Sunday, June 30, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Feature and Journey of a Lifetime details for ScrapThat!

If you are here for the ScrapThat! July Reveal and Blog Hop thanks for going here to my previous post. 

It's so hard to believe that it's the last day of June already!! I hope you are staying cool. Our air conditioning went out, but fortunately we've had a cool front move in just in time!! 

Joseph met the girl of his dreams in Rachel. It is amazing how well suited they are for each other. Rachel is a wonderful pastor's wife and helps him in his ministry. They also run an eBay business together. This fun photo was taken during a photo shoot when they became engaged. We went to a park and Joseph coaxed Rachel into this wooden train. It's just the beginning of a journey that I pray lasts a long and beautiful lifetime together. 

This page was created using the ScrapThat! July "Hope Chest" Kit and is my feature project for today's post over at Really Reasonable Ribbon

"Journey of a Lifetime"

I used the ScrapThat! June Sketch for inspiration: 

To join the June "Hope Chest" Sketch Challenge, stop by the forum.

Tips and Techniques:
Banner and Ribbon ~ I love to combine distressed paper banners with gorgeous ribbons like I did here to mix up the textures and add dimension. First I cut the paper banners, distressed the edges, wet, and crinkled up the paper. After allowing them to dry, I opened and kind of flattened out the flags. 

Next I selected these gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon to pair up with this banner. First, I selected the Cream Mesh Ribbon. This is one of my favorites in Bonnie's store. I love the shabby, stringy texture. I cut a length of ribbon just a little shorter than the paper flags. This ribbon is held together by clear thread, so I pulled out the thread from one end to fray. Then I cut down the center of the ribbon, carefully cutting between two threads. I also cut off the edges that have the clear plastic strand running through them. This left me with two gorgeous frayed ribbons which I adhered atop the flags. Next I selected the Ivory Sheer Box Pleats Ribbon. I just adore the shimmer this sheer ribbon adds to a project!! I just snipped off two pieces and adhered them among the other ribbons and paper banner flags. Scor-Tape is my go to adhesive of choice for adhering ribbon. 

Altered Flowers ~ The smaller kit flowers were altered with paint and mist to change up the color. 

Handcrafted Flowers ~ I used Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies to created the larger focal flowers. 

Ribbon ~ Another close-up of the gorgeous ribbon

Chipboard ~ I added this Dusty Attic Chipboard from my stash. I colored it and applied crackle medium. Once dry I inked again to highlight the cracks. 

Tile ~ I altered this Scrabble tile and will be posting the tutorial in July. 

Mixed Media Background ~ I used a TCW stencil to apply sparkle texture effects. Although it's not as noticeable in my main project photo, you can see the sparkle and design here. 

The July kits will be available in the ScrapThat! Store on July 1. Be sure grab yours before they are all gone. 

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If you are looking to purchase ribbon, be sure to stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to see Bonnie's amazing selection of ribbon, lace, natural fibers, and more . . .

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. amazing lovely details and colors greetings Janneke

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those flowers!

  3. Beautiful as always . Love the flowers

  4. Fun photo. I like the strips and chipboard at the bottom.

  5. Beautiful layout Tracey. Love your technique with the banners and ribbon. Looks fabulous. ox

  6. Absolutely beautiful, I love the back ground..

  7. Wow, gorgeous, Tracey! Love the colors the papers and the beautiful flowers! Just stunning! Hugs

  8. Such a pretty photo. Isn't it wonderful when you know that God put two people together. Love all the details of your layout.


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