September 29, 2016

"French Riviera" Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance "By the Sea" Kit

Hello friends!  I have finally finished my second layout with video tutorial using the Scraps of Elegance "By the Sea" kit for August, 2016. The list of products I used for this layout along with the video tutorial (mostly in fast-forward motion) can be found at the end of this blog entry.

french riviera mixed media scrapbook layout with video tutorial

Here are some pictures to show the texture details:

List of products used:
  • Blue Fern Studios - Seaside Cottage - "Regalia" paper
  • Blue Fern Studios - Seaside Cottage - "Calling Cards" paper
  • Blue Fern Studios Flowers - "Seaside Lilies"
  • Blue Fern Studios Flowers - "Attic Charm Daisies"
  • Prima Flowers - French Riviera - "Marseille"
  • Prima French Riviera Chipboards
  • Prima Vintage Emporium Epherma
  • Finnabair Art Ingredients - Microbeads - "Black"
  • Finnabair Clear Stamp - "Crackle"
  • StazOn Ink Pad - "Jet Black"
  • Tim Holtz Stencil - "Doily"
  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - "Blackbird COM017"
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Special Moments - Occasions"
  • Ranger Distress Spray Stain - "Walnut Stain"
  • Ranger Distress Spray Stain - "Antique Linen"
  • Ranger Distress Paint - "Picket Fence"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shot - "Blue Hawaiian Blue"
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - "Navy"
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
  • Golden Modeling Paste
  • Golden Regular Gel Matte Medium
  • Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium

I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today! Thank you for stopping by to take a look. :-)

T. T. F. N.!
Ta-Ta For Now!

September 27, 2016

"I am Machine" Layout

Hello friends! Today I would like to share my newest layout titled, "I am Machine".

Steampunk theme mixed media scrapbook layout for the Words and Paintery challenge September 2016

This is my entry for the Words and Paintery challenge for September, and here is the challenge board:

I hoped that I would have been able to finish my layout for the 13@rts challenge - the theme is steampunk this month - but I was unable to get to finish it until today. Since I was going for some sort of steampunk theme when I began, I immediately thought of the song "I am Machine" by Three Days Grace. In the main chorus, the lyrics that remind me of the Words and Paintery challenge board are: "...I am machine.  I never sleep until I fix what's broken...". So with the interesting colors in the challenge, I just went for it!

Here are some pictures showing the little details:

The steampunk theme was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I still had some fun making the gears.  (I painted my Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears with black acrylic paint, randomly applied brown acrylic paint, and while the paint was wet, I sprinkled cinnamon randomly over the paint, allowing it to be thicker in some spots. I dried it with a heat gun, put Mod Podge over the gears, more cinnamon, and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in "Red Hot Poker Orange". When you dry this layer with the Mod Podge, the gears bubble to give that rust effect.)

Here is the general list of products I used:
  • 13@rts paper - Aura Rosa collection - "Dreaming"
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology "Sprocket Gears"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - "Dried Marigold"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Magicals - "Red Hot Poker Orange"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - "Bodacious Blush"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray - "Sandra Dee Sepia"
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
  • Golden Glass Bead Gel Medium
  • Golden Regular Matte Gel
  • Finnabair Art Ingredients - Microbeads - "Black"
  • Prima Flowers - "Solid Rose"
  • Prima 6x4" ATC Pad - "Time Traveler's Memories"
  • 'Hampton Art Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • StazOn Ink Pad - "Jet Black"
  • The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Thanks for taking a look today! I like having visitors to my blog. :-)

September 15, 2016

"The Sea" Layout - Scraps of Elegance "By the Sea" Kit

Hello Everyone! This is my latest layout titled "The Sea".

I focused on using various elements from the Scraps of Elegance "By the Sea" main kit and elements add-on kit for August, 2016.

Here are some close-ups of my layout:

Here is a list of products I used for this layout:
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - "Found Relatives - Occasions" (the picture)
  • Blue Fern Studios' papers - Seaside Cottage Collection - "Voyage" (main background paper), "Embark" (strips cut out for the background), and "Calling Cards" (the journal cards behind the photo)
  • Blue Fern Studios - flowers - "Seaside Lilies" and "Attic Charm Daisies"
  • Blue Fern Studios - "Jeweled Frame"
  • Vintaj Vogue Solid Brass Dragonfly
  • Prima - French Riviera Collection - Chipboard Stickers
  • Prima - Finnabair - Clear Acrylic Stamps - "Read To Me" (to make the background)
  • Prima - Epiphany Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - "Two" (to make the tag)
  • StazOn Ink Pad - "Jet Black"
  • Ranger Distress Ink Pad - "Antique Linen" (to make the tag) and "Vintage Photo" (painted around the journal Cards)
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Color Shot - "Fuzzy Navel Peach" (on the background)
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray - "Sandra Dee Sepia" (on the background)
  • Ranger Distress Paint - "Picket Fence" (mixed with the two Lindy's products)
  • Prima - Vintage Emporium Collection - Ephemera (the glass jar filled with glass beads and sand)
  • Silhouette Portrait (to make the disposable stencil with mixed media paper to use on the background)
Thank you for taking a look today! Any comments or suggestions are much appreciated. xx