Saturday, October 5, 2019

"Collect Beautiful Moments" Decoupage Mixed Media Box for Little Birdie Crafts

"Collect Beautiful Moments" Decoupage Mixed Media Box by Tracey Sabella for Little Birdie Crafts: #traceysabella #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #littlebirdieflowers #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #distressink # #decoupage #decoupagebox #alteredbox #woodbox #woodenbox #chipboard #butterfly #butterflies #glitter #mixedmedia #diybox #diycrafts #diycraft #stencil #stencils #shabbychic #textureart
Welcome to my creative space!

I adore repurposing boxes to store little trinkets in. I found this wooden box on clearance at the end of summer a few years back. It had a beach theme printed on it. Not my home decor style, but it was a great price, so I couldn't resist. I haven't tried decoupage on a box before so I pulled out some gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Decoupage Papers and Deco Magic and transformed it into this girly grunge beauty. 

I hope you'll stop by the Little Birdie Crafts blog for a full photo tutorial and extra close-up photos HERE. There are so many fun techniques I share like the glittered, fluttering butterflies, and a gorgeous shabby bottle cap element on top of the box. 

Thanks for leaving some love while you're there!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Decoupage Papers A4 ~ Joyful Wings
Premium Card Stock ~ A4 - Bright White
Bottle Cap
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Golden Glaze
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Glazed Berries 
Crackle Paste
Silicone Glue

Other Supplies
Repurposed Wooden Box
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Quote Chips
Beadcraft ~ Jewellry Essentials - Pearls: 4mm; 6mm
Itsy Bitsy ~ Rhinestone Assorted Color
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Forest Moss; Peeled Paint; Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Garden Greens Thinlits
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L ~ E-Z Dots - Repositionable 


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~ Blessings ~

Monday, September 30, 2019

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card for Studio75

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail 
Welcome to my creative space!

Hello my dear friends. If you've been following my work for a while, you probably know that I adore mixing sweet beautiful elements with grungy textures and this card is a wonderful mix of both. I've featured the gorgeous Studio75 Violet Love and Forever in Love paper collections along with the amazing Miszmaz Daizy Branches chipboard that is transformed into this gorgeous, grungy butterfly trail. More grunge is added to the background with the SnipArt Damask Stencil and stamps from the Studio75 Store

 Tips and Techniques
"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail
The focal paper is from the 6x6" Violet Love paper pack. The edges are stamped with the Agateria Grille 3 stamp from the store using permanent brown ink and then rubbed with a bit of teal and light brown Distress Oxide Ink for a grungy effect.

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail
The background behind the butterfly is also stamped with grungy Seth Apter stamps from my stash. The edging paper is from the Forever in Love 6x6 paper set and rubbed randomly with a little more brown ink to help it pop. I rubbed some of the same ink across the lace as well.

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail
The gorgeous butterfly is die cut from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Bigz Die with paper from the 6x6" Forever in Love paper pack. I rubbed teal and brown Distress Oxide Ink over the die cut pieces to color. To help the cutouts in the wings pop, I adhered tan paper from the collection on the back of the wings to peek through. This sweet Little Birdie flower is rubbed with a little brown Distress Oxide ink to grunge it up and glued into the center of the butterfly. The wings are curled to give dimension.

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail
I also used a Prima text stamp with permanent Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on the paper before die cutting the butterfly. A flashlight bulb worked perfectly to create a head for the butterfly and the base of the bulb is colored with Finnabair's metallic art wax.

 "Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail 
This fabulous Daisy Branches Miszmasz chipboard is absolutely perfect as a grungy trail for the butterfly. A mix of truffle and seafoam embossing powders are used to color. Bambino Glue is used to adhere the chipboard.

"Don't Forget to Fly" Shabby Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #miszmasz #snipart #agateria #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #acmoore #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #sizzix #darice #mixedmedia #tsukineko #versafine #colorbox #primamarketing #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard #butterfly #butterflytrail 
I just adore the SnipArt Up In the Air Damask Stencil from the store and used it here with Finnabair's White Crackle Paste. I cut a piece of white crafting chicken wire to layer behind the butterfly and lace.

 The Studio75 Blank Cards are so sturdy and are perfect bases for my cards.

Studio75 Supplies
https://studio75.pl/en/3099-violet-love-6x6-paper-set.html

https://studio75.pl/en/3442-up-in-the-air-damask-stencil-15x15.html

https://studio75.pl/en/2651-klej-magiczny-w-tubie-45g-bambino-stmajewski-5903235004070.html

https://studio75.pl/en/2737-heavy-weight-cards-15x15cm-.html

Other Products
Little Birdie Crafts at A.C. Moore ~ Coral Bouquet
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk
Vintage Flashlight Bulb ~ Flea Market Find
Darice ~ Chicken Wire, White
Darice ~ Silver Wire - 24 gauge
Vintage Lace ~ From my Stash
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Extravagance ~ Texture Paste - White Crackle
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy ~ Metallique Wax: Peacock; Mint Sparkle
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo; Frayed Burlap; Broken China; Peacock Feathers
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
Color Box ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Truffle
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Opaque Seafoam
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly
Prima ~ Cling Stamp - Texture
Seth Apter with Impression Obsession ~ Rubber Stamps - Mark Makers
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Imagine Crafts ~ Tear It!

 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

"Dream" Shabby Chic Mixed Media Card for Little Birdie Crafts


Summer is coming to a close, but I just had to create one more summery card featuring gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts flowers and mixed media products. I've combined teals, greens, and deep purples for this shabby mixed media card. 

There are lots of details like glittered chipboard leaves,  patina gears, and a textured background, so be sure to stop by the Little Birdie Crafts blog where I share a full photo tutorial and lots of close-up photos HERE. I hope you'll stop over there and leave some love. 

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Texture Brew ~ 12x12 Paper Collection
Premium Card Stock ~ A4 - Bright White
Rosalind Flowers ~ Grape/Tan
Fiona Flowers ~ Arctic Ice
Coral Bouquet Flowers
Beaded Micropetals ~ Grape/Tan
Pear Petites ~ Arctic Ice
Primed Chipboard ~ Royal Fern
Primed Chipboard ~ 3D Gearwheel
Crochet Lace Trim ~ Zaodno - White
White Gesso
Grainy Texture Paste
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium ~ Matte
Gold Alcohol Splash ~ Golden Mocha
Color Splash ~ Charcoal
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Golden Plum
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Golden Glaze
Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Caribbean Teal
Mixed Media Acrylic Paint ~ Wild Wasabi
Sparkle Paste ~ Silver Sage
Metallic Wax ~ Rich Gold
Metal Microbeads ~ Deep Marine
Stencil 10x18cm ~ Net
Silicone Glue

Other Products
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Gumdrops
Bee Charms from Amazon
Darice ~ Jewelry Findings
Bead Landing ~ Metal Gears
Stampendous ~ German Glass Glitter ~ Champagne
Liquitex ~ Clear Gesso
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink - Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Pearl; Patina 
70% Isopropyl Alcohol
Momenta ~ Cutting Templates - Dream
Wonder Foam Tape ~ 1"
Wonder Double Sided Tape ~ 1/4"
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L ~ E-Z Dots - Repositionable 


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~ Blessings ~

Monday, August 26, 2019

"Journey" Hot Air Balloon for Studio75 with Woodouts! and Mitform Castings

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds
Welcome to my creative space!

As much as I enjoy making shabby mixed media cards and home decor, I also have a passion for creating industrial steampunk art. I had so much fun putting this beauty together with the Woodouts Balloon Base, chipboard and Mitform Castings pieces from the Studio75 Store along with vintage finds from my stash. I just have to say that this amazing Woodouts Balloon is a such a fun shape to work with and the details in the Mitform Castings pieces are so amazing. They really add such fabulous texture and design to the project don't they?

My sister lives in a community that has a community wide yard sale every year. It's a tradition for the two of us to go out every year and of course I'm always on the lookout for cool things to use in my art. Some of those finds include the pressure gauge (from a local oil field), vintage keys, metal key hole, spark plug, metal drawing compass and rusty washers along with a treasured machined metal piece from my dear friend Mandy's grandfather's workshop. I've also added some Finnabair Mechanicals and resin pieces I created with her moulds. She has such fantastic steampunk/industrial designs too! The base is colored with Lindy's Gang mists and the chipboard and resin pieces are colored with Finnabair paints and waxes. 

Tips and Techniques
To add texture to the background of the Woodouts Balloon Mixed Media Base, I applied Finnabair's Plaster Paste through the SnipArt Up In the Air Damask Stencil. I just adore this design, and it has become of my favorite go to stencils these days. Once dry, I spritzed with Lindy's Gang Hydrangea Blue Starburst mist then a small amount of Clamb Bake Beige and Incandescent Copper Moon Shadow Mist. I then misted with water to help the colors move and blend. This color combination gives a lovely patina effect.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
I just adore these Mitform Casting pieces. The Steel Padlock piece on the left is from the Studio75 store. The fabulous metal pieces available in the store can be found HERE. Other Mitform casting pieces are purchased from My Rusty Crown. I rubbed the metal pieces with Brass Hardware, Bronze Age, and Stormy Ocean Finnabair metallic Waxes to age with a little patina.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds
This cool spark plug is one of my yard sale finds. The other metal pieces in this close-up are a combination of Finnabair gears, and bolts along with pieces that I moulded, painted, and waxed to give this vintage patina effect. I also added Finnabair's wax to the metal parts of the spark plug. Finnabair's blue Sugar Art Pebbles add just the right touch of sparkle to this piece.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
More rusty goodness including rusty washers I've picked up on when I find them laying on the ground when I'm out and about along with vintage keys - another yard sale find. The machined piece below the pressure gauge is from my friend's grandfather's workshop. I layered a Prima piece on top to add to the steampunk feel. I'm so grateful she gave me a few of these treasured pieces to include in my art!!! The fluttering steampunk butterfly is a Finnabair Mechanical.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
This cool pressure gauge is also one of my finds. Doesn't it fit perfectly into the notch on the Mitform Castings Steel Padlock? A little Finnabair moulded sprocket on the gauge adds to the steampunk effect. 

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
 These fabulous Scrapiniec Chipboard Steampunk Flying Hearts XL Wings are a perfect fit across the Woodouts Balloon! I painted them with a mix of Finnabair's Brass Hardware and Stormy Ocean Metallique paints, then rubbed with her metallic waxes to add to the grungy aged metal effect.

The metal Journey piece is of course from Mitform Castings with so much depth and detail. I brushed it with Finnabair's waxes to highlight the texture.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
The Scrapiniec Focus Small Arrows were a perfect fit around this vintage drawing compass, and I also added a few Scrapiniec Confetti Stars below the wings. These chipboard pieces were finished with the same products as the wings. I dyed some cheese cloth with the Lindy mists and tucked it in  behind the metal pieces for added texture. As I glued down the metal elements, the cheesecloth was secured in place. 

I brushed a mix of Finnabair's Rust Pastes around the metal objects and spritzed with water so that it looks like they have been there and weathered to rust in place.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds
These faux metal chains are also from the Scrapiniec Steampunk Flying Hearts XL Elements set. Isn't it amazing how paint and waxes can make them look just like aged metal? I used a couple more Mitform Casting pieces to give definition to the balloon basked and added a vintage couple from the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Set into the opening to enjoy the flight.

"Journey" Industrial Steampunk Hot Air Balloon by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #woodouts #mitformcastings #scrapiniec #finnabair #primamarketing #snipart #lindysgang #timholtz #helmar #industrial #steampunk #rust #mixedmedia #masculine #hotairballoon #vintage #wings #fleamarketfinds 
I used Bambino Glue to adhere prills and Finnabair Microbeads. Because it dries clear, it the perfect adhesive for these little bits of texture.

Studio75 Supplies
 https://studio75.pl/en/4372-22x30-cm-balloon-mixed-media-base.html  https://studio75.pl/en/5227-dziurka-mechanizm-45mm.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/3442-up-in-the-air-damask-stencil-15x15.html  https://studio75.pl/en/1979-focus-big-arrows-duze-strzalki.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/2077-steampunk-duza-ramka-z-sercem.html https://studio75.pl/en/2064-confetti-serduszka.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/2651-klej-magiczny-w-tubie-45g-bambino-stmajewski-5903235004070.html 

Other Products
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Cheese Cloth
Mitform Castings ~ Journey Frame
Mitform Castings ~ Side Corner 2
Mitform Castings ~ Top Corner 7
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Scrapyard Butterflies
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Mini Knobs
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Rustic Knobs
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Mini Stars
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Rustic Gears
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Hardware Accents
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Mini Hardware
Prima ~ Finnabair: Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets Flowers
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Microbeads: Bronze
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Ingredients - Melange Art Pebbles - Sugar
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Nail Heads
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Paper Dolls
Machined Metal Piece ~ Mandy Morkel
Gauge ~ Flea Market Find
Vintage Drawing Compass ~ Flea Market Find
Spark Plug ~ Flea Market Find
Vintage Keys ~ Flea Market Find
Vintage Keyhole ~ Flea Market Find
Rusty Washers
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Gilt Trip
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Apatite
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics ~ Gesso - Clear
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics ~ Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics ~ Plaster Paste
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallic Wax: Peacock; Aged Brass; Bronze Age
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy ~ Metallique Acrylic Paint: Brass Hardware; Stormy Ocean
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Patina Effect Paste: Brass; Blue
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste: Brown Rust
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Lindy's Gang ~ Starburst - Hydrangea Blue; Clamb Bake Beige
Lindy's Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Incandescent Copper
Amazing Casting Resin ~ White
Prima ~ Finnabair: Moulds - Stars and Moons; Mechanica; Cogs and Wings
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

https://gracescraps.blogspot.com/


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~ Blessings ~

Monday, August 12, 2019

DIY Beachy Summer Jumbo Clothespin Card Holder for Little Birdie Crafts

"Just Breath" Home Decor Summer Beach Jumbo Clothespin by Tracey Sabella for Little Birdie Crafts:  #traceysabella #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #littlebirdieflowers #RangerInk  #diy #diyhomedecor #mixedmedia #crackle #handcrafted #handmade #seashells #fistnet #diecut #sizzix #jumboclothespin #cardholder
Welcome to my creative space!

Today I have a new project to share over on the Little Birdie Crafts blog including a full photo tutorial which you can find HERE. I hope you'll stop over there and leave some love.

The hot summer temperatures have settled in so I thought I would create a cool, breezy beach themed project. I adore altering jumbo clothespins. This is one started out as an Easter home decor piece with bold colors that I picked up on clearance after the holidays. The transformation is remarkable, and you can see the before and after photos on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog. You can also find jumbo clothespins in the unfinished wood section of craft stores, but they may have different dimensions than this one.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Cornelia Blue Flowers
Beaded Micro Petals ~ Grape/Tan
Beaded Daisies ~ Grey/Sky
Chevron in Aquarelle 12x12" Paper Set (blue)
Premium Card Stock ~ Bright White - A4 Size
White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Sisal Fibre 30gm- Natural
Mixed Media Stones
Heavy Gel Medium ~ Matte
Soft Gel Medium ~ Matte
Metallic Wax ~ Aqua Sheen
Metallic Wax ~ Rich Gold
Color Splash ~ Ocean Mist
Stencil ~ Scales 18.5x14.5cm
Silicone Glue

Other Supplies
Jumbo Wooden Clothespin
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk
Beadcraft ~ Jewelry Essentials - Assorted Sizes
Metal Flower Charm
Decorative Fish Netting
Sea Shells
Liquitex ~ Clear Gesso
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Weathered Wood; Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Thinlits - Wildflower Stems #1; Wildflowers #1
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape 



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~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

"Best Wishes" Wedding Card for Studio75

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard
Welcome to my creative space!

I'm back to share a sweet wedding card featuring the dreamy Hello Spring Collection with such gorgeous colors and images.

I've also used a lovely Scrapiniec chipboard frame and butterfly from the store.

Tips and Techniques
 "Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
 One of the things I adore about Studio75 paper collections is that they are such complete collections including patterned paper and gorgeous images to fussy cut. Even the back of the package label includes beautifully printed paper including this design that I used as the focal piece for my card. The Scrapiniec Lily of the Valley Oval Frame is so perfect to surround the delightful floral image as well as some gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts flowers. Lily of the Valley are one of my favorite flowers and so perfect for a wedding card!

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
 I tied a little four-loop bow from white twine to tuck in among the flowers.

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
 The focal paper is layered over another paper cut from the Hello Spring Collection and the edges of both are distressed to add texture and interest.

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
A close-up of the top of the card showing a fussy cut flower and leaves as well as the chipboard frame. The frame is heat embossed with shabby white embossing enamel which includes flecks of gold and glitter. A bit of vintage lace is tucked under the fussy cut flower.

 "Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
The Scrapiniec Open Mix Butterfly set has such sweet butterflies including this little gem. I heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder, then added Sparkle N Sprinkle Raspberry Sherbet around the edges to coordinate with the colors in the paper design. I used Bambino Glue to adhere Prills to the body.

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
More of the fussy cut leaves layered over bits of white lace. I also tucked in 1mm White Stamen from the store.

"Best Wishes" Mixed Media Wedding Card by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabella #studio75 #scrapiniec #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdiecraftsflowers #finnabair #helmar  #timholtz #rangerink #weddingcard #weddingcards #mixedmedia #shabbychic #mixedmediaart #mixedmediacard #mixedmediacards #shabbychiccard #shabbychiccards #diycard #diycards #handcraftedcard #handcraftedcards #diycrafts  #handmadecard #handmadecards #chipboard 
 A sentiment cut from the paper collection. So perfect for this sweet wedding card.

Studio75 Supplies
https://studio75.pl/en/5379-hello-spring-paper-set-12-pcs-5902414100862.html https://studio75.pl/en/5380-hello-spring-6x6-paper-set-590241410094.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/5381-hello-spring-01-5902414100879.html https://studio75.pl/en/5387-hello-spring-07-5902414100930.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/5388-hello-spring-08-5902414100954.html https://studio75.pl/en/2488-lilly-of-the-valley-owalna-ramka-02.html 
  https://studio75.pl/en/5905-openwork-mix-butterflies-3-sizes.html https://studio75.pl/en/2250-stamens-1mm-white.html 

https://studio75.pl/en/2651-klej-magiczny-w-tubie-45g-bambino-stmajewski-5903235004070.html 

Other Supplies
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Jamie ~ Moon Light
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Serabella Classic
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Catalina Charm, White
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Beaded Micro Petals - Grape/Tan
US Artqust ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Hemptique ~ Bamboo Cord - 20lb Natural
Vintage Lace ~ From my Stash
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallic Wax: Heather Hills
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Ranger ~ Embossing Powder - Seafoam White
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Shabby White
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Raspberry Sherbet
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Imagine Crafts ~ Tear It!
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun

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Monday, July 29, 2019

"It's Your Day" Mixed Media Card for Little Birdie Crafts

"It's Your Day" Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella for Little Birdie Crafts: #traceysabella #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #littlebirdieflowers #chipboard #watercolor #watercolour #butterfly #butterflies #watercolorbutterfly #vintagelace #mixedmedia #diycard #diycards #diycrafts #diycraft #stencil #stencils #timholtz #sizzix #prills #rangerink #stampendous #shabbychic #steampunk #textureart

I'm up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog with this beautiful mixed media card featuring gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers and this stamped and watercolored butterfly using their wonderful 100% Cotton Watercolour Paper. I just adore mixing industrial steampunk elements in with softer feminine florals. 

Be sure to stop by the Little Birdie Crafts Blog for close-ups and a full photo tutorial detailing how I created this lovely piece HERE.

Here's a complete supply list for all the products used to create this sweet card:

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Fairy Sparkle Paper Collection ~ 12x12"
Fairy Sparkle Paper Collection ~ 6x6"
Watercolour Paper ~ Cold Pressed 100% Cotton - 12x12"
Premium Card Stock - Bright White - 12x12"
Premium Card Stock - Bright White - A4
Fairy Sparkle Flowers ~ Heleen
Fairy Sparkle Flowers ~ Calypso
Primed Chipboard ~ Wired Circles
Primed Chipboard ~ Cogs
Metal Micobeads ~ Mute Orchid
White Gesso
Mixed Media Paste ~ 2 in 1 Gesso & Modelling Paste - White
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium ~ Matte
Metallic Wax ~ Rich Gold
Stencil ~ Script - 10x8cm
Clear Stamp ~ Floral Mellow

Other Supplies
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Crochet Thinlets
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Limitations Framelits W/Stamps
Bead Landing ~ Bezels Frames & Filigree - Metal Gears
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - I'm A-Maized
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Dusty Concord; Brushed Corduroy; Frayed Burlap
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Plum
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous ~ Embossing Enamel - Shabby White
M. Graham Artist Watercolors
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Close To My Heart ~ Say It All Occasions
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape - 1"
Wonder Tape ~ Double Sided Tape - 1/2"


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~ Blessings ~

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mixed Media Woodouts Heart for Studio75

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing a lovely DIY home decor heart featuring the gorgeous Hello Spring Collection on a fabulous Woodouts heart base. This collection has such beautiful colors and amazing images to fussy cut.

I just adore adding a touch of steampunk to my soft, feminine projects, and this Metal Key from the store is so perfect here. Be sure to check out my tips and techniques below to see how I altered the key to coordinate so beautifully.

Tips and Techniques
"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
I used Finnabair Soft Matte Gel to adhere Hello Spring 01 paper to this sweet Woodouts Heart. I often have areas that bubble or don't adhere well when applying paper to hard surfaces this way. I thought of the idea to brush the front and back of the paper with clear gesso first. It really helped the paper to go on much more smoothly. I cut a piece of paper a little larger than the heart, brushed both sides with Finnabair Clear Gesso and allowed to dry completely. Once dry I brushed both the back side of the paper and the front of the Woodouts Heart with soft gel medium and placed the two coated sides together. To make sure the paper was securely attached, I placed a piece of computer paper over the paper covered heart (to prevent transferring any bits of leftover paint from the brayer onto my beautiful paper), then rolled firmly over the entire surface with a brayer. I let it sit overnight for the gel medium to dry completely, then trimmed closely with a craft knife. Finally I sanded the edges to get a nice smooth finish.

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
I applied Finnabair Pearl Icing Paste using the SnipArt Up In the Air Damask Stencil. Isn't this such a gorgeous design? I also spattered white drawing ink over the paper.

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
To build the cluster I layered vintage lace, then chipboard and gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts flowers. I cut fabulous flowers and leaves from Hello Spring 06 and Hello Spring 07 and layered them into the edges of the cluster.

The Tim Holtz Quote Chips sentiment is rubbed with Distress Ink to coordinate with the gorgeous lavender in the fussy cut flowers.

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
The delicate Anemone Dahlia Frame is heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Scarlet embossing enamel, then to soften the color, I rubbed with Finnabair Metallic Wax in several colors including rose gold, vintage gold, white gold, and rose.

This Mitfomr metal key is rubbed with rose gold and vintage gold to give it a lighter and more feminine feel. I also added a sparkling gem to the center and several more around the heart.

Bambino Glue is used to apply lavender and pearl Prills for added texture. It dries clear and is perfect for adding delicate texture materials.

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
A close-up of the sweet Little Birdie Crafts butterfly and you can see the damask texture here nicely as well.

"Heart & Soul" Mixed Media Heart by Tracey Sabella for Studio75: #traceysabealla #studio75 #littlebirdiecrafts #littlebirdieonline #acmoore #finnabair #finnabairproducts #primamarketing #timholtz #rangerink #stampendous #helmar #prills #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #shabbymixedmedia #shabbychic #shabbychicart #heart #diyheart #homedecor #diyhomedecor #diymixedmedia #diyart
Another view of the top corner where you can see beautiful lace, and a closer view the beautiful images I fussy cut. You can also see the lovely variation in color on the chipboard.

Studio75 Supplies
https://studio75.pl/en/4414-15x15-heart-base.html  https://studio75.pl/en/5379-hello-spring-paper-set-12-pcs-5902414100862.html

https://studio75.pl/en/5381-hello-spring-01-5902414100879.html  https://studio75.pl/en/5386-hello-spring-06-5902414100923.html

https://studio75.pl/en/5387-hello-spring-07-5902414100930.html  https://studio75.pl/en/5224-key-60mm.html

https://studio75.pl/en/23_anemone?id_manufacturer=23&n=233  https://studio75.pl/en/3442-up-in-the-air-damask-stencil-15x15.html

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Other Supplies
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers ~ Fairy Sparkle - Wendy
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers ~ Fairy Sparkle - Pearl Butterflies
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Beaded Micro Petals - Grape/Tan
Little Birdie Crafts at A.C. Moore ~ Fiona, Carnation
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Ingredients - Melange Art Pebbles - Sugar
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Quote Chips
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills: Minnie Pearls; Lavender & Lace
Vintage Lace ~ From my Stash
Midwest Design ~ Touch of Nature - White Feathers
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics ~ Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy - Metallic Wax: Rose Gold; White Gold; Vintage Gold; Sweet Rose
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Icing Paste: Frosty Pearl
Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac; Dusty Concord; Milled Lavender
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Scarlet
Higgins Drawing Ink ~ White
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares - White Mix
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small White
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

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