Thursday, September 15, 2011

~*~Scraps of Darkness~*~ September Release & Smeared Ink Release and Blog Hop

Hello, all! It's time for the September Scraps of Darkness Reveal. This month's kit is called Passages and it is chock full of gorgeous travel papers, damask patterns, and rich colored cardstock. The papers are from the Bo Bunny Etc. Collection and the Teresa Collins Traveler Collection; cardstock is from Bazzill, and the embellishments range from Prima to Jenni Bowlin. I have added photos of the kit and its add ons for your viewing {and drooling} pleasure. If you are interested in this or any other kit, act fast! They sell out quickly!

Scraps of Darkness September Kit - Passages.

Scraps of Darkness Passages Paper Add On.

Scraps of Darkness Passages Cardstock Add On.

Scraps of Darkness Passages Romance Add On.

Scraps of Darkness Color Add On.

Scraps of Darkness Passages Flora and Fauna Add On.

Isn't it fabulous!?! So now on to the Scraps of Darkness Monthly Sketch from our very own designer, Charlotte {aka Suepup}.
Scraps of Darkness Passages September Sketch.

This is the page I based on the above sketch:

Innocent Layout. This is my mother when she was baptized as a child. I love that the photo had some color to it. I took some of the Teresa Collins paper and painted the edges with Distress Crackle Paint in Tattered Rose and once dry, I inked over it with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The lace is from my stash. I used the Prima Brick Mask and Peeled Paint Distress Ink to ink in the brick pattern. The clock is inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink as well. The flourishes, flowers, and alphas are all from the kit as well. I then added some circle made of Liquid Pearl dots in Bisque. I also misted the burlap flowers with a Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen mists I made.

Warm Welcome Layout. The photos are of my dog Attila and our family's new puppy, Lottie. At first they didn't get along; there was some major jealousy there but it wasn't too long before Attila took to her and they were acting like siblings. All the papers are from the September Scraps of Darkness kit. I used the stamps from the kit to stamp on the journaling block I made, added some lace and doilie flowers, and handmade liquid pearl embellishments. The alphas are foam Thickers which I dotted with Liquid Pearls and the glass embellishments are from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit.

Scrapbook News N' Review Magazine Sketch.

Fifteen Layout. I used the above sketch from SNR for this page of my daughter's 15th birthday. She is not much of a picture-taker so I am lucky to have these of her on that day. I used the white cardstock from the Scraps of Darkness kit and misted it, first with Shimmerz Mama Sings the Blues then with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Hydrangea Blue Mist, and a combination of the Bo Bunny ETC. papers. The zipper flower was given to me a long time ago and I combined that with the brown tulle from the kit. I made the banner and strung it up with embroidery thread.

NOW, onto the news about Smeared Ink. Smeared Ink stamps is releasing new stamps for Halloween! And to celebrate, we are having a blog hop that showcases some of the DT samples!  Here is the blog roll for you to take a look.


Black Dragon
Lady Brayton
Celina You are HERE!
Our Guest Designer Sara
 Here is my sample for the blog hop, which I combined with my September Scraps of Darkness Kit.

Follow the Green Fairy Layout. Here are some of my favorite ads for Absinthe. I have never tried drinking it but I find the mystique of it is intriguing. The papers, flowers, and mist (Smooch Spritz). The fairy stamp is from Smeared Inks new Halloween release Goth Fairies.

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  1. Love them all! Especially the one of your daughter such a cool take on the sketch!

  2. Absolutely beautiful Celina!!! I am really loving them all! I will be getting that new set from Smeared Ink... Goth Fairies!!! Wowzer, you have lots to offer... will checking in with you later on that!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. Ooooh, love the Absinthe fairies and wonderful colors in your layout!


  4. FABULOUS Fairy on there - she's lovely. Great LO and super prods from SoD. :-)
    Ike xxx

  5. WOW Celina- I hardly have the words. Everything is stunning. You create absolutely beautiful pages that are true works of art. The love shows through. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  6. Celine these are all gorgeous! Your daughter is lovely!

    Fiona. x

  7. Great project looks fantastic
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. Loving the Absinthe fairies and you did a wonderful job w/ colors in your layout! I am digging your blog! Great stuff!

  9. very colorful. thanks for showing us

  10. I love your tribute to Absinthe! So clever and your coloring of the goth fairy is fabulous! Now I'm off to take a closer look at your other projects :)

  11. Outstanding work Celina~! LOVE the edginess in your work....very unique and creative!!!! Your take on the SOD sketch is beautiful....what a little doll baby...and I LOVE how you did the circles!!! your layouts from the Sketchy Thursday sketch and SNR (both fab sketches) are the papers you put together on the 1st...and the blue on the 2nd just ROCKS....and the Absinthe fairy page....well girl...that is just DIVINE!!!!! FAB WORK my friend!!!!