Wednesday, 30 November 2016

You are awesome - with Pink Paislee for PapermazeDT

Today I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post.


Hi Tracee here to share with you today, I know that Christmas is fast approaching but I am not quite up to speed with it yet and so my layout today is still in summer mode. I have used Pink Paislee products from a few different collections.

You Are Awesome by Tracee Provis


My background paper is from the C'est La Vie collection, I didn't add any type of mixed media as the paper has it's own fading in places and I liked how it looked. 


These wood veneer ephermera pieces formed the "you" part of my title, I used the chipboard sticker awesome word from the thickers pack as well. I couldn't find the right green letters so I simply added some white ink to foam thickers and I achieved the perfect colour I was looking for.


I fussy cut lots of flowers from the #2 sheet of the Take me Away collection and I layered my title over them. I used more wood pieces this time from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection, how cute is the flamingo? I added a few gold chipboard accents and my page was complete.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today 
For this page and all your papercrafting needs please pop over to the shop, the autumn sale is still on and there are plenty of bargains to be found.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

CSI case file 218 - solved

There is a new case file to play with over at CSI 

and here is my page



Debbi and I went on many trips together when I visited, but for this pic we went just to the entrance to where Debbi lives as it's just so pretty for a Selfie! This was the sensible one....as always there was a jokey one, to be scrapped at a later date!


EVIDENCE - CHOOSE AT LEAST 3 CLUES
  • Dots
  • Animals
  • Weather elements (e.g., clouds, raindrops)
  • Hearts
  • Speech bubbles
  • Leaves
  • Cards (e.g., journaling cards, those cut-apart cards on patterned paper, etc.
  • Circles
  • labels
  • Metal
TESTIMONY - CHOOSE AT LEAST 1 CLUE
  • Topic: Document something about the outdoors.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling in speech bubbles

I also used a sketch from Grand Divas Creative Corner, I also played along with the bonus challenge which this time was to use wood. I colored and added a little "tweet" bird from Studio Calico




I took some close ups on my camera but promptly spilled a cup of tea all over it, the memory card not my camera luckily! now it wont work so I took these pics on my phone so excuse the quality.



I used plenty of older stash on my page including the XOXO sticker from 2010 Bella Boulevard collection. My papers were mainly Echo Park For The Record II. The flair badge was from a set that I bought in the £1 shop, someties there are some cute bargains to be had! I cut the clouds from a Websters Pages 6 x 6 pad (Modern Romance collection).




My title "good day" is a 2Crafty Chipboard piece that I inked and then embossed, I layered this up with some papers and a small chipboard frame, I have a ton of these and am always reluctant to use them! not because I don't like them but more then they will all be gone lol I added a little stamping and texture paste in the background I can never usually get this how I "want" it but this time \I was quite pleased with the result.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my page and I hope you will find time to play along with this case file. We would love you to visit the Color Stories Inspiration blog
See you there x





Monday, 19 September 2016

Together Again Scrapbook page with Jillibean Soup (for Papermaze DT)

Hi I am up on the Papermaze blog today with a scrapbook layout featuring Jillibean Soup!

Hi Tracee with you today, I'm going to share a scrapbook page that I created with an older Jillibean Soup collection. Do ever see a collection that you missed first time round and wonder "how did that happen"?

Together Again

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze

When I saw this sheet from the Sightseeing Stew collection I felt a plan forming. I used the soup label arrow stickers to point to where both my friend Debbi and I live, I used string to create trail that leads from one back to the other 

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze 01

I used wood veneers and stickers also by Jillibean Soup.

together again scrapbook page tracee provis papermaze 02

I cut lots of elements from the various papers in the Sightseeing Stew collection, I punched holes in the top and threaded them onto more string to create a banner along the bottom of my photo. The globe was a cut file from the Silhouette store, I like that it adds effect without overshadowing the background paper. A few sequins for the finishing touch.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies for this layout can be found over at the shop, and check out some of those older collections like me you might find a gem that you missed!


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wedding fever...4 more sleeps

Its all Wedding fever around here, in 4 days time my eldest daughter is getting married and I have been tasked with... well might be easier to say what I haven't been tasked with lol
So whilst I am knee deep in wedding prep my blog will be rather quiet. I can't wait to share pics of the happy event soon....meanwhile


Life looks rather like this!
See you soon
Tx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Over at Papermaze - At the Beach with pebbles Spring Fling Collection

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post.

Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created using the gorgeous Pebbles Spring Fling collection


I used the pastel and kraft tones in the paper to give a soft look to the bright beach huts in my photograph. My background paper is actually from an old Christmas line by MME. I used some texture paste through a stencil to add a little texture to the background.


Included in my goodies this month was a sheet of alpha stickers by Websters Pages, I was able to spell out both my title and my sub title with them. It's amazing how far they will go! I love to put tags on my pages and am always happy to see them in my pack.


I think my favourite paper in the Spring Fling collection has to be the the tiny hearts on the kraft coloured background, I was really loathe to cut this paper up. I fussy cut the little birdhouse, which perches nicely on the chipboard stickers that I found in this pack.


I loved working with this collection and I hope it inspires you a little.
For this page and all your crafting needs please visit the shop

Saturday, 13 August 2016

CSI case file 209 - Solved

 This week I manged to squeeze in time to solve case file 209. Carrying on with Debbi & Tracee's great adventure. This pic is from 2013, the first time I visited, we both used the same pics and the same sketch but our pages are like chalk and cheese, you can check Debbi's out Here!

Here is the case file;


Here is my interpretation
I used all the clues and my testimony was 3 line poetry


For my background I used a 2010 paper from the Road Show by Fancy Pants, I added gesso, texture paste and mists to create a mixed media background. When it was dry I added sequins for a bit of sparkle.


I used this sketch from My Creative Sketches, to kick start my page



One of the clues was string so I created a frame around my smallest pic, the seahorse was cut from a Bo Bunny paper in the beach Therapy collection. For the metal clue I found a flair badge by October Afternoon that fit perfectly, as did the ships wheel paperclip. I found some tiny fish in a pack of felt stickers and I dotted a few in the waves, this served as both my fabric and animal clue.


I painted a Studio Calico wood veneer with white paint then cut a small piece of patterned paper for the sail, finally I inked around the edges. My title is a 2Crafty Chipboard piece and I inked it in an ombre style then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Another piece from the Beach Therapy collection created a sub title and I added some stitches to it.
I had great fun as always solving this case file.

Toodle Pip
Tx





Monday, 8 August 2016

Stuck Sketches August sketch

I loved the sketch over at Stuck Sketches this month, so I decided to drag out some of my stash I have been hoarding and play along!

This was the sketch


and my take 

My new passion is walking, I got a FitBit for Christmas and it has changed my life! Sounds a bit daft but it's true, I became totally aware of how unfit I was, I'm rubbish at running but walking I can do for miles and miles.....




I was inspired to stitch on my page after I watched a video from this class by Ashley Horton. As I was documenting the fact that I walk I used my sketch pen to trace the footprints and I then stiched around the outline. I can see me doing this lots more!


I have lots of embellishments in my stash and I found a pack of Pink Fresh Studio cardstock die cuts and clustered them up on my page. I moved the Ampersand from the main cluster on the sketch over the to the middle of my 2 photos. My mantra is "Just Keep Walking", when my legs are tired or the weather is bad I repeat that over and over, til my walk is done.


When I was visiting Debbi last year I bought these cute owl stickers in Michaels, he adds a cute extra element down at the bottom of the page. I really went to town with different embellishments including some cork dots that I purchased on the same trip.
I followed the sketch quite closely, well for me anyways!

Thanks for visiting today
Toodle Pip
Tx