Thursday, May 11, 2017

Love This- Design Project for Scraps of Darkness

Hello Friends-

I'm sharing a layout I created with the "Blue Skies and Sunshine" kit from Scraps of Darkness. 
I used the Indigo Skies papers from Kaisercraft and just cut out the little yellow flowers from the BoBunny Petal Lane papers to use as embellishments.
You can find the Main Kit here.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

You guys know how much I love to emboss and Stampendous encrusted jewels are my favorite. 
We have some in the store here. I thought I would try embossing my Prima and Petaloo flowers and the butterflies. I just random stamped on them with Versamark Ink and then embossed. The Versamark is invisible ink and I love it for embossing. You can also see how much I love to fussy cut!


All the beautiful flowers I used are found in the Floral Add On here.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

I used a crackle paint on all the chipboard then painted over it with the paints found in the Color Add On and Creativity Add On.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine


I also used the Prima Lemonade Ink Pad found in the Color Add On and used the Kaisercraft Texture Stamp Paint Strokes found in the Main Kit.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine




Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Mini Album- Design Project Scraps of Darkness


Hello Friends-
I'm back with a photo heavy mini album. So grab a cup of whatever you like and lets get started.
Using the April "Blue Skies and Sunshine" kit I started the cover of my mini with an art doll I have in my digi files. I put this one together and layered her? among the chipboard flowers "happy" die cut and metal piece. The background paper is Kaisercraft Indigo Skies "Windswept" found in the Main Kit. I had a piece of chipboard on hand that I painted in Magical Pond  found in the Colors Medium Add On and Pure Sunshine found in the Creativity Add On.  I also did some random embossing with Stampendous Encrusted Jewels. The beautiful florals are Prima and Petaloo found in the Floral Add On.


Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine



I added ribbon to my rings in matching colors. I attached some chain and then colored some tag shaped chipboard with the Prima Memory Hardware Artisan Powder found in the Color Add On. After I painted that on I went over it in a gold color then added some BoBunny metal pieces I embossed with Distress Embossing Powder.

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
I opted to keep this album pretty simple. I die cut a lot of circles to use as mats for photos. I then embellished with die cuts from the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collectible Die Cuts found in the Elements Add On.  I added my own vintage art dolls to some of the pages.

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
 In the March kit we received Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp. I used that stamp around each page.

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
I also like to add some modeling paste and splatters.

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
A view from the side shows all the little pages I alternated with blue and yellow circle die cuts. I added some little file folder type edges for the page turners. I have those in my stash.

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
 More detail photos to follow...
Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
I added a couple of pockets and tucked in some of the cute little die cuts from the Kaisercraft Collection.


Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
 Another pocket with tags...
Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine
  More vintage art dolls I cut out and added a little die cut tag. I like to place little frames here and there small photos.
                                    Happy Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Hope you are inspired to make some mini albums!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Scraps of Darkness Blue Skies And Sunshine

Hey Gang! Today I'm up on the blog with my first project featuring the April Kit from Scraps of Darkness "Blue Skies and Sunshine."  If you live in the Northeast like I do then you are at that point in the year when you are welcoming all the blue skies and sunshine you can get! This kit is sure to make you feel like a sunny summer day is just around the corner. So pull out those spring and summer photos and get ready to roll with it! You can find this kit here.

By the way Daisies and Sunflowers are my favorites!


Blue Skies layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

I have been feeling sentimental now that my youngest is 11. She went from being my little girl to a Middle School Tween in the blink of an eye. I no longer see much of her because she is all about her friends now. Soooo.... out come the photos of when she was little. I found a perfect photo for these Kaisercraft "Indigo Skies" Papers and the Maggie Holmes "Gather Sunshine." As you can plainly see I fussy cut my heart out.

Blue Skies layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine


I just inked the edges of the leaves and flowers. These papers are perfect to add a watercolor to. You really could treat them like the Adult Coloring Books if you wanted too. I like the contrast of the white florals against the darker paper so left mine as is just inking the edges in blue. In the center of some of the smaller flowers I added a yellow pearl drop. I used the "Nuvo" crystal drops found in the Creativity Add On here. These crystal drops make a perfect little pearl. I love this product!

I centered my photo inside the Blue Fern Studios Graduated Circles Chipboard found in the Elements Add On here. I painted them in both the "Pure Sunshine" and "Magical Pond" acrylic paints found in the Color And Creativity Add Ons. 

Blue Skies layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

Amid the leaves and florals I scattered some Ice Resin German Glass which adds a little sparkle to this project. Of course my layouts are never complete without a little stamping and splattering of paint. I like to be a bit subtle in my mixed media work because I really enjoy creating interest with the papers themselves and don't want to overpower my project.

Blue Skies layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

I'm really loving the florals. They make me want to go out and garden! These are the Prima Ainsley found in the Main Kit and more Kaisercraft and Prima florals found in the Floral Add On.


I hope you enjoyed a tour my of my garden today and encourage you to go forth and create your own.

xo Lisa

Friday, April 7, 2017

4th Reveal- Scraps of Darkness- Boys Will Be Boys Kit



Hello Friends-
Today I am sharing another layout created with the March Kit  "Boys Will Be Boys"from Scraps of Darkness. I really fell in love with the colorful papers included in the kit from BoBunny's "Life in Color" and enjoy how they jump off the page with the Blue Fern "Chesterville" paper in the background. You can these beautiful Blue Fern papers here and the BoBunny papers here.

While the title of the kit suggests it a "Boy" kit you can clearly see how versatile it is and works for an autumn layout! I layered the blues, orange and lime green and stamped my flowers with some Heartfelt Creations stamps. We carry Heartfelt Creations florals stamps in the store here. I kept it really simple by stamping on the colored papers and coloring the edges with the beautiful Spectrum Noir "Sparkle" brush markers. They add a really pretty glittery sheen.


An Autumn Story  Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the Boys Will Be Boys Kit

I scattered the American Crafts "POP" microbeads all over the page and in the center of the flowers along with some glitter glass. I had this piece of chipboard from Blue Fern Studios "An Autumn Story" from a past Scraps of Darkness Kit. We have a great selection of Blue Fern Chipboard and there happens to be an Autumn piece here.

An Autumn Story  Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the Boys Will Be Boys Kit


I painted this chipboard in several different colors then embossed it with gold from my favorite Stampendous Encrusted Jewels in gold. I used the Spectrum Noir markers again to give it a beautiful rust sparkly sheen.

An Autumn Story  Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the Boys Will Be Boys Kit


A couple of close ups here of my stamped flowers and micro beads scattered along the papers.


An Autumn Story  Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the Boys Will Be Boys Kit
 
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