Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL! {Winged Mosaic, The Crafter's Workshop}

Hi All!  I have a new fun and easy Video Tutorial up today again this time using the NEW Winged Mosaic TCW656 stencil that I designed for The Crafter's Workshop!  I gave you all a peek at this one a few weeks back and here today I have a full video tutorial on how it was made :)  ....so grab a cuppa, kick up the feet, relax and enjoy!

Hope you all enjoyed my little tutorial!  Just imagine all the fun ways you can use a mosaic tile stencil!  On a keepsake box, on the cover of an art journal....the projects are endless!  And all the work of piecing together a mosaic is already done for you!

And the look of it of course will change with the mixed media products you choose to use on the stencil! I used TCW Black Gesso and Black Modeling paste with Pearlex Mica Powders, then sealed it with some hair spray.  

I can't wait to see how you all use this stencil in your projects!  The good news is that TCW is carried by a lot of craft stores so it shouldn't be hard to find one near you.  If you are looking to order online I know that Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries has my stencils in, in both sizes (for Canada and USA, she ships international as well), The Mad Scrapper in the UK, and Scrapbook.com has it as well!

I narrated this one again as I got an overwhelming response of 'do it again!' :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I really appreciate all the kind words and comments! xo

Friday, March 17, 2017

NEW! Kit & Video for The Scrapbook Diaries!!

I know! It's been a couple of months since I did a Kit Page for The Scrapbook Diaries....part of the reason is these two awesomes in the photo! We've got a wedding coming up soon on us so my time has been occupied with wedding showers, invites, dress shopping, ....all the fun stuff that comes with a family wedding. (Well, that and doing some designing for stamps and stencils....more to come!)

There are so many fun page elements in this kit, I really had a lot of fun working with these! Loads of gorgeous blooms from 49 and Market (these are so shimmery and lovely, the photo doesn't do them justice!)....and really beautiful chipboard accents).

As always, the kit includes everything in it so that you can recreate the page I made here (including unlimited access to a full private video tutorial on how to make the page)....a lovely shade of Tim Holtz Distress Ink, one of my new stamp designs (Faded Damask), lots of chipboard and beautiful shabby chic Prima accents.

People often say to me, 'you get to work with such beautiful products!'.....well, you can too! Everything you need is put together in this kit along with full instructions and plenty to make a bonus page and more!  I just love the colors in this kit, I find them soothing and appealing to the eye.  You can order this kit (while they last) at The Scrapbook Diaries HERE

As for me?  Back to the fun of wedding planning for my sweet daughter and her fiancee ......I'm a bit OCD so I take on a lot of things myself....is it crazy that I want to do the wedding cake, the flowers, the sweet table, the decorating?  Hey, at least I'm leaving the catering for the dinner to someone else, LOL! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, hope you enjoy this lovely kit! I always take the time to read your comments and kind feedback no matter how busy I get! xo

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Love Always VIDEO TUTORIAL! {TCW Stencils}

Hi All! So I'm back with another video tutorial....and I went wayyy out of my comfort zone with this one.  I always try to get in and read all the feedback on my tutorials and one of the things I've been asked a few times is if I'd consider narrating on my tutorials.  Well, I'm one of those people who can't stand the sound of their own voice.  When I get nervous my voice is low, my throat gets dry...well, you get the idea.  But never-the-less I went and tried it out anyways.  So this is a layout I gave you all a peek at a little while back on which I used a NEW stencil I designed for TCW (The Crafter's Workshop), it's called 'Tile Mania'.  For this one I used the 12" x 12" stencil (but it also comes in the 6"x6" size. TCW662.  So without any further ado, hear is my tutorial!....

The photo is of my oldest daughter and her fiancee, they are getting married in May and this photo was one of my many favorites from their engagement photo shoot.

Most of the products I used on this page can be found in one place....The Scrapbook Diaries!  I didn't do this one as a kit as this was a sample page I made for the TCW trade show booth.  But the most of the products I used were from The Scrapbook Diaries.  You can find the papers, the stamps (Gabi's Patterned Textures and Gabi's Postcards From Paris), the stencil, the flowers, burlap, twine, texture paste, Gesso and even some of the chipboard and embellishments at The Scrapbook Diaries, I believe she even has Perfect Pearls there too? (at least I got them from her in the first place, LOL)

The gems where from my local dollar store. In Canada we have Dollarama, I often find odds and ends there that I can add to my pages..  Here you can see how I added the gems to the cross sections of my stencil design. You can also see some of the script stamping I did with my Postcards from Paris stamp set (also at The Scrapbook Diaries)

Another little closeup of the accent area on my layout....I like to throw a little accent area in to balance the page design.  The little blue buds were part of a kit I made up for The Scrapbook Diaries a little while back.  If Janene doesn't have these in her store, I know that many craft stores carry these or something similar in a variety of colors.

I hope you guys enjoyed watching this video tutorial and weren't too put off by my voice! lol......now I've got to get back to wedding plans, like a true mom I've decided to take on a lot of the work myself....wedding cake, flower arranging, decorating....yipes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and thanks for the kind comments you all are always leaving me, I really appreciate it!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mosaic Video Tutorial! {TCW & Shimmerz Paints}

So guess what?! The stencils are finally hitting the stores!  Just got word from Janene over at The Scrapbook Diaries that the NEW stencils I designed for TCW (The Crafter's Workshop) are finally in the house!  (I was a little premature showing my last tutorial for the Bride book....got a lot of emails asking where to get,...and they weren't in yet! lol!)  This time I have somewhere to send you! :)

For this project I used the stencil I designed for The Crafters Workshop called 'Stained Glass Daisies' TCW657.  The photo you see above is an extra canvas I made using acrylic paints.  But in the following video tutorial I used a variety of Shimmerz Paints Products to create my Mosaic canvas.  Time to grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea), kick back, relax and enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial....and easy, right?  Almost like painting in a coloring book!  And you get a mosaic effect without having to cut and match pieces, it's all done for you, just a few swipes with some texture paste and your can get your creative on with coloring!

This is a still shot of the stencil I created in the video tutorial using the Shimmerz paints, here I used a wash in the 'grout' lines, giving more of a vintage look.  For the canvas at the top of this blog I simply used TCW's Black Gesso for the background and TCW's Ultra Thick Molding Paste for the stencil and then painted with some favorite acrylic paint colors.

But Getting back to the canvas in the video....I used a variety of Shimmerz Paints products for this one and finished the design by adding some Dusty Attic Grasses at the bottom of the canvas.

Shimmerz Paint Products used in this Tutorial:

Creameez: Get Glowing, Peachie Keen, Sage It Isn't So, Boogie Boardin' Blue, Purple Rain, Black Cherry Cola, Strawberry Fields
Inklingz: Greener Pastures
Coloringz: Chocolate Brownie

You can pick up your Shimmerz Paints HERE.  NOTE: Be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in your next order to receive a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice! 

Just imagine all the places you can use this mosaic stencil design....on the cover of an art journal, ...on a tissue box cover,...on a keepsake box....I can't wait to see what you all come up with using this fun new stencil!  Be sure to tag me in if you post something using the stencil, I just love to see what you all create using them!  As I mentioned you can now find them at The Scrapbook Diaries (USA & Canada, she also ships International)....I also heard that The Mad Scrapper in the UK has them in as well!  (Just click on the links to take you there).  If you don't like to shop online you can always check your local scrap store or art shop (many now carry TCW products!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I always appreciate and read all the lovely comments and feedback! They make my day! xo


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