Monday, August 15, 2011


I don't know if any of you ever check out Scrapbook News and Reviews (SNR), but it is a really cool online scrapbooking magazine that features artists and has tons of information and tutorials. I usually try to submit some layouts to them periodically for publication, just because it is so much fun to see yourself published and if your lucky to see your layout pop up on the front page featured layouts! I encourage each of you to give it a try, and guess what if they don't accept something you send in, no one will ever know but you. This layout was created for their one word title call this month, using, you guessed it a one word title with the word "Now". It features a photo of me that my son, Draven,  snapped back in the winter of me when we were heading out somewhere fun for the Holidays. He usually captures me with some goofy look on my face, but this one was actually nice, so I wanted to use it.

I used this month's Scraps of Darkness Kit-Envy to create this layout, and started with one of the gorgeous foil pps from the kit. The next layer is a piece of the card stock add on that I used the Prima stencil from July's kit to mask with and some of the yummy copper mist in this month's add on. That is one thing I love about these kits, Melinda packs them full of so many things that you will continue to reach for and use long after that month has flown by. The circle layer is the same foil paper with distressed and inked edges and the layer behind the photo is another piece of the same card stock, with the same misting technique.

I took a piece of the robin's nest pp that I had cut and used in another layout, and cut out the feur de lis design from it and stickled it up and used it for a decorative accent.

I created a flower layer by taking a piece of Dusty Attic Chipboard and gussying it up with some of the Green Mica that was in the color add on. I used a Golden Goddess Flower from my Etsy shop then popped on 2 of the Petaloo flowers from the kit.

I took some rose trim from my stash and made a border at the bottom.

I used one of the Pink Paislee Mistables from the kit, took some thicker letters, and painted them with the mica from the color add on, and then rubbed 2 of the small dragonflies onto it from the Robin's Nest rub ons that were included in the kit.

For the piece de resistance, I popped on one of the stunning Prima Butterflies from the Flora & Fauna add on.

Thanks for stopping by and for checking out my work! I just love when you visit! ~Renea


Cindy Gay said...

Draven did a great job! So pretty!

Esther said...

Very pretty!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Beautiful work Renea! You look like a kid in that photo!