Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance March Reveal

Over at Scraps Of Elegance Spring has arrived in the form of the oh so beautiful March Kit-Spring's Promise. It is packed full of the latest Graphic 45 Secret Garden & Prima products, and it will have you peeling off those Winter blues and trying on all those yummy pastels!!

Here is this month's inspirational sketch by the talented Suepup created exclusively for this kit:

And here is my take on the sketch:

It features a image that I purchased from, and then colorized digitally. I used layers of kit paper, the lace, some of the stickers and Prima Chipboard, and the butterflies that were all included in the kit. I then added in flowers from the Flora & Fauna, one of the little metal frames, and the Magnolia wired gems from the Embellishment add on.

I created a floral wire circle and unwrapped some of the wire gem pieces then rewrapped them around the floral wire piece to form my circles. All the chipboard you see around the edges of the layout and on the chicken wire ribbon are from my Scrapmatts DT stash.

Close up of the floral work

The Champagne Dreams Butterflies are the set that were created for the kit, and you can also purchase those from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

Here I layered one of the stickers from the kit onto one of the Prima metal frames from the emebellishment add ons.

With keeping with the Secret Garden look of these papers, I just had to add on a metal key tied with a ribbon! The key is from my stash and was purchased from an Etsy Shop called Ingredients For Lovely. I always try to support other artists, because I know how important that support is for a small business owner. 

And here is a shot that shows all the dimension.

This layout features the lovely Miss Emmie, playing flower girl at my Aunt Annie's daughter Michelle's wedding. My son took the photos for the wedding, and I loved these of Emmie, but there was a lot of background noise, so I just cut them down right around Emmie to give me a slim line look that made it easier to scrap multiple photos and cut out some of the activity in the background.

Ther is lots of tearing, random punching and layering in this layout. Here you can see how I layered in Emmie's photo. 

I added lots of flower, bling and lace. The butterflies are Lavender Ice Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

Here is some more of the flower layering. The Assorted chipboard words, are from my Scrapmatts DT stash.

I used a Prima Resin Frame from the Scraps of Elegance store to create a little frame for one of my words.

 And here is a shot that shows all the dimension inside the layout.

When I saw this kit, I knew I had to create an off the page project with it. There are just so many little detail pieces that were screaming~ create something with lots of little treasures in it!!! I decided on a Secret Garden Mini Album. I wanted to capture the feeling that the book evoked in me as a little girl, and hope you enjoy the sweet, innocence of it. 

The base for the mini album is actually a Scrapmatts Printer tray that I decided to take the pieces of and turn into different pages of my mini album. You know me, I never like to use things for what they were intended-lol!!

The cover has tons of fussy cutting, seed beed and stickle detail, and incorporates kit paper, and Flora & Fauna flowers. The butterflies are Lili Ann Glitter Glass Butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

Here you can see just how fat my album is~

And I will just let you browse through the pages:



 I love how the album turned out! It so reminds me of a garden that you can disappear into, discover all kinds of nooks and crannies, and daydream to your hearts content.

Thank you so much for stopping by for my Scraps Of Elegance reveal. I am always honored and humbled by all the sweet comments and big fat hugs that I receive from all of my scrappy friends! All of you are true treasures ~Hugs ~Renea


Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous projects - especially the 2nd LO with all that layering & those butterflies are yummy:):) your mini is fabbo, too....just like a miniature garden:):):)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

AMAZING work! WOW! LOVE LOVE the colours you drew from each collection. The album is simply divine. WELL done!

Bellaidea said...

Love what you did with papers on 1st lo, love combo from the second and your album is so pretty too!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh my goodness, Renea! You always make the most beautiful projects, from layouts to mini-albums, you put your all into each and everything that you do, I can tell! And they are always made with love, too!

Shona said...

oh these are all just so so elegant and gorgeous!

HappyScrappin said...

Gosh you are so talented. Love everything you do. Truly inspiring.
Always gorgeous projects.
Hugs Mary aka Abbygirl

Pat said...

Love the pages you did! The mini album is stunning!!

lost coast scrapper said...

AMAZING work with that beautiful kit Renea, love the mini!!!!!

Karen T said...

I'm playing catch up! Your Secret Garden album is amazing!