Friday, April 21, 2017

Two amazing mixed media layouts from Tatiana!

Hello!
Tatiana is here with you today and I came back with new mixed media layout featuring March Scraps of Darkness kit 'Boys will be boys'. But this time I decided that I want to create something feminine using masculine kit.



For this layout I chose photography with my daughter and me in soft colors. For the background I used neutral grey paper from Blue Fern Studios 'Chesterville collection. I also chose BoBunny Journaling Cards one with mommy leopard with a cub. On the first step I added texture using texture paste with sand and Kaisercraft stencil. Then I applied Lindy's Magicals Shaker from the Main kit and Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush pen from the old kit and added background stamping using stamp from the Elements Add On and background stamps from my stash.




In the layers behind the photo I used journalling cards, piece of Blue Fern Studios paper and embellishments from the old Scraps of Darkness kits.



Then I added different glitter, flakes, splashes and rhinestones.







I used from the Main kit


Blue Fern Studios' Chesterville Collection
BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards
Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker
Ruby Rock-It Bella! Paper Flowers

from the Elements Add On

Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp 2.75"X3.75"


My next layout is about my daughter and her love to peekaboo.

For my background I used two papers from Blue Fern Studios Chesterville collection. I adhered with a shift dark on the light background and cut leftovers. Color scheme of the layout is based on the photo colors.


Then I created layered composition behind the photo using pieces of paper and journalling cards from the Main kit. On the next step I added texture using texture paste with sand and Kaisercraft stencil. When all completely dried I applied Tim Holtz crayon from the kit and Faber-Castell grape gelatos blending them with fingers. Then I added Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen and blended it with water.


On the next step I added embellishments to my project such as denim stars, stickers, flowers, leaves, lace, stamped on the cork embellishments and chipboard covered with Tim Holtz crayon.


Then I added stamping using three background stamps. On the next step I decided to add more texture to my project and added glitter, microbeades and sequins.



For the final touches I used splashes, liquid drops and rhinestones.


I used from the Main kit

Blue Fern Studios' Chesterville Collection
BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards
Darice 10mm Black Sequins
Papermania Denim Blue Collection Denim Star Tags
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Crayon

from the Elements Add On

BoBunny Life In Color Clear Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Splatter Arrows Chipboard
Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp 2.75"X3.75"
American Crafts 1oz POP! Microbeades: Wave

Hugs!
Tatiana

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Laura creates with Bo Bunny 'Life in Color' from the 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

Good morning!  Laura here
I am really enjoying working with the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit.  
For this layout I decided to use the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection...

I started by layering then inking all the papers with stayz on ink from a previous kit. 

I added some of the clear stickers from the elements add on...they are cool!

I fussy cut that really cool octopus out of one of the papers from the coordinating paper add on.  He rocks!

I also added the Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape from the elements add on.


My next layout I wanted to share today from the 'Boys will be Boys' kit from Scraps Of Darkness is also using the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection


Our niece Jill from Breaultography took this wonderful photo of Cody which was perfect for these papers

I started by using the Lindy's color shakers from the main kit and color add on onto the background paper that I had covered in clear gesso.  I spritzed with water until I liked what I saw!  I then used a stencil from a previous kit and some embossing paste!


I fussy cut these images from the papers and used the tape from the elements add on


I also fussy cut the title out of the paper,


and the hot air balloon.  I also added some of the microbeads from the elements add on!

The really awesome arrow I inked with orange stazon ink then added the green embossing powder and some of the blue microbeads! 

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck? Sketches


Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Grungy Mixed Media Layout from Kathy


Here is another lo I created using the March Scraps of Darkness kit "Boys Will Be Boys" featuring my 2 grandsons, Chase and Cameron.  The boys are very active in Cub Scouts and this photo was taken at the Sea Life Center in Seward.  They were rock climbing around the seal aquarium, little monkeys they are!!!

This layout took me a really long time, not sure why, I think it is because of the softness mixed with the grunge that threw me off.  Anyway, I was able to get it the way I liked it eventually!





I used so many of the goodies included in the Main Kit as well as the Add-Ons.  I used the Crafter's Companion stencil on the background paper from the Creativity Add On first, added a little Lindy's color and then went crazy with the stamping.  For the orange square I used the Bo Bunny collection from the Coordinating Paper Add-On, glued some strips of burlap around the edges, and last, but not least used that fabulous new stamp from Gabi that comes in the Elements Add On.

The gears you see in the picture were cut from dies made by Kaisercraft and Tim Holtz.  I used some of the Bo Bunny paper from the kit to make some of them and others I used cereal boxes to get a more dimensional piece.  I embossed them using Lindy's embossing powder from a previous kit.  Then I rubbed on some of the Tim Holtz Distress Crayon "Salty Ocean".  I could get hooked on those little guys.  Very waxy and fun!  I also added some of the microbeads from American Crafts, which you can find in the Elements Add On.  


The layers behind the photo were created using the Bo Bunny Misc. Me cards that come in the Main Kit.  Lisa Novagrodski, our Design Team Coordinator created a layout this month using the fabulous octopus from the Bo Bunny collection and challenged us to use one on our layouts.  So I tucked in my little guy amongst the layers.  




The chipboard around the photo comes from my stash.  I used more of the Lindy's embossing powder and rubbed more Distress Crayon around it.  Love the effect.



The title chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios and comes in the Main Kit.  I used the same treatment on it as I did on the gears.  Love the brown and blue combination with all the beads.  



I created a little cluster on the bottom left of the photo.  I can't call it a flower cluster cause my son was giving me such a hard time about using flowers on a layout for boys.  Does that happen to you too???

I used various elements from previous kits, as well as fussy cut the number 3 from one of the notecard images from Bo Bunny in the Coordinating Paper Add On.



I thought you might be interested in how the layout looks from the sides.  You can really see the layers.




Masculine layouts can be hard to create.  I have to put myself in a different mindset.  Although I love the grunge look and linear/geometric lines you can create.  Hope you like it!

Till next time, please think about subscribing to the Scraps of Darkness membership club.  These kits really sell out fast, and you don't want to miss out on all the fun!  Happy Easter Everyone!


Kathy Mosher aka Momma Bear in Alaska!!!



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two gorgeous mixed media layouts from Jessica!

Hello guys and gals! Jessica here!  I am here today with my second layout for the March, 2017 Scraps of Darkness "Boys will be Boys" Kit.



The picture I used is a vintage photo of my grandfather and one of his buddies when he was a young man. They were driving around and put their heads out the windows, so I thought it really portrayed the "Boys will be Boys" theme for March.

Believe it or not, this is my first attempt at using a large chipboard title on a layout. It was a challenge to figure out how I would design my layout and how I would paint the background, but I absolutely love challenges!



I began with one of the Blue Fern Studios Chesterville Collection papers included in the "Boys will be Boys" main kit to begin my background. In addition to the title chipboard, I also used one of the Blue Fern Studios Splattered Arrows chipboard from the Elements Add On kit and tucked it around the top picture so the arrow points at the guys (I know the old photo makes it slightly tough to notice that anyone is even in the car, so the arrow was perfect for this).



From the main kit, I used the BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards under my pictures, Mini Screw Head Brads to make the pleats in my fabric (I love not having to sew), and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker spritzed with water on my background.



I also had fun using the "Boys will be Boys" Elements Add On kit. I used some of the BoBunny Life In Color Clear Stickers, Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape, and the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp. 

Visit the Scraps of Darkness online store to see the gorgeous monthly main kits and the many add on kits available - not to mention all of the other merchandise that scrapbookers and mixed media artists need!



For my next layout I used items from the main kit and elements add on kit along with various items from previous Scraps of Elegance kits. You can visit the online store any time to see all of the awesome goodies!


My layout is titled "Smiles", and I actually used the "Timeless" title by Blue Fern Studios from a Scraps of Elegance kit last year. The Prima flowers were also from a Scraps of Elegance kit from last year. I loved these additions for my layout!


From the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit, I used a gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper from the Chesterville Collection for my background. To build my background, I used the Misc. Me Journaling Cards from the BoBunny Life in Color Collection.

To color some of my cardboard pieces, I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker from the main kit and a tiny bit of the Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Crayon on the second piece of cardboard.


From the "Boys Will Be Boys" Elements Add On Kit, I used some of the Clear Stickers from the BoBunny Life in Color Collection along with the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp to add more interest to the background.


I was really happy to have the American Crafts POP! Microbeads in "Wave" to add to some glass bead gel and a stencil. The USArt Quest Minnie Prills from a Scraps of Elegance kit last year were a nice touch with the Wave Microbeads.

What I think really pulled it all together was adding the Darice Black Sequins from the main kit to my layout!  


Anyhow, thank you for taking a look at my layout today, and I hope you come back soon to visit!

Don't forget to check out the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit:


And of course, the Elements Add On Kit:


Thanks for the visit!
~Jessica McFall~

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - 17.4.17.

Hello!
Today I have a new layout to share. This time I created layout about my husband, I don't have too many photogrpahs where he is alone, because he doesn't like to be photographed. So this time I chose rather old photo from our trip to Spain and created marine layout with fabulous March Scraps of Darkness kit 'Boys will be boys'. 




For the background I used Blue Fern Studios paper. Layers are created using BoBunny journaling cards and pieces of Blue Fern Studios paper.


On the first step I stamped circles using stamp from the Elements Add on and Stazon ink. Then added texture using texture paste with sand and Kaisercraft stencil. On the next step I added color with Tim Holtz distress crayon, Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals shaker (from the main kit) and Lindy's mist and Art-C metallic paint from the old Scraps of Darkness kits.


Then all was completely dried I adhered the photo and added texture with two different micro beads and quartz topping. Chipboard was colored with Tim Holtz crayon and Art-C metallic paint, then I added stamping on it. For this project I also created cork embellishments using stazon ink and Kaisercraft stamps.


As the final touches I added sequins, stickers, pearls, rhinestones and splashes.

I used from the Main kit
Blue Fern Studios' Chesterville Collection
BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards
Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker
Darice 10mm Black Sequins
Papermania Denim Blue Collection Denim Star Tags
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Crayon

from the Elements Add On
Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape
BoBunny Life In Color Clear Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Splatter Arrows Chipboard
Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp 2.75"X3.75"
American Crafts 1oz POP! Microbeades: Wave
Papermania Denim Blue Metal Button


Four years ago I celebrate my birthday with company of my friends on big music festival 'The Best City' which was held near our city. It was so much fun and really great event. So I decided to save these memories on my new layout. For the background I used paper from Blue Fern Studios collection 'Chesterville'.


For my project I decided to use photography color scheme and circles like the symbols of light on the photography. So I used background stamp from the kit and Kaisercraft stencil with circles. I also added BoBunny Journaling Cards and stickers with music theme. Colors were added using Lindy's Magicals Shaker, Tim Holtz crayon from the kit and Lindy's mist.
I also decided to use glitter (yes, on masculine project :)) and think that it helped me to add light and shine to the background like on the background of the photography, rhinestones also worked on this purpose. Chipboard was covered with Lindy's Magicals Shaker.




I used from the Main kit
Blue Fern Studios' Chesterville Collection
BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards
Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker
Papermania Denim Blue Collection Denim Star Tags
Blue Fern Studios Boys Will Be Boys Laser Cut Chipboard
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Crayon

from the Elements Add On
Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape
BoBunny Life In Color Clear Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Splatter Arrows Chipboard
Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp 2.75"X3.75"
American Crafts 1oz POP! Microbeades: Wave

Hope you enjoyed my projects!
Hugs!
Tatiana