Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday and March Scraps of Darkness Kit Release

Hello, all! What a wonderful day for sharing some scrappy projects! Today is also the release of the Scraps of Darkness March kit release! The name of the kit is Vintage Revelry! I want to tell you this month's kit was a lot of fun to work with; full of Paper Loft and Graphic 45 papers, Prima flowers in metal and fabric, and tons of extra goodies to embellish your pages. I actually used my March kit to complete a Wonderland-y project (more on that in a bit). Here is the March Kit - Vintage Revelry!

Scraps of Darkness March Kit - Vintage Revelry.

Scraps of Darkness March Sketch
 by Suepup aka Charlotte.

Chic layout. My take on the March Scraps of Darkness Sketch. The Graphic 45 Curtain Call line really plays up French drama and I wanted to add a little drama to my page. I used Moon Shadow Mist by Lindy's Stamp Gang in Gossamer Gold from my kit on all the flowers and used my UTEE melting pot to melt bronze UTEE and make the mask and roses in molds (A tutorial for how to make your own embellishments and molds is below). I used the gold embossing powder from the kit on the flourished I cut out of cardstock. I also used UTEE to cover the Kaisercraft birdcage. The pin on this page was made exclusively for Scraps of Darkness by Craftysprinkles aka Mandy.

The Pot of Gold at the End of My Rainbow layout. I was in the St. Paddy's Day mood and came up with this page. The pot is an image from the Internet. The papers are Bazzill Fresh Kiwi and Graphic 45 Curtain Call Leading Ladies from my March SOD kit.. The clover is made of hearts cut with my Cricut Expression, the rainbow is made of buttons from my stash, and the title is from my ever growing stash of Thickers.

Family - Etched in Our Memories layout. The Vintage Revelry kit really inspired me to create heritage layouts. These photos are of my father-in-law's parents. I wanted to really focus on the photos and the vintage look so I used lace trim, Paper Loft For The Record Family Tree and Journal papers, and some Paper Loft Words and Titles. I also used my Fiskars Threading Water border punch with some Bazzill Coal cardstock, Rainboots Thickers, and a flower I made (a link for a tutorial for this flower is below).

So Vain layout. When I saw the Graphic 45 Curtain Call Moulin Rouge B side pattern of peacock feathers, I saw the opportunity to scrap some of my peacock photos from the many trips to the zoo my family has taken. The large photo and the feather photo are not mine though, lol! Mine were not very pretty and I wanted to show the true splendor of the bird. The smaller photo at the bottom is mine. The color add-on for the March kit is amazing!!! The color on the peacock paper is Starburst's Tibetan Poppy Teal by Lindy's Stamp Gang. You should see the shimmer on this in real life! I used the Bazzill Fresh Kiwi cardstock, some gorgeous and bright Prima flowers, a Kaisercraft birdcage; all from the kit, some fuchsia cardstock with various border punches, Stickles in Lime Green and Distress Stickles in Worn Lipstick, Fabric Thickers, and some lacey trim I had.

Beauteous layout. Another heritage layout form this month's SOD kit! I loved the vintage feel to all these papers and I just had to scrap another old photo. This is my father-in-laws mother. The journaling reads "This is Grandpa Gil's mother. We don't know much about her, except that she was loved." I used the Moon Shadow's Gossamer Gold Mist on the flowers and for the masking on the cardstock. I also used a Prima fabric flower, a couple of Prima metal flowers, and lace trim from the kit. The brown "pearl" embellishments are drops of UTEE from my melting pot. The crystal flourishes are from my stash and are colored with Adirondack Espresso Alcohol Ink.

Doorway to Wonderland Altered Album Outside. I wanted to create something for the Altered Alice Challenge this month which is about the Hall of Doors and part of the challenge was to create something with a door and an extra of having it open. So with my SOD March kit, I created this altered album. I bought an old scrapbook album at a flea market (Before picture is below the next photo) and decoupaged the entire thing with Modge Podge and the brown paper bags that the kit comes packaged in. I used Paper Loft For the Record Estate paper, a Graphic 45 door knob and plate, and a Prima butterfly from the kit. The forest moss and hinges are from my stash and I stamped and colored the mushrooms. I also added some additional wings to the butterfly, which I cut with my Cricut Expression and covered in Turquoise Stickles.

Doorway to Wonderland Altered Album Inside. This is the inside of my altered scrapbook. The photo is one of my favorite illustrations from the Alice in Wonderland book. There's something about that checkerboard field. I also added a cut out of the White Rabbit. All the flowers on this are from current and past Scraps of Darkness kits. I also added some stained wood flourishes at the corners. Don't know what I'll be using it for yet, but I'm thinking it will do quite nicely as an art journal.

Album Outside Before.

Album Inside Before.

Link to the Dechire Style Flower Tutorial : http://scrapsofdarkness.com/TutorialDechireFlowers.html

Link to the Making Embellishments with UTEE/Molds Tutorial: http://scrapsofdarkness.com/TutorialUTEEembel.html



  1. What a great idea to make the cover of your journal the door.....open the door and come inside!
    Thanks for playing along!

  2. I came to see your Altered Alice piece, but all your work is lovely with a very different approach. I love your work, it is very inspiring!!
    Sue xx

  3. Fantasic layouts and projects! LOVE the doorway, actually I love all you altered Alice projects. TFS

  4. Fabulous piece for our Altered Alice challenge. Fantastic door and amazing handle. Love the depth you have achieved inside. Great piece. Thank you for joining The Altered Alice challenge. Tracy Evans x

  5. Wonderful journal, and all the other stuff too, you are so prolific! The door is amazing and I love how you achieved a sense of distance between the foreground and the checkerboard field! Lovely door, that doorknob is amazing, so thanks for listing who makes it! :-)

  6. so cool--love the pages too!

  7. Wow! I followed the link from the Altered Alice challenge, and what a treasure chest it's turned out to be. Definitely a blog to follow :)

  8. Your door to Wonderland is fabulous. Love the journal idea and the images are wonderful. Great art. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Altered Alice.