Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chillin at the Beach!

Hi!
My family and I love going to beach....this months kit was perfect for all those beach photos I have!


Cody loves the beach as much as I do!
I started buy layering all the awesome bright colors from the Graphic 45 'Voyage under the Sea' papers from the Scraps Of Darkness 'An Oceans Tale Kit'
 
 
In the Elements add on is the Graphic 45 Chipboard!  The piece was perfect for my title!
 
 
also in the elements add on is some wonderful Blue Fern chipboard shells.
I treated each one differently....The blue shell I painted with Art-C Metallic Teal Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Tube from the main kit, the orange one I sprayed with Orange Dylusions mist from a previous kit then added some orange embossing powder.  The greenish one I used the Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray from the color add on.  I then outlined all of them with a white Dylusions Paint Pen also from the color add on.
The really cool shells were from the main kit and the Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Melange Art Pebbles were from the elements add on
 
 
I added a some prills from a previous kit to my clusters too 
 
 
The flowers are from the floral add on and main kit as is the Sensations Teal Lovebug Yarn  
 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beach time with SOD!!!!

My favorite place in the world is the beach....
So when I received the July Scraps Of Darkness
'An Oceans Tale Kit' I was so happy!
It is chuck full of yummy beachy papers and embellishments!

 

This first layout I created I used the awesome Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers!


I used flowers from the main kit, floral add on and some from previous kits!



I fussy cut the steampunk mermaid and the mermaid riding a fish and the octopus from the wonderful papers.  I added a splattering of pearls from the elements add on.


The title piece is from the Graphic 45 chipboard from the elements add on...and I just add a few pearls


I placed a doily from the main kit behind the photo to add more visual interest and fussy cut the frame from one of the G45 papers!
The little cutie jumping is my beautiful granddaughter!

~Thanks for stopping by!

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.....

Hi!
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

'Soulshine'

I LOVE this months kit name
'Soulshine'
 
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!