Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Scraps of Darkness 1st Reveal

Hi Everyone! 
Today I am sharing my first reveal with the beautiful Scraps of Darkness November Kit "Serenade." In case you did get a peek on the kit reveal day you can find it here.

The Blue Fern papers in this kit are just spectacular! Love the weight of them and the beautiful shades of blue. I hit the background with Lindys mist and stamping.

I covered the Blue Fern Chipboard in a red glimmer glam. Then I stamped it with the Prima stamp included in the kit with Versamark and then embossed in Lindys with a gold shade. I love how it turned out.

I also added some Dusty Attic to the sides of the layout. This was sprayed with Lindys and then painted with the  Lumiere included in the kit. I also stamped it with Versamark and then embossed.

Here is a close up of the chipboard. You can see how beautiful it is!

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BoBunny Stocking Cards

Hi Everyone!

 Today I'm sharing cards created with BoBunny's Christmas Collage Collection. I love working with this collection and really enjoyed created some cute cards for holidays. I'm on the BoBunny Blog today with two mitten shaped cards that I LOVE and you can find them here.

We are doing a swap with Leaky Shed and all my projects today contain their beautiful chipboard pieces.

I painted the chipboard with Lumiere Paint then randomly embossed it in gold.

I used a mix of ribbon and added a gold bell. I also added a small clear snowflake and used BoBunny glitter paste on the snowflake, edges of the card and the little Santa chipboard piece. I created that by adding a film sticker to an older piece of BoBunny Chipboard.

I used the same approach for the chipboard on my Winter Wonderland Card. I used a green paint on it and then embossed in gold.

I used a machine zig zag stitch and I ran it up and down on the lines of the pattern of the stocking.

More BoBunny Glitter Paste.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Scraps of Elegance December Kit

Ever True Kit
December 2014

We have another beauty for you! Love the colors and the embellishments are simply stunning! You don't want to miss another kit trust me. :)
You can find it all here.

Main Kit

Pattern Paper

Coordinating Paper





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bloom Girl and Prima PPP

Hello Friends! 
Today I'm up again on the Bloom Girls Blog sharing my final projects as a guest designer for the month with you. I'm so honored to have had the chance to design for Jamie with her amazing products! My head has been spinning with ideas and I've loved every moment of my time here. Many thanks to Jamie for having me as her November guest designer!

This time around I created two mixed media portrait paintings. I did them both on watercolor paper. At this time watercolor paper and Caran D'ache water soluble crayons are my favorite mediums!  I like to mix in some acrylics. I've been starting my first layer on the facial coloring with acrylics. I also do my white highlights in acrylics or gesso. 

I used the "Sharon" stencil for this one. I thought I would use the colors of the Prima PPP this month and play along with that as well. I used several mists and Bloom Sprays in the background. I also used some stamps, masks with ink and stencil paste to add further interest. 

I used the Sharon stencil a lot doing different sketches with her before I finally decided on the face and background. I love how every time I drew her she came out with a completely different face! This is what I love about these stencils. You get your basic lines but can totally make them your own just by incorporating your own style, whimsy and shading.

My second painting is a combo of the "Sharon" stencil and "Free Spirit."  I used the face of Sharon although I tilted her head. Then I used the feathers from "Free Spirit." I enjoy mixing my paints with graphite and like keeping the graphite in my work. The feathers are all done in graphite and just blended. I added some of the butterflies from Sharon to her shoulders for wings.

The background was done with some torn up book pages. I used gel medium to adhere them then painted over it with lots of Caran d'ache crayons. I used a few different stencils, stamps and modeling paste as well for more interest.

Here are a couple of close ups of the faces.

Oh how I love to draw! Love these stencils! LOVE! You should give it a go. There are so many possibilities! Don't be tied down to just the stencil. Play! Mix them up! It is a TON of fun!

Thank you for stopping in today! Don't forget to pay a visit to the Bloom Girls Blog to catch your daily inspiration from the team!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scraps of Darkness November Kit

Serenade Kit

November 2014

Our November Kit is here and once again it is gorgeous!
You don't want to miss out as they go fast so stop by Scraps of Darkness and grab one for yourself!

Our designers will be revealing their projects with this kit over the next few weeks! 

Main Kit

Pattern Paper

Coordinating Paper






You can see the full kit and store here.

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