Monday, July 17, 2017

Mixed Media layouts June Seaside kit

Oh my goodness everyone! I must say that I am in love with June's Scraps of Darkness "Seaside Kit". You know those times when you see a picture of something and think, "I really like that," but then you see it in real life and you think, "I am in LOVE with this!"?  That is what happened when my kits came in the mail.

Now that I have shared my excitement, I want to share this special layout with you titled "What a View" just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations.  The picture was actually taken while on a military plane flying near Pensacola, Florida.





I also used the Elements Add On Kit for my layout:


I loved using the Kaisercraft High Tide Collection papers and sticker sheet for this particular layout because it has a bit of a masculine with a bit of vintage feel for the nautical theme. 


Since the picture captures both the air and the gorgeous beach below, I loved that I could use the Blue Fern Studios' Anchors Away chipboard included in the Elements Add On Kit for my layout.



Continuing with the theme of anchors and chains, I definitely had to use the Prima Montagnac Antique Cord Chain draped over the chipboard anchor.



I want to give credit where credit is due, so I wanted to let you know that one of our designers Lisa Griffith completed a layout a while ago called "Stars and Stripes", and I actually used that layout she created as my inspiration.   That's why I made some homemade chipboard stars to go along with the military theme.


All of the designers on our team create very inspirational artwork, so I encourage you to check the Scraps of Darkness blog for some amazing ideas and tutorials!



My next layout titled "Sail Away With Me" using the newest Scraps of Darkness "Seaside Kit".


I seriously love this kit.  The colors are absolutely amazing, and I had a lot of fun making this layout! The paper itself is just beautiful. I continued the beach theme and added some seashells to my layout.


To make the background, I used some modeling paste and striped stencil, then I also used some glass bead gel with a stencil that has a cracked effect. I used one of the Kaisercraft stickers for my title along with the pastel glass gems, metal dragonfly charms, and starfish since they all complimented the theme and color scheme beautifully.



The deep teal and blue mists helped to make the picture sort of "flow" into the gorgeous paper from the kit. These colors look amazing next to the awesome 49 and Market flowers from the main kit. Did I mention yet that I love this kit? LOL



I hope I was able to give a little seaside inspiration today, and don't forget you can visit the Scraps of Darkness online store here, and for the monthly Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Kits and Add-On Kits you can check here.  For this layout, I used the "Seaside Kit" (the main kit, but you can choose from a variety of add-on kits to compliment the main kit):


Thank you for coming by to take a glance today, and I will be back soon with my third project using the Scraps of Darkness Seaside Kit. ;-)

~Jessica McFall~



4 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages Jessica! I really love the first one (I'm a sucker for a messy background) and I just love your take on my page! I can see which one you meant, and your page is amazing! Love the photos and the stars, great use of that kit xox

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I'm getting a lot more comfortable with the white on clear gesso idea. I have fun with it instead of trying to make it look messy... I just DO it messy... allow the mess and it's more beautiful it seems. I'm having fun with it :-)

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  2. Gorgeous pages! I love the first one! The stars are a perfect touch! The second page I love the soft colors!

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! This is one of my favorite kits :-)

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