Monday, February 29, 2016

Mixed Media Monday

Good morning!
Welcome to another Mixed Media Monday Post!

Denisa created this amazing mixed media art journal spread
using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Heirloom' kit 

  She started by applying a thin layer of white gesso on the pages, then covered the pages with fabulous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sketchbook tissue tapes from the element add on . Then added some more gesso on it, when dry, she glued on the chippie frames and painted them with white gesso again. She let it dry and sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

She did some random stamping with black Archival Ink. She glued on Tim Holtz Idea-ology Industrious Stickers   from the main kit and also attached the large metal key charm and metal padlocks. Next she sprinkled some microbeads on the chippies and did some final touches.
here are her beautiful details

Next up we have TWO outstandingly beautiful creations from Tatiana also using the 'Heirloom' kit

She decided to start the page on a light background, and then gradually reached and dark background.
She added beads, mica flakes, mists, sequins, loose pearls and half pearls.
her next page is just as beautiful as her first
She created a Christmas layout using non traditional colors and I LOVE it!

Thanks so much for stopping by


Friday, February 26, 2016

Weekend Inspiration layouts!

Good morning!
It's Friday which means its time for some weekend inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing for your weekend scrapbooking!

I'm up first, with a non traditional School layout of our oldest using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Heirloom' kit

 For this one I used the yummy 7Dots studio Lost and Found papers from the coordinating paper add on  

The stars are  from the store as well and are from Blue Fern.

I sprayed them with Lindy's Rusty Lantern Lime mist from a previous kit then added some of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Two-Toned Embossing Powder in Midnight Pewter Obsidian from the color add on, I also wrapped some cord from a previous kit around parts of some of the stars.  I splattered the paper, added micro beads from a previous kit and some gems also from a previous kit. 
 I love that the title was already on the paper!  I just added a little bit of the watered down gesso and some of the mist, a Tim Holtz sticker from the main kit and a few stars!
Next up is Kathy also using the 'Heirloom' kit and a photo of her mom!
She started by ripping two sides of the top layer of paper from the Patterned Paper Add On, die cut 3 doilies using a Prima die and cut them in half to tuck under the top layer then stamped on the edges of the layout with the Blue Fern Studio Stamp that was included in our Creativity Add On

The beautiful daggled chipboard are from this month's Scraps of Elegance Kit.  She used gesso on all 3 pieces, then applied Lindy's Stamp Gang "Pink Ladies Pink" with a paintbrush then lightly rubbed distress ink with her fingers to give them an aged look, and treated them all differently using pearls, flowers, microbeads, and rhinestones (included in the Creativity Add On).

She created a large flower cluster at the top center of the layout with various flowers in pink from other SOD kits, die cut the leaves and tucked them in, and finally added 3 different colored microbeads on the flowers.
and finally a fabulous layout from Michelle also using the 
I LOVE the day of the Dead bride and how perfect the kit is for it!
Here are a few of her wonderful details

Thanks so much for stopping by

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tanya's gorgeous Art Journal Pages - Video Tutorial

It's a Tutorial Thursday!  Today we're sharing Tanya's video for these amazing art journal pages that she created with our February Scraps of Darkness Heirloom kit and add ons:

Double Art Journal Page with Brusho Crystal Colors, by Tanya SonataJoy
 Isn't it just stunning?!  The pinks and blues, paired with the vintage image and Blue Fern Studios Timeless papers are just amazing. And if you didn't get the Creativity Add On that included the Brusho Crystals, no worries, we have nice selection of them available separately in the store, you'll find them here.

Here's Tanya's video:

And a few close-ups of this gorgeous project:

Close up 1

Close up 2

Close up 3

Close up 4

Close up 5

Close up 6

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope our newest tutorial has inspired you to try something new - if you haven't tried art journaling yet, I think you'll find you love it, if you just give it a shot...


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

More than layouts.......

Thats the great thing about the Scraps Of Darkness and 
Scraps of Elegance can create wonderful layouts and cards, tags, mini albums and off the pages items!
Today I am sharing a few of those wonderful projects!
First is this elegant card from Ekaterina using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Beloved' kit
and some of her details
Next up is this fabulous trinket box also from Ekaterina!
and a few of her fantastic details....

Daria created this really wonderful heart using the
Scraps Of Elegance 'Adore' kit
and check out these wonderful details....
Daria also created a couple of delightful cards
Her wonderful details.....
And finally a couple of sumptuous  tags from Denisa 
using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Beloved' kit
For her background layers she used Mon Amour One and Only paper from 45Graphic. She applied a thin layer of white gesso and pink metallic acrylic. When dry she added more texture with light modelling paste over a floral stencil, then sprayed on pinkish and light peach sprays and did some random stamping with the black Archival Ink.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!