Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scraps Of Darkness and Stuck?!

Good morning!
I was really excited to be asked to guest design for Stuck? sketches this month!
I got to work with a really cool sketch!

So this is my interpretation using the Scraps of Darkness 'Blush' Kit...

The smiling happy couple is my wonderful hubby and I!
The beautiful paper is from the Prima Rossibelle Collection....

I fussy cut a lot of flowers out the paper and layered them...

 I added the pink tulle under the photo to add some depth and texture.
I also misted the doilies with Prima Wild Raspberry Color Bloom Spray from the color add on

I used one of the pieces of ephemera also 

The heart and the love plaque were in the elements add on and I used one of the Prima stickers!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

a bit of mixed media with the Blush kit

Hi everyone!
I wanted to create a more mixed media layout with the awesome Prima papers that were in the Blush kit and paper add on!

I had a lot of fun crating this playful layout of Ty!

I started by layering each one of my papers, trimming them, then distressing the edges

 Lots of yummy layers!!!! I also added in some torn cardboard!

 To create the background I painted the paper with clear gesso so my colors will stand out.

I then used some modeling paste and a stencil.  I applied the
Blue Fern Studios Antique Gold Embossing Powder from the color add on to the modeling paste and heat set it.
Also in the color add on is this awesome Prima Parisian Rosewood Memory Hardware Artisan Powder.  I mixed it with some water in a spray bottle and sprayed it on!
I also did some splattering!

I added some baubles from last months kit, some sequins from the elements add on, some prills from a previous kit and some shells from my stash that I covered in white gesso then sprinkled some more splashes.

I had this wonderful title from ScrapFX that I just splattered with colors!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

More from our wedding and the blush kit

I am very close to my dad....I have always been daddy's little girl....
He never thought anyone was good enough for me until I met Jon.  He was finally happy with a guy I chose and knew that he would take care of me for the rest of my life.
So when I got the 'Blush' kit in and started to scrap the very few and poor quality photos I had I really wanted to pay homage to my dad....
he has a great smile!
I fussy cut the butterfly from one of the papers!
Those really pretty flowers are from the main kit and the floral add on. And those gorgeous sparkly leaves are from the elements add on.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wedding photos from long ago and the Blush kit!

Hey everyone!
When I received the Scraps of Darkness 'Blush' kit I knew I wanted to scrap our wedding.  I have very few photos and the ones I have are not great quality but it is the happiest day of my life.  I got to marry a great man who shows me great love!  He looked so handsome in his suit.....

 When I saw this paper from Prima I knew I wanted to use it for the photo of Jon waiting for me!  It has this coppery distressed sheen to it!

I created a cluster with the flowers from main kit, floral add on, and previous kits.  I added some Prima chipboard elements add on, the
Prima Rossibelle Ephemera, and the chalk tags from the main kit

I did a bit of stenciling using a heart stencil from a previous kit and ink and molding paste then
I sprayed some cheesecloth with Lindy's moonshadow mist and added some sequins from the chipboard pack from the elements add on.  In a previous kit I received some blue fern chipboard pieces...I inked and embossed them, then added some Imagine Ink autumn glitter.  

I also did a bit of random stamping using the Prima Rossibelle Clear Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sometimes simple is good!

I love to create layouts with lots of layers, embellishments and techniques but sometimes I really believe simple is good.
Sometimes its the photos sometimes its the paper is really dramatic and sometimes I just really feel like creating a simple layout.

So thats what I did...

I just adore these papers from kaisercraft....I did not want to distract from the fun photo and fabulous papers!

 I cut one of the title blocks from one of the papers...

I layered some stickers and was happy with the end result.

My next layout I used the Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Collection which has some pretty busy patterns (that I love)

I just added some flowers

and a title!

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Spending time at the Zoo with SOD and Graphic 45!

Many years ago we were lucky enough to take the kids to the Detroit Zoo with my family.
When I received this months Scrap Of Darkness kit 'Safari' I knew that those photos were going to get scrapped! 

This first one I used photos of my family at the elephant fountain!
The boys were having such a great time!

I LOVE the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers and I had a lot of fun layering all the different patterns!

Here you can see some of the layering and I used the stencil from elements add on and the Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink Mini from the color add on

In the main kit are Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Banners Die Cuts
that I mixed and matched and I used the Petaloo & kaisercraft flowers from the  main kit and floral add on

also in the main kit is this really cool Olive Jute Square Mesh
Love the texture it added!

My second layout I created with a photo of the boys outside the Aardvark habitat on a termite hill - not a real one lol!


I fussy cut some images out for this one. 

I used the jute square mesh and the fabscraps chipboard title from the main kit.

I inked the 'at' with the Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink Mini from the color add on and the 'Wild' and 'heart' with the Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Mini Distress Ink from the main kit.  I then added some Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Autumn Glitter from the elements add on and some crackle medium from my stash

I loved layering a bunch of the different Graphic 45 banners!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

more blue Fern and Stuck?!

Hi!  I am back today to share another layout I created using awesome blue Fern Studios products and a stuck?! sketch!

I ADORE this photo of our Ty taking a nap!
The papers from the fabulous Tranquility line from Blue Fern Studios was perfect for this wonderful photo!

I created lots of distressed layers to highlight the photo

I cut the title from the calling card paper and added a few small flowers and some gems

I created a cluster using a Tim Holtz metal wing, some flowers, gems and a Blue Fern Studios chipboard butterfly

 I inked the butterfly with ground espresso ink, embossed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang midnight brown embossing powder then added some Prima glass glitter in midnight blue.

Here is the stuck?! sketch I used

 Thanks for stopping by!