Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Happy Place Created With The Scraps Of Elegance~Pretty Things Kit & Mood Board

Over on the Scraps Of Darkness/Scrapsof Elegance Facebook Community Page, we do a monthly Mood Board and this month, we have a wonderful Fall/Autumn one to use:

The following is my take on this month's Mood Board . I took my inspiration from those peach, brown, and rust colors, then threw in some textures, like those that you see in the photos and then I took a photo of a pair of my worn boots and some Grace And Lace boot socks sitting on my front porch that reminded me of the ones in the photo, and got busy with the Scraps Of Elegance October Kit~Pretty Things.

I used the papers from the kit, one for the bottom then a second layer that I cut down and then did some paper curling on to expose the matching paper underneath, some punching to add visual address, and addedsome burlap string bows and some of the Blue Fern Chipboard from the Embellishment Add On that I sprayed with some Prima Color Bloom in Gilded then inked over with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink from my Reneabouquets Shops.

I then layered in burlapand more paper layers as well as some of the Bo Bunny pieces that were in the kit, a wooden tag from the Embellishment Add On that I put one of the stickers and Bo Bunny Brads from the EAO onto. I added pieces of the gorgeous Trim from the Embellishment Add On cheesecloth flowers from the kit, Floral Add On and some Prima Fifth Avenue Flowers  and Prima Swirl Resins that I carry in my Reneabouquets Shops.

Here you can see all the layering and misting that I did.
The Peaches & Cream Reneabouquets Butterflies were created by me for this month's kit. 

Here you can see all the dimension that the paper curling lends to the layout.

More of the details.

The sweet little frog die cut is from the Reneabouquets Vintage Ephemera Pack that I carry in my shops. I design, draw and gussy all these pieces up myself.

The Mushroom Die Cut also comes in that same Vintage Ephemera Pack.

Thank you so much for dropping by to check out my Mood Board Inspired Layout! I love when the cool Fall weather rolls in around here and I can slide into my boot socks, boots and soft warm clothes!! I hope you find some comfort in whatever Season your place of residence is having right now!! Me and my IRL friend, Tracy are heading off to the Smoky Mountain Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway in Sevierville this Saturday. If you happen to catch a glimpse of me, be sure to stop and say Hello!! Hugs~ Renea

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Queen Bee Pocket Journal Created With The Scraps Of Darkness~Transistion Kit

I just love the Yummy Fall Colors in the Scraps Of Darkness September Kit~Transition!!

For the following project I used lots of paper pieces, paper layers, and flowers from the kit to create a pocket journal that has pull out pieces that you can journal on, add small photos to and collect some of your favorite Fall memories with~

I created the pocket from some of the kit paper, ran some Crochet Lace down the cut that forms the pocket,  then distressed and inked a second layer of paper.

I then grunged up some corrugated board using some Ranger Texure PastePrima Color Bloom Spray In Gilded, Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Rustic and Tarnished Brass, and then I inked over it with Vintage Photo Ink. While the texture paste was still wet, I sprinkled on some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass in Spice, and added some Gold Microbeads.  

I then Die Cut some of the paper, added on one of the Ephemera pieces from the kit. Then I used a digital Queen Bee Image Freebie and mounted it in a Prima Oval Resin Frame. I added a little Vintage Metal Spoon, and a large flower from the kit. 

To top it off I added some Reneabouquets Harmony Butterflies with Copper Antennas. 

Here you can see all the pieces untucked from the pocket. 

Thank you so much for dropping by and checking out my pocket journal!! I hope you have a great day, and many Fall Days full of memories! Hugs ~Renea

Items from the and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop are linked and include:
Crochet Lace 002
Reneabouquets Glitter Glass-Spice
Reneabouquets Gold Microbeads
Prima Color Bloom Spray-Gilded
Tim Holtz Distress Stain-Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain-Rusy Hinge
Reneabouquets Harmony Butterflies
Prima Oval Resin Frames
Reneabouquets Vintage Trinkets Pack

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Collecting Pretty Things with the Scraps Of Elegance October Kit~

When Melinda named the October Scraps Of Elegance Kit, Pretty Things, she hit the nail right on the head!! This kit is loaded with some of the latest Bo Bunny Madeleine and Prima products to produce one of the Prettiest Kits I have ever seen!! 

I used the kit to create an altered wooden book box in a ballerina theme. I love ballet!! To me it is one of the most beautiful visual arts there is, so this kit was perfect for capturing all the "pretty" that surrounds ballet. 

I started with a wooden box that has a pull out drawer and I painted the whole box with a cream acrylic paint. 

I then painted the sides,  

and back with a thick layer of 

Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste - Platinum Crackle, then sprayed it with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain to bring out the cracks. 

I then added layers of distressed papers that I then edged with Reneabouquets Pale Pink Glitter Glass and Silver Microbeads, layering in some of the Gray trim from the kit, a bottom piece of one of the kit flowers that I edged with puff paint, and then topped with one of the die cut pieces from the kit.
I then fussy cut out one of the frames from the papers and layered on a Reneabouquets Beautiful Ballerina Chipboard Embellishment. I added cheesecloth, and flowers from the kit and Floral Add on along with some feathers and stash leaves. Added my title from the stickers that were in the Embellishment Add On, and topped it off with some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Spun Sugar Butterflies to match my ballerina's wings.

For the pull out drawer, I covered the edge with more of the lace from the kit, and then created a drawer pull from a metal bobbin topped with a Timeless Rhinestone Button and one of the flowers from the kit. 

I love creating places that I can hide trinkets and treasures in and this kit helped me to create a perfect one! I can't wait to play with the kit some more! Thank you for joining me for my first project with the October Kit, and I hope that you find the time to create some "Pretty Things" of your own.  Hugs ~Renea

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Autumn's Dance Created With The Scraps Of Darkness September Kit~Transition

OH the colors of Fall!! I just love all the Browns, Golds and Greens and the Scraps Of Darkness September Kit~ Transition will help you "Fall" right into the Season!!

I created the following layout using the gorgeous Transition Kit, along with this month's Floral Add On. I used a photo from the English National Ballet that features Elena Glurdhidze, and I titled it Autumn's Dance.

I started with layers of the kit  and add on papers that I distressed heavily.

I then took some Tim Holtz Texture Paste and a Dina Wakley Palette Knife  and created a stucco look similiar to that in the photo. I then sprayed the edges with Prima Color Bloom Sultry Shimmer Gilded, allowed it to dry then inked over it heavily with some Tim Holtz Distess Vintage Photo Ink to get that really aged look that I love. I then sprayed some lace with some Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain and tucked it under the edges randomly.

I added a layer of distressed and curled paper, 3 layers of Doilies that I sprayed with some of the Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain,  and then added my photo. I pleated some of the paper added that to the bottom of my photo along with some more of the stained lace, and then began building my flower layer with flowers from the kit and floral add on, along with some feathers and skeleton leaves from my stash and some of the chipboard embossed with Lindy's Embossing powder , and birdcage charm that were all in the kit.

Here you can see a close up of all the layering and pieces.

I added more flowers and chipboard at the bottom and top corners. The Champagne Dreams Butterflies are some of my Handcrafted pieces that you can find along with all the other linked products in my and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops

I just love this time of the year with all the gorgeous colors, the crisp feeling of the air, and the sound of crunching leaves, and this kit will definitely help you capture everything that you love about the Fall Season!!  Hugs ~Renea and Reneabouquets Etsy Items Used:
Tim Holtz Texture Paste

Friday, September 26, 2014

Amazing Things Created With The Scraps Of Elegance September Kit~Mary's Song

TGIF everybody!!! Today, I have a layout that I created with the Scraps Of Elegance September Kit~Mary's Song along with items from the Store and Reneabouquets Etsy Shop to share with you before I head off and into the weekend. I used a photo that I took of a little robin that had built her nest in my rose bush. My husband, David and I just recently became  empty nesters and this layout was a reminder of this time and attitude that we need to keep during this time in our lives. 

I started with layers of the kit papers, then did lots of technique work using items from my shops.
I distressed and inked the edges using the Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Set #11 (I used the Tea Dye Ink), an  then I used the Burlap Layering Stencil and TH Texture Paste, Inking it with ink and then misting over the top of the texture and letting it drip.

I colored the Blue Fern Chipboard frame from the kit  and then layered my photo in, along with flowers from the kit and from this month's Floral Add On and some cheesecloth for texture. 
The Bricks are chipboard pieces from last month's kit , and the quote was cut from some of the stickers that were in the kit to suit my layout.

I used some of the loose bricks and coated them with sand paste.

Here you can see some close ups of all the textures and techniques.

The Prima Nests are an item that I carry, (They will be back in stock September 30th).  The Crochet Lace 002 and Shabby Pink Roses Butterflies are also Reneabouquets Items. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and find the time to create something unique and beautiful this weekend!! Hugs ~Renea

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness/ Scraps Of Elegance September-October ATC Swap~

recently? We always have something fun going on and lots of inspiration!
I host a Bi-monthly ATC Swap and it is always lots of fun to swap a little piece of art with some of our members.

Today, I have an oversized tag and matching ATC that will get mailed out to my sweet swap partner, 
Niki Hackler-Maughan to share with you.

I used the Scraps Of Darkness August Kit~Weathered & Worn along with flowers from the August Floral Add On to create a large oversized Tag with lots of paper layering, texture, and paper curling.

I love little bird's nests and I now carry one of my favorite sets the Prima Cradle Sparrow Nests in both my and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops. The Crochet Trim 001, Tiny Treasures Salted Caramel Butterflies (with Gold Antenna choice), Tim Holtz Doily Stencil, Tim Holtz Texture Paint  and Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink #3 can also be found in my shops.

The back side features a tie on system to hold the ATC (Artist Trading Card).

And here is the little ATC for Niki! I hope she loves it!! Hugs ~Renea