DT Reveal for July Scraps of Darkness

I'm sharing with you today my "first" layout for the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) July kit "Tracey's Artful Adventure".  It's a lo of my Dad at age 16 living in Juneau, Alaska, and it was taken just before he joined the US Navy.  When he turned 17 he lied about his age and enlisted. 

The kit is filled with the BoBunny "Penny Emporium" collection, which is very steampunkish.  I haven't done that style before so it was a real challenge for me.  The white slats I used for the mat I individually cut out of chipboard, gessoed and then inked to make it look whitewashed.  Talk about work intensive!!! 

Here's a photo of the start of the lo where I used light modeling paste mixed with some Lumiere's "Pewter" paint to get a silvering paste to use with the Tim Holtz "Clockwork Layering" stencil.  I splattered some gesso, Prima's Color Blooms "Tea Stain", as well as Heidi Swapp's Color Shine mist "Tinsel". 

I used the new Tim Holtz's Winged Mechanicals, as well as die cuts from BoBunny, all of where were included in the kit.  The rest of the goodies are from former Scraps of Elegance and Scraps of Darkness kits, except for the cog which is from Dusty Attic.  I was going to leave it naked, but decided to spray it with Prima's Tea Stain and then dabbed with the Heidi Swapp Tinsel.  I really like the effect. 

Another close up of a die cut from the kit, as well as some metal sprocket gears made by Tim Holtz which I got from a previous kit. 

That's it for me today.  I'll be sharing more layouts (los) throughout the month, and I hope you will stop by to visit me.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

For more information about the SOD/SOE kits you can visit:  http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/kits/?sort=alphaasc