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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Mob in the Spa' July Scraps of Darkness Wayfarer Kit

Hello my crafty friends... boy was I pleasantly surprised when I looked closer at this paper.


Blue Fern Studios .... thank you for including historical places around the country.
I squealed in delight when I saw.... Hot Springs Arkansas. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase a few historical items of interest for my little town. yay. I will definitely have to buy more of this paper.

For my 2nd project with this wonderful July Kit from Scraps of Darkness called Wayfarer I present........ MOB IN THE SPA.... yes those little ole' gangsters loving coming to Hot Springs... it was a hot bed.... of crime, with alcohol running free, gambling and legalized prostitution. Of course let's not forget the corruption that was probably running rampant back then as well.
We have a neat museum about it all and a few books have been written as well. I am featuring a photo of a bookcover which talks about Al Capone and a few others. I had a lot of fun with this project. I really connected with it.


Below I will show some close ups..

I love working with stencils and the brick one is my all time favorite. I used some old texturez that wasn't dried up and mixed in some alcohol inks... and I think I've seen in movies.. beware of the black rose... ooooooo... I also used some Nuvo drops in Antique Rose underneath the car.. and a little Anna Griffin Flourish in the corner. I also dropped a few ... prills (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store) onto the bricks..


This card was my absolute favorite... HOT SPRINGS!!! yay. with some beautiful flowers.. a little burlap paper that was included in the kit.. I really like this version because it didn't start fraying and coming apart. and those wonderful 49 and Market flowers... I really want to use them all on one project but I can't. I have to leave some for the other projects... do you ever get that happy with your goodies.??


I loved this adhesive piece for the Great Getaway .. whenever I can find something it is pre-glued for me I make a mental note of it! I also tried a little technique with my die and gilding flakes....from my stash.. I just love it.


I loved the traveler emphemera that was included in the kit. It was so hard to choose just one or two or 4 of them.... 




Why yes I did a little splattering here and there.... a little 49 and Market dragonfly had to pop in... and more little elements...


Here's the other side and that clothes pin... ya'll you know back in the day they hung their clothes up... and I did too when I was growing up... then we discovered laundromats... mom didn't drive so we carried our clothes thru town ... and we hated it when the dryers weren't working...thank goodness later in life we were able to get a washer and dryer.. but I surely remember the early years...and I think I prefer clothes on the line as opposed to over drying and shrinking my clothes LOL.


Here are some more elements I was able to add.. and look at that.. .9 -15... well I just had to use it.. cuz that my birth month and day. tee hee



Here I have another piece of 49 and Market's greenery and some more Nuvo drops (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store).



That concludes the tour and I hope you enjoyed the show.

I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do. 
Pop over into our Facebook group and show us what you've made with this kit or any of the other products that you might pick up in our store.
I hope you find as much joy today in your crafting as I have in the making of this one.

Happy Scrappn!










Thursday, August 17, 2017

July Scraps of Darkness Wayfarer Kit

Hello my Crafty Friends!!

I'm here today to show you a project using the July Scraps of Darkness Kit: Wayfarer.

I love taking pictures of the flowers that get delivered to my work each Friday. They are used for our Sunday Services.  I am in love with the 49 and Market Floral pieces. They are so vibrant.


I loved the cute little stamps that were in this months's kit. I played around with various colors. I also used some washi tape that was from my stash. Any chance to use butterflies and I'm all over it.



I loved used the Blue Fern chipboard pieces that came in the Kit. I used various distress inks to color them up and brighten a bit.



There were some gorgeous flowers that came in the kit and I wanted to choose some that were close to the colors of the papers and photo and embellishments.



I adore the little birdy that came in the kit. I used gel medium to glue him down. Sometimes I don't know how to get these things down but gel medium seems to do the trick.



I have a included a few more close ups continuing to go around the page. I loved the stamps. There were so many wonderful pieces in this kit.





Our July Wayfarer Kit has been wonderful. I can't wait to show you more projects with this kit.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy this kit as much as I have.


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Happy Scrappn!









Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Scraps of Darkness Blue Skies and Sunshine Layout -- Strength

Here's my final project friends with my Scraps of Darkness' Blue Skies and Sunshine Kit.

It just is perfect when working with these wedding photos.

I really loved this picture of my brother with his daughter... don't you?

I think I'll call this layout ... Strength..


I loved her silver sequined dress...


Here are a few close ups of my layout.... I love clocks so I was so happy to see a couple of clocks ready to be used.  You can also see a little punchwork I did on the side.

 In this close up of the flowers... you can see where I did a little paint splatter and a little pink rose for her.






Here just above the flowers you can see a little silver trim.  really wanted to bring out her dress.

 Had to make sure I got the buds in here.... wanted my layout to reflect soft and romantic..



 Here you can see some paint effects...





 Here you can see my latest chipboard alterations. I used the gun metal grey embossing powder for the chipboard.

 Here you can see the row of flowers and the silver peeking out from behind.




Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are finding time to scrap.

I want to give a shout of thanks to Di Garling. She was my inspiration for this layout. Her video is here.

Make sure to check out the store because we DO have some of the add on's still available.
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Scraps of Darkness Blues Skies and Sunshine Layout.. Forever in my Heart.

Hello my scrappy friends.....

Today I'm bringing another yummy page created with the Blue Skies and Sunshine from Scraps of Darkness.

Here is my layout... from my brother's wedding. I love this photo.



I feel like all these awesome sentiments are so appropriate..

The blue fern chippies are fabulous.


 Here you can see some prills and some glitter glass





She's forever in my heart... I can totally hear him thinking this.



 I feel the sentiments in this kit really resonated with the day.





I had fun using the black paint. Can you tell?




Love the butterfly.  I also used some stencils from my stash.






This last sentiment says it all..... This is What Happy Looks Like.

Marilyn Rivera was my inspiration for this page. Here is her Video.

Thank you so much for looking. 

Make sure to check out the store because we DO have some of the add on's still available.
Check out all the available goodies here: Scraps of Darkness.

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Scraps of Darkness Blue Skies and Sunshine Tags

Hello Friends...

I'm back again with another project from the Scraps of Darkness' Blue Skies and Sunshine Kit.

I decided to make a set of tags.

I fell in love with those scrabble tiles and couldn't want to use them.

Here are the tags.


I loved using the chippies that came in the kit and the yellow doily.

Below are some close ups of both tags.


Here you can see how I started the background. I mixed some blue paint in with some modeling paste and then stenciled it on.



Here below you can see a few different angles.


 I love adding cheesecloth and that yellow doily.



 A butterfly along with the glitter glass.



 Another few angles and a few flowers.



 I painted the Blue Fern chipboard. It was so pretty.




 I went crazy with the splaters... I did white, yellow and black.





 Wasn't that neat the metal piece.




Thank you so much for looking. You can go in so many directions with this kit.

Make sure to check out the store because we DO have some of the add on's still available.
Check out all the available goodies here: Scraps of Darkness.

Also check us out on Facebook and join in our challenges and swaps.

Happy Scrappn!