Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Kit Creations by Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey S. here to share my February Kit Creations with you. This kit is fabulous to work with!! The paper is so gorgeous for either a feminine or masculine page.

A friend commented on this engagement photo of Elizabeth and Andrew saying that it looked like something from a fairytale. So, I decided to go for a dreamy, fairytale look for this page.

"True Love Stories"

Here are some close-up shots:

The Prima resin cherubs are so sweet!! To add some subtle color, I brushed distress ink on the cheeks and bird and applied some Viva Inka Gold to the wings and hair. The gorgeous Prima flowers are also from the kit, and the little open roses are created with the Donna Salazar/Spellbinder dies from kit paper. See how I layered the focal background paper over another sheet? After distressing, I cut out all but a one inch border of that paper and used it for many of the embellishments you see on the page including these roses.

This sweet butterfly was cut from that paper using Donna's Wonderful Wings dies. I inked the edges and added a little charm from my stash. 

My cluster above the photo. The leaves are die cut, crinkled and inked.

The Kaisercraft wood heart flourishes are so darling!! I painted this one with gesso, inked, and stamped with a script image. The title was stamped and heat embossed.

Next I have for you a wedding layout. Elizabeth and Andrew were married in October and we got the photos in January - just in time to create a page with the February Kit. 

"A Perfect Day"

This banner cluster was created with strips of paper I distressed and colored by rubbing with Distress Inks pulling colors from the focal paper mixed with ribbons from the kit. 

Side View:
Here you can see the netting tucked in under the gorgeous kit and FAO flowers. The Kaisercraft heart was painted gold then stamped again with a script image. 

I had to sneak a bit of mixed media in, so used Martha Stewart's texture effect with one of her butterfly stencils and sprinkled with gold microbeads. 

I framed the photo with distressed layers of the kit cardstock and doily. I also added a chipboard piece from my stash. The Green Tara glittered hearts were spritzed with some glimmer mist before scattering them across the page. 

The craft journaling blocks in the main kit were perfect to create this medallion. I topped it with the pearl heart ribbon slide and a strip of ribbon and more of my crumpled paper ribbons below. The metal heart trinket is from my stash. 

I spread some clear rock candy Distress paint over the title and when dry cut it out. There are so many fabulous word blocks in this paper collection that make wonderful titles!!

For my final page, I used Amy's gorgeous February sketch. If you would like to join our sketch challenge, you can find the details here.

Elizabeth kept a list of the things she dreamed about in a future husband. When she met Andrew, boy matched list. Fortunately, he felt the same way about her.

"Dream Come True"
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This cluster is a blend of kit flowers with the focal flower created using scraps of kit paper and colored with the smooch accents from the main kit. I've not used smooch accents before and love the creamy pearlized color!! Here is a close-up:

The tutorial for this flower can be found here.

I was inspired by a recent layout by our designer, Tracey Gregory, to add seed beads. Using tweezers, I dipped each bead into Glossy Accents and then placed randomly on the page. I also do some beading, so have tons of excess beads laying around. These little beads are quite inexpensive and can be found with the jewelry making department of your local craft store.

 Isn't the set of canvas and felt hearts darling? I stamped each of the 3 smallest canvas hearts with different images, then inked the edges and added trinkets from my stash. All the trinkets and charms on my pages came from one package I found clearanced out at a local craft store for a mere 50 cents. The tape down the center was created with a 12 inch strip of Crafty Power Tape. I sprinkled on several different embossing powders and flakes, then heat embossed. The back remains tacky and easy to apply across the page. 

I fussy cut one of the notebook pages, inked, and applied modeling paste with a doily stencil. Inside the doily, I stamped my title. You can see just a bit of my hand stitching around the photo mat here too. 

The bunch of flowers in the main kit is so gorgeous and were so perfect to tuck into the peak-a-boo tear in the corner here. I tied a couple more charms with the silky pink baker's twine. The vines were created with the wires I snipped off the flowers.

Thanks for joining me for my February Kit Creations!! I hope you are inspired to try out some of these techniques with your kit. There are still a few kits available in our ScrapThat! Store. Be sure to pick yours up before they are all gone. 


  1. So many great details, Tracey@ Love the medallion that you made with the kraft journaling pieces!

  2. gorgeous creations, so love your take on the sketch :)