Saturday, July 30, 2016

New tutorial: Mixed Media Beach Themed Tag

Good morning, and happy Saturday!
Today we have a new video tutorial to share, for this gorgeous beach themed tag. Tanya created it with our July Scraps of Darkness kit, An Ocean Tale, and the July Creativity and Floral Add Ons.
Here's Tanya's step by step tutorial for this gorgeous tag:

And a few close-up photos: 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a beautiful weekend!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Weekend inspiration

Good morning!

Do you have plans to create projects this weekend or create memories?

To inspire any weekend creativity you might have planned I have 2 beautiful  layouts from Annie!

Annie used the wonderful 'Sunshine & Sweet Tea' kit

I adore the textured background with all the elements!

The photo in Annie's next beautiful layout is really the center piece of this gorgeous creation!

and her beautiful details

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lisa's stunning Sunshine & Sweet Tea layout

Good morning!

Lisa's created a stunning mixed media layout with our July Scraps of Elegance Sunshine & Sweet Tea kit:

Lisa used a lot of products from the Elements Add On to add details to her page.
Beneath the photo she layered a soft pink doily from DoCrafts Bright Spot Paper Doilies and also used some stamping with embossing- the Prima Salvage District Stamps with the Blue Fern Studio Imagine Ink Embossing Powder (the embossing powder is found in the color add on.)
Also found in the Elements Add On are Prima Wooden Embellishments from Salvage District...she used the keys and broke them up to place in different areas on the page.
  She really loves the little butterflies floating out of the photo and on to the page. These were created with a really sweet American Crafts Knock Outs Mini Butterfly Punch found in the Main Kit. She surrounded the photo with lots of florals and fussy cut blossoms and leaves.

To add some subtle interest and mixed media effects she used a stencil and Distress Ink around the edges  and clustered near the other embellishments.

A little bit of acrylic bubbles in the jar with some fussy cut berries and florals.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pretty in Purple... 2 beautiful layouts

Good morning!
Annie has created two wonderful layouts using our July Scraps Of Elegance Sunshine & Sweet Tea kit!

This is such a beautiful mixed media layout with all the different shades of purple!

Her next layout is just as beautiful as her first!

The clustering of elements brings your eye right to the wonderful photo!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pretty in Pink... Mixed media beauty by Lisa

Good morning!
Pink is such a pretty color.....and I love how Lisa Griffith created this beautiful pink layout!

Lisa Griffith's stunning pink mixed media layout, created with our Sunshine & Sweet Tea kit

She saw the light butterflies along the right hand side of the paper 'Bliss', so she grabbed a black watercolor pencil and traced them all out, then went back over them with a small wet paintbrush and it really brought them to life! She added lots of black stamping and built up some layers using lots of goodies from the kit.

  She used one the pink doilies from the kit and painted it messily with a black paint dauber to get it looking really distressed, and also fussy cut some flowers and butterflies from the different papers.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mixed Media Monday - July 25

Good morning!

Nicole created this super sweet canvas using the Scraps Of Elegance 
'Sunshine & Sweet Tea' Kit.

 She decided to do a jar of flowers using the a jar chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios and many of the flowers from the Floral add-on.

Her base was covered with many layers of different paints and pastes and inks.  

She took several pieces of the Prima twine and made a crisscross pattern on her base.

And, as a final touch, some of the sweet little bees from the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses chipboard set! 
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, July 23, 2016

DIY Gel Press Monoprints 3 Layer Technique Tutorial

Our July Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On featured a Gel Press reusable gel printing plate, brayer, and 3 colors of Momenta Art C stencil paint, and Tracey has done a wonderful technique tutorial based on the items in this add on. Tracey will show how easy it is to create an amazing 3 layer background for your handmade cards, tags, atc's, or whatever else you may want to use it on.  Here's what Tracey used hers for - a gorgeous mixed media wedding card and gift tag set:
 And here's the video tutorial for the monoprinting technique:

Tracey used various items from the kit to complete her card and tag, and here's a detailed list:
Items from our July Scraps of Elegance Sunshine & Sweet Tea Main Kit:  BoBunny Butterfly Kisses Collection Butterfly Kisses Paper, Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Daisies Flowers, Papermania Pearl Flower Buttons, BoBunny Butterfly Kisses Collection Printed Chipboard, American Crafts Knock Outs Mini Butterfly Punch

Items from our July Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On: Gel Press 3x5" Gel Printing Plate, Speedball Art Products 4" Brayer, and Art-C Pink, Purple, and White Heavy Body Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint

Items from our July Scraps of Elegance Elements Add On: BoBunny Butterfly Kisses Buttons, Prima Salvage District Wood Variety embellishments, Blue Fern Studios Watermelon Glitter, Docrafts' Bright Spot Paper Doilies

Items from our July Scraps of Elegance Floral Add On: Petaloo Coral Botanica Anenome Flowers and Prima Rose Gold Boxed Flowers (Leaves)

Items from Previous Kits:
May 2016 Creativity Add On ~ Prima Art Basics Gesso set (Clear, Heavy White)
February 2016 Main Kit ~ Petaloo: Antique Rose Penny Lane Flowers
February 2016 Elements Add On ~ Craft Consortium Always & Forever - Duck Egg Resin Roses
January 2016 Main Kit ~ Buttons Galore Fancy Hearts Theme Pack
January 2016 Main Kit ~ Prima Royal Menagerie Chipboard/Metal/Sequins
December 2015 Elements Add On ~ Prima A Victorian Christmas Velvet/Mulberry Paper Leaves & Berries 
November 2015 Elements Add On ~ Prima Plumeria Lace Trim June 2015 Elements Add On ~ US ArtQuest Mini Prills - Lavender & Lace

Other Products: Prima ~ Floral Lace Trim - Daisy, Prima ~ Art Basics Soft Matte Gel, Transparent, Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Tsukineko ~ VersaFine - Onyx Black, Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Magical - Sweet Violet Purple Teal
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White, Tim Holtz with Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Latticework, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, white, Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue, Darice ~ Heat Tool

 And here are a few close up photos of Tracey's beautiful card and tag:

Thank you for spending a bit of your day with us today, we hope you are inspired by Tracey's tutorial.  Have a beautiful weekend!