Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July Kit Creations with Tracey G.

Hi there! Today I am going to share a little more detail about my creations with the gorgeous ScrapThat! July Kit featuring Pink Paislee's "Hope Chest" collection.

Here is my layout is based on Amy's sketch and uses the Main Kit items only:

Using a Martha Stewart corner punch, I made a doily of sorts from the sheet of cork.The little butterflies are cork as well. I am really loving the cork because of the texture and earthy feel and the cork Alphas are the perfect complement. The pic is my daughter at the falls near our house taken on her graduation from middle school day. She changed out of her "dress up" clothes and we took a nice walk at the Natural Bridge in North Adams, MA.  

I love the way her hair is still "up and fancy" but she is in her comfortable clothes while at her childhood hangout. I tried to capture her sense of peace and wistfulness. There is a fabulous Crafter's Workshop stencil in the background that used with molding paste to capture that sense of time and passage. I fussy cut the flowers
 and used gesso to lighten the flocked ribbon. 
Love the banners in the sketch!

My next page was inspired by the same photo shoot 
and is my Round Robin entry for Round One:

The little scrabble tiles are the cutest! We all got different letters, which was fun! The cork Thickers Alphas go so perfectly with the cork background. I love the nature and map prints to these papers.. which made me think of rolled up maps which led background idea! I misted the papers lightly before wrapping them around a paintbrush handle and gluing them closed. I posted a tutorial on how I made my gesso embossed foliage on July 8. The Pink Paislee burlap butterflies give some great texture and match perfectly. The twine is from my stash.

This month I am hosting the DT Challenge.
 My challenge for you is to make a canvas-any size-
using  pictures or just mixed media-just play! 
Here is my inspiration piece:

I made the background with modge-podged sections of the kit paper, then using the mesh from the main kit as a stencil, applied light molding paste and lots of Heidi Swapp Mists. Once that was dry, I gessoed,stamped and just had some messy fun. I layered the pics of Vivi for a more 3 dimensional effect. That way I could gesso,paint and stamp the background but leave her sweet self clear.The butterflies are courtesy of the talented Lisa Gregory and were inspired by this gorgeous card. I printed them out in various sizes to give the illusion of motion. I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape and matted the pic with more papers from the kit. All the colors in this collection blend so seamlessly!  

I named this one,"Defying Gravity" because Vivien, with the grace of God and diligence from her parents, has not had any respiratory difficulties despite her Cystic Fibrosis. She still takes multiple medications and requires restrictions that other 2 year olds don't have to deal with. I wanted to capture a moment of joy and freedom and hope!

Here are some links in mixed media if you haven't given it a try:

 Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you give our challenges a try!


  1. So much creativity here! Love them all!

  2. Such amazing projects, Tracey!! You really rocked this kit!! ~ Blessings, Tracey