Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Symbol of Our Love Details for ScrapThat!

There are so many fabulous photos that are captured during a wedding day. These photos of Elizabeth and Andrew's rings laid down on 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter in the Bible represent their love for each other and our Lord.

This page is created with the July ScrapThat! kit featuring the gorgeous Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection. The July Kit and add-ons are available in the ScrapThat! Store.

"A Symbol of Our Love"

I used the June Dusty Attic sketch for inspiration:

Tips and Techniques: 

Gessoed Flowers ~ To lighten these gorgeous FAO Prima flowers, I dry brushed them with a bit of Gesso.

Mixed Media ~ The center mat behind the photos was whitewashed with gesso mixed with water, then molding paste applied with the interlocking ring stencil (to represent the wedding rings), then misted.

Altered Roses ~ The little yellow roses in the main kit were just the right size to tuck into and fill out my clusters, but not quite the right color. I painted them with gesso, then misted with Cork Glimmer Mist. The end result is an almost resin-like rose. 

Metals ~ The charming heart skeleton key and metal leaf from the Etsy Shop were also whitewashed with gesso, then rubbed to remove some of the gesso to let the metal beneath shine through. is their stamp Etsy store. 

Altered Leaf ~ I also washed and misted the kit leaf.

Vines ~ I save everything and the vines are created with the floral stems from the kit flowers. I simply wrapped the wire around a small diameter paintbrush and then pulled and bent to create the vines. 

Water Distressing ~ The edge of my mat was spritzed with water, pushed and crinkled with my fingers, then set aside to dry. 

Altered Felt Lace ~ The green felt lace was a bit bright, so I whitewashed it with gesso and tucked some into my layers. 

Embossed Alphas ~ I just adore the cork Thickers included in the kit, but since the cork color/design didn't work here, I heat embossed the letters with Fran-tage embossing powders.

Random Punching with Pearls ~ I randomly punched edges around my page, and added kit pearls which had been spritzed with Cork Glimmer Mist. 

Fussy Cutting ~ The journal blocks in the main kit have some fabulous doily images which I fussy cut and tucked into the layers. 

The darling butterfly is from the Embellishment Add-On Kit and the first part of the title are Prima alphabet letters from a previous ScrapThat! Kit. 

This intricate DA piece is from my stash. It was heat embossed, painted, and inked.

This July Kit and add-ons are available in the ScrapThat! Store.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my next Donna Salazar Project and a tutorial for these Grungy Corrugated Leaves. Here is a sneak peek:

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Amazing, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Precious.....just a few words to describe your layout!

  2. Very beautiful. Gorgeous layering.

  3. such a beautiful page with cool idea's

  4. you are such an inspiration to me! I love your spirit and love for our Lord! can I be you when I grow up?? lol

  5. Wow, this is beautiful!! I love the amazing layers and gorgeous colors!! A simply stunning layout!! Happy Wednesday :)

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  6. Soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeee the flowers!!

  7. Lovely ~ Such nice symbolism & I really like the effect the gesso has - it makes everything so soft & dreamy:):)

  8. Wow this is one of my favourites for sure! Just love the white & pale metallics - they look amazing!!

  9. fantastic Tracey!! love it so much!!


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