Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Ornament Tags with Technique VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance December Kit


Several years ago I started creating handcrafted ornaments to give to our children for Christmas. It has become a family tradition. When I saw these lovely chipboard ornaments by Blue Fern Studios in the Scraps of Elegance Store, I couldn't resist. The ornaments are attached to the ribbon bow with wire, so they can be removed to hang on the tree, or the tag could be used as is for a home decor piece.

I've done something a little different for my video this time. I show how I've used the kit and add on products to embellish the ornaments for more of a technique video. I hope you enjoy it.


If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the "Silver Bells" December Kit


The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:
Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Store Chipboard: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/chipboard-wood/?sort=newest
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Close Ups














Product List

Scraps Of Elegance "Silver Bells" December 2015 Kit

Main Kit
Graphic 45 - A Christmas Carol Collection:  Figgy Pudding
Graphic 45: A Christmas Carol Collection - Tags & Pockets
Prima: Victorian Christmas Flowers - Joyoux Noel
Ranger: Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder: Forever Red
May Arts: Red Wrinkled Ribbon - 1 yard

Creativity Add On
Jacquard Lumiere Light Body Acrylic Paint: Metallic Silver

Elements Add On
Prima Victorian Christmas Collection: Velvet/Mulberry Paper Leaves & Berries: Red Stocking
Graphic 45 - A Christmas Story Collection: Chipboard 1

Floral Add On
Prima Victorian Christmas Flowers: Christmas Eve
Prima Victorian Christmas Flowers: Rudolph's Nose

Color Add On
Prima - Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Opal Gold

Previous Kit
SOE November 2015: Prima - 1.5 Yard Lace Trim - Plumeria

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store:
Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard - Word Ornaments

Store Chipboard

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft - stash
Vellum ~ stash
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding - white
Mesh Ribbon ~ natural
Microbeads ~ gold, stash
Tulle ~ gold, stash
Darice ~ Cover Spool Wire, white
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy; Frayed Burlap; Vintage Photo; Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - plum
BoBunny ~ Stamps - Holiday Wishes
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Crafty Foam Tape - white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Karen Foster Designs ~ Clikit

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, December 13, 2015

"Big Catch" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance November Kit


December is here and such a special time of the year as we prepare for the holidays with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our Savior. I hope you are enjoying the season.

Our son is an avid angler, and particularly enjoys fishing for bass. He recently caught a career record 5.5 pound largemouth bass. The November Scraps of Elegance kit contains gorgeous papers and elements to create a rustic layout to capture this happy moment.

I have created a process video tutorial to share the techniques I used. Enjoy!



If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the "Tracey's Country Kitchen" November Kit:

Creativity Add on:

Elements Add On:

Floral Add On:

Scraps of Elegance Links

Close-Ups





Product List

Main Kit
Fabscraps - Country Kitchen Collection:  Tea Lovers
BoBunny: Provence Collection - Misc Me Journaling Cards (96 cards)
Fabscraps: Chipboard - Filigree Sign #1
Petaloo: DIY Alterable Flowers - Burlap Sunflowers

Creativity Add On
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Relique Powder - Ivory

Elements Add On
Prima - Metals 9
Blue Fern Studios - Laser Cut Chipboard - Birds In Flight
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Two Toned Embossing Powder - Midnight Gold Obsidian

Floral Add On
Prima - Coy Flowers - Hellaine
Petaloo - Fall Berry Picks
Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue

Previous Kit
August 2015 ~ Prima - Coy Flowers, Walden #581176

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft - stash
SandiLion ~ Alphabet Stickers
Queen & Co. ~ Pearls - Chocolate Delight
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Watering Can
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white, brown
Pan Pastel ~ Burnt Sienna, Burnt Sienna Shade, Burnt Sienna Extra Dark,
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote - Workable Matte Fixative
Memory Box ~ Norwich Corner Die
Stampendous ~ N*Studio - Mish Mesh Stamp
BoBunny ~ Stamps - Distressed Textures Stamp
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares - black
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Wooden Snowflake Gift Box for Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone. I'm up on the Donna Salazar Designs blog with a holiday project, a gift box perfect for jewelry or a gift card. 

Here's a sneak peek:

Please stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Products



Partner Products
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss

Other Products
Wooden Box - Michaels
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds - white
Silver Leaves ~ Stash
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Tim Holtz ~ Layering Stencil - Speckles 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rustic Mixed Meda Cards with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance November Kit


Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a rustic mixed media card set with VIDEO TUTORIAL from the November "Tracey's Country Kitchen" Scraps of Elegance kit named for your's truly!! I think it's wonderful how Melinda is creating a kit with each of her designers in mind. 

I wanted to capture the rustic feel of this kit in my card set. The Creativity Add On features Ice Resin products, and I show how to use the Relique Powders to create grungy finishes on the chipboard and corrugated board. I've also added some bling to the borders with the Shattered Mica. Check out my video below for all the details and techniques.

Enjoy!


If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the "Tracey's Country Kitchen" November Kit:

Creativity Add on:

Elements Add On:

Floral Add On:

Color Add On:

Scraps of Elegance Links

Close-Ups




**This second card is not shown in the video, but uses similar techniques.**




Product List - Blue Card

Main Kit
Fabscraps - Country Kitchen Collection: Master Chef 2
BoBunny: Provence Collection - Brads
Petaloo: DIY Alterable Flowers - Burlap Sunflowers
Maya Road: Jute & Twine Cording - 1 yard

Creativity Add On
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Medium
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Relique Powder - Ivory
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Relique Powder - Torched Copper
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Shattered Mica - Bronze

Elements Add On
BoBunny - Filagree Copper Foil Transfers Rub Ons

Floral Add On
Prima - Coy Flowers - Hellaine
Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue

Color Add On
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Copper
Viva Decor - Pearl Pen - Glitter Aqua

SOE Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Grid Pieces Chipboard
Chipboard designs can be found HERE.
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers
Resin designs can be found HERE.

Other Products
Kraft Card Base ~ Stash
Kraft Cardstock ~ Stash
Prima ~ Stationer’s Desk - 6x6 Paper Pad
Corrugated Cardboard ~ Box scrap
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Leather, Jasmine
Jacquard - Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint - Pearlescent Blue
Prima ~ Metal Die - Doily 2
Close to My Heart ~ Just To Say, Cricut Collection
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape Permanent, 1/2”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Tombow ~ Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Basic Grey ~ Rub-on Roller

Product List - Green Card

Main Kit
Fabscraps - Country Kitchen Collection: Pomegranate
BoBunny: Provence Collection - Brads
Petaloo: DIY Alterable Flowers - Burlap Sunflowers

Creativity Add On
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Medium
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Relique Powder - Ivory
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Relique Powder - Torched Copper
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels Shattered Mica - Bronze

Elements Add On
BoBunny - Filagree Copper Foil Transfers Rub Ons

Floral Add On
Prima - Coy Flowers - Hellaine
Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue

Color Add On
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Copper

SOE Store
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers
Resin designs can be found HERE.

Previous Kits
July 2015 ~ Dovecraft ~ Bohemian - Lace Ribbon
July 2015 ~ Blue Fern Studios ~ Chipboard - Petite Windows

Other Products
Kraft Card Base ~ Stash
Kraft Cardstock ~ Stash
Prima ~ Stationer’s Desk - 6x6 Paper Pad
Corrugated Cardboard ~ Box scrap
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Leather, Jasmine
Jacquard - Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint - Pearl Emerald Green, Metallic Olive Green
Prima ~ Metal Die - Doily 2
Close to My Heart ~ Just To Say, Cricut Collection
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape Permanent, 1/2”
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Tombow ~ Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Basic Grey ~ Rub-on Roller

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Scraps of Elegance Kit Release

The December Scraps of Elegance Silver Bells kit has been released.

Check out the gorgeous Christmas papers and embellishments:

For more details and kit add ons please stop by the
 Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Come Unto Me" Journal page for Donna Salazar Designs

I would like to wish all of my US followers a happy Thanksgiving as we celebrate this holiday tomorrow. A day to reflect on the many blessings that have come our way and to spend time with our loved ones over a special meal of turkey and all the fixings. Do you have a special holiday food? When we lived in North Carolina, I discovered a recipe for praline sweet potatoes. I grew up eating canned sweet potatoes and just a small spoonful was more than enough. When I tasted these, I actually liked them and had to have the recipe. They have become a family tradition and one of my favorite holiday foods. 

I'm up on Donna Salazar's blog today with a new entry for my Faith Art Journal created with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. This is a favorite verse of mine and always an encouragement when I'm weary or when troubles come my way. I wanted a serene background, so kept to a mostly monochromatic background with a subtle bit of color on the chipboard flower.

Here's a sneak peek:

Please stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Products



Donna Salazar Designs
Dear Sir ~ Rubber Stamp
Crackle ~ Rubber Stamp

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Crafty Foam Tape
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Foam Blending Tool
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Spellbinders®  ~ Radiant Rectangles

Other Products
13 Arts ~ Fly Away – Always Reach Higher
Dusty Attic ~ Spider Chrystanthemum DA10433
Liquitex ~ Gesso – clear, white
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Faber-Castell ~ Whipped Spackle
Close to My Heart ~ Everlasting Life – Holidays 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar Designs

I'm up on the Donna Salazar blog today with a new layout. 

One of my dear on-line scrapbooking friends, Val Thorpe, took a tour of Europe this summer. She posted many amazing photos, but this one of old churches in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands caught my attention and imagination. Many thanks to Val for allowing me to create with her photo.

Here's a sneak peek:

Stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products



Partner Products

Other Products
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - no 3
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - Elements 6x12
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - Element Stickers 6x12
Mulberry Paper - Ivory
Prima Flowers ~ Nikko-Danno #582081
Prima Flowers ~ Debutante - Lucca #580742
Prima Flowers ~ Florella - #582630
Prima Flowers ~ Cigar Box Secrets #578626
Michaels ~ Metal Icons - fleur-de-lis
Glass Glitter ~ Blue (stash)
Microbeads ~ Gold (stash)
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white 
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
The Crafters Workshop ~ Sketch Grid 12” Stencil
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

**Photo Credit: Val Thorpe
To view her gorgeous work, please stop by her blog: Val-Belle's Ramblings.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mixed Media Card Set with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance October Kit


Hello! I'm back with another VIDEO TUTORIAL using the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance October kit.

Our son and his beautiful wife have an anniversary coming up, and I just couldn't resist using this bicycle built for two image for their card. My video is a step by step tutorial for this card. Although I don't show this birthday card in the video, the techniques used are pretty much the same.

Enjoy!


If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the fabulous "Tiffany's Style" October Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Close-Ups

Bicycle Built for Two Card




Birthday Card



I brushed several colors of ink across the shell to color. (Not shown in video.)


Product List
Bicycle Built for Two

Scraps of Elegance October Kit - Tiffany’s Style

Main Kit
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection:  Bicycle Built for Two
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Clear Stamps 2
Prima - Royal Menagerie - Victoria
Reneabouquets: Handcrafted Butterflies, created specially for this kit 

Creativity Add On
Stampendous - Encrusted Jewel Kit - Pink, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Champagne Glass Glitter

Floral Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Anne
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Caroline

SOE/SOE Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Checkered Bits Chipboard
Scraps of Darkness has a fabulous chipboard selection HERE.

Other Products
Prima ~ Epiphany 6x6” Paper Pad #846961
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cherry Blossoms - Mixed Pinks
Microbeads - gold (Stash)
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - jet black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium 
Clip Art ~ Happy Anniversary - http://www.clipartbest.com/animated-happy-anniversary-clip-art
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

Birthday Card Products

Scraps of Elegance October Kit - Tiffany’s Style

Main Kit
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection:  Penny for Your Thoughts
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Clear Stamps 2
Prima - Royal Menagerie - Victoria

Creativity Add On
Stampendous - Encrusted Jewel Kit - Pink, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Champagne Glass Glitter

Elements Add On
Prima - Shabby Chic Resin - Seashells

Floral Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Anne
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Caroline

SOE/SOE Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Checkered Bits Chipboard
Scraps of Darkness has a fabulous chipboard selection HERE.

Other Products
Prima ~ Epiphany 6x6” Paper Pad #846961
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rose Bud - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 25mm Cottage Roses - mixed white/cream
Microbeads - gold (Stash)
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Midnight
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Close to My Heart ~ Just to Say . . .
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~