Thursday, March 24, 2016

"He Is Risen" Art Journal Page for Donna Salazar

Hello creative friends. Thanks for stopping by. I have a new project up on the Donna Salazar Designs Blog. As you may know, I've been creating pages for a Scripture Art Journal for the past year using Donna's fabulous Denim Art Journal. With Easter approaching this Sunday, I thought I would focus on a verse reflecting this special day, "He is risen." I am so grateful to have a relationship with our risen, living Savior. 

I've used delicate spring colors and feature Donna's new Spellbinders® Cascading Butterflies die.

Here's a sneak peek:

To view my full project and details, please stop by Donna's Blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products



NEW Cascading Butterflies

Partner Products
Glue Gloss

Other Products
Blue Fern Studios ~ Julianna’s Dream
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink, white
The Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Well Rounded - 6x6” Stencil
My Mind’s Eye ~ Laundry Line - Flirty “Lil Girl” Clear Stamp
Close To My Heart ~ He Is Risen
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"This Moment" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance February Kit


When I saw the gorgeous "Garden Gala" February Kit, I knew it would be a perfect backdrop for a favorite photo of our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Andrew. Well, they weren't married quite yet when this engagement shoot photo was taken. The dreamy Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection perfectly fits the mood and colors of this fairytale photo.

I've used the Blue Fern Studios March Sketch for Inspiration.
Please scroll down to view the sketch and a list of gorgeous
Blue Fern Studios products used on this layout.

Techniques shared in this video include:
~ Heat embossing chipboard with multiple colors.
 ~ How to color molding paste with Gelatos and ink.
~ Adding visual texture with stamping, mist, and ink.
~ How to color metal and resin elements with mist.

Enjoy!

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If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the February Garden Gala Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

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Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Serendipity Collection:  Glee
Petaloo: Antique Mauve Penny Lane Flowers
Bottle Cap Co: Salvaged Metal Birds
Ranger: Rose Gold Liquid Pearls

Floral Add On
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Ivory Dogwoods
Petaloo Ivory Botanica Blooms
Petaloo Penny Lane Antique Mauve Forget Me Nots

Elements Add On
Blue Fern Studios Clear Stamp: Serendipity Medley
Craft Cornsortium Always & Forever: Duck Egg Resin Roses

Color Add On
Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Embossing Powder - Verdant
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Wild Honeysuckle Coral

Creativity Add On
Faber Castell: Design Memory Craft Creative Lettering Kit (Gelatos - gold champagne)

SOE Store
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins Butterflies #891992
Resin embellishments can be found HERE.
Prima ~ Providence Paper Leaf Stem - Basil #578282
Flowers can be found HERE.
Blue Fern Studios ~ Floral Medley Frame
Prima ~ IOD Everyday Vingage - Flair Buttons #813369
Trinkets/Buttons/Charms can be found HERE.

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Blue Fern Studios ~ Romantic Page Dangles Chipboard
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Buttons Galore & More ~ Fancy Hearts
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Ranger ~ Dina Wakley - Soft Gel Matte Medium
Scraps of Elegance ~ December 2015: Ranger ~ Perfect Medium Pen, Clear
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015: Prima ~ Magnolia Trims #583026
Scraps of Elegance ~ November 2015: Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - Bodacious Blush

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft
Want2Scrap ~ Rhinestones - Amber
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Wendy Vecchi with Ranger ~ Archival Ink ~ Watering Can
Tsukineko ~ StazOn - Dove Gray
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Scarlet
Ranger ~ Ancient Gold Embossing Powder - Tarnished Gold
American Crafts ~ Zing - Embossing Powder, Glitter Finish Black
Lindys Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Treasure Island Aqua, Phantom Fuchsia,
Lindys Stamp Gang ~ Starburst Mist - Jazzy Jivin’ Purple, Van Dyke Sepia, Screamin’ Banshee Black
The Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Harlequin 6x6” Template
Glitz ~ Clear Stamps - Distressing D2961
Prima ~ Metal Die - Parisian Lace #584047
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool

I've entered this layout in the Blue Fern Studios March Sketch Challenge.
I flipped the sketch:


Using the following Blue Fern Studios products
Paper - Serendipity Collection ~ Glee
Chipboard ~ Romantic Page Dangles
Chipboard ~ Floral Medley Frame
Clear Stamp ~ Serendipity Medley
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder ~ Verdant

I've also entered this page at Word Art Wednesday Challenge weeks #222-223 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring Floral Card for Donna Salazar

Hi everyone. I'm up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog today with a spring floral birthday card featuring Donna's new Spellbinders Flower Bouquet stamp and die set. 

I have a dear friend who's birthday falls on St. Patricks Day. Of course she adores all that is green on her special day, so I have used a grungy green background for this gorgeous spring image. 

Here's a Sneak Peek:

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

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW ~ Spellbinders Flower Bouquet SDS-020



Partner Products 

Other Products
Darice ~ Cardstock 110lb - white
Kraft Card Base ~ Stack
Craft & You ~ Spring Garden 06
Blue Fern Studios ~ Deja Vu - Un Voyage A Paris
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Chipboards & More #582463
TCW ~ Mini Art Is 6x6” Stencil
Close To My Heart ~ Just To Say . . .

Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Love Letters" Mixed Media Home Decor Project with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance February Kit

I've been enjoying creating home decor projects lately, so was thrilled when Melinda announced that she is now offering an Off the Page Add On with each Scraps of Elegance kit. 

The 3-D love letters in this month's OTP Add On were so much fun to work with!!

I've create a step by step video tutorial showing how I've transformed these letters:

Into these:
This would be a perfect wedding or engagement gift, Valentine's decor,
or if you're like me, an every day home decor piece.

Enjoy!

   

If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the February Garden Gala Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

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I altered this Blue Fern Studios Magical Monarch butterfly from the Scraps of Darkenss/Scraps of Elegance store with Stampendous Fran-tage Embossing Enamel.

While this set is currently out of stock, Melinda has a great selection of chipboard in the store HERE.



Product List

OTP Add On
Papermania 3-D Letters

Main Kit
Ranger: Rose Gold Liquid Pearls
Petaloo: DIY Flower layers (10 flowers)

Creativity Add On
Faber Castell: Design Memory Craft Creative Lettering Kit (Gelatos - Gold Champagne)

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Wild Honeysuckle Coral

Floral Add On
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Ivory Dogwoods
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Teal Mini's
Petaloo Ivory Botanica Blooms
Petaloo Penny Lane Antique Mauve Forget Me Nots

Elements Add On
BrBlue Fern Studios Clear Stamp: Serendipity Medley

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Magical Monarchs

Previous Kits
Scraps of Elegance ~ January 2016: Ranger ~ Dina Wakley - Soft Gel Matte Medium
Scraps of Elegance ~ July 2015: Iced Enamels ~ German Glass Glitter - Salmon

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 15mm Open Roses - 2-Tone Champagne
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds - white
Dusty Attic ~ Chipboard - Mini Vine
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Copper
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white
Liquitex ~ Extra Thick Gesso
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing enamel: Aged Teal, Aged Gold
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote - Gloss Spray Fixative
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Steampunk Birthday Birthday Card ~ March Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop


Welcome to the March Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

You should be coming to my blog from Glenda Brooks. Then after visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria Stengel! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

I hope you've been enjoying inspiration from the talented designers along your way!

I enjoy creating masculine cards for the special guys in my life. This grungy, mixed media steampunk card is for my husband who has a birthday coming up in April.

Most of the items used on this card have been in my hoard for at
least a year, and some much longer than that!! ;-)


Tips and Techniques
This Scrapiniec hot air balloon has been in my stash for a couple years now. It fit perfectly over this balloon image fussy cut off of a page from the BoBunny Timeless Memories collection. A quick and easy way to give a metallic finish to chipboard is with embossing powder. Here I've use Stampendous Aged Silver. The distressed ruler tucked in on the left is an odd piece given to me a couple years ago. I distressed it by first rubbing on metallic aqua paint, then with Payne's grey craft paint. The layer behind the balloon was stenciled with distress ink using a TCW Mini Butterfly Collage stencil.

These watch parts are also embossed using Stampendous aged black embossing enamel. The script on the background was randomly stamped across the card.

The tag for my sentiment is a Simple Stories Kraft Journal Layer. First I stamped the sentiment in permanent black ink, then I spritzed Lindy's Stamp gang Tawny Turquoise Moon Shadow Mist on my craft matt and laid the stamped tag onto the mist to create this grungy background. I also spritzed and splattered the background with the Lindy's mist. 

I used my Prima Crackle stencil along with Viva Decor Bronze Croco Crackling color. This paint is quite thick and worked will with the stencil. I adore the way it crackled as it dried. Matte medium was used to adhere the mica chips. 

A blend of metallic Lumiere paints was rubbed onto the edges.

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Glenda Brooks. 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:

March Craft Hoarders
Tracey Sabella - That's Me!

Products
Card Base ~ Kraft - Stash
Prima ~ Timeless Memories - Moments #847456
BoBunny ~ Somewhere In Time - Balloons
Simple Stories ~ DIY Journal Layers - Kraft
Chipboard Ruler ~ Stash
Scrapiniec ~ Chipboard - Hot Air Balloon
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Chipboard - Watch Parts 
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel #961428
Liquitex ~ Gesso, clear
Viva Decor ~ Croco Crackling Color - Bronze
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Silver
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Black
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Mica Fragments, Bronzed
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Tawny Turquoise
Lumiere by Jacquard ~ Light Body Metallic Acrylic - Pearl Turquoise; Pewter; Halo Blue Gold
Americana ~ Acrylic Paint - Payne’s Grey

I have entered this card:

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Girlie Grunge Twine Flower VIDEO TUTORIAL - Guest Designing for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


I'm honored and delighted to be guest designing today with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I created a trio of wedding projects for their 2016 CHA MEGA Show booth featuring newly released Donna Salazar products. If you have followed me for a while you know that one of my signature embellishments are twine flowers, so when Donna released her Girlie Grunge Twine, I knew I had to include them on my projects. 

Today, I'm sharing a video tutorial showing how to create these sweet gems. As an added bonus, I share how to make the glittered DODZ™- 3D centers.

To view my DIY Girlie Grunge Twine Flower video tutorial please stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog HERE.


Girlie Grunge Twine Flower Products
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter, Mixed Berries

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE.

~ Blessings ~
Tracey