Monday, October 31, 2011

Scraps of Darkness *Oct Kit* ~ Razzor

 Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!

This was DT page was created using my most favorite kit ever, the All Hallows Eve kit, from Scraps of Darkness.  I made this Goth page for team 3's Round Robin challenge over at SOD and to share it in the Darkest Side Challenge too for the macabre theme.  The title is part of my dh's username for his online games. 
I made the big cross by hand, tore some bloody strips of paper and used some creepy cloth for texture.

This is my dh in Nov 2009.  He did the bg in photoshop.
The cross, chain, creepy cloth  and gargoyles came from my stash, but made perfect embellies for this theme.  I stapled the corners of the picture for more masculinity.  The bottle caps came from a previous kit.
Those Prima leaves were painted black.  With the original orange glitter still highlighting them.  The orange Kaisercraft rhinestones were colored with a black sharpie.  The strips of dominoes are 13th Hour rub ons from Kasiercraft.  This was my first time cutting my photo into strips...I like the way it turned out.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scraps of Darkness & Sketches: Creatively Yours ~ Love's Triangle

Here is a new sketch (20-11) by Alison MacDonald from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  I saw this sketch as a triangle with the way the photos are drawn up.  So I got creative and flipped some things around.  I hope you come by our blog and see what the rest of the DT has made.  We are on Facebook too!!!

Keeping the triangle in mind, I came up with this dark romantic theme using the characters from Red Riding Hood.  Of course no other kit would work as perfectly as the All Hallows Eve, October, kit from Scraps of Darkness to create the look I achieved here.  I loved how these images were made to be placed in this triangle.  Inside the heart I used a scallop dot punch, showing off the scallops from the top of the sketch.  The Prima vine (Romance add on) is there as the strip that was at the bottom of the sketch.  I used a Kasiercraft 13th Hour Acetate clock (main kit) in place of the journal.

I colored the flowers and lace using some Smooch and alcohol ink.  This lacing technique is Kay.Lori's spider  lacing.
Those Kasiercraft rhinestones (main kit) were orange, and I used a black Sharpie to make them dark.  The frame on this image is a Pink Paislee Phantom clear frame (main kit).

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Design Team Members over at Scraps of Darkness

Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness team Rachelle Sigurdson and Karolina Stopyra and congratulations!!!  Also we now have a mascot, Escape Kitty, owned by fellow DT member, Jennifer Synder!!! Come by and meet them!!

I was asked to stay on as the Mistress of Mayhem.  This is going to be fun!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Scraps of Darkness *Oct Kit* ~ Trick r Treat

I think I am really addicted to this All Hallows Eve kit from Scraps of Darkness.  I just love all the darkness I can create with.  I made this page for both Renea's Stalker Challenge (where we needed to use her arch templates, chipboard, paper bag and an image) and for the Horror Movie Contest to share.  This movie is not one of my faves, but I like this little monster and all the different H-ween stories this movie tells.

Behind the title is another image I printed from the movie.  Creepy!!  I layered a 13th Hour acetate shape from Kaisercraft (main kit) and a Moxxie Midnight Dreary punch out (Romance add on) with the image.  I brought the burlap out of the character's image on to the page.
Here is one of the 2 arches I used.  I saw them as tombstones, and made them so.  I used some of the Molten Metal Enamelz from Shimmerz (Color add on) to give the gravestones more of a stone look.  The pumpkins are cut out from some Moxxie paper.  I used the edge of a paper bag as part of the ground.  The raven is DA, I got from SOD's shoppe.

Scraps of Darkness & Punky Scraps ~ Haunted Eyes

It is time to get "Picky" with Punky Scraps for challenge #32.  This round, team A picked this list for us on team B.  You only need to use 2 or more of these pickys to play along:
Tamara - Hessian/Mesh
Kat - A Tag
Cheryl - steam punk imagery
Kerry - your own handwriting
Marie - black mist
Jolanda - a picture of your eye (s). what do they say/mean to you?
Celina - lace of any kind
Ashley - Doodling
Misty - metal 

I tried to use all 9 but the black mist and doodles didn't really show up.  It was really fun making this page though.  I like how it turned out, all mystical and punky.  I used my all time favorite October, All Hallows Eve, kit from Scraps of Darkness.  Most of my other DT pages have been really dark from this kit.  This one shows quite a bit of color.   Mandy (craftysprinkles) was awesome to edit my photo and really make my eyes stand out, thank you girl!  My journal says:  Haunted by my own dreams.  Sep 2011.  This has to do with the nightmares I have.  I dream every time I sleep, and it is difficult to know what is a dream and what is real, and most of those dreams aren't nice ones at all.
The glitter title is from the SOD shoppe.  The tag is from the Moxxie Midnight Dreary punch outs (Romance add-on).
 I used the Pink Paislee Phantom clear frames (main kit) for over my eye.  The gears are cut outs from Graphic 45, I got from a previous kit.  The metal moon is from my stash.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winners of the Halloween Blog Hop!!!

I just wanted to thank you all for your support with this very successful and fun Halloween Blog Hop!!  I am super stoked by reaching my goal of 100 followers....thank you!  I hope you enjoyed Trick or TREATING with us.  Please don't be shy and come over to visit us at Scraps of Darkness (if you haven't yet), we only bite if you ask us to lol!!!  Don't forget to check the other blogs to see if you won!

And the winners are:

Congrats ladies on each winning a $10 gift certificate from the Scraps of Darkness Shoppe.  (You have a week to claim your prize.)  Please email me your email address to   so I can electronically send you your gift certificate.  (I must have an email addy that is linked to your paypal account in order for the transaction to work.)  Thank you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scraps of Darkness Reveal *October Kit*

So first and foremost, what you have all been waiting for "The Halloween Blog Hop"!!!!  Let's get down to the Trick or Treating, with nothing but treats!!!  Are you ready???? 

Right now you should be coming from visiting Renea's Blog.  If not and you would like to play along, please begin over at the Scraps of Darkness Blog.  Here is the order:

SOD Blog -
Mandy -
Charlotte -
Nancy -
Karen -
Renea -
Cheryl -
Celina -
Jennifer -
Lisa -

Scraps of Darkness will be giving away 2 main October kits and each DT member will be giving away some prizes at their blogs, so make sure you follow along.  Everyone has a chance to win, possibly walking away with more than one prize. 

I will be giving away (2) $10 gift certificates to the SOD shoppe!!!!  One to celebrate the blog hop and another to celebrate reaching 100 followers (well I hope I do lol)!!!   I will randomly draw up 2 names and announce the winners on October 17.  So you have the 15th and 16th to enter.  And make sure you check back on all the blogs on the 17th to see if you won.  My prizes are open internationally!!!!

The rules are easy:
1.  Be a Follower of each Blog
2.  Leave a Comment on each Blog in this hop

After playing along here on my blog, please head over to do some Trick or Treating over at Celina's Blog.  Have fun and Happy Haunting!!!!

Now on to the reveal!!!

 Here is the extraordinary All Hallows Eve kit.  It is packed with Moxxie Midnight Dreary, Fancy Pants Oct 31 and Authentique Glowing papers.  Those creepy trees are Scrapmatts.  And there are tons of transparencies to play with from Pink Paislee Phantom and Kaisercraft 13th Hour collections.  Don't forget our huge selection of add-ons.  Come see for yourself!! 

Here is the nothing short of spectacular sketch Suepup made for us to use with this totally awesome All Hallows' Eve kit.
 When I saw this kit I was immediately in love.  You all know how much I love Halloween and the Gothic style, so this kit screamed to me!!!  I hardly slept or cleaned my house for days because I had such a love affair with this amazing box of jewels.
This is my take on the sketch called "Frightful".  That awesome Kaisercraft 13th Hour die cut paper caught my eye right away and made for an interesting circular shape from the sketch.  I love lots of the Moxxie Midnight Dreary papers and punch outs, all scary of course.  Everything you see here was from the kit and add-ons.  I had to make a page showing off my kids in costume with some of our crazy H-ween decorations. Oct 2010.
 The bird is a Kasiercraft acetate shape (main kit).  I used the brown vine ribbon (Romance add-on) to wrap around the Moxxie punch out gate (Romance add-on).
I treated the Scrapmatt chipboard tree (main kit) with some black gesso and Shimmerz Enamelz Molten Metal (Color add-on).  The flowers are a mix of Petaloo and Prima (Flora & Fauna add-on).  The skull card is Pink Paislee (Romance add-on) that I distressed dramatically.

 This page was made to share for the Halloween Horror Movie Contest over at SOD.  We are to scrap our favorite scary movie.  And I chose, "Amityville Horror" with Ryan Reynolds.  This movie is excellent!!  Very scary, great acting and the story is based on true it!!!

I used a Moxxie Midnight Dreary paper for the creepy bg and went with its design to come up with my scenic creepy page. I framed it with some Authentique Glowing papers and punched cardstock.

These clouds are DA from my stash.  I painted them with white gesso, then inked over them with Ingvild Bolme's new Prima Black Coal Ink (main kit).  The Scrapmatt tree (main kit) was treated with some Lindy's mist and inked over as well.  I used the La Blanche stamp (Color add-on) in the corner.  More Kasiercraft acetates (main kit) used here for layering.
This Scrapmatt screen door (Romance add-on) is so cool.  I used some Glimmer Glaze to paint it then touched it up with some TH Rusty Hinge ink.  The DA gate came from the SOD shoppe, I painted it with black gesso and went over it with the Rusty Hinge ink.  The tombstones came from another Moxxie paper, that I glued with 3-D dots.  The webs are from a used dryer sheet.
I made this page for Lisa's Scrap that Title Challenge over at SOD to share.  The title is "Soulless".  I thought long and hard about this one.  And figured nothing could be more soulless than an abandoned cemetery.

I just bought some cheese cloth and felt like the texture would give an eerie feeling to this page.  I used more Moxxie Midnight Dreary papers with an Authentique Glowing paper.
This is Mandy's gorgeous pin (Romance add-on) for this month.  With some Petaloo (Flora & Fauna add-on) and Pink Paislee flowers (Romance add-on).
I got this Scrapmatt chippie from the SOD shoppe. 
Here is my 4th page.  This was made for me to share with you, the new Pandora's Box tutorial feature from SOD on how to make a layout (located at the bottom of this post is the video).  I thought I would share something original and creepy looking, adding  some lacing I love to put to some of my pages.  I titled this"All Hallows Eve" to represent the kit.  I used some Fancy Pants Oct 31, Pink Paislee  Phantom and Authentique Glowing papers to create this wicked bg.  This is my dh and I on H-ween in 2009.
Those bottles were cut out from a Moxxie Midnight Dreary paper.
This beautiful bat vine is Prima (Floura & Fauna add-on).  I added some small Petaloo flowers (main kit) on it.  Those black flowers are Petaloo (Floura & Fauna add-on) as well.  the leaves are Prima (Flora & Fauna add-on).

Here is the Scraps of Darkness, Pandora's Box tutorial on how to make my "All Hallows Eve" page.  Please feel free to go to the top of my blog to push pause on the playlist so it doesn't interfere with the music from the video.  Enjoy!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Devilish ~ Punky Scraps & Scraps of Darkness

 It is sketchy time over at Punky Scraps!!  This is Challenge #31, Spooooky sketch created by Marie right??  Gotta love H-ween!!!  Make sure you come by to play along!!!!
 This is my DT take.  I had a lot of fun making this page.  I went out of my darker element for H-ween pages and went toward punky colors.  I used some papers, flowers and stickles from previous Scraps of Darkness kits.  This is Jasmine playing around in our front yard with some of our decorations.  October 2010.
 That spider was cut off its ring to be used here.  I used a piece of a dryer sheet as the web.
I blotted black gesso here and there then added some Stickles to each blotch.

Scraps of Darkness & Sketeches: Creatively Yours ~ Sweet Pups

 Here is my first DT page for the new term, using a cute sketch (19-11) by our senior designer Ann Seleshanko from Sketches: Creatively Yours.  I hope you will be able to stop by and share your take with us and be inspired by all the other creations there.  We are also on Facebook!
 I used my September, "Passages" kit from Scraps of Darkness to make this DT page.  This kit holds so many possibilities....the one I love most is the old world look.  Of course I have to show off my babies at least once a month, with each kit, so here they are again.  Angel and K-Oz July 2011.
 I love the 7 Gypsies hanger, such a cute embellish.   Some Prima flowers (Flora & Fauna add on) were placed around the page.  The music sheet is by Glitz.
The bracket is by Vintaj.  The butterfly is Prima (Flora & Fauna add on).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Last Week's Feature!

Today is the last day to enjoy Scraps of Darkness awesome feature over at the Robin's Nest Blog.  They were featuring our August, "Envy" kit that came with some beautiful papers from them.  I hope you get the chance to stop by and see SOD in the spotlight.

Also a reminder:

Scraps of Darkness will be hosting "The Halloween Blog Hop" on our next reveal day, which will be held on October 15th in celebration of our favorite Holiday and most exciting kit. You want to make sure you don't miss this awesome event. SOD will be giving away 2 main kits and each DT member will also be having a little giveaway. You have many chances to win. So be sure to stop at the Scraps of Darkness Blog first to begin this awesome Trick or TREAT adventure!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Crazy World ~ Punky Scraps & Scraps of Darkness

Here is my first challenge as a DT memeber for Punky Scraps.  This is for Challenge 30, called "Spooooooky".  And being that Punky Scraps is never original, Nat gave us this collage to inspire us rather than something traditional for Halloween.  I hope you come and play along with us!

 This is what a came up with.  I pulled out all sorts of odds and ends from my stash to come up with this steampunk/whimsical look.  I used some papers, mists, stars, an image and wings from Scraps of Darkness, the wings were from the shoppe and the rest was from previous kits.  These are my kids having fun at Chuck E. Cheese in June 2010.
 I outlined everything with a black marker, to make each cut out stand out more.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scraps of Darkness *Sep Kit* ~ Bloom

OCTOBER 15th HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just wanted to give a quick heads up for some exciting news....
Scraps of Darkness will be hosting "The Halloween Blog Hop" on our next reveal day, which will be held on October 15th in celebration of our favorite Holiday and most exciting kit.  You want to make sure you don't miss this awesome event.  SOD will be giving away 2 main kits and each DT member will also be having a little giveaway.  You have many chances to win.  So be sure to stop at the Scraps of Darkness Blog first to begin this awesome Trick or TREAT adventure!!!!

 I made this DT page using the amazing "Passages" kit from Scraps of Darkness.  This was a more simple page, comparing to my usual over embellished and layered work.  This is my oldest daughter Jasmine looking really grown up after her haircut.
Journal: Many things in life will catch your eye, only a few will capture your heart. Sep 2011
I used some of the tulle trim from Teresa Collin's World Traveler trim packet.  The brackets came in a Vintaj Arte Metal package full of Bric-Bracs.  The flowers are Prima (Flora & Fauna add on).  I used some of the Prima packaging to write my journal.
This pin was part of a RAK I received a while back from Lisa, that was made by Mandy (craftysprinkles) from a challenge I won over at SOD before I was on the DT.  The metal heart and black trim were gifts from my friends, Rebecca and Tab.

Also don't forget that today is Wednesday and Scraps of Darkness is on our  3rd week of being featured over at the Robin's Nest!!!  Please stop in and see, we are so proud and thrilled!!!!!!