Saturday, June 22, 2013

Scraps Of Darkness Design Team Reveal With The June Kit-Firecracker!!

Have you seen the new Scraps Of Darkness June Kit-Firecracker yet?? If you haven't be sure to check it out, because it certainly lives up to it's name~it is hotter than a firecracker!!
This kit can be used in so many ways, and my first layout with it shows just how you can create a layout that shows off your patriotic side. 

It is based on this month's sketch by Suepup:

And features a photo of my Father In Law, Frank, when he was 25 and was in the Army. I just have to tell you that Frank is one of those men, who has been a true hero throughout his life, not only did he serve his country, but he has served his family to his utmost ability throughout his 73 years. As a teenager, his own father walked out on them, and Frank went to work and supported and helped to raise his brother's and sisters. He later married, had 2 children of his own, and when his marriage failed, he raised his children. He has raised one of his grandchildren, and when I was the ripe old age of 19, he accepted me into his family, and has always treated me like a daughter, never a daughter in law. He cried when his son asked me to marry him on Christmas morning, at his home, gave me things we could not afford, loved mine and David's son above and beyond.  I am so grateful for the values and responsibility that he instealed in his son, because he is a wonderful husband and father.
 Frank is truly the definition of what a hero is~a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his
brave deeds and 
noble qualities.
This July 4th, I salute my Father In Law~Frank Harrison.

The papers in the kit were perfect for Frank's military photo, and I got that wonderful filtered look on the large one by using the photo overlays in this month's embellishment add on. In the background, I did some stamping and splatter painting with the Jacquard paint from this month's Creativity Add On.

 I did lots of fussy cutting from one of the papers, accented the hexagon pieces with puff paint.  The mesh, stars and banners were from the kit. The dog tags, and Tim Holtz clip were from my personal stash.

The Bo Bunny Dimensional sticker from the E.A.O. , made a perfect embellishment with it's "Land that I love" sentiment. The circular pieces were left over Dusty Attic pieces that housed some chipboard gear frames that I painted white then distress painted with the Jacquard Paint from the Creativity Add On. 

The red and white flowers were from this month's Floral Add On, and the red flower was from last months kit. 

Here you can see all the dimensional layering that I did.

Thank you so much for letting me share my feelings and layout that salutes my Father In Law! I hope you have someone special in your life that you can truly call a hero :) Hugs, ~Renea


lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful work and what an inspiring story, what a wonderful man! :)

Caryn S said...

Your FIL sounds like an amazing person. Beautiful LO too!

Anonymous said...

You know, we don't run into very many hero's, real hero's, in our life time - but you FIL sure sounds like the real deal Renea!!
Wonderful story and beautiful page!