Scraps of Elegance Design Team 3rd Layout for July

Sharing with you a layout (lo) I just created using the SOE July kit "Tracey's Artful Adventure".  This kit is filled with so many goodies, including the Bo Bunny collection "Penny Emporium", which is a Steampunk, elegant style collection.  So, naturally, I had to do a little, or I should say attempt to do a little Steampunk lo.  I'm using a photo of my daughter, Jennifer (aka JennyBelle) taken when she was modeling back in the 90's.  Isn't she gorgeous???

I started on the background papers using a Prima stencil and Viva Modellier-Crème, color Lightblue that came with another kit.  It created the lovely feathery texture you see.  I outlined each of the feathers with Tim Holtz's Distress Marker "Vintage Photo" so that they would pop!  I stamped around the edges with Bo Bunny's "Stitches" stamp, which is a real go to stamp for me.  I inked around the outside of the page with the "Photo Vintage" Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  Here's a close up.

I used Donna Salazar's gear die and cut out a few from cardstock.  I inked them with a teal ink to give them an aged look, but you can barely see it except IRL.  I used the Iced Enamels German Glass Glitter on the one of the far left layer to make it stand out.  On the right hand layer I used the packaging from the dimensional die cuts that you see on top (elegant lady with glitter wings, and title). 

I used an Anna Griffen die to make the frame around the photo with heavy duty cardstock in white then I inked it with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

I then started embellishing the lo.  Had to use those sweet, velvety pansies.  They look so adorable.  The little twine bow was made with twine included in an older SOE kit. You can also see on the right lavender mat the little pearl dots I created using Bo Bunny's "DoubleDot" in Tutu.  Love that product.   

Included in the kit is a fabulous chipboard piece from Blue Fern, perfect for the layout.  First I put white gesso on it to seal it.  Then, I used Colorarte's Silks Acrylic Glaze in Autumn, which was also included in the kit.  I used a script stamp with Ranger's Archival black ink to create some texture.  I used teal chalk ink on the stems and leaves to break up the piece and to give it a more aged look on the clock and chain portion of the chipboard. 

My favorite part of the journey in making this lo comes next....adding the beads or "Prills" to the chipboard.  These little jewels are made by Art Quest and the color is "A Penny Saved".  I used a matte gel medium to adhere them down. 

And the rest of the lo was made with bits and pieces from the kit.  In fact, everything but the lavender die cut frame and the little metal gear framing the small cameo at the mid bottom came from either this kit or other SOD/SOE kits.  In the next photo you can really see the dimension of the layers. 

Now onto the next lo, which I hope to be able to share next week!!  Don't forget to check out the Scraps of Darkness kits and Scraps of Elegance kits.  You can come join the fun on our Facebook page.  There are so many lovely, talented gals who offer so much inspiration and help to get you started or learn something new.  Here's the info:

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Thank you so much for visiting me today!  I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to create something for yourself this week.  See ya soon!