Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scraps of Elegance Sunshine and Sweet Tea Reveal

Hey Everyone!
 I've got another design team layout to share with you created with the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit for Scraps of Elegance found in our online store HERE. I'm loving how the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses mixes so easily with Blue Ferns Courtship Lane. 

I used a lot of products from the Elements Add On to add details to my page. You can find this add on HERE.
Beneath the photo I layered a soft pink doily from DoCrafts Bright Spot Paper Doilies. I also used some stamping with embossing- the Prima Salvage District Stamps with the Blue Fern Studio Imagine Ink Embossing Powder (the embossing powder is found in the color add on.)
Also found in the Elements Add On are Prima Wooden Embellishments from Salvage District. I used the keys and broke them up to place in different areas on the page.


Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I really love the little butterflies floating out of the photo and on to the page. These were created with a really sweet American Crafts Knock Outs Mini Butterfly Punch found in the Main Kit.  I've surrounded the photo with lots of florals and fussy cut blossoms and leaves.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

To add some subtle interest and mixed media effects I used a stencil and Distress Ink around the edges  and clustered near the other embellishments.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea



Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

A little bit of acrylic bubbles in the jar with some fussy cut berries and florals.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

For me no page is complete without florals and lots of them. You can find these in the Main Kit, Floral Add On and our shop. I have a vast stash of florals that I pull from collected from my kits. 




Thursday, July 14, 2016

Scraps of Elegance Design Team Reveal Layout 2



Greetings!
(I'm reading this book "The Rosie Project" and the main character says "Greetings" instead of "Hello" or "Hey" or "Hi" and now I'm doing it too! LOL - By the way it is an excellent read. )

This is my second layout created with the gorgeous (and they are all gorgeous I kid you not) July Scraps of Elegance Kit "Sunshine and Sweet Tea." You can find this kit, all our kits and online store HERE.  

My background paper and layers are from the Blue Fern Courtship Lane Collection.  

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I used the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses papers to fussy cut the blue florals. I also used lots of gorgeous flowers from Prima and Petaloo. We carry the Petaloo Botanica Brown Floral Ephemera in the online store here which I used to layer among the pink and blue. I also used a vintage photo which came on a digital collage sheet in a past Scraps of Darkness kit.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I had a wooden floral rose from Kaisercraft on hand and I painted it in pink Lindys mist then embossed it in pink and white encrusted jewels. More inking over it in green and brown. Encrusted jewels are my favorite embossing powders and you should try them out if you haven't yet. We have a variety and you can find them HERE.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

You can see the effect of the embossing on the leaves.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I used a Finnabair stencil and colored some modeling paste before spreading it. Also layered in some stenciling in two and three tones.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

Canvas Corp has a mesh ribbon that I love. I used some gel medium to adhere it to deli paper then embossed over it in purple encrusted jewels. I then tore it apart and tucked it in for more layering and texture.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

Also added some misted cheesecloth. Just love cheesecloth!

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance featuring the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

Thanks a ton for stopping by. I would love to hear from you so leave a comment and share your thoughts. 

xo Lisa




Monday, July 11, 2016

Scraps of Elegance July Kit Design Team Reveal

Greetings!
Our July Scraps of Elegance Kit is here titled "Sunshine and Sweet Tea"
Beautiful name for a beautiful kit!

You can find our kits and all the add ons HERE

First up is the kit with all the add ons and my first project created with this kit follows.

Main Kit
This kit includes BoBunny -Butterfly Kisses and Blue Fern Studios- Courtship Lane Pattern Papers

Pattern Paper Add On

Coordinating Paper Add On


Elements Add On

Floral Add On

Color Add On

Creativity Add On

Kit Club Member Exclusive Off the Page Add On
Prima Relics and Artifacts Butterflies with Base

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I created this layout using the Blue Fern Studios "Concert Hall" Paper as my base. I used BoBunny's Butterfly Kisses - Butterfly Kisses, Petals and Sunlit as my fussy cut embellishments.

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

My photo was framed with Dovecraft Serendipity Wood Frames found in the Main Kit. I  first painted mine with gold paint and then embossed it with my favorite Stampendous Encrusted jewels embossing powders in Gold. We have some in the Scraps of Darkness store found here. I also used a stamp with Versamark watermark ink and embossed with the encrusted jewels on the fussy cut florals. Also added some extra texture with micro beads.

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

Behind my design elements I added some water to the Art Alchemy Opal Magic Pink Blue Acrylic Paint and watercolored with it very subtly behind all the florals. There is some stamping around the design as well using the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink found in the Color Add On.

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

You can see the detailing here of stamping, splatters, micro beads and embossing.

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I added some Blue Fern Studios Spring Iris chipboard to the mix. First I inked it with a green Distress Ink  and then embossed it by layering some Distress Embossing powders with the Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Melon Embossing Powder.

Make your dreams happen layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

Finally some chipboard elements from BoBunny. Included in the Main Kit is the Butterfly Kisses Collection Chipboard Stickers. I added this here and there with the "Make your Dreams Happen" some little flower chipboard pieces and butterflies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay tuned I have another revealing very soon with this spectacular kit! 

xo Lisa













Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Altered Chandelier Pendant Box Scraps of Darkness Online Store

Greetings! 
My presentation today is a gorgeous round altered box for the Scraps of Darkness Online Store.  We have a full range of mixed media products for all your artistic endeavors. 

Inspiration for this piece came in the form of the beautiful Prima Archival Cast Chandelier Pendant II found here. I opted to cut the metal wire and use this piece without it.  I started off with a layer of Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence. I LOVE this paint. It works fabulous for crackles. I then went over it in Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Lime Peel. This color came in a previous kit however we have many more Art Alchemy Paints here. I then went over it in Prima Rust Effect Paste and Lumiere Gold. 




altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store

To dress up my box I used the Courtship Roses from Blue Fern Studios found here and the gorgeous Spring Iris Chipboard. We have a gorgeous selection of Blue Fern Chipboard you can see it all here. To make my chipboard extra special I embossed it with Lindys. I used Cosmic Blue Violet and you can find a great selection of Lindys embossing powders here. I also used my favorite powders Encrusted Jewels found here. I love a very layered effect. When you look at this in person the piece draws you in beckoning you to touch it and peek beneath the floral layers to see what other treasures lay beneath. 


altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store

You can see I also added Art Ingredients Violet Glass Glitter found here and I used the fabulous Prima Christina Adolph rub ons in Poppy Floral Script found here.  I used them randomly along the top of the box and the sides. They rub on beautifully and add extra sparkle to your project.

altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store

My base papers were the beautiful BoBunny Secret Garden Vineyard found here. The top of the Archival Cast Chandelier Pendant was enhanced with a BoBunny Secret Garden Brad. As luck would have it you can grab one here

altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store
You can see me putting my Martha Stewart Punch to use here along with a stencil and Distress Ink. This months Scraps of Elegance Kit features a beautiful color add on with Tea Stain ink and some other needful things. You can see it here.

altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store

The inside of my box is also finished off with these gorgeous papers, punching and splatters.
altered chandelier pendant box by Lisa Novogrodski for the Scraps of Darkness online store



I think this would make a fabulous treasure box for your jewels, special trinkets or vintage photos.
Hope you are inspired to create one for yourself. 

You can find our facebook page here with loads of inspiration!


 
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