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.

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 ~


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the gears and wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow!! This is stunning Tracey!! I love the earthy tones and the rust effect looks amazing!! The wings, the hearts, all the different styles of gears and the clocks .. you have blended it all together so beautifully! I love the styling of your main photo too! The rusty spanner is the perfect prop! Love this!! hugs xx

  3. Gorgeous, Tracey! You always amaze me! Hugs, Barbara

  4. This looks amazing I love the aged look you have achieved with the cogs and gears.. love the wings too...


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