Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scraps of Elegance November Reveal Is Here!!!

Welcome to my blog and to the reveal of the Scraps Of Elegance November Kit Je t'aime. If you love gorgeous parfait colors then this is so the kit for you. So many soft wonderful colors, and luscious embellishments, will give you many hours of pure scrappy enjoyment!
Here is this month's kit:

Along with every kit you will also receive a, designed just for that month's kit, amazing sketch by our very own Charlotte aka Sue Pup. Here is this month's sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch, featuring a photo of Maddie, one of our friends beautiful daughter. Maddie had a bunch of photos taken for her music resume, and her mom gave me permission to use them for some of my work.

I started with layers of distressed papers from the kit, along with a layer of card stock from this month's add on that I covered in shiny tissue paper and then textured the edges with puff paint for lots of dimension. I then grunge punched in areas and rolled some of the corners to look like turned back page edges.

I used a brick stencil and Snow Tex to create yummy, textured brick areas.

I used a stash Dusty Attic bracket that I inked and stamped, adding on a Prima resin piece from a past kit, and then created a flower layer using the Prima resin window and some flowers from the kit and some resin ones from a past kit.

On the bottom edge of the photo, I used the Fab Scraps Chipboard piece from the kit that I inked and glitter glassed up, then added some more of the Petaloo flowers from the kit, a large Prima flower from the Flora & Fauna Add on, some more resin flowers, and some cheesecloth for added texture and softness.

 The butterflies are Mid Winter's Dream Butterflies from my Etsy Shop-Reneabouquets.

I just love how soft and frothy this turned out~so Shabby Chic!!

Next, I have a layout that I did featuring a photo from a friend of the families, daughter, Lauren's wedding. I did some major fussy cutting for this layout and lots of flower and embellishment layering. The colors in the paper add on were perfect for Lauren's wedding colors!

  I used flowers from this month's floral add on, as well as past kit flowers, the white and gold lace, as well as the mistable white feathers, from the embellishment add on , the Dusty Attic Birds On a Wire Chipboard from the kit, and a few leftovers from past kits. The thing about the kits that Melinda puts together, is that she gives you so much, you will find yourself reaching for items from past kits over and over again~
The French Vanilla Pearl and Glitter Glass Butterflies are from my Etsy Shop~

I can not get through a kit without doing at least one Altered Piece and this is a Vintage look Altered Memory Book Box and Stationary Set that I created. I love doing these! They are so romantic, and make a perfect place to store memory items in.

For the top of the box I distressed lots of layers of the kit and paper add on papers. I also layered in one of the Ruby Rocket sticker tags, and then added on some Vintage lace from my stash. I used a sweet Vintage image, adding a stash pearl piece to the corner of the photo. The resin piece is a Prima piece that I purchased from the Scraps of Elegance/SOD Store. The Damask chipboard was a gift from my sweet, scrappy sister Michelle Phillips~ The clock was one of the Ruby Rocket Stickers that I added some hands to, and they along with those wonderful glittered and beaded leaves were  from this month's embellishment add on. The Emmie Butterfly was created by me and a set of 2 comes with this month's kit~

 Here you can see all the texture work and staining that I did to make the side of the book look like, old well worn pages.

I layered in tissue tape and did lots of inking to make a binding.

The back of the book has multiple layers of stain, distress paints and hand stamping.

Tucked inside the book are lots of little notecards and tags made from the kit and add on papers, and a mini set of my Emmie Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop~

For my last project, I decided to do a multiple photo layout of Emmie with her furry best friend, and I have to say, I rarely do multiple photo layouts, and I find it very challenging.  So kudos to you gals who can get a lot of photos on your pages and still have it turn out fabulous~

I did lots of stamping into crackle paint, punching and layering on this one. All the flowers are from this month's Flower Add On. I added some of the Prima Say it in Crystals from the Embellishment add on to some, just to change the look up some and layered some of them onto the Maya Road Doillies from the E.A.O. The little tag and journaling were also from this month's EAO and the Vintage lace and burlap are from my stash.

Well, thank you for coming by for reveal~ I hope you get a chance to check out all the DT's work with this wonderful kit. I know I enjoy getting to head over and check out what they created. I always come away totally inspired by the different ways our versatile team uses the kit, and I think you will be too!! Don't forget to head over to the Scraps Of Elegance or Scraps of Darkness Blog on November 15th to join in on the SOD reveal day blog hop!!! Hugs till later~Renea


HappyScrappin said...

Wow Renea. What an inspiring blog you have. So glad I stopped in. Your projects are stunning. your work. You have been an inspiring artist for me for awhile now and want you to know I admire your work. I am Abbygirl on Hugs Mary

Bellaidea said...

Fist lo is just stunning!Love your work!

Svetlana Austin said...

amazingly beautiful projects! all of them! and all of them are so different from each other! so much to look at! love all the layering and texture!
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