Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Bree" details for ScrapThat!

When we moved back to Ohio in 2000, dogs became an important part of our lives. My brother gave Grace 15 month old Ellie, a German shepherd/Belgian malinois mix so that she could take part in his 4-H dog club. After years of work and training, they ended up becoming one of the top United Kennel Club obedience teams in the country. Ellie is no longer with us, and it's time for a new dog. Bree is her new border collie pup. Isn't she adorable?? 

This page was created with the ScrapThat! June Kit using the Main Kit only and Amy's inspiring sketch. 

MK Only

Amy's June Sketch:

Stop by the ScrapThat! Forum to add your sketch based layout to Amy's Sketch Challenge.

Tips and Techniques:

Altered Canvas Flower ~ The Prima Canvas Flower from the MK was inked and a jute bow tied through the button. 

Handcrafted flowers ~ I created a bevy of flowers from kit paper and cardstock using Tattered Florals  dies and Donna Salazar's Grand Peony and Bitty Blossoms dies. I also did some embossing, inking, and spritzing to add texture, dimension, and sparkle. 

Leaves ~ I painted the kit flowers with a gesso wash to soften, but still let some of the green show. 

Black Mesh ~ Oh my, I just adore this black mesh!! I just snipped several strips, painted with gesso and when dry scratched off some of the paint to distress. 

Gems ~ The Prima Sunrise Sunset crystal sheet is one solid sheet of crystals, but I pulled some of them apart and scattered them below the cluster. 

Border Punching ~ I used several border punches to punch random places into the edges. 

More of my Bitty Blossoms flowers here with a bejeweled flower trinket from my stash. I also tucked some bits of lace into the distressed edges. 

Handcrafted Butterfly ~ I used Donna Salazar's Wonderful Wings Dies to cut this butterfly from kit paper, and pulled more gems to arrange for the body. The antenna are wires cut from the MK flowers, painted white, and bent to shape. I inked the wing edges and brushed with stickles. Just a snippet of a crystal flourish from my stash for the trail. 

Mixed Media ~ I used molding paste to stencil this background and once dry misted. I wiped the mist off of the molding paste to make it pop. 

Vintage Rusted Ironwork Chipboard ~ My tutorial can be found here

Fussy Cutting ~ I fussy cut lace strips from kit paper for the border strips below the photo. 

Distressed Edges ~ I used a mix of torn edges and my DSD Distrezz-It-All. 

We have 4 Design team challenges going on this month
in addition to our Sketch Challenge:

The ScrapThat! June kit is available in our store.

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  1. Yes Bree is adorable... and this layout looks wonderful.. your cluster of flowers is stunning.. and hand crafted too... amazing!

  2. wow Tracey what a gorgeous photo! Beautiful doggie & fantastic embellishments & detail!!

  3. *sigh* this is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the flowers and that butterfly!!!

  4. Bree is so pretty and fluffy. Beautiful layout Tracey.

  5. I don't know what's more adorable...the layout or the picture of Bree!! I would have to say Bree because a better word to describe the layout is gorgeous!! I love the layers and colors!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. the pup is tooooo cute for words! love your lo, tracey. that cluster is superb, as well as the details on your butterfly and flourish!

  7. What a fantastic project! So pretty! Love all the little details.

  8. Simply STUNNING...

    June - Met you in Alliance...


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