Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Heartfelt Goodbye And Sweet Layout~



Today, I have one of my last projects with Scraps Of Elegance to share with you. I have made the difficult decision of leaving the Design Team. I can't believe that it has been over 4 years, and I have loved being a part of such an amazing team. I hope that you have enjoyed all of my work with both the Scraps Of Darkness and Scraps Of Elegance Kits over the years and that I have inspired you in some small way. As a Design Team Artist that is my greatest hope, that I have inspired you to create and have taught you something new that you can take and use in your own work!!
A huge thank you to all of my followers, my sweet team members, but most of all to Melinda Kelly, for believing in me, supporting me and most of all for being my friend.

So, with that being said, here is my layout that I created with the November Kit~Tracey's Country Kitchen. I appologize for the photos, but it has been raining here for days to the point that it is starting to flood some of the areas around us, so I had a hard time getting good photos without shadows.


I started with a base layer of kit paper, then took a second layer and did some distressing and tearing, then inked the edges heavily. I then took some of the same ink and shaded in the area around my photo and the upper corner. Next, I did some stenciling with a past kit stencil and Ranger Texture Paste. I then misted some Corrugated Board with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Spray Stain, added some distressed and inked kit paper and then popped on my photo. I tucked in a Prima Metal Clock Face, and one of the Prima Metals from the Embellishment Add On that I went over with some Gesso.


Here you can see all the inking and stenciling up close. 


I added the large Burlap flower from the kit and some past kit flowers and twine and a sweet little Prima Robin Nest to form a flower layer at the bottom of the photo corner,
The Shabby Blue Roses Butterflies are from my Reneabouquets shops, and the Sweet Chipboard piece is a Blue Fern piece from a past kit that I painted with Gesso and then inked.



I tucked in pieces of the flower lace from the EAO under my tears for added texture and visual interest. 

Thank you for visiting!! I appreciate each and every one of you who have followed my work with the Scraps Of Darkness and Scraps Of Elegance Kits and hope that you will join me for 2016 as I start my new adventure as part of the Blue Fern Studios Design Team. Hugs ~Renea


4 comments:

Roosterhead Designs said...

Renea, This has to be one of the most beautiful l/o's (looks like a canvas?) I've ever seen! It's so gorgeous! I love it all~ A simply gorgeous shabby-luscious masterpiece my friend. I will look and look!
Renea, your work has always been a rich source of inspiration to me. I imagine it must be hard to say goodbye to DT work; but you must have your good reasons my friend~
I enjoy your blog so much and thank you for taking so much time to share with us; your creativity, your details and techniques, and especially - your heart : )
Blessings to you in your new endeavors! ~Karen

LISA said...

I will truly miss the magic you created with these gorgeous kits!! I will continue to follow your work as I absolutely adore every single piece you create!! Good luck in your future plans in this big beautiful crafty world!! xo

Diane said...

Oh what a wonderful layout and love all the embellishments.

Hugs diane

Ellie Black said...

This one thing looks very pretty . My co-worker at www.paperwriting.xyz said that those flowers are looking very pretty! It's a pity that your leaving design studio. Best wishes to you.