Monday, July 27, 2015

Win our Patricia's Memoirs Kit!



If you saw yesterday's post, you know we are giving away a July Scraps of Darkness Tracey's Artful Adventure Kit.  Well today, it's Scraps of Elegance's turn!
That's right, we are giving away a July Patricia's Memoirs kit to one of our followers!
There are two ways to enter:

1. TWITTER
Step One: Follow us @ScrapsElegance
Step Two: Tweet a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit, with a link to this blog post, and mention us { @ScrapsElegance } AND one of your friends that you think would also like to enter the contest in your tweet.
and/or

2. FACEBOOK
Step One:  Follow us on Facebook:  Scraps of Elegance
Step Two:  Post a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit (on your own timeline), with a link to this blog post, and tag us AND one of your friends that you think would also like to enter this contest.
That's it! You can enter as many times as you'd like, and with as many photos as you like, but each entry must meet all of the above requirements.
The contest ends on August 9th at 11:59 pm EST, and is open to international entries as well as US entries.  We will choose our favorite photo from all entries, and the person who posted/tweeted it will win our July Patricia's Memoirs main kit.  We will ship the kit free to a US winner, or if the winner is outside the United States, we will pay for shipping up to $10.00 and the winner will be responsible for any additional shipping cost.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Win our Tracey's Artful Adventure Kit!


That's right, we are giving away a July Tracey's Artful Adventure kit to one of our followers!
There are two ways to enter:

1. TWITTER
Step One: Follow us  @scrapsofdarknes
Step Two: Tweet a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit, with a link to this blog post, and mention us { @scrapsofdarknes }, and one of your friends that you think would also like to enter the contest in your tweet.
and/or

2. FACEBOOK
Step One:  Follow us on Facebook:  Scraps of Darkness
Step Two:  Post a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit, with a link to this blog post, and tag us and one of your friends that you think would also like to enter this contest.
That's it! You can enter as many times as you'd like, and with as many photos as you like, but each entry must meet all of the above requirements.
The contest ends on August 8th at 11:59 pm EST, and is open to international entries as well as US entries.  We will choose our favorite photo from all entries, and the person who posted/tweeted it will win our July Tracey's Artful Adventure main kit.  We will ship the kit free to a US winner, or if the winner is outide the United States, we will pay for shipping up to $10.00 and the winner will be responsible for any additional shipping cost.

Good luck, and we can't wait to see your entries!
~Melinda

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Celebrating Sisters

Good Morning!

Today I get to share two of my newest layouts I created using the gorgeous 
Scraps Of Darkness July kit 'Tracey's Artful Adventure'

Both these projects celebrate having a sister.

First up is a layout about my beautiful granddaughters!
I used the Bo Bunny Penny Emporium papers from the kit and paper add on.


They look so happy to just be sisters!





The flowers are from the kit, floral add on and from the store!




I used a stencil, some modeling paste then painted it using Shimmerz Inklingz
I also added some glass beads and gesso!




I added the glass beads and gesso to the flowers and the Prima metal angel wings from the
Embellishment add on.  I used the Kaisercraft letters from the main kit for the title!

The next layout is of my beautiful sister and I!


I used the Bo Bunny Emporium papers for this one too!  I misted some doilies using Lindy's mists from previous kits.




I used the chipboard sticker for my title and the lace is from a previous kit




I love the canvas corp tissue paper and the pretty butterfly!


I created this cluster with flowers from the add on, the kit and the store!
The pretty cameo is from the element add on!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My sweet grandaughter

Good morning!

Our beautiful granddaughters live very far away from us
but their mom is very sweet and makes sure she shares as many photos as she can so we
can see them grow!

I so love the look on Gina's face in this one.
She is so sweet!
And the Scraps Of Darkness 'Sindi's Summer Day' kit was perfect for this photo!


I did a lot of tearing and inking - and it was fun to do a more feminine layout.


The flowers from the add on, the kit and some from my stash and along with a misted doily made a wonderful cluster!
I used the stencil from the elements add on with some molding paste and then sprinkled some embossing powder from a previous kit then heat set it to add some shine and texture.





I added a little gesso & ink to the chipboard elements from the elements add on


The chipboard title says it all - she is beautiful!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My first two layout with the 'Sindi's Summer Day' kit!

Good morning and Happy Canada day!


I wanted to share a couple of layouts I created using the 
Scraps Of Darkness 'Sindi's Summer Day' kit!

The first one was inspired by the name of this kit!
I had to create a 'summer day' page!


I just adore this photo of Cody.  Our boys love being at the beach and I can always get a few good shots!


The heart is too adorable!  Its from the Floral add on!


I did a lot of layers with the Websters Pages papers!  Inked the edges and misted some doilies with Lindys Stamp Gang mist from a previous kit!  The Petaloo butterflies were from the Elements add on!


Those American Crafts tags are so cute!  I added a couple of the wood veneers and it is the perfect title!

My next layout I wanted to be fun and bright like the American Crafts Papers!


The adorable kids are our goofy son Tyler and our silly niece Alicia!  They were really enjoying being funny together!


I created a little banner and did a floral cluster!


I added a few gems from a previous kit!



In the color add on are the wonderful color lab sparkling pigments!  They are very cool!
I wet my brush and dipped it the powder and then painted the wood hearts!



Thanks for stopping by!

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!