Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Music Man Details for ScrapThat!

It's a busy time here in the Sabella home. Our youngest daughter is graduating on Sunday with a party here at our place afterwards, so we're all busy with preparations. It's such an exciting time! 

I created a layout featuring a photo of Maria with the ScrapThat! May Anniversary Kit. She performed in her high school musical, The Music Man, last spring. You may have seen this page during the blog hop, but today I thought I'd share some close-ups and details. 

"The Music Man"
Main Kit

Maria is the one with the big hat!

I used Amy's gorgeous May sketch:

For details on our ScrapThat! May challenges, check out the following links:

Tips and Techniques:

Embossed Vellum Flowers ~ I used the vellum included in the main kit along with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies to created these lovely flowers. My step by step photo tutorial can be found here

Die Cut Blossoms ~ I used kit cardstock and my Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms Spellbinder Dies to created these lovely rolled paper flowers and leaves along with distress ink to color. The larger flower is Spellbinder's Spiral Blossoms 1 die. 

Kit Goodies ~ The sweet pink rosebud and gorgeous Prima Crystal and Pearl Flourishes are included in the main kit. 

Fiber Swirls ~ I dyed the kit fiber and wrapped small portions around my finger to created these darling little swirls to tuck into the cluster. 

Fussy Cutting ~ I fussy cut and inked doilies and hexagons from the patterned paper to layer around the photo and cluster.

Embossed Vellum Lace ~ I stamped and heat embossed the vellum with a lace stamp, then fussy cut around the design. I colored the back with blue Distress Ink. 

Doily ~ I picked up this crochet doily in the dollar bin at Michaels and colored with distress ink to coordinate. 

Distressing ~ The mats and paper edges are distressed with my handy dandy Distrezz-It-All. I get soooo much use out of this tool!! 

Butterflies ~ These Petaloo butterflies started out with pure white wings. I colored with several shades of distress ink, added crystals, then kit pearls for the body and the delightful Prima flourishes for butterfly trails. So charming and easy to alter. 

Splatter ~ I splattered the background with mist, then used an eye dropper to add the larger splats 

Lace Edge ~ I pulled the paper back in a couple spots and tucked in some Prima lace from my stash and adorned with the Kaisercraft kit pearls. 

Title ~ The scroll under the hot air balloon was just the right spot to add my title using Prima letters from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Absolutely beautiful Tracey, those blooms are stunning as is the colors, the butterflies are amazing as well.. another gorgeous layout!

  2. Such a beautiful LO Tracey. Love the butterflies flying around.

  3. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the flowers and those butterflies!!

  4. Beautiful page love your cluster work..stunning flowers to!

  5. amazing thanks for sharing greetings janneke

  6. Wow, this is one of my favs! Beautiful colors and patterned papers. The butterflies are amazing! Congrats to your daughter! Have fun!

  7. Just so much of gorgeousness here. Love the beautiful colours and textures.
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  8. Beyond gorgeous!! Love the design, cluster and butterflies!

  9. Beautiful page as always Tracey! Hope the party was a roaring success today!!

  10. I'm speechless...This is definitely another stunning LO...


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