Love is definitely in the air!!! And, so is the snow for my friends and family caught up in the horrible snow storm this weekend. I am praying that everyone is o.k. and will get through this safely.
Today I would like to share my second layout (lo) using the GORGEOUS Scraps of Darkness (SOD) January kit “Beloved”. I have to be honest…this is not my fave lo, and I almost trashed it a couple of times, but deadlines will make you think twice. Besides, I never give up on a lo, not once!!!
The photos are of my daughter, Jennifer and her wonderful husband, Tim. The photo was taken a couple years back at Mom and Dad’s house on Thanksgiving. We were having lots of fun that evening!
I began by using Bo Bunny’s paper from the Coordinating Paper Add On for the background. I heavily distressed the edges. Now here is where I went a little (lot) overboard for me. First I splattered 2-3 different colors of ink on the background and then sprayed with water. I then stenciled around the lo using Tim Holtz’s stencil “Gothic”. Then I started stamping around on the stenciling. Oh my goodness, did it get busy. I really hated it at that point. So, I re-stenciled over the over design. That helped tone down the stamping…..What to do, what to do….we’ll fix it later.
Included in the Creativity Add On was a paper pack from Santoro. I used several sheets to create a collage of paper to use as the mats for my photos.
I diecut two beautiful wreaths to tuck under the photo. I also used the beautiful lace that was also included in the Creativity Add On. Here is where I fixed my boo-boos from my stenciling and stamping. I simply added another piece of lace to cover the worst re-stenciling of the design.
I diecut 3 sweet hearts using paper from the Santoro paper pack. Then I added my embellishments. I fussy cut some flowers from paper included in the kit, and used tons of flowers from the Floral Add-On and Main Kit. The majority of flowers used came from these two sources. I sprinkled different colored beads on the flowers to make them pop and sing! I also used various little word phases from the G 45 Cardstock Stickers included in the Main Kit. I finished up with two sweet butterflies created by Renea Harrison that came in a previous kit.
As I said earlier, this lo was a real challenge with lots of goofs, but I didn’t give up!!! I did get it to a place that I felt was acceptable. I hope you like it!!!
Scraps of Darkness kits can be found at http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/kits/?sort=alphaasc
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