Our Story is My Favorite

Hi everyone!!!!

Here is a layout using the Scraps of Darkness February kit "Our Story" featuring my son, Patrick, and his little nephew, Cameron (when he was a baby).  I just love the image of a big guy holding this little baby...too cute.  Cameron loves Pat so much, now that they can actually play together.  I wanted this layout to be a combination of layers and some mixed media, with some masculine baby softness.  Kinda hard to accomplish....

I started with a Blue Fern Studio paper for the background and used several different Lindy's, Blue Fern Studios, and Dylusions sprays to get the background to look the way I wanted it.  I counted 7 different colors in the grey and turquoise family with some black and white paint splatters.  I also stamped around the layout with 2 different stamps with a grid and dot design to add dimension.  I used a grid patterned 7 Dots stencil with modeling paste for texture.  This is one of my favorite stencils, not too much design, just a hint of structure.  

I built a base for the photos with several layers using the Prima "Love Clippings" notecards from the Main Kit and 6x6 paper pad included in the Creativity Add On.  

Once I got the base layers and photos glued down I started adding my embellishments.  All the flowers either came in the Floral Add On or from previous Scraps of Darkness kits.  I also added little pieces of white chipboard from my stash to give the layout a soft airy look, which I think is perfect for little babies.  I used some die cuts which are included in this month's Scraps of Elegance kit.  

The XOXO chipboard is included in the Main Kit, which I inked with black Archival Ink from Ranger.  And to add the finishing touch, I used several Tim Holtz rub-ons from a previous kit.  I really enjoy using rub-ons to add a little interest on a layout now.  I especially love the little birds on a branch at the top right of the layout.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my details about my layout!!!  Till next time, please consider joining the Scraps of Darkness kit club.  Melinda Kelly does such an amazing job putting these kits together with so many fun, beautiful embellishments to go along with the latest, and greatest paper collections.  

Have a lovely week!!