Monday, October 9, 2017

Three wonderful layouts - revisiting July Wayfarer and June Seaside kits

Hell Dear Friends!!!
I'm Kathy Mosher with a layout using the Scraps of Darkness July kit "Wayfarer"
This is a special layout for me.  The photo was taken by my niece Dani Ulstad.  She has her own photography business in Portland, Oregon ( )  The young lady in the photo is her sister and one of my other nieces, Bre.  This picture was taken at Miramar Beach, Florida, so this is my homage to all under attack today but Irma.  I absolutely love the colors and the expression on Bre's face.  

I call this a "naked" layout because there is no gesso, inks, etc. used on the background, just some little spatters of white paint.  After I matted the photo, I added a gorgeous piece of lace under it, which you can barely see!  The embellishments are centered around that gorgeous piece of chipboard from Dusty Attic that I had in my stash.  I tried the white Crackle Paint from Ranger, and absolutely love the effect I got.  I was going to do some inking to help make the cracks show up, but I didn't have to and was afraid that it would darken the colors and feel of the layout.  

I created flower clusters on each side using the 49th and Market neutral colored flowers from the Main Kit, as well as the sweet sage green flowers from the Floral Add On.  I touched in some shells, gauzy fabric to match her dress, and some twine that are stems cut from the flowers to give a more organic feeling.  I also added some Art Stones from a previous kit.  Love the effect.  

For my last detail, I added the sentiment that I cut from one of the BFS papers.  It's perfect for Bre right now.  It's her senior year!!!

Gosh, I love this 'Wayfarer' kit so much.  Guess it's cause it is so filled with nature images.  

This layout features my son, Patrick, fishing at Montana Creek.  I call it "The River Runs Through It".  Watching him fish reminds me of that movie.  He is quite the fisherman!!  

I started with the 49th and Market paper included in the Coordinating Paper Add On.  We have loads of ferns in Alaska, so they are the perfect embellishment for this layout.  I ripped some Blue Fern Studio paper (green) and placed them at the top and bottom.  I decided to add some stamping that looked like the river flowing. Then I fussy cut the gorgeous large ferns from the 49th and Market "Flora and Fauna" image paper.  Takes time and accuracy, but well worth the effort.  You can see the microbeads that I added to look like the spores growing on the ferns.  You can also see the brown flowersfrom a previous kit that I added for texture.  Pat didn't like them....but I think they add something.

Each of the photos have layers that I created from the Ephemera packet that comes in the Main kit.  I love using these little tags and pieces around a photo!  The Summit image was fussy cut from one of the BFS papers.  I wanted to add it as it looks like lots of the mountains around us.

I wanted to embellish with real fishing flies, hooks, weights, etc.  Some of these have actually been used.  I had to cut off the tips of the hooks, so that I wouldn't get one stuck in my finger!  lol!

I'm back to share my last layout using the Scraps of Darkness June kit "Seaside".  I have really enjoyed this kit, so much so that I had to create an addition layout.  This layout features my youngest grandson, Cameron early this month on a really fun camping trip.  He can be a very serious thoughtful child, you never know if you are going to get a smile lol!  

I used the Kaisercraft "High Tide" paper for the background and layered 49th and Market "Sand and Sea" paper from the Patterned Paper Add-On and Main Kit.  I ripped the top two layers to get a wavy effect.  I tucked in some joint tape to added texture.  I stamped some fish at various places.  I also splattered some white ink and "Faded Jeans" Oxide Ink that comes in one of the Scraps of Elegance Add Ons.  

I love multi-photo layouts.  I think get the whole story.  I matted these 2 photos in joint tape.  The background paper has this really cool design of the seaweed drifting in the current.  Well, in the Elements Add On are the 3-D Embellishments from 49th and Market that coordinate.  So I used them on top of the design to give lots of dimension.

Under the photos I applied some of the tulle to add to the flowing feeling of the layout.  Beneath the tulle a created a flower/seashell/starfish collage.  Now this was fun to make.  I used flowers from the Floral and Creativity Add Ons.  I also added in the starfish by 49th and Market from the 3-D embellishments.

I really hope you enjoyed my layout today, and hope you will check back for more inspiration from our fabulous Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams.

Thanks for peeking!


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