Thursday, September 29, 2011

Soul Less

Lisa, (aka Raining) over at Scraps Of Darkness just started a new monthly challenge called Scrap That Title, and of course I had to play along!! Here is the criteria for the challenge:

This challenge will run Sept 15- Oct -15

Each month I will give you a title. You need to use the title as it stands on your layout and scrap what it conjures up for you. Imagine how fun it will be to see all the different interpretations of the same title.

The rules are: you must use the title I give you and you must use 50% Scraps of Darkness products.

This months title is: SOULESS (OR SOUL- LESS)

I love Goth Art, so as soon as I saw the word, I knew what photo I wanted to scrap, and this is what I came up with:
I used my Scraps Of Darkness September Kit-Passages, along with the Dusty Attic sketch for this month to create this layout. I started with some Bo Bunny pp from the kit and then took a piece of the Teresa Collins kit pp and cut and punched it for my background.

I then had this crazy idea that I wanted to use an old book cover for the framing of the photo, so I went into my junk closet and found an old hard back book, ripped out the pages and used it for the bottom frame layer. I actually loved the pp on the inside of the book cover so I left some of it showing, and then took a piece of the kit Teresa Collins pp, distressed it, inked it, and then punched the holes for the ribbon. I didn't have any ribbon that matched my colors, so I took some cream ribbon, and sprayed it with the Smooch Mist from this month's color add on to get the color I wanted. The ribbon tying was a lot harder than lacing, because you had to cut individual pieces of ribbon then lace it, and tie the bows to the correct size.

I then adhered my photo and attached some of the fabulous Vintaj metal pieces from the kit and accented them with pearls from my stash.

On the opposite side of the book page, I took a Prima flower from my stash and popped in some of the BoBunny CB pieces from the kit behind it. I then took some of the kit pp that had words on it and cut out the letters for the first part of the title from it "Death's Sword Is".

I pleated my punched paper upward and then took some more of those Vintaj metal pieces that came int he kit, and strung ribbon through them to form a tie down to my pleating and then popped some more pearls on for interest.

I then took a Prima Mask and misted the bottom part of the layout with the Wood Smooch spray from the CAO. Took 2 Dusty Attic Flourishes and Smooched them with the Berry Smooch from the CAO, stamped them with a music note stamp, then tied some of the same ribbon around it, adhered one of the little Vintaj metal keys from the kit onto each flourish and popped on some stash pearls.

I took some of the Bo Bunny CB letters from the kit and made the last part of my title "Soul Less" and then added one of the Prima Butterflies from the Flora & Fauna Add On, and finished up the layout.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of Lisa's word, Soul Less, I know I had fun creating this kind of dark, goth look layout. I love going outside the box sometimes, it keeps life interesting! ~ Renea


KellyCreates said...

Your gothic style on this design is GORGEOUS, Renea!! I'm in love with that book cover idea too! FANTASTIC!

Cindy Gay said...

It is great!

misty said...

gorgeous and so creative!!! I love your details!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...



Renea, this is nothing less than BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all the techniques you used! Hugs....Patty