create a bit more texture and grunge.
And there you have it a masculine layout using what you might think is a very feminine range of patterned papers.

TSS Products Used:
Tim Holtz – Clear Stamp Set – French Memories
Other product: Prima mechanicals, wooden title

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Hi Cathy! I hope you are keeping warm! Bit cold up this way! This layout is fabulous, perfectly masculine and a touch of grunge.. I love the back ground and the buckle looks amazing.. enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  2. This one is amazing! You always do such gorgeous masculine pages.