I sure hope that all my American friends had a lovely Thanksgiving. I had my two children, a son-in-law, 2 grandsons and hubby for dinner. But, wait! There is more!! I have 1 dog, my son has one, and my daughter has 4, so that’s 6 dogs. We have 1 cat and my daughter has 2, so that’s 3 cats. And…..my daughter offered to puppy sit for a friend leaving town. So, I had a total of 10 animals and 7 humans for 4 days. Yes, the house is still standing, no there aren’t any broken dishes (thank goodness)! A good time was had by all.
We have so much to be thankful for, I thank God every day for all the blessings he has bestowed upon me.
I am sharing my last layout (lo) using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) November kit. I could play with this kit for a long time, and would not get bored with it. This is a photo taken last year of me and my grandsons Chase and Cameron. Lighting was horrible outside, as it was very overcast.
I got the idea of creating a big butterfly covered with fussy cut butterflies from the Bo Bunny paper included in the kit. I was afraid it would be too busy, but I had so much fun playing around with the design.
I started with the background paper using Bo Bunny, spread a layer of gel medium on it, and then started playing with inks. I used two different colors of ink to get a soft yellow with a hint of orange. I started playing my inks to get some fun splatters. I actually used 2 orange, 2 browns, and one black inks to get the effect I wanted.
I started stamping at the bottom of the butterfly to give it a look of flight, and then added some script stamping around the edges of the butterfly.
I drew a large butterfly to use as a foundation for the lo. I used 5 different colors of sequins to outline it.
There is a wonderful page of Bo Bunny stickers which I used as the title at the bottom of the photo, which describes exactly how I feel each and every day. In the Floral Add On are these beautiful Petaloo flowers.
The butterfly’s head is a beautiful Prima trinket which was included in a previous kit. I topped it off with some black flourishes from my stash to create antenna.
Last, but certainly not least I fussy cut several butterflies from one of the Bo Bunny papers from the kit. There are a total of 12 butterflies. I folded the wings up, and then started to work with their placement. What fun I had!!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. Only 26 days until Christmas!!!!
Our December kit should be one sale now, I will post a pic of it later. If you are interested in picking one up you can go to http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/kits/?sort=alphaasc I hope you consider joining us.