Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance May Reveal With The Yesterdays Kit

Scraps Of Elegance has unveiled it's, so very gorgeous, May Kit-Yesterdays!

 This kit is loaded with so many stunning and feminine items that include Prima Fairy Rhymes and Pink Paislee Hope Chest Papers, intricate Cardstock Doilies and chipboard bird cages from Gina's Design, and made just for this kit Fairy Butterflies by Reneabouquets Etsy Shop. 

Here is this month's inspirational sketch created just for the Yesterdays Kit by Suepup
And below is my take on the sketch, titled Shadow & Light:

I love the art of dance and when I saw this photo on Pinterest, I just knew I had to use it. I love the play of light, the shabbiness of the worn wall, and the beauty and line of the dancer depicted. I did lots of punching and the Doilies in the kit made a wonderful, delicate backdrop for the photo. 

Here you can see where I did lacing with hand dyed seam binding, and then created a lush floral arrangement using lots of flowers from the kit and Flora & Fauna Add Ons. The large script flower is one that I created out of tea stained tea bags. I will have a tutorial for that in the next week or so, showing how I created that layerlicious flower.

Here I used the wonderful chipboard birdcage from the kit. I painted it then decorated it with seed beads and flowers, as well as one of the Fairy Butterflies that you can find in my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

That sweet little charm was in this month's Embellishment Add On.

Close up of those amazing flowers~really love the shabbiness of them!!

I always like to do a shot that shows off the dimension that you can achieve with layering.

In the Scraps Of Darkness/ Scraps Of Elegance forums, I host an ATC swap, and this is one that I created to swap with my scrappy sister Kathy Mosher (KathyInAlaska). Kathy had created me a magical fairy tag, and when I got this kit, I just knew I had to create her one as well. Kathy is just the sweetest Mama Bear, and I just love her maternal personality. She has that special way of making you feel loved, even though you have never met her~she is magical!! 

Thank you for taking the time to drop by and to visit me!! I can't wait to get to create some more with this amazing kit. Why does life have to be so busy??!!  Hugs ~ Renea


Wilma Voermans said...

You are so right, at work I always think: why can't I be at home covered in paints and inks all the time?
Anyhow, it doesn't matter what you make, full of wild colors, masculine or shabby can do it all! Thats what I so like about your pages, I never get bored in your style.

Linda Pekrul said...

So STUNNING! Love, love, love!

Anja said...

Gorgeous, the doilies, the ribbon like a ballet shoe, the flowers. I am happy to learn about your flower instruction!!

Lizzy Hill said...

SUPERB....that flower cluster...yummy...& it all soooo sets off that photo so perfectly:):):)

Anonymous said...

Renea, I am often 'blown away' by your work! but this one has especially moved me! I think it may be my favorite L/O of yours; if I could ever pick one~
It is remarkable~
The contrast between the shabby dingy wall, and the beauty of the 'dancer' and all the detail you created around her is stunning!
Truly beautiful, and art!~

Anonymous said...

I love all the dif. layers and textures you have on the ATC! She will love it~

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful!!

Willea said...

Amazing work with this beautiful kit, Renea!!!