Saturday, March 11, 2017

You Make Life Beautiful ~ Scraps of Elegance

Hey, there! 
Sandi here with you today sharing project #4 with my February Scraps of Elegance Kit "Watercolor Wishes." 

For this last project I went a bit more simplistic and stayed with lots of layers of papers and embellishments from the Kit. I stayed with the peach, purple and teal color scheme but brought in some brown tones as well to use for this sweet photo of granddaughter MacKenzie. 

I prepped by background papers (49 and Market Heirloom Botancials, Harmony and The Patch) with clear gesso and then did some light stenciling with super heavy gesso. I tore away the corner pieces to layer on my base which was so fun! And then added more for my photo layers but also included a KaiserCraft Ooh la la sheet, Je t'aime. I randomly punched the edges of the layers for a more modern, shabby take on paper punching. I also distressed them for some final oomph! Additional layers and the title piece were built from notecards taken from the Kaisercraft Tres Chic paper. I also added in another die cut doily from the Main Kit. And of course, I added flowers! 

Lastly, I dabbed everything with white gesso and splattered some gesso droplets across the page. 

I used so many flowers this month that I was down to scraps … almost! But they went together beautifully by adding the 49 and Market vine, Dusty Shale Garden Vine, which was snapped into pieces. You can also see some of my stamping, a rhinestone (both from the Elements add on)  and a fussy cut clock from the Cut Out sheet in the Main Kit. 

I'm notorious for adding a title and covering it with elements! Which I've done here with some seam binding from my stash. Tucked into it are an art gem (Main Kit) and a flower from the Flower add on. 

The Momenta doilies from the Main Kit are so pretty and were perfectly co-ordinated for the rest of the Kit. 

You can  just barely see some of my stamping done here using the 49 and Market Haute Couture stamps by Gabrielle Pollacco.  And I finally used the larger butterfly from the Helrloom Cut Out sheet. 

Here are a few bonus close-ups for you:

Thanks for coming by today! 
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~ Sandi ~ 


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the layers and the flowers!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous, love the layers and all the flowers..