Monday, September 18, 2017

Mixed Media ATC's and Process VIDEO TUTORIAL with July Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On



Welcome to my creative space!

I have been busy playing with the Creativity Add On Prima IOD Paper Clay and Keyhole Mould along with the Martha Stewart Antique Molds to make some fabulous embellishments. I've used them to create this set of Artist Trading cards along with a process video tutorial sharing all the details from how to use the paper clay and molds, to how I colored these sweet gems with waxes and metallic paints.

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 Country Chic Kit:

Elements Add On:

Floral Add On:

Color Add On:

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Sharing Photo Details:





Product List
July Main Kit
49 and Market Aqua/Teal Roses
Craft Consortium Tell The Bees Cotton Linen Ribbon

 Creativity Add On
Prima IOD Paper Clay
Prima IOD Keyholes Vintage Art Decor Mould
Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Silicone Molds: Antique


Previous Kits
August 2016: Prima/Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Yellow Blue Acrylic Paint
December 2015: Viva Decor Inka Gold: Aquamarine

Other Products
Artist Trading Cards - Cut from Matboard
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Big Chat Word Stickers
DecoArt ~ Metallic Lustre - Fab Fuchsia
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Harlequin Template
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Art Is Stencil
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Liquitex ~ Free-Style - Small Knife #14
Sculpey ~ Acrylic Clay Roller



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~ Blessings ~

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Dream On" Mixed Media Altered Frame for ScrapBerry's


Welcome to my creative space! 

Today I have an altered frame to share with you featuring gorgeous ScrapBerry's flowers, stamps, and the Nature's Spirit Collection. I'm always on the look out for things to alter and recently found this wire flower pot frame in a thrift store. It was silver with dated enameled wire tulips across the top. I changed the color with alcohol inks and added beautiful ScrapBerry's products to transform it into a trendy mixed media home decor piece.

Football is a popular sport in northeast Ohio. My sister started a tradition back when our son was born, giving him his first Cleveland Browns outfit (our local team). When his daughter was born, of course she just had to give her a little Cleveland Browns cheerleader romper. Our daughter-in-law took this sweet photo of the two of them dressed for the start of football season recently, and I couldn't resist using the team's brown and orange colors to decorate the frame for this sweet photo that I will be giving to her.

The theme of the September/October challenge at ScrapBerry's is Autumn Splendor.
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  
I've featured Brown Curly Roses paired with Yellow and Orange Stemmed Lilies across the top of the frame. I die cut the leaves from one of the Nature's Spirit sheets in the 6x6" pad, crinkled them, and rubbed with ink to highlight the texture. They fit perfectly over the metal leaves that are part of the frame. For added texture and to hide the wire stems, I added pearls and prills.

 
I just adore these sweet leaves from ScrapBerry's Free Spirit stamp set. I stamped them onto white cardstock with permanent black ink, fussy cut, then blended blue and green Stains Ink Pads over them to color along with a little bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add a grungy feel. The resulting teal color pairs perfectly with the orange and brown flowers and "rusty" flower pot.

This sentiment from the Dream On Set is stamped and colored the same way as the feathers. Rather than fussy cutting, I tore around the words, then colored. And ahem, yes, the browns haven't had a winning season in a decade and only won a single game last year, so this sentiment is perfect!

ScrapBerry's Supply List

Nature’s Spirit 6x6 Paper Collection(SCB220610009x)

Set of clear stamps - Dream On (SCB4907109)
Set of clear stamps - Free Spirit (SCB4907107)
Stains Ink Pad Brown - (SCB1210508)
Stains Ink Pad Green - (SCB1210505)
Stains Ink Pad Blue - (SCB1210503)
Stemmed Lily - Yellow & Orange (SCB290405)
Paper Flowers - Curly Rose – Brown (SCB280610)

Other Products
Flower Pot Frame (Thrift Store)
Prima ~ Memory Hardware - Pearls #990381
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Express-O Yourself
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Rust; Expresso
Ranger ~ Archival Ink
Dina Wakley Media ~ Gel Medium
Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Susan’s Garden - Woodland Leaves, Steel Cutting Die
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Back, Small
Beacon ~ 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Happy" Mixed Media Baby Layout and Process VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance July Kit

Hi everyone, it's Tracey back with a new Mixed Media layout and process video tutorial featuring the gorgeous "Country Chic" Scraps of Elegance July Kit. Our darling granddaughter enjoys her tree swing by the lake as you can see by her captivating smile. This 49 & Market Cottage Life paper creates a perfect backdrop 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.

 Techniques I share include: creating a textured background; floral stamped hearts; grungy ribbon color; painted elements; and a stamped border.

Enjoy the video!


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Scraps of Elegance Country Chic 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/

Close-Ups:









Product List
July Scraps of Elegance Main Kit
49 and Market Cottage Life Collection:  Rooster Row
Craft Consortium Tell The Bees Cotton Linen Ribbon

Elements Add On
49 and Market Cottage Life Layered Embellishments
Blue Fern Studios Clear Stamps: Country Garden
Scrapberry's Elegy Metal Charms

Floral Add On
49 and Market Pina Colada Floral Mixology

Color Add On
Lindy's Stamp Gang Tweedle Dee Denim Flat Fabio Mist
Prima Color Philosophy Midnight Blue Stackable Ink Pad

SOE Store
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Crackle Texture Stamp Set
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (Clear)
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Royal Red
BoBunny Secret Garden Brads
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Deep Waters
No longer available. Prima Acrylic paint can be found HERE.
Ken Oliver Vintage Heart & Key Charms
Prima Floral Lace Trim: Magnolia Daisy
No longer available. Similar lace can be found HERE.

Previous Kits
May 2017: Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Arrow Words
November 2016: Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Small Poinsettias
January 2016: Loew-Cornell: Woodsies Heart Shapes
November 2015: Prima - 1.5 Yard Lace Trim - Plumeria

Other Products
Prima ~ Magnolia Trims - Posey
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Mini Art Stones
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Prima ~ 6”x6” Stencil - Stone Wall 3 #575953
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Foam Dot Scraps
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Sprayer
Liquitex ~ Freestyle - Small Knife #14
Darice ~ Heat Tool



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Monday, August 28, 2017

Japanese Dreams Floral Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's



Welcome to my creative space!

I'm sharing a sweet card featuring the ScrapBerry's Japanese Dreams Collection along with gorgeous flowers, ribbon and resin pieces. I like to have a few cards in my stash ready to go for any event, so I'll add a quick sentiment at a later time.

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.

Close-Ups
I used a variety of Scrapberry's Chrysanthemun, Cherry Blossoms, and Stemmed Lilies to create a floral cluster. A double loop bow is tied with Light Pink Shabby Ribbon. You can see a resin flower, flair button, and crystal sticker tucked in to fill out the cluster and the polymer flourish is rubbed with gold wax to highlight the texture. Sisal fiber and Prills from my stash are added for texture.

I used a Winter Joy Pearl Sticker Applique to create a butterfly trail for this sweet diecut butterfly.

The background is stenciled with a script image and molding paste onto the background and spritzed with gold and pink color spray to highlight.

A video tutorial showing how to create these butterflies can be found HERE.

One final look.

ScrapBerry's Supply List
Japanese Dreams Collection ~ Lucky Koi (SCB220610602)
Fairy Tale ~ Set of Resin Flowers (SCB25002020)
Versailles ~ Set of Polymer Items (SCB26001013)
Floral Embroidery ~ Crystal Stickers (SCB53000007)
Winter Joy ~ Pearl Sticker Applique (SCB25002040)
№ 4 Love ~ Set of Embellishments (SCB340001095)
Paper Flowers ~ 5cm Gardenia - *pink* (SCB290103)
Shabby Ribbon ~ Light Pink 15mm (SCB510106)
Paper Flowers ~ Chrysanthemum (SCB291403)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Pink & White (SCB300204)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - Violet (SCB300329)
Paper Flowers ~ Stemmed Lily - White (SCB290403)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Cream - Stash
Dovecraft ~ Back to Basics - Bright Spark Doilies
Sisal Fiber
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Mulberry Flowers - 25mm Cottage Rose, Mixed Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ English Roses - Mixed Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 35mm Trellis Roses - Mixed Pink Tones
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie (Sequins)
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls, Tu-Tu Pink
Prima ~ Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Blush
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot ~ Glimmer Spray - Gold
Viva Decor ~ Inka-Gold - Old Silver
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Mica Powdr, Vintage Pink; Gold Opal Magic
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Micro Beads, Blush
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Art Is
Prima ~ Metal Dies - Leaves #572839
Poppy  ~ Theo butterfly
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

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!


Please subscribe to my channel HERE.

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



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~ Blessings ~