Sunday, January 31, 2016

Shabby Butterfly Cards with Adorned Theo Butterflies VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance January Kit


Scraps of Elegance Kit subscribers are in for a real treat with the Creativity Add On this month. Melinda included two wonderful butterfly dies including this Theo Butterfly by Poppystamps (a division of Memory Box). 

In my video I show a variety of different ways to adorn this sweet butterfly. I've created two shabby chic cards featuring the butterflies along with items from the kit and add ons.

Enjoy!



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Here's the January "Adore" Kit


Creativity Add On


Elements Add On


Floral Add On


Color Add On


Scraps of Elegance Links:

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I've use the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Blush collection papers found in the Main Kit, along with Prima flowers and chipboard for both cards.


I simply inked the butterfly body and added a tiny rose from a previous kit to the center of the Adorned Theo Butterfly. The sequins are included in the Prima Chipboard pack.


I adhered the Creativity Add On Prima Pearl Glass Glitter to the larger flowers.


The main kit includes the sweetest Prima chipboard pack!!


I stenciled the vines using The Crafters Workshop Tuscan Sun Stencil by Gabrielle Pollacco found in the Main Kit.


The sweet heart doily is included in the Main Kit.


I centered this butterfly with a Buttons Galore Fancy Heart button found in the Main Kit. Of course, I had to paint it with gesso and then highlighted with the pigment powder "paint" I had mixed up for the butterfly wings. Don't you just adore how the microbeads pop on the butterfly wings?


The wooden hearts from the main kit are decorated with pigment powder paint, stamping, and edged with microbeads.


The larger flowers are again sprinkled with Prima Pearl Glass Glitter. Around the cluster, I adhered a mixture of silver glass glitter (from my stash) along with the Prima Blush Microbeads.


I've added the stenciled brick background with The Crafters Workshop Tuscan Sun Stencil by Gabrielle Pollacco.



Product List

Adorned Theo Butterflies - Tutorial

Creativity Add On
Poppystamps Die: Theo Butterfly (Memory Box)
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Pearl Glitter Glass
Dina Wakley Media: Matte Gel Medium
Ranger: Glam Pink Stickles
Ranger: Turquoise Stickles

Elements Add On
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Blush Microbeads

Color Add On
Ranger / Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Abandoned Coral
Prima - Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Vintage Pink
Viva Decor - Modeling Creme - Goldred

Other Products
Darice ~ 110# Smooth White Card Stock
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Peridot, Honey, Patina

Be Happy Card

Scraps of Elegance January Adore Kit

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Blush Collection:  Charmed
The Crafter's Workshop: Gabrielle Pollacco 6x6 Tuscan Sun Stencil
Prima: Royal Menagerie Chipboard/Metal/Sequins

Creativity Add On
Poppystamps Die: Theo Butterfly (Memory Box)
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Pearl Glitter Glass
Dina Wakley Media: Matte Gel Medium
Ranger: Turquoise Stickles

Elements Add On
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Blush Microbeads
Dovecraft Sweet Paris Collection - Decorative Pins

Floral Add On
Prima Royal Menagerie Flowers: Diana
Prima Garden Fable Flowers: Everbloom
Prima Garden Fable Flowers: Spring

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015 - Prima Flowers, A Victorian Christmas #583446
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015 - KaiserCraft, Mini Ppaer Blooms, Iceberg
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015 - Petaloo Botanica Collection

Other Products
White Card Base - Stash
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Crushed Glass Glitter, Steel Blue
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Honey, Peridot, Patina, Mossy
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small, White
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue

Love You Card

Scraps of Elegance January Adore Kit

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Blush Collection:  Key To My Heart
The Crafter's Workshop: Gabrielle Pollacco 6x6 Tuscan Sun Stencil
Prima: Royal Menagerie Chipboard/Metal/Sequins
Buttons Galore: Fancy Hearts Theme Pack
Royal Lace: 4" Heart shaped Doilies (2)
Loew-Cornell: Woodsies Heart Shapes - 12 hearts in 3 different sizes

Creativity Add On
Poppystamps Die: Theo Butterfly (Memory Box)
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Pearl Glitter Glass
Dina Wakley Media: Matte Gel Medium

Elements Add On
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Blush Microbeads

Floral Add On
Prima Royal Menagerie Flowers: Diana
Prima Garden Fable Flowers: Everbloom
Prima Garden Fable Flowers: Spring

Color Add On
Prima - Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Vintage Pink

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015 - Prima Flowers, A Victorian Christmas #583446
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015 - Prima, Art Ingredients, Mica Powder, Gold Opal Magic
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015 - Petaloo, Penny Lane, Mixed Blossoms, Antique Rose

Other Products
White Card Base - Stash
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Crushed Glass Glitter, Silver
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Vintage
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small, White
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Krylon ~ Spray Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I Treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Masculine Mixed Media Card with Faux Metal Gears for Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone, I'm up on Donna Salazar's blog today with a grungy masculine birthday card featuring Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders along with her Spellbinders® Sprightly Sprocket Dies to create faux metal gears.

Here's a sneak peek.

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

~ Blessings ~


Complete Product List

Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW ~ Pigment Powder - Wine
NEW ~ Pigment Powder - Silver
NEW ~ Girlie Grunge Twine - Natural
NEW ~ Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape - Ash  & Oak



Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ DODZ™ - Medium

Other Products
Prima ~ Timeless Memories - Freedom #847470
Prima ~ The Archivist - 6x6 Paper Pad #655350
Cardstock ~ Black - Stash
Card Base ~ Kraft - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2” Stash
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset - Vintage Trinkets #960346
Eyelets ~ Stash
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Liquitex ~ Gesso, clear
IndigoBlu ~ Rugged Edge by Limor Webber
We R Memory Keepers ~ Crop-A-Dile Big Bite

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Shabby Lighted Star with Technique VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance December Kit

I was so excited to see this Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit in the December Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add on. Melinda always comes up with the coolest items to include in her monthly kits!!

The December Scraps of Elegance kit included a wonderful mix of traditional Christmas red and green colors along with the cool wintry colors I used to alter my star. So when I put my Christmas decorations away, this sweet star can stay on display.

I have created a process video tutorial to share the techniques I used. Enjoy!



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Here's the "Silver Bells" December Kit


The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Close-ups






Product List

Creativity Add On
Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit: 8.5" x 8" Star
Viva Decor Inka Gold: Aquamarine
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms Roses: Iceberg

Elements Add On
Prima Victorian Christmas Collection: Velvet/Mulberry Paper Leaves & Berries #583477

Floral Add On
Prima Victorian Christmas Flowers: Christmas Eve
Prima Victorian Christmas Flowers: Rudolph's Nose
Petaloo Textured Elements Flowers: Teal Poinsettias

Color Add On
Blue Fern Studios - Imagine Ink Mist - Jingle Bells

Previous Kits
SOE April 2015: Prima ~ Finnabair Clear Stamp - Peeled Paint #961961

Other Products
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Chipboard Snowflakes
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Liquitex ~ Super Heavy Gesso
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Watering Can
Prima ~ Finnabair Cling Stamps - Net & Wire #961978
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares, White, Small size
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Monday, January 11, 2016

CHA Sneak Peek #3 ~ Mixed Media Wedding Layout for Donna Salazar

I'm back with the third and final project I created with Donna Salazar's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products for the 2016 CHA MEGA Show. Today I'm sharing the wedding themed layout I created.

Here's a Sneak Peek
Close-ups and details can be viewed on Donna's Blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~



Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW - Pigment Powder in Wine
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine
NEW -  Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape
NEW -  Girlie Grunge Gauze



Partner Products

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Deja Vu - Tresors
Blue Fern Studios ~ Frolic - Friendship
Blue Fern Studios ~ Deja Bu Border
Prima ~ Garden Fable - Say it in Crystals #579371
Prima ~ Say it in Crystals, Hearts - #551544
Prima ~ Say it in Crystals #551452
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins, Butterflies #891992 (SOE Store)
Prima ~ Junk Yard Findings - Clock Faces #891596 (SOE Kit)
Darice ~ TOHO Treasure Beads - Round Opaque, Luster Cream
Michaels ~ Wooden Words - Spring Sentiments, Laugh, Love, Cherish, Bless
Tim Holtz ~ ideology - Heirloom Roses
Pearls ~ Stash
Mesh ~ Stash
Crushed Voile Fabric, white (Home Decor Fabric) ~ Stash
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Windsor & Newton ~ Galeria - Structure Gel
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white
Um Wow Studio ~ Heart Confetti Mask
Darice Heat Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Sunday, January 10, 2016

CHA Sneak Peek #2 ~ Wedding Frame for Donna Salazar Designs

I'm back with another of my projects featuring Donna Salazar's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. My second of the trio of wedding projects I created for the CHA MEGA Show is a Girlie Grunge Wedding Frame. 

Here's a sneak peek.
Close-ups and details can be viewed on Donna's Blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW -  Pigment Powder in Wine
NEW -  Pigment Powder in Silver
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine


Partner Products

Other Products
Prima ~ Garden Fable - Say it in Crystals #579371
Dusty attic ~ Corner Flourish #2
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamen
Darice ~ Finishing Accents - Wood Shapes, Love
Thrift Store Frame
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Windser & Newton ~ Galeria - Structure Gel
Faber-Castell ~ Pitt Artist Pen - Big Brush, black
Um Wow Studio ~ Heart Confetti Mask
Stampendous ~ Stamps - Royal Heart
Darice Heat Tool

Saturday, January 9, 2016

CHA Wedding Card Sneak Peek for Donna Salazar

Hi everyone. I'm so excited. No, I wasn't able to make the trip to the CHA MEGA Show 2016, but I did have the opportunity to create three projects featuring Donna Salazar's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. This trio of projects is created around a wedding theme and first up is this wedding card.

I'm sharing a little sneak peak and you can stop by Donna's Blog HERE
for all the details and more photos.


~ Blessings ~

 
Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze
NEW - Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape
NEW - Pigment Powder in “Silver” 


Mix'd Media Inx® ~ Black, Honey
Twinkle Dust Glitter ~ Sugar Shimmer

Partner Products
Spellbinders ~ Spellbinders - Foliage Flourish

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Montage - Fairyland **Scraps of Elegance Kit
Blue Fern Studios ~ Frolic - Friendship **Scraps of Elegance Kit
Blue Fern Studios ~ Ombre Dreams - Ginger’s Dream **Scraps of Elegance Kit
David Tutera ~ Card Base
Blue Fern Studios ~ Fancy Birdcage
Stamen ~ Stash
Prima ~ Say It In Crystals - #579371 **Scraps of Elegance Kit
Darice ~ Japanese Seed Beads
Close To My Heart ~ Cricut Collection - Just To Say . . .
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Floral Birthday Card ~ January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

I hope you've been enjoying inspiration from the talented designers along your way through the hop! There are so many amazing paper crafting ideas.

You should be coming to my blog from Amber Milone. Then after visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria's Blog!

This month, I decided to go deep into my paper stash and pull out this older "Restoration" Collection by Crate Paper. I have paper, stickers, chipboard, and die cuts from this lovely collection. It's something I picked up several years ago and haven't used much. I guess it really isn't in my go to color palette, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone with this birthday card for our sweet daughter-in-law with splashes of bold orange and pink. I'm so glad I did. What do you think? Of course you know me, I had to add grungy textures on the leafy flourish and butterfly.

"Happy Birthday"

Tips and Techniques
I die cut these sweet leaves and edged the leaves, paper layers, and flowers with ink.

Another view of the flowers.

I had some ink left on my applicator and used it to color this Prima resin butterfly, then rubbed with BoBunny Chocolate Pearlescents.

I adore grungy textures. I painted this leafy flourish with gesso and used my heat tool to dry and bubble the gesso. I painted it with Sweet Alfalfa Twinkling H20's, then rubbed lightly with brown ink to highlight the textures.

I stamped and die cut the sentiment and layered it over coordinating diecuts and chipboard pieces which were inked on the edges. I tied jute twine onto each side of the diecut as well.

I hope you've been inspired to grab something really old from your stash and breath new life into it. A handcrafted card for that special person in your life is sure to be appreciated.

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

Follow me here:

January Craft Hoarders:
Tracey Sabella (That's me!)

Product List
Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Prima Flowers ~ Debutane - Alcinia #580674
Magnolia ~ Vintage Rose - Yellow large
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins, Butterflies #891992 (SOE Store)
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Fern Flourish Chipboard
Lace ~ Stash
Jute Twine - Stash
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white, clear
BoBunny ~ Double Dot Pearlescents - Chocolate
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Prima ~ Resist Chalk Edger - Old Road; Branch Bark
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Tinsel, Vintage Mahogany
LuminArte?? ~ Tinkling H2O’s - Sweet Alfalfa
Ranger ~ Distress Stickles - Peeled Paint
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
Craft Dies by Sue Wilson ~ Faux Quilled Leaves
Close to My Heart ~ Occasions - Joyful Birthday
Spellbinders ~ Artisan Xplorer
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~