Saturday, April 25, 2015

Masculine mixed media layout tutorial by Wilma

Good morning, we've got another great tutorial to share today.

Wilma Voermans created this fantastic layout with our April "Laura's Wish" main kit, Color, and Creativity Add Ons:

And she did a video showing you how she did it:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you find the time this weekend to create something amazing...


Friday, April 24, 2015

Unbelievable Love - Mixed Media Layout Tutorial by Tracey

Good morning, and happy Friday!  We have a wonderful tutorial today to start you off to a creative weekend.  Tracey Sabella made this gorgeous layout with our April "Lynne's Garden Terrace" kit and add ons, and she did a step-by-step video tutorial to show you how:

And here's that video we promised:

I just love Tracey's work with the Prima stencil, Texture Luxe paste, and Gelatos (all from this month's Creativity Add On):

And again, from the Creativity Add On, the dimension she gave her title with the Faber Castell Texture Gems:

That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed Tracey's tutorial, and I hope you have a beautiful weekend...


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lots Of Layers....

Good Morning!

I personally love the dimension and character that layers give to a project!
Today I want to share a few layer luscious layouts from two Scraps Of Darkness designers!

First up is Tracey
'Time Spent With Family....'

Tracey was inspired by this months mood board and the pic is of her daughter and her niece.
Using a large rubber stamp, she covered the frame with warm brown ink.
Using 4 sheets of patterned papers and the coordinated cardstock, she planned her  layers and glued them only in the middle of each layer to give her space to play and decide which lace/ribbon she wanted where. She is more of a scrunch and hot glue type as she didn't want it to look too "matchy-matchy". 
Once her background was in place she padded the frame with a cardboard backing and hot glued it in the center. All the flowers, butterflies and paper elements are from the kit, The wooden leaves are from a previous SOE kit. 
She love clock faces so she tucked them in her clusters-they also went perfect with her sentiment.
Next up is me!
Layers don't specifically mean paper, they can mean elements, die cuts, layers of paint etc
I layered paper, cardboard, chipboard, paint, mist and elements!

This is my amazing hubby and a fun photo from a photo shoot we did a couple of years ago!
I created this one using the Kaiser Craft Antique Bazaar papers that were in the kit
Lots of layers!  I added the Copper Jacquard Lumiere Light Body Acrylic Paint to the altered blue fern chipboard and the corrugated cardboard

When I saw the title pieces I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use!!!  And of course more layers!

 more of the altered chipboard and I added a few metal gears from a previous kit

and finally another one from me using  lots of layers - this time with paper and doilies!

  This is a beachy fun layout using the Authentique's Durable Collection!
I did a few clusters using the flowers from the kit and the floral add on and of course added a Prima butterfly!
I also added a few of the Prima crystals - they remind me of fish scales and thought they went perfect with this beach layout! 
Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kids steal our hearts......

Good morning!

Today we are talking about kids!  They steal our hearts and make excellent subjects for our scrapbooking!

First up is Sindi, using our Scraps Of Darkness kit 'Laura's Wish'

She used some strips of the patterned paper from the kit to create a base for the photo to sit on. But first, she created the background for the page using some gesso and the teal Lindy's Magicals powder from the kit. She covered part of the page in gesso, and added some drops of water after the gesso had dried. She then dropped paint/powder on there and swirled it around with her paintbrush. When that was dry, she used the stencil to create the cool/scratchy looking surface on top of the paint. 

She used some of the embellies and twine from the kit to layer behind the butterflies.

Now it's time for a gorgeous layout from Karen:

For this project she used the Authentique "Durable" papers from the kit.  These are a few photos of her niece's little guy with his buddy.

layers of luscious leaves!

The chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios and was in the Creativity Add On - she altered it with some Lumiere "Metallic Rust" from the kit.

And finally a stunning layout from Anna using the Scraps Of Elegance kit 'Lynne's Garden Terrace':

Just look at that face!!!

Lots of beautiful layers of elements and papers!

So many beautiful details....

Such gorgeous background work!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mixed media layout video tutorial by Tiffany

Good morning, today we have another fantastic video tutorial to share with you.

Tiffany Solorio created this gorgeous layout with our April "Lynne's Garden Terrace" kit and add ons, and she's done a video tutorial to show you exactly how she did it:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and we hope you are inspired to create something beautiful today!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Visiting Oz with Michelle!

Good Monday morning everyone!

Today I thought wee could take the yellow brick road and enjoy a visit to Oz with

I really love the two tone treatment on the chipboard title and the of course the yellow brick road!

This layout is too fun!  Love all the metal and bits and pieces!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mixed Media Layout Tutorial - Enjoy The Journey, by Tanya SonataJoy

Good morning, I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!
We have a wonderful new tutorial to share.  This is Tanya's first month as an educator for us, and she's knocked it out of the park with her first one.  Here's the gorgeous layout she created with our April "Laura's Wish" kit:

Isn't it just stunning?!  And better yet, Tanya's video tutorial, showing you step by step how she created it:

We've also got some close-ups of this striking page:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope we've inspired you to create something amazing today...