Sunday, August 30, 2015

Scraps of Elegance - 2nd Reveal

What I love so much about the kit clubs I design for - 
Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance - 
is the
 of our kits and our designers.

This kit is one of my faves all pretty and girly ... I love that you do gorgeous scrapbook pages if that's your thing. BUT the really great thing about our kits is that you DON'T have to do scrapbook pages with them. You are only limited to creating the art that you BOX YOURSELF INTO. 

I created a little "She Art" inspired canvas with the beautiful Prima Papers "Garden Fable". I also used the little Prima Resin Birdhouse. These items are both in the beautiful Main Kit. 

You can find the kit and subscriptions in our store along with lots of other goodies right -------- HERE

Her Nest Is Best Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August kit "Mallikas Whimsy"

My background is a combination of Lumiere, Silks, Distress Paint, Distress Ink Sprays, Modeling Paste, Stamping and Rub Ons. I used a Prima Mask in the background as well. These are mostly all items I have acquired over the years from my beautiful kits. Kits are a great way to build up your mixed media supplies and stash. 

I can't tell you how much fun it was to create this canvas! I love Christy Tomlinson and finally I have some time to delve into my workshops and create some new pieces. I love this type of work! I did not want to copy her "She Art" phrases as I'm hoping to acquire my own style and vibe as I grow so I came up with the saying "Her Nest Is Best." The birdhouse reminded me of a book I used to read to my daughter... "The Best Nest"

I was planning on selling off a lot of my supplies. I started cleaning my studio earlier this year and made a few boxes up of the things I felt I would not use. WELL now that I am into this type of work forget it! I have to go through everything again. Christy Tomlinson is the master of showing you how to use up supplies you never thought you would! LOL

I used the butterflies in our kits by Renea as wings on my girl and I added the butterfly antenna to her head!

I was also inspired by this months PPP over at Prima and thought I would play along!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope you enjoy my project!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Scraps of Darkness September Kit

The kit is named after our wonderfully talented Educator, Tanya SonataJoy, and features Marion Smith Designs' Time Keeper and Kaisercraft's Time Machine collections. 
 We still have a few left, so stop by the store to pick yours up before it sells out! 

You can find our kits--------- here !

You can see the full kit and all the add on's on our blog right------- here!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scraps of Elegance - 1st Reveal - 3D Dress Form Canvas

Hello and Welcome to my blog! 

I've got a special project to share today created with the beautiful
 Scraps of Elegance
 "Mallika's Whimsy Kit"
In case you missed this kit you can find our kits and our store ----- here

This is a gorgeous kit! One of my all time favorites and I loved working with the Prima "Primrose and Proper" papers. Melinda is so talented at putting together kits. The Prima and Blue Fern papers are so gorgeous together! She always tucks in the most gorgeous little treasures... look at that little birdhouse and those clock faces...

I used an 8 x 10 inch canvas and applied Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (from my stash)  around the edges and brought that into areas of the main canvas. I cut apart the Primrose and Proper paper and used some gel medium to adhere to the canvas. I then coated it all in clear gesso.

My background work is a combination of modeling paste with a stencil and misting with BoBunny Gold Mist and Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. (also from my stash)

3D Dress Form Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance Kit Club using Mallikas Whimsy Kit

I used several Prima resins on this canvas. The large frame was in a previous Scraps of Elegance kit "Lisas Love Letters" and the little bird house resin is in the current kit. I treated the larger frame with Inka Gold and the birdhouse with mists and Stampedous Embossing Powder Encrusted Jewels. My favorite!

The dress form is a half 3D style that I like to do. I use the Tim Holtz dress form die and then put it together from there. I love to tuck in little bits and pieces and a gorgeous seam binding bow.

I used Inka Gold on the dress form and some Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces also coated in Inka Gold. The florals are a combination of Kaisercraft blooms and the Prima Primrose and Proper were in our kit! Gorgeous!

I layered doilies along with the Junkyard Findings Clock Faces found in our kits and embossed with both Stampendous "Spoonful of Snow" and the "Encrusted Jewels in Purple" Both of these were items found in past kits. 

You can see in the above photo the beautiful texture this embossing powder gives to the canvas. 

This is a close up of the birdhouse...

A peek at the side of the canvas covered in the tissue tape.

Inspired by Prima BAP sketch for August

Thanks a bunch for stopping in.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

File Folder Pocket Accordion Fold Mini Album- 2nd Reveal- Scraps of Darkness

Hey Everyone!

Today I have my second reveal with the August Kit for Scraps of Darkness titled "Kathys Nature Walk"... You can find our kits and the store with all the extra goodies .... HERE

I thought I would do another file Folder Pocket Mini Album only a little different this time. This one is filled to the brim with an Accordion Fold Mini Album, Seven Photo Mat Tags and a Little Journal Tag with a Special Deer Dangling!

Come have a peek...
File Folder Mini Album By Lisa Novogrodski using Scraps of Darkness Kathys Nature Walk Kit

The outside of the file folder pocket was created with a mix of Kaisercraft Botanica "Seed" and "Botanica"
I used the gorgeous Blue Fern Chipboard "Seasonal Wildflowers" and embellished with Petaloo Florals - "Botanica Minis Purple" and "Botanica Pistachio". All these goodies are found in the kit and the add ons. 
I used a chipboard fence from Dusty Attic found in my stash. 

The Blue Fern Seasonal Wildflowers were painted in Silks "Pretty Peridot" for the green leafy areas. The florals were painted in Shimmerz Dazzelerz Grapetastic then embossed with my new found favorite item- Stampendous Encrusted Jewels.

This beautiful metal dragonfly was in our Creativity Add On and it's by Vintaj. I treated it with Ranger Patinas also found in the kit. You can find some extra metal dragonflies here in the store...HERE

This is the Accordion Fold Mini Album. I used the Simple Stories "Summer Vibes" as my base and then enhanced with Kaisercraft "Habitat"

I did a little Accordion Fold Mini Album awhile ago for BoBunny with a video tutorial. If you would like to make one of these you can find my tutorial HERE

A little close up on the album... I used a Prima "Coy Adele" floral from the kit and the BoBunny "Heritage" Misc. Me Journal Cards and Buttons...

These tags are beautifully embellished with the little quotes found in the Botanica collection and some Prima Wood Flowers. These were treated with mix of Viva Rusty Patina, Shimmerz Dazzelerz and Liquid Pearls in Garnet. I also embossed them again with the Encrusted Jewels.

Here is a little close up of the wood flower...

The background card on this one is another BoBunny Journal Card from the Misc. Me collection. This cute little deer was included in our kit. It's a Blue Fern "Forest Friend"..... I coated it in gesso and then embossed it with Lindys in "Twilight Bronze Slate" and Ranger "Antiquities - California Stucco"

What I love about Scraps of Darkness is the wonderful array of products you get each month in the add ons. I have built up quite a stash especially in color. Each month Melinda includes so many beautiful products ranging from inks, mists, embossing powders, gel mediums... everything you need to build your supplies. Then you can fall back on these with each new kit and use your products month to month!

I die cut some more quotes from the Botanica collection and backed them in a lighter print. These can be used as photos mats or journal tags.

This is peek at the back of the tags. I die cut smaller mats and these can also be used to highlight a photo or to journal on.

This is just a peek at the back of the File Folder Album. I keep it simple with just a piece of pattern paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project and try one of your own!

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