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 . . .

Enjoy!


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Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" September Kit


Creativity Add On


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

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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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~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Birthday Girl Card for ScrapBerry's

Welcome to my creative space!

I have a card to share featuring ScrapBerry's Rhapsody in Blue collection with the darling Sweetheart 2 Stamp Set. Isn't this girl so sweet and adorable? I enjoyed pulling out my Zig Real Brush Watercolor markers to color her.

Close-Ups
I wanted to keep the background cleaner than usual to keep the focus on the stamped image, but did create a couple flower clusters featuring ScrapBerry's gorgeous White Gardenia and White & Blue Cherry Blossoms. I've tucked in prills and chunky glass glitter for added texture.

Here's the other flower cluster. You can see here how I used two different designs from the Raphsody in Blue 6x6 Paper Collection. I inked the edges if the die cut piece with ScrapBerry's Blue Stains Ink Pad.

The focal piece of this sweet card is this adorable stamped image. I used permanent black ink to stamp her onto watercolor paper and colored her with Zig Watercolor Real Brush Markers. She was so easy to color. The lines of the stamp help show where to shade. Once colored and dry, I fussy cut this sweet image and colored the edges with a black marker for nice finished edges.

ScrapBerry’s Supply List
Rhapsody in Blue ~ 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220610409x)
Sweetheart 2 ~ Set of Stamps (SCB4907005b)
Stains Ink Pad Blue - (SCB1210503)
Gardenia 5cm Peach/White (SCB290114)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - White & Blue (SCB300215)

Other Products
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Roses - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 20mm Open Roses - Ivory/Pale Pink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms - Mixed Pastel
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - Pastel Tone
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Bead Berry Spray Clusters - White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamens - White
US ArtQuest ~ Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Steel Blue
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
StazOn Ink ~ Jet Black
Kuretake ~ Zig - Clean Color Real Brush:
Haze Blue; Dull Blue; Shadow Mauve; Beige; Flesh Colour; Blush
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities - Elegant Ovals
Spellbinders ~ Foliage Flourish
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive



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~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Dreams Come True" Mixed Media Summer Card for ScrapBerry's


Welcome to my creative space!

I've created a summery card featuring the gorgeous ScrapBerry's Ocean Enchantment Collection. I wanted to celebrate the final days of summer with these sweet summery colors and beachy accents.

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.

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I paired a mix of beautiful ScrapBerry's paper flowers with a triple loop bow tied with Light Yellow Shabby Ribbon and Polymer Items. I've also fussy cut starfish to tuck into the fish netting. All of the elements are brushed with white gesso to give a weathered feel.


All of the polymer items including this conch shell were painted with clear gesso, then a blend of Stains Ink colors followed by a little dry brushing with white gesso to weather.

The background is spattered with blue color mist and white gesso.


The Ocean Enchantment includes gorgeous sentiments including the "Dreams Come True" block I used here, matted with blue cardstock.

ScrapBerry's Supply List
Ocean Enchantment Collection ~ Mermaid Whispers (SCB220610107b)
Ocean Enchantment 6x6 Paper Collection (SCB220610109)
Versailles 7 ~ Set of Polymer Items (SCB26001013)
Seaside 3 ~ Set of polymer items (SCB26001016)
Crystal Stickers Decoration ~ Floral Embroidery (SCB53000007)
Stains Ink Pad Blue - (SCB1210503)
Stains Ink Pad Red - (SCB1210501)
Stains Ink Pad Yellow - (SCB1210507)
Paper Flowers ~ Cherry Blossom - White & Blue (SCB300215)
Stemmed Lily - 2-Tone Peach (SCB290406)
Gardenia 5cm Peach/White (SCB290114)
Mulberry Paper Flower Set (SBC300609)
Shabby Ribbon ~ Light Yellow 15mm (SCB510103)

Other Products
Shells/Coral Bits ~ Beach finds
Fish Netting
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear, White
Blue Fern Studios ~ Imagine Ink Mica Color Mist - Sky



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~ Blessings ~

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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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/

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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



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~ 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



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~ Blessings ~