Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mama-Razzi ~ ScrapFIT Workout #56 Reveal

Scrapbooking is my passion and it all starts with the photos, so when I saw this ScrapFIT Workout to create a layout about my favorite gadget, I knew it needed to be about my camera. Here is the challenge and I hope you'll hop on over to ScrapFIT and create a layout to join us.

Oh, how we all love our technical gadgets! Computer, iPods, iPads, Wii, DS, Smart Phone, Digital SLR Camera, and soooo many more! What technical gadget do you hold deer to your heart? Show us and tell us why you can't live without it!

Here's the layout I created for this fun challenge:

Now, if the challenge itself isn't enough motivation to join the Workout, look at this fabulous prize donated by:

Burlap & Buttercups is back again for this workout to offer you another AMAZING kit as a prize fo the winner of Workout #56. They are a monthly kit club delivering beautifully coordinating scrapbooking supplies. 

Every month we provide our subscribers with a generous assortment of patterned paper, cardstock, stickers, ribbon and many other fun embellishments - enough to create a number of layouts and projects. Each of our scrapbook kits puts inspiration at the fingertips of those seeking to preserve treasured memories. We continuously browse the manufacturers' latest offerings, selecting some of the hottest new products to hit the market . . .  so our members can simply open their boxes when they arrive and begin creating!


Decorative Scissors ~ You know those deco scissors that went out of vogue for scrapping a while back? Well, I've been inspired by the talented Gabrielle Pollacco to use them on my layered blocks. I used two different styles - a postage stamp look and medium size wave. I added dimension on the postage stamp block by inking with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, for the waved block, I cut the block with the deco scissors, then pierced and hand stitched around the block. I then water distressed the edges by applying water with a wet cotton ball and then scrunched in with my fingers. When dry I added a light touch of Walnut Stain Ink. 

Burlap ~ I wanted a layer of open weave rustic fiber, so I took a block of burlap and removed two strands of fiber for every one strand I left. To adhere, I sprayed the back of the burlap with Krylon spray adhesive.

Flower Centers ~ I really liked these flowers - the color, size and design were perfect to go on this page, but the centers felt lacking to me. The smaller flowers had glitter centers and the pretty pewter center on the blue flower had an empty hole in the center. I remedied this by adding large pearls to the smaller flowers and a clear rhinestone to the larger. Don't be afraid to modify your flowers. Just a simple modification can make a big difference. 

Transparent Layering ~ Sometimes I like the look of layering, but don't want to completely cover my background paper. Using an open weave fiber and open crystal leaves allowed this cluster to give balance without overwhelming this corner. If you want to get more milage out of your crystal designs, don't be afraid to cut them apart and use the pieces around your page like I did with this crystal leaf swirl by Zva. 

If you see a technique on my page that you would like more information about, don't hesitate to ask. I'll be glad to give you more information.

Bo Bunny ~ Mama-Razzi Line:
Mama-Razzi, Shutter, Word, Stripe, Film
Bo Bunny ~ Mama-Razzi Combo Stickers

Bo Bunny Trinets ~ Garden Girl
Zva ~ Self Adhesive Crystal - Leaves
Jolee's Boutique ~ Parisian Flowers
Floral Embellishments by Petaloo:
Canterbury Rose x 6 Vanilla
Darjeeling Collection Deep Blue
Brighton Tan/Brown
Darice ~ Rhinestones
Heidi Grace ~ Clear Epoxy Sentiments 1 - One Sunny Day
Pebbles Chips ~ Chocolate Brown
Prima Say it in Pearls ~ SIIS and Crystal Center
Queen and Co. ~ Pearls - Sunflower Yellow
Burlap ~ Stash
Lace ~ Stash
Lace Mesh ~ a gift from my Scrappy Friend, Robyn

Technique Products
Tim Holtz Stamp
TPC Studie ~ Clearly Better Ink Pad - Chocolate
Tombow APT ~ N15
Zig Writer ~ Pure Brown
Tim Holtz Stamp - Fabulous Flourishes
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Decorative Scissors ~ Borrowed from Pat Catan's
DMC Embroidery Floss ~ #433

Tim Holtz ~ Acrylic Grid Stamp Blocks
Fiskars ~ Craft Knife
Fiskars ~ Self-Healing Mat
Tonic Studios ~ Paper Distresser
Tonic Studios ~ Scissors
Idea-ology ~ Ruler

I've entered this at:
Bird is the Word ~ "Wish" Challenge - Journaling "I WISH they enjoyed being photographed.

Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh that line is PERFECT for your love of your camera!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Great layers and design! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Wonderful LO Tracey...your adapted flowers are perfect!
    Alison xx

  3. Tracey props to you girl, when I saw this lo I was drooling, this might be one of the best I have seen with this collection. I have the same and can never figure out quite what to do with it, thx for the inspo!

  4. Gorgeous! I'm sure if I have time to play, that you'll see a photo of me with my camera! ;-)

  5. Beautiful page, Tracey!!! We both love our Nikon cameras lol!!! We were in the same page, I did my page like yours. Wonderful work!! Take Care!
    Hugs!!! :)

  6. Hi Tracey... wow.. i love this layout.. love these papers, and all your personal touches.. this looks fabulous.. love the photo.. that is the place i like to be.. behind the camera...hehe!!

  7. Beautiful page and yes we love our camera...mine its a compact canon but its my fave friend..next te laptop....lol..and than my friend Ron...sstttt!
    byebye,Lean and thanks for you visit!

  8. Once again, in awe of your work. I am amazed at how much beauty you are able to add to a page and it doesn't look heavy. Simple gorgeous. Keep up the awesome work!!


  9. There is always so much going on with your lo. I love the edgework you did on your blocks. Thanks for the tips and new techniques.

  10. Love the details you always include! Burlap and flowers are a great combination! Beautiful!

  11. Hello Tracey~ Wow! Like with everything you do, I am in awe.
    This layout is fantastic!
    I am loving the colors, papers & the whole camera theme. Great job my friend.
    Also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog & leaving me such supportive comments.
    Off to see more.

  12. That Bo Bunny line was perfect, love it, take care, Doreen x

  13. Gorgeous page! I love the details, and the burlap is a nice touch!

  14. This is beyond "fabulous", I enjoyed reading how you accomplish every detail on your page. Just so pretty, so stunning and something I just wish I had talent for. My pages never look this pretty, thank you for sharing. Hugs, Lori m

  15. What a tremendously delightful page. I love the artistry and beautiful details at work here - including the rustic chic touch of burlap.

    Thank you deeply for your many wonderful blog comments, sweet gal, I appreciate each one very much.

    Wishing you a serene, gorgeous Sunday,

  16. OH wow wow wow, you did some amazing job here, beautiful layout with great texture, thanks for the detailed close ups too!

  17. love how you used these papers! great layout Tracey!!

  18. This looks so awesome!Love what you did with the collection. This is so layered and textured.
    I love my Nikon too!
    Thanks for the detailed description,too!

  19. It's gorgeous. I love all about it. Very nice.
    You have a great blog.
    XOXO Annette from the Netherlands

  20. Great idea to combine the challenges Tracey! Thanks for playing at Bird is the Word :) Of course my Nikon is also my favourite gadget - we all need a tribute page to it for sure!!

  21. Great photo of yourself, it made me smile! and I know what you mean when you said about layering and covering up your designer paper, love your style and great tutorial and thanks for all your well wishes for Honey.
    Trish Munro

  22. This is a lovely layout! LOVE that range of papers :) Thanks for playing along @ BITW xoxo

  23. Gorgeous Dear
    I love this papers you used
    xx and tks for playing along at Bird is the Word!

  24. It's a great layout Tracey. Love that line of paper. Also the burlap.

  25. Awesome project Tracey! I love all the bling and flowers. That touch of blue is perfect.

  26. So many Beautiful details Tracey...the flowers are so pretty. Great layout:)

  27. Hi Tracey!Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful work!!!

  28. great lo, love all your details!!


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