Saturday, May 29, 2010

You Make Me Smile with Tracie Hudson

As a Mom of two teenage boys I'm always searching for scrapbooking papers that I can use to create pages for their albums, so when a box of Glitz product landed on my doorstep, I literally jumped with joy.

The Distressed Couture range from Glitz was just simply perfect for this photograph of my youngest boy, J.

To begin creating my page I machine stitched two sheets of the patterned paper together to form the base. Whilst my sewing machine was handy, I created a stitched frame around the photograph by machine stitching the photograph to the patterned paper photo mat.

One of my biggest fears is sticking something down only to decide 2 minutes later that it needs to go elsewhere!! By sticking the accent stickers to cardstock and then cutting them out means that I could move the accents around the page before finally securing things down! I used 3d foam pads to secure the title and heart accents to the page as this gave my page a greater sense of dimension.

Glitz produce amazing "Glitzers" page accents which I think are a fantastic embellishments to play with. I layered up one of the "Glitzers" with one of the accent stickers to create a funky scalloped heart accent for the page.
The black spotted background was created using one of Glitz "Polka Dot" rubons, which was applied to white cardstock before being adhered to the page. I used one of the bar code accent stickers to let my boy know how much I love him - he really does make me smile.

The black round "Teeny Alpha's" have to be one of my favourite teeny alphas ever - they are so versatile and are the perfect size for scrapbook pages, as well as adding text to cards or other paper crafting projects.
I used numerals from Glitz "Save the Date" stamps to create the number 14, as well as using the smaller stamps from the same set to create the date stamp - the photograph was taken on my boys 14th Birthday :D

To complete the page I added one of the Glitz Journaling stickers to the top right hand side of the page and embellished further using cardstock stickers, "Glitzers" and a little Glitz "Frosting".

Glitz product used -
Patterned Papers Distressed Couture Blocks (DC2310) and Scrolls (DC2327)
Stamps Save The Date (S2686)
Distressed Couture Accent Stickers (C2471)
Glitzers (G2556)
Cardstock Sticker Titles (C2426)
Cardstock Sticker Journaling (C2419)
Tenny Alpha Black Round (C2808)
Rubon Polka Dot (RO2587)
Frosting Clear (F2839) and Black (2884)

Non Glitz product -
Black Ribbon and Small Roses from personal stash box.

Thanks for dropping by.


noel joy said...

love this boy page! great use of the distressed couture stuffies! xo

leah said...

Gorgeous! I'm always a fan of stitching on pages! Fabulous work. :)

dannisdoodles said...

love, love this! i, too, have a teenage boy & love what you did here, amazing!

Peg said...

What a great boy range! I haven't looked at Glitz stuff for a while but I think I might be hunting down some of this!

Lea L. said...

Wow...such an amazing page Tracey!! I love it!


michelle said...

Just FAB! as always :) M x

Laura said...

Beautiful Tracie!!!! In love......