Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scraps of Elegance Design Team Reveal Featuring the April Kit "Swan Song"

This months beautiful kit from Scraps of Elegance features Prima "Fairy Belle,"
Pink Paislee "London Market" and Websters "Everyday Poetry." I can't say enough about the care Mel puts into gathering just the perfect touches for us in these kits. We also have an exclusive "Vintage" add on. This is composed of a select number of vintage items that are very special and a perfect compliment to the kits. 

My first layout for the month is based on Charlottes sketch for us this month.

This photo is of my daughter when she was little. She took dance classes for many years. 
I used my new Martha Stewart Embroidery Punch on this layout. It's beautiful!!!
My favorite Lindy's mist is Gossamer Gold. I love to use it on chipboard when I want to have a bronze antique finish. On this layout I cut the leave flourishes on my Cameo and I used a small script stamp on the leaves. I will be sharing a tutorial in next few days on this technique. Stay tuned.
I used Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl Die to create the pretty lacy effect above the photo and off to the side.

My next layout is much more recent photo of my daughter. I used a lot of gesso and a texture paste with a stencil. I have a tutorial I'll be sharing on this technique as well.
I used masking on the cardstock.
The dies are the Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn.
I used a template to cut the scallop edge on the cardboard.

My next layout is one of my daughter when she was a baby along with my niece and nephew.
The leaves on this layout are Heartfelt Creations Autumn Splendor 
I stamped them and fussy cut them out. I also colored them with distress ink.
There are beautiful Melissa Frances pieces in this kit including a chandelier drop. I also used another Martha Stewart Embroidery punch to create the little doilies.

My last layout is of my OTHER daughter! LOL
On this one I used a new set of digital frames I picked up the other day.
They are the Katie Pertlet Carded Stacked Frames from Designer Digitals.
This photo was taken a few years ago by Gina Coppolino Photography.
I used masking in the background again and also on the pattern paper.
I created these daisy floral blooms and am sharing a tutorial with you on how to create these. I also used a crackle stamp on my chipboard Dusty Attic hinge.
I painted them white then stamped over it.
Here is a close up of the flower.

Daisy Flower Tutorial
Supplies needed:  Spellbinders Donna Salazar Carnation Creations Shapeabilities, Small flower punch, Glimmer Mist, Cardstock Colors of Choice, Craft Mat, Chalk Ink, Paint brush
Die cut 2 large flowers and 3 small flowers

Put a few drops of glimmer mist on your craft mat. Spray the water on the glimmer mist. You can test the color on a scrap paper to see how light you like it. Once you get the intensity of color that you like paint your flowers with it. Paint both sides.

    Let them dry or heat dry with your heat gun.
      Ink the petals with chalk ink.

        Roll the daisy flowers petal inward with a paint brush.

        Punch 4 small flowers for the centers.

        Spray them with glimmer mist and let dry.

        Roll the petals inward using the paint brush end.

         Layer the flowers, 2 large, 2 medium and stack the small punched flowers inside each other adhering each layer with glue. Crunch the flower together to fluff it up.

        This month I created some butterfly files for our Scraps of Elegance kit.
        I created these files using free butterfly clip art images and altering the colors and sizes to match "Swan Song." Feel free to grab them for your own personal use.


        Lizzyc said...

        Hi.. these layouts are so beautiful.. so full of details and i love all the frilly edges, and gorgeous embellishments.. Lots to love here..

        Carol Hurlock said...

        Wow, you have been a busy girl Lisa!!! You know you have made me look at cardboard in a different way. The guys are work look at me like I am nuts-I take the boxes they are going to throw away and peel back the corrugated parts and take them home...lol I just used a piece last night on a creation. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial on the flower. For some reason I like the handmade ones the best. I haven't bought flowers for 2 years...lol Your butterflies are gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing.

        Candy's Creations Blog said...

        Beautiful layouts! You have been very busy! I love the flowers you create and what a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for showing how to use glimmer mist on the flowers. I tried it once and it came out very messy looking. I will try it your way since yours are so beautiful!

        kerstin said...

        this is all so beautiful.

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