Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scraps Of Darkness Design Team Reveal

The gorgeous Waterways Kit was revealed last week during the Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance Blog Hop, and now this week it is the Design Team's turn to show it off.

Before I get down to reveal, I wanted to announce the blog hop winners for the "hidden" prizes that were being given away:

Scraps of Darkness Winner- Amy Voorthuis
Karens Winner- Светлячок
Mandys Winner- Robin
Rachaels Winner-Colleen
Drychas Winner- MichelleMc

A great big Thank You to all who participated and Congrats to all the winners of those FAB prizes!!!

Now, onto the reveal!!

I just loved all the wonderful summer, elements to this kit!! Each kit comes with an amazingly inspirational sketch, by the most talented Sue Pup, and here is this month's sketch:

Such a breathe of fresh air in the middle of Winter!

Here is my take on the sketch. It features some photos that my talented sister, Tammy,  had taken of her daughter (my niece) Haley and her friend, Gracie. I just loved all those soft blues, and yellows with the pops of black~so had the feel of a perfect summer day!

I used 3 different pieces of kit paper, plus a piece of this month's Paper Add On, Pink Paislee paper. I scalloped the edges of my 2nd layer and then sewed the edges with some different stitches, and then water distressed the scallops to get a nice, soft feel.

Here you can see where I did lots of fussy cutting. The scalloped pieces were fussy cut and then layered with foam tape for dimension. Each one of those little circles was fussy cut from the paper, then dotted with puff paint for texture, then applied with foam tape for dimension-what was I thinking!!!

The flowers were a mix from this month's Flora & Fauna, as well as from a past kit. The foliage was cut from the kit paper with a gorgeous Spellbinder's Die Cut that was a gift from my Scrappy Sister, Lisa (Raining). I love those dies Lisa!!~Thank you so much! The title was fussy cut from some of the Authentique Phrases from the Kit.

I used one of the Authentique Frames from the Romance Add on behind the main photo of Haley, then puff painted the edges of one of the Authentique Puzzle Pieces and added it on top with foam tape. The matt behind the photo was machine sewn, and distressed.

I created the illusion of a banner with lots of the Authentique pieces, and the other 2 photos. I "hung" the top piece with a little 7 Gypsies, metal hanger from a past kit,  then added on flowers from the Flora & Fauna, as well as some hand tinted ones from my stash, and more of those FAB did cuts.

Here you can see a close up off all those little textured dots (that nearly drove me insane), the gesso drops, and the machine sewing details.

Such gorgeous, papers to capture a perfect, sweet, summer day!!!

With my next project, I went in a totally different direction. I can tell it was a full moon, because my mood went from summer and sweet, to crazy and cool!!

This is a hanging banner that I created using this month's Creativity Kit. I love this add on!! It allows me to take some of the kit pieces and put together something totally unique and beautiful!

I took the wooden plaque from the Creativity Kit, and covered it using my textured tissue paper background. You can find the tutorial on the Scraps Of Darkness website or just click this link:
I used the following paints from the Color Add On:
Jacquard Lumier-Pearlescent Blue
Jacquard Lumier-Bright Gold
Jacquard Lumier-Real Turquoise
I also used the following Pearl EX color from the Creativity Kit:
Ver Printemps

I stamped the background lightly with the Woodware Magic Curly Stitch Stamp from the Creativity Kit, and the letters are the Pink Paislee Stickers from the Romance Add On, I just painted them with the Jacquard paint to get the color I wanted.

 The mermaid is an image I got from Google Images, and then totally altered. I used tons of Stickles in her hair and on her face. I then added little starfish from the Creativity Kit into her hair, and little Prima pearls from my stash. I did tons of pearl work in her hair and across her chest with Ranger Pearl Paint. I added little shells from the Romance Add On as her bikini top.

 I added another one of the shells that I glittered up to the corner, popped on a metal seahorse charm from my stash and one of the Prima flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On.

 I created a bottom layer out of corrugated board that I painted with the Jacquard Paints. I crushed sea shells created a collage with them, added lots of seed beads, glitter and some more of the little starfish.

 I wrapped some stash sea glass and some of the sea glass from the Creativity Add On, and the shells from the RAO, with blue wire then strung more wire with beads and strung them together to create the dangles on the bottom of the banner. I made a middle piece out of pearl strands and ribbon, and then used the same ribbon to create a hanger for my banner.

I am now dreaming of Mermaids and far off beaches, but it looks like I will be staying here in Tennessee, and will just have to comfort myself by getting to create some more with this FABulous kit!! If you get to head off to some exotic place, please be sure to collect some sea shells for me, and blow a little sand and sun this way!! Hugs till then~Renea


Anja said...

Wow Renea, I love the LO you made, beautiful colors and layers!!
And, the mermaid, wow what a creativity, all the little details!! Great!!

Rachael Funnell said...

This are Just INCREDIBLE Renea... Your layout is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS & that hanging banner is Soooo DELIGHTFUL... & the details are FAN TAB U LAS!! I can't wait to play with my DT kit tonight...

Cindy Gay said...

I love all the elements in the layout!

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing work with the kit this month Renea, love the mermaid!!!