Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kasia's turn and a thank you

Morning everyone!
Today I am sharing a gorgeous layout from Kasia....

The background work on this is amazing.................

Amongst the layers is cheesecloth that has been sprayed.  It  adds more texture and dimension to this gorgeous layout!

And some more texture

Check out the background...................

Sadly this is the last month of designing for us for Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec,
Sarah Routledge and Shanna Shands.  We would like to say thank you for all your beautiful and awesome work and your friendship.  You are all amazing and talented ladies!
We will miss you on the team!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sarah's beautiful creations

Hi everyone!
I hope your Wednesday is going well!

Today I am sharing a couple of fabulous creations from Sarah!

This first one if a gorgeous mixed media canvas.

She started off by adding some bits of drywall tape to the canvas and then priming it with the Art Anthology Gesso included in the Creativity Add-on. She then misted the canvas with three Mists from my stash,  added torn bits of the "Chrononaut" paper from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection which she distressed and inked with Distress Ink.  Added the torn papers to the canvas with  Mod Podge.  Then did some masking with  a mix of two of the Art Anthology paints from the Colour Add-on - the Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Sandstone mixed with the Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona. Here is a different angle of the full canvas.

She fussy-cut the corset from the "Elegance" Bo Bunny paper and inked it with the Distress Ink. She  added some dimension to the bodice by flipping it over and rubbing 'appropriate' areas with a ball tool. She created the skirt using a section of a sewing pattern and some black lace from a previous SOD Kit (Oct. '13) and splattered it with the black and copper mists. She added the chain from the Creativity Add-on to the watch fob from the Embellishment Add-on and used it as a belt for the dress. To embellish the canvas, She added the small black wings (Embellishment Add-on) and Prima flowers (Main Kit & Flower Add-on).  Here are some close-ups of the dress and embellishments on the canvas.

Next is a fabulous layout............

She used the Kaisercraft Heirloom collection papers and collectables, burlap ribbon and Prima flowers from the kit/add-ons, along with the gesso and two colours of gelatos (Iced Coffee and Iced Chai) from the Creativity Add-on. 
Here is some close-ups!

and finally a really creative and fabulous ATC!

This ATC was created for the June ATC swap created with the Marion Smith Designs Nirvana papers

She fussy cut the paper pieces from the Nirvana papers. The embellishments include some handmade flowers,  a metal flower, a wooden film strip piece, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and a Tim Holtz rub-on from a previous SOD Kit.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good Morning - Stephanies turn!

Hey everyone!

Today I am sharing a couple of projects from the uber talented Stephanie!

The first project are a couple of scrumptious tags!

Check out the flower cluster.....

I love how she tucked in the bird cage

Check out these amazing details....

Her background work is amazing!

Here is her second tag

here are her amazing details

a beautiful cluster and great background work (again)

and here they both are

The next project is simply beautiful!

The details are make this layout so beautiful

her background work is second to none!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bonnies first SOE layouts!

Hi everyone!
Today I am excited to share Bonnie's first projects for Scraps Of Elegance!

To bring interest and texture to her background papers she did some tearing and border punching, stenciling and misting and stamping! 

She dry brush the flowers with gesso, as well as on the edges of all the papers and other embellishments.

She used the some really cute word stickers from Heidi Swap in the main kit.

In the main kit there is also some watercolor tags by Heidi Swap... she inked it with chalk ink, stamped some swirls onto it with embossing ink and then used clear embossing powder to make the design pop but not too much. 

She used a date sticker from the kit to document the day the kids had their engagement photos taken.

Her next layout is 'FABULOUS!'

Told you it was fabulous!

I love the little butterfly on the flower cluster

She did wonderful background work

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My turn to showcase them Perfectly Stunning kit!

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all having a fabulous day!
Here is my first layout I did using this months fabulous sketch....

I used modeling paste with a stencil, sprayed it with some Lindys from a previous kit and then 
dry brushed a little gesso.

I painted the gears I die cut with the Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona from the color add on or black acrylic paint, then added crackle medium then the other color paint, I also dry brushed them with gesso.

I made a banner out of scraps and fussy cut some of the balloons out of the paper!

My next layout Is about my beautiful sister and I

I used the ribbon from a previous kit around the top and bottom of the corset I fussy cut out of the paper

I love playing with mists...I used lots from previous kits.  I sprayed the Prima resin, the doilies and the background with them.

You can see where my journaling tag is behind the photo.  It reads...

'Sometimes life does not go as we have planned and we have to deal with things we never imagined we would have to deal with.  You need to find strength that you never knew you had.  My sister Debbie has this strength and when I need it, I know I can count on her'

This is my third layout from the
Perfectly Stunning kit

I had lots of fun layering all the tags and elements I cut from the Marion Smith Designs' Nirvana Collection that is included in the kit!

I love all the little elements from the Marion Smith papers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Renea's beautiful projects!

Good morning!  Today I am going to show you a few projects from Renea
using the 'Chasing Rabbits Kit' that are sure to inspire you!

First up with have this amazing creation she made using Suepups sketch!....

She wanted a really time worn look so I used a Vintage look paper from the kit on the bottom layer, then tore, inked and grunge-punched  a contrasting damask print piece of paper for the second layer.

She did lots of layering around the photo with pieces that were cut from the kit, kit papers that were distressed and inked as well as some of the sticker pieces that were included in the kit.

Beautiful flowers from the floral add on and her stash as well as a fussy cut tea cup and saucer and stickers

Renea's next project I am going to share is simply FABULOUS!

The following is a Tim Holtz Configuration Book Box that she altered. She wanted to create something that was Shabby and Beautiful, but still had that whimsical "Alice" vibe to it:

She did lots of paper and book page tearing, distressing and inking  to form all the base layering. She then layered in some paper Doillies, fussy cut out the rabbit tag with the Alice Quote "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense" and turned it into a tag.

She took some stash ruffled ribbon across the bottom and then added a flower from the kit and some roses from my stash. She then inked some of the little mushrooms in the Embellishment add on, adding some rhinestones to one of them. I added a clock curio knob and tied a Vintage look Metal key onto it.

Wow look at these details!

On the sides of the box sheused a damask stencil and some textured modeling paste to create a gorgeous raised surface look. While the stencil was still on she dabbed it with a sponge and some pale pink acrylic paint to get the soft look.

look at the inside........................


Thanks for stopping by!