Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dick ~ Word Art Wednesday GDT Reveal

My thoughts and prayers are with those in the areas affected by Sandy. Although we had high winds for a day or so and prepared for the worst, we were fortunate not to lose power. 

This is my final project as a Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday. It has been a delight to word with the Amazing Word Art this month.

This week's Word Art is based on Hebrews 4:16 ~ "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." One of the very special people the Lord brought into our lives is Dick Edwards. He worked with my husband back in the 80's. Gary was instrumental in helping him get into alcohol rehab. After completing rehab, he became like a part of our family, even celebrating birthdays and holidays with us. We have so many special memories of special times spent with Dick. I am so grateful that the Lord gave us the privilege of having Dick in our lives until his death a couple years ago and allowed us with grace to help in a time of need in his life.


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Word Art ~ I printed this week's word art on some lightly patterned paper, then inked over it to bring in the color of my background paper before distressing. I inked first, then distressed to keep the white edges. 

Stitching ~ I stitched randomly here and there on this page including this stitching above the word art, several rows below my title and some fun x's on the side of my corrugated board

Handcrafted Flowers ~ I created several of the flowers including the blue one here and off white one in the photo below using my new Bitty Blossom dies by Donna Salazar. The leaves were also cut using Bitty Blossoms. I created the blue flower below using Donna's Grand Peony dies and added a jewel brad to the center. The rest of my flowers are an assortment from Petaloo and May Arts.

Layering ~ Under the photo I used a number of distressed layers including patterned papers, Donna Salazar's Corrugated Board by Zutter, vintage dictionary page -torn and inked, burlap, and cheese cloth. Distressing was done with my Distrezz-It-All. I just don't know what I would do without this handy little distressing machine these days!! :-)

Gears ~ These Donna Salazar Want2Scrap gears were so much fun to work with. I inked them with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx in Patina - I just dabbed it randomly, not covering the entire gear, I then dabbed some Ranger Paint Dabbers in copper. I used my heat tool close over the paint until it bubbled up, then did the same with the gold Paint Dabber. 

Corrugated Board ~ The photos don't do justice to the distressing on the corrugated board. Of course the first thing I did was run the edges through my Distrzz-It-All. Then the ridges and edges were painted with a mix of metallic green and black paint. Once that was dry, I coated with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint which gave a shiny crackled finish. Finally I added some fun stitching. 

Heat Embossing ~ next to the matted photo I stamped Donna's Lace Corner image using her Mix'd Media Inx in Jasmine, and embossed using seafoam white embossing powder. 

Pearl Flourishes ~ You can get a lot of mileage out of your flourishes by cutting them apart to use on different parts of your page like I did with this sweet Zva Creations flourish. 

Paint Splatter ~ In the top corner, I used a stiff paint brush to splatter some metallic paint behind my title for a bit of extra texture and dimension. 

Donna Salazar Products:
Antiquities ~ Tails of Travel
Antiquities ~ One Sheet Wonderful
Antiquities ~ Time for Tea
Antiquities ~ Die Cut Ribbons
Lace Corner Stamp
Spellbinder ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinder ~ Grand Peony
Want2Scrap Chipboard ~ Sprightly Sprocket
Smooch Spritz ~ Sea Breeze
Mix'd Media Inx ~ Patina, Honey, Jasmine
Zutter Corrugated Board
Zutter Distrezz-It-All

No surprise here ~ I'm entering this layout in Donna's October sketch challenge using this fabulous sketch by Mistra:

Other rules ~ use green - a flower and my leaves, and at least one DSD product - I think I have that covered. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the layers and loveeeeeeee all the flowers!! Happy Halloween!!!

  2. Wauw stunning again lovely picture yummie flowers.

  3. This is a magical lo. The colours are as always fantastic. You do such amazing flowers. All the details is magnificent. Totally stunning! Be safe.
    Love n hugs

  4. Another gorgeous layout Tracey! Love the distressing and layering.

  5. Every detail is perfect. Gorgeous layout of good memories. It is wonderful when we can celebrate the special people in our lives in such a unique way.

  6. gorgeous layout Tracey!!love the colors!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! He was very blessed to have had your family in his life as well. Very touching story! Well done!

  8. Such lovely work and what a beautiful way to preserve those good memories.

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful page to remember a special friend!! The layers are fabulous and the flowers are stunning!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. This is another gorgeous creation from you, Tracey. You've been SUCH a fabulous Guest Designer at WAW, and I am SO grateful for you. Thanks for sharing the talents God has given you to bless others, encourage people, and most especially, as part of our team. You blessed so many people with your art, and I thank God for allowing us to meet. Hope you enjoyed your month with us, and that you will consider doing it again in 2013. Big hugs and much gratefulness,

  11. What a priceless photograph, Tracey! LOVE your little scripture card and, once again, all that texture! Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Another gorgeous layout!!!! I love the gears, they look like old metal. Thanks for sharing the details on how you made them. I really enjoyed having you as a guest designer at Word Art Wednesday this month. You have blessed us all with your beautiful creations.

  13. HI,..This is so beautiful Tracey, I always look deeper at your layouts because there are always amazing details to be found.. love the flowers, beautiful tribute to your friend Dick...

  14. What a gorgeous layout! Those handmade flowers are beautiful & colorful-I love them. I love distressing.
    You've been such a blessing to our Word Art Wednesday team. I hate to see you go. I'll be "following" you around though!
    Thanks so much!

  15. The textures of your layers are wonderful as always Tracey...lovely tribute to your friend!
    Alison xx

  16. Simply fantastic. What a great way to keep your friend in your heart!! Such a gorgeous, gorgeous page!!


  17. So beautiful. I love all the depth and layers that you always have. Each little area is like a little treat. So wonderful.

  18. I love this, Tracey! It's just so beautiful! Do you mind if I use your blog for mr daily inspiration the next time I am due to post for Scrap-Friendzy?

  19. Oh, wow, Tracey! Your work is absolutely amazing! What a stunning page! So many fab details! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  20. What a seriously beautiful layout Tracey and such a special story too! Love everything about this one, especially the eclectic mix of blooms, that powerful verse & the masculine touches with the gears...

  21. Beautiful Tracey! Love all the layers and distressing! Those flowers are incredible! Great way to showcase that sweet photo!

  22. What a wonderful lo! I love all the details especially the burlap and the flowers. Such a great memory of your friend 'Dick'

  23. Beautiful layout, and beautiful story about Dick, too. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tracey. Have a blessed day!

  24. One of my favorite scriptures!! What a beautiful all the flowers, gears and the wonderful distressing. A lovely way to preserve the memory of your friend Dick ;)

  25. This is wonderful and full of so much amazing detail and texture! Love it all!

  26. Wow, this page is amazing too! Love the gorgeous flowers and all the fab details! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  27. Wonderful tribute to your dear friend, Tracey!

  28. Stunning layout Tracey.....wonderful tribute!


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