Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Taggarific Tuesday!

Good morning!
Tags are a wonderful way to do your art! 
Monica created three fabulous tags using the Scraps of darkness 'Botanique' kit!




Here she layered a piece of Graphic 45 darker in color and then a lighter green from the Graphic 45 on top, then distressed the edges and inked them in green. She watered down the gesso to give a light whitewash on the tag.


She used some sprays  and let them drip and also used some archival ink and used some Prima stamps to accent the tags.


She  used some modeling paste and then sprayed some ink and then spritzed it with water to get it to trickle around.



 She used some filler beads to lightly decorate the modeling paste.











Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mixed Media Monday - 1.30.16

Good morning!
With a white background the fabulous colors from the Graphic 45 Natures Storybook from the Scraps Of Darkness 'Botanique' kit really pop on Tatiana's amazing layout!

 She did  so much fussy cutting!
First she applied texture paste with sand using Kaisercraft template. Then added Lindy's mist and Magicals. After that she used stamps from the kit and background stamps.
 
 
Then she layered fussy cut elements, one Graphi45 chipboard piece and tag, gold doily from the kit.
 
 
In the kit is also included Prima rub-ons and foil, which were made with them. She also embellished her layout with self made sisal nest.
 
 
She also used foil on the chipboard. First, she covered it with Prima acrylic paint from August kit, then randomly applied Ranger sticky embossing powder and glued foil randomly.
On the final step she added Nuvo drops (from the current kit), sequins, pebbles, paint and glitter from the previous kits, rhinestones and splashes. 


Thanks for stopping by
~Laura


Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Inspiration - Kerstin's altered bird house

Good morning!
Spring is just around the corner and a great way to welcome spring is this amazing bird house that Kerstin altered using the 
Scraps of Darkness 'Botanique' kit!


She painted everything with a coat of DecoArt White Gesso and let it dry.  Then started altering by using some Decoupage glue
 to apply a layer of old music paper and in a few areas she coated with Crackle white paste. 
When everything was dry she applied a layer of DecoArt Media Antiquing cream 'Raw umber' into the cracks 
 
 
The theme of the graphic 45 Natures sketch book was perfect for her bird house. She fussy cut a yellow flower, fern leaves, butterflies and the funny grasshopper 
and glue it also to edge and as 3D (butterflies).
 
 
three small chipboards as roofing tiles 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Laura

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mixed Media Winter Layout Tutorial

Today we've got another great tutorial - Tracey was working with our Scraps of Elegance Christmas Cheer kit, and she created this beauty:


And she created a great step-by-step video tutorial to go with it!


Here are a few detail photos:






And here's a list of the supplies Tracey used.  I've added a link to all products that are currently available in our store:

 From the Main Kit (Retired)
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Auld Lang Syne Paper
Prima Sweet Peppermint 3x4 Journaling Cards
Prima: Sweet Peppermint Texture Stamp
Blue Fern Studios Holiday Vine chipboard
Simplicity: Hanging Cluny Lace - 1 yard

From the Elements Add On (Retired):
Fabscraps 8x8 Holly Corner Stencil

From the Creativity Add On:
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wood Snowflakes
Jacquard Lumiere Pearlescent White Acrylic Paint
US Artquest Silver Lining Prills
Darice White Iridescent 5mm Cupped Sequins

 From the Floral Add On (Retired):
Blue Fern Studios Christmas Blooms
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Metallic Daisies
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Small Poinsettias

From the Color Add On (Retired):
Prima Color Bloom 2 Fir Needles Spray Mist
Prima Art Alchemy Gold Rush Acrylic Paint

From our Store:
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Shabby Flakes
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Light Patina
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Rich Turquoise
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad - Broken China
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso

From our Previous Kits:
October 2016: Mixed Media Creativity Add On ~ Prima Metallic Accents Watercolors
December 2015 ~ Elements Add On: Cousin - Tis The Season Charms - Silver Tree & Snowflakes

Other Products:
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamen - White
The Paper Studio ~ Gemstones - AB Round
Rhinestones ~ Mother of Pearl, Red - Stash
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - clear
Viva Decor ~ Croco Crackling Color - Transparent
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Rebekah Meier Designs - 12x12Stencil, Grid Sketch
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun
Prima Marketing ~ Finnabair Art Basics Mixed Media Silicone Brush, 1" #963897
Liquitex ~ Free Style - Palette Knife #5


Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you find the time to Create Something Beautiful today!

~Melinda

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Anna's stunning mixed media layout!

Good morning!
Anna created this amazing vintage mixed media layout using the Scraps Of Elegance 'Christmas Cheer' kit!





I love the texture and dimension Anna adds to her layouts!

Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kerstin's debut layout as a SOD designer!

Good morning!
I am excited to share Kerstin's first layout as a Scraps of Darkness designer!  She used our 'Botanique' kit to create this gorgeous black layout:


Kerstin says: "The January 'Botanique' kit is filled with a lot of paper from Graphic 45's new collection 'Nature Sketchbook',
 a great set of papers, stamps and embellishments with nature feeling which is perfect for a beautiful memory with our sheltie dog  'Filou'. It was a wonderful trip into the mountains, a lucky day
 with a lot of sunshine, and warm temperatures."
She used as background paper 'Plant Kingdom' from the main kit
  and some cutouts from 'Mother Earth', a beautiful chipboard tag from the Main Kit and the Prima Rub on foil together with adhesive rub ons from the Elements Add on kit. 


decorative chipboard tag from Graphic 45

 another cut out,  a flower and a feather together

 with a chipboard from Blue Fern Studios
two 3D hearts with cutting dies and old book paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by and help us welcome Kerstin to the team!
~Laura 
 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mixed Media Monday 1.23.17

Good morning...
Welcome to the mixed media Monday post!  
Lisa Griffith has an amazing style....
  using the Scraps Of Elegance 'Christmas Cheer' kit she created this beautiful mixed media winter layout!

 




Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekend Inspiration - Anna's journal pages

Good morning!
Weekends are fabulous for spending time with family and friends, trying new recipes, date night and of course scrapbooking!
This weekend I hope to inspire you with this amazing art journal spread from Anna using the Scraps Of Elegance 'Christmas Cheer' kit






Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura