Thursday, February 18, 2016

Exploring the versatility of our kits and black and white photos

I find the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps Of Elegance kits extremely versatile....you can convey a lot of emotions through the projects you create with the kits.....like black and white photos that also convey a lot of emotion and are versatile....
Today I am sharing a few more projects that our talented designers created using the kits and black and white photos....

First up is Kathy using the February Scraps of Darkness kit - Heirloom -with this beautiful heritage layout...

Creating projects that reflect our history and ancestors is so important....like this layout with a photo of Kathy's mom and her family when she was a little girl


 She started by creating the background using 2 papers, both of them are in the main kit as well as the Patterned Paper Add On, then distressed the edges of the bottom paper and punched the edges of the next one on top. She coated the top paper with a watered down gesso and used a paper doily from her stash, inked around the edges and centered it on the paper.  


She cut 2 mats from the Tim Holtz cardstock included in the Cardstock Add On and inked and distressed the edges, and then sprayed water on them and wrinkled them up to get an aged look. She tucked in a very old page from a book and glued all the photo mats together.   



She created flower clusters using the gorgeous Petaloo pink velvet dogwood and off white tiny velvet flowers included in the Floral Add On and some butterflies that were part of a previous Scraps of Elegance kit.   



She added a sweet chipboard at the top which came in January's SOE Adore kit and printed out the title and year on her printer using clear sticker paper.  Then lightly stamped around the layout using the Finnabair stamp included in our Main Kit.


Also using the Scraps Of Darkness Heirloom kit is a 
Mother and Son layout from me.... 



The wonderful Blue Fern Timeless papers were perfect for this black and white photo of me and our youngest son.


I used one of my stencils and some modeling paste, and while the paste was still wet I added some of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Two-Toned Embossing Powder in Midnight Pewter Obsidian from the Color add on, then heat set it.



I cut the title black and added my florals from the main kit and Floral add on and a key from the main kit and and lock from the Elements add on.

I used some watered down gesso on the flowers and the key & lock.

The Blue Fern Chipboard is from the store, it's currently out of stock, but will be back soon, and there is plenty more to choose from here.

I sprayed it with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist in Moonlit Mulberryfrom the Color add on, then added some of the same embossing powder I used with the stencil, heat set it, added some micro beads from a previous kit and the watered down gesso.

I used this months Blue Fern Sketch that I rotated onto its side!
 
Next is a stunning layout also with a heritage photo of her husband's grandparents from Lisa Griffith, using the January Scraps Of Elegance kit Adore.


She loved these Kaisercraft Ma Cherie papers in the January kit and there also was a matching sticker sheet (both are available in our store, as well) and she used some of the flower stickers and another one for her title.

Here are her lovely details




Next up is Daria with a soft and sweet layout, also using the Adore kit:


and her wonderful details





These gorgeous layouts show the many different directions you can go with the wonderful kits that Melinda puts together.  From the 'Heirloom' kit we have a beautiful heritage layout and a sweet mother and son layout...
Using the 'Adore' kit we have a gorgeous mixed media heritage layout and a soft and sweet layout.  I adore the versatility of these kits and the versatility of black and white photos!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura 




 

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