Sunday, February 26, 2017

"Perfect Harmony" ~ Scraps of Elegance February Kit, project 2

Hello, everyone! 
Sandi here with you today sharing another layout created with the February 2017 Scraps of Elegance Kit called "Watercolor Wishes." This time I decided to go a teeny bit more masculine. Emphasis on "teeny" as it turned out! 

"Perfect Harmony" 

These are my sweet twin grandons, Danny and Bobby. I admit to having a tough time scrapping boys, so I just create like normal but throw in some metal, chipboard and other natural elements. 

My base layer is the 49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals Conservatory, side B (the woodgrain) while my long photo layers are the same paper side A and a neutral paper from the KaiserCraft Ooh la la Collection, Je t'aime. To create some masculine vibe, I randomly punched the KaiserCraft paper with a notebook punch from my stash .. then inked and distressed it. The base paper was treated with clear gesso and then splattered with watered down white gesso and misted with more water. 

The Blue Fern Studios Butterfly Rings chipboard is from the Elements add-on. It was coated with gesso and then heat embossed with a variety of embossing powders from my stash as well as the Lindy's Stamp Gang Bavarian Blue Magicals from the Color add-on, applied with the other embossing powders were still hot. The florals around through the entire page are the 49 and Market Amber Melange found in the Floral add-on. For me, the floral add-on Kit is always a must! 

Here I took the opportunity to use one of the Finnabair vintage clock trinkets found in the Main Kit. They would be so cute around the clock images in the paper collection! I've added some cheesecloth and art stones from my stash to add texture. I love the flowing fern-like leaves found in the 49 and Market Amber Melange pack! 

The Elements add-on included these sweet Steampunk clear glass bottles which I've filled here with some random art stones. These bottles are made by Solid Oak Ins. After filing one, I just adhered it to the paper and tucked it in the floral cluster. 

My title was created with a word note from the KaiserCraft Ooh la la Tres Chic paper along with a product cut away from one of my 49 and Market Harmony papers. 

This is really the same general image but it's a good close-up of several of the products I've just mentioned above. 

In the lower right corner I created a cluster with images fussy cut from the Herloom Botanicals Cut Out papers, more florals and the other metal clock from the Finnabair metal trinkets package. It helped balance the page and made the 2 corners more cohesive. Of course, I used more cheesecloth and art stones to get that texture I love. 

Another angle of the same corner. 

And lastly, a couple more close-up photos to show you the dimension created on the page. 

Last one! 

So, there you have it … a masculine page using the gorgeous and oh so romantic Watercolor Wishes Scraps of Elegance Kit. Although the Kit is sold out, many of the add-ons are available in the Scraps of Darkness online STORE. Please visit and shop away! 

See you soon! Have fun creating!
~ Sandi ~ 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lucy ~ February Scraps of Elegance Kit (Watercolor Wishes")

Hello, scrappy friends! 

I finally got a chance to really dig into my February Scraps of Elegance "Watercolor Wishes" Kit. This is such a gorgeous kit filled with lots 49 and Market, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Blue Fern Studios chipboard and so much more in the way of embellishments! 

For my first project with this Kit, I decided to do my monthly "Lucy" page. Everyone seems to enjoy them, so as long as I can find new photos showing her glamorous side, I guess I'll continue creating them.


I started with the 49 and Market Heirloom Botanicals "The Patch" as my base layer and did some mixed media work with super heavy gesso and a stencil (stash) as well as the Lindy's Oom Pah Pah Pink Magicals Shaker from the  Main Kit. I left the Magicals a tad bit powdery instead of completely saturating them with water. I liked the cool and unexpected texture they created.

Then I added photo layers with "Harmony" and "Passage" papers also from the Heirloom Botanicals collection. I filled in with fussy cut images from the 49 and Market Cut Outs sheet. My Blue Fern Studios chipboard title piece "Beautiful" was heat embossed with the Lindy's Bratwurst Brown Embossing Powder from the Color add-on.

Then I added in my florals and stones to enhance my glamorous photo.

Here are some close-ups:

Are those 49 and Market flowers not just the most beautiful things? These are the Shimmer and Shine in lilac. If you love glitter, these will be right up your alley. You can also see the peach doily from the Main Kit and a rhinestone from the Elements Add-on. These are from Prima's Love Clippings collection. Note the awesome heat embossed chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.  Also in the background you can see a strip of BoBunny Felicity from the Co-ordinating Paper Add-on.

Another sweet floral cluster enhanced with more of the Shimmer and Shine flowers, a note from the KaiserCraft Ooh la la collection (Co-ordinating Paper add-on) as well as the sweet bird from Prima's Metal Trinkets found in the Elements Add-on.  The silver hearts are found in the Main Kit! Because we love Lucy, right? 

Those vintage suitcases are from the 49 and Market Cut Outs page as are some of the paper florals I have scattered around the page! Get ready to swoon over those wonderful stones included in the Main Kit! 

This close-up shows you how grainy I left my Lindy's Magicals from the Main Kit. I can see that these are going to be so versatile! 

Just some finishing touches with the cut-outs and rhinestones. (The cheesecloth is from my stash.)

I think that's about it for my first Watercolor Wishes Kit. I'm excited to complete the rest of them!

Thanks for coming by!

~ Sandi ~

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Kits for Scraps of Elegance/Scraps of Darkness!

From the Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Blog! 


Today we're sharing both of our February kits!

First we have our (sold out) February Scraps of Elegance kit, Watercolor Wishes:

It features gorgeous elements by 49 And MarketKaisercraftBlue Fern StudiosPrima, a NEW Lindy's Magicals Shaker, and more! 

And here are the stunning papers by 49 And Market, BoBunny, and Kaisercraft you will find in the Main Kit, also available separately in our Patterned Paper Add On:

The Coordinating Papers are not included in the main kit, they are available in our Coordinating Paper Add On:

Our Floral Add On is filled with beautiful flowers by 49 and Market:

And our Elements Add On has a few fabulous things that will work wonderfully with the main kit, such as the Blue Fern Studios Butterfly Rings Chipboard and the Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamp set:

More Lindy's Stamp Gang goodies make up this month's Color Add On (sold out): 

And create beautiful handmade mixed media cards with our February Creativity Add On:

Last, but not least, our February Off The Page Add On, the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Assemblage Clock:

 And then, of course, we have the February Scraps of Darkness kit: Our Story (sold out):

The gorgeous papers include in the main kit are also available as our Patterned Paper Add On, and are from Blue Fern Studios' Memoirs collection and Prima's Love Clippings collection:

The Coordinating Papers (sold out) are all from the Blue Fern Studios Memoirs collection:

The Floral Add On for this month included beautiful flowers by 49 and Market and Prima:

And our Feb. Elements Add On (sold out), give you alot more embellishing choices for your projects:

The Color Add On Kit (sold out) includes a NEW Prima Color Philosophy Ink Pad, Art-C metallic acrylic paint tube, and Lindy's mist:

Our Mixed Media Creativity Add On (sold out) for February:

And the February Cardstock Add On (sold out):

If you'd like to subscribe to our kits (we have several plans available), you can do that here:, or you can simply stop by our store each month to pick up one of our limited edition kits before they sell out, if you're not sure you want to join the kit club, and you can find all of our current and available kits here:


Aren't those simply amazing! 
Thank you for coming by! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Love" canvas ~ Scraps of Elegance Kit Club, January "Be Mine"

Hello, hello! 

It's time to share DT project #4 created with my January Be Mine Kit from Scraps of Elegance.
Since I'd already done 3 layouts, I decided to go with a canvas board which was included in the add-on Creativity Kit. 

My photo is another "wind shot" from our NYC girl's trip in December. I loved this display of shoes and handbags in black, red, gold and rhinestones.  My finished canvas will be perfect for setting on my display shelf to keep those fun memories alive. I've used the Main Kit, Creativity Kit, Flower add-on, the Elements Add-on and the Color add-on. 

I had fun preparing my background with mists and stamps from my stash along with a stencil and the CM Iridescent Creative Medium from the Creativity Kit. From that same Kit, I've use the Prills for texture and sacrificed a Love mask to use as my title. It was painted with the Art Alchemy paint in the Color add-on. 

I created layers with a few of the papers from the Main Kit (Blue Fern Studios Heartland Sweet on You, Red Rose Ball, Love Notes and XOXO) along with a simple white paper doily. I fussy cut the large floral heart from the Sweet on You paper and used it to add paper florals to my page. Of course, I added lots of flowers from the MK and from the Floral Add-on. Here you can see those Prills and also the Kaisecraft rhinestones from the Elements add-on. I also loved included the metal X and O paper clips from the Elements add-on. 

You can see that I strategically cut the "hem" from the BFS Heartland Red Rose Ball paper to add as a focal layer under my photo. I enhanced it with lace from the MK and other elements as already noted. I've also added KC ephemera from the Elements add-on. 

Finally found a chance to use one of the white paper hearts in the MK. I stamped it in black but it looks gray here. I tucked in under the black "happy" heart. 

More of the printed heart and some of the embellishments added to the upper right, including another one of the red rhinestone hearts and more gold clips. 
Note the CM texture paste here which created texture but also worked as a reverse resist and pulled colors from the background. 

More fussy cutting for the bottom of the canvas … which I kept fairly simple. 
Some splattered paint and gold mist rounded off my canvas. 

Fun close-ups! 

Truly love those Prills from the Creativity Kit. 

So, that's all from the Janaury Scraps of Elegance Kit. The Main Kit is sold out but there are still some add-ons available when I checked last. Please visit The SOD/SOE Store to see what is still available! 
You can also see everything that is in the already introduced February Kit! 
Although I still have tons left from my January Kit, it's time to move on to the next Kit! 

Thanks for coming by! 

(the one thing I haven't used yet!)