Monday, August 3, 2015

Mixed Media Monday!

Good morning everyone!

It's Monday which means - It's Mixed Media Monday!

First up is Wilma with a stunning creation using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Tracey's Artful Adventure' kit.


For the background she used the BoBunny Penny Emporium papers from the kit.
But she kept I keep adding medium and color and gesso!
She wanted the texture to have movement and flow
So she used a pallet knife to add the gesso, then she put beads in it when it was still wet.


The lace, most of the flowers and BoBunny paper diecut are from the kit.


 Next up is the super talented Lisa N with an amazing layout using the same SOD kit.


Lisa loves the grungy feel of the BoBunny & Kaisercraft papers!


This is the Blue Fern Timeless Floral Corner from the Elements Add On. She primed it with gesso then painted on some Lindys "Silhouette Silver" (found in the color add on)  and then embossed with Stampedous Encrusted Jewels in purple (found in theCreativity add on)




 In the Elements add on are metal wings from Prima / Finnabair that she used several alcohol inks on.



 The background work is composed of stamping along with some paint work with Lindy's Magicals in Cowabunga Copper from the main kit. 

Now I wanted to share a couple of layouts using the Scraps Of Elegance kit 

This mixed media beauty was created by Anna....


For this layout, Anna chose the 'Lovely Flowers' and 'Sensibility' papers from Prima 'Debutante' collection from the main kit.

Here are a few details






and the final project today is this beautiful creation from Lisa Griffith, who also used the Patricia's Memoirs kit.


The BoBunny collection 'Juliet' was perfect for her vintage photos of the beautiful Romanov princesses. She did a lot of masking in the background, used the Prima stamps that came with the kit, and then built up some layers with the 'Juliet' papers, pink flowers and some blue and pink mists.
Here are some close ups...


She colored one of the white paper Marion Smith flowers from the kit 
with blue ink to match.




Thanks for stopping by!

~Laura


Saturday, August 1, 2015

BoBunny Juliet layout tutorial

Good morning, it's Saturday, and I hope your weekend is off to a good start.
We're starting it off with a new tutorial.

Tracey Sabella created this beautiful lighthouse layout with our July Patricia's Memoirs kit...


And here's Tracey's tutorial for this layout:



That's it for today, thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a beautiful, creative weekend!

~Melinda

Friday, July 31, 2015

August Kit Reveal!

Good morning, it's Friday!
Not only is it Friday, it's Reveal Day for our August Scraps of Darkness kit: Kathy's Nature Walk

Our August kit is named after one of our wonderful designers, Kathy Mosher, and I think it's the perfect kit for Kathy, I know she will have beautiful projects to share with us this month!

We've combined two fabulous collections in this kit, BoBunny's Heritage, and Kaisercraft's new Botanica collections.  Then we added some sweet elements from Prima (check out those Evita butterflies - they're to die for!), Blue Fern Studios, Ranger, Vintaj, and Offray ribbon.  

We've also got some must have add on this month, all carefully chosen to work perfectly with the main kit.

Our Patterned Paper add on is an extra set of the double sided papers in the Main Kit.  Perfect if you want to be able to use both sides of those gorgeous papers:


If you love paper (and who doesn't?!), our Coordinating Paper add on is for you!  It includes 2 each of 5 different double sided papers that are NOT in the main kit, but that will coordinate with the main kit:


Our Creativity Add On is a Technique/Project/Mixed Media add on, and this month, it's all about metal:


And then there's the Elements Add On - who doesn't need more embellishments?!


Our Floral Add On is just that -- Flowers!


And last, but not least, we have the Cardstock Add On - you get 2 sheets each of 3 different colors of My Colors heavyweight (80lb) card stock.


That's all we have for today, we'll be sharing gorgeous projects from our Design Team throughout the month, so hit that "follow" button so you don't miss a single one!

Have a beautiful weekend...
~Melinda

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michelle's steampunk art.....

Good morning everyone!
Today I wanted to show off some steampunk creations by Michelle.

Michelle has a great steampunk style and the kit 'Tracey's artful adventure' worked great for her rockin creations!!

check it out....

'True Beauty'



'Perfect'



'Adventure'



'Wonder'


'Express Yourself'


'Why So Serious'


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's a girl thing!

Good Wednesday morning!
We are half way through the week and its been a hot one!
We are under a heat advisory today so if the thunderstorm don't hit we may go swimming
or we might hide in the air conditioning!

Today I thought we would celebrate a few of the girls in our lives....

Firs up is Tracey G. using the Scraps of Darkness kit named after her,
'Tracey's Artful Adventure'  and this impeccable layout of her beautiful daughter....


Tracey loves to try new things and often leaves her comfort zone of shabby chic to create a gorgeous layout like this.

Here are some close ups


Next are a couple of layouts by me.  First is a project about my beautiful granddaughters using the same Scraps of Darkness kit
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!

And finally we have a super sweet layout from Lynne using the Scraps Of Elegance
kit 'Patricia's Memoirs'
what a sweet photo!
here are the wonderful details

Thanks for stopping by

~Laura

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vintage Images.....

Good morning!
I love vintage....
especially vintage images!

I thought today I would share a few of our talented design team's projects using vintage images!

First up is the uber talented Anna
with an outstanding layout she created with our Patricia's Memoirs kit.


For this project Anna chose to work with the Bo Bunny Papers from the kit

Here are a few of the gorgeous details





Next up I will share a simply amazing layout from Lisa Griffith, also using 
the same SOE kit


here are a few details...


She started with the paper 'Verona' and then layered some pieces of the paper 'Full House' under the photo together with some vintage book pages.




And finally a stunning layout from Mallika also using the July SOE kit


and here are a few of the gorgeous details



Thanks for stopping by!

~Laura