Thursday, May 14, 2015

This months Music challenge!

Every month I host a challenge over at the

This months is awesome!
Brought back a lot of wonderful and fun memories

This months challenge:
Music never seems more important than in our teenage years - it helps identify who we are.....

So I want you to think back to your teen years - what song do you think of? What song from your teen years makes you dance around your house when you hear it? Do you still know all the words?

Use that song as inspiration!

the rules:
*you have until May 31st to upload your layout into the appropriate folder.
*can not be used with Lisa's mixed media challenge
*when you upload your project please let us know what inspired you
*I will do a random draw for the winner of a wonderful prize donated by Melinda

So I used a song that I remember listening to over and over again by one of the biggest bands 
of the 80'...
'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns N' Roses


I changed it a bit since I have two wonderful boys!

I used a bunch of previous kit stuff from different months!

 There were these really cool metal gears that were in the kit leftovers that I covered with gesso then sprayed with mists.  I used my labeller and misted them but in this months SOD kit was some magicals powder and I used that too.  Really altered the plain white paper and made it more fun!


 There was some wonderful chipboard in the 'kit stash box' too!  Painted them and I made a few gears that I texturized and sprayed with the mists and magicals too!

I also did some misting and stenciling on the background paper!


I used the magicals on the prima resin frame and the flowers!  LOVE the result


I misted some cheesecloth for texture and dimension!


Here you can see all the dimension!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see your entries on our facebook page!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My First 3 layouts from MY KIT!

This months Scraps Of Darkness kit is named after me!!!

Its called 'Laura's Wish'

Here a few  layouts I have made using this awesome kit!

'The Man, The Myth, The Legend'


This is my amazing hubby and a fun photo from a photo shoot we did a couple of years ago!
I created this one using the Kaiser Craft Antique Bazaar papers that were in the kit


Lots of layers!  I added the Copper Jacquard Lumiere Light Body Acrylic Paint to the altered blue fern chipboard and the corrugated cardboard


When I saw the title pieces I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use!!!  


more of the altered chipboard and I added a few metal gears from a previous kit



Next up is a layout about my fabulous boys!

'Learn from Yesterday....'


This was a fun layout....


I altered a few flowers with the black marble mist from the color add on


I stuck some of die cuts around too!


I added the Tainted Love Teal Magicals Pigment Powder to some molding paste and used the
Screen Print stencil from the kit.
The title die cut was originally off white so it did not go with my layout - I simply misted it with red distress stain from a previous kit!



I added the Prima Timeless Memories Collection Say It In Crystals to a tear at the top!

Finally I want to share a beachy fun layout using the Authentique's Durable Collection!



Our boys LOVE the beach - always have!



I did a few clusters using the flowers from the kit and the floral add on



I also added a few of the Prima crystals - they remind me of fish scales and thought they went perfect with this beach layout!



Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My new project with Leaky Shed and a challenge!

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday....it's supposed to rain here all day so it will be a good day to scrap!

Today I am sharing a layout I did for Leaky Shed Studios
I decided it was time to go through my stash and use some of it up....so I found these papers
from Glitz designs that I really love that had been sitting for a while...some flowers I had and doilies.
Then I added some new Leaky Shed Studios chipboard!

'Time Spent With Family'

 
I love this photo of my family



 I cut the Large Medallion into two pieces!  perfect for the corners!


I also used the Moroccan Border!
To alter the Leaky Shed Chipboard I sprayed with Dylusions postbox red and black marble sprays then added a little bit of ranger distress stickles!


I also altered my flowers because although I was challenging myself to use some of my stash and they were from my stash and the perfect size - the color did not match!

So here is my challenge to you!
I want you to create a project using stuff from your stash and some Leaky Shed Studios chipboard and Leaky Shed Studio will send out a prize!  
Just post a link to your blog post of your project using your stash stuff and leaky shed studios chipboard in the comments section before May 21st and I will draw a winner
This is also on the Leaky Shed blog!!!
AND if you want to earn an extra entry - share your project on our facebook page!!! 
The winner will be announced on the Leaky Shed Studio Facebook Page and the winner has 14 days to claim their prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

More from Scraps Of Darkness!!!

Good Tuesday Morning!

Today I am sharing a few more layouts from the Scraps Of Darkness 
Michelle's Mechanical Madness kit!

'Love Those Eyes'


Our youngest has the most amazing blue eyes - just like his dad!


I used some gesso on the flowers and elements including the chipboard and Prima Metal trinkets and alphas


I love the kit and add on flowers!  I added some from a previous kits and made the blue ones!


I sprayed the blue fern chipboard and added some gesso!



Lots of dimension!

Next up is simple but I think dramatic layout

'In These Moments Time Stood Still'


I love this photo of our oldest (I think I say that a lot lol)


I used the Kaisercraft papers


I sprayed the flowers with mists to pick up the turquoise from the water!


just a little cluster!

'If only you Knew.....'


another layout I wanted to highlight the photo!


I cut the title from the paper!


I used a piece of Leaky Shed chipboard that I painted and misted!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Our 1970 Catalina

Good morning everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout about our 1970 Pontiac Catalina that I created
using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Michelle's Mechanical Madness' kit


We love this car and the kit was perfect for a masculine layout!
I used the Melissa Francis glamour & grunge papers


I sued some gears from Blue Fern from previous months kits, and the mica I split into thinner pieces than die cut into the gear shape, and inked!


The chain frame is from my stash


Here you can see the layers of torn paper, and the bits of mist from the color add on!


More gears and mica!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Buddies!

Good morning!
It is so good to be well!
Sorry I disappeared but my oldest son & I have been sick for 2 weeks....this bronchial virus knocked us both for a loop!
I didn't even get to play with my new kit when it came in...I was so disappointed!
But as soon as I got feeling better I could not wait to dig in!

So here is my first layout using the Scraps Of Darkness
'Michelle's Mechanical Madness' kit!

 
This is our oldest Cody and his best friend Nate at their graduation from grade 8 in 2014!

The colors of this kit is amazing!  I love the hints of blue!
For this layout I used the Melissa Francis Glamour & Grunge papers


I used the flowers from floral add on and some from a previous kit!
I also used the Fabscraps metal filigree embellishments from teh mail kit - added some gesso and a few of the Prima crystals!


I did a lot of tearing to add to the texture of the background!
I took a piece of lace from a previous kit and misted it with the Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - Afternoon Delight Denim from the color add on


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Beach Memories

Hi everyone!

My family loves the beach!  We spend a lot of time at the beaches in the summer.

This is one of my favorite photos of Cody at Erieau Beach.

I used lots of leftover from Scraps Of Darkness carious kits!
Thats one of the reason I love the kits so much - I don't get bored of working with all the yummy stuff...I will go back and work with the awesome papers again and again and again and so on lol!


I used a fabulous sketch from Blue Fern!



Here are a few of my detail shots!


I love to alter chipboard with mists....it really gives the beachy feel  to the layout



I also misted a couple of doilies...



Thanks so much for stopping by!