Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sandi's amazing shabby chic mixed media layout!

Hello, Scraps of Elegance fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing my first layout with April's gorgeous "A Song of Spring Kit."

I've been waiting for an opportunity to scrap this awesome photo of my grandson Isaac taken on Easter, 2016.  He's been part of our family since 2010 and he's truly a sweetheart. Funny, highly intelligent and get this ... a paper crafting dude! Give him some paper and he can make anything! So, I'm not sure if he'll be a rocket scientist or another Tim Holtz. I guess time will tell! 

For my base layer I've used the B side of 49 and Market's Tree of Life paper from the Scents of Nature collection. This paper is part of the Co-ordinating paper add-on. It's a little more sage green than it appears. I began by doing some mixed media work on the background using a stencil and some super heavy gesso from my stash. Then I began stamping with the 49 and Market Enjoy Every Moment stamp by Valerie Ouellet (Creativity add-on) as well as finishing off the edges with the 49 and Market Line Stitch Stamp by Gabrielle Pollacco found  HERE in the Scraps of Darkness online store

Additional photo layers were created with a lined paper from the Seven Gypsies journal found in the Creativity add-on as well as some Rambling Rose Die Cuts found in the Elements add-on. I've also used a chipboard panel from my stash. The sweet Flair button is found in the Main Kit. 

I loved how the Rambling Rose Die Cuts made for easy layers.  For interest, I printed my photo both in black and white and in Vintage and used each of them. Everything is stacked on of lots of cardboard cut from the shipping box. All of my florals were from the 49 and Market Vintage Shades, Sage Bouquet, found in the Floral add-on. I curled some of the wires for an extra twist. Those awesome 3D butterflies are also 49 and Market and are included in the Elements add-on. 

A close-up of the Flair button, the florals and you can also see some stamping. The Creativity add-on included some Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush which I've used to add Sage green color to my layout in random places. 

You can find the scrabble tiles Right Here in the online Scraps of Darkness store.  Peeking out underneath is some of the stamping with the Enjoy Every Moment stamp. If you look carefully, you'll also find my discreet uses of the "washi" tape found in the Main Kit. 

I love the crackle found on this 49 and Market paper and also how the Die Cuts also appear to be stamped. I tried to find and use as many masculine elements as I could.  Kept my flowers, of course! 

Here's a photo from the right side. 

And here's one from the left. 

Here's a photo of the Main Kit " A Song of Spring."  The last I checked, you can still purchase the Main Kit as well as all the add-ons with the exception of the sold-out Creativity add-on. 

Thanks for coming by today! 
Happy crafting! 

~ Sandi~ 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous page! I love the layers, and your tag is the perfect accent!


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