Monday, June 30, 2014

1 Post - 1 Kit - 12 Gorgeous Projects

Today, as we are on the brink of a new kit, I just thought I'd share some of the projects from our June kit that we haven't yet.  Our Design Team did some incredible work with the Timeless kit, so many different looks, and so much inspiration!


Anna Rogalska:






Bente Fagerberg:





Charlotte Jenkins:





Patricia Basson:





Renea Harrison:






Stéphanie Papin:

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop back tomorrow to see our newest kit!

~Melinda
 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lizzy's Faux Watercolor Card Tutorial

We've got a little treat for you today - Lizzy has created a beautiful card with our May kit, and she's done a tutorial to show you how.





I just loved this tutorial, I got some great ideas from it, and I hope you did too!

~Melinda

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit - Perfectly Stunning!

Our June kit is here! We've taken the beautiful Marion Smith Designs "Nirvana" Collection, added some gorgeous papers from BoBunny's "Somewhere In Time" and Kaisercraft's "Heirloom" collections, and then added coordinating embellishments to help you create "Perfectly Stunning" layouts and projects! Don't forget to check out our June kit add ons - they all coordinate beautifully with our Main Kit, and we have the new Steampunk Gelatos in the Creativity add on kit!



The Patterned Paper Add On shows you a better view of the papers that are in the Main Kit:


We still have kits available.  If you'd like to see the full list of what's included in the Main Kit, or see the available Add Ons, please stop by our store:  Scraps of Darkness Available Kits

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a great day, filled with creating!

Puppy Love...........................

Good morning everyone!

I love dogs....they really seem to make a house a home.....

Kasia feels the same way..... she created this layout with the May Twisted & Tangled kit.


I just {heart} the background work.............


and all those yummy layers...............




Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bente's layout with our Timeless kit

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all having a beautiful Tuesday!

Today I am sharing an awesome layout by Bente!

check this out....................


She  painted, distressed and used machine stitching on the papers before adding the photo.

Here are some of the gorgeous details





Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A {New} Designer at SOD!

Michelle's Come Home!!!






Michelle has had many adventures in the last year or so.


Caught up in a tornado, whisked away far from home...














She did meet a few friends along the way, a tin man with no heart, a scarecrow with no brains,




 

and a cowardly lion...








She faced many frightening things on her travels down the yellow brick road.













It was a long and difficult journey, but Michelle faithfully wore her Ruby Slippers through it all.

And now she is finally back in... Kansas???  NO, not Kansas!  Michelle is here at home at Scraps of Darkness, and we are overjoyed that she is home where we adore and have missed her...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sarah's beautiful work with our Twisted & Tangled kit

Hello, I hope you all had a beautiful weekend!  Here in Alaska it was definitely sunny and beautiful (this time of year, it's always sunny, there's no darkness, even at night - thank goodness for room darkening curtains, lol!).

So I'm not actually here to talk about the weather, of course!  I wanted to share two gorgeous projects Sarah Routledge has done with our May Twisted & Tangled kit.

The first is a stunning layout, I just love her design on this!





Here's a little close-up and a few details from Sarah:

I started with some gesso on the base page and then layered strips of the Cold Country papers with some strips cut from the cheesecloth in the kit. I added a light coat of gesso to the layers and then used the Shimmer paints to paint along the edges of the strips. I did some masking with light molding paste and some stamping with the butterfly stamp and sentiment included in the Embellishment Add-on. I wanted to add some more texture to the layout, so I added some lines of heavy gel medium and sprinkled clear microbeads on them - LOVE how this added texture and shine to the layout. Finally, I added in some flowers from the Main Kit and Flower Add-on and one of the Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings Jeans plates as embellishments.

 She has also done a beautiful mixed media tag.  Here's a photo, and details on it:

I started out by gluing the 7 dots studio paper to a plain tag base. I added cheesecloth, flowers, pearls, chipboard and butterflies to the tag and then misted everything with Dylusions Ink Spray in Posioned Jade. I added some white gesso tot he chipboard, butterflies and pearls and blended it on the tag. Then I misted again with the Jade Dylusions. Once that was dry, I added the sentiment and some of the Shimmerz Paint in Green Olive to the Chipboard and on top of the sentiment to help it blend. I did some masking on the right side of the tag with a Prima mask and some Heavy Gel Medium - to which I added clear microbeads. I then added some Prima Pebbles and clear half beads from a previous SOD kit. Finally I misted the left side of the tag and splattered the whole tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays in Slate Grey and Black Marble.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great night, and a fantastic day tommorow!

~Melinda

Friday, June 20, 2014

A beautiful card

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday!

Today I wanted to showcase a beautiful and delicate card made by Di using the Twisted and Tangled Scraps of Darkness kit.....





The papers including the butterflies which she fussy cut
from one of the papers & all the flowers, all came from the
kit and the flowers from the Flower Add On.
She also made a matching envelope from one of the papers too.
She loves using a double sided paper to make an envelope, 
because when you open it, you see the other pretty side.
In this case, it is the butterflies which I have also  cut
 out & put on the front of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Little Angel!

This layout by Anna is perfection!!!  She created it with our Timeless kit.


Check out the  layers and dimension


I just love her use of the hexagon shapes!



thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vintage loveliness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone!

Today I am sharing two gorgeous vintage-y projects from Renea, both created with our Timeless kit!


There is lots of paper layering and fussy cutting, along with lots of edge distressing and inking.
The Doily and resin frame are from the Embellishment Add On


look at her clustering!





Next, She has one of those hand sewn memory pockets that I create from upcycled manilla file 
folders.
The front has lots of paper layers that have been inked, distressed and punched, as well as pieces that were fussy cut out, like the pocket watch that is attached with velcro and can be removed to place a small photo or journal on to the back side of.
  



The system with all the tags and journal spots untucked. There are 7 double sided spots in all.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Another Twisted & Tangled kit layout from Amy!

Good morning crafters!

I hope you are all having a great day!

Today I am sharing a superlicious layout from Amy...


I love her background work........................


awesome clustering!







Have a great day!