Monday, September 26, 2011

The Writing On The Wall **Scraps Of Darkness** Round Robin and Dark Side Challenge

I have so many layouts I want to get to with this month's amazingly gorgeous kit from Scraps Of Darkness called Passages that I had to double up on challenges to pull it all off! The following layout is playing double duty to both the Round Robin hosted by Lisa (aka Raining), and the fun Darkside Challenge hosted by Celina (aka forevervampress).

In the Round Robin, I am on Team 2 with Erica, Courtney and Monica. Erica kicked it off with her beautiful layout:

I am following Erica with this layout which is also my take on Celina's Challenge using communication. I chose The Writing On The Wall as my communication venue, and it features a photo of my son's friend Lauren standing in front of one of the many graffiti covered buildings popping up around town. Thanks Erica and Celina for your wonderful inspiration!

I started with the beautiful plum colored cardstock from this month's add on, and then took a piece of the kit Teresa Collins pp, and punched around the edges. I then cut out a circle from the same colored card stock and punched around the edges.

 I then took a chipboard weathered clock from my Etsy Store, painted it with antique linen crackle paint, then inked it. Took one of the Teresa Collins Brads from the Romance add on used it to connect and attach the clock's hands.  For the layers behind the photo I took some card stock from last month's add on and deep distressed it and inked the edges. I took another piece of Teresa Collins pp from the kit and distressed and inked the edges of it, and adhered it with foam tape for dimension, then attached the photo with foam tape for layering dimension.

Next I took some Dusty Attic Bricks and cut them out randomly, then painted them with crackle paint then inked them and adhered them randomly throughout my layout. I then took a Prima Coventry Rose from the Flora & Fauna add on, along with some Prima Bella Notte flowers from last month's add on, that I touched up with some Tattered Angels Mist to match my layout, and formed the corner flower cluster.

I then took the cork piece that Mel included in our kit, cut it with my Sizzix then stamped it with the Prima brick stamp from the kit, took a chipboard flower, soaked it to get it to curl, painted it with TA Mist then popped a clock face in the center and a feather on the corner for interest.

I took the same plum card stock and punched it for the fan shaped border, added some stash Prima Pearls and then laced the fan with the Teresa Collins Trim from the kit.
To finish out the layout, I stamped my title onto pieces of the plum card stock with the black Mixed Media Ink from this month's color add on and randomly spread it over the layout, popping a couple of those super cool wire hangers from the Romance Add On, and then popped on some of my Elegance In Flight butterflies from my Etsy store.

I love challenges and this one was doubly fun! I also, love that Mel packs our kits full of such wonderful and unique pieces that bring out our creativity. Thanks for looking! ~Renea


Shona said...

this might be my new fav from you...I am loving the distressing and colors :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Love these! I am so in to plum this fall .. as are a whole bunch of mfg .. love the distressing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOW! Absolutely STUNNING!

Cindy Gay said...

Very neat! The colors and punchwork and the feather are all so nice!


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Renea!!! I love your blog, is GORGEOUS! ....Patty

misty said...

This is amazing at first glance...I was totally in love! Then when you show us the detail pics...I'm blown away!!! This layout is just so gorgeous and detailed, and uniquely creative!!!