Friday, April 18, 2014

Inkido April Challenge~Family Roots & Traditions Mood Board

Hello everyone! TGIF and I am so ready for the weekend!!
For April, Inkido has a Mood Board Challenge up and running, and the following is the inspiration:




and the theme is Family Roots & Traditions. 

I decided to do a mini album surrounding a new baby. I thought that a baby album is always the perfect way to record traditions and family roots, and I was inspired by so many of the colors you see in the photo throughout the album. So I grabbed lots of those Inkido and PaperScandanavia products and started creating!


On the cover I used a sweet image that I cut from the Beautiful Memories Pink Babies Paper and then framed it in a chipboard frame. I fussy cut some baby booties from the same paper and added some of the Inkido Pink Crystals. 


The flowers are all Inkido.
The Oh So Pinkalicious Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.


Her you can see a close up. The album cover and back are acrylic and I painted them with gesso, then edged them in hand tinted German Glitter Glass.


Here you can see how dimensional my album is~filled to the brim with all that Inkido/PaperScandanavian goodness.


The first page features a pocket made from Inkido paper, and has two little tags I made from the Pink Baby paper. The little corrugated heart is an Inkido piece that I turned into a tag topped with some more of the Pink Crystals. 
The 2nd page is actually a sewn pocket with another Inkido Tag tucked inside, it has a Doily spot for a photo and another Inkido Mulberry Paper Flower.


The 3rd and 4th page features die cut photo spots made from the Beautiful Memories line.
The wing dangle is one that I hand crafted from paper clay.


The 4th page forms a pocket and has another Baby tag tucked in.

The 5th and 6th pages feature the back side of the Pink Babies paper and have a wonderful star print.
Some sweet Pink Baby Cut outs make photo spots, and the little corrugated star is an Inkido piece that I turned into a tag and topped with a little lamb image fussy cut from the Pink Baby paper. 


The 7th page features some clip on pieces that can house small photos or journaling as well as a tuck in tag that tucks behind the paper. And the 8th page has another pocket with more little Pink Baby Tags.

Here you can see all the tuck in and clip pieces from those two pages.


And here is the back side view.

I hope you have enjoyed the details of my mini album. Mini Albums are wonderful ways to store details about your Family Traditions, as well as a FABulous place to share your Families Roots.
I hope you get a chance to come play along with the April Challenge, and look forward to seeing what you create!! Hugs ~Renea


Supplies:


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Live Beautifully~Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter

Oh my heart was all a Flutter when I got the Scraps Of Elegance April Kit~Flutter!!
It is packed full of the latest Bo Bunny Primrose papers and embellishments and with those earthy browns mixed with pinks and mints, it is heavenly!

Here is this month's sketch by Suepup:



And the following is my take on it, and features a photo of Maddie Bales, one of our friends daughter who is just as sweet as she is beautiful! 


I did LOTS of layering! There is punched edges and distressed edges, as well as layers of the Bo Bunny NoteWorthy pieces from this month's Embellishment Add On.




The wooden piece is a BoBunny wood embellishment from the EAO, and the title comes from the BoBunny Stickers that were in the kit. 


I did some cheesecloth layering.


And then some floral layering. Using some stash flowers along with fussy cut leaves from the papers, BoBunny Noteworthy and sticker pieces and flowers from the kit and Floral Add On.


I did some distress crackle painting in random spots and then inked them to add that green color in.


Here is one of the floral layers so that you can get a close up of the cheesecloth, fussy cut leaves and texture edging that I did.

I just want to mention that Scraps Of Elegance and Scraps Of Darkness now have a Facebook Online Community!! It makes sharing and chatting so quick and easy and I hope that you will join us there:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Thank you so much for dropping by!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and that you find time to create something extraordinary for yourself. Hugs~Renea


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Angelic Whispers Nook Book Box~Tresors De Luxe

Happy Tuesday everybody!! Today, I have a Nook Book Box that I created using some of those wonderful Tresors De Luxe laces, flowers and rhinestone button. I had a custom request order from one of my sweet Etsy customers who is about to celebrate her 75th Birthday. She wanted something that reflected her love for angels, lace, flowers, pinks and lavenders, so I teamed together those Tresors Touches with some of my stash Inkido papers to create something that I hope she will treasure for years.


I did lost of paper layering, distressing, and pleating, then added in a frosted up corrugated board layer and then added on my angel image. I then added a piece of Tresors:

Ivory Lace Trim, Venice Lace Heart Trim LA-004

to the bottom.



For the floral layer I added in soft feathers, stash flowers and some of the Tresors:

Pack of 24 Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses PF-017




To add some gorgeous bling, I added on a Tresors:

and some of my Pink Lemonade Crush Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop that have bling accents.



At one of the corners, I rolled one of the layers down and added a leftover piece of Tresors:

Lace Trim in Ivory LA-056

as well as a stash flower and another Tresors Fabric Rose.


The sides of the box have a 3 step process crackle finish, and I ran some more of the Tresors:

Ivory Lace Trim, Venice Lace Heart Trim LA-004

down the binding side.



The box ties closed with some sheer ribbon.





I then decorated the cubbies and inside of the box with more angel images and some trinkets and treasures.





Tresors Items used inside:

Lace Trim Dusty Rose Venice Lace LA-103






And here is a back view.

Thank you for dropping by!! If you would like to add some of those Tresors Items to your projects, visit us here:


and don't forget to enter code: Renea10 at Etsy checkout in order to receive 10 % off your order total.
Hugs~Renea




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scraps Of Elegance Reveals It's April Kit~Flutter!







We've assembled the most beautiful papers, embellishments, 
and technique items  to help you create 
something beautiful today...
Included in this month's kit:
Patterned Paper

  • BoBunny: Primrose Collection:  BlissCottageGateMemories
  • SmilePrimrose, Place
  • Glitz Design: All Dolled Up Collection: Cherry Blossom
  • Rich StripeRitz Brocade

Embellishments/Other Kit ComponentsBoBunny: Primrose Collection 12x12 Combo StickersBoBunny: Primrose Collection Journaling StickersKaisercraft: Crochet DoiliesGlitz Design: All Dolled Up Collection Washi TapeReneabouquets: Our signature hand-crafted butterflies
1/2 inch puffy glass squares (6)
Maya Road: Trinket Pins (4)
Vintage Milliner's Ribbon from 1930's-40's France - 1 yard - Nut Brown
Medium Pink Teatime Roses (3)
Ivory Teatime Roses (3)
Inspirational Sketch by Suepup, created for inspiration

 with our Flutter Kit

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Creating Summer Memories With The Scraps Of Darkness March Kit-Radioactive

I have been having a lot of fun playing with the Scraps Of Darkness March Kit~Radioactive this month, and when I saw the top paper in the kit, I knew I had to scrap a beach photo and I used this one of me and Draven in Destin, Florida when he was around six, so yes a while ago!




I gesso painted the top layer and did some tearing.



Then I did some stenciling with modeling paste and did lots of seed beed work on the torn edges, then I took corrugated board and misted it in layers of color then dry brused it with gesso. I added micro seed beads, then a layer of larger seed beads, then crushed up real seashells and layered them on. I just love all the texture all those different layers created!!


I added a layer of the treated corrugated board behind the photo and at the large tear at the bottom. Next, came a large seashell, cheesecloth and lots of  stash flowers, and a flower from the floral add on. I texture painted some of the edges of random flowers, added in pieces of sea glass and then inked some of the wood veneer skeleton leaves from the kit and tucked them in.


I had some leftover pieces of the treated corrugated board so I added them to form a piece that looks like a fence and then puff painted and added seed beads to the Prima "Pin It" chipboard from the kit. 

This kit just looks like Summer to me, and I hope you love how I captured one of my Summer time memories of me and Draven! Thanks for the visit! Big warm hugs~Renea


Friday, March 28, 2014

Creating Unforgettable Memories With Tresors De Luxe~

Today, I have a mini to show you that I packed full of  those gorgeous Tresors De Luxe products!! I used Prima's Romance Novel Line of papers and got to work adding in lots of Tresor laces, flowers and embellishments to pull off that Vintage/Shabby Chic look that I love.



I did lots of paper layering, distressing and dimensional work, tucking in a Tresors:

Ivory Vintage Handmade Crochet Lace Doily DL-002

 then added some Tresors:Lace Trim Embroidered Lace LA-165

andLace Trim Beaded LA-005

to the bottom



I added a Tresors:Rhinestone and Pearl Button RH-010

for  an accent piece, then created a floral layer from cheesecloth, some stash mulberry paper roses and some Tresors:

Pack of 24 Metallic Ivory Shabby Chic Roses PF-034

To get that frothy look on the D-rings I added some hand dyed seam binding, tulle and some Tresors:




I created a piece to tie my mini closed with from Tresors:

Ivory Italian Embroidered Lace LA-163



Here you can see a close up of those gorgeous Tresors products!!




Here is a back view of the album.


On the first page I created a pocket from Tresors:

Lace Fabric Trim GL-013

to tuck in 3 different double sided tags 

The second page is actually a sewn pocket with a velcro closure, perfect for tucking in photos, momentos and small treasures.  For it, I created a die cut photo spot and added on a piece of misted Tresors:

and popped a Tresors:

On top of it


The 3rd page has a fussy cut piece overlayed onto the paper to form a pocket with a little envelope and 3 double sided pull out journaling spots. The 4th page has photo spots accented by a Tresors:

Rustic Yellow Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment with Wooden Beads FL-094

and some more of those Tresors:

Pack of 24 Dusty Rose PF-018



For the 5th and 6th page I created matching die cut photo spots, accented with some more of the Tresors fabric roses, and then ran misted Tresors:

White Venice Bridal Embroidered Floral Crafting Fabric Lace Trim LA-015

down the sides.
The pages were created to form pockets and each have a large, double sided pull out tag topped with seam binding and Tresors Roses.
The Victorian Velvet Glitter Glass Butterfly is from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.


And the 7th and 8th pages  feature spots for journaling and photos as well as  a pocket with two double side tags topped with Tresors Roses.

Tresors De Luxe makes adding a sprecial touch to your projects so easy. Lucy has exquisite taste and has been adding lots of new items to the shop. When shopping at Tresors don't forget to add coupon code: Renea10 for 10 % off your purchase! TGIF everybody~I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs ~Renea



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness Reveals It's March Kit~Radioactive



After this long (very long), dull (very dull) Winter, the Scraps Of Darkness March Kit~Radioactive landed at my front door and washed my world in color!! Just in time too, because I was starting to get a little cabin fever!! So if you are looking for a ray of sunshine in your neck of the woods, I encourage you to grab one of these colorfully fun kits and get to creating!!

The following is the whimsically FAB sketch by Sue Pup:



And the following is my take on the sketch, using some photos of my oldest niece Megan and one of her long time friends Melissa! Their happy BFF shots were just perfect for all the fun elements and funky fresh colors and patterns in this kit!


I started with a base layer of the kit paper, then took a second layer and distressed and tore the edges. I then coated the paper with gesso, and gradient misted it to get the colors I wanted.


I then tore more layers of papers and tucked in one of the circular calenders from the kit, and added my first photo of the girls and then popped on one of the Prima Chipboard pieces from the kit that said "Click It" .


Next I fussy cut out the frame fom the Coordinating Paper Add on, created a burlap string "hanger" that I topped it with a little inked wooden heart from the kit, inked then stamped one of the wooden butterflies, mounted the 2nd photo of the girls and tucked the butterfly under the corner.


I then created flower layers with cheesecloth flowers from the kit and Floral Add On, inked wooden foliage from the kit, and another stamped wooden butterfly. Next I added the large Prima Chipboard "Hippie Chic" piece from the kit.


I created another floral layer at the corner of the second photo.  I went through my layout and added some of the Tim Holtz Rub On Phrases from the kit.


For a really cool look, I stamped tissue paper with the Chevron stamp from the kit, tore it into strips and added it to my layout, then stamped with gesso using the same stamp randomly throughout the layout. In the bottom corner I added a piece of "Love" Chipboard from the kit, then rolled some of the leftover paper from all my tearing, and topped it with some burlap string and a little inked wooden heart from the kit.



I tied some long burlap strings into bows and added more little hearts and added them to the layout, then puff painted some of my edges and flowers, heated it up to get that yummy texture I love!!

So fun, so funky and so fresh!!! Perfect for a young, more mixed media look that looks great with all those selfies and BFF pics!


When I saw all the lemon elements to this kit, I just couldn't resist doing some fun and FABulous Lemonade Cards!!



I just loved the boldness of combining some black with the yellows and lime greens~so delicious!!



For this card, I used lots of different layers of distressed papers.
The Lemonade Crush Butterflies  are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.



Did some stippling with white acrylic paint, then added cheesecloth, and flowers from the floral add on and my stash, texture painting the edges of the daisy leaves.


I created a fun polka dot bow from some stash ribbon, and then topped it with one of the little wood veneer lemons from the kit that I colored in and then added tinted glitter glass to for texture.


I added matching paper to the back for a finished look.


This card has layers of distressed kit papers as well, and then I stipple painted randomly with white acrylic paint.


I added another polka dot bow, but this time topped it with a rhinestone button.
The Polka Dots & Bling Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.


I then added cheesecloth for texture and flowers from the floral add on and my stash.


And the back of this one is finished out in matching paper as well.

 I hope you caught a few rays of sunshine from my blog! I know I always catch a few from all the sweet comments that all my scrappy friends leave me! Here's to warmer days and a more relaxed pace! Hugs~Renea