Scraps of Darkness January Kit "Beloved" Layout

It was a very scary early morning (1:30 am) today.  We had a 7.1 earthquake about 172 miles away.  The epicenter was in the same location as the 9.3 quake in 1964.  Boy did it shake, and for a Loooooooooooooong time.  Needless to say I did not sleep well after that.  However, we are never toooo tired to scrap, right?

I have another layout to share using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) January kit “Beloved”.  This is a photo of my daughter Jennifer and her kitty Ebony (sadly past away) taken in her Senior year of high school.  I really love that photo.

I started by using a sheet of Bo Bunny “Leather and Lace” collection from the Coordinating Paper Add On for my background.  I stenciled using modeling paste and a Tim Holtz stencil “Gothic”.  I also splattered a little white ink around the background.

The frame around the photo was created using a Sizzix die.  I tucked in the two lace hearts from our Main Kit under the little paper images that were printed on various papers from both the Pattern and Coordinating Papers Add On. 

I adhered a gorgeous piece of black Venetian lace I have been hoarding, and placed large pearls strategically on it. 

I fussy cut the rose collage from an ATC from a paper included in the Pattern Paper Add On. 

Next I added the gorgeous flower cluster and other flowers around the bottom of the photo.  The flowers came from the Floral Add On.  The flowers were just a tad bit light, so I used some Lindy's Spray mist (using a paint brush) to liven them up. 

I added some of my trinkets, which I HOARD to the bottom left of the flower cluster (key and frame).  I used a sweet chipboard piece on the left which came in the Elements Add On, and added the year of the photo.  I tucked in some little punched black sprigs using the new Tim Holtz punch that I just got in the mail. 

Next I added sweet pearls on the background in various places to add a little eye candy. 

I hope you enjoyed my blog today.  As I said earlier, I’m a little tired after the shocking night, think I will take a nap…..

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