Saturday, August 27, 2011

Metal Mania!! ~~Graphic 45~~

This weekend I just had to get my SteamPunk on!!  It's been awhile and for being featured on Graphic 45 blog, they kindly sent me some metal pieces and I couldn't wait to use them!!  I tried to keep in kind of monotoned with only 2 colors, but had to have some gold in there too!!   I used a reversed canvas again for this one and painted and misted it like crazy!!  Details are below.  The metal just worked it's magic and created the layout for me!!!  This is an image from Diarment at DeviantART.  Hope you enjoy and are having a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for taking a peek and all you sweet comments, they're truly always in my heart!!!!  Karen

Here's a couple of close-ups and photos of the frame work.  I started by painting the canvas with Americana Acrylic paint (butter).  After that dried I misted it with Glimmer Mist (Jazz Blue), Moon Shadow (Mystic Malachite), and some ColorBox (Chestnut) along with some Dew Drop (Turquoise Gem).  For the gears I used some gold ink and then painted on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (Mermaid) and did some stamping with a small Prima stamp.  The chickwire is from House of Scrapbooking and I used the glam on those also!!!   Hope you enjoy, it was fun!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

~~Creative Imaginations Feature~~

As many of you may know here at Scraps of Darkness we've had a couple of kits that included Creative Imaginations paper lines.  They were the Sukura and Marrakesh lines.  They really loved the work our Design Team did with their papers that they have had a feature for us!!

You can come and visit the feature at!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Graphic 45 Feature

Good Morning,  I just wanted to share some really exciting news with you guys this morning.  Grahpic 45 is featuring me today on their blog!!!  You can go toGraphic 45 Blog  to see the feature!!  Thanks for letting me share my special day with you~~~

Monday, August 22, 2011

Altered Frame ~~Graphic 45~~

This is my very 1st Altered Project and I had fun with it.  It was such a fragile frame as it is made out of really old wood, so I had to be really careful.  I used a 2-step crackle from Michael's to give it an even more distressed look!!  After that dried, I applied some Tim holtz Distress Inks and rubbed them in a circular motion in a few areas for a little color.  The image I found online, sorry I can't remember right now.  As many of you know, I love Graphic 45 and used their "The Magic of Oz" Collection.  I backed the photo with some G45 paper and did a lot of fussy cutting to add the touches of Graphic 45 around the doors of the frame.  I'm going to have this in my kitchen this Halloween with some other decorations around it, can't wait!!!  Thanks so much for taking a peek, and I hope you enjoy it!!!  Karen

Here's a couple of close-ups of the altered frame above.  I used 2 applications of some crackle paint and let that dry, then inked in areas with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The rest was just some fussy cutting with the Graphic 45 Oz collection.  This was a fun project!!