Friday, February 28, 2014

Flourish With A Bling and Stuck On U Sketches!

I think this weeks sketch from Stuck On U Sketches is my all time favorite so far
and I got to use some awesome products from Flourish with a bling!

One of my new favorite color combos is red and turquoise!  I find the colors very striking!

I had this piece of chipboard laying in my chipboard drawer and thought it would be perfect for my title!  I sprayed it with mists then inked it with Ingvild Bolme ink from last months SOD kit
I also sprayed some cheesecloth with mists and tucked pieces under the photo and under the title!

I must say I am inspired by one of my favorite scrappers - Sandi Smith. A friend and a teammate on Scraps of Darkness/Elegance who inspired me to use my ink bottles!  She uses alcohol inks but I did not have any so I used my red reinker!

I used Flourish with a Bling's laser “Jasmine” flourish in teal and the
"Chloe" Pearl Flourish in red

I cut the flourishes and kept the tail pieces to use in the other corner

I also inked the flowers a bit so they were more 'messy'

here is the sketch

and don't forget about our blog candy from Scraps Of Darkness

make sure you enter for your chance to win - check out the SOUS blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

He Stole My Heart

Hi everyone!

i wanted to share a layout I created for Flourish With A Bling!
Our youngest is so photogenic its crazy....

I added lots of texture to this layout with molding paste, sprays and burlap and of course the fabulous
It was the perfect element for this layout but I toned down the color just a bit with some brown ink.  I also cut it so that I could separate the pieces!

I also randomly added FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack in Chocolate to add more dimension!
Here are a few more close ups

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February Scraps Of Darkness Kit reveal - A Touch Of Grey

Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to share with you this months strikingly gorgeous kit

A Touch Of Grey

This kit is jam packed full of awesomeness!

Look at all the contents.....

If you want a full list you can click here

now here are the add ons 

Color add on

Coordinating paper add on

Creativity Add On

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Patterned Paper Add On

Friday, February 14, 2014

Welcome to the Sketch it Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

February 14-16
midnight to midnight

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch
and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's
blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 
So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month
for a chance to win that candy!

We are offering candy for this hop as well for hop participants!
A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 
Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Here is my creation.... 

I used The Style & Sophistication kit!

I added some gesso to the chalkboard flower from the kit

I mixed some molding paste with some twinkling H20's and a stencil from a previous kit!

In this months kit is this awesome new product Tsukineko: Imagine Crafts Vertigo Translucent Patterned Sheet!  I ran it through my embosser and inked and sprayed it with mists, then I used my gesso on the edges!  I also gessoed my handmade flower edges.

I also cut the vertigo in the shape of hearts

The hearts I used a stencil from a previous kit and some molding paste, sprayed with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Midnight Rendezvous Raven from the color add on, then dry brushed with gesso!

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Follow Stuck on U Sketches
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie

We thank you all so much for taking the time
to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with
a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create
a project using our sketch so if you do
make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guest spot at Scrap Around the World!

This month the ladies at Flourish With A Bling were asked to guest for 
Scrap Around The World!

The mood board is so fun

and here is what I created....

The beautiful little girl is my granddaughter!

I used the chevron and color and celebration feel of the board!

Here are some details....

I created this using the FWAB Jasmine flourish, FWAB Bella Rhinestone
 flourishes, FWAB adhesive pearls, FWAB Maddison & Elise flowers

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness Stye & Sophistication reveal!

This months kit rocked!

It was so much fun to work with!

Here is what I created....

This first one I created using the fabulous sketch from Suepup!
and the awesome photo from Breaultography - thanks Jill

 I used the  Ingvild Bolme Chalk Fluid Edger - Teal Damask (from the kit) on the beautiful flowers from the floral add on as well as some gesso, die cut some leaves (also added gesso) and added some cheesecloth for texture.

here is the sketch

My second project I used one of my favorite photos of our oldest son and I!

I did a lot of layers!
I also sprayed the doily with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Red Hot Poker Orange
from the color add on!

I tied the gorgeous ribbon from the embellishment add on into a bow and added it o my flower cluster!

The beautiful Cousin - Gunmetal Teardrop Charms were the perfect accent to the fabulous to the
Midwest Design - Touch of Nature Peacock Feather.

I inked each flower and the Kaisercraft: Wood Flourishes - Bottles with the
Prima: Ingvild Bolme Chalk Fluid Edger - Rusty Bucket all from the kit

Thanks for stopping by!