Have you seen Artist Trading Blocks? If not, you are missing out on something wonderfully fun! Lisa has been hosting and ATB swap in our Facebook Group, and Lizzy not only created a beautiful block for the swap, she did a great video tutorial to show you how! This is what Lizzy's finished block looks like:
And here's that video she did:
I hope you enjoyed Lizzy's tutorial, and that you'll think about joining us on Facebook and taking part in some of our challenges and swaps! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy what's left of the weekend! ~Melinda
Renea is back up on the blog today but this time using the
Scraps Of Elegance kit - Pretty Things
and she used this months Inspiration Board for inspiration
She used the papers from the kit, one for the bottom then a second layer
that she cut down and then did some paper curling on to expose the
matching paper underneath, some punching to add visual address, and
added some burlap string bows and some of the Blue Fern Chipboard from
the Embellishment Add On that I sprayed.
She then layered in burlap and more paper layers as well as some of the Bo
Bunny pieces that were in the kit, a wooden tag from the Embellishment
Add On that I put one of the stickers and Bo Bunny Brads from the EAO
Today I get to share some gorgeousness from Renea using the
Scraps Of Darkness 'Transitions' kit
I love the distressed edges!
She took some Tim Holtz Texture Pasteand a Palette Knife and
created a stucco look similiar to that in the photo, then sprayed the
edges with Prima Color Bloom Sultry Shimmer Gilded, allowed it to dry
then inked over it heavily with some Tim Holtz Distess Vintage Photo Ink to get that really aged look. She then sprayed some lace with some Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain and tucked it under the edges randomly.
She added a layer of distressed and curled paper, 3 layers of Doilies that were sprayed with some of the Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain,
and then added the photo. She pleated some of the paper added that to the
bottom of the photo along with some more of the stained lace, and then
began building her flower cluster with flowers from the kit and floral add
on, along with some things from her stash and some
of the chipboard embossed with Lindy's Embossing powder , and birdcage
charm that were all in the kit.
Here are a few more details.....
next is a super fab pocket journal
now here are some of the details of this amazing project
Today I get to share a unique and fabulous canvas by the uber talented Amy using the
Scraps Of Darkness kit 'Transitions'
What an awesome imagination Amy has!
She created this fantastic piece using a vintage photo, a 9×13 canvas, the newest Scraps of Darkness kit, stuff from her stash and her wonderful imagination
The leaves look like her wings
all the fabulous details!
the feathers make up her dress!
and her awesome hat!
Amy used her wonderful imagination to weave a whole tale about the interesting lady in the vintage photo!
Her name is Agnus
Agnes Mary Stone had grown up in a small village in the newly
established American Northwest. Her grandparents had arrived from
Ireland two decades previous, after suffering religious and financial
hardship. Agnes was a sullen girl….and married off with a healthy dowry
to a man who cared very little for her, but was involved in the logging
industry. She bore 5 children to him, and they lived in a small log home
with a thatched roof, deep in the woods. Now that she was a matronly
older woman, and their children had grown and left for the city, Agnes
was alone very frequently.
One day Agnes was looking through a trunk of things that had belonged to
her ancestors. Inside the truck was an old book, bound in leather and
the pages were so old, they were falling apart. Agnes then discovered
her family had been more than she ever understood.
Alone on the night of Samhain, Agnes decided to make an offering, using a
spell within the book. With a fire lit in the yard, blazing hot….Agnes
became something else. Something at one with the nature surrounding her.
She became something mystical, magical, and powerful. Agnes…was someone
no one had ever understood, someone no one had ever imagined was more
than meets the eye. But now….Agnes was someone who would forever be
As the witch of Seneca forest.
Good morning! We've got some great inspiration for you today, Di has done a wonderful video tutorial showing you how she made this gorgeous mixed media layout with our September Scraps of Darkness Transition kit!
And here's the tutorial, so you can see exactly how to achieve this beautiful look on your layouts!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope we've inspired you to create something amazing today!