Friday, July 15, 2011

Scraps of Darkness Reveal *July Kit*

It is that time of the month for another exciting reveal from Scraps of Darkness!!  This is the very vibrant and rich July Kit called "Marrakesh Express".  The kit comes with the new Creative Imaginations Marrakesh line of papers and die cuts, Prima and Petaloo flowers, and tons more.  Please visit us for an adventure you won't be disappointed with. 
Here is a new, fun and beautiful sketch by Suepup for this month's kit.
This is my take on her sketch.  I love how these papers can make it look like you are traveling the world.  These are my girls at a nearby park in April 2011.  I titled this page "Lean on Me" since the girls posed just so and they will always have each other's backs.
I used a Twinkling H2O shimmer watercolor for the distressing.  In my circle die cuts I used some rub-ons.

I came up with this design because the paper showed me the way.  I cut a circle out of it, and pushed back the edges, using black ink for a more distressed look.    My kids came up with this title "Ooh La La", which I thought was cute.  April 2011
Here is Mandy's gorgeous pin for this month, that comes in the Romance Add-on.  I love this Prima gem flower, anything that dangles and sways, catches my attention.
Close up of more cool toned  Prima  beauties.
I used an older Sketches: Creatively Yours sketch by Suepup to make this darker page.  I wanted to show off this beautiful Prima vine and butterfly, and this sketch was just right to do it.  Jasmine and I were at a party in Sep 2009, and she wanted the title to be "Like Mother Like Daughter".
I added some misted moss to the vine for more texture as well as some extra flowers.
I also misted this shiny paper to darken it up.  There is a rub-on added to the corner.  Since I was short on time, I used a stitching short cut....marker lol.

 With these summery colors, I had to make a summer page.  This design was inspired by an older Stuck On You sketch.  I did use some older embellies from previous kits to pull off a pool side atmosphere.  Here is Gisselle in the Summer of 2009...."Soak it Up".
 I used another Twinkling H20 paint for the large alphas.  I put some sand in the bottle that came from my backyard.  I pulled the burlap apart alittle bit for a worn look.
I used the Prima mask that came in the Color Add-on with some Shimmerz mist.  These are the butterflies that Renea shared with us this month.


  1. Gorgeous work Cheryl with this new Creative Imaginations line!!!! This SOD kit has sooooo many versatility!!! Adore the photos of you and the kiddos:) High five girlie:)

  2. Wow Cheryl!!! You're so on a roll girl!! Each page is fabulous!!!!!!

    LOL...the Ohh la la page....I LOVE IT!!! I have a picture JUST like that of Elijah and the girls!!

    You're amazing, my friend!! And I miss you!!!


  3. all of those layouts are fantastic and I think you did amazing job with our sketch..So glad you left a comment so we could stop by and see your work..
    thnx for playing along with our sketches at SOUS..

  4. Absolutely gorgeous work! I love the bright colors and all your layering is fantastic!