Saturday, 28 April 2012

3 Scrappy Boys Mixed Media Tutorial {Keep me in Your Heart Always}

***Edited to add - for some reason the photos are
 not coming out crisply but they are perfect 
IF you click on them!  If you are wanting to
actually use this tutorial to guide you along
with a project I suggest clicking on the first
image (it will come up HUGE and crystal clear -
then moving along the images using the thumbnails
that will appear below - the photos are massive this
way and all the text is really clear :) ***

Hello Everyone!  Happy Saturday!!
I am flying in with a looooong tutorial that I created
for 3 Scrappy Boys today - phew!  I am now off to
the movies with my kids :)  Remember that there is
a crop going on today at 3 Scrappy Boys (in the forum)
to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day (yup that's today)
so sign up & join in the fun!  The grand prize is an April kit
and there is a big sale on in the store too with free USA
shipping & an $11 shipping discount for all internationals!

And here it is resting on my hall table :)
I hope to catch up with all the blogs I read tomorrow.
I think today was a day well spent coming up with
this pretty little piece.  Soon it will be on it's way to
my daughter at university, to brighten up her bedroom.

Enjoy National Scrapbooking Day!

Most of these supplies come from the April Trio Kit
 at 3 Scrappy Boys HERE but I added a few things.

Vine - Prima
Flower - Prima
Red, Green, Blue alphas - Websters
Die-cut leaves - Cherry Lynn Olive Vine
Scallop border punhes - EK Success (small)
Martha Stewart Crafts (large)
Seam Binding - Etsy
Crochet Braid - Maya Road
Mists - Maya Road, Studio Calico, Smooch
Paint - Tim Holtz
Inks - Color Box

April 2012 Trio kit

Sale: $35.55
Save: 10% off

April 2012 Trio kit includes:

4 sheets double sided Jenni Bowlin magpie paper
3 sheets double sided Glitz Design happy traveler paper
3 sheets double sided Fabscraps classic paper
1 sheet Bella embossed cardstock
1sheet Jenni Bowliin diecut paper
6 sheets cardstock
1 Prima alphabet
1 sheet Jenni Bowlin hodge podge stickers
1 sheet Jenni Bowlin quilted stickers
1 pack Bella bling
assorted 7 gypsies tag inserts
assorted 7 gypsies envelopes
1/2 pack Jenni Bowlin chipboard tabs
1 Maya Road burlap flower
30" Maya Road tape measure trim
1/4 pack Maya Road metal hangers
1/2 pack Maya Road wood butterflies
1/2 pack Pink Paislee chipboard buttons


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! You NEVER CEASE to AMAZE me!!! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!! I love love love the texture, the colors, the photo!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

GREAT clear & easy to follow & the photos were just how you manage to put hot pink with red & still look stunning!!!!:):):)

FiKenward said...

This is awesome Helen, great step by step pics as well and I am sure this is going to help out quite a few people that have been wanting to give this a go. Well done!!!

Alison said...

What can I say my friend?...AWESOME!...I LOVE the fan idea..will definately be giving that a try!
Alison xx

Lynnda said...

WOW WOW WOW ! You NEVER fail to AMAZE me!!! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!! Beyond words!!! Totally love love love the texture, the colors, the photo!!!! Just love everything on this a TON Helen!!! hugs..xoxo

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Love the mixed media background and sweet photo :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is such a professional tutorial for your gorgeous mix media master piece. It must have taken you a whole week to create it. Thank you for sharing.

Amelia Khalik said...

Wowwww...i love ur tutorial!!! Tfs helen. What a gorgeous mixed media project! <3..:)))

Denise Price said...

Great tutorial! I like the way you fanned out the Jenni Bowlin squares, and also the way you used the hanger ribbon as part of your visual triangle.

Mitralee said...

I always like cardboard, just a great medium!!! Great tutorial!!

I vote we make something similar when you come to NY!!!!

Bellaidea said...

She will love it!
Impresive page!

yyam said...

Wow! What a stunning array of colours and textures! I'm sure your daughter will be pleased! Love the red visual triangle! :)

thanks for sharing your process! :)

Leonie said...

What a fab tutorial Helen. Thanks for sharing.
Love the end result, it's beautiful. The cardboard
looks just awesome.
cheers. :)

sandi said...

Fabulous creation and tutorial. Love the background texture on this!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love seeing your process and I love your title work...awesome project Helen.

Eila Sandberg said...

Absolutely FAB tut Helen!! the photos are just fine, no worries. Wish I had come across a tut like this a year ago or so, would have saved me buckets of worries trying to figure out stuff on my own! Looks so much fun and the result is just gorgeous! My gosh, how much weight has he lost?!! Shane is but a shadow of his old self! xxx

Marilyn said...

Fabulous Tutorial Helen! love your step by step pics, this looks so fun you inspire me to do something similar. Love the final result, Beautiful project..:)

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Helen! What an awesome tutorial.... LOVE all the layers of color, grunge, and embellies. This is fantastic and I'm sure your daughters friends will all be quite envious their moms aren't sending such unique wall art their way.