“Live for the moments you can not put into words” 49andMarket DT project

Hi there friends. It has been a super busy week but all these deadlines surely keep me on my toes. For this project I have chosen to use a collection I have been dying to use for some time now….. Vintage Artistry’s Sky collection. And for this project I decided to use a photo of my son from a few years back on a travelling holiday we made as a family to Sydney. We had found a beautiful beach in Forster and stayed for a few days. My children were in their element soaking up the rays of the sun and swimming each and every day. Great memories to treasure!


So to start my project off I primed my patterned paper “Alabaster” that I
selected for my background. I love these papers as they accommodate for a photo
and you really need to do very little to the backgrounds except for building
beneath your photo and adding colours and textures. Once the background dried I
added some crackle texture paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry.
I then moved on to making layers with the new Sky Nouveau Ephemera Stack.
Oh my goodness. There is nothing better than these stacks. It takes away all the
time from cutting papers and finding the -coordinating colours to match. I would
highly recommend these packs for the ease of convenience. So I chose from the
pack what I needed and then positioned and adhered together along with my photo.
These were then adhered to my layout background and then I went to work on
adding in my 3D embellishments.
After I added in my embellishments I added in some flowers from the Vintage
Shades Blue Cluster pack along with a couple of miscellaneous sage flowers from
my ever growing stash. I also popped in some beach finds which I always think
adds that special touch to a beach layout. This time around I added in some
seaweed and sponge found on one of our scavenger beach finds. These are washed
well and dried for a very very long time. Before adding to a project I always
dress them with a coat or two of clear gesso or a matt gel.This will keep them
from breaking and protect your layout.
At the end of my project I worked on adding in some more interest using art
stones in various sizes and Dusty Attic chipboards which believe it or not was a
last minute add. These chipboards pieces were dressed in powder pigments and
then covered in a clear gesso to keep the powder on the chipboards and not my
hands. Well I hope today I have inspired you in some small way. Until next time
take care and stay safe.
Teen x
49andMarket Products used:
49andMarket Vintage Artistry Sky – Ambrosial –
Serendipitous Layered Embellishments –
Vintage Artistry Sky Nouveau Ephemera Stack –
49andMarket’s Vintage Shades – Blue Cluster –
49andMarket’s – Always Together Stamp Set by Katie Pertiet
49andMarket’s –  Grammar Stamp  by Pascale –
Other Products Used:
Liquitex Gessoes Clear and White
Decoart Crackle Paste White
Rope paper moulds
Cadence Mix Media Stencil Collection
3D Gloss Gel – Finnabair
Finnabair Artextravagance Art Stones Mega and Mini
Finnabairs Artingredients Mica Powder Rust
Couture Creations Mix and Match Pigments – Black
Beach Finds – fibres, seaweed and shells