Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"The Alamo Archways" Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar Designs

Hi my dear crafty friends! I have a new Creative Team project for Donna Salazar Designs with a girlie grunge layout featuring some of her Spellbinder and Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.

Gary and I recently took a trip to the lovely city of San Antonio, Texas. While there we visited the site of the Alamo filled with rich history. This long archway struck me with it's beauty. I've been working my way through using all 20 of Donna's fabulous new Spellbinder products released last month. I've tucked a die cut created with her Cascading Stars etched die under and next to the photo. So perfect to give a patriotic touch. Of course you know how much I enjoy creating hand crafted flowers, so have also paired Donna's new Big Blossom and Jumbo Rose dies with her classic Bitty Blossoms and Rose creations for these girlie grunge flowers. I've added grungy color by mixing Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Pigment Powders into her Girlie Grunge Art Medium. Please hop on over to Donna's blog for more details and close-ups HERE.

Here's a sneak peek:

Donna Salazar Designs Products




Partner Products

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Serendipity - Imagination **Scraps of Elegance
Prima ~ Timeless Memories - 6x6 Paper Pad #847340
Prima ~ Epiphany - 6x6 Paper Pad #846961
Kraft Cardstock - Stash
Prima ~ Memory Hardware - Pearls #990398
Prima ~ Metal Embellishments #9 #583552 **Scraps of Elegance
Blue Fern Studios ~ Whimsy Flourishes  **Scraps of Elegance
Craft Cornsortium ~ Always & Forever - Resin Roses, Duck Egg **Scraps of Elegance
Stamin ~ Black - Stash
Recollections ~ Mixed Media - Paper Icons, skeleton leaves
Recollections ~ Mixed Media - Paper Words, Inspire
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear
DecoArt ~ Dazzling Metallics - Metallic Paint: Renaissance Brown, Venetian Gold
Darice ~ Heat Tool

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Donna Salazar & Friends Girlie Grunge Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Donna Salazar & Friends Girlie Grunge Blog Hop! We've arranged this hop to showcase all the new and exciting products that have recently been released from both Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders®. We are sure that you will enjoy the projects that all of us have created for you AND... we've got PRIZES!!!

The Donna Salazar Designs Prize Pack has a Denim Art Journal, Girlie Grunge Twine, and Silver Pigment Powder from Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and a Jumbo Rose Steel Rule die from Donna Salazar Designs® with Spellbinders®.

There are several ways to enter: You can leave a blog comment, Tweet about this blog hop, and visit the Donna Salazar Designs Facebook page BUT signing up for a FREE membership on DonnaSalazar.com gets you the MOST entries!!! The contest opens at midnight on May 18th and closes at midnight on the 25th.


Here's the project that I created for you today.

Please note, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have received some of the products used to create this canvas. I use what I love and recommend only what I believe in. 

Donna is the queen of girlie grunge, however, I went totally masculine guy grunge on this canvas. I simply adore Donna's Spellbinders® gear dies. I used her new Gears Steel Rule Die to cut the larger gears on the left side of the canvas with heavy chipboard, then cut several Sprightly Sprockets gears from thin chipboard to tuck around the photo on the right.

Even up close in person they look like metal and are so easy to create. Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders give a perfect metallic sheen for this grungy technique. I've created a VIDEO TUTORIAL to show you how to make them.

Enjoy!



Close-ups

Here's a close-up of the Faux Metal Gears.


The background paper was adhered to the canvas with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I also brushed a coat onto the front side of the paper and while wet dabbed lightly with a paper towel to create texture. When dry, I rubbed the textured surface with Gold and Silver Pigment powders.

The linked rings under the gears are cut with Donna's new Spellbinders® Cascading Circles Die from thin chipboard and painted with Silver Pigment Powder mixed into Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

The torn paper framing the photo is embossed with Donna's new Spellbinders® Splattered Circles Embossing Folder and of course rubbed with her Gold and Silver Pigment Powders. The torn edges are inked with Donna's Clearsnap Stormy Mix'd Media Inx as well as the torn edges of the background paper.

I have a funny story to share about the rusted metal washer tucked in amongst the gears. I was invited to a birthday celebration for one of my scrapbooking friends. On our way into the restaurant, a glint of rust caught my eye, and I picked up this gem commenting, "I can use this on one of my projects." The girls all laughed knowing it wouldn't be long before I used it.


Here you can see the Sprightly Sprockets I cut from thinner chipboard. I Treated them similarly to the gears in the video, but just used one coat of paint and did not heat it to bubble.


Before applying the background paper, I painted the edges with sandstone color paint, applied a stenciled design with molding paste colored with Donna's Gold Pigment powder, then rubbed gold and silver pigment powders across the entire edge.

Visit all the blogs on the hop today for more inspiration and more chances to win.

Donna Salazar Designs
Tracey Sabella - That's me!
Elena Olinevich
Natasha Naranjo-Aguirre
Beth Pingry
Cheryl Waters

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Spellbinders®
NEW - Gears Steel Rule Die
NEW - Cascading Circles Die
NEW - Splattered Circles Embossing Folder
Sprightly Sprockets

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Girlie Grunge Art Medium
Pigment Powder - Silver
Pigment Powder - Gold
Pigment Powder - Blue

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Mix'd Media Inx® - Stormy

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares - Black, Regular
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
Home & Hobby® ~ Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8“

Other Products
Prima Marketing ~ Timeless Memories - 12x12 Paper Pad
Chipboard ~ Heavy, Light - Stash
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Ice Queen
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Folk Art ~ Acrylic Pwoint - Metallic Sequin Black
DecoArt ~ Acrylic Paint - Sandstone
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Butterfly Collage
Prima Marketing ~ Water Brush

Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Shabby Flower Card with Handcrafted Flowers for Donna Salazar

I have a project up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog featuring more of her fab new Spellbinders products. Bitty Blossoms have long been one of my favorite die sets. I used them so much, that I purchased a second set so I could cut more at a time. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that Donna's new dies included Big Blossom, the next size up from her Bitty Blossoms dies. It can be used alone, or you can combine it like I did with her Bitty Blossoms to create gorgeous large, full flowers. I hope you'll stop by Donna's blog for more photos and all the details HERE.

Here's a sneak peek:

Donna Salazar DesignsProducts




Partner Products

Other Products
Craft and You Design ~ Spring Garden 06
Manilla Tag ~ Stash
Darice ~ 140 lb Cardstock - White (for card base)
Flower Stamen ~ Stash
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Viva ~ Modeling Cream - Pearl
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6” Template - Mini Texturized

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Watercolor Poppies with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance April Kit


It is always so exciting when I have the opportunity to learn and develop a new technique. I was so thrilled to receive the Creativity Add on with the Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels, Himalayan Poppy stamp, and Prima Water brushes along with the Color Add On Brusho Crystals. I heat embossed the stamped image and watercolored the gorgeous poppies. I am not a watercolor artist, so I gave myself the freedom to paint samples to help learn techniques as well figuring out color selection. 

I have created a technique video sharing how to watercolor this fabulous image with the Creativity and Color Add On products.

Enjoy!



If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the fabulous April "Wonderful" Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Here's a close-up photo:

To finish the image for this card, I rubbed ThermoWeb Deco Foil Transfer Adhesive across a foam makeup sponge and used it to apply the adhesive to a script stamp which I used around the edges and in to the poppy image. I let it sit until completely dry then applied the gold Deco Foil from the main kit. As I suspected with using such a detailed stamp, the gold did not adhere to all of the stamping. I pulled out my Sweet Violet Purple Teal Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals from a previous SOE kit and rubbed it lightly across the card, which left a lovely halo of purple around the poppies and darkened into a lovely teal on the stamped areas. To deepen the shading around the edges, I rubbed Donna Salazar with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx in Wisteria, then went over that very, very lightly with Indigo. The outer paper border is the BoBunny Garland paper from the Main Kit, stamped with a grungy stamp in Wisteria. Finally I added a sentiment stamped on vellum.


Product List

Main Kit
BoBunny - Secret Garden Collection:  Garland
Thermoweb: Deco Foil Transfer Sheets (4) (Gold)

Creativity Add On
Prima Artist Quality Oil Pastel Crayons set
Prima Water Brush Pens 3pk
CC Designs 3.125x4.125" Himalayan Poppy Cling Stamp

Color Add On
Brusho Ost. Blue Crystal Color

Previous Kit
April 2015 SOE Kit ~ Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Magical - Sweet Violet Purple Teal

Other Products
Strathmore Windpower ~ MixedMedia Vellum Surface - 140 lb.
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Wisteria, Indigo, Stormy
Tsukineco ~ StazOn - Azure
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Judi-Kins ~ Embossing Powder - Metallic Bronze
Prima ~ Cling Stamps - Rust & Dust #962050
Stampendous ~ Stamps - Royal Heart
Close To My Heart ~ Just to Say - Cricut Collection
ThermoWeb ~ Deco Foil Transfer Adhesesive (Thanks Juliana Michaels!)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Watercolor Dragonfly Card ~ May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop



Welcome to the May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

You should be coming to my blog from Donna Idlet. Then after visiting me, hop over to Bonnie Garby. To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria Stengel! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

Have you ever see a cool technique, buy a collection of products to use and then it sits there collecting dust? Last year I saw some really amazing projects created with Brusho Crystal Colours, so of course I purchased the entire set. I created one card when I first got them, then there they sat. My goal for this month's hoarder's hop was to put those watercolour crystals to good use. This is a different project than I usually create - no dimension and little texture, but I adore the visual effect. I've finished off my card using paper, embossing powder, and a stamp that I've had for several years.

Most of my cards are too thick to mail easily, so it's nice to create one that can simply be addressed, stamped, and sent on its way!!


And here's a close-up so you can see the lovley watercolour effect behind this embossed image. The wings are a mixture of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals and Brushos, while the background is created with two colors of Brusho Crystals.


I hope you've been inspired to grab a neglected technique product
and put it to good use on an upcoming project!!

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Bonnie Garby. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.

May Craft Hoarders

3. Tracey Sabella ~ That's me!!

Products
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot - Brilliant Blue Vintage
Strathmore Windpower ~ Mixed Media Vellum Surface - 140 lb.
Card Base - Stash
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Embossing Powder - Copper
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean
Colourcraft ~ Brusho Colours - Purple, Turquoise
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Magicals - Tibetan Poppy Teal
Stampendous ~ Cling Rubber - Dragonfly
Hero Arts ~ Clear Stamps - Everyday Sayings
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, April 29, 2016

"Joy" Birdcage with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance April Kit


I have to admit. I get very excited when my Scraps of Elegance package arrives at my door each month. The gorgeous April Kit was no exception. The newest addition to the add on line up, the Off The Page Add On,  has been so fun to work with. This month Melinda included this fabulous Prima Birdcage for the OTP Add On offering. 

Not only is this a gorgeous piece to alter, the timing couldn't have been more perfect. One of my good scrapbooking friends recently turned 75. Her daughter threw a birthday party for her, and she invited us scrappy gals. She absolutely adores birds, so I just had to create this as a special gift for her.

I have created a process video tutorial to share with you.

Techniques shared in this video include:
~ Distressed patina finish
~ DIY sisal bird nest
~ DIY word banner
~ Mixed media background

Enjoy!



If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the fabulous April "Wonderful" Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Here are some additional angles and close-up photos:














Product List

Main Kit
BoBunny - Secret Garden Collection:  Bloom
May Arts: white lace (24")

Floral Add On
Prima Relics & Artifacts Blushing Bouquet Flowers
Prima 'Slate' Flowers

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magnolia Magenta Gold Starburst Mist

OTP Add On
Prima Frameworks Antique White Large Birdcage

SOD/SOE Store
Prima ~ Art Alchemy, Acrylic Paint - Metallic Light Patina
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Ice Queen

Previous Kits
November 2015: Viva Inka Gold - Copper

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Apple Blossoms - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Leaves - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Hip Rosebuds - Mixed Pink Tone
Panacea Products ~ Decorative Sisal - brown
Canvas ~ Stash
DMC ~ Embroidery Floss #3685
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Tsukneko ~ StazOn - Timber Brown
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Phantom Fuchsia
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Jazzy Jivin’ Purple
Donna Salazar with Spellbinders ~ Stamp & Die Template Set - Alpha Bits
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares - Mix, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Cherish Friend" Card for Donna Salazar

Hello my scrappy and crafty friends. I have some great news for you. Donna Salazar's new Spellbinders products are now available on the Spellbinders website HERE. I received my box of amazing dies, embossing folders, coordinating die/stamp sets, and rubber stamp sets last week, and I have to tell you these are so fabulous and versatile!!

Now, I'm up on the Donna Salazar blog today with a Girlie Grunge card featuring a couple of these new products - the Medallions Embossing Folder and Journal Words stamp set. 

I'd adore if you would stop by Donna's blog for details and close-ups HERE.

Here's a sneak peek:

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Spellbinders®
Embossing Folders ~ Medallion


Other Products
Craft and You design - Spring Garden 02
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Hip Rosebuds - Mixed Pink Tones
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - Pastel Tone
Stamen ~ Stash

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

Monday, April 11, 2016

"Friend" Mixed Media Card for Donna Salazar

Hello my sweet, creative friends. I'm so glad you dropped by today! I'm up on the Donna Salazar blog today with a new project. I created a birthday card for a special friend featuring Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pigment powders, using them several ways on this card. I've also included one of my signature twine flowers as well. If you would like to learn how to create these twine flowers for yourself, I've included a link to my video tutorial.

Be sure to hop on over to Donna's blog for all the details and lots of close-ups. 

Here's a sneak peek:

To view the full project, please stop by Donna's Blog HERE.

Donna Salazar Designs Products



Mix'd Media Inx® ~ Patina, Denim

Partner Products

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Frolic - Adorn ** 8/2015 Scraps of Elegance Kit
Blue Fern Studios ~ Frolic - Calling Cards ** 8/2015 Scraps of Elegance Kit
Scrapiniec Chipboard ~ Scroll
Art-i-cake ~ Flower Charm
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 15mm Pink Open Roses - 2-Tone Champagne
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Hip Rose Buds - Mixed Earth Tones
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - Mixed Pink
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - White Gold 
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Faber-Castell ~ Whipped Spackle
Prima ~ Cling Stamps - Rust & Dust #962050
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6” Stencil - Mini Butterfly Collage

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Treasured Friend Card ~ April Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop


Welcome to the April Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

You should be coming to my blog from Barbara Rankin. Then after visiting me, hop over to Marisa Job! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria Stengel! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

I hope you've been enjoying inspiration from the talented designers along your way!

Last month I shared a masculine card with you, so I thought I'd switch things up this month with a girly shabby chic card.

This hop is all about using up your hoard of crafty supplies. I had a package with one lone rose remaining, that I've been moving around for months. It's on the large size, so I just haven't found the right spot for it on any of my projects, so I decided to design a card around that flower. It's the large rose in the center of my cluster. 

Do you have collections of things from several years ago? Stuff you knew you had to have, then didn't really use all that much? Embossing folders fit into that category for me, and I have some lovely ones. I pulled out this gorgeous Anna Griffin folder to create a textured backdrop for the flowers on this birthday card I created for a dear friend.

"Treasured Friend"



Tips and Techniques
You can see the gorgeous rose I talked about earlier. Yes, this card is quite dimensional and will be hand delivered. The lovely lace inserts were cut from a hand-crocheted doily. I don't even know where the doily came from. It had been gathered/glued in the center with an (ugly) ribbon flower and pearl strand bow. Probably an old wedding decoration. I chopped it apart and tucked a couple of the scallops into the cluster. I also cut apart the pearl strand to form a couple loops peaking out over the leaves. Can you tell I hoard untold crafty bits and pieces?

Putting this card together was quite easy. I arranged the flowers - all leftover pieces from my fabulous Scraps of Elegance Kits, and glued them in place. To add a bit of sparkle, I dabbed clear-drying glue across the flowers and leaves, then sprinkled with chunky glass glittter. I also tucked in some grain seed heads for more texture.

Here's a side view.

I embossed white card stock then rubbed it with dark magenta and raw umber Pan Pastels to highlight the edges and raised embossing. I colored the patterned paper edges as well. Vellum can be a little tricky to stamp on because the ink stays wet for a long time. Once the ink was dry, I rubbed lightly with the Pan Pastels. 

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Marisa Job. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.

Products
Prima ~ Butterfly Collection - Wood Hollow
Card Base, white (Stash)
Vellum (Stash)
Prima Flowers ~ Kindled - Sienna #655350
Prima Flowers ~ Garden Fable - Spring #580810
Prima Flowers ~ Butterfly - Chenille #580650
Prima Flowers ~ Butterfly - Aile #580612
BoBunny ~ Glaze Jewels
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Champagne
Queen & Co. ~ Pearls - Snowflake
Grosgrain Ribbon ~ Plum (Stash)
Crochet Doily (Stash)
String Pearls, white (Stash)
Dried Floral (Stash)
PanPastel ~ Magenta Extra Dark; Raw Umber
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Plum
Cuttlebug ~ Anna Griffin Embossing Folder - Pirouette
Close To My Heart ~ Friendship Bouquet
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape - 1/2”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, March 24, 2016

"He Is Risen" Art Journal Page for Donna Salazar

Hello creative friends. Thanks for stopping by. I have a new project up on the Donna Salazar Designs Blog. As you may know, I've been creating pages for a Scripture Art Journal for the past year using Donna's fabulous Denim Art Journal. With Easter approaching this Sunday, I thought I would focus on a verse reflecting this special day, "He is risen." I am so grateful to have a relationship with our risen, living Savior. 

I've used delicate spring colors and feature Donna's new Spellbinders® Cascading Butterflies die.

Here's a sneak peek:

To view my full project and details, please stop by Donna's Blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products



NEW Cascading Butterflies

Partner Products
Glue Gloss

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Julianna’s Dream
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink, white
The Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Well Rounded - 6x6” Stencil
My Mind’s Eye ~ Laundry Line - Flirty “Lil Girl” Clear Stamp
Close To My Heart ~ He Is Risen
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"This Moment" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance February Kit


When I saw the gorgeous "Garden Gala" February Kit, I knew it would be a perfect backdrop for a favorite photo of our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Andrew. Well, they weren't married quite yet when this engagement shoot photo was taken. The dreamy Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection perfectly fits the mood and colors of this fairytale photo.

I've used the Blue Fern Studios March Sketch for Inspiration.
Please scroll down to view the sketch and a list of gorgeous
Blue Fern Studios products used on this layout.

Techniques shared in this video include:
~ Heat embossing chipboard with multiple colors.
 ~ How to color molding paste with Gelatos and ink.
~ Adding visual texture with stamping, mist, and ink.
~ How to color metal and resin elements with mist.

Enjoy!

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If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the February Garden Gala Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Close-ups












Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Serendipity Collection:  Glee
Petaloo: Antique Mauve Penny Lane Flowers
Bottle Cap Co: Salvaged Metal Birds
Ranger: Rose Gold Liquid Pearls

Floral Add On
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Ivory Dogwoods
Petaloo Ivory Botanica Blooms
Petaloo Penny Lane Antique Mauve Forget Me Nots

Elements Add On
Blue Fern Studios Clear Stamp: Serendipity Medley
Craft Cornsortium Always & Forever: Duck Egg Resin Roses

Color Add On
Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Embossing Powder - Verdant
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Wild Honeysuckle Coral

Creativity Add On
Faber Castell: Design Memory Craft Creative Lettering Kit (Gelatos - gold champagne)

SOE Store
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins Butterflies #891992
Resin embellishments can be found HERE.
Prima ~ Providence Paper Leaf Stem - Basil #578282
Flowers can be found HERE.
Blue Fern Studios ~ Floral Medley Frame
Prima ~ IOD Everyday Vingage - Flair Buttons #813369
Trinkets/Buttons/Charms can be found HERE.

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Blue Fern Studios ~ Romantic Page Dangles Chipboard
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Buttons Galore & More ~ Fancy Hearts
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Ranger ~ Dina Wakley - Soft Gel Matte Medium
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015: Ranger ~ Perfect Medium Pen, Clear
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015: Prima ~ Magnolia Trims #583026
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015: Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - Bodacious Blush

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft
Want2Scrap ~ Rhinestones - Amber
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Wendy Vecchi with Ranger ~ Archival Ink ~ Watering Can
Tsukineko ~ StazOn - Dove Gray
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Scarlet
Ranger ~ Ancient Gold Embossing Powder - Tarnished Gold
American Crafts ~ Zing - Embossing Powder, Glitter Finish Black
Lindys Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Treasure Island Aqua, Phantom Fuchsia,
Lindys Stamp Gang ~ Starburst Mist - Jazzy Jivin’ Purple, Van Dyke Sepia, Screamin’ Banshee Black
The Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Harlequin 6x6” Template
Glitz ~ Clear Stamps - Distressing D2961
Prima ~ Metal Die - Parisian Lace #584047
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool

I've entered this layout in the Blue Fern Studios March Sketch Challenge.
I flipped the sketch:


Using the following Blue Fern Studios products
Paper - Serendipity Collection ~ Glee
Chipboard ~ Romantic Page Dangles
Chipboard ~ Floral Medley Frame
Clear Stamp ~ Serendipity Medley
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder ~ Verdant

I've also entered this page at Word Art Wednesday Challenge weeks #222-223 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring Floral Card for Donna Salazar

Hi everyone. I'm up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog today with a spring floral birthday card featuring Donna's new Spellbinders Flower Bouquet stamp and die set. 

I have a dear friend who's birthday falls on St. Patricks Day. Of course she adores all that is green on her special day, so I have used a grungy green background for this gorgeous spring image. 

Here's a Sneak Peek:

Please stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW ~ Spellbinders Flower Bouquet SDS-020



Partner Products 

Other Products
Darice ~ Cardstock 110lb - white
Kraft Card Base ~ Stack
Craft & You ~ Spring Garden 06
Blue Fern Studios ~ Deja Vu - Un Voyage A Paris
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Chipboards & More #582463
TCW ~ Mini Art Is 6x6” Stencil
Close To My Heart ~ Just To Say . . .

Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Love Letters" Mixed Media Home Decor Project with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance February Kit

I've been enjoying creating home decor projects lately, so was thrilled when Melinda announced that she is now offering an Off the Page Add On with each Scraps of Elegance kit. 

The 3-D love letters in this month's OTP Add On were so much fun to work with!!

I've create a step by step video tutorial showing how I've transformed these letters:

Into these:
This would be a perfect wedding or engagement gift, Valentine's decor,
or if you're like me, an every day home decor piece.

Enjoy!

   

If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the February Garden Gala Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
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I altered this Blue Fern Studios Magical Monarch butterfly from the Scraps of Darkenss/Scraps of Elegance store with Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing Enamel.

While this set is currently out of stock, Melinda has a great selection of chipboard in the store HERE.



Product List

OTP Add On
Papermania 3-D Letters

Main Kit
Ranger: Rose Gold Liquid Pearls
Petaloo: DIY Flower layers (10 flowers)

Creativity Add On
Faber Castell: Design Memory Craft Creative Lettering Kit (Gelatos - Gold Champagne)

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Wild Honeysuckle Coral

Floral Add On
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Ivory Dogwoods
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Teal Mini's
Petaloo Ivory Botanica Blooms
Petaloo Penny Lane Antique Mauve Forget Me Nots

Elements Add On
BrBlue Fern Studios Clear Stamp: Serendipity Medley

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Magical Monarchs

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Ranger ~ Dina Wakley - Soft Gel Matte Medium
Scraps of Elegance ~ July 2015: Iced Enamels ~ German Glass Glitter - Salmon

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 15mm Open Roses - 2-Tone Champagne
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds - white
Dusty Attic ~ Chipboard - Mini Vine
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Copper
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Liquitex ~ Extra Thick Gesso
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing enamel: Aged Teal, Aged Gold
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote - Gloss Spray Fixative
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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~ Blessings ~