Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sweet Smile ~ Scraps of Elegance May Kit

Hello, Scraps of Darkness/Elegance fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing my first project with the May 2017 Scraps of Elegance Kit "Mix'd Media Kit" as well as a few of the add-ons. I believe that this kit is already Sold Out, so if you've been wavering on joining the Kit Club, now is the time to get signed up and never miss another great Kit again! 

Let's get started! 

The Main Kit focuses around Blue Fern Studios Happy Accident paper collection with lots of wonderful embellishments included to round things out! I've also used the Tim Holtz ephemera from the Elements add-on as well as the Slue Fern Studios Halftone stamp and Arrow Words chipboard also included in that add-on. 

This layout began as what I call my obligatory "pink" layout for the month, wink, wink! With a multi-colored kit, I always try to highlight a variety of colors. As you can see, my pink layout got peach-y very quickly which is much what I prefer anyway ... but my intentions were good, lol. I've used the Happy Accident Fortuity as my base layer and used Layering cards for my vertical piece and photo mats. As is my normal practice, I began with gesso, stamping, stenciling and some random misting. The mist was painted on and spritzed with water to run. This being a Mix'd Media Kit, I felt the need to showcase that. The Happy Accident papers are also part of Blue Fern Studios Artisan Collection which has fewer distinct vintage images and more of a mixed media art feel to them. 

After adding a gessoed Creative Embellishments doily chipboard from my stash to anchor my photos, I began adding my florals which are a combination of the Prima Main Kit flowers as well as the Floral add-ons which are all also by Prima. There are a few random Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm flowers from the Scraps of Darkness online store that I've mixed in.  You can find them Here and HERE. I consider them must-haves!  In this close-up,  you can see part of the Tim Holtz ephemera from the Elements add-on as well as some of the Happy Accident co-ordinating chipboard found in the Main Kit. 

The Blue Fern Studios Arrow Words have long been a fave of mine. Here I've layered two of them on a Happy Accident cardstock sticker to create my title.  The chipboard is embossed with Blue Fern's Peacock embossing powder which Melinda carries in the store. You can buy it HERE.  I've tucked in a few of the Prima Metal trinkets and pieces of Blue Fern Happy Accident cardstock stickers. (Both from the Main Kit.) 

Another floral cluster in this corner. You can see that I've used pink and peach together and they blend nicely with these papers. The Blue Fern Studios Halftone stamp is actually part of my stash but comes in the Elements add-on. I've used it all over the page to create depth and interest. Of course, I've added some of my usual cheesecloth and art stones. 

I love the butterfly ephemera from the Elements add-on. So perfect as a filler on most any project! Some splattered gesso everywhere to blend everything. 

Got to take those angle photos, you know! 

I love that I ended up with a rich array of color! 

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I'm off to work on blue .... 

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  1. Such gorgeous technique work!! Love this sweet layout and those priceless pictures are just precious!!

  2. Wow this is stunning Sandi! so many details, love all the blooms too!

  3. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors, the photos and all the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!