Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mixed Media by Annie: 2 amazing layouts

Here is my 3rd layout for this  month ! The Lindy's Magical powder is just wonderful ! I also used the Lindy's spray included in the color add-on kit. 

here is my 4th layout !

Instead of a photo, I decided to use the Gabrielle Pollacco Ballerina Stamp included in the kit.  After I started I decided to add all the embellishments to create like a dress, I love the result!!! I used a lot of flowers from the kit and flower add-on kit too. 

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3 gorgeous mixed media projects: layouts and tags

Today I'd like to share my first project featuring February Scraps of Darkness kit 'Our Story'. 

This photo was taken several years ago in the poppy field. It was beautiful evening in the end of spring. I want to save this moment and created a layout with color palette similar to the photo.

For the background I used Blue Fern Studios paper from the main kit. This thick paper is ideal for mixed media experiments, but I previously covered it with thin layer of clear medium also (as I do with thinner paper). After medium dried I made background stamping using stamp from the kit. Layering behind the photo was created from journaling notecards and leftovers from the previous kits (Prima chipboard and stickers).

Then I added colors using Magcals (brown from the February kit) and Glitter brush pens from the previous kits. Then all was dried I applied stencil with permanent marker, added BoBunny rub-ons and a little bit of stamping again.

My next layer was created using glitter, beads, micro beads, flakes, sequins, liquid pearls (from the previous kits), rhinestones and pearls. Chipboard heart was covered with one layer of paint, then I added glitter.

On the last step I added splashes to my project.

For my layout I used from the Main kit:

paper from Prima's Love Clippings Collection
paper from Blue Fern Studios' Memoirs Collection
Prima 3x4' Love Clippings Journaling Notecards
Ruby Rock-It Bella! Champagne Bubbles Clear Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Magical Shimmer Powder
Blue Fern Studios XOXO Laser Cut Chipboard
49 and Market Vintage Shades Flowers: Cerise Bouquet
May Arts Grey/Taupe Variegated Silk Ribbon: 1 1/2 yards (54")

From the Elements add on:
BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons
Blue Fern Studios Charred Bricks Glitter
Couture Creations Anna Griffin Botanical Damask 8x8 Stencil

Here is my second layout featuring February Scraps of Darkness kit 'Our Story'.

I created layout about one beautiful day in our summer cottage. Girls were drawing and chatting. When I'm looking at this photo my heart is full of peace and happiness, that's why I decided to use soft colors for my project.

I cut cage with two birds from one of the papers included in the Main kit. Butterflies were cut from the journaling card. Layers behind the photo were created using paper from the kit, journaling cards and Prima chipboard from one of the previous kit.

Chipboard were colored by Distress marker. Also I added to my background foil rub-ons and washi tape from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit.

On the final step as always I added rhinestones, pearls and splashes.

I used from the Main kit:

Prima's Love Clippings Collection
Prima 3x4' Love Clippings Journaling Notecards (45 card pack)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Magical Shimmer Powder
Blue Fern Studios XOXO Laser Cut Chipboard
49 and Market Vintage Shades Flowers: Cerise Bouquet
May Arts Grey/Taupe Variegated Silk Ribbon
Papermania Ever After Wedding Heart Charm

from the Elements add On:

BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker

I wish you beautiful day!


Today I'd like to share with you my tags using the beautiful January kit from Scraps of Elegance 'Be Mine'. 

You can find our kits to purchase here.
Thank you for your time and I’ll see you all again soon :) 
Have a nice day! 

Anna Rogalska

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mixed Media Monday 3/20: ATCs and a layout!

Welcome everyone!

Kerstin here and I want to share with you my second idea for our Scrap of Darkness February Kit 'Our story'.

I was inspired from the Prima 'Love Clippings collection' in this Main kit  and I thought this notecards are a perfect background for a set of four Artist Trading cards (ATC).It's one of my first tries with this amazing little size.

I created a very romantic set in vintage style and added some old photo cutout's, the suitable chipboards (Blue Fern Studios), butterflies dies, some pieces of lace and gauze, bookpaper, and all were only leftovers. You need no more for this format.

you can use the notecards as basic , but also for some cutouts, here the little roses with a clock face

 clear stamps from Bella are really magic, I think as water or dew drops for a lovely effect on your background

on the right side you can see a rub on from Prima from our January kit, a metallic foil accent

As well as on my last layout, I used the beautiful Magical powder from Lindys Stamp Gang for a small gauze - it gives a wonderful altered effect.

I hope you will like my inspiration. Many thanks for your visit!

And the next gorgeous project we're sharing is by Lisa Griffith:

Hello girls! I wanted to share my very first layout created with the BEAUTIFUL February kit from Scraps of Elegance, called 'Watercolor Wishes'.

Oh I just can't tell you how much I loved this month's kit, the kind of kit where you're unwrapping everything and just so excited to get creating! The 49 & Market papers are just gorgeous with really lovely color combos, nice and thick, too, and can hold up to lots of mediums. And the floral add on this month was perfectly matched, with a really cool 49 & Market vine of flowers that I bent into a circle here on this page. I fussy cut some of the birds and flowers and tucked those in too. The kit also came with some really pretty colored round stones that added an unusual touch. I also used a little wooden title from our last kit. And again using lots of watercolors in my background, love how this turned out.

Here is February's kit:

To find out how to purchase our kits, please go here, and don't forget to visit our blog here, we have lots of designers on both teams working magic with our kits and even posting tutorials too :)

Here are a few close ups:

So in love with these beautiful Prima brass birds, I also added some Prima glass beads.

See you soon, more to come with this lovely kit,

Lisa xo

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Chipboard tutorial and a gorgeous baby layout

Hi everyone, it's Tracey here to share a new project and technique video tutorial with you today.

It's such a delight to create layouts for our sweet granddaughter who is a week old in this photo. The February Scraps of Elegance Kit, featuring gorgeous 49 and Market papers and flowers paired with beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard, worked so perfectly for this sweet photo.

I've created a technique video sharing how to achieve the crackled/mixed media finish on the chipboard used for this layout.


Supply List
Scraps of Elegance Feb. Watercolor Wishes Main Kit (Sold Out):
49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Collection paper:  Faded Bloom
49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Collection paper:  The Patch
Momenta: 4" Bright Watercolor Doilies
49 and Market: Shimmer & Shine Lilac Fleur Des Champs Flowers
Blue Fern Studios: 'Beautiful' laser-cut chipboard title
2 Silver Heart Sweetheart Charms

Scraps of Elegance Feb. Watercolor Wishes Elements Add On:
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard - Butterfly Rings
Prima Love Clippings Say It In Crystals

Scraps of Elegance Feb. Watercolor Wishes Mixed Media Creativity Add On:
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamps: Gabi's Hibiscus

Scraps of Elegance Feb. Watercolor Wishes Floral Add On:
49 and Market Dusty Shale Garden Vine

Scraps of Elegance Feb. Watercolor Wishes Color Add On (Sold Out):
Lindy's Stamp Gang Frenchy's Pink Pouf Flat Fabios Mist

From Our Store: Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (Clear Gesso, Heavy Gesso - White) Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Floral Lace Trim - Magnolia, Daisy
No longer available. Other Laces and trims can be found HERE.

From Previous Kits
January 2016: Poppystamps Die: Theo Butterfly (Memory Box)
January 2016: Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Pearl Glitter Glass

Other Products:
Vintage Dictionary Paper - Stash
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Apatite
Beadies ~ Microbeads - Silver
Faber-Castell ~ Whipped Spackle
Viva Decor ~ Crackle Paint - White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar
TSUKINEKO ~ Versafine - Onyx Black
TSUKINEKO ~ StazOn - Dove Gray
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Screamin’ Banshee Black
Prima Metal Die - Doily 2
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6 Stencil - Mini Art Is
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ E-Z Dots - Repositionable
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Spellbinders ~ Tool’n One
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Ranger ~ Heat It - Craft Tool
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5
Darice ~ Foam Stencil Brush

Here are a few detail photos of the chipboard and layout:

Please view the video to see how I created the mixed media finish for the chipboard.

Stunning 49 and Market Vine and flowers.

Touches of mixed media and stamping with the Gabrielle Pollacco "Gabi's Hibiscus" Stamp.

A sweet butterfly created with a previous kit. A video tutorial
for these butterflies can be viewed HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Be sure to stop by the store to find kits, add ons, and paper crafting supplies HERE.

~ Blessings ~