Have I mentioned how much I love this time of the year? Absolutely loving every minute of it! I wish it would last forever!
I have a new layout (lo) to share using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) September kit "Blush". The photo was taken at the Radio Station (Armed Forces Radio) in Rota, Spain in 1968. I was 15 and a dj. It was the most wonderful time of my life!!! I was so full hope of dreams. I did realize quite a few of them, I was a dj in a major market (Philadelphia), I was on TV as a news broadcaster, and I met some incredible people. But, enough about me....let's talk about my new lo!
I started creating the lo using 2 papers from the Prima "Rossibelle" collection. I ripped the polka dot one down two sides to create an angle across the page. I splattered some white ink around the page. I fussy cut the border on the left side of the page from another Rossibelle paper in the Main kit. I added some little Prima flowers from the Floral Add-On behind the edge, and added some little seed beads from my stash.
I cut out a frame using an Anna Griffin die cut and burnished it a bit to tone down some of the brightness. I added some pearls.
I went crazy creating layers behind the photo. I used various papers and die cuts (from the Main Kit). I distressed around all the edges and adhered some copper glitter from a previous kit. I also tucked in bits of lace from my stash.
I used the Blue Fern Studios chipboard which was included in the Elements Add On. I used Liquid Pearls in copper and pink on it. Lots of fun!
Next I fussy cut out a gorgeous flower design from another Rossibelle paper, and popped it on top of the photo and layers. I used more Liquid Pearls here and there to accent the flowers.
You can see that I added flowers (from the Main and Floral Add On) underneath the fussy cut piece. In the kit was a piece of pink tulle that I added under the flowers, along with a beautiful little pearl and rhinestone button that I purchased from Reneabouquets. I also added some more seed beads. The little gold flourish was left over from the die cut frame at the top.
Under the photo I added a script piece of chipboard from my stash. I heat embossed it with two different Lindy's Stamp Gang powders to give it a rosy glow.
On the left side of the photo I used a little phrase that is a Prima die cut included in the Main Kit.
At the bottom of the lo on the right side I used a Prima die and cut a gold doily. I used another little label cut from the Rossibelle paper and did some journeling. Then I added 2 more sweet flowers.
C'est fini!!! I have to admit that I spent a lot of time creating this lo. But, I thoroughtly enjoyed the process. If you are interested in purchasing the Scraps of Darkness or Scraps of Elegance kits your can purchase them here: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/kits/?sort=alphaasc
Bye for now!