Friday, July 15, 2011


One of the things I love about the Scraps Of Darkness Kits, is that I  get to work with one of Charlotte's (aka Suepup) sketches each month. Every month she come up with a fabulous design based on the kit, and instant inspiration gets delivered right to your door.  The following is the Sketch that she designed based on this month's kit-Marrakesh Express:

And here is my interpretation of that sketch, using this month's kit:

I started with a piece of the cardstock add on, and then made the second layer from one of the kit foil pps (these foil pps are so stunning in real life-photos just can not do them justice) that I inked and distressed the edges of, and did some machine sewing on. I used another piece of cardstock add on  and another piece of kit pp to make the double frame backing for the photo (courtesy of  Google images). I then applied those frames with layered foam tape to get enough dimension to tuck in the sequined Prima pieces.

I then created the photo corner flourish by cutting out some chipboard with my Sizzix, painting it, applying some stickles (from the June Kit) and adding some bling from my stash. I then took one of the Prima flowers from this month's kit and added one of those Prima accents (from the Romance Add On) onto the center. I then created another flower, using the exact same technique and added it to the bottom photo corner. I created the large circle using cardstock from this month's add on, and punching the edges to add a decorative touch. I then used the H2O watercolors from the color add on to paint one of the Fancy Pants Filter Paper decos (from May's kit) attatched it to the punched circle then laced copper wire through the holes, pulled apart one of the Prima Candy Gems( from the Romance add on) and attatched them randomly to the copper wire.

For the medium circle, I spritzed and watercolored one of the filters with the spritz and watercolors from this month's color add on, circle cut a piece of one of the pps, distressed, and inked the edges, and then took one of the metal jewel pieces from the kit that I embossed and added bling to, and popped it in the middle.

The smaller circle is one of the filter papers that I spritzed and watercolored using the color add on. I then cut a circle from one of the pps, distressed and inked the edges, and then took one of the elephants that came in the kit and stickled him up, adhering all the pieces with foam tape for dimension. I then created one of those Prima flowers with the Prima centers and popped it on the corner.

I then made a strip using one of the pps, distressed and inked the edges, and then attatched it to the beautiful coin trim that was in the Romance kit, and added it to the bottom of the layout. I used some of the chipboard alphas from May's kit, embossed them and then added the title.

Suepup's sketches are always so inspirational and I just loved working with this one to create this bright, vibrant layout! Thanks for looking! ~Renea


Alia said...


Micupoftea~ said...

Very pretty, the colors are YUMMY! Love the sketch~

Caroline Freedom said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for your detailed instructions.