Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My first layout with Scraps of Darkness' April kit!

I have to say that this kit is amazing! Not only is it named for my dear scrapping buddy, Laura Gilhuly, but the rich colors and cool textures of the papers make this kit versatile for masculine or feminine projects. 
For my first project, I wanted to go with a mostly neutral yet girlish theme:

The pic is of my daughter, Naomi and my niece, Vivien, at a family wedding. They don't get to see each other too often and they have so much fun together!

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance holds a mood board challenge every month in our Facebook Community, and we hope you will stop by and participate!This month's is created by Fena-look how lovely:

I was inspired by the soft rose paired with the neutrals and the lovely frame. For my frame, I painted it with Holtz distress stains in linen and edged it with a soft rose.Using a large rubber stamp, I covered the frame with warm brown ink.

Anyone who knows my style, knows that I love to layer! I also shop at thrift stores to find vintage laces,ribbons,etc. For this paged, I combined the elements. Because there is a lot of textures and patterns, I like to keep the colors monochromatic or else it looks too busy for me.

Using 4 sheets of patterned papers and the coordinated cardstock, I planned my layers and glued them only in the middle of each layer to give me space to play and decide which lace/ribbon I wanted where. I am more of a scrunch and hot glue type as I didn't want it to look too "matchy-matchy".

Once my background was in place I padded the frame with a cardboard backing and hot glued it in the center. All the flowers, butterflies and paper elements are from the kit, The wooden leaves are from a previous SOE kit.

I love clock faces so I tucked them in my clusters-they also went perfect with my sentiment:

So that's my page! 
I hoped you liked it and might be inspired to try an extra layered layout of your own!

Don't forget about our April Mood challenge as well.
Entries need to be posted in the challenge album on Facebook, but I thought I'd share the rules, so you can see how easy it is!

1. The challenge ends April 30th at midnight.
2. Create a layout, canvas, art journal page, or altered item, taking inspiration from this month's Inspiration Board: You can choose inspiration from just one of the images, or several of them. This inspiration can be the quote, the colors, the overall feel of the board, something in one of the pictures on the board - your imagination is the only restriction you have on this!
3. Upload your project into this album, and tell us in the description what you used from the board as your inspiration.
4. For a double entry - post your project on your blog along with the photo of the board and a link to this challenge, and then put a link to your blog post in the description of your photo when you upload here.
5. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!

1 comment:

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a gorgeous page, Tracey! I love the happy photo and you scrapped it beautifully. I really like the neutral colors that you used here, and of course, your amazing design, as always, my friend! I always get inspired when I visit your blog!!!!