Friday, September 30, 2011

Scraps of Darkness & Sketches: Creatively Yours ~ Going Home

 Well it is a bitter sweet reveal day for Sketches: Creatively Yours.  It is the end of the DT term, so this is the last sketch for this round.  Ann Seleshanko, our senior designer put this sketch together...isn't it fabulous?  I hope you have a chance to come by and take a look at the rest of the DT's inspirational pages.  We are also on Facebook.
 So this is what I came up with using the amazing September Kit, "Passages", from Scraps of Darkness.  Yes I over embellished a little lol.  I couldn't help myself.  I added lots of layers and distress work too.  This is my street corner to my house.  Mandy (craftysprinkles) was kind to edit my photo to give it an aged look.  Thank you girl! 
I am a total home body therefore this has a lot of special meaning to me.
My journal:  It is such a great feeling to be on the corner streets of my house.  That means I am close to being home.  Sep 2011
 I added a Bo Bunny rub on (romance add on) to the photo.  Those pretty sparkley roses are Prima (Flora & Fauna add on).
I tucked in some Prima flowers (Floura & Fauna add on) in the tears.  I used a Prima brick wall stamp (main kit) behind the title.  The lovely pin (romance add on) was made by Mandy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Robin's Nest is featuring Scraps of Darkness!!!

Once again, thanks to our fellow DT member, Lisa, The Robin's Nest is featuring Scraps of Darkness HERE on their blog. So for the whole month they will be posting a couple of pages made by our DT, every Wednesday, created from our August "Envy" kits, that was packed with their be sure to stop by!!! Thank you all for your support and encouragement. We are thrilled by how well Scraps of Darkness is getting noticed out there in the world.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scraps of Darkness *Sep Kit* ~ Betrayed by my own Passion

 All I can say is, I LOVE THIS KIT!!  This is some more DT work using the Passages kit from Scraps of Darkness.  This kit came with some new Bo Bunny and Teresa Collins papers, that I loved mixing together to create this look.  I made this page to share in 2 challenges over at SOD.  One of them is the Round Robin Challenge for Team 3 week 2.  Which I lifted Mandy's excellent dark page called "Lack Thereof".    All I did was flip the design around and tried to make her famous edges.  The other challenge is Lisa's Skeleton's in Your Closet, with the theme of who are you when no one is looking? 
So I went deep on this one. Not many people (only my family) have seen this side of me.  I cannot take credit for the editing of my photo, it is Mandy's magical work...thanks girl! 

When I am alone, I am my own worse person.  Having passion about everything I do and everyone I am around, puts a lot of stress on me.  Eventually, causing me a lot of pain, hurt, anger, sorrow, guilt and hatred that lashes out when no one is looking.
This is me in September 2011.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scraps of Darkness is FEATURED!!!!

Once again, thanks to our fellow DT member, Lisa, The Robin's Nest is featuring Scraps of Darkness HERE on their blog.  So for the whole month they will be posting a couple of pages made by our DT, every Wednesday, created from our August "Envy" kits, that was packed with their be sure to stop by!!!  Thank you all for your support and encouragement.  We are thrilled by how well Scraps of Darkness is getting noticed out there in the world.

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DT Announcement!!!

Guess what my friends?  I am happy to scream out, that I made the Punky Scraps Design Team!!!!  I am on Team B, so my first month designing for the challenges will be in October.  But for now, there some pretty cool challenges going on over there for this month.  Come by and visit!!! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Scraps of Darkness *Aug Kit* ~ Simple Things

I wanted to share another page that I made using the Envy Kit from Scraps of Darkness.  I loved all the beauty and shabby chic things that came in this kit.  For this page, I used a sketch from one of our beloved SOD members...Ashley made such an amazing first sketch for Little Shop of Sketches, I hope you will go see for yourself  HERE.  I was also inspired by Mandy's page titled: Image.  This is Jasmine on her 11th Birthday, getting some gifts to help her getting prepared for Science Camp.  Jan 2011.

 I layered my title, using some 3-D dots on a couple of alphas.
This is a close up of the lovely pin made by Mandy, that came in the Romance add on.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mr Sandman ~ Scraps of Darkness & Sketches: Creatively Yours

It is reveal day over at Sketches: Creatively Yours again.  And today we have a special sketch for you.  This awesome sketch (15-11) was designed by our, senior designer, Ann Seleshanko.  Please stop by our blog to see all the eye candy by the rest of the DT.  We are also on Facebook
This here is my take on Ann's sketch.  Seeing those side strips, gave me the idea to use a DA chain.  Therefore, I went back to an older Scraps of Darkness kit for this masculine design to complete the look.  This is my dh in April 2011, he was very tired from working  his graveyard shift and ready for some sleep.
Those cogs are also DA.  I used some staples for a metal touch and also a few eyelets.  I added some scrap strips to bring more attention for detail.

I tried treating the DA chain and the cardboard, both with a ton of distressing techniques to make them look worn and rusty.  I added some punched holes with reinforcers for more distress.