Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vintage Love layout! - Sparkle and Shine kit

Hi everyone!

Sharon here sharing my 5th layout made with the amazing Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" kit.  I just couldn't resist making one more layout because I absolutely LOVE this kit.  And I have so much left over, even after making 4 layouts! 

Here's my 5th page:

This layout means a lot to me because I started with a vintage photo of my mom and dad that was taken long before they had us kids!  I used the beautiful Prima, Rose Quartz, double-sided paper entitled "Midnight Beauty."  I liked the side that looked almost like worn wallpaper to me.  I added some more interest by splattering the gold acrylic paint, hickory smoke spray stain, and the worn lipstick distress oxide ink - all are in the color add-on kit!  I added my title by cutting out the saying from the "Grateful Heart with Foil Accents" paper.

Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by our blog today.  I hope that I inspired you!!!   

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - Falling Leave Kit

Hello, everyone! 
Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness/Elegance blog. 

Sandi here with you today sharing a delicate, feminine layout featuring the September Scraps of Elegance Kit, Falling Leaves. 

This pretty, floral paper is from Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot collection and is called Tweet Melody. I've paired it with Prima's Amber Moon "Pumpkin Season" wood slat paper.

For a solid focal point, I altered the Blue Fern Studios "Autumn Leaves" chipboard. After priming with gesso, I added gelatoes and Distress ink until I had the perfect color chipboard frame. Before I added to my page, I prepared a nice background with gesso, crackle paint, mists and random stamping. Next came the fun of putting everything together. using my florals and all the great matching chipboard and ephemera included in the Main Kit and add-ons.

If you don't have your Kit yet, here's a pic of everything that is included in the Main Kit. Also, you can shop the Scraps of Darkness Store to see everything that Melinda has in stock. 

Here's a nice close-up of the chipboard which was additionally colorized with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the Creativity add-on. My photo layers were from the Amber Moon paper "Pumpkin Season." (Straws and arts stones are from my stash.)  

I loved adding the Blue Fern Studios seedlings (Main Kit) as well as ephemera from the Elements add-on.  I used the large oval color co-ordinated sticker from Blue Fern Studios to further ground my photo layers. The floral add-ons have all the perfectly co-ordinating flowers to finish out your pages. 
And look at that sweet butterfly from the Prima ephemera pack!

At the top of this close-up you can see some of the Prima washi tape (Elements add-on) that I added to my background to give a nice aged, distressed look. I loved how this little grouping came together using the ephemera and the chipboard and florals.

And of course, you know I love me some flowers!
And I finally had a chance to use that great photo of Lucille Ball.

Thanks for coming by!
Hope to see you over in the Facebook community!


Hello friends, Lisa here to share my very first layout created with the beautiful September kit from Scraps of Elegance, called
'Falling Leaves'.

'Love, Ruth'

I love love love the Blue Fern Studios paper collection in this kit, 'Amber & Apricot'.
Really pretty fall colors and my favourite vintage patterns too. I started with the paper called
'Busy Bees' and then added some Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and some stenciling.  Because I knew this page was going to be all about the colors of autumn, I went out into my backyard and found some pieces of bark and some twigs that I added to my page under my photo, I thought it would add a cool twist to my layout.

Here is our kit:

Here are a few close ups:

I used so much from this amazing kit and the Elements and Floral Add Ons:

'Amber & Apricot' papers
'Kendra' Opal Orange Ribbon
Brass Leaf Shaped Brads
Silk Maple Leaves
Blue Fern Studios 'Paprika Seedlings'
American Crafts DIY Tag
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones
Blue Fern Studios 'Amber & Apricot' Chipboard
Prima 'Amber Moon' Flowers 'Bramble'

I also added some feathers from my stash and some cotton lace, a brass heart, and a tiny brown glass bottle from previous kits.

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Inspiration with a golden Fall layout - September 'Falling Leaves' kit

Hi, it's Tracy here to share my 4th project with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".

"Sunny Disposition"

Patterned Paper Add-on

Floral Add-on

This was a fairly simple layout to make. I started with the beautiful "Sunny Disposition" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (available in the Main Kit).  I used the backside of another sheet of the same paper (available in the Patterned Paper Add-on) to make some die-cuts to layer under the photo.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock version and inked around the edges in brown.  

I also fussy cut a flower and flower bud from the second sheet to use in the flower cluster.

The butterflies and coconut buttons were from my stash.  The chipboard corner piece was from the Main Kit and the flowers were from the Floral Add-on.  

I embossed the chipboard corner flourish with Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder and then rubbed some white paint overtop with my fingertip to grunge it up a bit.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Beautiful and sweet layout - August Sparkle and Shine Kit

Hello dear friends, I'm Kathy Mosher and am excited to share a new layout using the August Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" kit.  The photo was taken by my niece Dani Ulstad of Ronny and Renee Photography.  This photo features my gorgeous niece Bre.  Just love the expression on her face.

For the background I used the "Simple Stories" paper from the Patterned Paper Add On.  I splattered a tiny bit of black ink to add a little interest around the photo.  When I matted the photos I decided to sprinkle a little gold glitter on the bottom mat to keep with the theme of the layout and kit of "Sparkle and Shine".  

I used the glittery ribbon included in the Main Kit at the bottom of the photo.  I simply knotted it in a couple of places so it wouldn't bulge too much.  

I love creating flower clusters.  I used those gorgeous pink flowers that comes in the Floral Add On.  I also fussy cut some flowers from one of the Simple Stories papers and tucked them in around the flowers.  There is a fun sticker sheet from Prima that comes in the Main Kit.  I couldn't resist popping a few around the layout.  

The little sentiment is one of the Prima die cuts that comes in the Main Kit.  So perfect for Bre!  And I especially love the little feathers and balloons that I used at the top and bottom of the flower cluster.  

Finally, I added the title phrase that is another die cut from Prima from the Main Kit. 

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed the details of my layout.  Please check back for more inspiration from the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams.  Have a wonderful day!