Scraps of Darkness January Kit

My dear friends!!!  I truly hope this week has been a good one.  We have had several minor snowfalls, just enough to make it wonderful!  Today I am sharing my last lo using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) January kit "Botanique".

This lo features Cameron, my 2nd grandson, with his bag of raspberries that he picked in his hand.  He is standing at the front door of his house with all of his Momma's plants surrounding him. So let's get started!!

I started with 3 lo mats, the top is from Simple Stories.  I gessoed where I wanted the picture and embellishments.  Then I used modeling paste through a stencil to create some texture.  I applied joint tape in various places for more texture.  I used a combination of inks and mists to color the background (silver grey, yellow, green).  I applied black splatters.

Next I created the photo mats and used various papers from the G45 collection.  I ripped some cardboard to use in the middle.  I created a circle out of green wrapped wire to apply around the photo.  I fussy cut various ferns to frame the photo and cascade along the left side.  I applied some bronze micro beads to simulate spores on the plants. 

I used a small chain circle chipboard from my stash and heat embossed some green glitter embossing powder from a previous SOD kit. 

At the bottom of the photo I cut some tags and used G45 die cuts and chipboard to create a collage.  I also used the yellow daisy from the Main Kit.  I fussy cut butterflies from various papers in the kit.  I tucked in some little blue flowers from a previous SOD kit. 

The title chipboard is from my stash.  I paint it black with acrylic paint from another SOD kit. 

This was an easy lo, but took a lot of time to create the little details.  I hope you like it!!  Have an awesome week.  Spring is around the corner!