Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Little Halloween Magic With The Scrap Of Elegance October Kit~

When I got the October Scraps Of Elegance~Tiffany's Style Kit and saw the Polka Dotted Paper and chartreuse colored FabScraps Paper, I immediately thought, I so want to do a Halloween Project!! Then I saw the wooden shaped piece and thought, yes, I'll make a Banner with one of my little Vintage Witches!
So, I took one of my digitally altered Witches, gave her a glitter painted hat, and fussy cut her out.

I took the wooden banner, traced it onto the polka dot paper from the kit, cut 2 sets of  it out, distressed the edges, and inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink In Spiced Marmalade, and glued it to both sides.

I then cut out a square of the kit paper, distressed the edges then stencile it with the stencil from the kit and some black puff paint, then heat it up to add dimenstion, and added my image.

I ran some Crochet Lace across the bottom and topped it with some black lace I had left over from a past kit. Next, I added a Black Chiffon Flower, some flowers from the kit and this month's floral add on and some stash feathers, bottle cap with little owl piece, and a "The Witching Hour" piece. 

I had some little potion bottle stickers from a past Scraps Of Darkness Kit and I added a little glass vile to the top of those. The spider webbing is just some cheesecloth, and the spiders are just those fun, cheap plastic spiders we all have lying around at Halloween topped with some of the Chartreuse Pearls from the Kit.  

I took two Time Piece trinkets from my Reneabouquets Shops and added those, threading hand dyed seam binding through the loops and creating a handle to hang my banner from.

I love Halloween fun projects, and this example shows you how you can take the October Kit and make it fit your Halloween Project needs. I hope you have fun creating your own Boo~tiful projects!! Hugs ~Renea

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Scraps Of Elegance has revealed it's Oh So Yummy October Kit~Tiffany's Style, and it along with all of the monthly Add Ons, disappeared like they were going out of style. I am so glad that along with what I get for my DT package that I am also permanent on some of the Add Ons. A Monthly Subscription is definitely the way to go if you don't ever want to miss out on the fun!!

For my 1st project with the kit, I created a layout that features a selfie of my niece Haley! Haley has a country chic style and some of the elements of this kit were perfect for her photo.

I loved the wood grain paper that was in this month's paper add on, and layered it over a second sheet of the same paper using the backside of the  pattern. I distressed the edges and did some paper curling at the bottom and created some torn peek a boos to expose the paper underneath.

Here you can see how the paper curling adds interest and dimension to the layout. I love paper curling, I think it is one of my FAV techniques of all time!!

I then took some Dina Wakley Gesso and dry brushed it over the area just outside my photo layers.

I then took the stamp from the kit, some Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye Ink and did some subtle stamping which is a wonderful way to add depth to your projects.

I added corrugated board that I painted with Gesso and Inked, another layer of paper and one of the Prima Tags that I distressed inked with the Tea Dye Ink, added a twine bow to and topped with a Teal Mini Texture Roses, a Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass frosted Camellia Teal Flower and a Prima Flower from this month's Floral Add On.

At the bottom where I paper curled, I added some Delicate Flower Embroidered Lace that I ran the long pins with the crystal heads through and rouched, then tied some rope bows and added those to so that the pin heads showed.

The flower layer at the bottom corner was created with a past kit burlap flower, a flower from the Kit, a flower from the FAO, another rope bow with mini texture rose topper, and then I popped a sweet 
Prima Large Resin Owl into in keeping with my more natural theme of the layout.

The set of two, Sweetheart Teal Butterflies are some of my handcrafted butterflies and were created to go with this month's kit. 

I can't wait to get to play with this kit some more!! I already know what I am doing for my next project, and I just wish the yard work was finished so that I had more time to play!! Oh how dare that real world get in the way of my scrappy time-LOL!! I am sure you can relate, so thanks for taking some of your time to visit me!! Hugs ~Renea 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Peace & Harmony~

Today, I have my last project created with the Scraps Of Elegance Lisa's Sweet September Kit.
I created a layout that pulled those beautiful Autumn Plums and Greens from the Kit, using one of Maddie's Senior Pics.
This Kit is Sold Out, but you can grab a monthly subscription to our kit club that assures that you get a kit, along with any of the other monthly Add Ons that you reserve.

I layered in kit paper, randomly punching, distressing, and inking the top layer.

I then created an under layer by cutting down some of the kit paper and then cutting and curling the edges, for dimension. 

I absolutely love corrugated board, and here I used a layer of some that I tore, inked heavily with

  Seedless Preserves Tim Holtz Distress Ink , and then edged it with  Dark Purple  Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass mixed with Silver Reneabouquets Glass Microbeads , as a matte for my photo.

I created floral layers around the photo using, past kit flowers, flowers from the Kit, 

Reneabouquets Mini Textured Roses in Purple, and in this one I tucked in one of the sweet Melissa Frances Frames, and some of the Prima twine from the Kit. 

I created a rolled back peek a boo and added some Blue Fern Chipboard Bricks from a past kit that I painted with Gesso, then painted the brick with Prima White Sand Texture Paste and then coated it with 

At the top of the peek a boo, I added a hand dyed seam binding bow that was created by misting seam binding with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Seedless Preserves, and then topped it with one of the G45 Metal Locks from the September Elements Add On

The misting was done using the Rebecca Baer Stencil - Moroccan Tile from the September Elements Add On and the Seedless Preserves Spray Stain. Melinda has quite a few of these really unique Rebecca Baer Stencils that you can find here:

I hope you have enjoyed my work with the September, Scraps Of Elegance Kit! I do believe the new October Kit will be shipping soon and can't wait to get my box of goodies and get to play with it!! I hope you have a great weekend! My son is coming in this weekend, so I am sure mine will be packed full of good eating and hanging out with him and my husband. Hugs ~ Renea

Shabby Sugar Plum Roses DragonfliesReneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass Dark Purple Reneabouquets Glass Microbeads ~ SilverReneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass ~ DiamondReneabouquets Flower Set - Mini Textured Roses - PurpleTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad~Seedless PreservesDina Wakley GessoPrima White Sand Texture PasteTim Holtz Distress Spray Stain ~Seedless Preserves

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Let Them Eat Cake!!! Marie Antoinette Pocket Journal & ATC~

When I saw all those fun Marie Antoinette Graphic 45 Papers in the Scraps Of Elegance~Lisa's Sweet September Kit, I just had to make some Marie Antoinette themed projects from them!!!
First up, I have a "Let Them Eat Cake" Marie Antoinette Pocket Journal. This piece is filled with unique spots to house journaling, small photos and momentos. There is even a removable  glass vile of  Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass!! So perfect for sprinkling a little glitter on some of those memories!

I started with a Handcrafted Pocket Journal Base, and then cut and distressed a layer of the kit paper. I then added on a fussy cut "If The Crown Fits piece, and then over layered with some Golden Goddess Lace, I then fussy cut out the Marie Antoinette and  Lois XVI of France Image and layered it on top of the lace with foam tape. 

Next I created a floral layer with a Shabby Blush Chiffon Flower, one of the peach Petaloo flowers from this month's Floral Add On, and a past kit rose. 

I painted a couple of the little Blue Fern Crown Pieces  with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste and tucked them in.

I then fussy cut a "Let Them Eat Cake piece from the paper and added a Brass Spoon trinket onto it. The Champagne Dreams Butterflies are some of my handcrafted butterflies that I carry in the  Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops.

I took a corked glass vile and filled it with some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass that I customed tinted for this project and used the peach twine from the kit to tie on one of the G45 Chipboard pieces from the Elements Add On.

I created a pocket from the G45 Pocket & Tags in the kit and added the "Keep Calm" piece on with foam tape. The whole piece velcros onto the base so that it can be removed.

There is a "Let Them Eat Cake" piece tucked inside the pocket.

Here is the system with the pieces untucked. There are:
2 Oversized, Double Sided Tags with lace, Hand dyed seam binding bows and pearl and gold buttons
2 Smaller pieces that open up for journling and small photos
A large tag with a hand dyed seam binding bow topped with a Timeless Button 

This piece has a back pocket 

With  a small double sided piece and 2 small G45 Chipboard tags.

2 Julie Nutting Armoire Pieces(from the kit) that I decorated with Prima Resin Pieces and pearls.

I then cut the doors so that they open up with some of the Graphic 45 Quote Paper Pieces mounted into them. The Armoires tie closed with some of the kit twine.

This is the back view of the Armoires.

And this is the back view of the entire pieces that has been finished out for a complete, designer look. 

Up next is a little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 ATC that I put together in the same theme as the Pocket Journal. I needed a quick ATC to do a swap with and using scraps from the pocket journal and running with the same theme allowed me to pull it off in about 15 minutes!! A busy girl has to do what she has to do!!

I created a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 ATC from Chipboard and then layered both sides with the kit paper that was left over from the background paper on the Pocket Journal. I then grabbed a scrap of TimelessVintage Lace In Ivory that I had lying on my super messy desk. I added a Baroque Metal Frame, and then fussy cut the small images from some of the kit paper that I had cut on for the 1st project. 

I added one of those sweet Peach flowers from the Floral Add On along with a past kit mini rose and some stash leaves.

Used some leftover seam binding from the Pocket Jouranl to create a bow, and topped it with a Little Tea Cup, and then cut out the "Let Them Eat Cake" Quote from the same paper and popped it on with some foam tape, and there I had it an Easy Peezy, use up some scraps little ATC so beautiful and so perfect for swapping!!

Well, now I am in the mood for cake!! How about you?? Lets go grab a slice, and a cuppa and take it easy now that all our work is done!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs ~Renea

Items Used On Pocket Journal from  Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy:
Handcrafted Pocket Journal Base
Shabby Blush Chiffon Flower
Golden Goddess Lace
Timeless Buttons~Gold
Brass Spoon~Reneabouquets Spoon Trinkets
Champagne Dreams Butterflies
Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste
Crochet Lace #004

Items Used On ATC from  Reneabouquets.com and Reneabouquets Etsy:
TimelessVintage Lace In Ivory
Little Tea Cup~Reneabouquets Tea Trinkets
Baroque Metal Frame

Saturday, September 19, 2015

What If You Fly Swag Bag Created For Phyllis Fernandez~

Over on the Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps Of Elegance Facebook Community Page, I am hosting a Swag Bag Swap this month, and my swap partner is Phyllis Fernandez. I created the following Swag Bag for her, and today I am just showing the Bag Portion of my gift to her, as part of my Scraps Of Elegance Design Team work with the Lisa's Sweet September Kit. I am saving the photos of the inside goodies as a surprise for Phyllis, and I hope she loves the bag and all the goodies that I chose just for her.

I took my inspiration from some Angel Wings that I saw on Pinterest by Carla Nathan:

I changed  the Design of my wings to an "in flight " spread, instead of a resting stance, by hand drawing my own wings and  going from there. I just love anything winged, and these Angel Wings were perfect for the the theme that I was creating for Phyllis's Bag. 

I started with just a plain white 8 x 10 gift bag, and I created chipboard panels for it to mount on all 4 sides, painted the edges white with white gesso, and then layered on papers from the kit that I distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I then added some of my FAV white, beaded Fuzzy Trim from my stash around the top of the bag,

I then took some lace and wrapped the handles to give them a nice designer look, added some seam bindine that I misted with Prima ~Tea Dye Color Bloom and crinkled, some pieces of lace panel and popped on a sweet little Reneabouquets Tiny Treasure Gold Tinsel Butterfly.

I added on a 2nd layer of kit papers that I edged in Diamond Glitter Glass, and Reneabouquets Microbeads In Gold. Next came a layer of  Golden Goddess Embroidered Lace.

I created my Angel Wings by drawing out my pattern onto chipboard, and cutting them out. I then covered the chipboard with lace panel, and then pleated crepe paper and added it onto the chipboard in layers to simulate feathers. I brushed over the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink, and then randomly shot the crepe paper with spray adhesive and sprinkled on some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond. I aded some feathers and a Large Vintage Romance Pearl & Rhinestone Brooch to the center.

I layered in a paper Doily, a  Prima Victorian Frame Resin that I rubbed some Inka Gold from a past kit on to, and then I took a little Vintage Image that someone had created an Inspirational piece out of  with the quote "What If I fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?", on Tumbler, did some digital color changing, then fussy cut her out, and added some Diamond Glitter Glass to her wings and popped her onto the frame. 

I created flower layers from some stash mulberry flowers, some of the Petaloo Flowers from this month's floral add on, some more hand dyed seam binding and some hand stamped, fussy cut leaves.

I took one of the Blue Fern Chipboard Crowns from the kit, inked it and then added Inka Gold accents, turned it upside down and placed it under the resin frame as an accent.

For the backside of the Swag Bag, I added more lace, a hand stamped Doily and a piece of a FAVorite Emily Dickenson Quote "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul" as a flow through on my Wings theme.

I created a piece for the bottom of the quote, by taking the Blue Fern Chipboard heart, covering it with Gold Microbeads mixed with Diamond Gliter Glass, and then I hand crafted paper clay wings and added Inka Gold Accents, and layered it all on as one piece.

I hope Phyllis loves her Swag Bag as much as I loved receiving mine from her. Here is a photo of the one she sent me. Of course it has all the goodies in the photo, because I already received it!!!

I hope you take the time to join in on a fun swap somewhere!! That is one of the best parts about crafting is the people you meet along the way in the crafting community!! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!! Hugs ~Renea