Sunday, May 8, 2011

Forever Remembered ~ and ~ Time to Fish

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers among my followers.  I hope that you have had a wonderful and blessed day with your families!

I want to say thanks to Lin at Crafty Cardmakers for selecting "Big Catch" in her top 5 out of 90 entries.

I have two layouts to share with you today. 

The first one showcases a photo of my husband's father at the machine shop where he worked for many years.  This shot was taken in 1980 shortly before he retired.  

This photo said steampunk all over it, so I used some Tim Holtz gears and raided my husband's garage stash for the hex nuts and the cotter pin.  I just found and purchased the bracket last week in a bargain bin.  I "aged" the hardware and gears with a few dabs of slate and pitch black alcohol ink.

I used a fabulous layout by Diane55 for the From Here 2 Scrapternity May scraplift challenge:


I also used the Scrap-Friendzy 5-7-11 Challenge by Cheryl by using 11 different papers, 7 screw brads, 5 gears/cotter pin, and 5 hex nuts.

The challenge that had me go looking for a photo of my father-in-law was the Bird Is the Word "Forever" Challenge.  **

To create this page I used:
Papers and scraps ~ Stash
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology ~ Sprocket Gears
Ranger Alcohol Ink ~ Pitch Black and Slate
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge
Screw Brads ~ Stash
Rusty Vintage Key ~ From my friend, Kelly
Hardware ~ from my husband's stash and bargain bin
JoAnn Scrap Essentials ~ Black Brads
Delta Creamcoat Acrylic Paint ~ White
Boss Kut Gazelle ~ Title letters
Paper Crimper

I've also entered this layout in:

Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge #45 Steampunk or Machines

Now on to the second layout I have to share with you.  I created this page of Joseph preparing to go out fishing at Saltfork.  My NSD challenge for the Scrap-Friendzy girlfriendz is to distress something on the layout and use at least three of the following elements: ink, flower, ribbon, stitching, doodling, ink drops or misting, button and/or metal.

I used each of these elements on my layout.  See if you can find them:

Here are a couple close-ups:

The flower is layered with burlap, an inked book page cut-out, pattern paper cut out and button all tied together with jute.  I tried to keep it masculine.  
I cross stitched through the layers of ribbon before adhering to the page.

I wanted something to soften the border below the clock, and this rusty screen worked perfectly.
The ink splots were created by releasing drops of Walnut Ink about 12 inches or so above the paper.  When the ink drops hit the kraft paper they made a neat splot design, on the Basic Grey paper more of a round circle.

In addition to my Scrap-Friendzy DT challenge this layout is for the Let's Scrap NSD Challenge #2 by Rachelle to use "Time" in the title.
I used the gorgeous 7-14-10 Left Side Sketch by Cheri O'Neill.  I turned the sketch 180, used one photo, and placed the title where the second photo had been:

Susie over at From Here 2 Scrapternity issued a great NSD Challenge to alter your borders to make them more visible.  I used black ink to edge the scalloped borders to help them stand out against the background pp.

To create this layout I used:
Tidbitz in Time June Kit:
Basic Grey Papers ~ Origins
Kraft Paper ~ Stash
Black CS ~ Stash
Distress Ink ~ Frayed Burlap, Black Soot
Tsukineko Walnut Ink
Acid Free Marker
DMC Cotton Thread
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Timepieces Clock Faces
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Game Spinners
Rusty Screen ~ Stash
Brown Ribbon ~ Stash
Burlap, Book Page, Button, Jute ~ Stash
JoAnn Essentials ~ Brown Brads
Boss Kut Gazelle ~ Title Letters
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Tool

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! 

~ Blessings ~


  1. OH these are wonderful layouts! I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!

  2. wow..Gorgeous card!!! I just love this card... This is so elegant and beautiful..
    This clock and the flower designs are really nice. Thanks for this great card.Magento Themes

  3. Great layouts, you've got a great eye for colour and detail!

  4. Absolutely amazing layouts, love every element you added. :) Lori m

  5. These are AWESOME.. wow.. nice nice work.. I love the look Tim Holtz edge to it all... fantastic!! absolutely!

  6. Great pages! I especially love the first one - great page design!

  7. Super job with your layouts!They are sooo Amazing with all those great details! :)

  8. Thanks for following me
    I have blog candy you can win
    need to come and post on by 5/16/11 if you have not
    Rebecca Minor

  9. Great layouts- hope you enjoyed your Mother's day!!

  10. your layouts are all so amazing! So are your blog posts!!!!

  11. Wonderful layouts..thank you for visiting my blog.

  12. Wow, these are fabulous Tracey!!! love the ink splots!

  13. Fabulous layouts have such an eye for detail, love it!
    Thankyou so much for following my blog and your kind comments. Love your creations.....I'm following you now too!

  14. These layouts are adorable!!! Makes me realize this was got me into paper crafting! Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am going to be your newest follower as well. Good luck on the blog candy drawing when I reach 100 followers!

  15. Wonderful Layouts, so glad you stopped by and that Momo sent yo. i am a follower now.

  16. Absolutely amazing layouts, love every element you added!!!I just love evrything in here!!!So many wonderful pages !!!I´m follower now...
    Hugs from Brazil

  17. OMG! Your layouts are terrific. I especially love the layout of your husbands father. It is soooo creative.
    Stop by my blog when you get a chance ~ I have an award for you.

    Cindy Lou

  18. Hi Tracey, thanks for the thanks! Your top five spot was well deserved.

    Another couple of fabulous layouts here. I do particularly like the steampunk one though, not just because it meets our current challenge, but because you have married the photograph just beautifully with all the embellishments and LO.

    How sad that this type of skilled job is fast disappearing in the modern world.

    Thanks for joining in the Steampunk fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  19. Super set of layouts Tracey!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Crafty CardMakers this week!

  20. They are just fantastic, well done and thanks for playin with us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Judie xx

  21. Love your layouts! Thanks for following me :0) Hugs ~Schell

  22. love love love time to fish! well done!!

  23. Hi Tracey! These layouts are amazing!! Fantastic!! I wanted to let you know I scraplifted one of your layouts and showcased it over on serenityscrappers. I did give you props and told our followers to come on over and check out your work!! Thanks for an awesome blog.


  24. Awesome LOs. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am now following you.

  25. Those are all pretty cool layouts. Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog. That was such a nice thing Momo did to connect us with others. :0)

  26. Very nice layout love all the element you use.


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