Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kennedy House ~ ScrapFIT Reveal Workout #66

What a gorgeous color combination for our Workout challenge at ScrapFIT!! I had so much fun working with these luscious colors ~ sand, mint, and cherry. 

When all the children were still at home we made an annual trip to Salt Fort State Park. While Gary and Joseph would go out fishing, the girls and I would take to the trails. One of the trails leads to the beautiful old stone Kennedy House. There is no road to the house, so the only way to get there was by the trails.

Here is my inspiration layout for you:

Diana, our Creative Trainer, has put together this rigorous workout just for you! Let this color inspiration direct your Layout/Card/Paper Craft project! These colors are a beautiful combo of soft and subtle with a pop! Be sure to join us and stay on your FIT track with our Creative Trainer!

Our Sponsor for this Workout is My Divine Inspiration Etsy Shop

The prize is this wonderful embellishment package:

Be sure to drop by her Etsy shop to see all the wonderful goodies she sells. 


Layered Flower ~ I've enjoyed making these layered flowers lately. The bottom layer is a woven fabric cut on the Tattered Floral Die and inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The next layer ~ the daisy-like green leaves were cut from a kraft color coffee filter. I love the texture in this paper with the miniature dots. They were inked with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. Next comes one of my hand crafted twine flowers created with a thinner hemp cord using my Twine Flower Tutorial. I topped that with two layers of red pearlized paper cut from the Donna Salazar Carnation Creations Spellbinder die set.  I wet the paper and pleated the petals. Then finally the center is a Petaloo flower center.  I cut this gorgeous mint Prima Pearl and Crystal flourish to use part of it here.

Carnation Flower ~ Again I used Red Pearl paper to cut a single flower with the Donna Salazar Carnation Creations die, wet the paper and pleated the petals. Once dry, I inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. then folded it in half and in half again to form this carnation shape and layered the piece of Prima mint  pearl/crystal flourish over the folded edge. 

Sign ~ I cut the sign post from a very heavy cardstock using the Spellbinder Elegant Posts die. I painted it with a heavy coat of Gesso, then while wet applied the heat tool until it bubbled up. If the gesso doesn't bubble as much as you want, add more gesso and continue to heat. I tinted the gesso with some brown paint and also applied some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A photo tutorial for this technique in a darker color can be found here.  I use mini 1/16 inch eyelets in the sign to hang it with chain from my stash. 

Doily ~ My doily was cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Thanks for loaning me your cart, Mandy!! I then cut a circle of paper for the inside of the doily and distressed, inked and hand stitched the edges. Finally, I applied a couple layers of ATG adhesive on the back edge of the circle and then carefully applied the lace to the edge. 

Tag ~ I used the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 April technique to create my tag using the reflections stamps and an embossing folder.  I created the stick pin with beads from my stash, and the crinkle ribbon was dyed with Distress Stain. I painted the word trinket with red paint and wiped it off leaving the word "Wander" much more visible. 

I hope you have been inspired to join us at ScrapFIT for this fabulous color challenge. Be sure to head over and check out the DT examples and link up your paper crafted project. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments

~ Blessing ~


  1. This looks beautiful Tracey, and thanks for the closeups and details of your techniques!!

  2. wonderful page great work with details and the yummie colors.

  3. Beautiful layout Tracey! Your details are always the layout flowers:)

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is absolutely STUNNING!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the photos...and that sign hanger and sign are just WOW-ZERS!!!

  5. How gorgeous is this?!
    Alison xx

  6. Beautiful! I adore those flowers, and as usual you are so generous by sharing the techniques you have used will all of us. Just fabulous! A big hug for you, and God bless you.

  7. Very pretty. The greys are very nice.

  8. Lovely photos on an especially lovely page!

  9. WOW.. just WOW.. The techniques on this LO are unreal. The swirls and circles and bling are incredible. This is amazing. Such nice, nice work!

  10. Tracey! Your layout is stunning! I love all of the techniques you used here and thank you for showing us them! The photos look lovely! I hope all is well with you, my friend!

  11. Really beautiful! Love how you hung the sign for "Kennedy House"!

  12. Wow tracey this is a real work of art!!!! So so elegant and I love all the embellishments!!!!! Spectacular lay out!!!!! Wow!!!

  13. Beautiful layout & I love all your detailed shots!!

  14. Hello Tracey!
    I am playing catching up after having a computer crash & now borrowing a friend's laptop til my replacement arrives.
    This layout is stunning! You are just incredibly talented. I never tire of telling you that.
    I just adore all your incredible creations.
    Off to see more & catch up.
    Can't believe all that I missed.

  15. I'm speechless. I don't do scrapbooking, but your level of artistry on this page is superb. Blessings!

  16. I love this gesso sign post, fabulous work and great instructions. Thanks for teaching me something new today!!!
    Hugs Trish

  17. Putting some beads and sequins makes it more fabulous.

  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS Tracey!!! I love how you layered your beautiful twine flower! The sign post is fabulous!! :)

  19. Totally GORGEOUS!!!!! Breathtaking LO. Now following your blog.


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