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

Steampunk Mixed Media Valentine Card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima Finnabair: Waxes; Rust & Patina Paste; Mechanicals; Art Basics Gesso and Gels.  http://bit.ly/2DR4PYt
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

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Merry Christmas" Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

Mixed Media Christmas Card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima, Wild Orchid Craft, and Tim Holtz products.  http://bit.ly/2yfQQED
Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing a mixed media Christmas card featuring ScrapBerry's gorgeous Winter Wonderland Collection paired with their lovely paper flowers and embellishments. I just adore how these non-traditional colors came together to create such a festive holiday card!

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Mixed Media Christmas Card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima, Wild Orchid Craft, and Tim Holtz products.  http://bit.ly/2yfQQED
ScrapBerry's paper flowers are the focus of this sweet cluster along with the gorgeous Winter Joy Convex Frame. I fussy cut the sentiment and candle from the Winter Wonderland Magical Wishes page. The Versailles polymer piece fits so perfectly below the sentiment. I brushed it with white gesso, then spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and rubbed with Prima white gold and vintage gold waxes.

Mixed Media Christmas Card by Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's. Also using Prima, Wild Orchid Craft, and Tim Holtz products.  http://bit.ly/2yfQQED
I stenciled a flourish design onto the background with light molding paste, then spritzed with color mists and rubbed with waxes. I also added texture with Prills, microbeads, and chunky glass glitter as well as a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you'll join in for ScrapBerry's November/December Winter Delights Challenge.
All the details can be viewed HERE.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Winter Wonderland Collection ~ 6x6
Winter Wonderland Collection ~ Magical Wishes (SCB220609607)
Winter Joy ~ Pearl Sticker Applique 2 (SCB25002040)
Winter Joy ~ Convex metal frame 2 (SCB340985)
Elegy ~ Crystal Stickers (SCB53000003)
Versailles ~ Set of Polymer Items 7 (SCB26001013)
Charms Set ~ Brass Trumpet (SCB250113834)
For Wedding ~ Set of Chrysanthemums 2 (SCB250001091)
Paper Flowers ~ 1 cm Chrysanthemum - Pink
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - White & Blue (SCB300215)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia - Pink (SCB290103)
Paper Flowers - Curly Rose – Green (SCB280603)

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Leaves - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Roses - Mixed 2-Tone Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Bead Berry Spray Clusters - Baby Pink
Prima ~ Royal Menagerie - Chipboard/Metal/Sequins
Stampendous ~ German Glass Glitter - Champagne
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Tu-Tu Pink
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Micro Beads, Gold
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Ramblin’ Rose Pink
Blue Fern Studios Imaging Ink - Mica Color Mist, Sky
Prima ~ Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - Light Paste - Opaque Matte
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metalllique Wax, White Gold; Vintage Gold
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax, Mystic Turquoise
Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz Collection - Flourish Stencil



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Season's Greetings Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

  Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's - Mixed Media Christmas Card: http://bit.ly/2Buj9lt
Welcome to my creative space!

Christmas is just around the corner, and I've been busy creating holiday cards for family and friends. This sweet Christmas card with non-traditional colors features ScrapBerry's beautiful Elegantly Festive Collection along with gorgeous ScrapBerry's flowers and brass trumpet charm. This collection has more of a trendy/clean and simple style, but of course I had to grunge it up with a bit of gesso to fit my shabby mixed media style.

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Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's - Mixed Media Christmas Card: http://bit.ly/2Buj9lt
These ScrapBerry's flowers create a sweet cluster. The paper flowers are dry brushed with a little white gesso for a soft shabby touch. I also tucked in this Christmas trumpet charm for a festive feel. The cluster is accented with wintry Prills and shaved ice flakes. I cut and embossed white cardstock to create the dimensional snowflake rubbed with coordinating ink, then Prima's Finnabair metallic waxes for a little shimmer.

Tracey Sabella for ScrapBerry's - Mixed Media Christmas Card: http://bit.ly/2Buj9lt
In addition to dry brushing the paper with gesso, I also stenciled glittery texture paste diagonally across the background with a Tim Holtz Speckles Layering Stencil to add more wintry shimmer. The sentiment block cut from the Elegantly Festive Cards 1 page is edged with coordinating Distress ink, and a bit of tattered cheese cloth is tucked underneath the sentiment and other elements for a soft touch.

I hope you've been inspired to grab your ScrapBerry's supplies
to create some unique and beautiful Christmas cards for friends and family.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Elegantly Festive Collection ~ Cards 2 (SCB220609812b)
Elegantly Festive ~ Paper Set 6”x6” (SCB220609813x)
Charms Set ~ Brass Trumpet (SCB250113834)
Set of chrysanthemums ~ Wedding 1 Resin (SCB250001091)
Paper Flowers ~ Clove - Lilac (SCB280405)
Paper Flowers ~ Curly Rose – Lilac (SCB280605)

Other Products
Card Stock ~ White - Stash
Cheese Cloth ~ Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Roses - Mixed Purple/Lilac
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Shaved Ice
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax, White Gold; Vintage Gold
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves
Joe’s ~ Prime Really Good Clear Gesso
Martha Stewart ~ Sparkle Texture Effect
Sizzix ~ Tim Holtz Alterations ~ Layered Snowflake Die and Texture Fade
Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Speckles
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.


~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Pumpkin Love" Mixed Media Layout and Process VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" Kit


Welcome to my creative space!

Our sweet daughter-in-law took this adorable photo of Avery with her first pumpkin at the picking patch. I couldn't resist making a fall themed layout with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" Kit. I've also created a process video tutorial to share how I've put it all together including the fun chipboard pumpkin accent which has been painted, heat embossed, glittered, and gilded in four easy steps.

Enjoy!


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Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" September Kit


Sharing Photo Details:










Product List

From the September Scraps of Elegance Main Kit:
Blue Fern Studios Amber & Apricot Collection:  Friendship
Prima Amber Moon Word Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Paprika Seedlings
49 and Market Cantaloupe Cottage Blooms

From the Elements Add On:
Prima Amber Moon Diecuts
Kaisercraft 6x6" Wheat Template
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones
Blue Fern Studios Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard

From the Chipboard Add On:
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard: Pretty Pumpkins

From the Creativity Add On:
Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen
Nuvo Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes
Nuvo Cinnamon Sparkle Dust

From the Floral Add On:
Prima Amber Moon Bramble Flowers
Prima Amber Moon Hazel Flowers
Prima Amber Moon Pumpkin Flowers

From the Color Add On:
ColourCraft Brusho Crystal Color: Sandstone
Blue Fern Studios Wheat Embossing Powder
Prima Color Philosophy Carrot Stackable Ink Pad

Scraps of Elegance Store:
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Crackle Texture Stamp Set
49 And Market Roses: Beige
Royal & Langnickel 9x12" Watercolor Artist Pad
Brusho Crystal Colour - Crimson
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (Clear, White)

Previous Kits:
March 1017: Craft Consortium Always & Forever Peach Resin Roses
December 2016: Ranger Perfect Medium Clear Bullet Tip Pen
January 2016 Scraps of Elegance: Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte

Other Products:
Hemptique ~ 20lb Hemp Cord
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Express-O Yourself
Iced Enamels ~ German Glass Glitter - Chocolate
Prima ~ Art Basics - Light Paste, Opaque Matte
Jacquard ~ Lumiere  - Metallic Acrylic Paint, Metallic Bronze
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Golden Sleigh Bells, Grab a Guy Gold, Cattail Copper Brown
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Incandescent Copper
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Coffee
Prima ~ Iod Decor Stamps - "Letters" #814456
Art Anthology ~ Stencil - Marleen van Meerednonk Lotus 6x9
Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Dies - Susan’s Garden, Woodland Leaves (1092)
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Claritystamp ~ Stencil Brushes
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Collage Brush
Princeton ~ Catalyst - Mini Blade 01
Darice ~ Heat Tool



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing a mixed media card featuring the gorgeous Nature's Spirit Collection. Our beautiful fall colors have lingered this year, but are nearly gone now. I wanted to keep them going just a little longer so the gorgeous fall colors in these papers from the Nature's Spirit collection were perfect. I've used one of the 6x6" sheets for the base and fussy cut the fabulous butterflies and lovely sentiment from the Feather Cluster sheet as well as the sweet flower tucked in behind the sentiment. I normally hand deliver my cards allowing me to use a lot of dimension, but this card is going into the mail so I simply added a couple darling ScrapBerry's charms to accent. I've also used ScrapBerry's Decorative Ribbons (lace) on the mixed media background.

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To create the mixed media background, I stenciled a design with molding paste, then used matte gel medium to adhere strips of lace with the ends distressed. I colored the lace and molding paste areas with coordinating Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mists, then rubbed with Prima metallic waxes to highlight the texture.

The metal charms are also rubbed with Prima waxes.

I just adore the way these fussy cut butterflies pop against the mixed media background!

ScrapBerry's Product List
Nature’s Spirit Collection ~ Feather Cluster (SCB220610008)
Nature’s Spirit Collection ~ 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220610009x)
Set of Decorative Ribbons, Natural - (SCB390502)
Metal Charms Set Callas (SCB25011540-1)
Metal Charms Set Leaves (SCB25011543-1)

Other Products
Craft Card Stock ~ Stash
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Tibetan Poppy Teal; Bayou Boogie Gold; Autumn Maple Crimson; Creme Brûlée Cream
Prima ~ Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - Light Paste
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax, Aged Brass; White Gold; Vintage Gold; Rose Gold
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax, Red Amber
Prima ~ Art Ingredients - Micro Beads, Bronze
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; Evergreen Bough
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills - Express-O Yourself
Iced Enamels ~ German Glass Glitter - Chocolate
Stamper’s Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz Collection - Ornate Layering Stencil
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; ZapDots
ScrapBook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Power Tape



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

Friday, October 27, 2017

"All Good Things" Mixed Media Home Decor for ScrapBerry's


Welcome to my creative space!

I've created a mixed media card holder featuring ScrapBerry's gorgeous Cherished Jewels Collection and beautiful paper flowers.

I'm always on the lookout for things to alter and found this oversize "clothespin" on clearance after Easter. Of course it had cute little bunnies with colorful eggs covering both sides. I've also seen large "clothespins" in the unfinished wood section of our local craft stores, so if you would like to create one of these card holders, you don't have to wait for the Easter clearance sale.

I took the metal spring out to separate the two wooden pieces and gave them each a couple coats of white gesso. I trimmed this wonderful teal paper from ScrapBerry's Cherished Jewels 6x6 Paper Collection to cover the front and back before adding the embellishments. This sweet clip can be used to hold up a variety of things from recipe cards to Scripture verses, or even encouraging quotations. It also makes a lovely decor piece without holding any cards at all. 

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ScrapBerry's has gorgeous flowers including this Sky Blue Gardenia, Blue and White Cherry Blossoms, Pink and White Stemmed Lily, Turquoise Daisies, and tiny Pink Chrysanthemums. The flowers are lightly dry brushed with white gesso to soften the colors and to give a mixed media feel.

I've also tucked in a Floral Embroidery Crystal Sticker as well as a sweet Elegy Polymer Butterfly which I highlighted with Prima Vintage Gold Metallique Wax, I used molds with paper clay to create the feathers and leaf, which I painted and highlighted with several colors of Prima waxes as well. Microbeads and glitter shards are added to fill in around the edges.

I stamped a sentiment onto watercolor paper using StazOn Jet Black Ink and colored the background with Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels then darkened the edges with coordinating Distress Ink colors.

The back is lovely too. Here you can see a little better how I applied molding paste with one of my new favorite stencils by Art Anthology over the patterned paper to add texture, then spritzed with a teal color mist.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Cherished Jewels ~ 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220612008X)

Elegy ~ Set of Polymer Items - Butterfly (SCB26002103)
Crystal Stickers Decoration ~ Floral Embroidery (SCB53000007)
Paper Flowers ~ 1 cm Chrysanthemum - Pink
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom ~ Blue and White (SCB300210)
Paper Flowers ~ Stemmed Lily - Pink & White (SCB300204)
Paper Flowers ~ Gardenia 5cm - Sky Blue (SCB290115)
Daisies ~ Turquoise (SCB281407)

Other Products
Royal & Langnickel 9x12" Watercolor Artist Pad
Prima Floral Lace Trim: Magnolia Daisy
Martha Stewart ~ MicroBeads - Apaite
Ice Resin ~ German Glass Glitter Shards - Primrose
Wood Clothes Pin ~ Found Item
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Prima ~ Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso, Clear, White
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ IOD - Water Soluble Oil Pastels
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint - Mermaid Sparkle
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax - Mystic Turquoise
Prima ~ Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron, Vintage Gold, Aged Brass
Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Teal
StazOn ~ Solvent Ink - Jet Black
Art Anthology ~ 6x9 Stencil - Keyhole
Penny Black ~ All Things Great Stamp Set
Martha Stewart ~ Crafter's Clay Silicone Molds - Antique
Vipe ~ Silicone Mold (Feathers)
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive



Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Autumn Mixed Media Cards and PROCESS VIDEO TUTORIAL with Scraps of Elegance September Kit

Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing a set of autumn mixed media cards and process video tutorial created with the gorgeous "Falling Leaves" Scraps of Elegance September Kit. This kit is just amazing to work with. I have several fun techniques using the Creativity Add On to share with you in the video. 

Although I've used the same paper and similar embellishments, these cards have different looks. The card on the left is showcased in the video and is a Thanksgiving card for our son and his wife. Rachel loves to decorate for each season, and this will be a keepsake she can set out each fall. The card on the right is for our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband who celebrate their five year anniversary this month. The printed chipboard, diecuts, and word stickers worked together so perfectly for this autumn anniversary card.

In this video I show you how to create:
 DIY Brusho Crystal Watercolor Leaves
 DIY Glitter/Metallic Tipped Feathers
 DIY Enamal Dots with Nuvo Drops
 Copper Gilded Background Texture
 Texture with Microbeads
And More . . .

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Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" September Kit


Creativity Add On


Elements Add On


Floral Add On


Color Add On


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September Scraps of Elegance Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios Amber & Apricot Collection:  Busy Bees
Prima Amber Moon Word Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Paprika Seedlings
7 leaf shaped brads
49 and Market Cantaloupe Cottage Blooms
4 Gold Paper Clips

Elements Add On
Prima Amber Moon Diecuts
Prima Amber Moon Decorative Tape
Kaisercraft 6x6" Wheat Template
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones
Blue Fern Studios Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard

Creativity Add On
Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen
Nuvo Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes
Nuvo Cosmic Brown Embellishment Mousse
Nuvo Cinnamon Sparkle Dust
Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops
Nuvo Golden Sunset Glitter Drops
Nuvo Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops

Floral Add On
Prima Amber Moon Bramble Flowers
Prima Amber Moon Raven Flowers

Color Add On
ColourCraft Brusho Crystal Color: Sandstone
Prima Color Philosophy Carrot Stackable Ink Pad

SOE Store
49 And Market Roses: Beige
Royal & Langnickel 9x12" Watercolor Artist Pad
Brusho Crystal Colour - Crimson
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Steampunk Copper
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Soft Satin
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (Clear, White)
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste

Previous Kits
July 2017 Scraps of Elegance: Prima IOD Paper Clay
January 2016 Scraps of Elegance: Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
October 2015 Scraps of Darkness: Stampendous ~ Spoonful of Rust

Other Products
Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Dies - Susan’s Garden, Woodland Leaves (1092)
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Vipe ~ Silicone Mold (Feathers)
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive



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