Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mixed Media Layout Tutorial: July The Wayfarer Kit

Hello there!
It's Cindy Brown with my first Tutorial for Scrap and Darkness.

For this post I used the Scraps Of Darkness July Kit : The Wayfarer.

For the first time I decide doing simply layout in my color TEAL! I used the beautiful products in a magnificent kit.

First I chose my paper. After, I chose my embellishments. I added little touch of Gesso with Water. And finally I used my beautiful Lindy's sprays for splatters. Don't forgot to see the video below.

Here is my layout:

Some close-ups:

And my video:

List of products
Scraps Of Darkness July Kit, The Wayfarer:

Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust 12x12 Printed Chipboard (19 pieces)
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard Word: Memories
49 and Market Vintage Shades Flowers: Yellow Bouquet
One 6x6" burlap paper sheet
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Petites

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Coordinating Paper Add On:
49 and Market Vintage Artistry Paper - Specimen

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Floral Add On:
49 and Market Dusty Shale Garden Blooms
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Lilies

Others products:
Lindy's Starburst: Opal Sea Oats
Lindy's Starburst: Shabby Turbine Teal

It's a pleasure to inspire you here. 

Cindy xxx

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tutorial - Create this gorgeous baby layout - June Birds of a Feather kit

Hi everyone, It's Tracey here to share a mixed media layout with process video tutorial. Our little granddaughter just turned 6 months old, and I had a little photo shoot with her. This is one of the darling photos I took that day with her mommy standing behind me to get this precious smile!

Some of the techniques I share include: creating a mixed media background with Distress Oxide Ink along with visual texture using the 49 and Market Scripted Square Stamp; chipboard with layered heat embossing, how to create your own DIY glitter medium; coloring resin elements; and adding texture with prills and glass glitter.

Enjoy the video!

Supply List

 From the June Scraps of Elegance Main Kit:
BoBunny Serendipity Collection: Treetops
BoBunny Serendipity Noteworthy Die Cuts
BoBunny Serendipity Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Garden Blooms Flowers
Tim Holtz/Ranger Mermaid Lagoon Mini Distress Ink Pad
Queen & Co Blue Irridescent Bubbles
Prima Rose Quartz Alicante Butterflies

From the Elements Add On:
BoBunny Serendipity collection Printed Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Curling Corner
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp: Scripted Squared

From the Floral Add On:
49 and Market Blue Hawaiian Floral Mixology
Prima Glenna Flowers
Prima Montse Flowers

Color Add On:
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Blue Fern Studios Summer Breeze Embossing Powder
Items from our Store:
49 And Market Roses: Aqua/Teal
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Circle Flourish Small
Blue Fern Studios Glitter: Mermaid
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso, Clear, White
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
US Artquest Prills - Minnie Pearls
US Artquest Prills - Hot Mama
BoBunny Secret Garden Brads
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder: Snow
Not currently available, other embossing powder can be found HERE:

Previous Kits:
March 2017: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Honey Resin Kit (Silicone Tool)
January 2017: Kaisercraft: Love Themed Wood Embellishments
July 2016: 1 small white doily
November 2015: Prima - 1.5 Yard Lace Trim - Plumeria

 Sharing photo details:

Thanks for dropping by today.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two amazing vacation layouts - July Wayfarer & June Seaside Kits

Hello Everyone!!!
It's another cold and rainy summer season in Anchorage.  As I have said before, it makes for some really cranky folks in the middle of the Winter.  They don't get enough Vitamin D.  LOL!

Here's my first layout using the Scraps of Darkness, July The Wayfarer Kit.  This kit is filled with Blue Fern Studios and 49 and Market, in the most delicious colors, perfect for Alaska photos.  This first layout features my youngest grandson Cameron fishing, and could you look at the size of that's almost twice his size.  

I chose one of the Blue Fern Studios "Wanderlust" papers for my background, which I mounted on cardstock.  I did a little stamping around the page using the Gabi "Script Squared" stamp (it was included in last month's Scraps of Elegance kit, and is also available in our store).  

I layered several of the papers from the Main Kit to mat my photo.  I tucked in the bird image which I fussy cut from another BFS paper, and then added the border chipboard included in the Main Kit to the right of the photo.  

The flower clusters were created using a BFS flower from the Floral Add On and the turquoise flowers from previous kits.  On top of the cluster at the bottom left I used another chipboard from the Main Kit.  

To the bottom right of the photo I added some of the emphemera goodies from the Prima Traveler's Journal in the Main Kit.

The title was cut from a Wanderlust paper.  I added lots of Prills from a previous kit around the layout to give it more texture.


I'm back with you dear scrappy friends with my 4th project using the Scraps of Darkness June Kit "Seaside".  As I've mentioned before we have so many rivers and lakes Alaska, as well as coastline, it would be impossible to visit them all.  The main problem is access.  A lot of them are only accessible by water or airplane.  This layout is my baby girl with my sweet grandsons taken at the Deschuka River near the Talkneetna Mountains, north of Anchorage.  The picture was taken in August, so it was getting pretty chilly.  You can see how the leaves have turned on the trees in the background.  

I started by using the Kaisercraft "High Tide" Overboard paper for my background.  There is another paper from that collection that is striped in the Coordinating Paper Add On, which I cut apart to form the border elements on the lo.  I inked around the layout using the Prima Color Philosophy dye ink "Summer Vibes" from the Color Add On.  

I used a notecard image for the photo mat and title from the Patterned Paper Add On.  The photo is framed with a Creative Embellishment chipboard from my stash that I left naked.  I like the texture and color for the layout.  

To create the flower clusters I started by making die cut leaf branches.  I used 3 different Kaisercraft papers to get some depth and variety of color.  The Prima beige flowers come in the Floral Add On.  The blue ones from 49th and Market are included in the Creativity Add On.  I tucked in some beige netting which came filled with cantaloupe lol!!!  I tucked in little shells, stickers from the Main Kit, a giant starfish and a twine bow.  I also used some aqua gems that come in the Scraps of Elegance June Kit.  

Last, I went wild with brown Prills from a previous kit all around the layout.  I found a paintbrush that works really well for adhering the Prills.  It has very short bristles that are straight at the ends.  The bristles are about 1/4" long and really help placing the beads.  

Hope you enjoyed my creative process today.  Don't forget to check back in for more design team inspiration.  

Take care and have a wonderful day!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet and lovely Family layouts - July Country Chic Kit

It's Tracy Funk here today with my first project with the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July Kit, Country Chic featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.

Tom and May

I used the Main Kit, Floral Add-on, Elements Add-on and Coordinating Paper Add-on.

Main Kit
Floral Add-on
Elements Add-on

Coordinating Paper Add-on

I started with the Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on.  I did some stamping that didn't turn out the way I had planned so I gessoed over it and inked it slightly with some pink chalk-ink.  I then die-cut two large circles out of the Garden Seeds paper (from the Coordinating paper add-on) and Branching Out paper (from the Main Kit), layered them over black cardstock copies and glued them onto the background.  I also used the Garden Seeds paper to die-cut some leaves.
I primed the chipboard fence (from the Main Kit) with clear gesso and then applied DecoArt white crackle paint.  I also inked around the edges slightly with charcoal grey.  The center of the fence would have been hidden under the photo anyway, so I cut it out to save for another layout and glued the end pieces to the page.

I cut a mat for the photo out of the gingham paper included in the Main Kit and then glued it to a sheet of plain chipboard for stability.  I used foam tape under this to balance the photo.
The corner flourishes and buttons were from my stash.  Most of the flowers, with the exception of a couple of 49 and Market flowers from my stash, were from the Floral Add-on.
The clothespins were from the Main Kit and the butterfly from the Elements Add-on.

Here is my second layout.....

"That Would Be Nice"

When my son, Evan, was little, he used to say "That would be nice" a lot.  The expression on his face in this picture makes me imagine him saying that, hence the name of this layout.
This is my second layout this month using the beautiful Scraps of Elegance July kit, "Country Chic", featuring 49 and Market Cottage Life paper.  I used the Main KitPatterned Paper Add-onCoordinating Paper Add-onElements Add-on and Floral Add-on.

Main Kit
Patterned Paper Add-on
Coordinating Paper Add-on
Elements Add-on
Floral Add-on
I started with the beautiful Provence paper from the Main Kit and did some stenciling with molding paste on the background.  I went over the stenciled areas with some watercolour to make them stand out more.

I used another sheet of the Provence paper from the Patterned Paper Add-on to make some of the die-cuts.  The Bicycle Ally paper and Garland paper from the Coordinating Paper Add-on were used to make the other die-cuts.  I layered each die-cut over a black cardstock copy, offsetting them slightly to accentuate the edges.

The two small chipboard flourishes were from my stash.  I embossed these with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Pop Rock Purple embossing powder included in the Main Kit.

All the other embellishments were in the Main Kit or Add-ons.  I sprayed the green roses from the Main Kit with some Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist to dull the colour slightly and brushed the tips of the petals with white paint.

Thank you so much for taking a look today!