Be Brave

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper.

This month I made a layout using the Tim Holtz Dapper collection. This collection is full of vintage ephemera images that have a great masculine feel. I knew it was perfect to highlight this photo of my grandfather (on the left) and his friend. My grandfather served with the Navy in the Pacific in WWII. I have a couple of photos of him in his uniform, and they are a great treasure.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave
I started with one of the 12×12 papers in the collection for my background, and then added multiple layers of Distress Paint, Distress Stain, modeling paste, and Distress Inks. I used stencils for the modeling paste bricks and the inked stars. I used a Tim Holtz background stamp with Picket Fence Distress Paint for the random circles in the background. Then I layered several of the 6×6 and smaller patterns from the collection.
Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave

To add even more depth and age to the project, I layered a vintage air mail envelope and stamp into the collage. I painted the Tim Holtz flag die cut with Distress Ink in Faded Denim and Fired Brick and pewter Distress Pint.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave

A mirrored star and measuring tape trim complete the collage.

Erica Hofstetter ~ Zunky Chic ~ Be Brave



3 comments to Be Brave

  • Audrey Pettit  says:

    Omgosh, this is uhhhmazing, Erica! That old photo of your grandfather is priceless! And you did justice to it with this gorgeous vintage collage! Love all the goodies you used here. Dapper is truly perfect for this, and the airmail envelope and stamp are such a great touch. <3

  • Kimberly Laws  says:

    Hi Erica,
    Congrats! You won my little giveaway. The mini Halloween shadowbox is yours.
    Please respond to this comment with your mailing address.
    By the way, I haven’t visited in quite a while, and see that I have missed out on a lot of your amazing work, I will have to put an extended visit on my to do list.
    hugs and JOY,

  • Kim Laws  says:

    HI again Erica, please send your mailing address to: kimberlylaws@optonline.netThanks,Kim

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