Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Love Is A Dog Mini Album~Created With The Scraps Of Elegance Every-True Kit

As an animal lover, I was particularly enamored with the Cat & Dog themed pieces of this month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit and well those Yummy colors were just icing on the cupcake!! So, I decided to do a Dog themed Mini Album with lots of textures, colors, and dimensions. 

I created a burlap coated mini album cover and back side and then got to layering with all the vibrant papers from the kit.

Throughout this mini, I used the following from the kit:
  • Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection:  Corona, Perfecto, Figurados, Panatela, Presidente, Robusto
  • Graphic 45: Raining Cats & Dogs Collection: Well-Bred, Cat's Meow, Precious Pets, Pitter-Patter
Reneabouquets: Our signature hand-crafted butterflies, made specially for this kit
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection - 3x4 Journaling NotecardsPrima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection - Lonsdale Flowers
Graphic 45: Raining Cats & Dogs Collection - Chipboard Tags #2

I also used items from this month's Embellishment & Floral Add On.

Here is the back side.

Side View:
Trims from the Reneabouquets Etsy and Store are:

Reneabouquets Trim- Natural Cotton Crochet Cluny Lace 001

Reneabouquets Trim- Natural Cotton Crochet Cluny Lace 004

Page 1 features a pocket with 2 double side tags.
Page 2 features a space for photos and a space for journaling.
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.

With tags pulled out from the pocket.

Page 3 features gorgeous lace trim, a large space for a photo and a flower with leaves.
Page 4 features  gorgeous lace trim, a large space for journaling and a flower with leaves.
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.

Page 5 features Reneabouquets Trim, a kraft pocket topped with G45 pieces, and holds a double sided tag, and there is a Prima flower and hand dyed seam binding tag pull. 
Page 6 Features a clip that holds 7 double sided journaling cards for small photos and memory keeping. 
A small journaling tag is attached to the D-Rings.

A shot of all the double sided pieces.

Page 7 is a pocket that houses a large, double sided piece for photos and journaling.
Page 8 has gorgeous black trim, a Petaloo flower and two spaces for photos.

View with Double Sided Pull Out.

Thank you for dropping by!! Whether you are a Dog or Cat lover, I just know that you will have fun creating with the elements in this kit!! I think my next project just might be Cat themed!! Hugs ~Renea

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Creating Good Memories With The Scraps Of Elegance December Kit~Ever True

This month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit~Ever-True has the Prima Cigar Box Secrets line and the Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs line mixed in with lots more yumminess to create an amazingly beautiful kit that is both versatile and totally FAB!!

One of my sweet Reneabouquets Customers, DeLoris Scherschligt, wanted me to create a custom layout for her that featured a photo of her Mother with all the Grandkids for Christmas. She was like, "I am so sorry, but the photo has so much orange in it!". My response was, no problem, I actually love to scrap those earthy tones and I am sure I can come up with something that will compliment all that orange. So the following layout is what I came up with to keep with the colors and feel of the natural photo, and yet pull those "oranges" off. 

I did lots of layering, misting, seed bead work, staining, crackle painting, rubbin, distressing, stenciling and layering on layers of the Kit papers and corrugated board.

Here you can see all the floral layering and textures. All of the flowers except one were from the kit, and Floral Add. 
I added in a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate, stenciled with a Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil  and Ranger Texture Paste and then misted the stenciling with Distress Stain in Rusty Hinge, and added some Reneabouquets Gold Microbeads to some of my edges. 

Here you can see where I painted with Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy Crackle, and then rubbed it with Inka Gold from a past kit. I then layered some of the Stickers from the Embellishment add on, and a Reneabouquets Memory Keeper Trinket Pocket Watch. The Memory Box Butterflies are my Reneabouquets Handcrafted butterflies and were created, and are included in this month's Kit. 

More Distress Crackle work with another sticker from the EAO.

And here you can see all the dimension and textures!

I don't know about you, but as Christmas creeps closer and closer, I can barely find the time to scrap, but I can not wait to get to play with this kit some more!! No matter what Holiday you celebrate at this time of the year, I hope you find joy and peace and lots of time with the ones you love!! Hugs ~Renea

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Documented With The Scraps Of Darkness November Kit~Serenade

Our Scraps Of Darkness November kit is here! And, I just love the colors in this kit, so perfect for just about anything, especially those Winter projects that I am in the mood to work on right now!!
Included in this month's kit:
5 double sided papers from Blue Fern StudiosSanctuary Collection
5 double sided papers from 
BoBunny's Rose Cafe Collection
BoBunny: Rose Cafe Collection - Noteworthy Die CutsBoBunny: Rose Cafe Collection - Film Stickers (1m roll)Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard - Flourish MedleyMaya Road: Vintage Metal Charms - Bronze Love Heart Circle (3 charms)Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms Flowers - ButtercreamBoBunny: Double Dot Pearlescent Paint TubePrima: Chalk Fluid Edger - Old RoadMay Arts:
 Burlap Sting - Light Blue - 2 yards

The following is a layout that I created using the kit and this month's floral add on. It features a beautiful Winter photo of  my sweet, scrappy sister, Lisa Novogrodski's gorgeous (just like her mother),  daughter Brianna.  Thank you Lisa for allowing me to scrap one of your wonderful photos!

I used layers of kit papers that I distressed and then inked really heavily using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink . I then took some paper doillies and inked them up and then, using spray adhesive, so that they look like they are part of the paper design, added them on.

Next, came a corrugated board layer that I misted with Prima Color Bloom Spray in Teal, then inked over it with the Vintage Photo Ink. I then painted the edges with Prima White Sand Paste and sprinkled Reneabouquets Chunky Diamond Glitter Glass over it to get a "snow" look. The Teal paste is actually the Bo Bunny Pearlescent medium that was in the kit and I just mixed it with sand and then heated it up with a heat gun to get that crazy textured look.

The chipboard piece is from the kit and I distress painted it with Dina Wakley White Gesso,  and then rubbed my Vintage Photo ink pad over to get the color variation.
I added a flower from this month's Floral Add On, a past kit script flower and a Prima Tatiana Flower to the corner.

I gave my whole layout a "snowy" look by taking Ranger Texture Paste  and stipple painting it randomly onto areas of my layout. I cut a piece of the film strip from the kit, crumpled it to get the wavy look and then repeated the stippling and texture paste on it. 

I added a "Documented" Bo Bunny piece from the kit and then added on the large Prima Tatiana Flower from the pack, another Floral Add On Flower and another past kit flower, and then tucked in a little Prima Resin Oval Frame and added one of the sweet metal charms from the kit to the middle. 

The Sheer Romance Lace is from my Reneabouquets Shops.

Here you can see all the dimension that the textures and layers add.

Oh tis the Season, for frosty layouts, yummy colors, and lots gorgeousness~Tis the Season for Scraps Of Darkness Kits. So perfect for gift giving or for creating gorgeous, hand crafted gifts!! Hugs ~Renea

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