Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Kiss ~ ScrapFIT Workout #62 XOXO

It's reveal day at ScrapFIT!

February is the month of love, and every love note should be signed with XOXO so on this Workout we want to see some love by putting some 'X's and 'O's on it! They can be big, small, glittery or grungy, any way you want to show us some love!

As I thought about this Workout, I realized this photo from Joseph and Rachel's wedding would be perfect for this challenge. I used XO'S in two places - metal charms on the heart, and stamped underneath the heart.

I hope you've been inspired to join us for Workout #62. When you link up your project at ScrapFIT, you'll be in the running for this fabulous prize package sponsored by KStudio.

For more inspiration go checkout the fabulous work by the FITgirls.


Heart Tag ~ I free hand cut this heart from a chipboard scrap and glued this gorgeous flocked paper by g.c.d. studios to it. For a feminine touch, I gathered some black tulle to place underneath on top placed the metal flower charm and my XO letter charms. 

Stitching ~ The Tonic Studio's design ruler rocks when I want to pierce holes in a straight line for stitching. This gem of a ruler has holes every 1/8 inch. For the stitching here, I used every other hole for 1/4 inch stitches with 2 strands of embroidery floss for a delicate touch. 

Inking ~ I used Ranger Distress Ink to color the resin frame around my photo. I tried something new and actually used a paint brush to apply the ink. This worked great to get the fine details. And if it happens to get in the wrong place, a little water will remove the ink since the Distress Inks are water based. (Ask me how I know - LOL) I also rubbed some pumice stone and weathered wood ink into the background of the frame, then sanded a bit here and there to distress. Inking can add so much dimension. I rubbed three different distress inks into my doilies to add dimension and contrast to the paper beneath them. 

Stamping ~ Stamping can be a great technique to add subtle touches, and I chose to use a lighter ink for a tone on tone look for my XOXO images. I stamped first and then stitched over top. 

g.c.d. studios ~ Tina Higgins - Paris Nights Collection Pack (used 5 different sheets)
Black Cardstock ~ Scrap from stash

Recollections ~ Charms
Recollections ~ Metal Plaques
Prima ~ Vine
Wilton ~ Doily
Feathers ~ Stash
Rhinestone Necklace ~ from grab bag at Pat Catan's
EK Success Jolee's Boutique ~ Ornate Frames
Fabric Doily ~ Stash
Queen & Co. Pearls ~ Chocolate Delight
K&Co Metal Art ~ Life's Journey Brass Alphabet

Technique Products
Cloud 9 Design Rubber Cling Stamps ~ 8 x 6 Love Phrase
Ranger Distress Inks
DMC Embroidery Thread ~ #842
Black Tulle ~ Stash
Chipboard Sheet - Stash

Boss Kut ~ Gazelle
Idea-Ology ~ Design Ruler
In Stitch'z ~ Piercing Tool
Tonic Studios ~ Scissors
Scotch ~ ATG Tape Gun
Tonic Studios ~ Paper Distresser
Martha Stewart ~ Large Circle Cutter

I've entered this at:
Hooked on Crafts Challenges ~ Challenge #17 Hearts: Covered and embellished chipboard heart (March 3)

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Yes you right about the photo perfect so is your page with some cool details...great job Tracey!

  2. This a a beautiful layout. The details are amazing!

  3. Oh my goodness! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous, Tracey! You scrapped the lovely photo of the two of them kissing beautifully. I love yoru simple title, too! And thank you SO MUCH for your prayers for my mom! She and my whole family really appreciates them!

  4. Beautiful picture and LO Tracey!
    Alison xx

  5. WOW..this is stunning. I can't stop looking at your layout. It's just simply beautiful.

  6. Beautiful. I almost didn't find your x, o, but I love how you used it! I will probably copy your idea for adding the x, o! :-)

  7. Like the metal and beautiful framing.

  8. This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the colors, the stitching, the photo, the feathers, the doilies!!! Just a total WOW WOW WOW package!!

  9. oh WOW!!! love the colours and that photo is just a keeper how so sweet
    take care

  10. HI.. this is so gorgeous! what a great moment to scrap! those lovely doileys and the metal heart.. wow!! how very beautiful.. i love this!

  11. So Beautiful Tracey! The papers, bling, and metal accents are all so wonderful. They all frame that great picture perfectly.


  12. This is just gorgeous!!! Love your step-by-step details too- just awesome :)

  13. So beautiful and elegant! Perfect for a wedding memory! I love those golden leaves, jut gorgeous!

  14. Beautiful photo and layout! I love your style!!!
    Hugs Trish xoxo

  15. i love all your layered papers and that photo is such gorgeous!

  16. Oh this is simply stunning. Thankyou for joining us at Hooked on crafts.
    Hugs Jackie

  17. Wow! are just a master scrapper my crafty friend. Love it!!!!


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