Thursday, September 16, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #13

It seems like forever since I've made a scrapbook layout, but I had the opportunity to do it this week using Beth's great sketch for the challenge at Papercraft Star.
My family is very anti-personal photos on the net, so you won't find anything on my blog using pics of us. However, I am the official heirloom photo collector of both my family and my husbands' and I don't mind posting those. This layout uses some pictures of my grandmother that I believe were taken shortly before or after her marriage in 1938.
For my layout I made a title using some really cool paper. I found it at Michals and it's called Canvas Paper. It's literally like a piece of canvas for painting, but it's very flexible like a sheet of paper. I love the texture and inked it up with some distress ink. The letters were cut out using my Cricut and then layered onto white and then black cardstock, both of which were roughed up around the edges. I learned this technique a while back from an incredible crafter named Teresa Manchas. She has a tutorial for it on her blog Scrap This.
I added some chipboard pieces that I covered in paper, sanded, and inked. The banner is handcut. I don't have a single Cricut cart with a triangle shape on it. Drats! Anyway, the letters were stamped and embossed and I used my Crop-A-dile to punch holes to thread the string through. The string is just a piece I had leftover out of an office tag. The doily was cut to fit and it's edges were inked. I found these long rectangular ones at Dollar Tree. The flower at the top is actually three Prima flowers. Two are folded into quarters and glued into the center of the third.
At the bottom, I covered a chipboard heart in paper and then inked it. I then covered it with Versamark and UTEE. After about the third layer of UTEE I pressed a rubber stamp into the UTEE and let it cool. The flowers at the bottom are chipboard. I took a piece of white cardstock and ran it through a paper crimper in several different directions. It gave it a cool texture and then I inked them with Distress inks and misted them with water to meld the colors.
I've really had the itch to make a new mini album lately, and I even have the papers and some embellies bought for it already--My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. FABULOUS papers! Maybe I'll find a spare minute to get started on that.---ROFL!

Here's the list of supplies I used to make this page.

Paper: Bazill, My Mind's Eye Twenty-Ninth Street Market, Recollections and Great White cardstock, Strathmore Canvas paper
Stamps: Martha Stewart Alphabet clear stamps, Stampabilities Field of Flowers
Inks+: Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Frayed Burlap, and Vintage Photo Distress inks, Stazon Jet Black, Zing Clear embossing powder, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Tools: Circut, Botanicals cartridge, Martha Stewart Layered Arches edge punch, Crop-A-dile, Fiskars Paper Crimper
Miscellaneous: chipboard pieces, Prima flowers, Making Memories ribbon and journaling tag, paper doilies, Michaels $1 bling

This project was a lot of fun and now I have another page finished to add to my heritage album. You have until 12:00 p.m. EST tomorrow to get your entry submitted at Papercraft Star. Hope you decided to play along with us this week. If not, we have a new challenge already scheduled for next week so you can start working on it now. We love to see our familiar regulars and all our brand new subsribers joining in the fun too!
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Have a wonderful blessed day!


  1. beautiful page to add to your heirloom album, tracy! love those pix of your grandma and the pennant banner! thanks for sharing and have a great friday! *hugs* steph :)

  2. I love it Tracy! It's fantastic! So many wonderful elements! It's even got my middle name hanging from a banner! lol Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  3. Tracy, I LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! This is a beautiful layout. I love the banner! This is going to be a great addition to your album! Great work! Have a great weekend!


  4. Oh my Tracy, this is such a gorgeous page! This will make a wonderful addition to your album. Isn't it just great to have all these wonderful pics to work with? Have a great weekend, Ira x

  5. Great inspirational photos, Tracy ! And I love the little flags with her name. Really special. Just got back from vacation, and you were one of the first ones I wanted to see !!

  6. Beautiful layout the old photos and your banner is fantastic!


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