Saturday, 6 July 2013

July Guest Designer for Scraps of Elegance

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I am this months Guest Designer at Scraps of Elegance! The July kit is called Home Sweet Home and is packed full of beautiful goodies from Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, Prima and more and here it is. . .

My first project was the sketch done by Suepup and it was so fun to work with!
I knew as soon as I saw the name of the kit and the sketch that I had the perfect picture.
My Girls! When you have five daughters it is often difficult to get them all home at the same time. This photo was taken on Father's Day 2011. My five girls and three grandaughters! (We now have a boy on the way!)
I fell in love with the blue paper from Bo Bunny called Prairie Chic Dot (right side of layout) and it set the pallette of the layout. The kit came with a beautiful circle chippie from Gina's Designs which I first primed with white and then tried to match the flowers to inks and markers I had.
I used my Tim Holtz markers to color these I love that you just need to add some ink and use a water brush for the water color effect. Tried to keep with the blue, pink and green of the papers I used.
I sprayed the cheesecloth that came in the kit with the Shimmer paint Pop Art Pink that came in the Colour Add On. I then backed the chippie with the cheesecloth to add some texture behind my picture.
Many of my flowers (all the bigger ones) were made using paper from the kit! I also used the TextureZ (Tidy Widy) that came in the Colour Add On and did at bit of masking along the side of the page. I went back over it with a Mica powder but didn't like the results so I gently inked it with Moss Green which matched the papers.
Colour Add On
Although the kit came with bling I didn't have enough room to use it on this layout so I took a samll one from my stash and inked it with a Pink marker. Sorry for the shadow in the corner :) Again all the larger flowers I made and the smaller ones came with the kit. The kit came with a gorgeous flower add-on as well I just didn't use them in this layout.
Flower Add On
Stunning aren't they?
I sprayed the Crochet Flower (included in the kit) with the Shimmerz Paint and added it to the cute little envelopes that came with the embellishment kit. I did a bit of journaling on the Keepsake slip noting each girls name and the age they were at the time of the photo.
Embellishment Add On 
The chippie came with some additional flowers so I inked them and added a dab of liquid pearls (embellishment kit) and blue bling to the centre of the flowers and randomly spread them across the top of the page.
This gorgeous butterfly was also included in the kit and was made by Renea Bouquets. Her butterflies are gorgeous and come with every kit!
Another close-up.
I like that not only do you get two of each paper in the kit but that you can but additional papers
 plus you can but a co-ordinating paper pack
and you have the option to buy the matching cardstock so you don't have to stand there trying to find the right color or have to go out and buy it
I love these kits! You could probably make an entire 12 by 12 album with the kits and the add ons. I look forward to making more pages with this kit so stay tuned!
It is as hot as an oven outside so what better than a nice cold glass of lemonade and scrapping away! Have a terrific weekend and I will see you very soon! :)
All the best!