“Footprints” by Tina Ollett

A huge welcome back tonight. I have my second instalment, this time using the very new Scents of Nature collection. The moment I laid my eyes on a sneak peek of this collection some months back, I instantly new these blues were going to be my first point of call. And so it was! I absolutely adore this shade of blue, just right for my beach layouts that I adore to create.

This layout was titled using a quote from my collection of old rub-ons. It reads:

Take only Memories, Leave nothing but Footprints,

so appropriate for this particular layout I thought.

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This photo of my eldest daughter was taken a couple of years back when our fur babies were just that, babies. We were on holidays at our favourite beach destination. Whilst we were there the beach was our main activity as our holiday house was only metres away.

Since then we have been back time and time again. Just can’t get enough of it. My other favourite thing to do whilst we are on holidays there is to collect everything and anything from the beach front. I have containers of seaweed, shells, pumicestone etc etc. The shells that you see on all my beach layouts are from this beautiful beach.


My background page was made from “The Forgotten” patterned paper…….it is absolutely stunning. I could use this piece over and over and over! It was firstly primed with clear gesso and then I did a combination of stamping and embossing using Gabrielle’s “Faded Damask” stamp set. If you haven’t got this one in your collection yet ……..do yourself a favour!! Absolutely Amazing stamp!!!I have also used the script stamp from Gabi’s Etheral stamp set.

My photo was matted with “Blue Petals”.

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Here you can see the Damask stamping along with a little splattering of Dusty Attic  Denim acrylic paint and some gesso. My Vintage Shades (Blue Bouquet) were also dressed in a little or in some cases a lot of Denim acrylic paint.

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And from another view…….here you can see the layering of the shells, chipboards and flowers. I have used Dusty Attic chippies to embellish my layout. Some were simply dressed in Embossing Powders, others in white gesso and edged with Dusty Attic Denim acrylic paint.

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Well this is where I will leave you tonight. I do hope you have enjoyed your visit here tonight. Thanks for dropping by and until next time, happy scrapping.

Tina x