Monday, August 14, 2017

"You Are Special" Mixed Media Layout and Process VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance June Kit


Welcome to my creative space.

Our little granddaughter just turned 6 months old, and I had a little photo shoot with her. This is one of the darling photos I took that day with her mommy standing behind me to get this precious smile! The Scraps of Elegance June "Birds of a Feather" was a dream to work with and the blue flowers and elements accent her big blue eyes so beautifully. I have a process video tutorial to share with you showing how I created this page.

Some of the techniques I share include:
  • Creating a mixed media background with Distress Oxide Ink along with visual texture using the 49 and Market Scripted Square Stamp
  • Chipboard with layered heat embossing
  • How to create your own DIY glitter medium
  • Coloring resin elements
  • Adding texture with prills and glass glitter.
FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for Scraps of Elegance. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Enjoy the video!


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Scraps of Elegance Birds of a Feather Kit


Elements Add On


Floral Add On


Color Add On


Scraps of Elegance Links:
Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Photo Details









 Supply List
June Scraps of Elegance Main Kit
BoBunny Serendipity Collection: Treetops
BoBunny Serendipity Noteworthy Die Cuts
BoBunny Serendipity Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Garden Blooms Flowers
Tim Holtz/Ranger Mermaid Lagoon Mini Distress Ink Pad
Queen & Co Blue Irridescent Bubbles
Prima Rose Quartz Alicante Butterflies

Elements Add On
BoBunny Serendipity collection Printed Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Curling Corner
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp: Scripted Squared

Floral Add On
49 and Market Blue Hawaiian Floral Mixology
Prima Glenna Flowers
Prima Montse Flowers

Color Add On
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Blue Fern Studios Summer Breeze Embossing Powder

SOE Store
49 And Market Roses: Aqua/Teal
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Circle Flourish Small
Blue Fern Studios Glitter: Mermaid
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso, Clear, White
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
US Artquest Prills - Minnie Pearls
US Artquest Prills - Hot Mama
BoBunny Secret Garden Brads
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder: Snow
Not currently available, other embossing powder can be found HERE:

Previous Kits
March 2017: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Honey Resin Kit (Silicone Tool)
January 2017: Kaisercraft: Love Themed Wood Embellishments
July 2016: 1 small white doily
November 2015: Prima - 1.5 Yard Lace Trim - Plumeria

Other Products
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Steel Blue
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics, Soft Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Hydrangea Blue, Frozen Jack Frost
Colorfin ~ Pan Pastels -Turquoise Shade, Ultramarine Blue Extra Dark
Folk Art ~ Metallic Acrylic Paint - Rose Shimmer
EK Success ~ Herma Dotto Adhesive Dispenser, Repositionable
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Sprayer



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, August 5, 2017

"Dream" Mixed Media Canvas with VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance June Kit


Welcome to my creative space!

I just adore how I continue to be challenged with the mixed media products in the Scraps of Elegance Kits and Add Ons each month and am so glad to share my journey with you in my video tutorials. The Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On for the Birds of a Feather kit includes a gorgeous Prima Princess Stamp and Sweet Pastels Prima Watercolor Pencil Set. Although I am not a watercolor artist, I have to tell you that they were a dream to work with. If you've been thinking about trying one of these Prima girls with watercolor pencils, but are not sure how to approach coloring them, I have some helpful tips to help get you started. Be sure to watch my technique video tutorial where I show my process for coloring this stamped image.  I also grabbed my Prima Spring and Fall Watercolor Pencils from a previous kit and share the numbers of the colors I use in the video.

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for Scraps of Elegance. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Enjoy the video!


Please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Birds of a Feather Kit


Creativity Add On


Scraps of Elegance Links:
Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Tips and Techniqes
A close up of the watercolor detail.

I adhered the watercolor paper to an 8 x 10" Canvas, and used Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons from a previous kit to color in a yellow wash across the background. I then stenciled paint from this month's Color Add On around some of the edges and used 49 and Market stamps from the Elements Add On and Store to create a grungy mixed media background. I also brushed on several colors of Distress Oxide Inks and edged the canvas with Pan Pastels.

The word "Dream" seen in the full project photo was created by placing sticker letters on the watercolor paper, then coloring and stamping over them. Heat them a little with your heat tool for easy removal. Once removed, I used a fine tip marker to doodle around the letters and brushed watered down paint across them to color.

I adore these flower die cuts in the Main Kit BoBunny Noteworthy set, paired with a single Prima dimensional flower from the Flower Add On. I started out with mostly dimensional flowers, but realized that it took the focus away from the beautiful princess, so these die cut flowers ended up being a perfect complement without drawing too much attention from our girl. I've also scattered a few of the sweet butterfly die cuts around the canvas.

I snipped the gorgeous Blue Fern Studio Curling Corner Chipboard from the Elements Add on in half and covered it in three layers of embossing powder, heated between each coat. I started with completely covering it with white embossing, then with glittered Cotton Candy embossing powder that mostly covers the piece, then light sprinkles of Raspberry Sherbet from my stash. By partially covering with the second and third layers, you can see hints of all three colors.

Supply List
June Scraps of Elegance Main Kit
BoBunny Serendipity Noteworthy Die Cuts

Creativity Add On
Prima Princess Stamp: Aubrey
Royal & Langnickel 9x12" Watercolor Artist Pad
Prima Sweet Pastels Watercolor Pencils

Elements
Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Curling Corner
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp: Scripted Squared

Floral Add On
Prima Glenna Flowers

Color Add On
Prima Art Alchemy Soft Satin Metallique Acrylic Paint

Items from the SOE Store
Prima Art Alchemy Soft Satin Metallique Acrylic Paint
Not currently available, other paints can be found HERE:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder: Snow
Not currently available, other embossing powder can be found HERE:

Previous Kits
January 2016: Winsor Newton 8x10" Canvas Board
May 2016: Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Vintage Rose Acrylic Paint
April 2016: Prima Artist Quality Water Soluble Oil Pastel Crayons set
October 2015: Prima - Watercolor Pencils - Spring & Fall Set

Other Products
Tim Holtz with ideology ~ Clippings Stickers
Fancy Pants ~ Babe - Alpha Stickers
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber; Wilted Violet; Worn Lipstick; Iced Spruce; Cracked Pistachio
Tsukineko ~ Versafine Ink - Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Raspberry Sherbet
Sanford ~ Prismacolor - Watercolor Pencil, Lilac
Kuretake ~ Zig - Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Stabilo ~ All - Aquarellable, Black
PanPastel ~ Violet Tint, Magenta Shade
Sakura ~ Pigma Micron - 005 Black Pen
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Art Is
Stampendous ~ Cling Stack Art Stamps - Regal Bird
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Water Brush with Fine Detailer Nib
Bostitch ~ Quiet Sharp 6 - Pencil Sharpener
Claritystamp ~ Stencil Brushes



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mixed Media 1st Birthday Card for ScrapBerry's

 

Welcome to my creative space!

I have a very special card to share with you today. Our little granddaughter is only 6 months old, but I just had to pull out ScrapBerry's oh so adorable My Little Star Collection to created a First Birthday card for her. The way she's growing, that birthday will be here before I know it!

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Tips and Techniques 
This adorable little bunny pushing her doll stroller is fussy cut from the My Little Star Growing Up Tags/Cards page. I used 3D Zots to pop her up off the background. The sweet cluster next to her is created with ScrapBerry's Cherry Blossoms. I tucked in the darling polymer banner along with resin flowers and bits of bling from the Curls for Wedding Set.

I've added a bit of mixed media texture to the background with stenciled molding paste, bits of cheese cloth, and prills scattered around the cluster. A little dry brushed gesso softens things nicely.

This card with a number 1 candle and the birthday sentiment worked perfectly. To add a bit of bling, I placed ScrapBerry's Kid's Fun Epoxy Brads into two of the balloons and adhered a resin flower to the middle one.

Does someone special in your life have a birthday coming up (or down the road)? I hope you've been inspired to grab your ScrapBerry's products and create a one of a kind card for them.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
My Little Star Collection ~ Pretty in Pink (SCB220607302)
My Little Star Collection ~ Growing Up Tags/Cards (SCB220607308B)

Kids’Fun ~ Metal Frames Set (SCB34001064)
Kids’Fun ~ Epoxy Brads Set (SCB340910)
Kids’Fun ~ Polymer Items Set (SCB26001011)
Versailles ~ Set of Chrysanthemums - (SCB250001088)
Curls for Wedding 1 (SCB250001078)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia 5cm (SCB290111)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - light-Rose (SCB300202)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Pink & White (SCB300204)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Violet (SCB300207)

Other Products
Dovecraft ~ Sweet Paris - Stick Pins (Heart)
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Girlie Grunge Gauze
US Art Quest ~ Mini Prills - Tu-Tu Pink, Minnie Pearls
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Doily Stencil
Therm-o-Web ~ Zots - 3D
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Time to Dream" Summery Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

Mixed Media Card, Summer, by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's

Welcome to my creative space!

The hot summer weather has settled in here in Ohio, so I've created this card with a cool, beachy feel featuring ScrapBerry's beautiful Tropics Collection. With the "Time to Dream" sentiment from the Tropics Cards page, this sweet card can be used for a variety of events from graduations and birthdays, to celebrating a special accomplishment. It's always nice to have a few cards in my stash that I can grab and send when needed for one of those special occasions.

The theme of the July/August challenge at ScrapBerry's is summer.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog to check out all the
gorgeous inspiration by the design team.
You can find all the challenge details HERE.

FTC Disclosure: I am currently working as a freelance designer for ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of these products and will not recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.

Tips and Techniques
Mixed Media Card, Summer, by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's
The focal point of this sweet cluster includes the beautiful ScrapBerry's Rose and Cherry Blossom flowers. I've also tucked in a Seaside Polymer Seashell and Floral Embroidery Crystal Sticker to complete the beachy summer feel.

For a light and airy look, I stamped the background with ScrapBerry's Butterflies Wings stamp, stenciled opposite corners with a flourish design, and misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Bells of Ireland Green Starburst. When that was completely dry, I dry brushed with white gesso.

Mixed Media Card, Summer, by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's
Of course no card is complete without a little bling, so I sprinkled Minnie Pearls Prills and Shaved Ice Fragments in and around the cluster.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Tropics Collection ~ Cards (SCB220609407b)
Tropics Collection ~ Sapphire Sky (SCB220609403)
Tropics Collection ~ A Special Guest (SCB220609405)

Seaside ~ Set of Polymer Items - Seaside 3 (SCB26001016)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom ~ Blue and White (SCB300210)
Paper Flowers ~ Curly Rose - Ivory (SCB280602)
Crystal Stickers Decoration ~ Floral Embroidery (SCB53000007)
Set of clear stamps ~ Butterflies – Wings (SCB4907003B)

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamen - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 3.5cm Gardenias - White
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Shaved Ice Fragments
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Lindy’s stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Bells of Ireland Green
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Ornate
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~