Saturday, October 20, 2012

Love of My Life ~ Tips and Techniques: ScrapThat! October Kit

I'm back with more tips and techniques this morning from my Love of My Live layout created using the fabulous ScrapThat! October Kit. The photo on this page is Elizabeth and Andrew's favorite shot from their engagement photos.

Tips and Techniques:

Twine Flowers ~ I created the twine flower from jute twine. My tutorial for these flowers can be found here.

Handcrafted Flower ~ I created the pink flower with Donna Salazar's Grand Peony die set, and added one of the kit pearls to the center.

Wood Flower ~ I used a rock salt, mist, crackle technique on the wood flower. I'll be posting a photo tutorial on this technique next month.

Altered Ticket ~ I liked the hand on this ticket, but wanted different words to go with my layout, so I painted around the hand with gesso, inked the edges with black soot Distress Ink, and hand wrote "True Love."

Torn Edge ~ I tucked in the prima wood clock behind the torn edge. 

Drip ~ I put a blob of gesso below the torn edge and tapped my paper to encourage the drip to form, then placed a flower created with the Donna Salazar Rose Creations die set at the top of the drip. 

Scalloped Circle ~ This was so easy peasy. I cut a border strip, then snipped each of the scallops and arranged them around the layered circles, adhering each piece as I went.

Swirled Twine ~ I adore the look of something swirling across my page and through the flower clusters, dots of glue hold the twine in place. 

Colored, Stenciled, Modeling Paste ~ I spread the modeling paste over my stencil, allowed to dry, then used Distress Markers to color. I also used this technique in the bottom corner for my title and above the scalloped circle without the color for the phrase "I adore you!"

Hand Stitching ~ I used a circle template by In Stitch'z to pierce the stitching holes in my layered circles.

Layered Embossed Butterfly ~ The tutorial for these sweet butterflies can be found here.

ScrapThat! is currently accepting subscriptions
and this October Kit is available for sale in the store

Tomorrow, I'll be sharing tips and techniques for my Forever layout.

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


  1. Absolutely beautiful page as always! I really admire your work and the awesome details! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful Tracey. Your scrapbook layouts are amazing. I don't always comment but I do visit your blog regularly. I love to look ar your work. Your attention to detail is stunning. I love the twine flowers, had a look at the tutorial. Great set of instructions, if I get some time this weekend I'm going to sit down and have a go, I'll keep you posted on how I get on. Thank you for the tutorial. Crafty hugs Linda xx

  3. The details here are amazing!! Your work is always so rich and varied. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This is amazing Tracey, and so many wonderful techniques you have used on here also.. thank you for sharing your tips and beautiful layout!!

  5. beautiful work! I love the details and the wonderful techniques you use! Thank you so much for sharing how you did them...this is truly amazing! Thanks!

  6. You are amazing!!!!! I always love the colors, the textures, the techniques you use on your pages!!! You just WOW me!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  7. stunning page and that photo is sooo sweet!!! LOVE LOVE How this turned out!!!!

  8. Absolutely beautiful - love it - you did a great job as always tfs!!!

  9. This is so gorgeous, Tracey and you are so sweet to write out the steps on how you create the amazing details!! I love learning from your techniques!!

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  10. love this layout!! its beautiful Tracey. TFS!!

  11. Wow Tracey! First of all that photo is gorgeous. I love how you showcased it through your art. Fabulous design and thank you for sharing your tutorial! Your details as always are amazing.

  12. beautiful thanks for sharing greetings janneke

  13. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS... The details are truly amazing!!!

  14. I love the background and peek a boo section.

  15. Oh wow! Just gorgeous work Tracey! :)

  16. What a fabulous picture and you scrapped it so beautifully!

  17. This is stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing all the tips and techniques.

  18. Wow you have so many interesting techniques going on here - making this layout as unique and awesome as it is! I love that you altered the Prima wooden ticket - that is really cool - I often look at those and if the colours are right the sentiments are wrong...never thought of changing it!


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