Monday, February 25, 2013

Design Team Reveal~Scraps Of Darkness February Kit-Simple Pleasures

Welcome to a new week! Hope you are having a great start to the week. I have had the flu for over a week now, and today was the first day that I actually felt like getting out of bed, so I guess I am off to a good start :) 

Scraps of Darkness unveiled it's February Kit-Simple Pleasures on the 29th, and I am finally feeling well enough to dive into it, so I have a 12 x12 Canvas piece that I would love to share with you. It is based on the gorgeous sketch by SuePup that was included in this month's kit:

And I did lots of technique work using the wonderful Art Anthology mediums that were included in this month's Color & Creativity Add Ons. It features a Vintage Image that I had picked up at, and then I restored it and colorized it. The title of this canvas is "A Mother's Love."  I painted the canvas using the Art Anthology Chocolate Sorbet from the Creativity, then sprayed it with the Art Anthology Timeless Colorations from the Color Add On, then rag rolled it to get a really cool 2 tone effect. I then used the Prima Mask from the CAO, and painted over it with the A.A. Dimensional Crystal Guava, and added seed beads for lots of texture.

I came up with this really cool technique that I used to adhere some of the kit paper onto corrugated board, then peel it back to get a beautiful peeled wallpaper effect. I am working on the tutorial for that, so please be sure to check back with the Scraps of Darkness Website for that in the near future.

The brown trim was from the kit and I laced it with some hand dyed seam binding, then water distressed a paper lace piece from the Kaisercraft stickers that were in the kit, and layered it under the trim, and then layered some Vintage Crochet lace under the edge of the corrugated board. The flowers are a mix of kit pieces, flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On, hand made flowers, and some past kit flowers layered in with some of the leaf stickers from the kit and then touched up with glitter paints.  The butterflies are Antique Linen Butterflies-Vintage Mustard and can be found in my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

The frame around the photo was a part of the papers from the kit that I fussy cut out, and then cut the middle out of to create a frame for my photo, and the Vintage Doily was a piece that I had picked up at an estate sale. The love tag is one fo the stickers from the kit that I embellished with some stash Prima pearls.

Here you can see all the dimension  that all the layering adds and all the texture of the different mediums.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and see my sketch layout. I absolutely love this kit, and all the different directions that it can be taken too! I have a lot more projects planned out in my head and hope to transfer out onto paper soon! Big Happy Monday Hugs~ Renea


Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous work! Just love it!

Monica said...

I"m so glad you turned it to the side.I had no clue about the layers and the stacking and dimensions. makes it even more cool!

Lizzy Hill said...

Hope you are feeling much better...bad thing, the flu:):):) this is awesome...the amount of retail is incredible & that vintage doily is very yum, too:):):):)

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh! Elegant and rustic at the same time! Super texture and dimension. So glad your flu is behind you. Enjoy the end of Feb,

Swissdutchy8 said...

Love your canvas!So much texture, super! Cant wait for my kit to arrive when I look at this!

misty said...

This is gorgeous! I love the carboard peeking through. You always do amazing work Renae!

misty said...

This is gorgeous! I love the carboard peeking through. You always do amazing work Renae!

misty said...

This is gorgeous! I love the carboard peeking through. You always do amazing work Renae!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Renea! I have been enjoying working w/corrugated board lately and you have some great new ideas for me! You're a good teacher~
Appreciate the time you spend giving
us inspiration. Now, I just need to be ...braver:) Karen