Monday, January 23, 2017

Adventure In The Back Country Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello everyone, Charlene here!

Thanks for joining me today on the blog! There is not much snow in southern Alberta in the winter so when we moved to Ontario the first thing that my son Hunter saved his money for was a sled! Last year he and his friend drove up to Pembroke with their sleds and rode the trails all day, loving every minute of it!

To create the tree I first stained it with Forest Green Distress Stain. I then added several different mediums to the tips to create the snow; most unsuccessfully as they all took on a green tinge from the stain. My end product was a textured sand medium and white acrylic paint.

I used my foam blending tool with Pumice Stone ink on the sled and then added some black soot ink around the edges.

The chains were simply stained with Black Soot Distress Stain and the stars with Fired Red Distress stain.

The Adventure word was another work in progress! I started with Crackle medium but I didn’t like the look of it when I added some colour, I tried making it red but it turned out looking pink! So I went with the old standby of black acrylic paint. I do like how the bumpy texture shows on the chipboard and I love how forgiving chipboard is to use. If you’re not happy with the look, simply paint over it! Voila!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Used:

Other Products Used:

- KaiserCraft Paper and stickers
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Black Soot, Forest Moss and Fired Brick. Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
- Letter stickers
- Black and white acrylic paint
- Textured Sand medium

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Thanks for joining me,
Happy Creating!



  1. Great layout with lots of really neat chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Co. Well designed!!!

  2. oh I love this! I don't snowmobile but hummmm. I know there are horsey chippies so I could do the layout with that theme for my scrapbook. Good stuff!!!