Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Carolina Snow Details ~ ScrapThat January Kit

Here are the details for my third and final January ScrapThat! Kit project. As I mentioned in my previous posts, a winter snow in North Carolina is something to get excited about. We lived in our North Carolina home from 1985 to 2000 before moving back to Ohio to be closer to family. We spent many happy years there, and this is the first scrapbook page I've created of our lovely Carolina home. 

"Carolina Snow"

Tips and Techniques:


Tattered Pinecone ~ The pinecones were created with my Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die, then edged with some white gesso. I used some scraps of my BoBunny paper that were grey and rubbed with distress ink to get the lovely tan/brown color. 

Bitty Blossom Roses ~ The sweet blue flowers wer created with Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossoms Dies by Spellbinders. 

Pearl Strand ~ Doesn't this pearl strand from the kit look gorgeous looped through the cluster? 

Vintage buttons ~ I added some vintage buttons from my button collection among my clusters.


Sweet Open Rose ~ The tutorial for this flower can be found here.


Beaded Flowers ~ I also do a little jewelry making, so have lots of extra beads. I simply strung some seed beads onto a thin gauge wire to created these sweet beauties in several different sizes and added a pearl to the center of each to cover the criss crossed wires.

Branches ~ The fern in the Spellbinder Folaige Dies looks like bare branches when inked brown. 

Tattered Floral ~ I cut a scrap of canvas in the smaller Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die for the center of my two toned flowers. The darker outside layer is a scrap I had in my stash that was leftover from a previous project made from Tim Holtz Kraft Glasine paper that had been cut on the larger Tattered floral die, then stamped with a script stamp and inked on the edges. I created two sizes based on the scraps I had and finished with pearl brad centers. It's always nice to use up a scrap of something that I've had laying around. 


Twine Flower ~ My tutorial for the Twine Flower under the Sweet Open Rose can be found here

Punched Edge ~ I worked on this page at a December crop and several people brought their snowflake punches, which I borrowed to punch around the page. Some are border punches, and some are regular snowflake punches that I partially punched into the edge. 


Quilled Snowflake ~ As soon as I saw this kit, I knew I wanted to include some handcrafted snowflakes. I bought a quilling board and tool on clearance about a year ago and decided it was time to pull it out and give it a try. This is my first stab at quilling. The pattern for this gorgeous flake can be found here

Mixed Media ~ The background paper started out as a plain grey sheet. I started by stamping snowflakes in two different colors. Next I took a die cut from the Tim Holtz Washers Die and used it as a stencil to apply Martha Stewart Texture Effect. I finished by misting with Sapphire Glimmer mist and used a dropper to create drips with the misting solution as well. 


Dimensional Snowflake ~ More mixed media here as I used the Texture Effect over a metal stencil to create this snowflake. 

Found Object ~ I don't have a close-up shot, but the round crochet pieces tucked in around my photo are cut out centers of doilies. I bought a bag of lace at a yard sale this summer and these little gems were hidden in the bottom of the bag. I figured if someone took the time to cut them out, surely I'd figure out something to do with them, and here they are. 

I hope you've enjoyed my creations from the January ScrapThat! Kit. Be sure to stop by this Friday for our February Reveal. Here are a couple little sneak peeks:



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~ 

33 comments:

  1. WOW girl!!!!! your page is sooo impressive, all the layering, details, gorgeous photo!!! you have got it all going on!!! LOVE your work

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  2. So many beautiful elements! wonderful page Tracey!

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  3. Tracey this is awesome. A true masterpiece. Your quilled snowflake is gorgeous.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. I absolutely love the details and elements on this page! the colors are fantastic! just lovely...simply lovely! :)

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  5. amazing!! lot's of details love it greetings janneke

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  6. Love all the details on this LO. The quilled snowflake is so pretty. Always wanted to give this a try...

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  7. Absolutely stunning, Tracey!! I can't believe that's your first try at quilling...the snowflake looks amazing!! As always, the flowers are gorgeous!! Love, love this!! Happy Tuesday :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Just sitting here and "wow"ing. Such pretty page once again. All the details and wonderful made pieces you put on each and everyone of your pages. Just stunning! Take care
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  9. Oh, my gracious! One of these pages must take you hours and hours, or rather days and days, Tracey! Absolutely beautiful! LOVE that quilled snowflake!

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  10. WOW..where to start! The quilling is amazing, love the beads, the punchwork..this is just fabulous Tracey! I'm in awe.

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  11. love the quilling on this one!!!!!!

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  12. Wowwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love love the flowers, the burlap and LOVING that AMAZING quilled snowflake!!!

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  13. Hi Tracey, First up, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment and I am thrilled and honoured that you have become a follower. I will return the complement. Your work is stunning. I love all the detail and how you describe what you've done. You are very generous to share your techniques. God Bless. ox Marg

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  14. Oh wow Tracey this LO is gorgeous. Love those flowers. And very cool snowflake

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  15. Lots of gorgeous detail here, Tracey. Loving your sneak of the sneak LOL

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  16. So beautiful Tracey! Love all the pretty snowflakes and beautiful blossoms!

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  17. Totally gorgeous. I love all the embellies and flowers....mmmmmmm, flowers!

    Beautiful layout.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  18. This is awesome!!Love the pine cone love the quilled snow flake --- I just love everything about it.

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  19. HI.. So many beautiful details on this layout, really love the quilled snow flake, and the flowers and colors on this look wonderful.. another really gorgeous layout!!

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  20. Fabulous layout! I love the pretty snowflakes!

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  21. Holy Moly, Tracey...those flowers are gorgeous and I love the little pine cones you created!! And I thought the snowflake was a hard plastic embellishment at first glance!! I can't believe that is your first attempt at quilling!! It looks absolutely amazing!

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  22. wow stunning flowers so pretty and cool, love your work :)

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  23. I love it that you used so many border punches on your background paper...and your textures is just amazing. Beautiful, beautiful layout.

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  24. Your layout is absolutely beautiful and so full of wonderful hand-made details. I love how you scrapped this amazing photo. Your flower tutorial is awesome, too! Thanks for sharing it with us, Tracey!

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  25. I can't stop looking at the quilled snowflake! Wow! Gorgeous work as always!

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  26. WOW!!! Another stunner!! Fantastic page, just gorgeous!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  27. Wowza!! Another stunning layout! Love every little intricate detail!

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  28. Oh my. Just gorgeous! Love how beautifully you've framed the photo. And how awesome are those snowflakes!

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  29. Marvelous!!! It always amazes me how you are able to combine such a plethora of elements, and still have perfect harmony in your pages. Blessings!

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  30. Lovely page with cool details and layers..perfect colors.
    byebye,Lean

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  31. Oh my that quilled snowflake is to die for! What an outstanding page Tracey!!

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  32. The level of attention to detail on your pages just amazes me. This one couldn't be any more perfect! I really love the beads in particular. Wow!

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  33. What an incredibly gorgeous page, Tracey! Love the colors and beautiful flowers. So many amazing details, beautiful work :-)

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