Saturday, August 31, 2013

You're My Treasure Layout and Mixed Media Recipe Book ~ Scraps of Darkness Rustic Kit ~

Today, I am sharing two more projects created with the Scraps of Darkness August 2013 Rustic Kit. This kit is so fantastic to work with and I especially loved this month's creativity add-on!
First up is the second layout I have created with this kit, entitled "You're My Treasure". I just love this sweet picture of my son - and the Kaisercraft "Basecoat" papers were perfect foundation to create a masculine, mixed media layout to showcase the picture. 
I started off by doing some masking with a stencil from my stash and some modeling paste. Then I misted the layout with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mist included in the Main Kit and some blue mist I made using Luminarte Primary Elements Artist Pigments. I then did some stamping with two of the new Prima Clear Stamps from Finnabair's Elementals collection and some Memento Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa.
Once I had finished creating the background, I layered some strips of paper and added the photo, which I wrapped with twine and added two mini-paper clips to (from the Creativity Add-On). I had a few 'bare spots' so I went back and did a little bit more stamping before adding the final embellishments.
For the embellishment cluster, I used Petaloo flowers (Flower Add-on), burlap butterflies and Mandy's Signature Stick-Pin (Embellishment Add-On) and some Prima Metal pieces ('Special Screws' from the Main Kit and the key from my stash). I spritzed the butterflies with the Lindy's Starburst Mist and then stamped them with one of the Prima stamps I had used to create the background. The title was created with Authentique 'Natural Elements' stickers (Main Kit). 
Next, I have a Recipe Book created using this month's Creativity Add-On and using techniques I learned in one of the classes I was lucky enough to take with Finnabair in July. I used Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze for the paint colours on this layout and a combination of embellishments from the Creativity Add-On and from my stash to create the collage. The chain on the 'spine' of the book is saved from a purse I had that I used until it fell apart - but I saved this gorgeous chain as I knew I'd find a use for it!
That's it for me today - I'll have a few more projects made with this kit to share over the next couple of weeks. It is such fun to create with! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I appreciate your visits and comments so much!


Cathi ONeill said...

Great projects, love them both!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous projects Sarah. Love the picture of your son ... so cute!!! Love the background and the pretty cluster too! Your recipe book cover is amazing with all the little kitchen utensils .. fabulous!! ox

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely love your layout! The photo is fabulous and you scrapped it beautifully with the kit! And your book is amazing!!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

working the magic sarah, great projects