Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mixed Media Floral Spring Box for ScrapBerry's



Welcome back to my creative space! Today I'm sharing a mixed media spring floral box featuring ScrapBerry's gorgeous In Bloom Collection paired with lovely blossoms, resin and polymer pieces.

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
A mix of gorgeous ScrapBerry's Cherry Blossoms and Stemmed Lily's with a few flowers and leaves from my stash for a floral spring bouquet to decorate the top of the box. The paper mache box is covered with In Bloom Abundance paper.

The lovely ScrapBerry's French Journey polymer clock and Fairy Tale resin daisies are tucked into the cluster.

I embossed craft metal adhered to a piece of chipboard with a floral design to coordinate with the paper. It was brushed with white gesso, allowed to dry, then randomly rubbed with crackle paint across the surface. I let this sit over night to allow the crackle to dry naturally, then spritzed with two colors of mist.  I also added texture around the cluster with Prills.

**Tip**
If you will be applying gesso or acrylic paint to craft metal, be sure to lightly sand the
surface before embossing to help the gesso stick to the surface.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
In Bloom ~ Abundance (SCB220608810)
Fairy Tale ~ Set of Flowers 1 (Resin) (SCB25002019)
French Journey ~ Set of polymer items 3 (SCB26001010)
Cherry Blossom ~ Violet (SCB300207)
Cherry Blossom ~ Light-Rose (SCB300202)
Stemmed Lily ~ White and Pink (SCB290403)

Other Products
Craft Metal ~ Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Magnolias - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Hip Rosebuds - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Gypsophila Flowers - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Bead Berry Spray Clusters - Baby Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Lily Flowers - Mixed Colour
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Large Wild Rosebuds - Baby Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Roses - 2-tone Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms - Mixed Pastel
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Leaves - white
Floral Lace ~ Stash
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls; Hot Mama
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Viva Decor ~ Crackle Paint - White
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Blush, Primrose
Prima ~ Metal Dies - Leaves #572839
Cricut Cuttlebug ~ Anna Griffin - Embossing Folder, Poppy
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Krylon ~ Spray Adhesive - All Purpose
Sizzix ~ Big Shot


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Beautiful" Baby Mixed Media Layout and Technique VIDEO TUTORIAL with February Scraps of Elegance Kit


Welcome to my creative space. I have a new project and technique video tutorial to share with you today created with the fabulous Scraps of Elegance "Watercolor Wishes" February Kit.

It's such a delight to create layouts for our sweet granddaughter who is a week old in this photo. The February Kit featuring gorgeous 49 and Market paper and flowers paired with beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard worked so perfectly for this sweet photo.

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.

I've created a technique video sharing how to achieve the
crackled/mixed media finish on the chipboard used for this layout.

Enjoy!


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Here's the fabulous Watercolor Wishes February Scraps of Elegance Kit:


Additional add ons and kit details can be viewed HERE.


Here are a few detail photos of the chipboard and layout:










A video tutorial for this sweet butterfly can be viewed HERE.



Supply List

Scraps of Elegance February Watercolor Wishes Main Kit (Sold Out):
49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Collection:  Faded Bloom
49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Collection:  The Patch
Momenta: 4" Bright Watercolor Doilies (4 assorted doilies)
49 and Market: Shimmer & Shine Lilac Fleur Des Champs Flowers
Blue Fern Studios: 'Beautiful' laser-cut chipboard title
2 Silver Heart Sweetheart Charms

Elements Add On:
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard - Butterfly Rings
Prima Love Clippings Say It In Crystals

Mixed Media Creativity Add On:
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamps (4x6"): Gabi's Hibiscus

Floral Add On:
49 and Market Dusty Shale Garden Vine

Color Add On (Sold Out):
Lindy's Stamp Gang Frenchy's Pink Pouf Flat Fabios Mist

From the Scraps of Elegance Store:
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (Clear Gesso, Heavy Gesso - White)
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Floral Lace Trim - Magnolia, Daisy
No longer available. Other Laces and trims can be found HERE.

Previous Kits
January 2016: Poppystamps Die: Theo Butterfly (Memory Box)
January 2016: Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Pearl Glitter Glass

Other Products:
Vintage Dictionary Paper - Stash
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Apatite
Beadies ~ Microbeads - Silver
Faber-Castell ~ Whipped Spackle
Viva Decor ~ Crackle Paint - White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar
TSUKINEKO ~ Versafine - Onyx Black
TSUKINEKO ~ StazOn - Dove Gray
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Screamin’ Banshee Black
Prima Metal Die - Doily 2
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Art Is
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ E-Z Dots - Repositionable
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Spellbinders ~ Tool’n One
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Ranger ~ Heat It - Craft Tool
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5
Darice ~ Foam Stencil Brush

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Spread Your Wings and Fly" Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

Welcome back to my creative space! Today I have a card to share with you that I created with the gorgeous ScrapBerry's Juliet paper collection. I adore how this collection lends itself perfectly to combining a shabby chic style with touches of mixed media.

It's also time for the new March/April ScrapBerry's challenge. The theme is Spring and is open to anyone is the world using ScrapBerry's products. Hop on over the the ScrapBerry's blog HERE for all the details and to be inspired by projects the talented design team has created.

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
The focal point of this sweet card is fabulous ScrapBerry's Flowers. I lightly dry brushed them with white gesso to soften the color. 

I'm trying to use something "old" that's been hanging around my studio for a while (as in years and years) on each project I make. Yes, we all have those treasures in our stash. I picked up a bargain sale pearl and beaded lace cuff several years ago that I thought I'd figure out how to use in my paper crafting. I finally cut it up and tucked pieces into the edges of the cluster. Now, I know you most likely don't have a fancy cuff laying around, but any kind of lace, pearls and beads will get the same effect. Be sure to watch for more bits and pieces of this cuff in future projects.

Several strips are cut from papers in the lovely Juliet collection with the tops and bottoms torn off to place under the flower cluster on the right side of the card for texture. The ScrapBerry's Butterflies Wings clear stamp set is used for the sentiment, "Spread your wings and fly," and I just couldn't resist tucking in a sweet white feather.

The text image from the same set is stamped randomly across the card. I die cut a doily from Juliet paper to tuck beneath the cluster. For visual texture, color mist is spattered across the background. 

I simply adore ScrapBerry's polymer and resin pieces. This sweet rose is from the Colorful Dreams Set. I brushed the piece with white gesso, then spritzed with color mist, and dabbed lightly with brown Distress Ink. Don't you just adore how the color settled down into the crevices? I applied molding paste with two different stencils in layers diagonally across the card and spritzed with color mist and water to highlight the texture. I also scattered a mix of gold microbeads and clear mini marbles around the cluster.

**Tip**
Water based color mediums do not adhere well to polymer or resin. A quick coat of
white gesso that has dried allows the color to cling to the piece.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Juliet ~ Juliet - (SCB220608407)
Juliet ~ Victoria - (SCB220608403)
Juliet ~ Ballerina - (SCB220608401)
Juliet ~ Ballet Shoes - (SCB220608410)

Curls For Wedding 1 (pearls swirl)(SCB250001078)
Set of Polymer Items ~ Colorful Dreams (260001031)
Gardenia ~ Pink  (SCB300107)
Gardenia ~ White  (SCB300103)
Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Pink (SCB280408)
Set of clear stamps ~ Butterflies – Wings

Other Products
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Heart Gears #891794
Prima Flowers ~ Jodie Lee - Butterfly, Aile
Crochet Flowers - Handcrafted
Beadies ~ Mini Marbles
Touch of Nature ~ Feathers - White
Pearl and Beaded Lace Cuff ~ Stash
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Florentine Gold
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Ranger ~ Dina Wakley - Gel Medium
Ranger ~ Archinval Ink - Jet Black
TSUKINEKO ~ Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Blush, Primrose
Prima ~ Metal Die - Doily 2 #572792
Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Flourish, Dot Fade
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape

 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my card!

I hope you've been inspired to pull out your
ScrapBerry's products and create something special.



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~