Friday, April 21, 2017

Zoe ~ One of a Kind ~ Scraps of Elegance

Hello again! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing Project #4 with the March Scraps of Elegance Kit "Hello, Beautiful."  And what a beautiful Kit it is! These warm, earth tones get my creative juices flowing! 

Quick story! As I was creating this fun layout, I had a totally different photo chosen, printed, cropped and matted. At the very last moment, I decided to try a new one of sweet granddaughter Zoe.  The crisp black and white along with her sweet expression was a more perfect choice! Moral of the story: last minute changes can be a good thing! So don't be afraid to branch out. 

I kind of went "old school" on this one and brought out a punch and my distress tool to customize the edges of the peachy Josephine paper from Graphic 45s Portrait of a Lady collection included in the Main Kit.  I layered it over the pretty floral Catherine paper. The vertical strip is from the Blanche paper as are the photo mat layers. Of course, there are some layers of fussy cut flowers from the Victoria papers along with a few Cardstock die cuts included in the Main Kit. 

I misted some of the Prima florals from the Floral add-on and incorporated some of the Petaloo flowers (also, Floral Add-on) as well as the Craft Consortium Resin Flowers from the Elements add-on. I couldn't resist adding a shabby chic Prima resin clock from my stash. Using the Cardstock Sticker sheet, I added Zoe's name along with some of the word phrases here and there. Note the glass beads which were included in the Creativity add-on. Some were painted with white gesso while others were colorized to green using the green gelato in the same add-on. Also, the Adhesive gems from the Main Kit made for some nice bling to scatter around. They look like wet dew on the roses. 

A little close-up of those beads and gems. You might note that I also incorporated a piece of chipboard from my stash to use for anchoring my photo. 

The Heidi Swapp stamp set is such a great one! Although my elements went a little outside of my original boundaries, the stamp still added a nice subtle subtitle. 

I love how all the florals work together in this Kit! Melinda has a great eye for co-ordintating elements but this is just over the top this month! To bring focus to main cluster, I used the Iced Rose gelato from the Creativity add-on and went all the way around my central elements with color. 

My dimensional shot! 

And from this side! 

Although the Main Kit is sold out, I believe there are still some add-ons in the store that you can grab! For example, you can find the Graphic 45 papers right HERE.  While you're there, do some shopping and check out the Kit subscriptions! 

Thanks for dropping by today! 
We appreciate your support! 
~ Sandi ~


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL, Sandi!!!

  2. This is truly outstanding! Beautiful creation Sandi! Excellent choice to use Zoe's precious B&W photo too! And BTW, there is nothing 'old school' with using punches and distressing : ). It all looks fabulicious!

  3. Old school is great! Lovely work Sandi!

  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and that photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. A gorgeous and pretty page and love that sweet photo! Yip...sometimes a photo fits a page much better than one originally thought. Love the styling and pretty elements! ;-)