Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prima Ballarinas ~~Scraps of Elegance

This is another DT project using the beautiful May Kit "Swan Song".  For this project I used some of the gorgeous Prima Fairy Belle papers.  I used a great sketch from Stuck on Sketches by Sandi Clarkson.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch.  I did a lot of layering and distressing of the papers.  The blue and brown buttons to the right of the photo are from Pink Paislee's London Market that I inked with Tim Holtz's Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The gorgeous chandelier Drops are from Melissa Frances.  Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Design Team Announcement

Good Morning,  Our design team call has ended and we had a great turnout with so many talented artists applying.

We are delighted to welcome the wonderfully talented ladies for the upcoming term~~

Scrap of Elegance:  Helena Johannsson aka Willea
Scraps of Darkness:  Elena Olinevich aka Eleele

And drumroll please….

Scraps of Darkness Mistress of Mayhem:  Michelle Phillips aka Bubbachooka

We want to thank Cheryl and Rachelle who have been so delightful to work with and will be missed!  We love you and hope to still see you around on the forums!!

Stay tuned, I will be posting some GORGEOUS projects with the new May Scraps of Elegance Kit on May 1st!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vintage Chic ~~Scraps of Elegance~~

Hello my beautiful friends,  Well, I finally got a little caught up and the shoulder is feeling pretty good so I was able to get another layout done for DT work with the April Scraps of Elegance kit.  I just loved the pink and browns in this kit so I grabbed all the scraps I had and was able to get one more project out of it!!

This is a really cool photo of my husband's niece who lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles.  It's a vintage photo of her and a bunch of buddies.  Irl the photo truly looks really old, so fun!!

The chipboard are Imaginarium Designs which I altered with some Folk Art Wicker White paint  and then embossed with some TH "Seafoam" Distress Embossing Powder.  I have some close-ups below.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!!

Imaginarium DesignsClose-ups

Here's a few close-ups of my Imaginarium Designs chipboard close-ups~~

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Reveal Day for Scraps of Darkness

Good Morning My Friends,  This is reveal day here at Scraps of Darkness for our beautiful April Kit called "Sakurabana"!  It's a mixture of some beautiful Bo Bunny's Serenity Collection, Glitz's Happy Trails Collection, and FabScraps Classic Lace Collection along with Prima Flowers and Melissa Frances Resins.  The add-ons kits are really beautiful.  The colors in the photos  don't do justice to the red's and blues in this kit, they're incredible.  Here's a couple of photos of the kit for you.

"The perfect blossom is a rare thing.  You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life".  Quote from "The Last Samuri" by Katsumoto

Erykah Badu Concert ~~Scraps of Darkness~~

Good Morning My Dear Friends,  This is a project that I did for some DT work here at Scraps of Darkness.  I used the gorgeous April kit "Sakurabana".  I really loved the beautiful reds and blues in this kit, the papers are really beautiful.  For this layout I did a lot of layering and ink and used some beautiful chipboard from our collection here at Imaganarium Designs.  I painted them with some Folk Art "Linen" paint as it matched the cream colors in the papers just perfectly.  This is a photo of my daughter Jenn and her cousin Amber at a Erykah Badu concert a few years back.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!

Easter Sunday ~~Scraps of Darkness~~

This is another project I did using the beautiful April Kit "Sakurabana" for Scraps of Darkness.  This is a beautiful kit full of ruby reds, soft blues, and beautiful creams.  This is a photo of my 2 grandsons Ethan and Elias on Easter Sunday.  I made a banner out of some of my scraps from the kit and the rosettes were made with my Tim Holtz Vagabond.  Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you enjoy!!

My Little Man ~~Scraps of Darkness~~

Good Morning,  This is another Design Team project that I did using the April Kit "Sakurabana" for Scraps of Darkness.  The papers I used are from the new Bo Bunny "Serenity" Collection along with some FabScraps Classic Collection.  The ruby reds and subtle blues and creamy whites are really beautiful and so fun to work with.  I did a lot of fussy cutting and inking.  The chipboard is from our awesome collection here at Imaganarium Designs.  I painted them with some Folk Art Linen paint to match the soft creams in the papers.

This is my take on our beautiful SuePup's sketch for April and is a photo of my daughter Jenn with her oldest Ethan this Easter Sunday.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!

Our Family ~~Scraps of Darkness~~

Good Morning,  This is another project using the beautiful April kit "Sakurabana" for Scraps of Darkness.  This is a new sketch that I used by Beggahuna.  The chipboard is from our beautiful collection at Imaginarium Designs.  I first painted them with some Folk Art "Linen" paint and then used some Tim Holtz "Seafoam" Distress Embossing Powder after the paint had dried.  This is a photo of my dd Jenn and her family on the Mendocino coast.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beautiful ~~Scraps of Elegance~~

Good Morning,  This is some more DT work using the incredible April Kit "Awakening" here at Scraps of Elegance.  This is the most beautiful kit featuring the new Glitz "Pretty In Pink" Collection with the prettiest pinks and browns!!!

This is another photo of my dear friend Hana on one of her photo shoots.  I did a lot of distressing with my IB distressing tool and lots of layering, of course, lol.  The birdcage is from Imaganarium Deisgns and I altered it using some Folk Art "Wicker White" paint and added in some beautiful rose buds from I Am Roses along with a little baby's breath!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!  I'm off to PT this morning, one more day!!

Here's a close-up of the Imaginarium Designs Birdcage that I altered abit.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Awakening ~~Scraps of Elegance~~

Good Morning My Friends,  This is some DT work using our beautiful "Awakening" Kit here at Scraps of Elegance.  This is a beautiful kit featuring the Glitz Design "Pretty In Pink" Collection.  It is full of beautiful pinks and browns and lots of beautiful brand new embellies!!  This is my take on this month's sketch by SuePup.  It is a couple photos of one of my scrapping buddies Hona, she's a beautiful person inside and out!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.  I'm off to physical therapy so I'll try to pos a couple more layouts this evening with any luck, lol!!  Thanks for all the hugs!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Scraps of Elegance "Awakening" Reveal Day

Introducing our beautiful kit for April entitled "Awakening".

This kit is just gorgeous and full of brand new goodies that Mel has put together for you.  It's a combo of the beautiful shabby chic "Pretty In Pink" from Glitz and the vintage beauty of chocolate browns from the Moxxie "Spring Has Sprung" Collection, along with Pink Paislee's "Spring Jubilee".  It's really an incredible kit!!

And here's our beautiful sketch for the month by our ever-talented artist SuePup.

Because Melinda wanted to bring all the best and new products to us straight from Winter CHA, the design team received their kits just moments before today's reveal.  We wanted to keep on track with our kit reveal for April and will be bring you our designs with it this week as we complete them.

We will be back on track with reveal and designers next month for sure!

Stop by Scraps of Elegance to check out all the beautiful goodies for yourself!!