Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Scraps of Darkness February Kit Reveal!

" A Touch of Grey"
Mark your calendars- our new reveal date for the monthly kit is the 25th of the month 
Take a look at this months beauty Melinda has put together for us- featuring Kaisercraft and Authentique!

Main Kit

Pattern Paper Add On

Coordinating Paper Add On

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On

Creativity Add On
I can't wait to get creating with this amazing kit!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck On U Sketches & Scraps of Darkness Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches
and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!
February 14-16
Midnight to Midnight
We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!
As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 

So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month for a chance to win that candy!

We are offering candy for this hop as well for hop participants! A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 

Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.
(sorry, North America only)
Rules for the Hop:
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Follow Stuck on U Sketches
-Follow Scraps of Darkness
-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!
Blog Hop Order:
Sarah Routledge     YOU ARE HERE!
Here is my layout created with the SOUS Sketch and the Scraps of Darkness January Style & Sophistication Kit (along with some bits from previous SOD Kits)!

Let Me Count the Ways. . .
And here is a close-up!
We thank you all so much for taking the time to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create a project using our sketch so if you do make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Best Friends ~ Scraps of Darkness

As promised, here is Part II of my Scraps of Darkness DT Reveal for the Style & Sophistication Kit. I created this layout using the gorgeous Authentique "Classique Elegant" collection and based it on this month's SOD sketch by Suepup.
I used the ombre paper and a Crafter's Workshop 12 x 12 mask, along with molding paste that I tinted with acrylic paint, to create the ombre Damask background. Once I had all the layers in place, but before adding the picture/embellishments, I splattered the LO with Lindy's Stamp Gang  Midnight Rendezvous Raven Starburst Mist (Colour Add-on).
The flower clusters are a combination of flowers from the January 2014 and December 2013 Flower Add-ons. The black lace "leaves" are sections of lace leftover from the October 2013 SOD kit. I have also tucked several of the beautiful Cousin Metal Charms (Embellishment Add-On) into the floral clusters. The title was made with the Authentique Letter stickers (Embellishment Add-on).

Thanks so much for your visit today! Happy Scrapping!

Couture Necklace Rack ~ Scraps of Darkness

Today is the Design Team Reveal day for the gorgeous Scraps of Darkness January Style and Sophistication Kit. I am going to be sharing two projects with you today; first up, is a Necklace Rack I created using the amazing Graphic 45 "Couture" collection paper and Petaloo flowers from the kit, together with a $6 wooden plaque from the craft store and some knobs from the hardware store!

I started by drilling the five holes in the wooden plaque. (It is always fun when you get to use power tools when crafting!) I  primed the wooden plaque with black gesso and then used mod podge to adhere the Graphic 45 paper to the top. I sanded the edges to reveal some of the wood beneath the paint and to lightly distress the edges of the paper. I sealed everything with a coat of mod podge and then added the knobs.
To create the flower clusters, I fussy cut the ticket from one of the "Couture" papers and used a tag from the "Pockets and Tags" sheets - I inked the edges of these with Prima's Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink in Rusty Bucket (Main Kit) . I used the Petaloo Darjeeling Wild Blossoms - Paprika (Flower Add-on) along with two of the Kaisercraft wooden bottles (inked with the Rusty Bucket Chalk Ink and stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp and black ink). Lastly, I added in some feathers from my stash.
I've already put this Couture Necklace Rack to good use, as I desperately needed someplace to store my necklaces!

Come back later today to see another project created with the Scraps of Darkness Style and Sophistication kit - an "Elegant" mixed media layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I appreciate your visits and comments so much!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine ATC

I have a super-quick share for you tonight - a Valentine ATC that I made for Renea (aka ReneaBouquets) for the Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Jan.-Feb. ATC Swap!
 The base is part of a Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party 6x6 paper. I masked the large heart using glass bead gel that I coloured with Acrylic paint. I used a section of lace from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy store and some ribbon flowers from an older SOD Kit and more flowers, a small cameo and pearls from my stash. The little girl is a die-cut by K&Company. Here is an angled shot so that you can see it without as much glare off the glittery elements!
That's it today - short and sweet! Hope you like your ATC Renea!