Friday, November 15, 2013

TSG Stampbook Saturday--Out for a ride

     Today is Stampbook Saturday at There She Goes and my last posting as this weeks Trendsetter.  First off let me say hats off to those of you who know how to photograph 12 x 12 layouts well.  LOL  Lighting and getting the page to lay flat is no easy feat and I failed miserably, but I think you'll be able to pick out the good stuff despite the bad photos.
     For my project I've created a layout using the one and only photo I have of my great grandfather.  The little guy is my grandpa.  I believe this photo must have been taken shortly after my grandpa, his mother, and brother arrived in the US in 1912 from what is now Serbia.  They arrived in New York and traveled to meet great grandpa in St. Louis.

     For my layout I started with a 12 x 12 piece of brown patterned paper.  I then proceeded to add distress ink and Glimmer mist until I felt I had created a vintage look.  I used a brick template and modeling paste to create the brick accents on the sides of the page.  My DP mats were inked and attached with machine stitching in brown.
      The vellum strip was stamped with the TSG "Henna Swirls" stamp set and embossed with gold embossing powder.  Tucked underneath it is a panel of lunchbag kraft paper stamped with the "Journal Lines" set.  I used the "Mixed Media Background Builders" to add some aging effects to the lightest DP panel.  The gears are from the "Get in Gear" set.  I blew them up to the size I needed and then traced and cut them out of grunge board.  They're embossed with distress embossing powder.
     Here's a better close up look so you can see all the details.

     Hope you've enjoyed the projects I've shared this week.  You still have time to play along with my "Thanks/Thanksgiving" challenge.
     Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper--K & Company "Classic K Bailey", The Paper Studio vellum, Kraft Outlet, Lunchbag Kraft, Canvas Corp Fluted Cardboard, Tim Holtz Grunge Board
Stamps:  There She Goes Clear Stamps "Henna Swirls", Journal Lines", "Get In Gear"and "Mixed Media Background Builders"; Michael's alphabet
Ink--Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, and Old Paper Distress inks, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, Walnut Stain Distress Stain; ColorBox Mixed Media ink in White and Leather, Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Micron Sepia pen
Tools--sewing machine, Want 2 Scrap brick template, Spellbinders Donna Salazar Creative Page Tabs
Miscellaneous--Liquitex Modeling paste, Thickers, Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, Ranger Antique Gold embossing powder, Tim Holtz paper clip. buttons from my stash, manila tag


  1. I have never made a scrapbook page but I love this one! All of the techniques you shared and the vintage look are wonderful!

  2. WOOHOO for a layout, my friend! Wow!! What a layout it is! You've done a fantastic job with all of it! What a wonderful way to showcase that treasure of a photo! More please! :o)

  3. I love this page! You've caught vintage AND the masculine feel perfectly. Wow...

  4. Wow! Tracy, your LO is awesome! A beautiful, vintage page perfect for that priceless photo!

  5. Such a precious photo Tracy and your layout for it couldn't be better. I love the colours, gorgeous texture and wonderful detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Well I know just how hard even photographing cards can be ... especially in our dull dark days here ... Nevertheless Tracy your page is truly splendid! I love all the details not least of all the amazing photo!

  7. fabulous layout, love all the details
    Kim x

  8. What a special picture this is Tracy! I love old photos & have lots of my family from Ireland. Love your page!
    Hugs, Renee

  9. This is just stunning! I love the wonderful cherished picture and the gears and stitching with the buttons is such a wonderful blend!

  10. Love your gorgeous LO Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

  11. I absolutely love that layout Tracy. What a great job. Fabulous colours, great photo and really well balanced.

  12. Fab layout girl !! Love the masculine look!! You have really pushed yourself for the anything but a card!! Great projects & ideas this week!!!
    ☺❤ xo

  13. Oh, how fun to see a layout from you, Tracy! Especially one that uses an amazing vintage family photo like this one! How very, very cool that is, and I love the vintage feel of your design to go along. The stitching and corrugated board add such great texture. Totally love your modeling paste bricks. And greta job embossing on the vellum! This is awesome!

  14. What a magnificent scrap page Tracy.
    The colours are perfect for this wonderful old photo.
    Oh I want to get on with my F/H when I see this. I have neglected it for so many months now.
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  15. What a beautiful way to capture such a precious photo, Tracy! LOVE that brick background to bits!

  16. Such a fantastic photo!! I love doing layouts with old family photos but I have to agree with you - impossible to photo well, I usually end up scanning them (as long as they don't have too many embellishments!) Anyway love the vintage feel to this page - your card layout skills transfer beautifully across to scrapping :)


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