Sunday, April 1, 2012

ScrapFIT Reveal ~ Priceless Memories

When I saw this oh so fun challenge in ScrapFIT Workout #65, I knew I my inspiration would be the rich masculine colors. This fabulous Weekend Market paper by Bo Bunny worked so wonderfully as a backdrop for these early fishing photos of our son, Joseph. The vintage scale and rulers are so perfect since he weighed and measured all of his big catches.

For this Workout use the photo below for inspiration. You can gather inspiration from the colors, the time period, the style, you can use anything about this photo that inspires you!

This Workout is being sponsored by Diana at My Divine Inspiration Etsy Shop

The winner of this Workout will receive this wonderful set of embellishments from My Divine Inspiration.

Be sure to hop on over to ScrapFIT to see what our fabulous DT did with this challenge. 

Here are some close-ups and details for my layout. 

I used another of my twine flowers. Did I say in a previous post that these are addicting?? This time I used a fine hemp cord to create my flower for a more wispy effect. Because the dark twine faded into the rich dark background, I created a back drop by cutting layers of Kraft Glassine paper with my Tattered Floral die. I then stamped a script image onto the flowers using StazOn Ink and heat embossed to set the ink into the glassine paper. I finished up by inking up the edges. I used open layering in this section with the fish net and crystal flourish. My tutorial for the twine flowers can be found here.

I went to a scrapbook expo last weekend and picked up some wonderful chipboard pieces by Creek Bank Creations. I painted the raw chipboard, stamped with a script image, and then inked the edges. You can't really see it in the photo, but I mixed some metalic paint into the brown to give just a little shimmer. 

I learned this fabulous polymer clay tile technique from a tutorial over at Gabrielle Pollacco's blog.  Polymer clay is an inexpensive way to create wonderful stamped, paper covered, or in this case sticker topped tiles. The unused clay stores well without drying out until your ready to use it for your next project. Notice that I used old rusty screen pieces for my photo mats. 

I hope you've been inspired to Workout with us at ScrapFIT. I can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is gorgeous. I love how you used the BB line with all your elements. Your layouts surprise me everytime with something new on them! Love it.

  2. Wow wow wowwwww! This is AMAZING!! I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the netting material and loving the photos too!

  3. You find the most amazingly 'different' elements to use on your LOs Tracey..another feast for the eyes!
    Alison xx

  4. Hi Tracey! there is so much i love about this layout.. the rustic colors, the male type embellishments, your hand made stuff.. this looks wonderful!!

  5. Love, love, love this one! I love that you could include flowers on this layout and still make them very masculine. You made the flowers look easy to make in your tutorial but I am somehow still afraid to try to make them....though I really love them!

  6. Wow! So many fantastic elements added to this page---gorgeous!

  7. This layout just takes my breath away. Stunning work. Each detail is fantastic.


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