Thursday, September 21, 2017

A beautiful pink travel layout - August Sparkle and Shine Kit


Hi! Dana here today sharing another layout that I created with the Scraps of Darkness August Sparkle and Shine Kit. Several of the patterned papers from the Prima Rose Quartz and Simple Stories Beautiful collections had me thinking of geodes and marble. These prints reminded me of a photo I took this Summer of Arch Rock on Mackinac Island in Michigan. This landmark is a natural limestone formation and is absolutely beautiful in real life.


I used one of the maps from the Prima Rose Quartz Beautiful Glory patterned paper (Main Kit) as a base for my photo. I added orange and green to this color palette with sheets of Art-C Ephemera, Simple Stories Clear Stickers, and Prima Traveler's Tape, which are all included in the Elements Add-On.

No layout for me is really complete without flowers. I added a small pink bloom from the Floral Add-On to the corner of my photos. I also added some black and white flowers that I cut from the Simple Stories Simply Wonderful patterned paper (Main Kit).

I'm really loving the versatility of the products in this kit. I've created a fun mix of both clean and simple and shabby chic designs. If you missed my previous projects, click on the following links:


If you don't have a Scraps of Darkness subscription, the extra kits and add-ons are going fast. You can pick up yours, and find out more about the club, at ScrapsofDarkness.com. We'd love to see your take on this kit. Share your work with us in the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Scrapbooking Community on Facebook.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3 Beautiful layouts - August Sparkle and Shine & July Wayfarer kits

Hi everyone!
I recently received my 'Sparkle and Shine' Scraps Of Darkness kit and I couldn't wait to get creating.
When I saw the Prima Paper Rose Quartz - Stone Quartz the idea for this layout came to me


This awesome photo was taken by my niece last year


 To Begin with I fussy cut one of the worlds out of the paper and layered it over the Grateful heart paper and the Rose Dreams paper.
I added Papermania Wild Rose Jumbo Crochet Trim from the elements add on.


I created a cluster using flowers from the main kit and floral add on and these really cool feathers from the elements add on.  I also double matted the photo and used foam dots for dimension


Here is a close up of those really pretty flowers.  I also added some Prima Rose Quartz Puffy Stickers from the main kit - they are really cute!


I finished off with a title using the 'LOVE' from the puffy stickers and some letter stickers from my stash


I am so excited to share this layout.
I normally do not scrapbook in pink - just not my color BUT these gorgeous papers and elements may have changed my mind!


For this layout I used some the awesome Simple Stories Beautiful  paper from the Sparkle and Shine kit.



I started by layering the  fabulous papers and added a border sticker from the main kit then lightly distressed the edges.  
I then painted the some chipboard from my stash with Art C Ultra Chalk Paint in Victorian Pink from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit.  I added some Ranger Rose Quartz embossing powder (from a previous kit) and heat set it.  In the color add on is this gorgeous Jacquard Lumiere True Gold Acrylic Paint that I brushed on with my finger to keep with the lightly gold theme.


For the chipboard frame from my stash I embossed it with one of my favorite embossing powders - Stampendous aged black embossing enamel from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit.


Check out all those stunning flowers from the  main kit and floral add on!


Here is another another layout I created using the Wayfarer kit!
I love creating beach layouts - probably because thats one of my favorite places to be! 


When I saw this piece of paper - Pacific Coast - from Blue Fern Studios in the kit - my mouth dropped!  It is gorgeous!  I really wanted to create a layout that did it justice!
I chose an older photo of Cody that matched so beautifully with the elements


I did some mixed media work with s stencil, sand medium and Lindys Stamp Gang mist and Brusho turquoise powder.  I sprayed some cheese cloth with the mists too, added some prills from previous kits and some Prima Art pebbles also from a previous kit and shells from my stash!


The Prima Resin Frame is beautiful!   To add to its beauty I misted it, added the brusho powder color, and prills!  The title piece I found in the Prima Traveler's Journal Ephemera & Stickers from the main kit...I wrinkled it and added some ink and the same brusho color.

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Two gorgeous layouts - August Sparkle and Shine Kit

Hi everyone!

Sharon here to share my newest layout made with the August, 2017  Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" kit.  

This kit features Prima's "Rose Quartz" and Simple Stories "Beautiful" collections.


What a fabulous kit!  When I first received it, I thought, wow . . . there are so many possibilities!  I am happy that I ordered all of the add-ons,  because I do not want to run out of coordinating supplies.

Without further ado, here's my layout:


I just LOVE the Simple Stories "Shine Bright" paper, and used it as my background.  Since a black and white photo seemed best here, I used one of my favorites that I took of my husband and daughter last year.  I added some interest to the background with "True Gold" paint, "Hickory Smoke" spray stain, and some white gesso splatters - both the paint and the spray stain are included in the color add-on.  The black feather, which I pulled apart and adhered to the back of my distressed and matted photo, and the music paper came in the elements add-on.  In addition, I had some fern chipboard pieces left over from last month's kit.  I painted them gold (with the True Gold paint) and viola, they were the perfect addition to this page.  And the gray Prima flowers were included in the main kit.

I have found that the monthly kits and add-ons go quickly!  If you don't want to miss out on anything, you can subscribe to the monthly scrapbook kit club.

You can get all of the information you need by clicking on the above links, or just visiting the online store.

Here are some close-ups:








WOW!  This kit is full of amazing paper and embellishments that make your layouts really shine!

I enjoyed making this page using a photo that I just took while on vacation this summer:


I took the photo while walking on the Atlantic City boardwalk one evening.  The Bruce Springsteen song "Born to Run" came to mind when I printed it out.

Here's my page:


This time I used the "Grateful Heart" paper from Prima's Rose Quartz Collection as my background.

I was drawn to this pink and white color scheme.

Here are some close-ups:







 This page was so quick and easy to make using the main kit:  



and add-ons!!








Please take a minute to check out the monthly subscription club, too.

And don't forget, there are lots of other scrappy goodies to shop for in the store!

Happy Scrapping everyone!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Mixed Media Monday Tutorial: Finnabair style ATC's with Prima paper clay and moulds - July Country Chic kit

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back with a new process video tutorial for these mixed media Artist Trading Cards featuring the July Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On. I've not worked with paper clay or silicone molds before, and I'm totally hooked! I'll be making paper clay embellishments to use on a variety of projects. The techniques I share with you in the video are just one way to use them.


In this video, I show you how to create your own paper clay molded embellishment pieces as well as how to create textures highlighted with waxes and metallic paints on these Finnabair style ATC's.

Enjoy the video!


Product List


From the Creativity Add On:
Prima IOD Paper Clay
Prima IOD Keyholes Vintage Art Decor Mould
Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Silicone Molds: Antique


Previous Kits:
August 2016: Prima/Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Yellow Blue Acrylic Paint
December 2015: Viva Decor Inka Gold: Aquamarine

Sharing Photo Details:





Thanks for stopping by!

~ Blessings ~
Tracey



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sparkle & Shine Kit Tutorial: Create this elegant baby layout

Hello!
The August Scraps of Darkness kit is amazing! Full of shiny embellishments and paper. I couldn't wait to start work with it.


For my first project I used Simple Stories paper and created black and white layout with rose gold accents. I created layered composition in a heart shape using feather from the kit and fussy cut flowers.


I used sequins, rhinestones and pearls as shiny accents.




Photography is embellished with transparent Simple Stories sticker.


Here you can find step by step video tutorial with all the details:



Products used from the August kit:

Prima's Rose Quartz Collection
Simple Stories' Beautiful Collection
Prima Rose Quartz Puffy Stickers
Simple Stories Beautiful 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Prima Rose Quartz Flowers: Thassos
Simple Stories Beautiful Collection Clear Stickers
Prima Traveler's Journal Modern Floral Decorative Tape

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial: July The Wayfarer Kit

It's Cindy Brown with my second Tutorial for Scrap of Darkness.  For this project I used the Scraps Of Darkness July Kit : The Wayfarer

I chose to make a beautiful canvas. First, I chose my paper. Then I chose my embellishments.
I added two layers of Gesso and drops of Gesso with water. And finally, I used my beautiful Lindy sprays for splashing.


Do not forget to see the video below.  Here is my canvas:




some close ups:













My video:


List of products:

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Floral Add On



Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Lilies
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Vine
Prima Flowers #586836

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit: The Wayfarer


Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust 12x12 Printed Chipboard (19 pieces)
One 6x6" burlap paper sheet
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Road Trip paper
Prima Traveler's Journal  #592721

Others products:
Prima - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White - big jar
Prima - Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials (3 pack)
Lindy's Starburst: Green with Envy Green
Lindy's Flat Fabio: Bonjour Butter

It's a pleasure to inspire you here.