Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You Are Every Lovely Word I Could Ever Think Of ~ Scraps of Darkness

I have been creating with the utterly FANTASTIC Scraps of Darkness February Touch of Grey Kit, which features (among many other things) Kaisercraft's gorgeous "Art of Life" collection. I created this layout, featuring my handsome little boy, based on Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketch for March 1st. Here is my layout, entitled "You Are Every Lovely Word I Could Ever Think Of" (from one of the pieces from the "Art of Life" collectibles).
And here is the Kaisercraft Sketch:
I had lots of fun creating this layout - I took my inspiration from the Always paper and wanted the layout to look like a cluttered desktop - complete with spilled tea and tea rings! (My son saw me doing the tea staining and said "Mommy, what are you doing? You're supposed to drink tea!.")
I used pieces from the "Art of Life" Collectibles (Embellishments Add-On) and from the Loved paper to create the distressed layering under the photos, as well as some Dusty Attic Chipboard from my stash - which I painted with black gesso and then embossed with a light dusting of Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Golden Angel Wings (Colour Add-On). Once I had completed the layering, but before adding the photos, I splattered the layout with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst in Opal Sea Oats (CAO). I used photoshop to create the "polaroid" photos - using a polaroid frame template I found online and photos of my son, which I converted to black and white.
To embellish the layout, I wanted to make it look like someone had emptied their pockets onto the "desk", so I added a wooden domino that I distressed with sandpaper, tiny coins taken off an old necklace, a 7 Gypsies vintage safety pin, a metal key and keyhole and some wooden buttons (EAO), which I had soaked in tea to alter the colour. Finally, I added a Prima Flair button and two Prima mini-clothespins, rubbed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to the photos.

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Come back soon for some more inspiration with the Scraps of Darkness Touch of Grey Kit!

1 comment:

jorunn`s Fristed said...

Love it, your boy is cut..and all your detail.. Love!!