Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Top of the World Papermaze DT post

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post 

Hello Tracee here with you today to share a layout I created using Maggie Holmes Carousel collection

top of the world papermaze tracee provis maggie holmes carousel

Whilst the collection leans towards a more feminine palette I decided to pull out the blue tones and create a masculine page. I added in various black washi tapes as a contrast.



I cut lots of strips and arranged them down my page, my page is 8 x 8 so I didn't need long strips but even then I wanted to make the most of my sheets so this is how they looked before I layered my main cluster on top.


I often use methods like these just to squeeze every last bit from my papers! I also added the stitching and paint splatters at this point.


I added some of the blue stickers from the pack and some word stickers. The wood pieces added another contrast and also helped to reduce my huge stash by a small margin!

I will be back later in the month with a more feminine page using this collection. I hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your scrapbooking needs please head on over to the SHOP



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Happy Days with Pebbles & Paper Issues

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post. I also played over at Paper Issues "Scraplift Sunday"

Hi Tracee with you today to share a fun page I created using the new Pebbles "Heart of the Home" collection.


Another 8 x 8 page to add to my "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album.We visited a little town in MD called Rock Hall a very quaint little town. This is a photo of us on Main Street, the Heart of the Home collection was perfect for it!



I used some texture paste and a stencil on my background, I kept it white to give a more subtle effect. The houses on the sticker sheet were perfect to frame my photo with, I also added the little bird and positioned him so that he looks like he is watching us having fun.


I used the From Me to You sheet that has lots of Tags for you to cut apart. I layered them up and added some string to the holes. Some simple punched leaves here and there completed my page. I also used the little triangles that were in between the tags as an extra embellishment for the tags.

This was the lovely page that I scraplifted over at Paper Issues



Hope you have a Happy Scrappy Day!


Friday, 15 September 2017

CSI case file 238

There is a brand new case file over at CSI and another page for my Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album.

Here is the Case File

And here is my take


When I visited with Debbi we took Selfies wherever we went. Debbi has an all singing all dancing selfie stick that has a remote control, so when we looked back on this picture the question was "Did I press the remote too soon or was Debbi holding the stick wrong?" Whatever the answer we laughed til we cried at this resulting shot.
I used this Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper issues as a starting point for my page


For my Evidence I used
Animals
Eye Glasses
Leaves
Twine
Use Coloured pencils 
Text Print
Googly Eyes
Enamel Dots
Book Plates


I used lots of different alphas for my title most of them older, the "Taking" word is a 2 Crafty Chipboard piece. I really did pull out my older stash, the bird on a branch and cloud stickers are from a 2012 summer collection by Echo park. My Testimony is "Tuck your journaling inside something but make it visible" I wrote on a tag and tucked it in the side of the photo, the journaling reads "Lost for words at our ineptitude for taking selfies, but all is not lost - we are the queens of outtakes"


I find myself stitching on almost all my pages and this time I did lots of vertical zig zag lines, they took me ages! The bookplate is by Stampin Up and I filled it with embellishments including a cute little monkey brad that I got from Hobby Lobby the previous time I was visiting with Debbi.

I hope you will find time to play along with this case file
Happy Scrapping










Thursday, 31 August 2017

Adorkable - Stuck Sketches August 15th sketch

This month I have been playing over at Stuck Sketches, there are 2 great sketches each month and for August I created pages for both of them.

Both my pages are for my album "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album. This page is us being daft in Michaels and using their wood items as photo props! This is a favourite game for us and it creates some great photos to scrap!

My second page for the August 15th sketch


This was the sketch, quite unusual with the elements running diagonally across the page, I flipped it vertically and moved my title down to the bottom as I really wanted to fit the Chipboard "Adorkable" onto my page which is 8 x 8.


Here are some close ups


I couldn't resist fussy cutting the little dog from a Bella Boulevard paper, I added a glasses shaped brad and I think he looks very cute! As the pack of heidi Swapp speech bubble puffy stickers was astill on my desk from last time I used the "smile" one on this page.


I used a swiss dot cardstock to cut my circle element running down the centre of the page to give it a little texture. I cut the moutaches in the same cardstock but backed them with some white cardstock to make them stand out a little better.


Hope you have a happy scrappy day
Tx

Stuck Sketches August 1st Sketch

This month I have been playing over at Stuck Sketches, there are 2 great sketches each month and for August I created pages for both of them.

Both my pages are for my album "Debbi & Tracee's Great Adventure album. On the journey to Debbi's house from the airport we always stop at Chick-Fil-A, or Chicken Licken as I affectionately call it.  A delicious peach milkshake on the menu this time.....yummy!

This is my take on the sketch for August 1st


This was the sketch


Here are some close ups



I created a cluster of elements on some Simple stories chipboard frames using puffy stickers and cardstock stickers. The love it puffy sticker is an older one from Heidi Swapp as are the gold arrows. I love to mix old with new and the cardstock stickers are from a Photo Play collection called Fun with Friends, perfect for my page.

Hope you have a happy scrappy day
Tx








Pinkfresh Studio and Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post 

Hi Tracee with you today, hope everyone is enjoying some nice bank holiday crafting time!

I was looking around for inspiration this month and joined in a Scraplift challenge (the page I scraplifted is at the bottom of the post) over at a US site called Paper Issues. I used one of the new Pinkfresh collections called Dream On.

You & Me



The colours for my page were inspired by the blue and oranges that are in the Puffy Sticker pack and I stuck mainly to these colours, bringing out my distress inks for a mixed media background.


For my background I used the Delight sheet from the collection. Along with the puffy stickers I used lots of bits and pieces that have been sent to me in my DT kit over the past few months, I gather them up and put them in a little box and each time I make a page I have a sift through to see if there is anything I can use.


I used some cut files again on my page and I used the Tim Holtz distress inks on them to create an ombre effect. I added some texture paste through a stencil to my background also. Instead of using lots of patterned paper behind my photo I tore strips of washi tape and layered them over one another.



This is the gorgeous page by Rachael Lowe I chose to scraplift 


Hope you have a Happy Scrappy day and for this page and all your crafting needs please pop over to the SHOP

Friday, 25 August 2017

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

I was looking around for some scrappy inspiration I came across the challenges at Paper Issues. There are lots of different ones to  along with and this is the first of 3 that I played along with for August, I will share the others over the next few days.

Magical Memories



As well as some fun challenges they have a ton of free Silhouette files for you to download, I used 3 of them on my page. I was inspired by the Magic Unicorn file even tho I didn't actually use that particular one on my page.


I recently visited my Bestest Scrappy friend Debbi in the USA and we had the most magical time, we took lots of photo's for us both to scrap. We use the same pictures same challenge and the results are always very different, you can see Debbi's take on the challenge here. I used the 2017 Happy New Year file to frame my photo, I added a Photo Play patterned paper behind the numbers. I used the Scallop Background file in strips behind my frame title to this I added washi tape and gold and pink splatters.


Last time I was at Debbi's I bought these really cute Unicorn puffy stickers, I couldn't resist using them. The star wand sticker is a very old one by Echo Park. For the life of me I cannot recall where the Love sticker is from but it added a little something something to my page.
I will be back soon to share more of the challenges I completed this month