Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two amazing vacation layouts - July Wayfarer & June Seaside Kits


Hello Everyone!!!
It's another cold and rainy summer season in Anchorage.  As I have said before, it makes for some really cranky folks in the middle of the Winter.  They don't get enough Vitamin D.  LOL!

Here's my first layout using the Scraps of Darkness, July The Wayfarer Kit.  This kit is filled with Blue Fern Studios and 49 and Market, in the most delicious colors, perfect for Alaska photos.  This first layout features my youngest grandson Cameron fishing, and could you look at the size of that pole....it's almost twice his size.  




I chose one of the Blue Fern Studios "Wanderlust" papers for my background, which I mounted on cardstock.  I did a little stamping around the page using the Gabi "Script Squared" stamp (it was included in last month's Scraps of Elegance kit, and is also available in our store).  




I layered several of the papers from the Main Kit to mat my photo.  I tucked in the bird image which I fussy cut from another BFS paper, and then added the border chipboard included in the Main Kit to the right of the photo.  



The flower clusters were created using a BFS flower from the Floral Add On and the turquoise flowers from previous kits.  On top of the cluster at the bottom left I used another chipboard from the Main Kit.  



  
To the bottom right of the photo I added some of the emphemera goodies from the Prima Traveler's Journal in the Main Kit.


The title was cut from a Wanderlust paper.  I added lots of Prills from a previous kit around the layout to give it more texture.


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I'm back with you dear scrappy friends with my 4th project using the Scraps of Darkness June Kit "Seaside".  As I've mentioned before we have so many rivers and lakes Alaska, as well as coastline, it would be impossible to visit them all.  The main problem is access.  A lot of them are only accessible by water or airplane.  This layout is my baby girl with my sweet grandsons taken at the Deschuka River near the Talkneetna Mountains, north of Anchorage.  The picture was taken in August, so it was getting pretty chilly.  You can see how the leaves have turned on the trees in the background.  



I started by using the Kaisercraft "High Tide" Overboard paper for my background.  There is another paper from that collection that is striped in the Coordinating Paper Add On, which I cut apart to form the border elements on the lo.  I inked around the layout using the Prima Color Philosophy dye ink "Summer Vibes" from the Color Add On.  


I used a notecard image for the photo mat and title from the Patterned Paper Add On.  The photo is framed with a Creative Embellishment chipboard from my stash that I left naked.  I like the texture and color for the layout.  


To create the flower clusters I started by making die cut leaf branches.  I used 3 different Kaisercraft papers to get some depth and variety of color.  The Prima beige flowers come in the Floral Add On.  The blue ones from 49th and Market are included in the Creativity Add On.  I tucked in some beige netting which came filled with cantaloupe lol!!!  I tucked in little shells, stickers from the Main Kit, a giant starfish and a twine bow.  I also used some aqua gems that come in the Scraps of Elegance June Kit.  








Last, I went wild with brown Prills from a previous kit all around the layout.  I found a paintbrush that works really well for adhering the Prills.  It has very short bristles that are straight at the ends.  The bristles are about 1/4" long and really help placing the beads.  


Hope you enjoyed my creative process today.  Don't forget to check back in for more design team inspiration.  

Take care and have a wonderful day!!

Kathy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet and lovely Family layouts - July Country Chic Kit

It's Tracy Funk here today with my first project with the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July Kit, Country Chic featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.


Tom and May


I used the Main Kit, Floral Add-on, Elements Add-on and Coordinating Paper Add-on.


Main Kit
Floral Add-on
Elements Add-on


Coordinating Paper Add-on

I started with the Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on.  I did some stamping that didn't turn out the way I had planned so I gessoed over it and inked it slightly with some pink chalk-ink.  I then die-cut two large circles out of the Garden Seeds paper (from the Coordinating paper add-on) and Branching Out paper (from the Main Kit), layered them over black cardstock copies and glued them onto the background.  I also used the Garden Seeds paper to die-cut some leaves.
I primed the chipboard fence (from the Main Kit) with clear gesso and then applied DecoArt white crackle paint.  I also inked around the edges slightly with charcoal grey.  The center of the fence would have been hidden under the photo anyway, so I cut it out to save for another layout and glued the end pieces to the page.





I cut a mat for the photo out of the gingham paper included in the Main Kit and then glued it to a sheet of plain chipboard for stability.  I used foam tape under this to balance the photo.
The corner flourishes and buttons were from my stash.  Most of the flowers, with the exception of a couple of 49 and Market flowers from my stash, were from the Floral Add-on.
The clothespins were from the Main Kit and the butterfly from the Elements Add-on.







Here is my second layout.....

"That Would Be Nice"

When my son, Evan, was little, he used to say "That would be nice" a lot.  The expression on his face in this picture makes me imagine him saying that, hence the name of this layout.
This is my second layout this month using the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July kit, "Country Chic", featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.  I used the Main KitPatterned Paper Add-onCoordinating Paper Add-onElements Add-on and Floral Add-on.


Main Kit
Patterned Paper Add-on
Coordinating Paper Add-on
Elements Add-on
Floral Add-on
I started with the beautiful Provence paper from the Main Kit and did some stenciling with molding paste on the background.  I went over the stenciled areas with some watercolour to make them stand out more.


I used another sheet of the Provence paper from the Patterned Paper Add-on to make some of the die-cuts.  The Bicycle Ally paper and Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on were used to make the other die-cuts.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock copy, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.


The two small chipboard flourishes were from my stash.  I embossed these with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Pop Rock Purple embossing powder included in the Main Kit.



All the other embellishments were in the Main Kit or Add-ons.  I sprayed the green roses from the Main Kit with some Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist to dull the colour slightly and brushed the tips of the petals with white paint.





Thank you so much for taking a look today!




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mixed Media layout and sweet cards - June Birds of a Feather kit


Nicole here again today to share with you
another layout created with the Scraps of Elegance June kit.


I was inspired by a mood board and sketch.  I love the beautiful feathery designs of the BoBunny Serendipity papers and all the die-cuts and chipboard shapes that went along with it.
I thought they were perfect for creating a whimsical and rustic page with a shabby chic twist to express the 'peace in my heart'.


The Scraps of Elegance main kit and floral add-on contain
gorgeous blooms from Prima, Petaloo and 49 and Market.
It is no surprise that flowers are my #1 crafty embellishment!


I sprinkled a fair share of glitter glass I received in a previous kit 
and sprayed on some white mist over my embellishments.


I found that this quote was a great complement to my overall design as well as the photo used that was taken at dusk on the boardwalk in my town. I try to find peace within myself every day which is a challenge, but sure is worth it in the end. Creating art always brings me a sense of peace and I'm ever so grateful for the ability (thank you Scraps of Elegance) and the inspiration to create.



With a kit called 'Birds of a Feather' and the lovely bird die cuts 
from the BoBunny Serendipity collection included in the June 
Scraps of Elegance kit, I just knew that I had to create this card set!


I created 3 birthday cards (sentiment in french), each one
with different color birds and birdhouse on a ivory and yellow base.



I think this one is my favorite simply because I love the look of this green birdie in flight.  In the BoBunny chipboard set from the kit, there are some framed images of the same birds. I used one on each card to match the die cut.



I love creating cards with leftovers from the kit.
I had more than enough die cuts, stickers, chipboard shapes, flowers to use on these cards, and I certainly could create more.



And there  you go!

This concludes my DT work with the Scraps of Elegance June kit.

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I hope you enjoyed!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - June Birds of a Feather kit

Hello there, Lisa here to share that I made using
the 'Birds of a Feather' kit from Scraps of Elegance using the BoBunny collection called 'Serendipity'.

'Always follow your dreams...'


I cut out the two blue birds from one of the kit papers and glued them down the sides, I adore anything with birds as that's Liam's nick name he's had since he was this small :)
I added some heavy white gesso and some watercolors and then added a clock chipboard and a sweet title from 2 Crafty, some BoBunny die cuts and chipboards 
 from the Main kit, and some flowers from one of our previous kits.

You can find our kits and many more crafty supplies at the 
Scraps of Darkness online store here.

Here are a few close ups:





here is my next layout created with the Scraps of
Elegance kit 'Birds of a Feather'.

'My Happy Place'


Even though this kit had a lot of BoBunny papers from the 'Serendipity' collection, there's still so many different ways to go as far as themes for your pages.  I saw the natural sandy colors and the wood pattern of this paper, and thought about making a layout with a real summer feel to it. I used some graduating circles chipboard by Blue Fern Studios that I bought from the Scraps of Darkness store, some cotton lace and lots of flowers to give the page some softness. I also used the BoBunny papers, die cuts, stickers, the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Distress Pad, the Queen & Company blue gems, and Blue Fern Studios 'Garden Bloom'
chipboard all from the main kit, and the Gabrielle Pollaco stamp and tiny glass bottles from the Elements Add-On.

Here are a few close ups:




I hope I inspired you a little! 
See you soon,
Lisa