Layout Using Scraps of Darkness (SOD) January Kit

I’ve had such a hectic week, and all everyone could talk about was our earthquake!!!  Kept me pretty anxious!

 Today I am sharing my last layout using the gorgeous Scraps of Darkness January kit “Beloved”.  I’ve chosen another one of my Jenny’s senior pictures.  Isn’t she beautiful?  I was inspired by the techniques my dear friend Marilyn Riviera uses. 

I chose Kaisercraft’s “Ma Cherie” paper for my background which was included in the Main Kit.  First I used a Prima Stencil to focus on the center of the page.  Then I splattered Dylusion’s “White Linen” ink spray.  I also used Lindy’s “Ramblin Rose Pink” to make more spatters.  I lightly rubbed some of the white ink around the edges of the first mat.

 I cut out a border strip from the Graphic 45 paper included in the Main Kit and placed it along the left side.  I used another G45 peach paper as my first mat, added another piece of the background paper.  I die cut an elegant frame from the “Ma Cherie” paper and centered the photo under it. 

 Next I used a piece of lace and glued it around the peach photo mat.  I only did that on 2 sides. 

 Now comes the fun!!  I adhered several pieces of lace, pearls, and rhinestones at varying lengths on the top and bottom of the mat.  Then I sprinkled Ice Enamels’ German Glass Glitter in two colors that were included in a previous kit. 

 I fussy cut a lady’s bust from one of the Graphic 45 papers included in the Main Kit.  I created a flower cluster using flowers from the Main Kit and the Floral Add and one from my stash.  I heat embossed 2 chipboard leaf branches and tucked them in at the bottom of the cluster.  I also used a sweet button that came with the Creativity Add On on the left side along with some little touches of lace.  Next I created a bow out of the pearls and glued a bigger pearl from the Main Kit in the center.  Last, I glued two pieces of Webster’s Pages Dazzle Me Gems from a really old SOD kit at the top and bottom of the photo. 

 I used the Blue Fern Studio chipboard included in the Elements Add On for my title.  I gessoed it first and then heat embossed it.  Love how it turned out. 

 That’s it for me this week.  I’m patiently waiting for the next month’s kit.  It’s going to be another winner.  If you are interested in joining our group you can purchase our kits at:

 Thanks for stopping by!