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.

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Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" September Kit


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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



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Friday, November 10, 2017

Mixed Media Card for ScrapBerry's

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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



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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



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~ Blessings ~

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

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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


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.

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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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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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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.

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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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