Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Frank Garcia Team- French Riveria Layout for CHA




It's finally time for me to share my projects created for the Frank Garcia Team at this years CHA.
I created a layout using the French Riveria collection. This collection is stunning and so easy to work with. I simply adore it!

Travel Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Prima/ Frank Garcia Design Team using the French Riveria Collection

I used he same techniques I love to use. Paper tearing, layering and splatters. I have bits of cheesecloth and some real shells tucked in there. 

Travel Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Prima/ Frank Garcia Design Team using the French Riveria Collection

Along with all the beautiful papers, Frank also has matching stamps and florals.
A supply list is given at the end of this post.
Travel Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Prima/ Frank Garcia Design Team using the French Riveria Collection

I added lots of micro beads and bits of thread.

Travel Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Prima/ Frank Garcia Design Team using the French Riveria Collection

There are wooden anchors and little frames that I painted and embossed all from the French Riveria collection.
Travel Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Prima/ Frank Garcia Design Team using the French Riveria Collection

Isn't that wooden Travel title gorgeous?

Supplies:

Paper:
990756- French Riveria- Au Bord la Mer
990770 - French Riveria - Un Petit Mot de La Mer
990763 - French Riveria - Respirer L'air de La Mer
990787 - Journees De Reves et Aventures

Flowers: 
586249 - No Name on package
580506 -  Archivist - Lineage
55350 - Abbey
583439 - A Victorian Christmas - Christmas Eve

584801- French Riveria- Say It In Crystals
583866 - French Riveria - Brads
583781 - French Riveria - Wood Embellishments

Memory Hardware:
990343- Vincennes Metal Pulls
990626 - Villeneuve Antique Rings

Stamps:
990947-French Riveria- Clear Stamps
990923- French Riveria - Cling Stamps
585037 - French Riveria- 6 x 6 Stencil

Art Basics:
962975- Modeling Paste
962579 - Art Ingredients Micro Beads

Color Bloom:
580315- Vintage Metal Empress Gold
573942- Sultry Summer Glistening Waves
573836 - Vintage Metal Tea Stain

Ink:
891282 - Chalk Edger Fall Leaf
891091- Chalk Edger Rusty Bucket
891206 - Chalk Edger Teal Damask


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Julie Nutting Canvas

At Scraps of Darkness/ Elegance online community on Facebook I host a bi monthly swap. The swap for January/ February was a canvas. I created mine for Debbie Adams and used a Julie Nutting stamp for my inspiration.

julie nutting canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using Traceys Country Kitchen Kit
This was my first time working with Julie Nuttings stamps. I have a few on hand but never used them. I must tell you I had so much fun with this one I bought more! LOL
All the papers I used were in the November Scraps of Elegance Kit  "Tracey's Country Kitchen" You can find many of the papers I used here in the online store at Scraps of Darkness/Elegance



The chipboard was from another kit "Amy's Amazing Autumn" I also added a piece of chipboard behind the Julie stamp but I'm not sure if it's Dusty Attic or another brand. It is something I had on hand. I stamped my Julie doll on various pieces of paper and cut it up to make my skirt in multiple patterns. You could stamp it on a template and cut that apart then trace onto different papers but I found it easier just to stamp it on the papers. Then I could play around with how I wanted the colors and patterns. I also stamped it on book pages. I used that for the the body and under layers of her skirt.



I also used one of the Julie Nutting Banners behind the stamp. 


All the florals are from my stash obtained through Scraps of Darkness/ Elegance kits. You can find florals here in store.


Side view with some tissue tape.



We also have been receiving BoBunny rub ons in our kits and carry some in the store. They are the best rub ons I have ever used.




Friday, February 5, 2016

February Scraps of Elegance Kit

The latest Scraps of Elegance Kit is here and what a beauty!
"Heirloom"
February 2016


Filled with 10 gorgeous papers from Blue Fern Studios "Timeless" collection... brand new Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops... Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers...Craft Consortium Metal Keys and Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Butterflies...

This is a peek at the Main Kit but there are all the gorgeous add ons as well...

You can find all of our gorgeous kits and add ons ---- HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Vintage Heart Box Scraps of Darkness Beloved Kit

We all have those moments when something we create makes our heart stand still and the projects before that we thought we loved and were our most favorite fall by the wayside into the "What was I thinking" land...

For me this project I'm sharing today is THAT project. The one that was so joyful and fulfilling to create and the finished results are as amazing as I had envisioned.

It all started with the Creativity Add On from the Scraps of Darkness "Beloved" kit for January.




The 12 inch Paper Mache Heart Box was calling me. I wanted to do something with it but what? I could do a box but that is obvious. What else could I do? Hmmmm.... 
I am always seeking inspiration and I must admit I worry at times as a designer that I'm not going to come up with anything that has a 'wow' factor to it. I strive for that although there are times I fall short.

You know we all pinterest and there I found some heart box inspiration for sure. I came across an altered one that had a shadowbox effect to it and "bam" I was off and running! Excited even!
Well...see for yourself...
altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit
I used the bottom portion of the box to create my shadowbox. I first painted the edges inside with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this stuff. I need to buy it in a gallon form. It cracks beautifully and once it dried I painted over it in Lindys Starburst Spray in Peony Scarlet Red.

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit

I covered the inside front and back with BoBunny Love and Lace "You and Me" papers found in the Coordinating Paper Add On for the kit. You will find this add on sold out but we have a complete online store where you will find all sorts of beautiful papers. There are still some papers left from the Paper Add On this past month - Graphic 45 Mon Amour--- HERE

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit
I covered the outside "wall"of the heart in Kaisercraft Ma Cherie also from the Coordinating Paper Add On.  The inside of the heart "wall" was covered in torn book pages inked in Walnut Distress Ink. I also created fringe for the entire outside of the heart using book pages! This is my new thing now. You will be seeing lots of book page fringe from me. ;)

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit
You can see here how beautifully that Distress Paint crackles and looks amazing with the Lindys. You can also see my fringe which I inked slightly.

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit

A look at the inside shows the book pages on the wall.
  I used a fancy zig zag scissor to cut the top edge. I created some large rosette type layers for my image to sit on. I used a score board for it and I punched one edge with a Martha punch. The chipboard was Blue Fern Royal Border Large. This was found in the Main Kit. You can see we have an amazing selection of BLUE FERN studios chipboard in the shop ---- HERE  I cut mine up as I tend to do using as larger wings on my image. I colored it with Lindys same color I used to paint the box then painted on BoBunny Copper Glitter Paste. I used silver pipe cleaners on the inside edge.

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit

I purchased a slew of images from Retro Cafe and this one I used. 
I altered her a bit with a skirt from other digi images and such I have on hand. I  used a butterfly from the Kaisercraft paper in the kit - Exquisite from the Ma Cherie Collection. I  cut the butterfly out and dusted the wings in glitter glass and used them on her. The stickers are from the Graphic 45 Sticker Sheet found in the kit. The Main Kit also included little wooden hearts. I painted mine in Silks Acrylic Glaze in Carmen. You can find lots of color mediums in our store ---- HERE. I then covered the hearts in gel medium and dipped them in a red glitter. I also used silver glitter on the outside edge of the box.

Some florals Prima Royal Menagerie- Helena and BoBunny Jewels in Tuxedo were also found in the Main kit and Floral Add On.

altered heart box by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the January Beloved kit

The back of the heart is once again covered in the same papers as the inside. I dyed the seam binding myself with the Lindys Mist. This whole ribbon can be undone if you chose to set this box on an easel stand or hang it with "command" strips. Or it can be hung from the ribbon.

Here is a look at the Main Kit: You can subscribe to kits----- HERE


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