Friday, October 20, 2017

Amazing Autumn Mini! - Sept. Falling Leaves Kit

Hello everyone !

Here is Annie with her third reveal with September kit Falling Leaves at Scraps of Elegance.



I decided to make a mini-album with the beautiful papers from the kit.  There were a lot of options with this kit ! Stickers, Ephemeras, flowers, leaves etc.  I had a lot of fun putting it together !






Thank you :)



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adorable Fall Layout - Falling Leaves Kit

Hi, it's Tracy back again to share my 5th project with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September Kit, "Falling Leaves".

"Happy Little Moment"





Main Kit

Coordinating Paper Add-on

Elements Add-on

Floral Add-on


I started with the beautiful "Busy Bees" paper from the Amber and Apricot collection by Blue Fern Studios (from the Main Kit).  I then made some die-cuts using papers from the Main Kit and Coordinating Paper Add-on.  As I usually do, I layered these over a dark brown cardstock copy and offset them slightly to accentuate the edges.  

I inked around the edges of the background paper, die-cuts, orange flowers (from the Main Kit and Floral Add-on) and the printed chipboard pieces (from the Elements Add-on) to make them stand out a little more. The two red flowers and small oak leaves were from my stash.  All the other flowers, leaves and lace, and chipboard were from the Main Kit and add-ons.

Here are some close-ups:






Thank you so much for taking a look!





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Celebrating Fall with two beautiful layouts - Falling Leaves kit

Hello to all the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance community!
It is Nicole with you today, sharing a project created with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance September 'Falling Leaves' kit.


My page was inspired by the Cuts2luv October mood board

Here is the 'Falling Leaves' kit followed by the Coordinating Paper, 
Elements and Floral add-ons with which I created this month.





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Now, let's take a closer look at my layout. Every Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits come with so many elements
that the creative possibilities are endless, and this kit is no exception.


Among the Blue Fern Studios chipboard, the Prima Ephemera and Word Stickers as well as all the lovely papers, I found so much inspiration.


The main kit comes with some gorgeous blooms from 49 and Market,and if you're like me and can never get enough of beautiful flowers, then you can subscribe to the floral add-ons.  The September Floral add-on includes 4 packs of Prima flowers all from the Amber Moon collection.


This photo of my partner and I was taken in 2015 during a Fall photoshoot with my best friend Christine as the amateur, yet very talented, photographer.




When I started scrapbooking back in 2004, and in the first few years after that, all that I ever did were double-page layouts.
Even though my style has changed and I now do mostly single pages, I occasionally like to go back to my roots.  Double page means double fun!


I opted for a plain white cardstock background
as I thought it the best way to showcase the many beautiful
patterned papers out of the main kit and the coordinated paper add-on.


I love the black, orange and yellow combo over the white.


The pictures are of my good friend's family Fall photoshoot.


I used many of the Prima Ephemera die-cuts and Word Stickers.
The Elements Add-On includes some fabulous Prima washi tape
which I used on this double spread to add some vertical shiny layers.


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Until next time!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vintage Love layout! - Sparkle and Shine kit

Hi everyone!

Sharon here sharing my 5th layout made with the amazing Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" kit.  I just couldn't resist making one more layout because I absolutely LOVE this kit.  And I have so much left over, even after making 4 layouts! 

Here's my 5th page:


This layout means a lot to me because I started with a vintage photo of my mom and dad that was taken long before they had us kids!  I used the beautiful Prima, Rose Quartz, double-sided paper entitled "Midnight Beauty."  I liked the side that looked almost like worn wallpaper to me.  I added some more interest by splattering the gold acrylic paint, hickory smoke spray stain, and the worn lipstick distress oxide ink - all are in the color add-on kit!  I added my title by cutting out the saying from the "Grateful Heart with Foil Accents" paper.

Here are some close-ups:






Thanks for stopping by our blog today.  I hope that I inspired you!!!   


Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - Falling Leave Kit

Hello, everyone! 
Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness/Elegance blog. 

Sandi here with you today sharing a delicate, feminine layout featuring the September Scraps of Elegance Kit, Falling Leaves. 


This pretty, floral paper is from Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot collection and is called Tweet Melody. I've paired it with Prima's Amber Moon "Pumpkin Season" wood slat paper.

For a solid focal point, I altered the Blue Fern Studios "Autumn Leaves" chipboard. After priming with gesso, I added gelatoes and Distress ink until I had the perfect color chipboard frame. Before I added to my page, I prepared a nice background with gesso, crackle paint, mists and random stamping. Next came the fun of putting everything together. using my florals and all the great matching chipboard and ephemera included in the Main Kit and add-ons.



If you don't have your Kit yet, here's a pic of everything that is included in the Main Kit. Also, you can shop the Scraps of Darkness Store to see everything that Melinda has in stock. 



Here's a nice close-up of the chipboard which was additionally colorized with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the Creativity add-on. My photo layers were from the Amber Moon paper "Pumpkin Season." (Straws and arts stones are from my stash.)  



I loved adding the Blue Fern Studios seedlings (Main Kit) as well as ephemera from the Elements add-on.  I used the large oval color co-ordinated sticker from Blue Fern Studios to further ground my photo layers. The floral add-ons have all the perfectly co-ordinating flowers to finish out your pages. 
And look at that sweet butterfly from the Prima ephemera pack!


At the top of this close-up you can see some of the Prima washi tape (Elements add-on) that I added to my background to give a nice aged, distressed look. I loved how this little grouping came together using the ephemera and the chipboard and florals.


And of course, you know I love me some flowers!
And I finally had a chance to use that great photo of Lucille Ball.

Thanks for coming by!
Hope to see you over in the Facebook community!



Sandi

Hello friends, Lisa here to share my very first layout created with the beautiful September kit from Scraps of Elegance, called
'Falling Leaves'.

'Love, Ruth'


I love love love the Blue Fern Studios paper collection in this kit, 'Amber & Apricot'.
Really pretty fall colors and my favourite vintage patterns too. I started with the paper called
'Busy Bees' and then added some Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and some stenciling.  Because I knew this page was going to be all about the colors of autumn, I went out into my backyard and found some pieces of bark and some twigs that I added to my page under my photo, I thought it would add a cool twist to my layout.

Here is our kit:


Here are a few close ups:


I used so much from this amazing kit and the Elements and Floral Add Ons:

'Amber & Apricot' papers
'Kendra' Opal Orange Ribbon
Brass Leaf Shaped Brads
Silk Maple Leaves
Blue Fern Studios 'Paprika Seedlings'
American Crafts DIY Tag
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones
Blue Fern Studios 'Amber & Apricot' Chipboard
Prima 'Amber Moon' Flowers 'Bramble'



I also added some feathers from my stash and some cotton lace, a brass heart, and a tiny brown glass bottle from previous kits.



See you soon,
Lisa xo