Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meet our August SOE Guest Designer

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  We have some exciting news to share today, we have a wonderfully talented lady guest designing with our upcoming August kit!

Cynthia Renaud

My name is Cynthia and I  live in beautiful country Brazil. I’ve been creating ever since I can remember. My passion for crafting and scrapbooking grew stronger about two years ago and I’ve been crafting ever since then. I love to spend time creating in my  Studio and hanging out with my  little daugther Marcella who is my inspiration.. I love the Shabby Chic style. I enjoy making pages, now I start to make mini albuns and made my  flowers, I also love to alter and deconstruct old/vintage items and fabrics. One of my other passions is photography and cooking  I love to share my photos through layouts . I love my design teams and love to share my work with people from all over the world.

We can't wait to see and share what Cynthia creates with our August kit, but until then, if you'd like to check out her work, you can visit her blog, and be sure to sign up to follow her, you won't want to miss a single thing she creates!  Cynthia's Blog

That's it for now, I hope you all have a beautiful day today!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mixed Media projects from Patricia

Good morning everyone!

Today I get to share Patricia's 'Chasing Rabbits' projects!

Using Kaisercraft's Telegraph Road collection; Memo and Parcel, she first spread some Gesso on the background paper and dried it with a heat-gun, then sprayed the Lindy's Stampgang Flat Fabio in Cafe au Lait and allowed it to dribble. She used flowers from Petaloo and chipboard 

The chip boards were all coated with Gesso and painted with the Lindy's from the colour Add-on, Flat Fabio; Cafe au Lait and  Cest la vie Cherise and Peony Scarlet Red Starburst Spray. She painted them with crackle paint and rubbed some brown in into the cracks once they were dry.

The metal  birdcage was also Gesso'd and coloured with some alcohol ink.

Next up is a beautiful card

She made a little flap in the top layer to create extra interest to the card.

and finally an absolutely  gorgeous layout....

She used the Mad Tea Party collection from Marion Smith and did some punching, fussy cutting and layering. Also used some stickers from the Kaisercraft Storyteller Sticker Sheet.

Here are some of the details.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beautiful creations from Bente!

Good morning!

Today Bente is up on the blog with a couple of gorgeous creations!

Check out the gorgeous cluster - she used a bit of twine and the stickers from the kit to add dimension and texture

Love the layered butterfly she created using the bits of paper and a die

 Next up is 'Fabulous' and that is exactly what her layout is - fabulous!

Here beautiful design makes the photo take center stage

she made a layered heart and added cheesecloth for texture

And finally a stunning layout that I know will inspire you!

I love the layered banner!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The July SOD kit is here!

"Believe" Kit - July 2014
We've paired up BoBunny's magical Enchanted Forest collection with Kaisercraft's beautiful Kaleidoscope collection, added some gorgeous Blue Fern chipboard, Tim Holtz rub ons, Shimmerz Inklingz paint, and more.  And wait till you see that Berlini glitter Ladder Ribbon in person, pictures don't do it justice, it's to die for!

I thought I'd also share this month's Color and Creativity Add ons - we have more Shimmerz Inklingz in both, as well as lots of other fun goodies!

"Believe" Kit Color Add On

"Believe" kit Creativity Add On
Stop by our store if you'd like to see our other kit add ons, or an individualized list of what's included in the kit and add ons:  Scraps of Darkness Kits

We'll be sharing inspiration from our Design Team throughout the month, so be sure to follow our blog so you don't miss a single project or tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Dee Dee's cards

Good morning everyone!
I get to share a couple of cards by our guest designer Dee Dee today!

The base for the this card is a piece of Nature Walk layered with  a sheet of Marion Smith's Nirvana collection. I layered up some drywall tape and gesso to add to the beautiful textures already in the paper design

She layered up a sticker from the BoBunny sticker sheet, a Prima Resin Frame, some Prima flowers, some UmWowStudio merchandise, and some diecut leaves.

Look at the dimension and texture!

This card base is a piece of sturdy watercolor paper, also layered with a lot of the same goods as the base of the right; Marion Smith's paper, drywall tape, gesso, and distress paint. Then I used a piece of the diecuts set from the Embellishment Add on in the background, and layered one on top of a Prima Resin Frame.

The diecut/frame embellishment has been topped with a vintage metal button and wrapped with Burlap twine. There are two pieces of Chevron Confetti from UmWowStudio and two enamel dots  to finish out this card. 

gorgeous texture!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kasia's gorgeous mixed media layout and a thank you

Morning everyone!
Today I am sharing a gorgeous layout from Kasia....

The background work on this is amazing.................

Amongst the layers is cheesecloth that has been sprayed.  It  adds more texture and dimension to this gorgeous layout!

And some more texture

Check out the background...................

Sadly this is the last month of designing for us for Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec,
Sarah Routledge and Shanna Shands.  We would like to say thank you for all your beautiful and awesome work and your friendship.  You are all amazing and talented ladies!
We will miss you on the team!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sarah's beautiful creations

Hi everyone!
I hope your Wednesday is going well!

Today I am sharing a couple of fabulous creations from Sarah!

This first one if a gorgeous mixed media canvas.

She started off by adding some bits of drywall tape to the canvas and then priming it with the Art Anthology Gesso included in the Creativity Add-on. She then misted the canvas with three Mists from my stash,  added torn bits of the "Chrononaut" paper from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection which she distressed and inked with Distress Ink.  Added the torn papers to the canvas with  Mod Podge.  Then did some masking with  a mix of two of the Art Anthology paints from the Colour Add-on - the Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Sandstone mixed with the Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona. Here is a different angle of the full canvas.

She fussy-cut the corset from the "Elegance" Bo Bunny paper and inked it with the Distress Ink. She  added some dimension to the bodice by flipping it over and rubbing 'appropriate' areas with a ball tool. She created the skirt using a section of a sewing pattern and some black lace from a previous SOD Kit (Oct. '13) and splattered it with the black and copper mists. She added the chain from the Creativity Add-on to the watch fob from the Embellishment Add-on and used it as a belt for the dress. To embellish the canvas, She added the small black wings (Embellishment Add-on) and Prima flowers (Main Kit & Flower Add-on).  Here are some close-ups of the dress and embellishments on the canvas.

Next is a fabulous layout............

She used the Kaisercraft Heirloom collection papers and collectables, burlap ribbon and Prima flowers from the kit/add-ons, along with the gesso and two colours of gelatos (Iced Coffee and Iced Chai) from the Creativity Add-on. 
Here is some close-ups!

and finally a really creative and fabulous ATC!

This ATC was created for the June ATC swap created with the Marion Smith Designs Nirvana papers

She fussy cut the paper pieces from the Nirvana papers. The embellishments include some handmade flowers,  a metal flower, a wooden film strip piece, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and a Tim Holtz rub-on from a previous SOD Kit.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stephanies mixed media layout and tags!

Hey everyone!

Today I am sharing a couple of projects from the uber talented Stephanie!

The first project are a couple of scrumptious tags!

Check out the flower cluster.....

I love how she tucked in the bird cage

Check out these amazing details....

Her background work is amazing!

Here is her second tag

here are her amazing details

a beautiful cluster and great background work (again)

and here they both are

The next project is simply beautiful!

The details are make this layout so beautiful

her background work is second to none!

Thanks for stopping by!