Final Layout with Scraps of Darkness April Kit

It's me again with my final layout using the Scraps of Darkness April kit "Blue Skies and Sunshine". This layout features my oldest grandson, Chase in his 2nd Grade school picture.  I think he is such a cutie.

For those of you who don't know me, I am a really slow scrapper.  I have to take time to think through my layouts and how I want them to turn out.  For me, it's the process of creating that I enjoy the most.  By the time I am half way finished with a layout I have already created it, and want to move on to the next layout lol!!!  This month is always a very busy one for me, with my birthday and Mother's Day, I have 2 weekends taken up spending time with my family, and not much scrapping.....I hope you enjoy my sharing with you how I created this layout.

I used 3 different papers for the foundation, 2 from Kaisercraft and 1 from Bo Bunny from the Main Kit.  I applied a little watered down gesso around where I wanted my photo and embellishments to be.  I also splattered some black ink to add a little dimension.  I used the Gabi stamp that came in last month's kit and stamped around the border of the page.  Not sure if you notice, but most of the edges of the papers and photo have rounded edges to coordinate with the chipboard.

I layered the mats (black and blue) under the photo.  Some of the sentiment phrases were on the sticker sheet included in the Main Kit, and other were die cuts, and some I even fussy cut from on the papers with sentiment phrases.  (Elements and Main Kit)

I used the Blue Fern Studios interlocking squares chipboard from my stash.  I simply used Ranger's Archival Ink  to blend with the layout.  I had planned on adding some micro beads, but decided to leave them plain.  

The denim stars and brass buttons in the middle came in last month's kit as well.  I added some little gems from a previous kit to add more dimension in several places around the layout.  I also used the Tim Holtz clips that were included in Main Kit on the main phrase next to the photo.  

And, finally I used a selvage edge of one of the papers on each of the diagonal corners with several inspiring sentiments.  

That's it for me.  Please stop by again to see all the fabulous works of art created by our super talented Design Time.  Till next time......