Monday, June 6, 2016

Deep in thought at the beach

Hey everyone!
I am still working with the 'Soulshine' kit
from Scraps Of Darkness.
I have this photo of Ty at the beach that I just love...
he looks like he is contemplating something big...
like he is dreaming of something big.....
In the kit is these awesome papers from Blue Fern - the tranquility papers....and one of them reminds me of a washed out beach day...

anyways, check it out

 So I used this months Blue Fern sketch too...
perfect for my beach photo! 

So I used the little cut off from the ends of the papers for my banner strips, some flowers from previous kits and my stash and few shells also from my stash

The Blue Fern Studios chipboard was in the main kit and
elements add on.  I painted them with the Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Pink Blue Acrylic Paint which has a beautiful pearly shine to it from the color add on, them embossed in areas with the WOW! Pastel Blue Embossing Powder from the main kit.

I used a Crafters Workshop stencil from my stash with the
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Pink Blue Acrylic Paint that I mixed with glass bead glitter gel

I also did some splattering with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists from previous kits!

Here is the sketch I used



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Father and Son Moments

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Soulshine' kit
I took this photo of Ty and his dad on the day of Ty's graduation...

The photo was full of bright distracting colors so I desaturated the photo so it was more about the subject father and son than the bright colors. I used a stuck sketch

I created the cluster by first using molding paste with a ledger stencil from a previous kit, then sprinkling it with Lindy's Stamp gang Midnight Brown embossing powder also from a previous kit.  I then added some flowers from the main kit and floral add on and a few from previous kits.
I then added some US Artquest Gilt Trip Prills and Prima brads both from the elements add on
 To color the doily I misted them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Silhouette Silver moon shadow mist and Black Orchid Silver Starbust mist - also from previous kits.

The main kit as Momenta 6x8 Adhesive Stencils: Beautiful Words that I used with some black modeling paste for the title.
I painted the Blue Fern Studios Turkish Bits with Ken Oliver Crafts Pewter Liquid Metals  from the Color Add on
I love lots of dimension to my layouts! 
Thanks for stopping by! 


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sisterly love.....

I have two gorgeous granddaughters  - Gina is 4 and Alex is 1....
such beautiful little girls!

They live thousands of miles away - 5033.1 miles to be exact so we don't get to see them grow up but their mom is wonderful and sends us photos all the time and lets us know how they are doing!  She is so sweet!

She sent me this photo a while ago and I love it and when I received my Scraps Of Darkness 'Soulshine' kit I knew I wanted to scrapbook this photo!

What a couple of sweethearts!

I fussy cut the rose from one of the papers and laid it over a doily I misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Bodacious Blush' from an earlier kit.  On the paper roses I used this really cool Art C Victorian Pink Heavy Body Ultra Chalk Soft Matte Paint Tube from the color add on.  I used flowers from the floral add on and main kit.  Those really small cute resin roses are actually Prima brads from the elements add on

I used 3 of the Prima Grungy Butterflies Mechanicals from the elements add on that I covered in the matte pink paint.

I also used a wonderful sketch from SBC...
I rotated it sideways to suit my photo!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Striking color combo....

I LOVE it when the color combination that I use creates drama!
In the Scraps Of Darkness 'Soulshine' kit is the Prima Salvage District papers - they are so yummy and lend themselves well to added pop of color!

I really wanted to use the turquoise blue in this layout to accent the beautiful blue water in the photo.

I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang turquoise mist from a previous kit and The Brush Crystal Colors in Turquoise from the store to color the cheese cloth.  I used the gorgeous Prima flowers from the main kit and a few from my stash....and I added some of the Prima
Ephemera also from the main kit.

I had this title in my stash and I painted it in Shimmerz Dazzlerz Gummy Berry Blue from a previous kit, then added the brusho turquoise powder....looks like water!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


I LOVE this months kit name
I love the kit too...full of so much awesomeness it does make your 'soulshine'
So I created my first layout using the Blue Fern studios Tranquility papers and their sketch this month. 
I also used this months Scraps of Darkness/Elegance mood board challenge.


I was inspired by the wood , the blue and the beach!
I created a flower cluster using the new Blue Fern Studios flower and the Prima flowers from the floral add on, added some shells from my stash, a piece of chipboard from a previous kit and I cut the title from one of the papers. 
The chipboard I painted with clear gesso, then the Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Pink Blue Acrylic Paint from the color add on for some shimmer.  Finally I added US Artquest Gilt Trip Prills from the elements add on

I LOVE those flowers!

Here is the sketch I used....

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Playing around with Brusho crystal colour

So I bought a couple of the Brusho crystal colours from the 
These things are so much fun....I am going to order more colors..

I started with a piece of 7dots paper that I had in my stash.
I covered it in clear gesso and allowed to dry.  I then used a Crafters Workshop stencil with some molding paste and heat set it.  I sprayed my paper with a bit of water and then started adding the brusho powder in turquoise and lime green. 
I then spritzed with more water and allowed the colors to mix and mingle.

See those really cool multi color flowers?  I used brusho on them too!
They are Petaloo DIY paintable Dahlias and Rosebuds.
I spritzed them with a bit of water...added the brusho colors then spritzed again. Cool affect.

I covered the chipboard with  ink lightly then took the pieces and ran through the colors that were left on my crafts mat.  
Anyways so I was having my fun yesterday trying out the brusho's.
I am going to get more colours and try some more techniques!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

a little altered art!

I tend to crate mostly layouts but once in a while I love tp try new things...
 that is one of the things I love about the hobby...trying new things and if I love it the results than great if I didn't then I learned and try again.
Luckily this one of the times where I loved the results...

I used the Scraps of Darkness April kit to alter this wine bottle....
I did layers of gesso, gel medium, stamping, molding paste, crackle medium and Lindy's and dylusions mist...this is the result

The adorable Prim resin owl is from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit...I treated it the same as I did the flowers and the other pieces...I covered them in gesso then added layers of mists, I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist Steampunk Sepia from the color add on, the Prima Color Bloom Soft Teal from the store, and Dylusions squeezed orange inky spray from a previous kit.  After I was done misting and everything was try I added Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Steampunk Copper and
Metallique Fresh Orange.

Here you can see the Kaisercraft script stamp I used from elements add on.

I love how the crackle looks

The molding past and crackle effect

The key and lock were also from a previous kit

This cool Tim Holtz metal band is from the elements add on that I altered with the gesso and mists and paint.

So I really had a lot of fun with this one and I think I will do another...if I do I will write a tutorial....too fun!

Thanks for stopping on