Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mini Album Treasure Box - Scraps of Darkness- 2nd Reveal

Hello Friends-

I've got a super fun project to share today!
 I've been into creating non traditional mini albums lately. I love all the bits and pieces of mini albums. The fun photo mats and pockets but not so much the actual book making part. I thought about altering this box and including a mini album inside of it. Then I had the brainstorm to simply make mini album mats, envelopes and tags and include them in the box. No front or back cover needed! Why do they need to be attached to each other in a page form right?

I've used the gorgeous July Kit from Scraps of Darkness - Tracey's Artful Adventure. 

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The papers and elements I used are from BoBunny's Penny Emporium collection included in the kit. The florals are Prima and Petaloo also in our kit!

Mini album treasure box created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the July 2015 Traceys Artful Adventure Kit

I embossed all the paper that covers the box inside and out. This is a cuttlebug embossing folder I used. One of my favorites and it gives a bubble effect. I then used a variety of techniques- inking, gesso, mists and splatters.

Mini album treasure box created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the July 2015 Traceys Artful Adventure Kit

Inside the box I have a tag, 4 smaller photo mats with the steampunk framed ladies on the front and a mat on the back for photos, 3 larger photo mats and an envelope I created with a Tim Holtz Die.

This is peek at the front of the box. I used seam binding for a bow and added little beads at the ends. I got this idea from Lisa Gregory! She is a constant source of inspiration that girl is. :)

I added a lot of chipboard gears to this from my stash. I used the Stampendous Encrusted Jewels Embossing Powders on them. Let me tell you those embossing powders are just stunning. You can see in the photos all the dimension and texture they add. I also added in some of Lindys embossing powders and mists for more variation.

This is a peek at the inside of the box. The lace was also in our kits and used the Lindys mists included in our color add on to give them a vintage look.

Here you can really see the embossing powders at their best. I used them on everything! The metals pieces I have on here are all embossed with the Encrusted Jewels combined with Lindy's.

This gorgeous tag was created with the BoBunny papers as well. The chipboard "Express Yourself" is Blue Fern! Ooooh LOVE!!!!!

The wings are Primas Finnabair Winged Things. Everything is embossed and painted with Lindy's and Faber Castell Texture Gems included in the kit.

I created 4 photo mats from these portrait cards. The fronts all have embossed chipboard and Iced Enamels German Glass Glitter. I used a die cut to mat the portrait cards on and also included a mat on the back of each for photos.

I tied them together with twine to keep inside the box.  I also die cut an envelope with a Tim Holtz die to tuck little treasures in.

A few close ups so you can see the beautiful embossing detail.

The final items in the box are 3 more cards for photos. The fronts all treated with splatters, stamping and chipboard. The backs are all matted for photos.

This is a close up of all the matted photo cards.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you enjoy my project today!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Scraps of Darkness August Kit

Scraps of Darkness reveals our August Kit 
Kathy's Nature Walk

This gorgeous earthy kit is named after our beautiful designer Kathy Mosher!

Melinda is amazing at putting kits together. I just adore my kits each and every month. It's always a wonderful surprise to see all the beauty she has tucked in. 

Here is a look at the Main Kit filled with BoBunny Heritage and Kaisercrafts Botanica!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scraps of Darkness Kit Give-Away!!!!!

That's right, we are giving away a July Tracey's Artful Adventure kit to one of our followers!

There are two ways to enter:

Step One: Follow us  @scrapsofdarknes
Step Two: Tweet a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit, with a link to this blog post, and mention us { @scrapsofdarknes }, and one of your friends that you think would also like to enter the contest in your tweet.


Step One:  Follow us on Facebook:  Scraps of Darkness
Step Two:  Post a photo you'd like to scrap with this kit, with a link to this blog post, and tag us and one of your friends that you think would also like to enter this contest.

That's it! You can enter as many times as you'd like, and with as many photos as you like, but each entry must meet all of the above requirements.

The contest ends on August 8th at 11:59 pm EST, and is open to international entries as well as US entries.  We will choose our favorite photo from all entries, and the person who posted/tweeted it will win our July Tracey's Artful Adventure main kit.  We will ship the kit free to a US winner, or if the winner is outide the United States, we will pay for shipping up to $10.00 and the winner will be responsible for any additional shipping cost.

Good luck, and we can't wait to see your entries!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

File Folder Pocket Mini Album- BoBunny

Hello Friends! 

Today I'm sharing my last design team project for BoBunny. 
It's been a wonderful two years on the BoBunny Design Team. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with their beautiful products along with the best designers in the industry. After a great two year run I've decided to take a break from design work and not stay on for another term. 

I wanted to do a knock out project for my final piece and I created a file folder pocket mini album. I have always been inspired by a wonderful designer - Cherry Nelson. You can find her blog here. She's been doing these file folder tag pockets for years that I have always loved. I don't like to do exactly the same type of project as someone else so I always set aside my desire to create one. 
Then one day I had a brainstorm to do the file folder pocket but include mini album type items within it instead of tags.

I created the file folder pocket then tucked a flip book, an oversized tag, pocket with tags and some envelopes and small tags that fit inside.

File Folder Pocket Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for BoBunny using the Juliet Collection

I used the Juliet Collection for this project. The outside of the envelope is stitched and covered with the gorgeous Juliet papers and tons of flowers!

A little close up of the front of the pocket.

This is  a pocket with slots for tags. The back has a little envelope with two tags tucked into it.

A better look at the pocket and slots with the oversized tag in the background.

More views of the front of the pocket! I used a BoBunny doily and blossoms on the front.

This is the front cover of the flip book.

Inside I have a spot for a photo on the left and the flip pages on the right.
I also created two little envelopes and tags.

Another view of the inside. The BoBunny rub ons highlight the photo mat. These are the best rub ons. They go on without a hitch!

Finally the back of the file folder. 

Such a fun project and so beautiful in the BoBunny Juliet collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support these past two years to those who took the time to comment. I truly appreciate it!

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