Scraps Of Darkness has revealed it's July Kit~Gypsy Summer, and it is a Summer beauty for sure with all those bold brilliant colors and patterns in the Graphic 45 papers and the so BoHo Chic feel of all the unique embellishments.
I just love the quote that Melinda put with the reveal this month. It is so inspiring and so wonderful:
“We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.” ~Gypsy Saying
The following is the FABulous sketch that came with this month's kit, created by our very own Charlotte Jenkins (Suepup):
And the following is my take on the sketch. It features a photo of one of my all time favorite artists, Madonna. The photo was from a shoot she did for Vogue Magazine, and it was originally in a black & white format seen in the smaller cut out, and I took it into Photoshop and colorized it to fit the mood of my layout.
I took 4 different pieces of paper from the kit and paper add on, and heavily distressed the bottom 3 stacking them for a worn look dimension. I then cut a reverse scallop circle into the center of the paper and rolled the scallops back to reveal the backside of the paper, and then heavily water distressed the sides and bunched them.
I used the yummy Petaloo butterflies from the embellishment add on as tie backs for my pleats, gave them burlap string "tails" and tied some coins from some trim that was in a past kit onto the tails to simulate the belt you see in the photo.
Here you can see the pleating, layering and paper rolling up close.
I took one of the Petaloo flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On, and then fussy cut out some of the floral designs from the G45 papers and layered them in. I used stickles and crystals to add lots of bling and detail.
At the bottom I layered in some of the beaded trim from the Embellishment Add on, and then fussy cut and accented some more of the G45 flowers. OK I must admit, I originally intended to use the sentiment piece from the kit just like it was, because it was perfect, but I tried to do some stamping on it, and really messed it up, so I grabbed some of the G45 stickers from the kit, and covered up the mess I had made so that I could still use the piece-lol!! I actually ended up loving it, but I didn't mean for it to work that way.
Here is a side shot so that you can see all the dimension that was created with all the layering, distressing and rolling.
I just love how Bohemian this layout turned out to be!! So hippie chic, bold and wonderful!!
Thank you so much for the visit and I hope you have a, oh so FABulous weekend~ Renea