Friday, July 15, 2011

July Reveal at Scraps of Darkness!

Introducing "Marrakesh Express"

A beautiful combination of Christine Adolphs Marrakesh collection and Basic Grey. In addition to the main kit every month SOD offers a "Flora and Fauna," "Romance" and "Color" add on! All beautiful products this month including Prima and Pet a loo flowers and butterflies! Gorgeous mists, a Prima canvas and large stencil were included in the color this month. Go check it out here
Each month we have an exclusive sketch done for us by the wonderfully talented Charlotte a/k/a Suepup. This months sketch is a fabulous combination of layers and color!
This is my take on the sketch this month. The beautiful jewel colors in this kit are breathtaking! I loved the teals and purples. This photo is of my dd and her "posse" at her 14th birthday! Lots of layering, fussy cutting and inking. I used my Silhouette to cut the leaves and the berry vines.
These flowers were cut from the paper and I added beads and stickles to dress them up.
This month I wanted to do a few different things on my layouts. I think this is my favorite of my work so far this month.

 This is a photo of myself with my girls. Photography credit: Gina Coppolino
I wanted to use a white background to really showcase the pop of these colors. I had a scrappy love affair with circles this month. I usually use them as a background layer but rarely as the main theme on a layout.
 The flowers were created by fussy cutting one of the designs on the paper, layering, scrunching and using stickles. The inner part of the flower I created by using one of my punches.
I would say this layout leans more toward the clean side of scrapping. At least for me. :)

Something different I did this month (and you will see this again on more layouts to be posted in the upcoming month with this kit) is to print my photos on canvas paper.  You can pick up canvas paper at your local craft store. I love the look it gives a photo. Almost like printing on linen.
Again with the circles! I don't think I have ever used circular photos on a layout. This was a lot of fun.
All the photos are of my dd at the beach a few years ago. I also went and grabbed a few MS punches this month with my 50% off coupon! The vine around the center photo was not in the kit. I had that in my stash forever and it went perfect with these papers.  I used the purple mist in our color add on and the rub ons from our kit. I cut the coins off the beautiful coin ribbon and colored them with alcohol ink.

Yes she is. Love her as I do she is a handful and a half.
I fussy cut the blue flowers from the paper and lined them with some liquid pearls for texture. The blue frame is something I cut on my Silhouette from cardstock, then used the mist in our kit to achieve that gorgeous blue color. The chippie frame is a Scrap Matts piece included in the Main kit.  Mel also has a great selection of this chippie in the SOD Shoppe. I love their products. I painted it in yellow shade of liquid pearls then went over it with some glam.

I had some green swirly rub ons in my stash so I used those here.
I'll be sharing more from this gorgeous kit over the next month. Be sure to check back!
Take a hop over to Scraps of Darkness and to see what the other designers have done!
Thank you for visiting me today. I truly appreciate all your supportive comments.



Dara Lynn said...

Hopping from Mandy's blog to see what more "fabulousness" this kit from SOD made this month. Lisa...this is a different style for you but OOHHHH Girlie! What a clean-elegant look for your photos this month!!!!! Love all the fussy cutting, glamming, (new) punches and all the add on's from SOD. Awesome work!

Angelica said...

Fabulous!!! Each page a work of art!! Sea Shore is my fav :)

ms.schwiet said...

these colors are amazing....mel out did herself and you showed it off wonderfully

chinexchip said...

I love it!!! I want to know what brand and where did you find your beads as a center for your flowers? I love it.

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