Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Two gorgeous layouts - August Sparkle and Shine Kit

Hi everyone!

Sharon here to share my newest layout made with the August, 2017  Scraps of Darkness "Sparkle and Shine" kit.  

This kit features Prima's "Rose Quartz" and Simple Stories "Beautiful" collections.


What a fabulous kit!  When I first received it, I thought, wow . . . there are so many possibilities!  I am happy that I ordered all of the add-ons,  because I do not want to run out of coordinating supplies.

Without further ado, here's my layout:


I just LOVE the Simple Stories "Shine Bright" paper, and used it as my background.  Since a black and white photo seemed best here, I used one of my favorites that I took of my husband and daughter last year.  I added some interest to the background with "True Gold" paint, "Hickory Smoke" spray stain, and some white gesso splatters - both the paint and the spray stain are included in the color add-on.  The black feather, which I pulled apart and adhered to the back of my distressed and matted photo, and the music paper came in the elements add-on.  In addition, I had some fern chipboard pieces left over from last month's kit.  I painted them gold (with the True Gold paint) and viola, they were the perfect addition to this page.  And the gray Prima flowers were included in the main kit.

I have found that the monthly kits and add-ons go quickly!  If you don't want to miss out on anything, you can subscribe to the monthly scrapbook kit club.

You can get all of the information you need by clicking on the above links, or just visiting the online store.

Here are some close-ups:








WOW!  This kit is full of amazing paper and embellishments that make your layouts really shine!

I enjoyed making this page using a photo that I just took while on vacation this summer:


I took the photo while walking on the Atlantic City boardwalk one evening.  The Bruce Springsteen song "Born to Run" came to mind when I printed it out.

Here's my page:


This time I used the "Grateful Heart" paper from Prima's Rose Quartz Collection as my background.

I was drawn to this pink and white color scheme.

Here are some close-ups:







 This page was so quick and easy to make using the main kit:  



and add-ons!!








Please take a minute to check out the monthly subscription club, too.

And don't forget, there are lots of other scrappy goodies to shop for in the store!

Happy Scrapping everyone!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Mixed Media Monday Tutorial: Finnabair style ATC's with Prima paper clay and moulds - July Country Chic kit

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back with a new process video tutorial for these mixed media Artist Trading Cards featuring the July Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On. I've not worked with paper clay or silicone molds before, and I'm totally hooked! I'll be making paper clay embellishments to use on a variety of projects. The techniques I share with you in the video are just one way to use them.


In this video, I show you how to create your own paper clay molded embellishment pieces as well as how to create textures highlighted with waxes and metallic paints on these Finnabair style ATC's.

Enjoy the video!


Product List


From the Creativity Add On:
Prima IOD Paper Clay
Prima IOD Keyholes Vintage Art Decor Mould
Martha Stewart Crafter's Clay Silicone Molds: Antique


Previous Kits:
August 2016: Prima/Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Yellow Blue Acrylic Paint
December 2015: Viva Decor Inka Gold: Aquamarine

Sharing Photo Details:





Thanks for stopping by!

~ Blessings ~
Tracey



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sparkle & Shine Kit Tutorial: Create this elegant baby layout

Hello!
The August Scraps of Darkness kit is amazing! Full of shiny embellishments and paper. I couldn't wait to start work with it.


For my first project I used Simple Stories paper and created black and white layout with rose gold accents. I created layered composition in a heart shape using feather from the kit and fussy cut flowers.


I used sequins, rhinestones and pearls as shiny accents.




Photography is embellished with transparent Simple Stories sticker.


Here you can find step by step video tutorial with all the details:



Products used from the August kit:

Prima's Rose Quartz Collection
Simple Stories' Beautiful Collection
Prima Rose Quartz Puffy Stickers
Simple Stories Beautiful 12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Prima Rose Quartz Flowers: Thassos
Simple Stories Beautiful Collection Clear Stickers
Prima Traveler's Journal Modern Floral Decorative Tape

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial: July The Wayfarer Kit

It's Cindy Brown with my second Tutorial for Scrap of Darkness.  For this project I used the Scraps Of Darkness July Kit : The Wayfarer

I chose to make a beautiful canvas. First, I chose my paper. Then I chose my embellishments.
I added two layers of Gesso and drops of Gesso with water. And finally, I used my beautiful Lindy sprays for splashing.


Do not forget to see the video below.  Here is my canvas:




some close ups:













My video:


List of products:

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Floral Add On



Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Lilies
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Vine
Prima Flowers #586836

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit: The Wayfarer


Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust 12x12 Printed Chipboard (19 pieces)
One 6x6" burlap paper sheet
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Road Trip paper
Prima Traveler's Journal  #592721

Others products:
Prima - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White - big jar
Prima - Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials (3 pack)
Lindy's Starburst: Green with Envy Green
Lindy's Flat Fabio: Bonjour Butter

It's a pleasure to inspire you here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Two Amazing layouts - Sparkle and Shine


Hi! Dana here today sharing another layout that I created with the Scraps of Darkness August Sparkle and Shine Kit. I combined the gorgeous flower print patterned papers from the Main Kit and some blooms from the Floral Add-On with an old family photo of my Grandmother for this page.

Beautiful Memories Layered Ephemera Closeup by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness - August Sparkle and Shine Kit

I layered pieces of sheet music from the Art-C Book Pages Ephemera Pack (Elements Add-On) with Simple Stories Cardstock Stickers and Bits and Pieces Die-Cuts (Main Kit) to create a base for my photos. I just love the fancy borders and music on the ephemera pages!

Beautiful Memories Flower Cluster Closeup by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness - August Sparkle and Shine Kit

The mix of flowers in the Main Kit and Floral Add-On are so beautiful. It was hard not to use all of them here! I filled in this flower cluster with leaves that I cut from the patterned papers.

If you don't have a Scraps of Darkness subscription, the extra kits and add-ons are going fast. You can pick up yours, and find out more about the club, at ScrapsofDarkness.com. We'd love to see your take on this kit. Share your work with us in the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Scrapbooking Community on Facebook.



I had a lot of fun mixing prints on this page, using polka dots, florals, and stripes. My Sister-in-Law took this photo. She was able to style my oldest daughter for a fun photo shoot. I would need a serious bribe to get a result like this, so this picture is definitely worth documenting!

Hello Beautiful Clear Sticker Title by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness - August 2017 Sparkle and Shine Kit

I used a Simple Stories Clear Sticker (Elements Add-On) for the title of this layout. This was a great way to add color and text at the same time.

Hello Beautiful Puffy Sticker Embellishment by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness - August 2017 Sparkle and Shine Kit

I also love the Prima Rose Quartz Puffy Stickers (Main Kit)! They are such a fun way to add dimension to the page. This embellishment package comes with an identical sheet of cardstock stickers, some of which I tucked into the flower cluster.

Hello Beautiful Gold Paint Pen Border by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness - August 2017 Sparkle and Shine Kit

I cut some of the circle prints from the patterned paper to help fill in the space on the bottom half of this layout. I used the Gold Calligraphy Paint Marker from the Main Kit to add a fun doodled edge to help finish my design. 

 If you don't have a Scraps of Darkness subscription, the extra kits and add-ons are going fast. You can pick up yours, and find out more about the club, at ScrapsofDarkness.com. We'd love to see your take on this kit. Share your work with us in the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Scrapbooking Community on Facebook.