Saturday, April 25, 2015

Girls Night In Party Favor Linen Bags - BoBunny

Just stopping in today to share a project with you I had up on the BoBunny last month. 
You can find it >>> here
You will also find a full product list there.

I thought it would be fun to embellish some linen bags with the Sweet Life Kraft Squares and use these as cute party favor bags for my next girls night in.
Having some friends over for a wine and cheese party and have them leave with a little something tucked into one of these bags!

I used lace ribbon, buttons and clothespins to make these bags so sweet.

I used the BoBunny Flutter Dies on these as well! 

You can find the Sweet Life Collection and BoBunny dies >>>> here

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BoBunny Carnival Tags

Hey Gang! 


Today I've got some tags to share with you created with the BoBunny Carnival Collection. I wanted to show how this collection could be used in a mixed media fashion and I had so much fun creating with it! Have you seen this beautiful line? You can find it >>>> here

I used "Carnival Balancing Act" pattern paper on my background. I cut the butterflies using "Carnival Levitation." Have you seen the new dies by BoBunny? These are the "Flutter Dies" you can find them >>>> here

 BoBunny also has a great new collection of Stickable Stencils. I used the "Border Stencils" in the background both with paste and ink. You can find them >>>> here

For my embellishments I broke up some wood elements, misted some cheesecloth, adding string and some small glass beads and sequins.

Pearlescents and gold glitter paste was used to add color along with glimmer sprays. I used Brilliant Blue and Chocolate for the Pearlescents found >>>> here
Frost Glimmer Spray found >>>> here and Gold Glitter paste found >>>> here

I really love the effects. I also cut bits and pieces from the papers like the word "ticket" and "fun"

I adhered them to a black Ranger tag and topped it off with a twine cord that I unraveled for a fluffier effect!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2nd Reveal Scraps of Darkness "Lauras Wish" April Kit

Hello Friends!

Don't forget to check out and enter for my GIVEAWAY HERE

 Today I have another layout to share 
featuring our gorgeous April Kit "Lauras Wish" here at Scraps of Darkness! 

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I thought today I would share a few things with you about my mixed media journey and current process. When mixed media style first made it's way onto the scrapbook world I didn't understand it. I LOVED paper and patterns as they stood - why cover them up with mixed media - I didn't get it. I also found my very controlled and need for structure style very difficult to adapt to mixed media. I also couldn't figure out the techniques when I looked at other peoples projects and just didn't want to spend hours watching videos on youtube. MIXED MEDIA was messy, and unorganized and random and S.C.A.R.Y!!!!

Then as time went on I started playing here and there adding this and adding that. I still had a very controlled style. You can check out my gallery located under galleries at the top of my page. I used to be very shabby and very predictable. I think. :)

I also found it very difficult to find myself artistically. I would mimic other scrappers who's style I admired and tried to make it my own but was never really satisfied. Then little by little by watching videos, studying other layouts of artists whose style I admired I began to be more comfortable with messy and random and unorganized. I also started to find myself. What techniques I like, what I like to work with and I began to develop a style. I think. :)

I used to be the queen of layering (with paper) and now I find myself layering with techniques. I don't always get it right the first and this is the blessing that goes with being on a design team. We get more than one sheet of paper so if we mess up or need to experiment on the paper we have another to work with.

I tried this layout first with mists in the background using the same technique I used for my last layout but didn't like the results at all. I needed to sleep on it and visualize different looks in my mind for awhile.

I decided to make my impact with just the stacked clocks, stamping and random "rub ons." The rub ons were included in the kit and you know we all run screaming from rub ons as they usually don't "rub on" as we would like. However these did and since I did them in a random way I didn't have to worry anyway!

April SOD kit Lauras Wish Layout by Lisa Novogrodski using Authentique Durable and Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar

I had this frame and photo of my daughter in mind and knew how I wanted to set it up. I layered the clocks and then started with the stamping. I try to choose different shapes that compliment each other. If my layout has a lot of circular elements I add other patterns to offset it.

Mixed media is about layering and layering techniques so when you look at something you can't really tell what's what. That is what makes it interesting. Yet it does require thought and it does require organization to achieve good results. You can see here I layered many paper elements, stamps, splatters and chipboard.

The chipboard is Blue Fern and I used both Distress Paint and Distress Embossing Powder to achieve this effect on the chipboard.

Paper tearing is my new thing and I kept it to the sides of the page this time around. I layered over it with stamps and some small elements. I also felt the white gesso splattered on the background was all the paint I needed.

A few metal elements tucked in. I really love the way the butterfly stamp looks. This is one from a past SOD kit.

Needless to say I am quite hooked on the mixed media style. I love creating with stamps and texture and not seeing paper as a whole sheet anymore but seeing it as another element to create whatever vision I may have.

I hope you enjoy my page and thanks so much for visiting!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GIVE AWAY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Friends! 
It's that time... what time you say?  
Time for a G.I.V.E.A.W.A.Y.

I've got a great selection of Ruby Rock It Products and would love to give them a new home.
You can look up the items on the Ruby Rock It site if you want a closer look at these collections.
You will find it right >>>>>>HERE

The paper collections I have listed are full sheets. I may have a few extra sheets thrown in in addition that have been cut into. The "Cook" collection has been cut into. There are some full sheets and some that have things missing here and there. There is certainly enough to create a mini with, tags, a cookbook or gifts.
The other items listed are all in unopened packs except for one of the quilling kits which may have one or two flower strips missing. A TON of product to have some fun with!

All you have to do win this is:

Become a follower of my blog >>>> you are already here yay!
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel >>>>> here
Friend me on Facebook >>>>>>>> here

Leave a comment on this post letting me know you have done so!

For an extra chance to win share my giveaway on facebook and on your blog.

What's in the box?
10 sheets- Bella Wedding
8 sheets- Bella D'Adore
11 sheets- Eklectique
6 sheets- China Blue
8 sheets- Bella Wedding Love Story
Various Cook Collection Papers, Recipe Book Refill, Die Cut pack and Sticky notes

8 Bella Seals- various themes
1 Quilling Kit- Mother Nature
1 Quilling Kit- Reminisce
3 Decoupage Packs
2 Bella Cardstock Stickers
1 Eklectique Cardstock Sticker
1 Arcadia Cardstock Sticker

You have until May 15th to enter. I will draw a random winner on May 17th. You must come back to the blog and check for your name. If you have not done so within 3 days after I post the winner another name will be drawn.

This is open to international peeps however you must pay the shipping over 10.00 US.


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