Monday, July 31, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - June Seaside Kit!


today a new inspiration for our month  June SOD 'Seaside Kit'.
As mentioned in my last post, I'm a big fan from this amazing
 'Sand and SEA' layered die cut embellishments. 

I'm not only a traditional scrapbooker, my great passion are also projects for home decoration, always in mixed media style.
 So I decided to make an Artist trade block - ATB, easy and quick and now our new eyecatcher in bathroom.


I used an old square wooden block as basic. I took a brush and applied a thin layer of white 'Antiquing cream' from DecoArt. Then add some areas with white texture paste, mostly on the edges. I let it dry and now you can use a Distress Crayon 'Salty Ocean' for some blue shades over the texture paste. 
Then you can start with decorating your project.

I also used some word stickers from the new Kaisercraft collection

 an amazing little tiny starfish, some Ice Queen Prills, a piece of  Coral Mesh Netting and some small dragonfly metal embellishments, all that materials can you find in our various month kits which you can find here 

The flowers and leaves from 49 and market are really wonderful, I thought it would be a beautiful 
'headdress' for this sea inspired ATB. 
Finally I colored all pieces and sides on some areas with the Distress Crayon and added also some shells on the top of the flower.  Together with a circle chipboard, decosand and some pearls it was very suitable for me.

Happy crafting!

x Kerstin x

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kit Club Member projects! (June Seaside Kit)

Today's post is short, but sweet...

I just wanted to share a few of the beautiful projects that were made by two of our Scraps of Darkness kit club members.  Tosha and Monica both used our June Seaside kit to create them:

Layout by Tosha Crow

Altered Frame by Monica Longard

Flip Book by Monica Longard
We still have a very limited number of the Seaside kit available in our store, if you missed out but would like one, here's a link to it: Scraps of Darkness June Seaside Kit

And if you already got it, and would like us to feature something you made with it (or any of our kits), all you need to do is add a photo of it to the kit album in our Facebook Community Group!  Here's a link to our Community, and here's a link to the albums kit projects can be uploaded to: Kit Project Albums.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Wayfarer: our July Scraps of Darkness scrapbook kit

If you have been to our website this week, you haven't seen this:

It's our July Scraps of Darkness kit, and we think it's pretty awesome, because we've included all 10 papers from Blue Fern Studios' gorgeous new Wanderlust collection, both printed and laser cut chipboard by Blue Fern, Prima Traveler's Journal Ephemera & Stickers, 49 and Market flowers, and more! 

You really have to see these Wanderlust papers in person to appreciate how truly beautiful they are, but we'll attempt to show you, with a photo of our Patterned Paper Add On:

If all those sweet papers aren't enough for you, we've got you covered, because we have a Coordinating Paper Add On, too (these papers are not included in the main kit):

Want extra embellishment choices? Then this one's for you - our Elements Add On:

The ladies on our Design Team will be posting projects and tutorials throughout the coming month, so be sure to stop back frequently for lots of scrapbooking and mixed media inspiration!

And as always, you can find our limited edition kits in the kits section of our store, while they last, or you can join the monthly kit club, and get a new box of scrapbooking fun in the mail each month - our kit subscription plans can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by to see our new kit, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Friday, July 28, 2017

New Card-making Tutorial: Nautical Shaker Cards - June Seaside Kit

Tetyana here and I have some nautical inspiration for you today. 
I made two ocean themed shaker cards inspired by the Scraps Of Darkness June Kit: Seaside! This kit is filled with beautiful papers and flowers that combine perfectly together, which you can see in my projects. I decided to add a bit of sea to my cards by turning them into shakers. 

You can see all the details in my new video. Enjoy! 
And have a wonderful and inspiring day!

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit: Seaside
Kaisercraft's High Tide Collection
Kaisercraft High Tide Collection Cardstock Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard: Large Blue Fern Flourish
WOW! Whirlpool Embossing Powder
Metal dragonfly charms
Tiny starfish
Pastel Glass Gems

Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy White Impasto Paint
49 and Market Floral Mixology Flowers: Blue Hawaiian
Tiny white seashells and one small sand dollar
USArtquest Ice Queen Prills

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit Floral Add On (sold out)

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, July 27, 2017

DIY Scrapbooking Tutorial: Nautical / Beach Travel Journal - June Seaside kit

Tetyana here. Sea and it's beauty inspire me so much, I can't stop making nautical projects! And that's what I want to share with you today - a nautical travel book with a shaker element. I made it's cover using Eco leather and design paper from the June Seaside kit

I also added a shaker which looks as if it was filled with beautiful pearls. I added flowers to make it look more elegant and soft.
It's pages are brown and smell like vanilla. I also added some pockets, dividers and an envelope inside the travel book.

And as usually I made a video for you to enjoy!

Supplies used:

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit: Seaside
49 and Market's Sand and Sea Collection
Kaisercraft's High Tide Collection
Kaisercraft High Tide Collection Cardstock Stickers (12x12")
2 metal dragonfly charms
Coral Mesh Netting

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit Creativity Add On
49 and Market Floral Mixology Flowers: Blue Hawaiian
Tiny white seashells and one small sand dollar
USArtquest Ice Queen Prills

Scraps Of Darkness June Kit Floral Add On (sold out)

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Two Summer / Beach layouts - June Seaside kit!

Summer time just screams for fun layouts at the beach!!  In keeping with the tradition, Scraps of Darkness' June Kit "Seaside" is perfect for all those wonderful times at the coast.  Even though Alaska has more coastline than the "Lower 48" in geographical miles, it is not sandy, nor warm.  All of the beaches are silty from the glacier fun off and very rocky, not to mention COLD water.  So, if you want to go swimming you can take a dip in one of our many local lakes, but they are not necessarily warm either LOL!  My layout this week is a series of pictures of my Grandson's at South Rolly Lake just north of Anchorage.  They had such a good time that day.

For the background paper I chose a whimsical paper from 49th and Market included in the Main Kit.  I used Gabi's Line Stitch stamp from 49th and Market at the top, and across the middle.  This stamp came in a previous kit and is so versatile.
I found a new LOVE...the Art Alchemy Impasto Paint included in the Creativity Add On works so perfectly for stenciling.  You can see where I used it on the background.  Try it, you will not be sorry with your results. 
I added some fun bubble die cuts using a Memory Box die, which I think worked great for the layout.  You can also see the Prills I used all over the layout which comes in the Creativity Add On.  You can also see the bubble sticker embellishments from 49th and Market that comes in the Elements Add On.  

Next I used a wonky arrow circle chipboard from Creative Embellishments from my stash.  I used the Art Alchemy Coral Reef paint from the Color Add On.  What a fun, perfect color.  

Underneath the chipboard at the bottom I tucked in some cheesecloth that I sprayed with Prima's Bloom "Peony".  It matches the color on the chipboard exactly.  Then I went wild with glass glitter, Prills and more 49th and Market bubbles.  What fun!!!!!

I created a couple flower clusters using 49th and Market blooms from the Floral and Creativity Add Ons.  Just adore those flowers.  Course I topped them off with more Prills.  
In the middle of the circle to the left I added that adorable seahorse, from the same 49th and Market embellishment series.  You can see the cute little jellyfish I used in the right flower cluster.  

Now to share with you my 3rd layout using the Scraps of Darkness June Kit "Seaside".  This layout features my Grandson, Chase enjoying the beauty of Alaska.  We are so blessed to live in this gorgeous State.  

"Seaside" contains a collection of Kaisercraft "High Tide" and 49th & Market "Sand and Sea".  Love both of these collections.  I used the Kaisercraft collection for this layout.  Just love the nautical theme, and neutral colors.  

I used the Kaisercraft paper included in the Patterned Paper Add On for my background.  On the left side is a stripe border which I cut from another paper in the same Add On.  At the top is border sticker which comes in the Main Kit.  The layers were created using other papers in the same collection.  Burlap was used to mat the photo.

To add texture, I used the Impasto Paint from the Creativity Add On through a stencil.  Love this new product from Art Alchemy.

I wanted to create a fun collage of flowers and pelican on the left bottom side of the lo.  I applied some cheesecloth in this area.  Then, I fussy cut the pelican and pilings from the 49th and Market paper included in the Patterned Paper Add On.  

I added lots of different elements into the collage that are included in the Elements, Creativity, and Floral Add Ons.  I think the 3-D seaweed embellishment from the Elements Add On from 49th and Market pulls the lo together.  

I used the Prima off white flowers from the Floral Add On at the top of the title as well.  

I used the Blue Fern Studio Anchor chipboard at the bottom of the photo, which I embossed with their Antique Gold embossing powder from a previous kit.  I also added Art Stones and gold gems from previous kits to give more texture.    

At the bottom right side of the layout I created another little collage using the same elements as the left side.  

Hope you enjoyed my layouts and will visit again.  Kits are available here.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!!!