Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scraps Of Elegance August Kit Reveals!!

A brand new month equals a brand new kit reveal over at Scraps Of Elegance!!

The August Kit-Summer Haven is just that-a soft, romantic haven from the harsh summer sun!! It is loaded with papers from:
Kaisercraft- The Lake House- Break, Serenity, Villa, Spa, Springs
Fabscraps- Organic Herbs, Script, Tree, Lace
Teresa Collins- Sweet Afternoon- In the Garden, In the Attic
 and includes the following embellishments:
 MME- Dolled Up Favorite Title
Teresa Collins- Sweet Afternoon Die cut Accessory Sheet
Kaisercraft- The Lake House Rub Ons, The Lake House stamp
Prima- Shabby Chic Treasures. Charms, Meadowlark roses, Say it in Crystals (pink)
Fabscraps- bird chippee
Reneas butterflies
Pink crinkle ribbon
Team the main kit up with the Embellishment Add On and the Floral Add On and you will be scrapping page after page of FABulousness!!

With each kit, you will receive an oh so inspiring sketch from the most talented Sue Pup! Here is this month's sketch;

And here is my take on it;

 I flipped the sketch clock wise and then went to work. I layered in layers of Fab Scraps papers that were distressed and punched. I then cut out an open circle, layered it in, and then took some Prima packaging pieces and cut out all of the distressed clocks and added them on.

 I then took a Vintage Image and tore the edges then inked them with two different colors of ink and then brush painted them with Glitter Glam to create a really aged look. The title "Timeless Beauty" was created using some stash Alphas, mounted onto Prima packaging that I distressed the edges on and inked.

 I added on a stash piece of Fab Scraps Chipboard that I painted with Espresso Glitter Glam and then randomly touched places with Golden Goddess Glitter Glam, I then added small beads randomly onto the chipboard to add texture, and layered in some Vintage Crochet Lace behind the piece. At the top of the photo, I took apart the Websters Wonderfall floral bouquet from the Floral Add On and added one of the flowers and some of the leaves.

 Next, I took the Fab Scraps Flying Bird On Swirl Chipboard from the kit, painted it gold and then stamped it using the Kaisercraft Lake House Clear Stamp from the kit. I added on another piece of the Webster's flower piece that I tore apart and then tied on some of the gorgeous Prima Genie Stones from the Embellishment Add On.

OK so I did a double squeeel this month!! First when I got my kit and second when I saw that there was an Acrylic Mini Album in the Embellishment Add On. I love to alter, but had never done a mini, so I was super excited to get to try my hand at it!! Thank you Melinda!!!

So here is my first mini album attempt, and I have to say I love how romantic and shabby chic it turned out!

 I wanted the theme to evolve around the Mark Twain Quote that was on one of the Kaisercraft pieces from the Embellishment add on, and chose Live as the all encompassing title for the album. 

 I first, painted the pages with white gesso, and then swirled the paint with my fingertips to get a really smokey look. I then  edged all the pages out with glitter for a universal theme and then got started on making each page unique. I put the pages together with the rings included with the album and then tied on some white trim with beads, sheer ribbon and some of the Prima Gypsy Stones from the Embellishment Add On. ( I love those things!!)

I stamped the front page with a script stamp and then painted a corrugated board piece with white gesso and then added patches of glitter that matched the edging on the page. Next I layered on some cheesecloth for softness and then started adding on my embellishments. 
 I sponge painted a Dusty Attic ATC frame, from the SOD/SOE store with 2 different colors of paint, added a feather from a past kit and then some stash mini roses as well as some from the kit and then tucked in a little metal wing, and added a pearl accent. The flowers on the side, include another kit rose, a mini rose, and a Shabby White Texture Rose from my  Etsy Shop.

 I layered on some crochet lace, then cut the word "Live" from the kit paper and put it into a stash Tim Holtz Book Plate and added some more pearl accents. To finish out the front, I added on a Baby Renea Pink Lemonade Crush Glitter Glass Butterfly from my Etsy Shop.

 I centered the first inside page around the following part of the quote; "Dance Like Nobody's Watching." I used the painted acrylic as the background, applying glitter in random patches for texture. I then layered on some piece of the Kaisercraft papers that were in the Embellishment Add On and topped them with a Shabby Chic Image of Tutus and Wings. I added a white feather from a past kit and then popped on one of the flowers from the Floral Add On and some stash leaves. I cut out the sentiment from the Add On papers, inked the edges and then added a Sweet Afternoon Teresa Collins piece from the kit with a pearl accent. That yummy pink trim was a gift from one of my Scrappy Sisters Michelle (Bubbachooka), and was so perfect to add softness and texture to this page. Thank you Mish!!

 The opposing page is centered around the "Sing Like Nobody's Listening" part of the quote. I stamped on to the acrylic with a music note stamp, then layered on some pieces from the Embellishment Add On Kaisercraft paper, accented it with pearls, and cut out and attached the sentiment. I fussy cut the birds from some of the papers and then fussy cut out another set, attached them with foam tape for dimension and then added Stickles for shine. The branch is a Dusty Attic Foliage Piece that I misted and then added some hand tinted mini roses onto.

 The next page evolves around the "Love like you've never been hurt." part of the quote, and features layers of the Add on Paper that I distressed and added cheesecloth to. I then popped on a Romantic, shabby Image, added one of the Prima Resin pieces from the kit to the corner, attached a mini rose and some leaves, the cut our sentiment and a sweet mini Dusty Attic lock and key that I texture painted.

 The last inside page finishes out the quote with " Live like it's heaven on earth." , and features a layer of the Embellishment A.O. paper with a fussy cut frame from that same sheet, cheesecloth, a mini rose, a pearl accent, and one of my English Tea Rose Butterflies that is included in the kit and that you can find in my Etsy Shop.

For the back side, I stamped it with the script stamp and then painted it in places with crackle paint to give it an aged look.

I have a feeling, I will be doing more of these in the future, and love that Melinda introduces us to so many amazing techniques and altered items through her kits!!

The kit this month had all of these wonderful, soft Teresa Collins papers in it, and I just couldn't resist combining some of the whites, pinks and greys together to create a little girl layout. This one features a sweet photo of our cousin's little girl Addison.

I layered in lots of pieces and strips of the Teresa Collins papers from the kit along with lots of lacy white doilies to get a soft, sweet look. I then painted gesso patches and then stamped them and added bling for accents, I took a Teresa Collins banner and tag from the kit and accented them with some T.C. gem brads from my stash. I added the photo of Addison onto a distressed piece of papers and then started creating some flower layers.


 At the top corner of the photo, I made a foliage and swirl piece with a Spellbinder's die and then layered on a large flower from the Floral Add On and lots of the little Prima roses and leaves from the kit.
 For the Bottom Flower Layer, I created another swirl piece, layered on some more flowers from the Floral A.O. and kit and then tucked the Prima Resin Window from the kit into them and added a few more flowers to the other corner of the window and some of the Teresa Collins banners from the kit.
 I misted one of the Prima Canvas pieces from the Embellishment A.O. and added it to the photo corner.

 Cut the "It's The Little Moments That Make Life Big" journaling from the Kaisercraft paper in the Embellishment add on and staggered it on, and then topped of the look with a set of Ice Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Etsy Shop for dimension.

And for my fourth reveal project, I created a layout that features a photo of my God Child, Michelle and her Fiance that my son took, and created a shabby chic, romantic layout.

I used a bottom layer of Kaisercraft paper and the gorgeous die cut paper from the kit. I loved the edging on the die cut piece and water distressed it to give it a soft, distressed look.

I added on a piece of corrugated board that I painted with white gesso, inked and then added patches of Teresa Collins Glitter and seed beads for amazing texture and visual interest.

Here you can see the seed bead and glitter detail. I used the Rub Ons from the kit to add an accent at the top of the photo corner and then added one of the Prima roses and crystal pieces from the Embellishment A.O.

 I took a piece of Dusty Attic from a previous month, cut it apart, misted it with layers of color, added one piece to the top corner, and added on flowers from the kit and the Floral Add on.

 I added the larger piece to the bottom corner, and then created another flower layer with lots of flowers from the kit and Floral Add On.

I used a stencil to create a beautiful raised pattern with modeling paste and paint, then layered a doilie next to it, and then cut out  the "Live what you love" piece from the paper in the Embellishment A.O. added a mini rose and crystal piece from the same A.O. and then added dimension using a the pair of English Tea Rose Butterflies that I created for the kit.

I just fell in love with all the soft, romantic elements to this kit! Thank you for stopping by for reveal, and I hope that you have been inspired to create something beautiful for yourself!! Huge Hugs, ~Renea


Cravingforbarneys said...

Love your blog!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Gorgeous creations, especially the mini!