Saturday, May 4, 2013

"It's All Good" Details ~ ScrapThat!

It's one of my favorited days of the year ~ National Scrapbooking Day!! I hope you have a fun day filled with scrapbooking on your agenda today for some very special photos!! Speaking of special, I enjoyed scrapping this engagement photo of Elizabeth and Andrew. There are some fun details in this photo. With the water dripping over the stone wall in the background of this outdoor photo, I wanted to bring that natural, organic feel to the page. 

I created this with the gorgeous Prima Divine collection featured in the fabulous ScrapThat! "Spring into May" Anniversary Kit

"It's All Good"

I used the April Prima BAP sketch for inspiration:

Tips and Techniques:

Stamping ~ The first thing I did to prepare my background was to use the Prima Brick 3 stamp with distress ink to the right of my photo placement to reflect the stone wall in the photo. 

Transparency ~ This lovely KaiserCraft transparency was included with the kit papers. I fussy cut two portions and applied to opposite corners with spray adhesive.

Bling ~ The gorgeous crystal and pearl Prima flourishes included in the main kit are perfect for adding trails to the Prima Butterflies included in the EAO Kit. 

Distressing ~ I inked the edges of my photo mat, then used my Prima distress tool to on the mat and page edges.

Highlights ~ The Moonlight Smooch Accents in the MK was perfect to lighten and highlight this lovely Prima focal flower from the EAO Kit.

Fibers ~ Originally, I had planned to fringe the MK natural ribbon under the photo. That didn't work out, but I loved the long fibers I pulled out in the process and nested them under this cluster. I simply laid them in place and brushed Matt Mod Podge over them to adhere.

Washi Fans ~ I must confess, as hot as washi is in the scrapbooking world right now, this is the first time I've used it. I wanted to try something a little different and pleated the EAO washi into the little fans I tucked into the cluster.

Vellum Flowers ~ I've seen the most gorgeous embossed vellum flowers by some of my oh so talented cardmaking friends, so as soon as I spied the MK vellum I knew I would use my new Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies to try my hand at it. Stop back by on May 9 for my tutorial. The flower centers are goosebump gems from my stash. The Prima milky crystal drop is also from my stash. 

Handcrafted Flowers ~ I also created some of my Bitty Blossoms flowers with MK cardstock and my Donna Salazar Spellbinder dies. 

Kit Flowers ~ I pulled one of the sweet MK roses apart and tucked the now two flowers into the cluster. A MK pearl made a perfect flower center for the larger open rose. The FAO Prima vine added to the organic feel when spread across the page. 

Stenciling/Texture Paste ~ I added brown paint to my flexible texture paste and applied it to the upper part of my page and over the stamping using a Prima wood grain stencil. 

Mist ~ I misted over the wood grain and allowed the mist to drip down the page, first with the peach, and once dry with the brown. I went back and added more mist with a dropper to get the really drippy look. Then I splattered more mist over that with large splats of he brown and small splatter with the peach. 

Fabric Tape ~ There is either a roll of the Prima Divine washi or fabric tape in the EAO kit. I happened to also own the fabric tape and used it here under the photo and again under the title along with another strip of the washi. 

I had fun creating this organic page
and hope you have the chance to create for
National Scrapbooking Day!! 

I have entered this at:
Because I created this before the Word Art Wednesday challenge #78 began, I won't be entering this over there, but I had to let you know, they are featuring one of my favorite verses, Psalm 127:3 this week. I hope you'll stop by over their to get your free Word Art and link up a project while you're there. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Tracey this is just so beautiful and adore the flower spray.
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  2. Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I love love love the flowers and loveeeeeeeeee the misting drips!!

  3. Beautiful take on the Prima Bap Tracey!! Love the drips!!

  4. i thought i'd commented on this already? but very pretty!

  5. This is gorgeous, Tracey!! I love the colors and the beautiful design!! Happy Saturday :)

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  6. Beautiful layout Tracey. Love all the textures and the dripps, and that little trick with the fibres is fabulous, must try that one myself. Gorgeous cluster too. ox

  7. Absolutely gorgeous.. love the paint drips!

  8. Not a washi fan...oh Tracey!! You are missing out:):)LOL...I make up for you in that category...LOVE your bg work...your LOs are so full of different techniques & I love hearing about them - this wide not high photo is GREAT too...I like it!!!

  9. Great photo and so much texture and layers I love it. The colour pallet is fab too

  10. Beautiful ,Tracey....your flower cluster is gorgeous!
    Alison xx

  11. This is gorgeous Tracey! Love the drips from the mists. :)

  12. Lovely background work, Tracey! Beautiful picture too.


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