The unique and so very gorgeous Scraps Of Darkness March Kit Day Glo has been revealed and now it is the Design Teams turn to reveal their projects! This kit features the Prima Sunrise/Sunset Papers by Finnabair, and loads of the latest Prima products, and Gina's Design Chipboard that is packaged exclusively for the kits.
Here I have this month's sketch created just for the kit by our very own Sue Pup:
And here is my take on the sketch:
I loved all the Paris elements to this kit, so I created a dreamy, romantic scene using a post card theme, and a Vintage Image that I found on Pinterest a while back. I did lots of distressing, distress embossing, inking, fussy cutting, stamping, tearing and layering on this one.
Here you can see where I fussy cut out the Eiffel Tower image from some of the papers, as well as a postcard piece. I tore one of the sheets of paper into pieces, heavily inked the edges and stamped them with a script stamp. I used the Ingvild Bolme ink that was in the kit and loved how well it matched my colors and the Vintage, distressed look it gave my papers. The butterflies are Chocolate Truffle Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.
I layered in some of the trim from the Embellishment Add On and then some stash crochet lace and then really distressed up a chipboard bracket and script stamped it to match my post card look.
Textured Terra Cotta Flowers from my Etsy. The wooden Prima clocks were from a past kit, and I fussy cut out some of the postal stamps from the kit paper tucked it into a Tim Holtz Memo Holder then tucked in a burlap scrap for lots of texture.
This is a piece of the Gina's Design Chipboard from the kit that I distress embossed then added flowers to. The circle with the sentiment "Collect Moments not things" is one of the SEI stickers from the Embellishment Add On.
Here is a side shot so that you can see all the dimension and layering.
With this next layout, I took the kit in a Girlie Grunge direction. I did loads of machine sewing, texture paste work, distressing, paint dripping, and layering to achieve this look. The colors in these Prima papers are just so vibrant and striking~love them!!
The doillies are fussy cut pieces from the kit paper that I punched around the edges, added some of the SEI trim from the Embellishment add on two and then added flowers from my stash. The "strips" were created by cutting out some of the "lace" look papers, distressing the edges, then sewing on pieces of hand dyed seam binding to them.
At the corner of the photo is a damask pattern that was created with a stencil and you can see where I dripped pink acrylic paint onto my layout and just let it dry in blobs. The butterflies are Lili Ann Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Etsy Shop.
I loved the metal time pieces that were in the kit, and here I used them as rings to drape misted cheesecloth through then added a large flower from the Flora & Fauna, some stash, hand tinted roses, and one of the buttons from the Creativity Add on. I then took some chipboard bricks, punched some of the bricks out, texturized them and added the panel beneath the cheesecloth and the others randomly onto my layout.
Here is a closeup of all the sewing and distressing. The stick pin bellow the photo was created just for our kits by Mandy Harrell (Craftysprinkles). Thank you Mandy for the gorgeous pieces of jewelry you make for our kits each month!!
For this next project, I took the kit off the page and created an Altered Memory/Keepsake Box. I loved the Velvet Paper in the kit, it just reminded me of a sewing box for some reason, so I wanted to create a box that would remind one of their Mother's sewing box. The little tray was actually the Prima piece that housed some little wooden flowers. I just put my flowers into a baggy and then stained the tray in multiple layers of color and then script stamped it to give it a Vintage look.
I then added Vintage photos, lined some of the squares with pieces of the kit papers that had sewing elements on them, and then added little "sewing embellishments" from my stash. The little button with family fun on it, was from the Prima buttons in the Creativity add on and the trim inside the tray was from the Embellishment Add on. The large flower and leaves was in the Flora & Fauna Add On.
All the trims on the rim of the box were stash pieces. I just love to collect old crochet laces, trims, and Vintage lace. I have boxes full and just love them!!
For the sides and inside of the box, I repeated the multiple stain layers that I used on the tray, then stamped the sides with a Glitz Stamp that we had gotten in a past kit. I then added a stash button, a metal bobbin and a pearl to create a faux drawer pull look.
As usual, Mel has provided us with a kit that is as versatile as our imaginations. I just love that she gives us such unique elements in our kits, that take our work to another level.
We are having a Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance Blog hop on March 29th. There will be lots of hidden prizes and inspiration along the way, so I hope that you can join us!!
Thanks for the visit! Lots of big Southern Girl Hugs~ Renea