Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Steampunk Dress - Mixed Media Canvas ~ Scraps of Darkness

I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today that I had so much fun making with papers, embellishments and media from the June Perfectly Stunning Kit from Scraps of Darkness. One of my favourite 'paper artists' is Gabrielle Pollacco - and my canvas was inspired by this tutorial on her youtube channel. So, here is my 'darker' interpretation of her tutorial - a Vintage Steampunk Dress Mixed Media Canvas.
I started off by adding some bits of drywall tape to the canvas and then priming it with the Art Anthology Gesso included in the Creativity Add-on. Then I misted the canvas with three Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists (from my stash) - Midnight Rendezvous Raven and Cocoa Bean Copper Starbursts and Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz. I added torn bits of the "Chrononaut" paper from the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection which I distressed and inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I added the torn papers to the canvas with matte Mod Podge - I love how they look like old leather! I then did some masking with a mask from my stash and a mix of two of the Art Anthology paints from the Colour Add-on - the Stone Effects Dimensional Medium in Sandstone mixed with the Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona. Here are some different angles of the full canvas.

Now we come to the dress! I fussy-cut the corset from the "Elegance" Bo Bunny paper and inked it with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added some dimension to the bodice by flipping it over and rubbing 'appropriate' areas with a ball tool. I created the skirt using a section of a sewing pattern and some black lace from a previous SOD Kit (Oct. '13) and splattered it with the black and copper mists. I added the chain from the Creativity Add-on to the watch fob from the Embellishment Add-on and used it as a belt for the dress. To embellish the canvas, I added the small black wings (Embellishment Add-on) and Prima flowers (Main Kit & Flower Add-on). The letters for the title (inked with distress ink and painted with black/copper mist mixture) are from my stash and the bling is from a previous SOD Kit. I also added in parts of a Dusty Attic Chickenwire panel that are embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot. Here are some close-ups of the dress and embellishments on the canvas.

I hope you liked my Vintage Steampunk Dress Mixed Media Canvas - I had such a blast creating it! I definitely want to create more canvases like this!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Everyday Moments Make the Best Memories ~ Scraps of Darkness

This is the second layout I've created using the Scraps of Darkness June Perfectly Stunning Kit. The style of this layout is inspired by the work of Georgia Heald. I've used the Kaisercraft Heirloom collection papers and collectables, burlap ribbon and Prima flowers from the kit/add-ons, along with the gesso and two colours of gelatos (Iced Coffee and Iced Chai) from the Creativity Add-on. I also used some Distress Ink (Walnut Stain), Prima stamps, white ink, black ink, drywall tape, metal fence, and chipboard tickets and birds from my stash. Here is the layout, featuring my adorable son, and some close-ups!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today - I appreciate your visits and comments so much.

Happy Scrapping!

Collector of Memories - Camera ATC ~ Scraps of Darkness

I have a really quick share for you - an ATC created with the Marion Smith Designs Nirvana papers, which are included in the Scraps of Darkness June Perfectly Stunning Kit. This ATC was created for the June ATC swap - so my partner is getting it a bit late - hope she likes it!
I fussy cut the paper pieces from the Nirvana papers. The embellishments include some handmade flowers,  a metal flower, a wooden film strip piece, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and a Tim Holtz rub-on from a previous SOD Kit.

That's it for now! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Remember ~ Scraps of Darkness

This is my first layout with the gorgeous Scraps of Darkness Perfectly Stunning Kit for June 2014. This will also be my last kit designing for Scraps of Darkness - I have had an amazing year with SOD and can't say enough about how wonderful Melinda (the owner) and the SOD/SOE Design Teams are - they have made my DT experience truly fantastic!

Now, to share my first layout - based on Suepup's Sketch for the June Kit. Here is my layout, using the kit's fantastic Marion Smith Designs Nirvana papers, Prima flowers and embellishments (Main Kit, Flower Add-on and stash) and the Art Anthology media included in the Colour Add-on.
And here is the June Sketch:
Rather than using paper for the large circle element in the background, I started out by masking a large clock face using a The Crafter's Workshop 12 x 12 Time Travel  template with the Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint in Kona. I used the Tim Holtz Clockwork layering stencil (previous SOD kit) with the same paint on the right side of the layout. Once that had dried, I used the Prima Stain 12 x 12 Mask and misted the background page with the Art Anthology Mocha Colorations Spray. Then I started layering my torn and distressed papers along the bottom, adding in some drywall tape and pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (Sketchbook pack). Once that was in done, I did some more masking in a few places using The Crafter's Workshop 12 x 12 Well Rounded template with the Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Medium  in Sandstone and then some stamping with black ink and a mesh stamp. The last bit of layering was the distressed matting for the photo and the fussy-cut clocks. As a final touch I did some splattering using Liquitex Ink in Carbon Black. To complete the layout, I added the photo, the Prima Flowers and Embellishments and included a chipboard heart from my stash that I painted with the Kona paint. Here are some close-ups!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today - I appreciate your visits and comments so much.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dreams & Wishes ~ Scraps of Darkness

Today, I am sharing one more layout made with the Scraps of Darkness May Kit "Twisted & Tangled". I used the Fabscraps papers, chipboard title and layering pieces from the kit, along with some flowers, mists, washi tape, and mixed media supplies from my stash.
 I based this layout on the July Sketch at Scrap 365.
Here are some close-ups!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mixed Media Tag ~ Scraps of Darkness

I am sharing a mixed media tag created with the Scraps of Darkness Twisted & Tangled Kit (May 2014). I used the 7 Dots Studio paper, cheesecloth, Petaloo flowers, Dylusions Mists and Shimmerz Paint from the kit, along with a few items from my stash, to create this tag.
I started out by gluing the 7 dots studio paper to a plain tag base. I added cheesecloth, flowers, pearls, chipboard and butterflies to the tag and then misted everything with Dylusions Ink Spray in Posioned Jade. I added some white gesso tot he chipboard, butterflies and pearls and blended it on the tag. Then I misted again with the Jade Dylusions. Once that was dry, I added the sentiment and some of the Shimmerz Paint in Green Olive to the Chipboard and on top of the sentiment to help it blend. I did some masking on the right side of the tag with a Prima mask and some Heavy Gel Medium - to which I added clear microbeads. I then added some Prima Pebbles and clear half beads from a previous SOD kit. Finally I misted the left side of the tag and splattered the whole tag with Dylusions Ink Sprays in Slate Grey and Black Marble. Here are some close-ups.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Moments ~ Scraps of Darkness

June has been an incredibly busy month for me and I am late in sharing another layout created with the fabulous Scraps of Darkness May "Twisted and Tangled" Kit! I just love the 7 Dots Studio Cold Country papers in this kit and I had so much fun playing with different media on this layout - including two of the gorgeous colours of Shimmerz included in the kit (Sugar Plum - Main Kit and Ultra Marine - Colour Add-on).
I started with some gesso on the base page and then layered strips of the Cold Country papers with some strips cut from the cheesecloth in the kit. I added a light coat of gesso to the layers and then used the Shimmer paints to paint along the edges of the strips. I did some masking with light molding paste and some stamping with the butterfly stamp and sentiment included in the Embellishment Add-on. I wanted to add some more texture to the layout, so I added some lines of heavy gel medium and sprinkled clear microbeads on them - LOVE how this added texture and shine to the layout. Finally, I added in some flowers from the Main Kit and Flower Add-on and one of the Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings Jeans plates as embellishments. Here are some close-ups!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure and stop by the Scraps of Darkness Facebook Community for more inspiration with this kit!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May Scraps of Darkness Kit Reveal ~~~ And Wild Child Layout

May 2014 - Twisted and Tangled Kit
Tangles are all the rage, and our May kit brings this fun style right to your front door! We've paired the oh-so-gorgeous Cold Country Collection from 7 Dots Studio with the funky and colorful Retro Twist Collection from Fabscraps, and then added embellishments both traditional and unique - a Zen Doodle collage sheet created just for us, some hand-painted, hand-cut glass tiles, Prima/Ingvild Bolme metal Jean Plates, and more... And don't forget to check out our May Kit Add Ons - they all coordinate beautifully with our Main Kit, and we have a fabulous Marker Airbrush tool in the Creativity add on kit!
Main Kit
Patterned Paper
Coordinating Paper
Floral Add On
Color Add On
Creativity Add On
Wild Child
My first layout with the Twisted and Tangled Kit features a fun photo of my son acting silly - sticking out his tongue that had turned blue thanks to his freezie! I had lots of fun playing with the 7 Dots Studio papers and the Dylusions from the Colour-Add-On - adding lots of texture, colour and layers to this layout. I also used this month's SOD Sketch as the inspiration for the layout design. Here is my layout and this month's sketch!
And here are some close-ups of my layout!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - I can't wait to get back to creating with this kit - it is fantastically fun! Don't forget to visit the new Scraps of Darkness Facebook Community - we have lots of fun happenings and you do not have to be a kit club member to join!!!