Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scraps of Darkness's Pandora's Box Tutorial ~Dylusions Creative Journal~

Good Morning, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving we sure did…great time with family and friends this year!  Now that the house is empty and I've had a good nap I was able to go downstairs and create!

Today I have a project using the Creativity Add-On from the November Kit at Scraps of Darkness.  This is my first attempt at an art journal and I found so much inspiration on youtube, beautiful work out there.  I used lots of mists, inks, and stamps for this and loved it!!  I can't wait to full this journal up.

The Dylusion's Creative Journal pages are made for just this purpose and they absorb and dry very quickly which makes it a pleasure to work with.  So here's my first page in the journal, I hope you enjoy.  I have a tutorial on how I created this page on youtube which I will link at the bottom of this post.  Again, thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy!

Here's a link to my tutorial on youtube:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZL9AzAYZd8
You also can find my tutorial on the Scraps of Darkness forum under Pandora's Box Tutorial.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Blog Hop and Reveal


Welcome, Today we are unveiling our November Kit "Karma"

We have a special guest joining us this month, BO BUNNY and they are giving away a fantastic prize!  Scraps of Darkness is giving away our fabulous November Kit to one lucky winner!  Our Scraps Of Elegance Designers are sharing their work with the November Kit "Je T' Aime".  All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps Of Darkness blog and "like" us on Facebook.

Visit each participating blog, become a follower of those blogs and leave a comment.  When you have visited everyone, return to the Scraps Of Darkness blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!

If you post about this blog on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!  We are sure you will be inspired by our talented Design Team!

The November Kit is stunning and you won't want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!


You have until Sunday, November 18th 1:00 a.m. P.S.T. to complete the hop.  The winner will be announced on this blog on Monday, November 19th.  Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won!!

Have fun!

Blogs To Visit:

Scraps Of Darkness:http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com
Scraps Of Elegance:http://scrapsofelegance.blogspot.com
Bo Bunny:http://bobunny.blogspot.com
Mandy Harrell:http://forscrappingoutloud.blogspot.com
Jennifer Snyder:http://scrap-escape.blogspot.com
Renea Harrison:http://myglittercoatedlife.blogspot.com
Karen Zueger:http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com
Lisa Novogrodski:http://lisas-livingincolor.blogspot.com
Elena Olinevich:http://eleele-handmade.blogspot.com
Michelle Phillips:http://fullmoonscrapping.blogspot.com
Karolina Stopyra:http://drycha.blogspot.com
Rachael Funnell:http://awindowtomyworld.blogspot.com
Helena Johansson:http://willeasscrap.blogspot.com

If you've arrived here from Renea Harrison's blog you're on the right track!

Here's some project that I have to share with you today using the gorgeous November Kit "Karma".

The first layout is my take on the November Sketch from our very own Charlotte (Suepup).  For this project I used the gorgeous and colorful Bo Bunny Serenade Collection.  I just love how the pretty Bo Buuny Blossoms Red (Wildberry Collection) and the Prima (Romance Novel) blackflowers in this kit match the papers just perfectly!  These are some photos of me and my dd Jenn with my sweet Grandsons Ethan, Zach, and Elias at Zach's last soccer game, such a fun day to remember.

For my second project I also used the gorgeous Bo Bunny Serenade Collection.  I did a lot of layering to mat the photo.  I used a great sketch from Page Maps 35, Sketch #3 from Gentlewoods Farms which I added my own little touch to.  This is a photo of my sweet Grandson Zach picking apples with my in our orchard.  I can't believe that I didn't use one drop of ink on any of these projects, now that's a first for me, lol!

For my next project I used some of the amazing Graphic 45 "Birdsong" Collection of papers from the kit.  I also used my teammate Elena's shabby edges method, with lots of layers.  I also added some of the beautiful metal pieces from Graphic 45 that I so love along with a metal feather trinket that I had to match the rub-on feather on the tag!

And for my last project I again used the Bo Bunny "Serenade" Collection.  I used some of the beautiful florals that Mel included in the kit this month, so Bo Bunny Blossoms and Prima Poppies and Peonies.  I also added some of the Bo Bunny Trinkets in with the floral spray and also the beautiful stick pin made by our ever-talented Mandy (Craftysprinkles).  I started out with a sketch of Nadia's at Once Upon A Sketch, but tweaked it a bit for this layout.   I also used the Kaisercraft Rub-Ons, the Secret Bird Society Collection along with a stencil that I had for the top and bottom corners to add a touch of black to the yellow background.

Well, that's it for reveal day, I hope you enjoyed the projects I had to share with you today and stay tuned as this month is my turn for "Pandora's Box" where I'll show step by step video of how I create a layout.

Hope you've had fun with our reveal day blog hop, and don't forget to check back on November 19th to see if you've won!

Monday, November 12, 2012

G45 Mini Album ~~Imaginarium Designs~~

Good Morning,  Here's my 2nd project for November, it's a Melissa Frances mini album that I used some Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" papers and some of the beautiful Imaginarium Designs chipboard corners that I altered with some rub n buff  "Autumn Gold" and then applied some Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Stream and State.  I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Soot Black to dab around the corners.  IRL they look a lot like the metal G45 brads with the patina finish.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

Here's some examples of the pages, chipboard, and inserts.

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Little Angel

Good Morning My Friends,   I have two DT projects to share with you today for Imaginarium Designs.  The first one is a layout using the Face Less/No Hands Clock.  To alter the chipboard I first gessoed the pieces and then applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen) along with some Vintage Photo.  This is a photo of my Grandson Zach riding his horse.  Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoy!!