Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scraps Of Elegance July Kit-Isn't She Lovely

Today, Scraps Of Elegance is revealing it's July Kit-Isn't She Lovely, and oh is it ever so lovely!! Before I head off to some much needed vacation time, I would love to share some of my projects that I created with this month's kit with you.

The Main Kit includes the following papers:
Graphic 45- A Ladies Diary Stickers, Focal Point, Moment in Time, Picture Perfect, Delicate Details
The Paper Loft- Gentler Times, Vintage, Garden Stroll
Bo Bunny- Little Miss-Little Miss Lizzie, Little Miss Maree, Little Miss Brenna

And the following embellishments:
ZVA Elegant Rose Buds - Peach
Melissa Frances- Keyholes-Dorchester, Organza Pouf Ribbon-Cream, Cream Pearl Embellishments
Reneas Paris Market Butterflies
Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes & Mini Alpha
Bo Bunny- Rub ons Little Miss
Prima- Cherise
The Paper Loft- Gentler Times Accessory Sheet -Friends

Team all this yumminess up with the Embellishment Add On and the Floral Add On, and you will be creating project after project with so many wonderful details.

My first layout is one that I based on the wonderful sketch by SuePup:

It features an old photo of my husband David's Grandparents, Catherine and JC Haddock. Theirs was a sweet love story, that ended to soon, when JC passed away from lung cancer. Although Catherine was still in her late 40's she never remarried or even dated. There was just no one who could take the place of  what she had with JC. I was very close to Catherine and spent lots of time laying on her bed and listening to stories about her and JC and the family they created together. Catherine passed a few years ago, and I miss her deeply. She was a very tough, but very fair woman, who played a very vital role in David's life and I respected her immensley.

There are 4 different layers of Graphic 45 paper that make up the base of this layout. Some I punched, some I water distress, some I fussy cut,  and the corner is a fold down.

Here you can see the corner fold down I created with some of the flowers from the Floral Add On, and the little clock is from the G45 stickers from the main kit, that I pleated some lace and adhered to the edging and then tied some yarn through the button holes.

 The Chipboard Scroll is two pieces of Dusty Attic that you can find in the SOD/SOE store , that I sprayed with some Lindy's mist and then accented with some of the Melissa Francis Pearls from the kit. I layered on more flowers from the Floral add on, and that beautiful die cut piece was a gift from Lisa N (Raining) that I added some more of the Melissa Francis pearls to. Thank you Lisa!

I used some of the Bo Bunny Rub Ons from the kit to accent the photo and the polka dot paper below the punching. I created the tag using a Spellbinders Die, one of the G45 stickers, the mini alphas and some of the sweet little yellow flowers that came in the kit.

The butterflies are Paris Market butterflies that were created by me, especially for this kit and can be found in my Etsy Shop. (Although I will be closed until July 9th for vacation) All the clocks, layered into the push back with the Vintage Crochet Lace were fussy cut from the G45 paper.

Here is another layout that features a photo of one of my friend Debra's granddaughter Isabella. I just loved all the little pearls and Vintage trinkets and resin pieces from the kit, so perfect for those super feminine layouts.

I started with a layer of G45 paper and then layered on some Bo Bunny paper, then punched some accents and added Crochet Lace on top. I then distressed and inked a couple more layers to create the photo mat.

I fussy cut out one of the bird cages and tucked some of the Melissa Francis trim from the kit under the bottom edge to create a ruffle, and then added some Prima Ribbon from my stash across the top, adding some of the Melissa Francis pearls from the kit for accents. I added lots of baby roses from my stash to detail it out.

At the bottom punched layer, I added one of the Prima Trinkets from the Embellishment add on, a flower from the Floral A.O. and some Shabby White Texture Roses from my Etsy. I then used some of the Bo Bunny Rub Ons from the kit to add sweet images to my layout.

I created a huge floral layer using, a Victorian Velvet Glitter Glass flower and some Shabby White Texture Roses from my Etsy layered in with the yellow flowers from the kit, the crochet flowers from the floral add on and lost of baby roses and leaves from my stash. The tag at the top of the layer was created using one of the Bo Bunny Stickers and one of the Mellissa Francis Resin pieces from the kit.

To finish everything off, I did some stamping with a Prima Clear Stamp, added some more pearl accents, and popped on a set of Paper Wishes Butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

I just love how feminine this layout turned out!!

This next project is one that I have not ever attempted before. When I saw all the amazing little treasures in this kit, I just couldn't help but try my hand at an altered printer tray, and I am so glad I did, because it was so much fun and I just love how it turned out!! If you haven't ever tried one of these, I encourage you to do so, because it is so worth the time it takes to do one!! I used to do these shadow boxes when I was a little girl, and this project reminded me so much of those. I just thought about all the little things we "ladies" tend to collect, and started adding those thoughts into the little cubbys.

First, I took the printer tray and applied a layer of gesso, then I started layering on stains, mists, inks, and glams. After I got the look I wanted with the layers of color, I stamped the front and sides using some Donna Salazar Color Box Ink, and it turned out so yummy!

 Here are some of the details of the left side. I used a Dusty Attic Corner Flourish with one of the flowers from the Floral add on and some of the pearls from the kit to set the corner off. Some fo the cubbys have paper layers, and some I just stamped into, and then layered the little trinkets in. The Pearls, Paris Market Butterfly, Little Chippie Mirror are from the main kit, the ATC frames, Melissa Francis Keyhole, Paris Market Butterfly,  G45 Chipboard pieces, Prima Trinket, and Bo Bunny Stickers,  are from the Embellishment Add On. All the flowers are from the Flower Add On.

 Here is a close up of the right side.

 Here you can see the detail of the color layers and stamping.

This shot allows you to see the dimension and the stamping in some of the cubbys.

This last layout is one that features a photo of my friend Jo Jo's daughter, Jordan when she was about 9 years old. So hard to believe she is now almost 17!! I love her look here, leaning against the fence, with her little beret on and that daydreamer look on her face.

 I used Lisa's (Raining) Sketch #2 to create this layout. If you haven't seen Lisa's sketches that she has been created, I urge you to check them out. They are so full of inspiration and a great go to for when your mojo is on the down low.

If you look close you will see that I misted the doillies, inked the edges and then stamped them.

I created the flower layer, using lots of those gorgeous flowers from the Floral Add On. I tucked in one of the Bo Bunny Rub ons for detail.

Here you can see the Dusty Attic Column that I used as the base of my flower layer, and the different stitching patterns I used.

The butterflies are Pink Lemonade Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

I just loved creating all these different, feminine projects with this month's kit! If you get a chance, be sure to check out the rest of the Scraps Of Elegance Design Team projects. I feel so lucky to be a part of such a talented team, and their work is always inspiring.

Well, I am off to start my vacation, and take a little much needed down time with my family!! I hope you have a wonderful week, and I will catch in a few days!! Hugs till then, ~Renea


Desire Fourie said...

These are full of gorgeousness.  Just love it.
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Willea said...

Stunning work, sweetie!! I adore that printers tray - so many yummy details, I could look at it forever!


Cindy Gay said...

The printer tray is lovely and I like the collage of elements in the layout of your husband's grandparents.

Carol said...

WOW gorgeous layouts, love the blues in the first one. Love love all the details in the tray! Fabulous job as always!