Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scraps of Darkness Reveal 2- September Blush Kit

Sharing my second layout created with September Kit "Blush" from Scraps of Darkness. You can find this and all our kits here.  
I was inspired by the Prima Vintage Emporium paper in the kit and decided to do a grungy vintage layout. The photo is one Tim Holtz found relatives. I photocopied the card and make a photo. This way I have the original to use again. ;)

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

I painted some masking tape and used that torn up along the edges. 

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

We received a gorgeous Antique Gold Embossing Powder by Blue Fern Studios in the Color Add On here. I painted some chipboard with Art Anthology in a brown tone then embossed with the Blue Fern Powder. It gives it a wonderful textured antique effect.

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

I used some of the Prima Rossibelle chipboard found in the Elements Add On here and mixed it in.

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

Then of course I layered in a ton of flowers. You can never have too many flowers. ;)
You can find the Floral Add On here.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!






Thursday, September 15, 2016

September Scraps of Darkness Reveal

The September Scraps of Darkness "Blush Kit" is here!

This beautiful kit has gorgeous Prima Rossibelle!
You can find our kit's and all the add ons here


Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit

I created a layout with these beautiful papers found in the paper add on. I used a combination of the Prima Rossibelle and Kaisercraft Treasured Moments.  I used lots of layering and fussy cutting techniques. 

Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit

I used the beautiful Blue Fern Studios Treasured Floral Frame the frame the photo. The frame was was first brushed with Prima's Rosewood Artisan Powder and then embossed Blue Fern Studios Gold Embossing Powder. Both are found in the Color Add On.


Sunshine Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit Blush



Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit




I layered a ton of florals and used some stamping and masking in the background.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by!




Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag

I've got a new tag to share today created with the Scraps of Elegance August Kit "By the Sea"
Our kits and add ons can be found here

This tag is one of the Ranger measuring about 5 1/4 x 10 1/4. It is a nice big surface that will hold a lot of media and layering! 

I used Blue Fern Seaside Cottage as my base layer then added the "Notes From The Sea" cut out from the French Riviera collection. 
Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

I have an affinity for these vintage images especially on tags and altered items. This one is Lucy by Kristin Hubick for RetroCafeArt. I like to buy my images unless I can be sure they are copyright free. I never use any from pinterest unless they come from a copyright free source.  

The layers are stitched on a sewing machine. I used the beautiful chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios called the "Seashell Frame". This was found in the Elements Add On you can find it here


I covered the chipboard in a layer of gesso then I used some crackle mediums on it. I think I applied it improperly though or was too impatient. I ended up without much in the way of crackles but lots of lumpy texture. It's ok because then I painted it with Art Alchemy in Opal Magic Pink Blue. Then I random stamped it and embossed it with Blue Fern embossing powder in Coral. The embossing powder was in the Color Add On found here.

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"


Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Creativity Add On contained Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard found here.
 I embossed the starfish with a combination of encrusted jewels and blue fern embossing powders.

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

We received some beautiful shells in our kit and I painted the once again with with Art Alchemy paint. I used some mica flakes mixed with glitter to spread in the background. 

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

We always get a great selection of florals in the add on here. I usually pile the flowers on. I can't help myself. Then I finish off the bottom with book page fringe!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!









Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clay Mermaid Canvas Scraps of Elegance By The Sea


Hello Friends-
Today I am sharing a canvas I created for the Scraps of Elegance Design Team using the August Kit "By The Sea"
If you did not have a chance to see our kit on facebook you can find it here on the website

I was inspired by the kit to use the fabulous Gabrielle Pollacco's youtube video tutorial "Imagine" canvas to create the clay mermaid.  You can find that tutorial here. I used polymer clay following Gabi's tutorial and then I went ahead and did my own thing to her. 

I used a flat  10 x 10 canvas found in the Creativity Add On and covered it in Tim Holtz tissue paper adhering it with Modge Podge. I then coated it in white gesso and wiped some off although there was a lot of print on the tissue you really can't see it now. The texture of the wrinkles was what I was going after.  I smeared Art Extravagance Texture Paste in White Crackle on the background- more along the edges and some in the middle and let it dry overnight.  In this months kit we received Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Yellow Blue. This was in the Creativity Add On you can find it here. I used that as my first coat of paint on the background. We also received Inka Gold in Apricot in the same add on. I began layering color by water down the inka gold and randomly painting that with a variety of other colors. I used a mix of acrylic art alchemy paints and some Shimmerz. The background has a nice effect of varying blues, purples and gold.

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



In the same add on we received Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard. I broke mine apart, painted in with coral paint then embossed it with Blue Fern's embossing powder in Coral. The powder was in the Color Add On here
The mermaid was painted in a variety of blues and golds. I used a Shimmerz Tarnished Treasure, layered in some Art Alchemy in Deep Waters found in the color add on and some gold Inka Gold. The hair was painted in a brown Lumiere paint. I then embossed the hair and the Mermaid. I used my favorite gold encrusted jewels found in our store here - and some Seaglass WOW embossing powder also by Stampendous and found in our Main Kit.

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



I had some chipboard Ferns from when I designed for "Ginas Designs"  and I painted them in various shades of green and brown for a natural effect. I love Lumiere Paint and used them for the ferns. I then embossed them in gold encrusted jewels again. Also found in the Creativity were some beautiful freshwater and glass beads. I mixed those in. 

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"




My title is a chipboard piece from the French Riviera collection. We received a pack of those in the Main Kit. I embellished it with some copper mico beads and deep waters paint. 

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



I added some French Riviera Say It in Crystals I had on hand along with some seed beads. I used a bit of green prills and sprayed some cheesecloth with Lindys mist in a bronze color to give a sea weed effect within the ferns.

Thanks so much for stopping in and a million thanks to Gabi for sharing her talents so generously. I'm hooked on clay sculpting now thanks to her!



 
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