Saturday, June 24, 2017



Welcome to my creative space!

I have a sweet summer birthday card to share with you featuring Scrapberry's  bold and beautiful Mediterranean Dreams Collection. I just adored working with these fabulous summery colors.

Please don't forget!
ScrapBerry's is hosting a family themed challenge during May and June.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog for all the challenge details
and inspiration by the talented design team 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.

Close-ups
  
 I've used two sheets of the gorgeous Mediterranean Dreams 6x6 Paper Collection for the card base and border. The Borders page had a strip that included the lovely blue flowers that I fussy cut and tucked into the cluster. I added Prills to the flower centers for added texture. The dream sentiment is cut from the Cards 1 page and placed it on a chipboard element to pop it up and create a focal point.

 
Don't you simply adore texture? To color the molding paste, I rubbed Blue Stains Ink onto a craft mat and mixed it into the paste to create a perfectly colored paste to coordinate with the card colors. I used a stencil with a circular design to place this beautiful ScrapBerry's Floral Embroidery Crystal Sticker as well as a few clear domes from my stash. I've also scattered some Prills and chunky glitter for added texture.

 
The beautiful metal Rosebud Charm and Fairy Tale Resin Flower are painted with gesso, then colored with Blue Stains Ink.

To soften, I've dry brushed gesso lightly across the background as well as over the flowers and leaves.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Mediterranean Dreams Collection ~ Cards 1 (SCB220609507B)
Mediterranean Dreams Collection ~ Borders (SCB220609506)
Mediterranean Dreams ~ 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220609509X)
Charms set ~ Rosebud 18mm (SCB250122474)
Fairy Tale ~ Set of Polymer Items - Birds (SCB26002012)
Crystal Stickers Decoration ~ Floral Embroidery (SCB53000007)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom ~ White and Blue (SCB300215)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom ~ Blue and White (SCB300210)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia 5cm - Cream & Orange (SCB290107)
Paper Flowers ~ Set of Leaves - (SCB300603)
Stains Ink ~ Blue (SCB1210503)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Black - Stash
Prima ~ Lyric - Decorative Frames
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset - Vintage Trinkets #960353
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Clock Parts #891664
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Clock Hands
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Watch Parts Chipboard
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear
Liquitex ~ Black Lava
Golden ~ Soft Gel - Matte
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Power Outage, Silver Lining
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter, Sterling
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Embossing Powder - Midnight Gold
Ranger ~ Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Ranger ~ Archival Ink
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Time Travel, Mini Sketch Grid
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - Black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thing 3D Foam Squares - Black
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Hampton Arts ~ Stamp Perfect
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush

 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Steampunk Father's Day Card for ScrapBerry's



Welcome to my creative space!

Father's Day is just around the corner and my husband has always been such a wonderful dad! To celebrate this special day, I've created a steampunk themed card for him featuring ScrapBerry's Words Live Forever Collection. I just adore the opportunity to create masculine projects like this!

Please don't forget!
ScrapBerry's is hosting a family themed challenge during May and June.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog for all the challenge details
and inspiration by the talented design team 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 hand cut this fabulous stopwatch from the Words Live Together Stopwatches page and popped it up with foam tape to tuck the ScrapBerry's Silver Set of Wings coming out from under each side. I topped it with a chipboard gear from my stash that I heat embossed with dark gold embossing powder and metal clock hands. 

I used the ScrapBerry's Butterflies Wings Clear Stamps to accent around the paper edge for a grungy border. To add texture I adhered silver chunky glass glitter and Prills below the clock.

 
This paper is perfect for a masculine card. The Holiday Romance Chipboard Elements No. 3 collection includes this fabulous arrow. It's so quick and easy to give chipboard a metallic look by heat setting with gold or silver embossing powder.

The grungy background is created by stenciling a grid design with Black Lava Gel Medium. For a subtle touch, I used grey ink to stencil clock designs onto the background paper as well. 

 ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Words Live Forever Collection ~ Stopwatches (SCB220609308)
Words Live Forever ~ 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220609310X)

Set of clear stamps ~ Butterflies – Wings (SCB4907003B)
Metal Embellishments ~ Set of wings - silver (SCB341101)
Holiday Romance Chipboard Elements No. 3 (SCB62000106B)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Black - Stash
Prima ~ Lyric - Decorative Frames
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset - Vintage Trinkets #960353
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, Clock Parts #891664
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects - Clock Hands
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Watch Parts Chipboard
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear
Liquitex ~ Black Lava
Golden ~ Soft Gel - Matte
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Power Outage, Silver Lining
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter, Sterling
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Embossing Powder - Midnight Gold
Ranger ~ Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Ranger ~ Archival Ink
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Time Travel, Mini Sketch Grid
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - Black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thing 3D Foam Squares - Black
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Hampton Arts ~ Stamp Perfect
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Precious Moments" Mixed Media Layout and Process VIDEO TUTORIAL with the April Scraps of Elegance Kit



Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing another project and process video tutorial from the gorgeous April Scraps of Elegance "A Song Of Spring" Kit. I took this sweet photo of our little granddaughter's feet when she was a week old. I did a little Photoshop work by converting the photo to black and white emphasizing these darling feet by leaving them in color. The gorgeous paper and elements in this kit couldn't be more perfect to create a shabby mixed media layout for this precious photo. 

I just adore including handcrafted touches on my projects, so used the leaf image from the 49 and Market Gabi's 49 Texture Stamp Set from the Scraps of Darkenss Store along with the Sage Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker from the Creativity Add On to create watercolor leaves to tuck into my flower cluster. All the details are 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.

In this process video tutorial learn how to:
 ~ Create handcrafted watercolor leaves
~ Prepare your background paper for mixed media with clear gesso
~ Create texture with stencils and modeling paste
~ Add texture to acrylic layered flowers with Prills
~ Add texture with glitter shards and Prills

Enjoy!


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Scraps of Elegance April "A Song Of Spring" Main Kit 

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

Close-Ups:






Supply List
Main Kit:
49 and Market Scents of Nature Collection:  Hold On Me
ScrapBerry's Exquisite Embellishments #4 Love

Elements Add On:

49 and Market Wings & Things Layered Embellishments
Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Ephemera Die Cuts
Ice Resin Primrose German Glitter Glass Shards

Creativity Add On:

Spectrum Noir Vintage Bloom Sparkle Markers (Sage)

Floral Add On:

49 and Market Shimmer & Shine Ivory Melange Flowers
49 and Market Shimmer & Shine Lilac Jardin Secret

Color Add On:

Prima Brunch Sangria Color Philosophy Stackable Ink Pad

Items from Our Store:49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Texture Stamp Set
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Circle Stitch Stamp Set
49 And Market Shimmer & Shine Flowers: Lilac Fleurs Des Champs
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Prima Love Clippings Say It In Crystals
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (White, Clear)


Other Products
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Rusty Typo Zippers #891565
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Heart Gears #891794
TSUKINEKO ~ Versamark - Watermark Stamp Pad
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
EK Success ~ Powder Tool
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Sheet Music
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun
Ranger ~ Heat-it Craft Tool
Hampton Arts ~ Stamp Perfect



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Enjoy Every Moment" Mixed Media Art Journal Pages with the April Scraps of Elegance Kit



Welcome to my creative space!

I've created these shabby mixed media art journal pages featuring the Scraps of Elegance April Kit and have a process video tutorial to share filled with the techniques I used. The Creativity Add On is so much fun to work with. The 7gypsies Architextues Book pages are on a ring. I adore that you can mix and match the gorgeous page designs and that they can be easily removed for creating. I also enjoyed using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and Prima Color Philosophy Ink (Color Add On) as "watercolors" to paint stamped floral images onto the background with the 49 and Market Enjoy Every Moment Stamp.

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.

In this process video tutorial learn how to:
~ Use ink and marker to watercolor a stamped background image
~ Color modeling paste
~ Create layered texture with stencils and modeling paste
~ Create visual interest with background stamping
~ Dry brush with gesso to highlight texture
~ Paint and ink chipboard for a grungy effect
~ Tear and ink edges
~ Add shadows around torn sentiment pieces with watercolor pencil
~ Add texture with glitter shards and Prills

Enjoy!


Please subscribe to my channel HERE.

The fabulous Creativity Add On:


Scraps of Elegance April "A Song Of Spring" Main Kit 

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

Close-Ups:









Supply List
Creativity Add On:
7 Gypsies Architextures Vintage Pink Single Ring Mix & Match Book 6"X9"
Spectrum Noir Vintage ABloom Sparkle Markers
49 and Market Valerie’s Enjoy Every Moment Stamp (4×6)

Elements Add On:
Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Ephemera Die Cuts
Ice Resin Primrose German Glitter Glass Shards

Floral Add On:
Prima Wild & Free Free Spirited Flowers

Color Add On:
Prima Brunch Sangria Color Philosophy Stackable Ink Pad
Prima Art Alchemy Iris Potion Sparks Acrylic Paint

SOE Store:
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp Set
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Daisies Stamp Set
US Artquest Prills - I'm A-Maized
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (White, Clear)

Previous Kits:
November 2016: Prima Art Alchemy Gold Rush Acrylic Paint
May 2016: Prima Art Basics Double Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 (3 pcs)
October 2015: Prima - Watercolor Pencils - Spring & Fall Set

Other Products:
Dusty Attic ~ Small #6 Scroll DA0579
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
TSUKINEKO ~ StazOn Ink - Dove Gray
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Flourish
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6” Stencil - Mini Sketch Grid
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Prima ~ 4"x8” Stamp Holder Block
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5
Prima ~ Art Basics  - Finnabair Mixed Media Silicone Brush, 2"



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Mom Shabby Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's


Welcome to my creative space!

Our son and his beautiful wife, Rachel, gave birth to our first grandchild earlier this year. I created this card to celebrate her very first Mothers Day featuring ScrapBerry's beautiful Mother's Treasure Collection. I can just imagine sweet Avery playing dress up with her doll in a few short years like the girl on the card. Even though Mothers Day is just past, this sweet card would also work as a baby shower card or to celebrate a birthday or other special event for a little girl.

Please don't forget!
ScrapBerry's is hosting a family themed challenge during May and June.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog for 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
 
The gorgeous focal flower is a ScrapBerry's Light Pink Gardenia. I've surrounded it with smaller roses from my stash and leaves die cut from scraps of paper then rubbed with green ink to color.

Every card needs a little bling, so I cut up a piece of the ScrapBerry's Wedding 1 Curls set to tuck in around the cluster. I've layered the flowers over a twine bow and a doily inked for a vintage look.

The paper layers are distressed with the edge of a scissors blade, then inked to give a vintage feel. I stenciled diagonally across the card for a touch of soft texture and added a few splashes of white ink.

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

 ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Mother’s Treasure Collection ~ 6x6 Paper Collection
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia ~ 7cm Light Pink (SCB290203)
Curls For Wedding 1 (pearls swirl) (SCB250001078

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
Doily ~ Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 20mm Open Roses - Ivory/Pale Pink, White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 15mm Open Roses - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Roses - White
The Twinery ~ Gold Simmer Twine
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Frayed Burlap, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Gold
Higgins Drawing Ink ~ White
Prima ~ Metal Dies - Leaves
Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Flourish
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, May 5, 2017

"Welcome Baby" Mixed Media Layout and Technique VIDEO TUTORIAL with the March Scraps of Elegance Kit



Welcome to my creative space. Our little granddaughter is nearly 3 months old now and just as sweet as can be. I had this photo from her baby shower on my work table the day she was born. It turned out that her newborn photo worked perfectly on the page I had planned out. So now I'm back with a new layout that really works better for this darling photo, a close up of the booties on her shower cake. The pink pairs so beautifully with the browns in the ScrapBerry's Photo Archive Collection papers in the Coordinating Paper Add On. I've also used embellishments and flowers from the Main Kit and Add Ons, as well as items from the Scraps of Elegance Store. You can find a complete product list at the bottom of this post.

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 have a technique video tutorial for you today showing you how to create the Honey Glittered Butterfly embellishments in the top left corner of my layout featuring the fabulous Faber-Castell Honey Resin Kit included in the March Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On. 

Enjoy!


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Here's the Creativity Add On


The lovely Scraps of Elegance "Hello Beautiful" March 2017 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/

Tips and Techniques

Here's a close-up of the Honey Glittered Butterflies.


Such gorgeous flowers are included in the kit and add ons to create clusters around the photo. I softened the color of the paper flowers by dry brushing with gesso. I've also tucked in some beautiful Graphic 45 chipboard and cardstock stickers as well as a crystal stick pin from the Main Kit.


Another flower cluster shot. I added a couple wooden hearts from my stash that I enameled with embossing powder.


This gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Chipboard from a previous kit is also heat set with embossing powder. That's a quick and easy way to create an elegant finish on chipboard pieces. I've used Dina Wakley Gel Medium from the store to adhere Prills and microbeads across the page. The You're Invited sentiment from the cardstock stickers sheet was just perfect for this baby shower layout.


I didn't need to do a thing to this gorgeous steampunk butterfly from the store. I stamped a couple hearts and colored them using the Prima Peony Color Philosophy Ink as a watercolor wash.

Supply List
Main Kit
Graphic 45: Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Prima: Wild & Free Wild Heart Flowers
Lavender blooms
Faceted Crystal Aurora Borealis 3" Pins (3)

Coordinating Paper Add On
ScrapBerry's Photo Archive: Album
ScrapBerry's Photo Archive: Archive

Creativity Add On
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Honey Resin Kit

Elements Add On
Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady collection Journaling Chipboard
Prima Memory Hardware Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace

Floral Add On
Prima Love Clippings Lovelies Roses
Prima Wild & Free Bohemian Summer Flowers
Petaloo Purple Velvet Hydrangeas

Color Add On
Prima Peony Color Philosophy Stackable Ink Pad

SOE Store
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (White, Clear)
Solid Oak Steampunk Collection Metal Butterflies
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste

Previous Kits
2/17: Love Clippings - Say It In Crystals
2/17: Momenta ~ 4” Doilies - Bright Watercolor
5/16: Prima Art Basics Double Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 (3 pcs)
1/16: Poppystamps Die: Cheviot Butterfly
12/15: Blue Fern Studios ~ Framed Trinket

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
Doily ~ White - Stash
Corrugated Board ~ Box Scrap
Darice ~ Finishing Accents - Wood Shapes, Love
Midwest Design ~ Feathers - White
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Tu-Tu Pink
Beadies ~ Microbeads - Silver
Golden ~ Soft Gel
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Autumn Maple Crimson
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Gold, Primrose
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel - Shabby White, Aged Silver
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - Black, White
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Sketch Grid
Prima Cling Stamps ~ Finnabair - Now is the right time
Prima Cling Stamps ~ Finnabair - Trust the magic
Art Tartz Stamps ATS-001
Close To My Heart ~ Short & Sweet Sentiments
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Hampton Arts ~ Stamp Perfect



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"Celebration" Shabby Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's



Welcome to my creative space today! I have a sweet project to share with you today. My darling niece is turning 16, and I created this mixed media card to celebrate her special day. I just adore the gorgeous colors and designs in ScrapBerry's Tropics Collection used for this card.

ScrapBerry's is hosting a family themed challenge during May and June.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog for 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 used a combination of ScrapBerry's fabulous paper, fabric, and resin flowers and leaves to create this sweet focal point. A little dry brushing with white gesso softened them perfectly for the vintage feel I wanted to create.

A triple-loop bow is tied with Peach Shabby Ribbon dry brushed with white gesso to add to the shabby appearance, and a polymer feather is tucked in from the Colorful Dreams set. I brushed the feather with gesso before coloring with touches of ink. Bits of Shaved Ice chips and Prills are added for texture. I added background stamping in diagonal corners with the Fairy Tail Stamp. The sweet pearl flourish is from the Happy Holidays 1 Swirl Set.

The Tropics Card paper is filled with lovely sentiments including this Celebration piece which I distressed along the edges and dry brushed with white gesso.

I layered strips of Wind of Travel, Writings Washi Tape on the background paper before adding stenciling and stamping.

One final view.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List:
Tropics Paper Collection ~ Cards (SCB220609407B)
Tropics Paper Collection Set ~ 6x6” (SCB220609408X)

Set of Polymer Items ~ Colorful Dreams (260001031)
Fairy Tale 1 ~ Set of flowers (resin) (SCB25002018)
Pearl swirl Happy Holidays 1 (SCB25002042)
Wind of Travel ~ Craft/Washi Tape - Writings
Shabby Ribbon ~ Peach (SCB510109)
Paper Flowers ~ Rose – Light Pink (SCB280504)
Paper Flowers ~ Daisy - Pink (SCB280307)
Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Pink (SCB280408)
Paper Flowers ~ Set of Leaves - (SCB300603)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia 5cm - Cream & Orange (SCB290107)
Daises ~ Turquoise (SCB281407)
Fairy Tale ~ Set of Stamps (SCB4904025)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
The Robin’s Nest ~ Dew Drops
Prima ~ Fair Belle Chipboard #950286
Stampendous! ~ Fran-Tage - Shaved Ice
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Art Basics - Light Paste #961404
Prima ~ Fluid Chalk Ink - Teak Wall
Prima ~ Chalk Edger Ink - Rose Bud
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Tile Texture - 6x6 Template
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape - 1/2”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger ~ Heat-it Craft Tool
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush

~ Blessings ~
Tracey


Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vintage Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's


Welcome to my creative space. Today I'm sharing a card that I created for a very special scrapbooking friend who is turning 76 this week. She adores birds, so the gorgeous ScrapBerry's Primavera Collection with these sweet bird images was just perfect for this card. I've also used lots of lovely ScrapBerry's embellishments, which you can read about in my Tips and Techniques section below. 

Don't forget, ScrapBerry's is hosting a spring themed challenge through the end of April.
Be sure to stop by the ScrapBerry's blog for 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 created a sweet cluster with gorgeous Scrapberry's Cherry Blossoms, Lily, Freedom Flair Button, and Curls for Wedding Swirl. To soften the flowers, I dry brushed them with white gesso. 

On the other side I tucked in a Wind of Travel Clock and another Cherry Blossom.

To give a vintage feel, the background paper is dry brushed with white gesso, then splattered with Heidi Swapp Primrose Color Shine mist and white drawing ink.

The Primavera Card pages have so many gorgeous images. I cut out the birds and feather cards along with the blossoms and butterfly to layer as the focal point of the card. The edges are rubbed with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

You can see just the head of the sweet French Journey Polymer bird. I brushed it with white gesso, then dabbed with Pumice Stone Ink. I added just a bit of blue with ScrapBerry's Blue Stains Ink. To add to the shabby vintage effect, some of the ink is rubbed off.

I tied a triple loop bow with Light Brown Shabby Ribbon - a perfect pairing with the vintage style of this card. Feathers are cut from the cards paper and arranged at the center of the bow.

The Butterflies Wings Clear Stamp is great for backgrounds and the edges of the card are stamped with this beautiful image. Note ~ the dry brushing on the background I mentioned earlier was done after stamping.

For added dimension I scattered silver microbeads and Tu-Tu Pink Prills around the clusters and bow.

Product List
ScrapBerry’s
Primavera Paper Collection Set 6”x6" (SCB220609009)
Primavera ~ Cards 1 (SCB280609007)
Primavera ~ Cards 2 (SCB220609008)
Stemmed Lily ~ White & Pink (SCB290403)
Cherry Blossom ~ White and Blue (SCB300215)
Cherry Blossom ~ Violet (SCB300207)
Shabby Ribbon ~ Light Brown (SCB510107)
French journey 1 ~ Set of polymer items (SCB26001009)
Wind of Travel ~ Set of clocks, black and beige (SCB34001071)
Flair Buttons ~ Set of embellishments № 3 Freedom (SCB340001084)
Curls For Wedding 1 (pearls swirl) (SCB250001078)
Set of clear stamps ~ Butterflies – Wings (SCB4907003B)
Stains Ink Pad ~ Blue (SCB1210503)

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White - Stash
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Tu-Tu Pink
Silver Microbeads ~ Stash
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Golden ~ Soft Gel Matte
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Primrose
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~