Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Travel Mini Album Tutorial - July 'The Wayfarer' kit

Tatiana here with you today. I hope you have wonderful vacation and now have some fabulous photographs to save. I prepared for you new step by step video tutorial, where you can find all the details of creating travel mini album.

For my mini I used Blue Fern Studios paper included in the July Scraps of Darkness kit 'The Wayfarer'. The cover is embellished with Blue Fern Studios chipboard, burlap, 49 and Market flower and layered embellishments. I also used key, piece of Prima chipboard and washi tape from old Scraps of Darkness kits. When I start new project I always look at leftovers from old kits too and very often products from different kits combine well.

There are many secrets and pockets in my mini. All the details you can find in the video.

Craft and wood embellishments suit well to the paper and other products included in the July kit.

Here is step by step tutorial, you can find also in it mini album review in the beginning of the tutorial.

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mixed Media Layout Tutorial - July The Wayfarer Kit

This week I have a great pleasure to play with July Scraps of Darkness kit 'The Wayfarer'.

I found photo of my daughter in the field and decided to create layout with some elements in eco style. I used  burlap, wooden and cork embellishments for it.

I also used wonderful 49 and Market layered embellishments and flower.

For the final touches I used background stamping, splashes and pearls.

Here is the video tutorial with process. Have fun :)!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

2 Elegant Layouts: June Birds of a Feather and July Country Chic Kits

Hi there, lovely scrappers! 

Sandi here with you today and I'm so glad that you dropped by! 
I'm excited to share my first project created with the July Scraps of Elegance Kit "Country Chic."

"Branching Out"

This gorgeous Kit features the new 49 and Market papers and co-ordinating elements, Cottage Life. 49 and Market is creating some of the most gorgeous collections ever! Of course the Scraps of Elegance Main Kit is chock full of bits and bobs to create with and use as embellishments. For this project, I've also used the Elements Add-on, the Floral Add-on and the mist from the Color Add-on.

My photo is of sweet family member Olivia during her bridal shoot a few years ago.  I've scrapped it before but it certainly bears scrapping a second time ... so perfect for these photos!
I prepped my background on the Branching Out paper and used Provence as a second layer, then did some stenciling, shading and mist/paint splattering. When that was dry, I began organizing my florals and embellishments. Some of the embellishments were fussy cut from the Cut Outs sheet. Layering the 3D embellishments along with the one dimensional was fun to do!

Here are a few close-up for you to enjoy:

Squealing over the 3D elements this time, especially love the circular branch!
From there, I began tucking other things in. 

The sweet basket was created with a fussy cut element along with 3D. I had to include some butterflies as this sweet girl loves all sorts of natures creatures.

I super close look at the basket and florals. And the wonderful Lindy's mist found in the Color Add-on.

I included this photo because the wee cluster on the right side of the paper is just really gorgeous! Hats off to the graphic designer on this paper collection! And see the little bee?

Here's one of the angle shots ...

And here's another!

I hope you were inspired today! And you are enjoying your own Kit.

Here are some photos of the Kit and add-ons.

Main Kit

Elements add-on

Floral add-on

Color add-on

Here's a link directly to the STORE for you to see everything that Melinda carries! 


Hello, scrappy peeps! 
Thanks for coming by the blog again today. 
Hopefully you'll find some inspiration or a new tip or trick to incorporate into your scrapping! 

It's Sandi here sharing my fourth project using the June "Birds of a Feather Kit" for Scraps of Elegance Kit Club. I still have so much product leftover that I'm sure there will be many more personal projects completed from this one Kit and the add-ons!    
When cleaning up, I realized there were several items left untouched that I had intended to use and just forgot! 


This Kit and the add-ons really took me by surprise in how much I loved it!

 My favorite paper from the BoBunny Serendipity collection is surely the gorgeous "Love" paper. It's a pink pattern paper with sweet bird images and it snagged my affections from the get-go. Now, if you know me, you know that pink is definitely not my "thing." However, this paper is just extra special ... and after seeing team member Annie Carnigan use it,  I knew I couldn't resist it any longer!

Of course, I prepped my background with clear gesso and did a lot of white gesso work before working with my photo and embellishments. I also adhered my paper to chipboard to prevent any warping due to moisture of the wet media. With heavier papers this isn't a necessary step but with thinner papers it's a must if you plan any wet media.

I tore a vertical section of the "Life" paper and adhered it slightly offset to the left on my layout. Tearing paper is current my favorite technique. As I created my layers, I grabbed some of the BoBunny die cuts that co-oridinate perfectly with particular paper. These are found in the ephemera (Noteworthy) pack in the Main Kit. I also incorporated some of the co-ordinating chipboard stickers from the Kit.

My florals are all from the Kit and Floral add-on with the exception of the small blue flowers. 

Here you can see the dimension of the layout. I love texture. I've also used the gorgeous Memory Hardware spoon which goes so well with my colors. I've also snagged a black and silver piece of netting from my stash to bringing out the black and charcoal tones. 

And from this angle you can see the florals from the side. I also did some stamping with a random stamp on my desk and that adds a bit of depth as well. As a finishing touch, I added some small art stones from my stash. 

Don't you love that sweet bird die cut? He's perfect for this particlular layout. My photo is one I took of a Bergdorf Goodman store window photos on my NYC trip back in December. I love it so much that I am currently using it as my desktop photo. 

This June Kit has such a wide variety of colors and embellishments! I can see lots of projects in my future! 

Here's a look at the June Kit: 

The last time I checked it was not yet sold out, so hurry on over to the STORE and do some shopping! 

Thanks again for coming by! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mixed Media Layout Tutorial: July The Wayfarer Kit

Hello there!
It's Cindy Brown with my first Tutorial for Scrap and Darkness.

For this post I used the Scraps Of Darkness July Kit : The Wayfarer.

For the first time I decide doing simply layout in my color TEAL! I used the beautiful products in a magnificent kit.

First I chose my paper. After, I chose my embellishments. I added little touch of Gesso with Water. And finally I used my beautiful Lindy's sprays for splatters. Don't forgot to see the video below.

Here is my layout:

Some close-ups:

And my video:

List of products
Scraps Of Darkness July Kit, The Wayfarer:

Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust 12x12 Printed Chipboard (19 pieces)
Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard Word: Memories
49 and Market Vintage Shades Flowers: Yellow Bouquet
One 6x6" burlap paper sheet
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Collection:  Petites

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Coordinating Paper Add On:
49 and Market Vintage Artistry Paper - Specimen

Scraps Of Darkness July Kit Floral Add On:
49 and Market Dusty Shale Garden Blooms
Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust Lilies

Others products:
Lindy's Starburst: Opal Sea Oats
Lindy's Starburst: Shabby Turbine Teal

It's a pleasure to inspire you here. 

Cindy xxx

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tutorial - Create this gorgeous baby layout - June Birds of a Feather kit

Hi everyone, It's Tracey here to share a mixed media layout with process video tutorial. Our little granddaughter just turned 6 months old, and I had a little photo shoot with her. This is one of the darling photos I took that day with her mommy standing behind me to get this precious smile!

Some of the techniques I share include: creating a mixed media background with Distress Oxide Ink along with visual texture using the 49 and Market Scripted Square Stamp; chipboard with layered heat embossing, how to create your own DIY glitter medium; coloring resin elements; and adding texture with prills and glass glitter.

Enjoy the video!

Supply List

 From the June Scraps of Elegance Main Kit:
BoBunny Serendipity Collection: Treetops
BoBunny Serendipity Noteworthy Die Cuts
BoBunny Serendipity Stickers
Blue Fern Studios Garden Blooms Flowers
Tim Holtz/Ranger Mermaid Lagoon Mini Distress Ink Pad
Queen & Co Blue Irridescent Bubbles
Prima Rose Quartz Alicante Butterflies

From the Elements Add On:
BoBunny Serendipity collection Printed Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios laser cut chipboard: Curling Corner
49 and Market Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp: Scripted Squared

From the Floral Add On:
49 and Market Blue Hawaiian Floral Mixology
Prima Glenna Flowers
Prima Montse Flowers

Color Add On:
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Blue Fern Studios Summer Breeze Embossing Powder
Items from our Store:
49 And Market Roses: Aqua/Teal
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Circle Flourish Small
Blue Fern Studios Glitter: Mermaid
Prima Art Basics Mixed Media Essentials - Gesso, Clear, White
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium - Matte
US Artquest Prills - Minnie Pearls
US Artquest Prills - Hot Mama
BoBunny Secret Garden Brads
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder: Snow
Not currently available, other embossing powder can be found HERE:

Previous Kits:
March 2017: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Honey Resin Kit (Silicone Tool)
January 2017: Kaisercraft: Love Themed Wood Embellishments
July 2016: 1 small white doily
November 2015: Prima - 1.5 Yard Lace Trim - Plumeria

 Sharing photo details:

Thanks for dropping by today.

~ Blessings ~