Hey Gang! Today I'm up on the blog with my first project featuring the new Kit from Scraps of Darkness "Blue Skies & Sunshine." If you live in the Northeast like I do then you are at that point in the year when you are welcoming all the blue skies and sunshine you can get! This kit is sure to make you feel like a sunny summer day is just around the corner. So pull out those spring and summer photos and get ready to roll with it! You can find this kit here.
By the way Daisies and Sunflowers are my favorites!
I have been feeling sentimental now that my youngest is 11. She went from being my little girl to a Middle School Tween in the blink of an eye. I no longer see much of her because she is all about her friends now. Soooo.... out come the photos of when she was little. I found a perfect photo for these Kaisercraft "Indigo Skies" Papers and the Maggie Holmes "Gather Sunshine." As you can plainly see I fussy cut my heart out.
I just inked the edges of the leaves and flowers. These papers are perfect to add a watercolor to. You really could treat them like the Adult Coloring Books if you wanted too. I like the contrast of the white florals against the darker paper so left mine as is just inking the edges in blue. In the center of some of the smaller flowers I added a yellow pearl drop. I used the "Nuvo" crystal drops found in the Creativity Add On here. These crystal drops make a perfect little pearl. I love this product!
I centered my photo inside the Blue Fern Studios Graduated Circles Chipboard found in the Elements Add On here. I painted them in both the "Pure Sunshine" and "Magical Pond" acrylic paints found in the Color And Creativity Add Ons.
Amid the leaves and florals I scattered some Ice Resin German Glass which adds a little sparkle to this project. Of course my layouts are never complete without a little stamping and splattering of paint. I like to be a bit subtle in my mixed media work because I really enjoy creating interest with the papers themselves and don't want to overpower my project.
I'm really loving the florals. They make me want to go out and garden! These are the Prima Ainsley found in the Main Kit and more Kaisercraft and Prima florals found in the Floral Add On.
I hope you enjoyed a tour my of my garden today and encourage you to go forth and create your own.