Friday, September 1, 2017

Two Fabulous layouts - July Wayfarer kit

Hello my Crafty Friends!!
Monica here today to show you a project using the July Scraps of Darkness Kit: Wayfarer.
I love taking pictures of the flowers that get delivered to my work each Friday. They are used for our Sunday Services.  I am in love with the 49 and Market Floral pieces. They are so vibrant.



I loved the cute little stamps that were in this month's kit. I played around with various colors. I also used some washi tape that was from my stash. Any chance to use butterflies and I'm all over it.


I loved used the Blue Fern chipboard pieces that came in the Kit. I used various distress inks to color them up and brighten a bit.


There were some gorgeous flowers that came in the kit and I wanted to choose some that were close to the colors of the papers and photo and embellishments.


I adore the little birdy that came in the kit. I used gel medium to glue him down. Sometimes I don't know how to get these things down but gel medium seems to do the trick.


I have a included a few more close ups continuing to go around the page. I loved the stamps. There were so many wonderful pieces in this kit.






 I pleasantly surprised when I looked closer at this paper.
Blue Fern Studios .... thank you for including historical places around the country.  I squealed in delight when I saw.... Hot Springs Arkansas. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase a few historical items of interest for my little town. yay. I will definitely have to buy more of this paper.
For my project today.... MOB IN THE SPA.... yes those little ole' gangsters loving coming to Hot Springs... it was a hot bed.... of crime, with alcohol running free, gambling and legalized prostitution. Of course let's not forget the corruption that was probably running rampant back then as well.
We have a neat museum about it all and a few books have been written as well. I am featuring a photo of a bookcover which talks about Al Capone and a few others. I had a lot of fun with this project. I really connected with it.


Below I will show some close ups..

I love working with stencils and the brick one is my all time favorite. I used some old texturez and mixed in some alcohol inks... and I think I've seen in movies.. beware of the black rose... ooooooo... I also used some Nuvo drops in Antique Rose underneath the car.. and a little Anna Griffin Flourish in the corner. I also dropped a few ... prills (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store) onto the bricks..


This card was my absolute favorite... HOT SPRINGS!!! yay. with some beautiful flowers.. a little burlap paper that was included in the kit.. I really like this version because it didn't start fraying and coming apart. and those wonderful 49 and Market flowers... I really want to use them all on one project but I can't. I have to leave some for the other projects... do you ever get that happy with your goodies.??


I loved this adhesive piece for the Great Getaway .. whenever I can find something it is pre-glued for me I make a mental note of it! I also tried a little technique with my die and gilding flakes....from my stash.. I just love it.


I loved the traveler emphemera that was included in the kit. It was so hard to choose just one or two or 4 of them....


Why yes I did a little splattering here and there.... a little 49 and Market dragonfly had to pop in... and more little elements...


Here's the other side and that clothes pin... ya'll you know back in the day they hung their clothes up... and I did too when I was growing up... then we discovered laundromats... mom didn't drive so we carried our clothes thru town ... and we hated it when the dryers weren't working...thank goodness later in life we were able to get a washer and dryer.. but I surely remember the early years...and I think I prefer clothes on the line as opposed to over drying and shrinking my clothes LOL.


Here are some more elements I was able to add.. and look at that.. .9 -15... well I just had to use it.. cuz that my birth month and day. tee hee


Here I have another piece of 49 and Market's greenery and some more Nuvo drops (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store).


That concludes the tour and I hope you enjoyed the show.

I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do. 
Pop over into our Facebook group and show us what you've made with this kit or any of the other products that you might pick up in our store.
I hope you find as much joy today in your crafting as I have in the making of this one.

Happy Scrappin!










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