Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"Embrace the Journey" Summery Card for Little Birdie Crafts

 Welcome to my creative space!

I just adore the teals and blues in the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Song of the Sea collection along with the fabulous seaside images. I've featured this collection on this summery card. 

I'm recovering from the flu and wasn't able to complete a video for this project (It's not easy to do vocals for video when talking results in coughing. lol)  I do have a full photo tutorial over on the Little Birdie Blog. I hope you'll hop over there for the details and leave some love while you're there. You can view the post HERE.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Here are a few close-up photos:



Tim Holtz with Idea Iology ~ Small Talk
Starfish Beads
Distress Ink ~ Peacock Feathers; Salty Ocean; Faded Jeans; Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Glaze
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Spray - Speckled Egg
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Glue
Double Sided Tape
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Masculine Airplane Card with Faux Metal Gears with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 Welcome to my creative space!

My dad served in the Air Force, so when I saw this fabulous vintage airplane in Little Birdie Crafts Classic Gentleman collection, I knew I would be creating a card for him featuring this amazing paper. I combined this gorgeous airplane image with industrial embellishments. Some are metal and some are diecut from chipboard with the Cogs and Wheels die set that have been transformed with metallic paints into grungy metallic beauties with a patina finish.

The metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and the Dad sentiment is embossed with Tim's Typewriter 3-D Texture Fade which are so perfect for the industrial vibe I wanted to achieve. Distress Ink is used to enhance add patina to the background paper.

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

Little Birdie Crafts is having a huge sale at their online store with their best prices
of the year along with FREE worldwide shipping on orders over $99.
Check out the sale HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I hope you'll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to add thin borders to image blocks and backgrounds, create a grungy typeset title, use metallic paints to transform diecut chipboard gears into faux metal beauties and to create a patina finish then add grungy texture to take this masculine card to the next level.

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies

Other Supplies
Thin Kraft Chipboard
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Metallic Kraft Stock: Champagne
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Sprocket Gears
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~  Mini Gears; Adornments - Stars
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~  Compass Coins
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Salvaged Patina
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Salvaged Patina
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~  Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~  Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ 3-D Texture Fades - Typewriter
US Artquest ~ Prills - Gilt Trip
Microbeads ~ Bronze
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
X-Press It ~ High Tack Double Sided Tape
Wonder Tape - Foam Tape



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~ Blessings ~

Monday, June 14, 2021

Summery Slimline Floral Card with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 

Welcome to my creative space!

Summer is just around the corner and those warm (hot) temperatures have arrived along with beautiful vibrant flowers coming into full bloom which inspired me to pull out the gorgeous Boho Dreams collection filled with amazing yellows, corals, and pinks!! 

Slimline cards are trending these days, so I thought I'd use this popular format to create this summery card filled with gorgeous Little Birdie flowers, chipboard, and mixed media products.

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

Little Birdie Crafts is having a huge sale at their online store with their best prices of the year along with FREE worldwide shipping on orders over $99.
Check out the sale HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.


I hope you'll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to use paints and waxes to beautifully color resin, add a lovely finish to chipboard with embossing enamel, arrange gorgeous flowers and embellishments to fill a slimline card while creating dimension, and add sparking texture to flowers. 



Other Supplies
Zuri Designs ~ Dragonfly Wings (Affiliate Link)
Amazing Casting Resin - White
Lace ~ Gold
Ice Resin ~ German Glass Glitter Shards - Primrose
USArtquest ~ Mini Prills - Go ManGo
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel: Shabby White
Ranger - Emboss It Dabber
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ EZ Dots Repositionable
Wonder Tape - Foam Tape

 
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

"New Beginning" Mixed Media Canvas with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

Welcome to my creative space!

I simply adore the colors in the gorgeous Little Birdie Birds and Berries collection ranging from pinks to purples with lovely touches of green. I have used the ephemera pack along with flowers from this collection along with beautiful Little Birdie chipboard, more flowers from other collections, a fabulous stencil, and mixed media products to create this cheery layered canvas. 

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I've created a full project video with voice instructions including how to:
  • Create a textured background with Grainy Texture Paste, Stencil, & Color Splash Mist
  • Build Layers with chipboard, ephemera, flowers, and molded pieces
  • Use Metallic Paint to highlight chipboard and resin clocks
  • Color chipboard with sprays
  • Create a grungy finish on molded pieces with paints and Metallic Wax
  • Use white gesso to soften colors
  • Add beaded texture to the flowers and background
Enjoy!




Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, May 7, 2021

"You Are Beautiful" Layered Shabby Mixed Media Card with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

Welcome to my creative space!

Mother's Day is this Sunday and I've created this beautiful layered card for my mom featuring gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Papers, flowers, and mixed media supplies. The video shows all the details and techniques used to create this beautiful card.

My sister and I took our mom out for lunch to celebrate this week. How do you observe Mother's Day with your mom or another special woman in your life?

All of the close-ups and details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE.
It would be great if you could stop over there to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I've created a full project video with voice instructions including how to:
  • Alter gorgeous flowers with paint and texture
  • Highlight texture on this fabulous butterfly with paint and wax
  • Transform seam binding into a grungy bow using paint & gesso
  • Create gorgeous gems with pearl drops
  • Add tattered edges to beautiful layered papers

Enjoy!


Amazing Casting Resin ~ White
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Ledger Script
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Flower Shop
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Old Paper
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Archival Ink: Ground Espresso; Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Paint - Kitsch Flamingo
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous ~ Embossing Enamel - Shabby Pink
Stampendous ~ Glass Glitter: Bronze; Champagne
Mini Microbeads ~ White Gold
Hug Snug Seam Binding - White
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Repositionable Tape
Tim Holtz with Tonic Studios ~ Paper Distresser
Ranger ~ Heat it Craft Tool
Ranger ~ Mini Ink Blending Tool


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Monday, April 19, 2021

Rusty Journey Art Journal Panel with Video Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts


Welcome to my creative space!

When I first laid eyes on Little Birdie's The Classic Gentleman collection, I knew I had to create a birthday card for my husband with this fabulous vintage car image. My design ended up being too heavy for a card, so I created this art panel instead. 

I was inspired by this amazing rusty brake pad piece to transform Little Birdie cogs with a grungy texture paste effect I created. Be sure to view my video to see this DIY transformation along with a full project tutorial.

All the close-ups and details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE.
It would be great if you could stop over there to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.
Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Here are a couple close-ups showing a little more detail:


I have created a full DIY video tutorial for you with voice instructions to share all the details on how to create this rusty industrial art panel including a technique to create grungy rusty gears and details on and industrial metal finish used on the diecut cogs and rotor blade seen above.. I hope you find inspiration and learn new techniques as you view it.

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Texture Sand

Other Supplies
Thin Kraft Chipboard
Heavy Chipboard for base (Paper Pad Back)
Corrugated Packaging
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Metallic Sticker Book
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Thinlits - Stacked Deckle
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Bigz - Steampunk Parts
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Black Soot, Ground Espresso
DecoArt ~ Crafter's Acrylic: Bright Orange; Burnt Umber; Yellow
US Artquest ~ Prills - Express-O Yourself
Bronze Mini Microbeads
Silicone Glue
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape
EK Success ~ Craft Tweezers
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun


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

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Vintage Spring Mixed Media Art Tag with video tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts.

 

Welcome to my creative space!

Spring is in the air and I am enjoying the warming days scattered in here and there along with sweet flower blossoms wafting their gorgeous scents into the air. I've created a spring inspired vintage mixed media art tag with a step by step process video featuring gorgeous the Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic Bouquet collection. You can scroll down to view the video or stop by my YouTube channel HERE.

All the close-ups and details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE.
It would be great if you could stop over there to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Here are a couple close-ups showing a little more detail.



Other Supplies
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Framelits Dies 658784
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distressbrush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink: White
Stampendous ~ Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
Bee Charms (Amazon)
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Microbeads - Florentine Gold
Home Decor Chicken Wire - White
Thin chipboard sheet
Wonder Tape ~ 1" Double Sided Foam Tape


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

Monday, March 22, 2021

3-D Layered Butterfly Wall Hanging with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 Welcome to my creative space!

I have created a spring-themed home decor piece to celebrate the warming days of this new season we're entering with this 3-D layered butterfly wall hanging featuring Little Birdie Flowers from the gorgeous Song of the Sea collection along with their beautiful decoupage paper, primed chipboard pieces, and fabulous mixed media products.

Here's a close-up shot so you can see just how much dimension there is on this beauty.


I have created a full DIY video tutorial for you with voice instructions to share all the details on how to create this beautiful spring piece including the sweet 3-D layered butterfly and faux metal gears. I hope you find inspiration and learn new techniques as you view it.

In this 3-D Layered Butterfly Wall Hanging tutorial learn how to:
~ Create a 3-D layered butterfly
~ Create gorgeous faux metal/patina gears from chipboard using gilding flakes and waxes
~ Enhance mixed media projects with natural elements
~ Alter flowers for a patina effect
~ Use layers to develop dimension

Enjoy!


Please hop on over to the Little Birdie Crafts blog to view more close-up photos HERE.

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.
Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Craft Pellets - Mini

Other Supplies
Wood Bracket Shaped Base purchased at a local craft store - 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Scribbly Butterflies
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk
Momenta ~ Metal Stickers: Flourish; Mini Corners
Speedball ~ Mona Lisa - Gold Leaf
Nuvo ~ Gilding Flakes - Sunkissed Copper
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Fire Opal
Nature: Feathers; Twigs; White Birch Bark
Wonder Tape ~ 1" Double Sided Foam Tape
Sizzix ~ Stylus (Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit)


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Under the Sea Clean and Simple Birthday Card including DIY Video Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts

Welcome to my creative space!

It's our grandson's birthday this month. He has an ocean themed room with a giant whale on his wall which he simply adores, so I couldn't resist using this whale image from the Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea collection to create a fun and adorable card for him. I hope you'll watch my video to see how I transformed this mixed media paper collection into this cute clean and simple card.

Please hop on over to the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE
for more close-up photos and leave a comment there to let me know what you think! 

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the great sales they are currently running HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

In this DIY Under the Sea clean & simple card tutorial learn how to:
~ Color fun chipboard sea creatures with watercolor paint
~ Create hand drawn and painted balloons to embellish
~ Use circle dies and Distress Ink and to create a background ring
~ Arrange elements for a clean & simple card
~ Alter cardstock colors to coordinate with your focal paper
~ Add sparkling rhinestones

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Premium Card Stock A4 - Bright White

Other Supplies
Iridescent Rhinestones
M. Graham Watercolors
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers; Old Paper; Hickory Smoke; Chipped Sapphire; Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink: Mermaid Lagoon; Dusty Concord
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Black Permanent Marker
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Micro Glaze
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Thinlits: Alphanumeric Label
Quick Kutz ~ Ktfestyle Crafts - Nesting Circles Dies
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps: Birthday Wish
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger Ink ~ Matter Multi Medium
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ EZ Dots Repositionable
iCraft ~ Removable Purple Tape: 1.5"
Lined Double Sided Tape


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Romantic Shabby Chic Valentine's Day Card with DIY Video Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts

 

Welcome to my creative space!

Valentine's Day is just a couple days away. I've created this romantic Shabby Chic Valentine's Day card to celebrate featuring the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts True Love paper collection, Love and Roses flowers, and amazing Chipboard. I've created a DIY process video tutorial with voice to share all the details. You can view the video below or on my YouTube channel HERE.

Please hop on over to the Little Birdie Crafts blog to view more close-up photos HERE.

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.
Be sure to check out the Dollar Deals sale they are currently running HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

In this DIY Romantic Valentine's Day card tutorial learn how to:
~ Use clear gesso to protect your focal paper
~ Use second generation stamping
~ Stencil a design with texture paste
~ Add spatter to the background with Color Splash
~ Heat emboss chipboard with embossing powder
~ Alter metal embellishments with metallic wax
~ Learn my creative process for arranging embellishments
~ Add texture with mica flakes and metal microbeads
~ Add glitter to flowers

Enjoy!


Other Supplies
Momenta - Metal Stickers: Insects
KaiserCraft - Sparklets: Hearts
Red rhinestones in different sizes
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap - Twinkle Dust Glitter: Sugar Shimmer
Vintage lace snippets
Tsukineko - Versafine Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Ranger - Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous - Embossing Enamel: Shabby White
49 and Market - 1787 Stamp Set
Quick Kutz - Nesting Circles Dies
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L - Crafty Power Tape
Tim Holtz with Tonic ~ 5" Mini Snips Scissors
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun


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I treasure your comments.