Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Zoo" Pendous Day

In 2002, we took a trip to New York to visit some friends. We took a drive down to the city to go to the Bronx Zoo. Here is a 2-page layout of our day at the zoo. (Click on photo and then click on photo again to enlarge.)

It's reveal day for this fabulous sketch by Shanon ~ AKA ~ The Scrapping Stamper:

Be sure to drop by her blog to see what her talented DT did with this sketch.

This is also the layout for our May Challenge #9 ~ layered textiles over at Scrap-Friendzy. If you're looking for a great scrapbooking community and loads of fun along with interesting challenges come on over and join us. 

Here are some close-up shots.

I used a net stitch on the scalloped circle frame that I learned from this tutorial by the talented Irene Tan:

I layered burlap, gathered tulle, zebra print fabric, stitching, and braided trim:

I used one large rolled rosette and 7 smaller ones to create this fun flower. I was inspired by the Prima Romani flowers:

Here are some rolled fabric flowers that I snipped to make them fluffy. Changing your fabric strip width and how close you make your snips will change how these come out:


To create this LO I used:

Scrap-Friendzy March Kit ~ Spread Your Wings and Fly:
MME Lost and Found ~ Market Street "Adore" Pleated Skirt Paper - 2 sheets
Glitz ~ Hoopla Zebra paper
Black Tulle
Tim Holtz Die Cuts ~ Black Swirls
Webster's Pages ~ Teal Flower Trim

Green Cardstock ~ stash
White Cardstock (inked for photo mat and journal strips) ~ Stash
Burlap ~ cut from rice bag
Zebra Print Fabric ~ stash
Braid Trim ~ stash
Muslin ~ stash
DMC ~ Embroidery Floss
Zebra Buttons ~ stash
Ranger Distress Inks
Sewing Machine and Hand Stitching

Entered in:
Whimsical Wednesday ~ Back to Basics Challenge ~ No cricut used and old school embellishment - buttons **
"Get Your Glitz On" Challenge #2 ~ Clustering - The Hoopla Zebra Paper was my starting point for this LO. Everything else had to coordinate with this gorgeous paper! I clustered three different items - the three buttons; the layers of textiles: burlap, tulle, zebra print fabric, stitching, and braid trim; and the 7 smaller rolled flowers were clustered around a larger center to make the "daisy" like flower on the upper left side of the layout. **

Thanks for dropping by

~ Blessings ~


  1. What a fabulous job on the layout. the sketch looks so busy, but your page does not. Love everything about it.

  2. I really like the colors you picked. Great page!


  3. Stunning layout, very well put together and colors are so pretty. :) Lori m

  4. OH what a beautiful beautiful layout! You really did a great job!

  5. sorry i didn't get to make it out to PC yesterday or today. Schedule as been crazy! I'm hoping to stop weds night before my classes in Navarre, if you're not there, send me your address so I can mail you your RAK. I feel so bad!!

  6. Wow, beautiful layout. Put together nicely!
    Sherrie K

  7. Love those fabric flowers, the snipping gives them a great look!

  8. Hi Tracey, Hope this makes to you, I love all your pages, Great Job

    Love Mom

  9. Tracey, I just love your zoo page! I love all the closeups of all the elements you put on your page! Those flowers are just to cool! I might have to try to make those some day!

  10. Tracey,
    OMG! I LOVE the flowers! You totally need to do a tutorial on how to make those! I LOVE all the textures, the ribbon, the paper and of course the pictures! The colors are just FABULOUS too! Great old school embellishments too! WOW! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  11. Wow! The layouts are stunning! Your rolled flowers just might have stolen the show. Although, everything you did highlights the photos beautifully.You really rocked this challenge. I adore all of your elements & how they tied together so well.
    OUTSTANDING! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  12. First off your LO is AMAZING. I love the colors you used. Those flowers are unbelievable. I love the stitching you did around the scallop. I HAVE been looking for burlap forever, I finally gave up though. I would love for you to stop by my blog and let me know where you found yours. I live in NY and one of my favorite places to visit is the bronx zoo. We have zillions of pictures from there, could probably fill up 100 albums with them all. I really like that you were at the zoo, but you did not do an animal LO. I am sorry for the book, but I just can't say enough about your LO. So glad you joined in on the challenge this week. Thank you for playing along with us:) New follower here.

  13. what a gorgeous layout! the flowers are wonderful and your sentiment is great!!! Good luck from the WW design team!

  14. Oh my your layout is soo super nice!I love the pretty flowers,the great colors and papers!Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  15. Gorgeous card!!! I just love this cute card... Those designs are looking lovely.. those flower design and the layouts are looking beautiful..
    I love those photos..Thanks for this nice post.
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  16. Super cute layout!! Great use of the Hoopla Zebra paper!! Thanks for playing in the "Get Your Glitz On" Clustering challenge!!

  17. OMG....LOVE the stitching on this LO......I just HAD to give it a try. Look for it on my blog here very soon! ;-) Thanks for the inspiration.


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