Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Educator!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so happy to announce our newest educator at Scraps of Darkness!
Shanna Shands!

Here is a bit about Shanna!

Hi everyone. My name is Shanna, and I am one of those stay at home mothers who went from all work and no play to all play and no work!  I have always loved various types of crafting but started really scrapbooking in 2004.  However, my true passion came forth when it was time for daughter’s first birthday in 2010. I could not find the right birthday invite so I went on a search to make some and the magic happened where I fell in love! That following year in 2011 I found copics and taught myself to color. I then began the collection of rubber stamps and papers, not looking back once.  Now I have stepped further into the creative world of art and enjoy creating pieces but not limited to: altered art, mixed media, ATCs, cards, scrapbook layouts, and other 3d projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Renea's Very Merry Christmas Stocking!

She created this super cute stocking using an image
from her sons old coloring book!!!!

so darling and fun!

this is how she created it.....

she traced her template onto the kit paper, creating a front an back side. Then glued just the edges, leaving the top side open for tags. She distressed and inked the edges then stamped with a script stamp, pleated some stash lace and added it to the top, added flowers from the kit, past kits and a Prima resin piece that I added Inka Gold to the edges on.

Here are her gorgeous tags

She stamped some tags with a swirl pattern, then with a script pattern, added some hand dyed seam binding, trim from the kit and little metal bells.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kit Reveal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone!

Today is the reveal day for Decembers beautiful and snowy kit

Winter Wonderland!

check out all this frosty goodness.............

isn't it awesome??????????

did you see the snowflakes?  the fur? the doilys?  so much fun............

now check out the add ons.........

Color add on

Coordinating paper add on

cardstock add on

Floral add on

Paper add on

oh I can't wait to create with  my kit!

Monday, December 16, 2013

More from Sandi!

Today I am sharing some more Christmas cheer!

this time from Sandi!

Check out this stunning canvas......

The background consists of layers of paper, paint, texture paste, stamps, glitter...

she cut strips from the different papers and layered to form a tree and did some shading with Faber Castell Big Pitt pens which can be found in the Scraps of Elegance store

I love how she used the snowflake stamp!

using her finger with the inka gold she rubbed it on some of the canvas

Check out this layout!

Check out the fussy cutting!

its beautifully merry!

Thanks for stopping by!

another layout fron Karen

Hi everyone!  
Today I am sharing another layout from her style!

check out the background work.....

I love how she tore the the papers and inked!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beautiful creations by Keren!

Good morning everyone!

today I am sharing a couple of gorgeous creations by Keren!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will love them!

First up is a super fabulous merry tag!

Check out the glittery flowers and sweet butterfly...

everything is so glittery and merry!

and more..............

Next up is a stunning layout..........

This is an amazing clustering using the elements from the kit

Check out her amazing background work....

Thanks for stopping by!

Natural Patterns with a Paint Roller Tutorial by Vivian

Good morning everyone!

Today I am sharing a fabulous video by Vivian!  You will love it!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Here are my two creations.....

This first one is of our oldest.....

when is older he is going to drive the girls nuts with his blond curls
and good looks!  that and he has a big heart!!!

I cascaded the flowers from the kit that I sprayed with the mist from the color add on,
added a little gesso and rubbed with the inka gold in blue from the kit...I added the butterflies, a few flowers from my stash, the rope is from a previous kit and some die cut leaves

I tore a little paper and added one of the Glitz Designs giant rhinestones and sprayed the color resist frame and also rubbed it with inka gold and gesso

My next layout is of my beautiful grandaughter

I clustered the floral add on flowers (with a few from my stash)
I misted some cheese cloth with the mists from the color add on and also the color wash tag!

I used the stencil from last months kit and some gesso and tucked in one of the frames

more clustering!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kathys beautiful creations

Good morning everyone!
Today I am sharing a few layouts by Kathy!
She is such a talented sweet lady!

First up we have her sketch interpretation.

Look at those sweeties smiles! So adorable! and so is this layout!

I love how she used the brooch in the middle of her bow and the beautiful punch work on the framing of the photo

Next up we have a very elegant layout!

I love the cascading flowers, the touches of gold, and the beautiful photo!

Lastly I am showing you super sweet multi-photo layout!

Love the punch work she did and those super sweet photos!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Karen's gorgeous creations!

So today I am going to  wow you with Karen's gorgeous creations......

I'm telling you they are amazing!

The first up just melted my heart.....not only is the layout outstanding that photo is so precious!

Check out the butterflies as centers of her beautiful handmade flowers

I love how she altered the title fabulous!

and check out the imaginative

next up is her creation using the pink paislee color wash papers

I love how she sprayed the mist on cardstock then used it behind the tag

check out these details

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Getting to know Debbie

Our newest SOE DT member Debbie Sherman, is a friend of mine and
 is such a sweet and talented lady!  
I really wanted everyone to get to know her a bit so I asked her a few questions!


Oh do I have to choose???I have to say Mountain Hideaway...I live 15 minutes from the beautiful Rocky Mountains and I can never get enough of them.


The last person I talked to was my youngest sister...she is going through a rough time last night so I try and talk with her alot!


I love Winter! The snow, the fireplace going, comfort cooking! I love it all!


My favorite sound is Water running. I'm a true Pisces.


Favorite Food- is Eggplant Parmigiana.

now onto her gorgeous reveal......     

First up is her sketch interpretation

 check out all the gorgeous details!!!

      I love how she frosted all the flowers!

next up is this gorgeous creation

 and more of the fabulous details

this is a gorgeous cluster......

I love how she tucked in doileys

 a close up of the beautiful flowers

and her final reveal for today

she tucked the photo behind the Santa!

I love how she used diamond dust on the poinsetta

Thanks for stopping by!