Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February - A Touch of Grey!

Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to share with you this months strikingly gorgeous kit

A Touch Of Grey

This kit is jam packed full of awesomeness!

Look at all the contents.....

If you want a full list you can click here

now here are the add ons 

Color add on

Coordinating paper add on

Creativity Add On

Cardstock Add On

Embellishment Add On

Floral Add On

Patterned Paper Add On

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mandy's stunning February creations

Morning everyone!

today I am sharing a few of Mandy's exceptional creations using the February kit!

This layout Mandy used Charlottes fab sketch....

She was inspired to use a "circular" object like pictured in the sketch photo....So she decided to use one of her "saved" pizza cardboard packaging.  he misted and painted the corrugated cardboard to make it look more rustic!

She used the leaves from the floral add on and a little gesso

I love it when the designer upcycle - she used the packaging to punch the hearts and some drywall tape!  And check it out she even added some bark from her tree right behind the photo!

Her next breathtaking creation....

She used the stencil from the creativity add on

She also used MANY flowers from the floral add on

She also used the black ribbon from the creativity add on and added gesso

check back for more awesome creations from Mandy!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Charlottes Out of this world creations!

I love it when I get to share the dt creations
They are always inspiring and I really love it when I get to share things that so original....

case in point....

I would never have thought of an altered violin! so original and fabulous!

here is her super fab layout

and another phenomenal OTP

Thanks for stopping by

Laura's Style & Sophisitication Reveal!

This months kit rocked!

It was so much fun to work with!

Here is what I created....

This first one I created using the fabulous sketch from Suepup!

 I used the  Ingvild Bolme Chalk Fluid Edger - Teal Damask (from the kit) on the beautiful flowers from the floral add on as well as some gesso, die cut some leaves (also added gesso) and added some cheesecloth for texture.

My second project I used one of my favorite photos of our oldest son and I!

I did a lot of layers!
I also sprayed the doily with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Red Hot Poker Orange
from the color add on!

I tied the gorgeous ribbon from the embellishment add on into a bow and added it o my flower cluster!

The beautiful Cousin - Gunmetal Teardrop Charms were the perfect accent to the fabulous to the
Midwest Design - Touch of Nature Peacock Feather.

I inked each flower and the Kaisercraft: Wood Flourishes - Bottles with the
Prima: Ingvild Bolme Chalk Fluid Edger - Rusty Bucket all from the kit

Last week we partnered with the wonderful ladies at Stuck On U Sketches and here is what I created

I added some gesso to the chalkboard flower from the kit

I mixed some molding paste with some twinkling H20's and a stencil from a previous kit!

In this months kit is this awesome new product Tsukineko: Imagine Crafts Vertigo Translucent Patterned Sheet!  I ran it through my embosser and inked and sprayed it with mists, then I used my gesso on the edges!  I also gessoed my handmade flower edges.

I also cut the vertigo in the shape of hearts

The hearts I used a stencil from a previous kit and some molding paste, sprayed with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist - Midnight Rendezvous Raven from the color add on, then dry brushed with gesso!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sarah's style & Sophistication creations

I love Sarah's style!

she isn't afraid to try new things and have fun!

She used the Creativity Add-on and layered the two 6x6 canvases to make this "Couture" creation!

She primed the canvases then sprayed them and the flowers with  Lindy's Stamp Gang Jack in the Pulpit Teal mist (Colour Add-on)

She made these embellishments using the SOD December 2013 Creativity Add-on. The Martha Stewart Mold coordinated so well with the design on the frame that it was perfect for this project! She used the Paperclay with the mold and, once they dried, painted them with the Lumiere Halo Blue Gold Acrylic (January Creativity Add-on) and then rubbed them with the Silks Acrylic Glaze in Black Ice to Antique them.

Keeping with the altered theme her next project is an altered necklace holder

Beautiful right?


Monday, February 17, 2014

Kasia's beautiful January project.....

Kasia created this beautiful layout...

Look at the layering and the background work!

 love her photo

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Welcome to the Sketch it 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 are so happy to sponsor our friends at Stuck On U Sketches! 
  They are a very talented group!
For those of you that do not know us.....
 Scraps of Darkness is a monthly kit club that specializes in bringing you superior quality art kits designed for scrapbook artists who love mixed media, grunge, and other alternative styles.  If
you are looking for the ORIGINAL kit club that gives you an alternative to what all the other kit clubs are offering, look no further, because we are the kit club for you.

Scraps of Elegance is a monthly kit club that also brings you superior quality art kits, but they are styled in a more shabby chic and feminine fashion.

Our kits, along with our world class Design Teams, Educators, sketches, tutorials, forum, and gallery, will satisfy your artistic addiction!

And here is the gorgeous sketch from our friends at SOUS.....

We are happy to be sponsoring Stuck On U Sketches this month!
So don't forget to join any challenge at SOUS this month
for a chance to win!

The lovely ladies at SOUS 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)

This beautiful layout was created by Laura Gilhuly, a talented designer that is both on our team, and the team at SOUS...

She used our Style & Sophistication kit!

Rules for the hop
-Visit and comment on each blog
-Return to SOUS at the end and let them know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu Scrapsational
Karen Zueger-Brownell Lost Coast Scrapper
Mayra Duran-Hernandez  Mayra's Designs
Stephanie Eaken Bits & Pieces (Scraps)
Bente Fegerberg Paper and Glue Heaven
 Annette Gearside moment in time
 Patricia van Gelder Patricia's layout 
Laura Gilhuly AngelScraps
Tracey Gregory A lifetime of Pages
Helen Gullett Creating Joyfully 
Connie Hall Times To Cherish
Renea Harrison Renea Bouquets
Nanne Harry  Nanne's Creations
Tracey Kelly Trace-Elementz
Julie Kight Cards By Cricut
Nicolle Kramer NicolleLovesScrapbooking
Monica Lowrance  Happy Scrappn2
Neela Nalam MemorableScraps
Rosie Neustaedter As Seen In My Scrapbook
Lisa Novogrodski Living In Color
Erica Ortiz Mimi's Paper Dreams
Wendi Robinson Scrappy Day in Paradise
Sandi Smith Paper Memories
Jane Stirling Scossie Jane
Caroleanne Wright The Pretty Paper Patisserie

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!

Happy Hopping friends!