Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday 2-15-2011 and Scraps of Darkness DT Release

Hello, all! Got a lot of projects to share with you today! Today is the 15th so I'll be showing you what I've been working on for Scraps of Darkness! There are quite a few layouts and a couple of cards, most of which have to do with Valentine's Day in one way or another. Let's get started shall we! First, here is the project I completed for Tea Time Tuesday. I used my February Scraps of Darkness kit for this! As many of you all ready know, The Queen of Hearts/Red Queen is my favorite character from Alice in Wonderland! And when I saw this image I knew I had to scrap it! The artist is Sandra Vargas and I think she did an amazing job with this cartoon version of the queen!

The Red Queen layout. You know the first thing I thought of when I saw this diamond patterned paper in my SOD Feb. kit was that I had to use it for something Alice-inspired! I used black and deep red Bazzill cardstocks along with the diamond paper from the Theresa Collins Noel collection and I distressed the edges with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All. I used my Cricut Expression for the hearts and distressed those as well. I colored the beaded trim (originally white), the black flower (originally peach), and some of the title letters (also originally white) with Stiletto Glimmer Glam and the large rose (originally orange) and the rest of the letters with Be Positive Glimmer Glam. I also stamped some suit symbols and embossed them, the metal frame, and pieces of the background with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. The diamond mirrors and the small black letters are also from the kit.

Here is a look at the February Scraps of Darkness kit, which was revealed on February 4th. A little early so everyone could get their Valentine's Day projects done in time for the big day!
The February Main Kit. This kit had everything for those Darkly Decadent Valentine and Love pages!

The February Patterned Paper Add-On. I LOVE the patterns on these! The colors are so rich and luscious!

The Cardstock Add-on. Great Bazzill papers in coordinating colors!

The Romance Add-On. Amazing embellishments to add some sparkle and bling to your pages!

The Color Add-On. My favorite add-on! I love this because the colors always coordinate perfectly with the kit and I can change anything to a different color if I need or want to!

Here is a wonderful sketch from Suepup aka Charlotte, the new sketch designer at SOD! Gorgeous isn't it?!

My Own Valentine layout. Here is my take on February's SOD sketch. I turned it upside down and left out the circle. I love diamond and damask patterns! Love this paper! Used my We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool to stitch the scallops, colored the pleated trim (originally white) with Be Positive Glimmer Glam and the Thickers Merry foam title with Staz-On Jet Black Ink. I also colored the flowers with the Be Positive Glimmer Glam which is quickly becoming my favorite color! Used a bling flourish, metal frame, and ornate trim from the kit and added some Christmas Red Stickles from my stash. The reason I titled it My Own Valentine is because my husband is oversees and I'll be spending this Valentine's Day without him.

Love/Hate Relationship layout. This is my pom, Attila, with my BFF's dog, Charlie. Charlie weighs about 70 lbs more than Attila but yet they still get along well, except when they want the same toy. That's where I got the title from. lol! I distressed the edges of the papers with my Distrezz-It-All, stamped flourishes on the pink paper and added some skull borders on the black. I added foam letters and flowers from my stash. The black and white flowers are from the kit.

My Drama Queen layout. This is my eldest daughter making faces at the camera. She is my very own drama queen and the journaling says something to the effect that although she has caused us all grief she is a caring and loving person and we wouldn't want her any other way. Everything but the title letters and flowers underneath the roses is from the SOD kit. And I used some of my stamps on the pink papers.
My Drama Queen Close-Up. I added a crown to the fairy's head and Magenta Stickles to her wings to make her more queen-like.

Valentine's Day Card 1. I made this card for one of my son's teachers. Lots of border punching and stickles!

Valentine's Day Card 2. I made this card for my son's other teacher. I used a doilie, some cutout hearts, ribbon, and Stickles for this one.

Sweetheart layout. Okay, this one took me hours to make! Why, you ask? The double heart frame for the photo is made up of tiny little hearts that I punched out with one of my border punches (there is a close-up of this below). The stamping and inking I did with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Now, why would I take the trouble? Well, one I like the mosaic look to it and two, there is a challenge over at scrapbook.com called the Obnoxious-Obscene-Overload Challenge and the challenge is to use as much of the named embellishment as possible. For February, the embellishment is hearts. So not only did I stamp a ton of hearts on the paper and I don't think that counts toward the final count but I punched out all these tiny hearts to use them on one big embellishment. I sure hope this counts! There are over 625 hearts on there! Yes, I counted! LOL!

Sweetheart Close-Up. Here you can see all the little hearts that make up the larger ones.


  1. Beautiful projects, Love them all. The Red Queen is brilliant! TFS

  2. Wow you have really been busy! Love all of these!

  3. you did so many OUTSTANDING projects with this kit!!!