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. 

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
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Scraps of Elegance "Falling Leaves" September Kit

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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

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ 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.

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

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~