Monday, May 22, 2017

Mixed Media Monday: How to create beautiful Art Journal Pages - Tutorial

Hi Everyone! It's Tracey back with a new project and process video tutorial. The April Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On is so much fun to work with. I've created a set of art journal pages with the 7gypsies Architextues Book. I adore that you can mix and match the gorgeous page designs and that they can be easily removed for creating. I also enjoyed using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and Prima Color Philosophy Ink (Color Add On) as "watercolors" to paint stamped floral images onto the background with the 49 and Market Enjoy Every Moment Stamp.

In this process video tutorial learn how to:
~ Use ink and marker to watercolor a stamped background image
~ Color modeling paste
~ Create layered texture with stencils and modeling paste
~ Create visual interest with background stamping
~ Dry brush with gesso to highlight texture
~ Paint and ink chipboard for a grungy effect
~ Tear and ink edges
~ Add shadows around torn sentiment pieces with watercolor pencil
~ Add texture with glitter shards and Prills


Supply List

Scraps of Elegance April Creativity Add On:
7 Gypsies Architextures Vintage Pink Single Ring Mix & Match Book 6"X9"
Spectrum Noir Vintage Bloom Sparkle Markers
49 and Market Valerie’s Enjoy Every Moment Stamp (4×6)

Scraps of Elegance April Elements Add On:
Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Ephemera Die Cuts
Ice Resin Primrose German Glitter Glass Shards

Scraps of Elegance April Floral Add On:
Prima Wild & Free Free Spirited Flowers

Scraps of Elegance April Color Add On:
Prima Brunch Sangria Color Philosophy Stackable Ink Pad
Prima Art Alchemy Iris Potion Sparks Acrylic Paint

Items from Our Store:
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp Set
49 And Market Clear Stamps: Gabi's Daisies Stamp Set
US Artquest Prills - I'm A-Maized
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso (White, Clear)

Previous Kits:
November 2016: Prima Art Alchemy Gold Rush Acrylic Paint
May 2016: Prima Art Basics Double Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 (3 pcs)
October 2015: Prima - Watercolor Pencils - Spring & Fall Set

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Our Scraps of Darkness May kit - Attic Finds

A little bit vintage, a little bit grunge, a little bit eclectic... that's our May Scraps of Darkness kit: Attic Finds!

Have you seen the new 7 Gypsies Architextures collection?  As soon as I saw it, I know I had to use it in a kit - it's just so darned much fun! Those ceiling tiles were just to die for, so I had to include them, and then I thought the Kaisercraft mini splatter template was just perfect for the kit.  You can't go wrong with Tim Holtz Ephemera, so that's in there, too, along with some cute metal charms by Scrapberry's, new Prima flowers, and a few other goodies.  You can see the full kit description here.

And as always, we have kit add ons available, as always:

Patterned Paper (these are the same papers that are in the main kit):

Coordinating Paper (these papers are not in the main kit, but will coordinate with it):


and Cardstock:

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our newest kit!  You can always find our available kits here, in our store, and don't forget, we have lots of goodies besides kits in the store, if you're in a shopping kind of mood...

Have a beautiful Sunday, and be sure to stop back tomorrow to see another gorgeous project by one of our designers!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

DIY Mini Album Tutorial: Blue Skies & Sunshine Kit Travel Journal

Hello everyone!
Tanya here to share with you my first project with wonderful April "Blue Skies & Sunshine" Kit. 
Work with new Kit is a pleasure!

I created a bright mini-album Travelbook.
 And I prepared for you step by step tutorials. 

Enjoy! Let the adventure begin!

DIY Travel Mini Album Video Tutorial

Bright and positive colors!
Album size is 7"x4,7" (18 * 12cm).
Album closes using blue & white striped grosgrain ribbon.

Some stamping and stickers Kaisercraft Indigo Skies.

Travelbook includes 50 different sheets, four envelopes and two pockets.
The cover is made of solid cardboard and is decorated with scrapbook paper Kaisercraft's Indigo Skies Collection and BoBunny's Petal Lane Collection.

You can paint some pages!

So cute pictures!

Scraps Of Darkness April Blue Skies & Sunshine Kit

Kaisercraft's Indigo Skies Collection
BoBunny's Petal Lane Collection
Kaisercraft Indigo Skies 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Doodlebug Design Bumblebee Doilies
Darice 10mm Black Sequins
Prima Bluejay chalk edger
1 yard blue & white striped grosgrain ribbon
Ranger Craft Squeegee

Let the adventure begin!
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Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nicole's sweet double page layout!

Hello!  It's Nicole joining you today for some kit inspiration!

If you haven't seen the newest Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits yet,  I urge you to go take a look right HERE as they are beautiful and not to be missed!
Today I am sharing with you my first project using the Scraps of Elegance 'A Song of Spring' kit along with some products from the Elements and Floral Add-Ons.

Here's a another look at this kit and the add-ons which I used:

Elements Add-On

Floral Add-On

Since I intended to create this page for my friend to put in her daughter's album, I wanted to keep it sweet, simple and clean, with just a touch of mixed media. Most of my layouts end up being so thick with embellishments and flowers
that they are impossible to slip into an album plastic protective sheet, so I keep them in huge plastic bins.  I have about 6 so far! :)

I chose white cardstock for my background and then picked some of the softest designs out of the gorgeous patterned papers in the kit.

As you can see, I sprinkled some of the Ranger Glitter Glass Shards on and around my flower clusters.  To make the tiny pieces stick, I use spray adhesive. 

I also used some flowers from the Scraps of Darkness Floral Add-On.

I wanted to use lots of butterflies on this page to complement these lovely Springtime photos so I added a few from the 49 and Market layered embellishment pack and the Ultimate Crafts die cuts, both available in the Elements Add-On, as well as a chipboard one found in my own stash.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this double-page.  I know I enjoyed created it!
A huge thank you to Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits for creating the most beautiful kits out there and having me on their DT!

I am looking forward to sharing with you more SOE creations over the next few days!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kerstin's Mother's Day layout - Blue Skies and Sunshine kit

Kerstin here and a new project for our 
 Scraps of Darkness Blue Skies & Sunshine Kit
I was inspired from the beautiful new paper collection Petal Lane
by Bo Bunny, in the Main Kit -the right addition for a bright and wonderful Mother's Day layout.
 Have you seen this cool bike, it's a tandemand I remember my first tour with such a fascinating bike.

I used all the included papers from this collection,
'Petal Lane' as background and some stripes and cut outs (a half bike, mandalas and flowers) .

I was inspired from this amazing pennant chain and so I decided
to use this as a 3D element it's very easy, you must only cut
the lines from the chains and then can you lay your photo
behind this.It looks amazing! 

I also used some transparent stickers from Bo Bunny from our
last Kit and the bright and shiny yellow doilies as a half circle
behind the photo and in some stripes.  The pink flower stripes were highlighted with some cut out flowers, she gives a naturally amazing effect.

 I love this new flowers from Prima, it's a package 
which not only contains flowers, but also buds and leaves. I added also two little glass cabochons(heart, dot)

and here can you see the half bike which seems to drive out behind the photo.  I added also a cut out flower as hub
and a piece from a mandala as spotlight. 

Thanks for your visit!
Have a nice day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kathy's multi photo layout - Blue Skies & Sunshine kit

Kathy Mosher here, and so excited to show you my latest layout using the Scraps of Darkness April Kit.  This layout was so much fun to create using this month's kit, just love the happy yellow and blue, and so perfect for a little boy.  My little guy Chase is featured this week with his kitty Jack.  I absolutely love this picture of him, and couldn't wait to scrap it. 

I used 3 different papers from the Coordinating Paper Add On, Main Kit and Cardstock Add On for the background.  I stamped, painted, and stenciled the background.  It got a little messy for me, but I think it turned out okay.

I ripped some paper to use as a base for my photo and embellishments from the Indigo Skies' collection.  Then I gessoed the chain heart chipboard (from my stash).

What makes this kit so easy to use are the die cuts included in the Elements Add On from Kaisercraft. I used the tag with an added sentiment on the bottom left, with a sweet butterfly on top of it.

I got a new foliage die cut, so I cut it in white cardstock and started creating the flower cluster.  The white flowers are in the Main Kit and I think fit perfectly with the layout.  I added a little flair with the phrase, "Owl always love you".  Cute huh!!

At the top right side of the photos I used a die cut from the Elements Add On with a sweet phrase.  I also used another flair and flowers from the Main Kit.

At the bottom right corner I painted the circle with negative heart with the Art Alchemy acrylic paint "Magical Pond" which you can get in the Color Add On.  I added foliage from the die cut set in the Elements Add On, flower from the Main Kit, and a sweet little flower which I fussy cut from the Penny Lane paper in the Coordinating Paper Add On.

The title is from my stash and I painted it with the Art Alchemy paint, and added the Prima "Blue Jay" Chalk Ink to give it some depth.

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you liked my layout and description of how I made it.  Don't forget to check back daily for more inspiration from our awesomely talented Design Team.

Have a wonderful week and till next time!