This is another layout that was in The Scrapbook Magazine as part of my article about distressing techniques. This layout mainly uses Basic Grey papers.
So what techniques have I used?
I've distressed the edge of the base paper. The way I do this is to get something sharp, like a pokey tool, or the point of a compass and draw/scratch/gouge a line around the edge, then pull the paper edge away from the gouge line.
Then I ink the edge. For inking I mostly use Ranger distress inks, and apply with a piece of cut'dry foam.
My favourite colours of ink are Tea Dye, for lighter papers, and Walnut Stain for darker papers.
I have a ruler with a scalloped edge, and I have torn the rose patterned paper against this. If you look closely (Click on image) you will see the rough scallop effect this gives.
To make the scroll I rolled the paper ends around a pencil. You need to roll it backward and forward a few times to break the tension of the paper. I then add some adhesive to the end to keep the scroll in place.
I've used glimmer mist and a stencil also. The glimmer mist colour is Sandy Beach. This is a great colour if you want to age paper as it gives the appearance of foxing, like on old books.
The chipboard title has been crackled. I think I used Tim Holtz crackle paint, and when dry I rubbed in some distress inks to emphasize the cracks. To be honest I find the Tim Holtz crackle paints a bit hit or miss, and prefer to use a crackle medium, like Jo Sonja's.
The heart is from a packet of plain silver metal hearts bought from Ikea.
I painted it with cream acrylic paint to knock down the brightness, sanded it back to expose some of the metal, and inked it a bit to dirty it up.
And finally, I added some stickles glitter glue around the edge, and to the centre of the flowers-which were all cut out from the Basic Grey papers.
The photo is of Jack and Emily when they were young and sweet.
I miss those days so much.