Sunday, February 27, 2011

Us ~ Scraps of Darkness

I wanted to do something totally different, so this is what I came up with. I made this for Celina's Steam Punk challenge at which the subject is timeless love. I used all sorts of SOD scraps, that I refuse to throw away to make this design. It took me forever to finish this page, with all the little details and trying to line up everything perfectly. And you have to glue every little inch down to make this look right and stay together.

My husband and I, Jan 2011.

The gears move, which is fun to play with. I used crackle paint on the heart, then inked over it with black soot. I used a lot of metal embellies throughout the page. The white lace in the peek a boo, is the backing of a real lace sticker, too good to throw away.

On the crown I used crackle accents on top of gold ink and glimmer glam paint. I tried to stitch here and there, with different colors and patterns. The blue fuse came from my dad's trash. I thought it would work well with Steam Punk.

The Eiffel Tower was misted with an aqua Shimmerz mist and didn't show up well, so I traced over it with a pen. This chain is a broken piece I found laying around and I attached it to the Love charm that broke off a bookmark.

I used my screw brads to connect the wire that was another piece of my dad's garbage.
It is fun to really use up scraps!!! I try to waste nothing!!


  1. WOW, this looks awesome! Love how you compiled everything on here!!! (I hope you're doing well.) Off to to chat you up) =)

  2. AMAZING job! love this layout!

  3. You really did an amazing job on this, Cheryl! Very cool combination of goodies!

  4. You rocked this page!! I really, really like this one! All the layering, stitching, masking...this is a very cool page! Luvin' it!

  5. Lots of neat embellishments here!

  6. I LIKEY ALOT!!!!!!!!! LOVE the heart with the safety pins!!! And the fuse!!!! COOL!!!!! and of course, LOVE the picture!!!! Your so gorgeous!!! :)

  7. What an awesome and creative page! I love what you did with this kit! And for Celina's challenge! You can really feel that you guys have a timeless love!!!!!