Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ScrapThat! with Sketchabilities Reveal

Welcome to day two of our November "Remember When . . . " Kit Reveal. 

ScrapThat! is honored to be the Sponsor for today's sketch challenge at Sketchabilities 

Sketchabilites has a sister card sketch site, Cardabilities.

 Our talented ScrapThat! Design Team has used our November "Remember When . . ." kit to design layouts for this amazing sketch:

Head on over to Sketchabilities to see their Design Team's fabulous work with this sketch and to link up your project for a chance to win our gorgeous September "Victorian Dream" Main Kit featuring Graphic45's A Ladies' Diary Collection.
(Actual shipping costs from Canada to be paid for by the winner.)
For details about the
ScrapThat! November "Remember When . . ." Kit,
please see our reveal post.
We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:

The team at ScrapThat! would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our amazingly talented designer, Marilyn Rivera, who has been an asset to our team during her term ending this month. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. 

What an amazing combination to work with our fabulous November ScrapThat! Kit and the amazing Sketchabilities sketch!! Here is my take:

Created using the November Main Kit

I added some mixed media products, eyelets for my lacing, embroidery thread and tiny rhinestones for the small flower centers ~ all things that most of us have in our stash. 

I created a card box with these engagement photos across the front of the lid for Joseph and Rachel's December wedding. When I saw this sketch, I thought it would be fun to use them for this page. 

Here are a few close-ups with some tips and techniques:
Chipboard Door ~ Be sure to stop back in November for my tutorial on how I created the amazing distressed texture on this chipboard door.

Tulle Lacing ~ Normally I enjoy lots of distressed layering, but this paper has so many gorgeous details like the fabulous dragonfly that I decided to showcase rather than cover. To get the feel of the large mat in the sketch, I added lacing across the page. I set two rows of eyelets for my lacing. The tulle was cut into three two-inch strips, then threaded onto a large yarn needle to pull it through the eyelets. I added a twist between each set of eyelets as I was lacing.

Dragonfly ~ You can't see it too well in the photo, but in real life this dragonfly sparkles. I brushed Distress Stickles onto the wings and body of this gorgeous image. When dry I hand stitched the edges.

Flower Clusters ~ I created the delicate yellow flowers using the kit cardstock and my Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch set. I used the kit pearls for the large and medium flower centers and some tiny rhinestones from my stash that I  colored with alcohol ink. The daisy flowers were created with Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossom die set. I fussy cut leaves from Serenade Vines to add a couple branches to each cluster. (My close-up shot was taken before I added the vines; however, you can see them in the large photo.)

Paint Splatter ~ I dipped a small, very stiff paint brush into gesso and pulled my finger across the tip to achieve the splatter. You could also use an old toothbrush. Be prepared to have dirty hands for this one!! 

Paint Drip ~ Easy peasy - just a blob of black gesso, then a bit of page tapping to get the drip to form. The trick here is giving it time to dry so I don't put a big mark on my drip, and yes I've done that trying to work with my page before it's dry, so I've learned to do this before I go to bed and let it sit overnight. The flower placed in the torn opening is another rolled flower from the Bitty Blossoms dies. 

I am entering this in the Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge to use two or more photos, a tag, and one of these photos for inspiration. I actually pulled inspiration from each of them. 

I was inspired by the scattered flowers in this one, although mine are a creamy yellow.

And the round orange sliced inspired my orange daisy flowers.
My love tag is attached to the chipboard door. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! This is GORGEOUS Tracey!! I love love love love all the photos, the colors, the flowers... just FABULOUS!!!!!

  2. amazing layout!! love the crackle on that window!!

  3. I love the door!!! You did so well with that!! My huge apologies for not visiting regularly this month - we have a server problem here that has been faulty since 13 October and I am only getting internet a couple of hours a day - I just wish they would hurry up and fix it!!

  4. beautiful layout! Love all the little pictures!

  5. Oh, I love all the gorgeous details! Amazing!

  6. So very beautiful...you have an amazing eye for detail.

  7. This is so lovely Tracey - love all the amazing details and can't wait for your tutorial on how you did that chippy distressing!

  8. What a gorgeous layout!! All of the details are stunning!! The flowers are beautiful and the chipboard door is amazing!! The entire design is fabulous!! Happy Tuesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. What a fabulous job on the lacing! Gives the page such a wedding feel. Can't wait for the tute on your door .. looks amazing!

  10. I love all of the little pictures. Gorgeous page!!

  11. wow!!!! LOVE the page and all those pics are great!!!!! looks amazing!!!

  12. gorgeous page! love those hydrangea flower clusters!!

  13. Love the background for the multi-photo layout!

  14. Hi Tracey, this looks beautiful.. what a lovely cluster these flowers make.. and all the special photos you have used... this looks wonderful..

  15. this is just beautiful Tracy :)

  16. Love all those pictures! I am usually a "one picture" kinda girl. Multi photos sorta scare me sometimes but you pulled it off beautifully!
    It's always a joy to see your creations.

  17. Love your layout- your elements are beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities this week!

  18. Love the page composition. So innovative. I can see that you have a penchant for dragonflies :)


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