Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happiness Is . . . November Sketch Challenge for C'est Magnifique

The first of the month is the reveal of our November C'est Magnifique Sketch Challenge. I have the layout I created based on this gorgeous sketch to share as well. 

First though, I'd like to share a sneak peek of my Once Upon A...Sketch layout featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. This project us up on the Leaky Shed blog today, so I hope you'll hop over there to take a look HERE.

Sneak Peek

Now for today's post.

The November "Time After Time" C'est Magnifique Kit is jam packed with gorgeous papers and coordinating elements. I've tried to created some different looks, and today's layout is soft and romantic. Elizabeth and Andrew waited to share their first kiss until they were husband and wife. Here's one of those first precious moments.

"Happiness Is . . ."

To view more amazing inspiration by our talented design team
and to link up your project,
please stop by the C'est Magnifique blog HERE.

Tips and Techniques
These lovely pearled rose clusters by Prima come in the Flower Add-On. The Prima clock charm is part of the Main Kit in the Ephemera Pack.

Here's another view. I've added mixed media products from my stash including mists, microbeads, molding paste and inks. I've used the Ranger Liquid Pearl in a different way. Instead of creating pearls with them, I rubbed this medium across the raised molding paste to achieve a beautiful golden sheen across the page. 

There are lots of ephemera pieces and tags in the Main Kit and Magnifique Mixed Media kit. The key and butterfly are part of the Ephemera Pack. I painted mist like watercolor across the bird cage and butterfly on the ephemera tags. Adding that bit of color pulls my eye right in to this sweet photo. I've also used some cards I cut from the gorgeous Blue Fern Montage papers. 

The smaller of the two rose clusters in this package did not include any pearls. I'm also a bead artist, so I happened to have several matching pearls in my stash. I painted thin wire with white gesso and twisted it through the pearls just like it was done in the larger cluster. Also I pulled the cluster apart and reworked it for this corner.

Here's a side view. The white feathers are from my stash.

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern ~ Montage – Invitation
Blue Fern ~ Montage – Bouquet
Prima ~ Ephemera ~ Epiphany #575885

Flower Add On Kit
Prima ~ Winthrop Collection, Pearl #577698

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit
Crate Paper ~ Notes & Things – Ephemera Pack #683542
Crate Paper ~ Notes & Things – Journaling Cards #683542
Ranger ~ Liquid Pearls – Buttercup

Stash
Feathers, White
Pearl Beads, White
Beadies Mini Marbles, Clear
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads – White Gold
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Blush
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – Black, White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
Prima ~ 6” Stencil – Flourish #564278
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive 
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liqued Glue
Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Beautiful" for C'est Magnifique and November Kit Reveal ~ Time After Time

It's time for the release of the "Time After Time" November C'est Magnifique Kit.

Here's another project I've created with this gorgeous kit. Be sure to scroll down for photos and kit information following my project details.

The beautiful woman in this photo is our sweet daughter-in-law's great grandmother.

"Beautiful"

Tips and Techniques
I cut the Blue Fern Leafy Bough (Magnifique Mixed Media Kit) into two pieces to span across the page.

I've stenciled and misted the background along with ink splatter. These coloring products are from my stash.

I've used several pieces in this cluster from the Flower Add-On. The Prima crocheted doily had the vintage feel I was looking for, but not the pink, so I layered on another flower letting the crocheted portion extend out.

From the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, I've used the Prima ribbon stamp, and the small black rose from is edged with Prima Art Sugar. I've also tucked in one of the Prima stick pins from the Main Kit.

This gorgeous Blue Fern Leafy Bough Chipboard is painted it with green chalkboard paint, (Mixed Media Kit) then when dry painted with Viva Transparent Crackle Paint (stash). Once dry, I dabbed glue and sprinkled with microbeads from my stash. 

I've layered Prima Ephemera (Main Kit) and cards cut from the Blue Fern Montage Bouquet paper behind and around the photo. This sentiment is also cut from the sheet and the butterfly is from the Prima Ephemera pack. 

This sweet little cluster contains flowers and a Prima 3-D Sticker from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. This sticker was light and shiny - more of a contrast from the vintage background than I wanted, So I spritzed it lightly with some of the same mist used on the background. You can get a variety of looks and feels from your embellishments by using mixed media products like mists, so don't set aside an element that could be perfect with a little spritz of mist, or brush stroke of gesso. . .

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studio ~ Montage – Society
Blue Fern Studio ~ Montage – Boquet
Prima ~ Ephemera - Epiphany #575885
Prima ~ Vintage Trinkets – Metal Pins, Rosarian - #560065
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Humidor #578596

Flower Add On
Prima ~ Pensacola Collection – Blush #578350
Petaloo ~ Botanica Collection – Sugared Minis, Green
Prima ~ Manhattan Collection – Broadway #577643

Mixed Media Kit 
Prima ~3D Stickers - Epiphany #576257 
Crate Paper ~ Notes & Things – Journaling Cards #683542
Blue Fern Studios ~ Leafy Bough 
Manorhouse ~ Black Tea Roses
Plaid ~ Chalkboard Paint ~ Green
Prima~  Clear Stamps – Epiphany Collection, One #575823 

Stash
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, Black
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour – Transparent
Ranger ~ Distress Ink – Pumice Stone
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot Ink Licorice 
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Cork 
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine – Gold 
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – Brown, White
Beadies ~ Microbeads, Silver
BoBunny ~ Stickable Stencils – Brocade 
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Zapdots – White ½ in Square
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Blue Fern Studios: Ironwork Arch
Prima: Ephemera Die Cuts: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flower Embellishments: Humidor
Prima: Vintage Metal Pins: Rosarian
Petaloo: Jeweled Flowers: Teal
American Crafts: Pebbles: Homemade Phrase Tags
American Crafts: Amy Tan Plus One Thickers Alpha Stickers: Black
C’est Magnifique: Paint: Cotton Candy
Offray: Bold Check Ribbon: Black

We are featuring our only USA paper manufacturer, Blue Fern Studios.
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Invitation
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Fairyland
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Society
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Wisdom
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Now and Then
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Bouquet
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Calling Card

Shimmerz: Inklingz: Me and Blue
Clearsnap: Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Taffy
C'est Magnfique: Gesso: Mint
Plaid: Chalkboard Paint: Green**
Prima: Yellow Flower**
Crate Paper: Notes and Things: Mixed Tags
Prima: Art Ingredients Art Sugar: Charcoal
Blue Fern Studios: Leafy Bough
Ranger: Liquid Pearls: Buttercup
Touch of Nature: Feathers: Black
Expo: Beaded Eyelash Trim: Black
Walnut Hollow: Clock Hands: Black
Prima: Clear Stamp: Epiphany
Prima: 3D Stickers: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flowers: Londsdale
Brass Clock Charm
Brass Rose Charm
Stencil: Fleur de Lis
Black Tea Roses

**Some items may be partial packages

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers.   We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.
Petaloo: Botanica Sugared Mini Blooms: Pine Green
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection: Ligero
Prima: Manhattan Collection: Times Square
Prima: Winthrop Flowers: Pearl
Prima: Pensacola Collection: Blush
Petaloo: Textured Elements Burlap Wild Sunflowers: Yellow

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further.
Petaloo: Mini Butterflies: Darjeeling Tea Stained Yellow
Blue Fern Studios: Elegant Chandelier
American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers
Prima: Clear Stamp: Cigar Box Secrets
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Signature: Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts
Prima: 12"X 12" Cardstock Alphabet Stickers: Sun Kiss
Manor House Flowers: Felt Doilies: Beautiful You

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Hidden Staircase" for C'est Magnifique

I'm back to share my second layout with the gorgeous November C'est Magnifique kit featuring the Blue Fern Montage papers. 

We recently took a vacation to Iowa and while there, toured the capitol building. The architecture and attention to detail was amazing. Every inch of the building was covered with carved marble, gilding, and hand painted surfaces. There are five domes atop the building and this ornate hidden staircase rises to the top of one of these domes.

"Hidden Staircase"

Tips and Techniques
This Main Kit Ironwork Arch is gorgeous, and I placed it above the photo to continue the feel of the dome where the photo ends. I painted with white crackle, and when dry, dry brushed with bronze metallic paint, then a bit of white gesso to highlight the cracked texture. You can see the Mixed Media Kit clock hands peeking out from the top of this cluster. I brushed them with adhesive and Prima Art Sugar to distress.

The Mixed Media Kit includes the new Prima Art Sugar in Charcoal. I brushed glue across the flowers, then sprinkled with glitter. I found that this glitter appears dark against a light surface, and lightens a black surface. I wanted to lighten up the feathers just a little, so used a small paint brush to place spots of glue in the direction of the vanes to adhere more glitter. 

Here's another view. Below the feathers, I spread extra heavy gesso with a grain striping comb for texture, then when dry painted. I mixed grey into the mint green gesso until it was the color of the background behind the vintage woman ephemera piece, then used it with the Mixed Media Kit Fleur de Lis stencil. I tucked some sisal from my stash around the flowers for texture. 

I layered lots of pieces from the Main Kit Ephemera pack and Mixed Media Kit journaling cards around and under the photo. The background paper is altered with Twinkling H20's, then splattered with drawing ink, mist, and more of the Twinkling H20's. I printed the title onto ink jet transparency paper. 

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios ~ Montage - Now and Then
Blue Fern Studios ~ Montage – Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios ~ Ironwork Arch
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Humidor #578596
Prima ~ Ephemera ~ Epiphany #575885

Walnut Hollow ~ Clock Hands, Black #23086
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Londsdale #578626
Crate Paper ~ Notes & Things – Journaling Cards #683542
C’est Magnifique ~ Gesso - Mint Green
Plaid ~ Chalkboard Paint, Green
Touch of Nature ~ Feathers - Black
Momenta ~ Stencil (Fleur de Lis) BL-341
Prima ~ Art Ingredients Art Sugar – Charcoal
Manorhouse ~ Black Tea Roses
Brass Clock Charm

Stash
Ink Jet Transparency Paper
Brown Sisal 
Viva ~ Crackle Paint – White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Pumice Stone
Liquitex ~ Extra Thick Gesso
Jacquard ~ Lumiere – Pewter; Metallic Bronze
LuminArt ~ Twinkling H20’s – Autumn Butternut; Mandarine Citrine; Cedarwood
Daler-Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink, White
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Woven Burlap; Graphite
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zapdots White ½ in. Round
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar ~ Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
Art Institute Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue 
Martha Stewart ~ Grain Striping Comb
Ranger ~ Heat It 
Font ~ Before the Rain

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media Birthday Card for Donna Salazar

I enjoy creating handcrafted cards for family members. This is for our daughter-in-law, Rachel, who likes purple. I've featured lots of Donna Salazar products including her Spellbinder Dies, Zutter Distrezz-it-All and Clearsnap ink, smooch, and glitter.


Tips and Techniques
I just adore creating with Donna's Spellbinders dies. Here I've used the large and medium Bitty Blossoms dies and The lavender flower is cut from white cardstock using the number 3 die from her Rose Creations set. (I number the dies from smallest to largest.) I misted the layers with Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz and crinkled. When dry, I offset the petals, adhered and added stamen from my stash. I found the berry sprigs on clearance. Of course they were the wrong color, so I painted them with white gesso, and when dry, rubbed them with Wisteria Mix'd Media Ink.

Here's a side view of the bottom corner. I also added some tiny pre-made roses, which I brushed with Smooch Spritz. The flourishes are cut on my Cameo Silhouette. 

Donna's Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die set has gorgeous butterflies with coordinating backgrounds for each including this beauty. I cut the background from white canvas, fraying the edges. The delicate butterfly is cut from white cardstock, spritzed with Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz and edged with her Mixed Berries Twinkle Dust Glitter. The antennae are created with white wrapped wire.

The center of course is another Bitty Blossom flower. I've added chunky glass glitter to the center. Donna has just posted a fabulous video tutorial showing how easy it is to create her Bitty Blossoms. You can view it HERE.

The background is created with a small brick stencil using light molding paste. While the molding paste is still wet, I sprinkled lightly with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder and heat set. I then stenciled the doily in the top corner with more molding paste. I spritzed with Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz, focusing around the butterfly, clusters, and doily. The edges are distressed with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All.

The birthday sentiment is simply printed on velum and adhered with a decorative brad. The vellum edges are dry brushed with gesso.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~
Tracey


DSD Card Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty 12” Pad
GCD Studio ~ Family Jeans 12” Pad
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx –Wisteria
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Enamel – Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Mixed Berries
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz – Mixed Berries
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Wonderful Wings
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Open Roses – White 15mm, 10mm; Sweetheart Blossoms - White 
Creative Charms ~ Vintage Brads – VP-8210
Darice ~ Cover Spool Wire – White
Canvas, White
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Lavender
Prima ~ Elementals 6” Stencil- Doily 3 #960575
Small Brick Stencil 
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Art Gltter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Silhouette ~ Cameo
Silhouette Design Store ~ Elegant Flourish
Font ~ Jellyka Delicious Cake, from the internet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Joyful Heart" Mixed Media Layout for C'est Magnifique

I'm excited to share my first design team layout from the gorgeous C'est Magnifique November Kit featuring the Blue Fern Montage paper collection. 

My niece has such a joyful spirit and captivating smile. When I saw the "Joyful Heart" sentiment on the Bouquet paper along with the "Smile" Phrase Tags, I knew they were a perfect match for this photo. 

"Joyful Heart"
Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima

Tips and Techniques
There are so many beautiful elements in this kit! I've accented with black using the ribbon, Pebbles Phrase Tags, and Thickers Asterics from the Main Kit and a snippet of Eyelash Ribbon from the Mixed Media Kit. I've also scattered sequins from the Prima Ephemera pack in the Main Kit.

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
I've used a mix of flowers from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, and Mixed Media Kits. For the background, I've spritzed with mists from my stash and stamped lightly around this cluster. I've used the Main Kit cotton candy paint to create the rings and splatter along with black splatter with drawing ink from my stash. You can see just a bit of the stenciled flourish in the bottom corner. I used the Fleur de Lis Stencil from the Mixed Media Kit with light molding paste covered with Fran-tage Embossing Enamel. I adore how heating embossing powder on molding paste adds lovely texture. I've dry brushed white gesso from my stash across the dimensional elements and around the edge of my photo. 

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
More gorgeous flowers along with a Prima Stick Pin and one of the Prima die cuts from the Main Kit.

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
I pulled apart one of the Prima 3-D stickers to add a flower and let the sentiment extend out. To add a touch a bling and black, I added a single beaded dangle from the eyelash trim in the Mixed Media Kit

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studio ~ Montage – Wisdom, Bouquet
American Crafts ~ Amy Tan Plus One Thickers Alpha Stickers, Black
American Crafts ~ Pebbles ~ Home-made, Phrase Tags
Petaloo ~ Textured Elements – Jeweled Flowers, Teal 
Prima ~ Ephemera - Epiphany #575885
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Humidor #578596
Prima ~ Vintage Trinkets – Metal Pins, Rosarian - #560065
C’est Magnifique ~ Paint – Cotton Candy 
Offray ~ Bold Check Ribbon, Black & White 

Petaloo ~ Textured Elements – Burlap Wild Sunflowers, Yellow
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Ligero #578619
Petaloo ~ Botanica Collection – Sugared Minis, Green

Manorhouse ~ Black Tea Roses
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Londsdale #578626
Prima ~3D Stickers - Epiphany #576257 
Momenta ~ Stencil (Fleur de Lis) BL-341
Prima ~ Art Ingredients Art Sugar – Charcoal
Expo ~ Beaded Eyelash Trim - Black
Brass Rose Charm
Stash
Dymo Label Maker with Black Tape
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquetex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Shabby White
Heidi swap ~ Color Shine – Primrose, Gold
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Midnight
Higgins ~ Waterproof Drawing Ink – Black 
Americana ~ Classic Stencil – Brocade & Berry Borders
Stampendous ~ Cling Rubber – Cling Dragonfly 
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zapdots White ½ in. Round
Art Institute Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Darice Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Girlie Grunge Birthday Card for Leaky Shed Studio

Hi everyone, I'm back to share a girlie grunge birthday card featuring Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. 

I just have express how much I appreciate the quality of Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. This chipboard comes ready to use. The chipboard is beautiful, thick, and the laser cuts are crisp, going all the way through so no little pieces to painstakingly pick out of the intricate designs. I hope you'll give this wonderful product a try! 

Our daughter, Maria's, favorite color is purple, but she's not a girlie girl, so I had fun including grunged up gears from the Watch Parts collection.

Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques
These Watch Parts are painted black, then dry brushed with metallic berry paint. I also used a small Watch Part in the center of my focal flower.

Here's another view. I mixed plum and gold Glimmer Mist to brush over the flowers to add some shimmer.

This is half of a Flower Corner. I started by brushing the flourish with clear gesso and flowers with white gesso. I then layered on different colors of mist. Mist is a form of water color and will reactivate when rewetted, so to keep the colors clear, I misted with Helmar Clear Kote Matte Varnish between layers.

I colored this sweet Spring Dragonfly with Perfect Pearls, then added Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter to the wings. 

The background was misted in plum then splattered with grey and black. Again, I misted with clear varnish between colors.

LSS Products
Spring Dragonfly (3 in package – smallest used)

Other products
Pink Paislee ~ Hope Chest – Documents; Records
Basic Grey ~ Serenade – Chemise
Pebbles ~ Phrase Tags #732639
Petaloo ~ Floral Embellishments – Darjeeling Collection, Eggplant
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane – Ruffled Roses, Plum
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cottage Rose 25mm – Mixed Purple/Lilac
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Golden ~ Soft Get, Matte
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer 
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Sugar Plum Fairy; Almost Black; Graphite
Ranger ~ Perfect Pearls – Pewter; Forever Violet
DecoArt ~ Dazzling Metallics – Berry 
DecoArt ~ Crafter’s Acrylic – Black 
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine – Gold
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote – Matte Varnish
 Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

November C'est Magnifique November Kit Details

Here we are at the middle of the month and that means it's time to reveal the C'est Magnifique November Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for November. We are featuring our only USA paper manufacturer, Blue Fern Studios.

Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Invitation
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Fairyland
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Society
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Wisdom
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Now and Then
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Bouquet
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Calling Card

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit
Our November Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store.  We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon with our Guest Designer Riikka Kovasin.  You won't want to miss it!   

Shimmerz: Inklingz: Me and Blue
Clearsnap: Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Taffy
C'est Magnfique: Gesso: Mint
Plaid: Chalkboard Paint: Green**
Prima: Yellow Flower**
Crate Paper: Notes and Things: Mixed Tags
Prima: Art Ingredients Art Sugar: Charcoal
Blue Fern Studios: Leafy Bough
Ranger: Liquid Pearls: Buttercup
Touch of Nature: Feathers: Black
Expo: Beaded Eyelash Trim: Black
Walnut Hollow: Clock Hands: Black
Prima: Clear Stamp: Epiphany
Prima: 3D Stickers: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flowers: Londsdale
Brass Clock Charm
Brass Rose Charm
Stencil: Fleur de Lis
Black Tea Roses

**Some items may be partial packages

Flower Add-on
We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers.   We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.
Petaloo: Botanica Sugared Mini Blooms: Pine Green
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection: Ligero
Prima: Manhattan Collection: Times Square
Prima: Winthrop Flowers: Pearl
Prima: Pensacola Collection: Blush
Petaloo: Textured Elements Burlap Wild Sunflowers: Yellow

Embellishment Add-on 
Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further.
Petaloo: Mini Butterflies: Darjeeling Tea Stained Yellow
Blue Fern Studios: Elegant Chandelier
American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers
Prima: Clear Stamp: Cigar Box Secrets
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Signature: Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts
Prima: 12"X 12" Cardstock Alphabet Stickers: Sun Kiss
Manor House Flowers: Felt Doilies: Beautiful You

Doesn't the November Kit look just gorgeous?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Exciting News!

I'm so delighted and honored to share that I've been asked to join the C'est Magnifique design team!! I just adore the fabulous European papers that are such a challenge to purchase here in the states and the gorgeous embellishments so beautifully coordinated in these kits.

Be sure to stop back by on October 17 for my first C'est Magnifique kit project reveal.


~ Bessings ~
Tracey

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Best Day Ever" by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar

I'm have a Donna Salazar Design Team project to share with you today. I just adore Mistra's October Sketch-n-Color using some of Donna's signature colors. I thought they would be perfect for a guy page. This a wedding photo of our son-in-law, Andrew, with his groomsmen. I printed the photo in sepia to tie into the honey background. 

This layout has a bit more "white space" than usual for me, but I adore the way it turned out. Below I share the details on my happy accident that created the crackled drips. In addition to Donna's Mix'd Media Inx, I've featured her Spellbinder's Sprightly Sprockets dies and Zutter Distrezz-it-All. Sketch details can be found HERE.
"The Best Day Ever"


Tips and Techniques
I cut/embossed these gears from grey cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies. I rubbed them with her Clearsnap Stormy and Patina Mix'd Media Inx, then rubbed very lightly with metallic patina paint. 

Here's another view of the gears. I distressed the paper strips behind the photo and gears with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All. 

I use a lot of mixed media these days, so I have been brushing all of my background paper with clear gesso. Donna does some cool misting techniques using Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage medium, and I adore the way the color moves on it. So once the gesso was dry I brushed on two coats of Fast Finish Decoupage. When it was nearly dry, I put small dabs of reinker in the three featured colors across the page just above where the top paper strip would cover them. I spritzed the color dabs with water and tapped the page lightly to achieve the drips. To my surprise, where it was the wettest, the decoupage medium raised up to form this amazing crackle texture. It was quite soft, so I was careful not to touch it (and ruin the crackle effect) until I had heat set it to dry. You could also set it aside to air dry, but I'm too impatient for that!! :-) 

I created grey molding paste by rubbing my Stormy Mixed Media Inx pad onto my craft mat several times, then I put a palette knife full of molding paste onto the colored spot on my mat and mixed the inx into the molding paste. I stenciled this fab light bulb (from fellow design team member DeeDee's Um Wow Store). After the molding paste had dried, I dry brushed metallic paint across at an angle. 

I hope you've been inspired to get inky with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx on your next project!


Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio  ~ Natural Beauty 12x12” pad
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx Reinker – Stormy, Patina, Honey
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx – Stormy, Patina
Spellbinders ~ Sprightly Sprockets Dies
Zutter Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Grey Cardstock ~ Stash
Um Wow Studio ~ Circle Confetti
Um Wow Studio ~ Light Bulb Mask
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear
Beacon ~ Fast Finish Decoupage
Jacquard ~ Lumiere – Halo Blue Gold
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~Liquid Scrap Dots
Ranger ~ Heat It

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~