February Scraps of Darkness "Our Story" Kit

As I sit here today, I am watching the snow gracefully coming down, like it has since last Thursday.  It will stop, then start again, it's so beautiful, tranquil and perfect for scrapping.  Here is my first layout using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) February kit "Our Story".  That's my Hubby and me about 35 years ago.  Gosh, we look so young.  I made my dress and veil, it cost me $47.  There is lots of lace along the veil and down the front of the dress.

I used this GORGEOUS Blue Fern Studio (BFS) paper from the Main Kit for my background.  On the other side are 4 printed mat images, which I used to mat my photo.  I started with a brown cardstock for the main mat and added some lace from my stash and inserted pearls from my stash.

I added more lace and pearls along the sides of the photo (from a previous SOD kit).  I waited to add the lace on the bottom under the flowers until I had the placement of the flowers the way I wanted them.

The rest was so easy.  At the bottom of the photo I went wild with the luscious Market 49 salmon and gold flowers included in the Main Kit and Floral Add On.  I tucked in some flowers from previous kits. Then I adhered the yummy lace at the bottom of the flower cluster.

At the top of the photo I created another flower cluster using more Market 49 flowers and other goodies from my stash.  I tucked in the gold flourishes (also from my stash).

Usually you would add the color to the background paper first, but I waited till the end so that I could get it just right.  I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink "Tea Dye".  It sure came out gold.  And, last I added little sentiments and hearts tucked into the bottom of the photo.

That's all for me!  Have a great week!

Big Alaska Bear Hugs!!!