Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scraps of Darkness Reveal *September Kit*

For this month, we have just an absolutely amazing kit to share with all of you from Scraps of Darkness.  We call this one, "Passages".  Doesn't it have a lovely ring to it?  I don't think any one person would be disappointed in this particular kit.  It is full of the new Bo Bunny, Et Cetera line, and Teresa Collins' World Traveler line.  Plus so much amazing new Prima goodies, some Glitz stamps and a new Prima brick wall mask you just can't pass up, and lots more.  Be sure to come by and visit us, we welcome all to join in our fun!!!

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
~ Robert Frost ~
This is the incredible sketch that comes with this kit.  Suepup did another stunning work of art!!!
This is my take on the sketch.  I wanted to make a page for Celina's Darkest Side Challenge, using the theme of Communication, so I found this postcard photo of my Grandmother, and called this "Notes".  I made a copy of the photo and the back of it to show off her handwriting.  I believe this photo was taken in the 1910's. 
I love the Vintaj metal pieces that came in this kit.  The hinge and the key are 2 of them.
I printed some butterflies, completments of Renea.  The metal piece is from Rebecca.   Here is a close up on my Grandmother's handwriting.

These 2 grungy sticks are from Mandy.  I stamped the coaster and misted it with some of the Smooch Spritz.
The cute hanger is from 7 Gypsies (Romance add on).  I cut the pen from my own G 45 paper.

I lifted this page from Cathy Cafun's, Memories page, over at Scrapmatts.  I did this for their September scraplift challenge.
I did some stamping, rub-ons (Romance add on), painting, inking and masking (color add on) to grunge this page up.  I used the stamp "No. 1" (Romance add on) as the title.  This is Andrew at Chuck E. Cheese in June 2010.
I used my SM gears chipboard frame that I got in the SOD shoppe.  I painted it with gesso, Smooch Spritz (color add on) and Smooch paint (color add on).  The eyelets were from my stash.
The right corner are rub-ons with a couple chipboard pieces and fiber.  The cog is a DA piece from the SOD shoppe.  I used a brad (Romance add on) for the middle.
I made this page using Dusty Attic's September sketch.  I just adored the lacing technique and had to try it myself.  I recently came across this photo of my Grandmother and her family (I think).  She is the 2nd one from the right.  I believe it is her mother on her left side, and aunt and cousin on her right.  This photo must have been taken in the late 1910's or early 1920's.  I call this page "Old Fashioned Divas", hence their hats.

I cut the black doily flowers (Flora and Fauna add on) in half to place around the title.  All the string and eyelets were from my stash.
This DA piece came in a previous kit.  I printed some more of Renea's butterflies.  The big butterfly (Flora & Fauna add on) is Prima.

 This page came out of no where.  I love when a design just evolves.  I think it had to do with Andrew's shirt.  I masked the brick wall on white cs.  Then cut the paper to make rays, and layered it all up.  I went button crazy too.  This page is called "Cool Kid", June 2010.
Those bricks on the photo are DA, and came from my stash.  The distressed stain is a rub on.
That ticket is a stamp adhered by a rub on piece of tape.


  1. you rocked the kit! All amazing projects :)

  2. I love that you used her handwriting from the postcard photo. Also love the last layout with your son and the design that leads you in.

  3. Such gorgeous creations Cheryl.. love all the beautiful detail and layering in your LO's!! :))

  4. I loved your work this month, all the beautiful touches and layering, rock on girl!!!!!

  5. You have totally amazed me with this kit! So much creativity in every page! Gorgeous work girl!

  6. Hey! You are kicking azz with these kits! You have so many details to look at and admire in all these pages...I've been missing a lot haven't I? ARGH...wish I had more time in my hands to visit the gallery...fabulous work girl!

  7. Wow, my mind is spinning with all the beauty here! I just adore all the gorgeous detail you put into your work, heart and soul! I love your distressing and your layering! Keep up the lovely work!