Saturday, January 12, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance January Kit Reveal

Due to the Holidays and CHA being scheduled this month, we are running a little late with reveal, but this month's kit was so worth the wait. The Scraps Of Elegance January Kit is appropriately named A Dream Within A Dream, which describes the 13 Arts Papers in it  perfectly-they are a dream within this month's kit which is a dream itself!!

Each kit you receive comes with a sketch to go with it. Here is this month's inspirational sketch by our super talented sketch artist, SuePup:

And here is my layout based on that sketch:

The 13 Arts papers in this kit just called for some distressing as well as a little girlie grunge to go along with them.

I used lots of texture and technique work for this layout, creating a mat and a background flower out of one of my fav mediums, corrugated board that I grunged up with lots of ink, gesso and glitters.

Here you can see were I punched the papers then cut strips and water distressed them, then added cheesecloth and lace pieces. The flowers are from the Flora & Fauna add on, as well as some hand crafted ones. The circles were cut from 13 Arts papers and then I added puff paint for some yummy texture and dimension. All the numbers you see were also cut from the papers and added on with foam tape.

I used a Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprocket for this corner piece and the butterflies from the kit are Ice Butterflies from my Etsy Shop. Each month I design butterflies to match the kit and they are included with each purchase.

This next layout was created with a handcrafted, wire hanger and an acrylic background so that it can be hung directly onto a wall, peg or door handle. The chubby little angel image is one that I got from the Magical Moonlight blog. I then did a lot of tweeking on, colorized it and added angel wings. It is hard to tell in the photos, but I also added bling to the wings for an extra sparkle.

I painted the acrylic piece lightly with gesso, stamped it, then coated the edges with ultra fine glitter.

The sweet resin frame, little chipboard hearts, and netting were from the kit. The flowers are stash piece mixed with flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On, and the sticker banner is from the Embellishment Add On.

Here you can see a close up of the wire hanger that I created and attached to the layout so that you can hang it.

The butterflies are hand crafted My Romantic Heart glitter glass butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

This last layout was created with the kit and features lots of technique work as well.

I varied layers of the kit papers with layers of card stock and distressed the edges for a nice, soft look. As you can see there is lots of gel medium work and inking.

I used the netting from the kit to lace up my background layer, and lots of the roses that were in the Flora & Fauna Add On, as well as a few from my stash. The butterflies are hand crafted Pink Lemonade Crush glitter glass butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

The Pink Paislee Chipboard hearts are from the Kit, and the wings are ones that I created out of paper clay. All the banner strips are the Melissa Francis Banner Stickers from the Embellishment Add On.

Thanks for joining me for reveal! I just love how you can go from Girlie Grunge to Vintage, to Romantically Feminine with the Scraps Of Elegance Kits. They truly have something for everybody~ Renea


Ayeeda said...

Renea - these are just outstanding projects!! Breathtaking, girly look! Thank You for creating such amazing projects with my papers! I can't stop to look at them! xoxoxo

Bellaidea said...

Love what you did!

Sarah said...

Wow, these projects are so beautiful! So many gorgeous details ;) Awesome job!!

Cindy Gay said...

I love the last layout and all the romantic little details!