Friday, May 5, 2017

"Welcome Baby" Mixed Media Layout and Technique VIDEO TUTORIAL with the March Scraps of Elegance Kit

Welcome to my creative space. Our little granddaughter is nearly 3 months old now and just as sweet as can be. I had this photo from her baby shower on my work table the day she was born. It turned out that her newborn photo worked perfectly on the page I had planned out. So now I'm back with a new layout that really works better for this darling photo, a close up of the booties on her shower cake. The pink pairs so beautifully with the browns in the ScrapBerry's Photo Archive Collection papers in the Coordinating Paper Add On. I've also used embellishments and flowers from the Main Kit and Add Ons, as well as items from the Scraps of Elegance Store. You can find a complete product list at the bottom of this post.

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I have a technique video tutorial for you today showing you how to create the Honey Glittered Butterfly embellishments in the top left corner of my layout featuring the fabulous Faber-Castell Honey Resin Kit included in the March Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On. 


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Here's the Creativity Add On

The lovely Scraps of Elegance "Hello Beautiful" March 2017 Kit

Elements Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On

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Here's a close-up of the Honey Glittered Butterflies.

Such gorgeous flowers are included in the kit and add ons to create clusters around the photo. I softened the color of the paper flowers by dry brushing with gesso. I've also tucked in some beautiful Graphic 45 chipboard and cardstock stickers as well as a crystal stick pin from the Main Kit.

Another flower cluster shot. I added a couple wooden hearts from my stash that I enameled with embossing powder.

This gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Chipboard from a previous kit is also heat set with embossing powder. That's a quick and easy way to create an elegant finish on chipboard pieces. I've used Dina Wakley Gel Medium from the store to adhere Prills and microbeads across the page. The You're Invited sentiment from the cardstock stickers sheet was just perfect for this baby shower layout.

I didn't need to do a thing to this gorgeous steampunk butterfly from the store. I stamped a couple hearts and colored them using the Prima Peony Color Philosophy Ink as a watercolor wash.

Supply List
Main Kit
Graphic 45: Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Prima: Wild & Free Wild Heart Flowers
Lavender blooms
Faceted Crystal Aurora Borealis 3" Pins (3)

Coordinating Paper Add On
ScrapBerry's Photo Archive: Album
ScrapBerry's Photo Archive: Archive

Creativity Add On
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Honey Resin Kit

Elements Add On
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady collection Journaling Chipboard
Prima Memory Hardware Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace

Floral Add On
Prima Love Clippings Lovelies Roses
Prima Wild & Free Bohemian Summer Flowers
Petaloo Purple Velvet Hydrangeas

Color Add On
Prima Peony Color Philosophy Stackable Ink Pad

SOE Store
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (White, Clear)
Solid Oak Steampunk Collection Metal Butterflies
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste

Previous Kits
2/17: Love Clippings - Say It In Crystals
2/17: Momenta ~ 4” Doilies - Bright Watercolor
5/16: Prima Art Basics Double Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 (3 pcs)
1/16: Poppystamps Die: Cheviot Butterfly
12/15: Blue Fern Studios ~ Framed Trinket

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
Doily ~ White - Stash
Corrugated Board ~ Box Scrap
Darice ~ Finishing Accents - Wood Shapes, Love
Midwest Design ~ Feathers - White
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Tu-Tu Pink
Beadies ~ Microbeads - Silver
Golden ~ Soft Gel
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Autumn Maple Crimson
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Gold, Primrose
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel - Shabby White, Aged Silver
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - Black, White
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Sketch Grid
Prima Cling Stamps ~ Finnabair - Now is the right time
Prima Cling Stamps ~ Finnabair - Trust the magic
Art Tartz Stamps ATS-001
Close To My Heart ~ Short & Sweet Sentiments
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Hampton Arts ~ Stamp Perfect

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Ah beautiful layout, love the sweet photo and the blooms!

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that photo is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Wow!! What a stunning layout, Tracey!! The picture of the booties is so sweet!! The butterflies are amazing!! I love every single detail!! So, so gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. An adorabel page to remember that special occasion. Especially love the steampunk butterfly and the tutorial is inspirational. Thank you.

  5. So pretty! Love all the shimmer and shine! The butterflies and blossoms look fantastic!


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