Saturday, July 16, 2011

Reveal Day for The Stamping Scrapper ~ WannaBe Friends?

It's Reveal Day for the July sketch at The Stamping Scrapper. Here's the layout I created for Shannon's wonderful Sketch! Be sure to head on over to Shannon's blog to see the wonderful layouts created by her DT, and leave her a comment while you're there.

Here is Shannon's fabulous sketch:

First of all I want to give credit to the inspiring work of the fabulous Irene Tan. I enjoy her masking, fussy cutting, stitching, and stamping.

1) I started playing with Tim Holts/Ranger Distress Ink this spring, and am so impressed with the versatility of this wonderful ink. It is great to use for masking and distress coloring a page. This background paper was a simple green ledger page when I started. I cut a 1/4 inch wide square frame, then sprayed the back with removable adhesive and placed it in the center of the page. I used a make up sponge to rub Orange Marmalade over the frame. To get the lighter bubbles in the orange ink, I flicked water on the inked area with my fingers and then blotted with a paper towel. I only wanted the orange to have the light spots in it, so I inked out the orange area first. 
After I was done playing with the water, I rubbed on the brown ink, and then a couple shades of blue. The neat thing about Distress ink is that it blends nicely so you can create colors that go with your layout and you aren't limited to the colors the inks come in. I play on a piece of scrap first.
Once the inking was done, I removed the mask, drew in a dark brown line around it and hand stitched down the center of the masked frame. 
I also inked and doodled the word bubbles above the photo, which were originally stark white.
2) The white flowers were heat embossed. I used Perfect Medium to stamp the flowers and then embossed with white powder and my heat tool. I applied some X-Static first so I didn't have very much stray embossing powder. I use a very fine tip paint brush to remove any stray granules of powder, so they don't get melted onto the page in the wrong place. Once the flowers were embossed, I used a fine tip black marker to doodle around the design and mimic the pattern in the Bo Bunny Ad Lib paper.
I also used a brown marker to doodle a design on the photo mat.
3) Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. My scrappy friend, Tiffany, had this gorgeous journaling on her page this week. When I commented on it, she told me that she pencils it in before writing it in marker. That's what I did with the "WannaBe Friends?" title. I found a font I liked and wrote it out on the page in pencil first. Thanks Tiffany!
4) One of my favorite mediums to work with is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), which I used for the frame around my title. Here is a fabulous tutorial by Ranger on how to use UTEE and Perfect Pearls on chipboard. (I didn't paint my chipboard, and I didn't stamp it.)

Bo Bunny ~ Ad Lib
Bo Bunny ~ Ad Lib Hoopla
Bo Bunny ~ Ad Lib Wild Thing
Bo Bunny ~ Ad Lib Vertigo
White Card Stock ~ Stash
Inque Botique ~ Hip n’ Hot Inqueboard (chipboard)
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Spiced Marmalade, Storm Sky, Broken China, Pumice Stone
Ranger Perfect Pearls ~ Kiwi, Mint, Forever Green
Ranger Perfect Medium
Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel ~ clear
DMC Floss ~ #838
Zig Writer ~ Chocolate
Zig Millennium ~ 05 Pure Black
Whispers Opaque Embossing Powder ~ Seafoam White
Buttons ~ Stash
Fiber ~ Stash
EK Success ~ Honey Bee Scissors
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Tool
Fiskar ~ Craft Knife
Martha Stewart Craft Ruler
Inque Botique ~ Monarch 52001 stamp
Scrappy Cat Clear Stamps ~ FLRL HRT PHRASES
American Crafts Stamp Block
Gary M Burlin & Co. ~ X-Static

The new challenge has been revealed at ScrapFIT. Workout #48 is "Put a Bird on it." So hop on over and enter your layout. The winner will receive this fabulous prize from Endless Inkabilities:

Don't forget to check out the Weekend Warm Up creating embellishments from patterned paper and enter your project for a chance to be featured on the ScrapFit blog! While you're at it, become a fan of ScrapFIT on their Facebook Page.

 Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy reading your comments!
~ Blessings ~


  1. WOW!! That's amazing inking technique! I love your layout!

  2. I just love your layout this is so pretty and just fantastic, hugs, Lori m

  3. Wow Tracey such a beautiful layout you did a great job - love the choice of paper tfs!!!

  4. That is a beautiful layout! :)

  5. Just all the different techniques you have used and thankyou for explaining how you achieved the effects:)

  6. Your layout is sooo AWESOME!I LOVE all the great details and colors,AMAZING job as always my friend!!!:)

  7. This is so beautiful!!! I need to get some inks and start playing!

  8. This is an awesome layout. I love the style of it.The inking is fantastic. I am your newest follower. Hugs, Pam at

  9. tracey, this is fabulous!!! love your lo and that pic is too cute!! tfs!

  10. Beautiful layout! Hugs! Dina

  11. This is gorgeous! Love the colors :)

  12. This is wonderful many wonderful techniques explained perfectly!
    Alison xx

  13. Tracey, this is divine, your children will cherish this and your other pages for years to come. Hugs, Lori m

  14. Tracey, Your works of art are beautiful.

    I'd love it you have time to drop by my blog, there's a couple of blog awards for you.

    Hugs, Lori m

  15. Thanks soo much for the package you sent. I've never tried these, but am excited to try them out. I have some awards for you on my blog.


  16. This layout is such a delight!
    I love the colors & all your touches.
    Truly a breath of fresh air!!!!

  17. Fantastic layout!!!! The colors are fabulous!!!!! Great job!!!!!

  18. hello friend! I'm so sad i haven't been able to make it to PC lately!! have you been busy too? i got to finish a page today i'm glad i got to scrap a little!!! :) hope to see you soon!!


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