Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics

Hi everyone!! I have a new project up on the Helmar blog today with a wedding card featuring Helmar Fabric Glue.

My dear scrapbooking friend, Mandy was married last month. We've been friends for many years and have spent many an hour creating together, so I wanted to create something extra special for her. The focal piece of my card is a chipboard mannequin I dressed up with eyelash yarn and feathers. Helmar Fabric Glue is the perfect adhesive for this task.

Tips and Techniques
Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
I started by painting the chipboard with a pearlescent medium. It's not shown here, but I precut the yarn pieces a little longer than the distance between the waist and the hem.

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
I squeezed out a line of Helmar Fabric Glue across the waist,
and placed the yarn and feathers into this bead of glue.

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
I covered the glued area by adhering a strip of ribbon across the waist, over the edge of the yarn pieces. I finished it off with a strip of pearls and tiny rose buds. These are all adhered with Helmar Fabric Glue as well.

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
I painted this delightful chipboard corner flourish and added half pearls to embellish. Because the background is uneven from the stenciling, I needed a strong adhesive to hold it in place. Of course I grabbed my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for this job.

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
I stamped the love sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. I wanted it to lay flat, so I used Helmar Clear Zapdots where there was no stenciling and a dab of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
on the stenciled areas. Because the clear Zapdots are so thin, they gave just the right amount of dimension to help my sentiment to sit evenly on the card.

I brushed little dabs of Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue below the
sentiment and sprinkle with iridescent shaved ice flakes. 

Wedding card by Tracey Sabella for Helmar: Fabric Glue, Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Mixed Media, Shabby Chic, Maja Summer Basics
Here I used more Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere burlap and hand dyed lace to the bottom of the card.

I hope you've been inspired to grab your Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere
the fiber elements to your next shabby chic project.


Helmar Products

Other Products
Maja ~ Vintage Summer Basics 1934
White Cardstock ~ Stash
Dusty Attic ~ Corner Flourish #4 DA0873
Dusty Attic ~ Mini Vine DA0370
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Dress Form 
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, Pastel Tone
Midwest Design ~ Touch of Nature - Feathers, white
Fused Pearls ~ iridescent - stash
Beaded Lace ~ Stash
Organza Ribbon ~ Stash
Adhesive Backed Half Pearls ~ Stash
Lion Brand Yarn ~ Romance, Silky White
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding, white
Burlap - Stash
DecoArt ~ Texture Crackle
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx ~ Chiffon, Patina, Pewter, Denim
Clearsnap ~ Top Boss - Embossing Powder, clear
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Jet Black
Viva ~ Pearl Pen, cream
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Caran D’ache ~ Neocolor II - Watersoluble Wax Pastels, turquoise blue, cobalt blue, prussian blue
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Opaline
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Shaved Ice
Tim Holtz ~ Stampers Anonymous - Vistual Artistry Clear Stamps, Urban Grunge
Inky Antics ~ Clear Sets - Guided Path
Stampendous ~ Rubber Stamps - Cling Dreams Come True
Tim Holtz ~ Stampers Anonymous - Flourish; Speckles
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessing ~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Win the Scraps of Elegance "Patrica's Memoirs" July Kit

You heard it right!! Not only is there an opportunity to win the July "Tracey's Artful Adventure" kit, now you also have a chance to win the July "Patricia's Memoirs" Scraps of Elegance Kit!


It's so easy to enter. All you have to do is follow SOD/SOE on social media
and post a photo(s) you would like to scrap with these kits. 

For details on how you can enter to win your very own
July Scraps of Elegance kit, stop by the
Scraps of Elegance/Scraps of Darkness Blog HERE.

And don't forget ~ details on how to win the
July Scraps of Darkness Kit can be found HERE.

** Free shipping for US entrants and $10 shipping credit for those outside of the US.

Good luck!!

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Win the Tracey's Artful Adventure July Scraps of Darkness Kit!

Here's your chance to win the delightful
"Tracey's ArtfulAdventure"July Scraps of Darkness kit!!
**Named and styled after the lovely SOD designer, Tracey Gregory.


There are two ways to enter.

Stop by the Scraps of Darkness blog for all the details HERE.

** Free shipping for US entrants and $10 shipping credit for those outside of the US.

Good luck!!

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Together" Masculine Anniversary Card for Donna Salazar

Gary and I are celebrating thirty-three years of marriage
this week - a very special event!! 

I'm up on the Donna Salazar blog today sharing the details
of this grungy guy card I've created for him.

Here's a sneak peek.

I hope you'll head over to Donna's Blog for more
project photos and lots of details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Products Used




Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamps ~ Ruler, Crackle, Ruler

Partner Products
Artisan X-plorer

Other Products
13 Arts ~ Timeless - Good Times
Cardstock, black ~ Stash
Kraft Card Base ~ Stash
Dusty Attic ~ Mini Words #1
Dusty Attic ~ Heart Arrows #2
Spare Parts ~ Metal Charms - Keys
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour, Transparent
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white, blue
The Crafters Workshop ~ Stencil 6x6” - Mini Time Travel
The Crafters Workshop ~ Zenspirations - Stencil 6x6”, Mini Specimens
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Strength and Honor" Plaque with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Scraps of Elegance Kits

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance with Prima Flowers and Resin

As soon as I saw the gorgeous Patricia's Memoirs Scraps of Elegance July Kit, I knew I would pair the sweet Prima Resin flower with the wood plaque for a Scripture art home decor piece. I adore the vintage combination of rose and brown, so I colored the background and kit elements with a dark golden brown to complement the lovely rose paper and coral glitter.

Patricia's Memoirs Scraps of Elegance July Kit

Creativity Add On

Floral Add On

I've created a video tutorial showing the steps I've
taken to create my plaque. I hope you enjoy!



I hope you enjoyed watching my video and will
try out some of the techniques I shared.

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel and view more of my videos HERE.

Now for some close-up shots:
Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance with Prima Flowers and Resin
I've colored these lovely Prima Flowers.

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance with Prima Flowers and Resin
Don't you just adore the Prima resin flower.
I appreciate that the petals are a creamy white so they can be colored. I 

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance, Microbeads and Glitter
Here you can see the beads and glitter surrounding the flowers.

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance with Prima Flowers and Resin, Crackle
It's hard to see, but the Vintage Rose Pigment Powder adds
so much sparkle against the grungy crackled edges.

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance, Word Art Wednesday Scripture
A close up of my Scripture sentiment.
This free sentiment can be found on Word Art Wednesday HERE.
I hope you will check out this weekly anything goes challenge
site for family friendly papercrafting projects.

Scripture MIxed Media Art by Tracey Sabella for Scraps of Elegance with Prima Flowers and Resin


I have entered this in the July Prima Products Picks challenge.

Here is the gorgeous inspiration board:
Products

Scraps of Elegance - Patricia's Memoirs Kit
Prima - Debutante Collection:  English Waltz
Prima: Debutante Collection - Clear Stamp
Prima: 6x6 Designer Stencil - Wildflowers
White Maribou Feathers

Creativity Add On
Walnut Hollow - Basswood Thin Plaque - Monogram
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels German Glitter Glass - Salmon
Marion Smith Designs - Color Lab Sparkling Pigment Powder - Vintage Rose
Prima - Resin Flowers (flowers with resin faces) - Babs

Floral Add On
Prima - Esperanzy Flower & Butterfly Mix - Querida

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins, Butterflies

Previous Scraps of Elegance Kits
Faber Castell - Texture Luxe Metallic Paste - Pearls

Other Products
Darice ~ Japanese Seed Beads - Ivory
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Metallic Glass Microbeads - White Gold
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, bronze
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Bayou Boogie Gold
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white, clear
DecoArt ~ Texture Crackle
Pan Pastels ~ Magenta Shade, Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Coffee
Helmar ~ Decoupage and Craft Paste
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac EVA Glue
Word Art Wednesday ~ Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Trust in the Lord" Scripture Art Journal Page for Donna Salazar

I'm up on Donna Salazar' blog today with a new page for my Faith art journal. Proverbs 16:20 is a great verse to remind me that true happiness is found in trusting in my Lord day by day and moment by moment.

Here's a sneak peek:
I've created handcrafted Rose Creations flowers from vintage book pages and used lots of Donna's yummy color products on my journal page. Please stop by her blog for photos and details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Denim Art Journal
Pigment Powder ~ Gold
Lace Ribbons
Canvas Ribbons

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Mix’d Media Inx ~ Vintage, Stormy, Black, Denim
Mix’d Media Inx CHOX ~ Midnight
Twinkle Dust Glitter ~ Sugar Shimmer
Smooch Spritz ~ Caramel Latte, Sea Breeze

Spellbinders®
Rose Creations

Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamp ~ Dear Sir
Rubber Stamp ~ Chicken Wire
Ribber Stamp ~ Vine

Partner Products
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2”
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/8”
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ DODZ™ - Medium
Spellbinders ~ Flourish Trim

Other Products
Craft&You Design ~ Spring Garden 01
White Cardstock ~ Stash
Vintage Book Pages 
Jewelry Pendant ~ Stash
Rhinestones, Blue ~ Stash
Darice ~ Japanese Seed Beads
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Steel Blue
ArtMinds ~ Plaster Wrap
Liquitex ~ Clear Gesso
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - blue, white
Dailer-Rowney ~ Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic - Sun Orange
Spellbinders ~ Flourish Trim
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps - Hope Verses
DecoArt ~ Americana Classic Stencil - Brocade & Berry Borders
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

** I am entering this journal page at Word Art Wednesday Challenge 191, a delightful Scripture based challenge site. If you are not familiar with them, they offer free Scripture Word Art every week that you can download and use on your projects. (Using their Word Art is not required to enter their weekly challenge.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vintage Seaglass Jars with DIY Video Tutorial for Scraps of Elegance June Kit


I enjoy trying new techniques, so when I received these adorable Tim Holtz Mini Mason Jars in the Scraps of Elegance June 2015 Creativity Add On, I thought about a process I saw to create the look of seaglass on vintage bottles. This technique involves coloring clear drying PVA glue. Helmar's Super-Tac Glue is thinner than most PVA glues and easy to work with, so I thought I would color it with the Creativity Add On alcohol ink. Well, that didn't work out so well. If you ever made goop for your children with school glue and Borax, you have an idea of what happened. If not, let's just say, it congealed. ;-) What did end up working perfectly is the Shimmerz paint from the Color Add On. 


Thanks so much for viewing!

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Here are some more views and close-ups:





Links





Vintage Jars Product List

Scraps of Elegance - Stéphanie's Treasure Kit
June 2015

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection: Tresors
Prima: Watercolor Flowers - Fiorella
Shimmerz: Creameez Paint - Get Glowing

Creativity Add On
Tim Holtz / Idea-ology - Mini Mason Jars - Set of 3
Petaloo - Teastained Dahlias - Purple
Vintaj Natural Brass - Metal Blanks - Rectangle Tags 38mmX14mm
Maya Road - Jute Twine Cording - 3 yards

Elements Add On
Prima - Junkyard Treasures - Ceiling Bulbs

Floral Add On
Prima - Isabella Flowers - Pia

Color Add On
Shimmerz - Inklingz Paint - Pugnacious Purple
Shimmerz - Coloringz Mist - Punked Up Purple

Other Products
May Arts ~ Crochet Lace 3/8”, white 
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, pastel tone
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
EK Success ~ Honey Bee Scissors
Tim Holtz ~ Paper Distresser
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cards Two Ways with Video for Scraps of Elegance Kits

I've had so much fun making these two different cards from the June Scraps of Elegance Stephanie's Treasure Kit!! There are lots of events to celebrate with cards in June. We have three birthdays and Father's day, so I was in need of both a masculine Father's Day card for my husband and a feminine birthday card for my mom. So I thought, why not attempt to create both from the same paper and kit elements?

I've created a process video to show you how I put them together. I share a variety of technique such as using alcohol ink a couple different ways, coloring chipboard, using Prills, and even a demo on how to tie a four loop bow with the lovely kit ribbon. I hope you enjoy!



Here are some close-ups to show the details.

"Moments in Time"
I created this card from my mom who just celebrated her birthday.
Purely shabby chic and feminine!

I demonstrate how to tie a four loop bow in my video.

I've added Prills to my flowers and background. The lovely Blue Fern Studios Chipboard has been stamped and colored with kit mixed media products.


"Wonderful Life"
I used the back side of this gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper to go totally
masculine for a Father's Day card for my wonderful husband, Gary.

Tim Holtz Rub-ons, Blue Fern Studios Stamps and Prima Ceiling Bulbs are all included in the fabulous June Scraps of Elegance June Kit and work perfectly together to give a masculine touch.

The background is colored using kit alcohol inks.
I've added a few Prima trinkets from my stash.

I show how to color rhinestones with alcohol ink in my video.


Links





Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

Thanks so much for subscribing to my Youtube channel HERE.

~ Blessings ~

Moments in Time
Products

Scraps of Elegance - Stéphanie's Treasure Kit

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection:  Un Voyage a Paris
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection:  Petites Cartes
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection:  Tresors
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard - Ironwork Accents
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology: Remnant Rubs - Botanical
Kaisercraft: Self-adhesive Rhinestones - Wine
Shimmerz: Creameez Paint - Get Glowing
Trimcraft/Dovecraft: Back To Basics Doilies - lavender
Offray: Sheer Asiana Ribbon - 1 yard - Cream

Color Add On
Shimmerz - Inklingz Paint - Pugnacious Purple
Shimmerz - Vibez Mist - Princess

Creativity Add On
Trimcraft/Dovecraft - Sweet Paris Collection - Chipboard Tags
Petaloo - Teastained Dahlias - Purple
Magnolia - Vintage Roses - Yellow

Elements Add On
Blue Fern Studios - Clear Stamps - Forever
Crafter's Workshop - 6x6 Template - Daily Buzz 
US Artquest - Prills - Lavender & Lace

Floral Add On
Petaloo - Vintage Velvet Pansies - White

Past Scraps of Elegance Kits
Faber Castell - Texture Luxe Metallic Paste - Pearls

Other Products
Cardstock, purple - stash
Card Base - stash
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white, clear
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Jet Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink, Dusty Concord
Prima ~ Metal Dies - Leaves #572839
Stampabilities ~ May Your Birthday Be Filled
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Helmar ~ Zapdots - 1/2” Square, White
Zutter by Donna Salazar ~ Distrezz-it-All
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Darice ~ Heat Tool


Father’s Day Card
Products

Scraps of Elegance - Stéphanie's Treasure Kit

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection:  Un Voyage a Paris
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology: Remnant Rubs - Botanical
Shimmerz: Creameez Paint - Get Glowing
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard - Ironwork Accents

Elements Add On
Blue Fern Studios - Clear Stamps - Forever
Prima - Junkyard Treasures - Ceiling Bulbs

Creativity Add On
Ranger - Adirondack Lights Alcohol Ink 3 pack - Wildflower (Peach Bellini, Lemonade)

Other Products
Prima ~ Nature Garden Collection - 6x6” Paper Stack #950194
Cardstock ~ Grey - Stash
Idea-Ology ~ Tim Holtz - Tissue Tape, Symphony
Prima ~ Say It In Chrystals - #563677
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset - Vintage Trinkets #960353
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset - Vintage Trinkets #960346
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Screw Heads #891633
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Special Screws #891626
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Clock Parts #891664
Darice ~ Rhinestones, black
Liquitex ~ Ceramic Stucco
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Mushroom
Ranger ~ Alcohol Blending Solution
Inkadinkado ~ Script Stamp - #8347
The Crafters Workshop ~ Sketch Grid 12x12” Stencil
Scripture Sentiment ~ Word Art Wednesday
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Basic Grey ~ Rub-on Roller

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Land of the Free" Home Decor for Helmar

Hi everyone, I have a sweet patriotic home decor project up on the Helmar blog today. I don't do a lot of holiday themed projects, so when I saw that I was to create something for the 4th of July, I started brainstorming. Blue jeans are part of Americana, and I have this old pair I've been cutting up for projects. I thought the pocket would make an adorable base for a door hanger. I went to my stash and pulled out some red, white, and blue elements to tie things together. Let me know what you think?

This is a simple no-sew project using Helmar Fabric Glue.

"Land of the Free"
Patriotic 4th of July Door Hanger using Helmar Fabric Glue

Here are a few close-ups:
Patriotic 4th of July Door Hanger using Helmar Fabric Glue
So simple to adhere everything with Helmar Fabric Glue!


Patriotic 4th of July Door Hanger using Helmar Fabric Glue
I stamped this patriotic sentiment directly to a snippet of denim, then distressed the edges.

For more details, please stop by the Helmar blog HERE.


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Masculine Graduation Card for Donna Salazar Designs

Welcome to my creative space today!! I always adore working with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. I enjoy the change of pace when I get to go grungy and masculine to create cards for the men in my life. We are so thrilled for our son-in-law who after many years of hard work and dedication finished his post graduate work this spring. I wanted to create something extra special to celebrate his accomplishments.

Here's a sneak peek:

Gold leafing has been around forever, but has risen as a hot technique in paper crafting this year. It's something I've never worked with in all my years of crafting. I tried it out for the first time with Donna's new E-Z Stars by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ and adore the results. Let me know what you think. All the details can be found on Donna's bog HERE.


Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Canvas Ribbons
Pigment Powder ~ brown
E-Z Stars
3D Foam Keys

Clearsnap
Mix’d Media Inx ~ Truffle, Stormy, Honey, black, Leather

Zutter
Distrezz-it-All

Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamp ~ Ruler

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ Crafty Foam Tape

Other Products
Card Base, kraft ~ Stash
Advantus by Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Paper Stack - Lost & Found
Advantus by Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Paper Stack - Kraft Resist
BoBunny ~ Timepiece - Villa
Dusty Attic ~ Mini Wrought Iron Fence DA948
K&Company ~ Live’s Journey - Keys Metal Art
Spare Parts ~ Clocks & Time - Metal Charms
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Charms, rulers
Chain ~ Stash
Mona Lisa ~ Gold Leaf Kit
Tim Holtz ~ Stampers Anonymous - Cling Stamps, Saying Stuff
Advantus by Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Steampunk
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps - Hope Verses

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~