Saturday, February 10, 2018

Precious Moments Forever Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

Mixed media sympathy card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima Finnabair waxes and art mediums, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst MIsts, Distress Ink, and Art Anthology Stencil.
Welcome to my creative space!

My dear sister lost her beloved kitty recently. She had Trixie for 18 years, and she was a special part of her family. I created this special sympathy card for her featuring ScrapBerry's A Furry Little Story Collection. The tiger striped kitten looks just like Trixie and so perfect for this card.

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Mixed media sympathy card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima Finnabair waxes and art mediums, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst MIsts, Distress Ink, and Art Anthology Stencil.
This sweet cluster includes ScrapBerry's Peach Gardenia, Blue & White Cherry Blossoms, Skeleton Leaves, Flair Button, Winds of Travel Clock, White Shabby Ribbon which I colored, and a sentiment stamped with the Elegy Precious Moments set.

Of course I had to add mixed media textures. I used the gorgeous Art Anthology Keyhole Stencil with Prima Light Paste to create texture, then added colors pulled from the sweet pillow and crown using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists. Microbeads, Prills, and Mica Flakes are added around the cluster for additional texture.

Mixed media sympathy card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima Finnabair waxes and art mediums, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst MIsts, Distress Ink, and Art Anthology Stencil.
The kitten looks like she is playfully batting at something, so I added this Elegy Polymer Butterfly which I colored with several shades of creamy Prima Finnabair art wax.

Here's a little tip. I always brush my background papers with clear gesso - mostly to reduce warping. Here's another great benefit. When spritzing color mist, I covered the little kitty in teal. Not a great color for a cat, but since I had brushed over her with clear gesso, I was able to use a damp paper towel to dab off all of the teal color to save my project.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
A Furry Little Story Collection ~ Yes, I Am A Princess (SCB220608902)
Elegy ~ Set of Polymer Items - Butterfly
Winds of Travel ~ Set of Clocks - Black and Beige
№ 2 Forever ~ Set of embellishments (SCB340001090)
Elegy ~ Set of Stamps - Precious Memories
Shabby ribbon ~ 10 MM White (SCB510101)
Skeleton leaves ~ dual-tone - Rubber tree, Silver-Natural (SCB300507)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Blue & White (SCB300210)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia 5cm Peach/White (SCB290114)

Other Products
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - White Gold
Iced Enamels ~ Inclusions - Shattered Mica, Bronze
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Sage Advice
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff ~ Joe’s Prime Really Good Clear Gesso
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Basics - Light Paste, Opaque 
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax, Red Amber
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax, Brushed Iron
Prima ~ Finnabair Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Wax, Vintage Silk
Tsukineko ~ VersaFine - Onyx Black
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Evergreen Bough, Gathered Twigs
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - California Poppy Gold, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Red Hot Poker Orange, Bayou Boogie Gold
Art Anthology ~ 6x9 Stencils - Keyhole
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, January 27, 2018

"You + Me" Grungy Mixed Media Valentine for ScrapBerry's

Welcome to my creative space!

I have a new ScrapBerry's project to share with you. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but my husband isn't into girly pink hearts, so I really enjoy coming up with ideas on how to show my love with a more grungy look. Here's my Valentine card for him featuring ScrapBerry's fabulously masculine Adventure Awaits and Words Live Forever Collections. I've also used ScrapBerry's gorgeous Silver Wings and a polymer heart from the Vintage Circus Collection.

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The background is a sheet from the 6x6" Adventure Awaits collection. The Memos page from the Words Live Forever collections has wonderful vintage paper pieces along with the  clock that I cut out and layered in the center of the card. The edges are inked to give a grungy vintage feel. The Vintage Circus Polymer Heart was brushed with black gesso, then texture added with Prima Mini Art Stones in soft matte gel.

The ScrapBerry's Metal Wings are a focal point centered with a corrugated heart in theme with Valentine's Day. I have quite a collection of gears and masculine embellishments. I have a pulled an assortment of gears, and assorted pieces to arrange around the heart and sentiment. Before adhering, I painted everything with black gesso. Once the elements were in place, I brushed with Prima Rust and Patina Effect Paste, then rubbed with several colors of Prima art wax to bring out the amazing textures. Around the edges I've added texture with Prima Art Stones, mica flakes, and Prima microbeads.

I simply adore the woodgrain and gear images on the background paper.

It makes my day when I find an old rusty washer laying on the ground. My dear friend Valerie mentioned my obsession with rusty washers to her husband, and he now collects them for me as well. This washer is one of those sweet finds.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Adventure Awaits ~ Paper Set 6x6” (SCB220610509x)
Words Live Forever Collection ~ Memos (SCB220609307)
Vintage Circus ~ Performance Polymer Items (SCB26002010)
Metal Embellishments ~ Set of Wings, Silver (SCB341101)

Other Products
Corrugated Cardboard from cardboard box
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets: Clock Parts
Prima ~ Finnabair Mechanicals - Stars
Bead Landing ~ Gears
Prima ~ Art ExtraVagance - Art Stones - regular and mini
Miscellaneous Chipboard Pieces
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Chipboard - Watch Parts
Spare Parts ~ Mini Light Bulbs
Other Miscellaneous Rusty Washer, Gears and Trinkets ~ Stash
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Gesso Clear; Heavy Gesso Black
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Soft Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz - Distress Ink: Ground Espresso; Vintage Photo; Gathered Twigs
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Prima ~ Art ExtraVagance - Rust Effect Paste; Patina Effect Paste
Prima ~ Art ExtraVagance -  Microbeads - Copper
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Bronzed Mica
Prima ~ Art Alchemy Wax - Metallique: Brushed Iron; Aged Brass; Vintage Gold
Prima ~ Art Alchemy Wax - Antique Brilliance: Mystic Turquoise
Sizzix ~ Heart Dies
Helmar ~ Premioum Craft Glue
ScrapBook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small, Black

~ Blessings ~
Tracey

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Valentine Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards for ScrapBerry's

Mixed media Valentine artist trading cards (ATC) by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using FInnabair Prima Waxes, Prills, Viva Croco Crackle, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  http://bit.ly/2DgtuTt
Welcome to my creative space!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so for my first ScrapBerry's project of 2018, I created three sweet Valentine themed artist trading cards featuring the gorgeous Cherished Jewels Collection with colors that are just perfect for this sweet holiday.

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Mixed media Valentine artist trading cards (ATC) by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using FInnabair Prima Waxes, Prills, Viva Croco Crackle, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  http://bit.ly/2DgtuTt
I trimmed down one of the cards from the Tags Romance & Tiaras page to fit this ATC and adhered it to the card with 3D matte gel. I added a layer of crackle to the corners. Once the crackle was dry, I stamped a flourish with the Elegy clear stamp set in coordinating permanent ink. The texture is spritzed with a color spray to highlight the crackle, then rubbed with several colors of wax. The cluster features a ScrapBerry's Clove Lilac Paper Flower highlighted with gold wax and a Wedding Resin Chrysanthemum.

Mixed media Valentine artist trading cards (ATC) by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using FInnabair Prima Waxes, Prills, Viva Croco Crackle, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  http://bit.ly/2DgtuTt
I cut two ACT sized pieces from one of the 6x6" papers to create this and the next cards. I spread the crackle paste around the design elements on the paper, allowing them to show through. I found the delicate heart chipboard at Michaels and covered it with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel. The gold and glitter in this enamel pair so perfectly with the rest of the card. 

Mixed media Valentine artist trading cards (ATC) by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using FInnabair Prima Waxes, Prills, Viva Croco Crackle, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  http://bit.ly/2DgtuTt
I picked a couple sentiments from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment collection and rubbed them with waxes to distress and color. A few white Prills around the hearts finish off these mixed media Valentines.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Cherished Jewels ~ Tags Romance & Tiaras (SCB220612007B)
Cherished Jewels ~ Paper Collection 6x6” (SCB220612008X)
Paper Flowers ~ Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Lilac (SCB280405)
Set of chrysanthemums ~ Wedding 2 Resin (SCB250001091)
Elegy ~ Decorative Stamps Set - Precious Memories (SCB4904020b)

Other Products
Mat Board - White (Cut to ATC size) Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology - Small Talk
Recollections ~ Mixed Media Chipboard - Hearts
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Chipboard/Metal/Sequins
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Plum
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour - Transparent
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax, Amethyst Magic
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold, Rose Gold
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Iris Potion
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Raspberry, Primrose
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel - Shabby Pink
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, January 5, 2018

Mixed Media Thank You Card for ScrapBerry's

Tracey Sabella Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's, Blue Fern Studios Chipboard, Prills - http://bit.ly/2CFxRdG
Welcome to my creative space.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years with friends and family. I received such lovely gifts for Christmas and wanted to express my thanks with a handcrafted card. Today I'm sharing a mixed media card created with ScrapBerry's beautiful "Home Sweet Home" collection along with more of their embellishments and flowers.

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Tracey Sabella Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's, Blue Fern Studios Chipboard, Prills - http://bit.ly/2CFxRdG
I found a little sentiment stamp to fit this Laurel Wreath Charm. I stamped onto white cardsock, adhered the charm, then trimmed the paper around the edge. Gorgeous ScrapBerry's flowers form this lovely cluster with a polymer bird, resin flowers and a crystal sticker from the Elegy collection tucked into the edges.

Tracey Sabella Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's, Blue Fern Studios Chipboard, Prills - http://bit.ly/2CFxRdG
I stamped randomly on the background with ScrapBerry's Fairy Tale Stamps and spattered with white ink, then filled in around the cluster with chunky glass glitter and Prills. To soften the flowers, I dry brushed with white gesso.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Home Sweet Home ~ 6x6” Paper Collection (SCB220610209x)
Winter Joy ~ Pearl Swirl 2 (SCB25002040)
French Journey ~ Set of Chrysanthemums (SCB250001092)
Fairy Tale ~ Set Polymer Items (SCB26002012)
Elegy ~ Crystal Stickers (SCB53000003)
Charms Set ~ Laurel Wreath (SCB250116179)
Set of Leaves ~ Cedar White SCB300609)
Paper Flowers ~ 5cm Gardenia - Light Purple (SCB290111)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - White & Blue (SCB300215)
Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Lilac
Paper Flowers - Curly Rose – Lilac (SCB280605)
Fairy Tale ~ Set of Stamps (SCB4904025)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White, Stash
Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Frolic Mesh
US ArtQuest ~ Prill - Minnie Pearls
Stampedous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Lavender
Golden ~ Soft Gel Medium
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Whispers ~ Embossing Powder - Baby Blue
Blue Fern Studios ~ Imagine Ink - Embossing Powder, Summer Breeze
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Close to My Heart ~ Clear Stamps - Short & Sweet Sentiments

~ Blessings ~
Tracey