Friday, January 20, 2012

Scraps of Darkness & Punky Scraps ~ A{void}

 It is time to get picky over at Punky Scraps.  This is challenge #39.  Here is the list of pickys that team A gave to us, team B to use 3 or more:

Kerry: Since it is the month of fresh and shiny new starts I'll choose something shiny
Cheryl: in the same vein as kerry, since you might wish to turn over a new leaf in the new year, let's have something to do with books
Misty: stenciling or masking
Jolanda: Use some charms
Ashley: have some negative space
Celina: Use silver or gold
Marie: Use Stickles
Kat: bubble wrap

I used 5 out of the 8 pickys.  My shiny item(s) are the mirrors.  I masked part of my broken up title.  For charms, I used a lock & key, a TH tag and a black pendant.  I have quite a bit of silver items and a couple gold safety pins.  I put black Stickles on my arrow.

This page was made using the January "Escape" kit from Scraps of Darkness.  This is my example for the Skeleton's Challenge over at SOD, about friendships.  Obviously, mine aren't so great, hence the depressing page I made.  I did some heavy inking and painting to the Authentique paper to create more of a darker side.  The title can go two ways, either avoid (meaning avoid friendships) or void (for emptiness and hurt).  I did some journaling to put inside the G45 envelope, which reads: "I can make friends easily enough, but keeping them is another story.  I have been hurt too much by 'best friends'.  I decided not to allow anymore into my heart, to hurt me.  Therefore, it has been sad and lonely, but I am better off without." Photo-Nov 2011  Journal-Jan 2012

That is why I enjoy the virtual world of friendships more.  And I am grateful for those I can call friend and share the art of scrapbooking with.  Real life 'friends' have been very hurtful.

These words were cut apart from a journal strip from an Authentique tabloid cardstock.
Note: Some of the embellies came from my stash, and a couple of these pps were from older kits.

19 comments:

  1. This design is an amazing expression of yourself...but I'm sorry to hear about your challenges with friends. I agree, good true friends are so hard to find and I am blessed to have several in my life :)

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  2. This is a wonderfully designed lo - full of emotion. Friends are part of our "being" and I am sorry to hear that you've been hurt by yours. Hopefully a TRUE BEST FRIEND will come along and you'll wonder how you got along without her.

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  3. Your journaling is from the heart. You have a best friend in your husband and that's what's important too!

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  4. This is so creative Cheryl, so sorry about friendships, I know what you mean! One of my best friends for20 yrs. did me bad, and it just blew my mind! Online friend, especially at SOD are the best!! Hugs, Karen

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  5. This is a very creative way to express yourself. The layout itself is very deep...the picture says much as does the journaling. So very innovative & unique!

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  6. Cheryl this is so artistically haunting and beautiful at the same time! Wow, you and I are so much alike in the friendship aspect, I am a wall builder myself. You are such a sweetie, I couldn't imagine anyone intentionally hurting you. Love you deeply little sister!!

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  7. This LO is so heartfelt and full of emotion. We usually tend to scrap happiness but it's great that you express your hurt in this LO

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  8. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt page...it's not always easy to scrap about the sadder or darker things in our lives but you've done such a creative job of it...hugs, Miae

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  9. Thank you for sharing such a personal experience, each time I sit to scrap a personal layout I balk at the idea but sometimes I feel that the experience needs to be scrapped

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  10. Thank you Cheryl for sharing your feelings. A lot of times, I find myself struggling w/ not trusting anyone enough to see the real me. I hope in time, you'll find what you're searching for. I wish I could give you a big hug right now. Thank you for being my friend on SOD.

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  11. OMG!! WOW!! My dear, you and I are one in the same!!!! It's really hard for me to make friends. When I do I think I don't let them in enough and we go our seperate ways!! But, you know what I think? We would get along perfectly!! We have A LOT in common!! Love ya girl!!!!!!!!!

    P.S....you blog looks awesome :)

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! What you create is awesome! I love it!!!

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  13. Sorry for the delayed comments! I've been having blogger trouble again. This may be an new favorite of yours for me! I love the envelope,the play on words, the design, and the raw emotion of this layout! Beautiful!

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  14. just loving your use of staionary embellishments, so unusual
    hugs

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  15. Hi Cheryl, Wonderful work with the new kit, I love the envelope and the emotion behind this, awesome work! Hugs, Karen

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  16. absolutely gorgeous and provocative Cheryl!!! gorgeous and incredibly creative! I just wanted to stop over and tell you what a privilege it has been to be on a DT with you!!! Looking forward to more serious AWESOMENESS from you this year my friend! Love ya'! :)

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  17. I love the layouts you did with the kit. Beautiful!!

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  18. Hugs Hun! I would love to be your virtual friend too. As the saying goes, A keeper will pop into your life when you least expect it!
    xxx

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