Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scraps OF Elegance Second Reveal*** Simply Shabby Chic*** / Splash Of Color Guest Designer!!

 I was away at a scrap retreat this past weekend and worked on my Scraps Of Elegance projects. It was a fun weekend with friends and I had a blast just relaxing and creating with this gorgeous kit, Simply Shabby Chic. For my first layout I used the Prima Delight paper. I recently added the new Prima masks to my arsenal and thought I would take this opportunity to use one of them. I did some machine sewing around the layouts and the tags. YES, I did bring my sewing machine with me to the retreat. I actually had another scrapper come over and take pics of my machine!! One of my 6 beloved Singer Featherweights. They seemed fascinated that I sewed on paper!! I seemed fascinated that they never had...And I also took the opportunity to use Scraps Of Elegance kit to showcase my first project reveal as Guest Designer for Splash Of Color..Silks, crackle paint, Inka Gold Metallic Rubs, oh my.....SUPER EXCITED!!

 I created the flowers using the cream piece of card stock from the Card Stock add on kit. 1 sheet made all of the flowers and leaves as well as the flourishes. I used Splash Of Color Silks Acrylic Glaze to color the flowers. And I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Fuzzy Peach,  Nutmeg and Coral Berry and rubbed with Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Old Silver. Then I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pretty Peridot and  Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Yellow/green to color the leaves. The flowers were die cut from one of Sizzix  Susans Garden dies. The middles were created with a little brown Flower Soft and Splash of Color Pearl Pen in Copper Pearl.

The frame was die cut with a Sizzix die, and painted with Splash Of Color Crackle Paint in white. It is amazing and dries shiny!! Then it was rubbed with a very light coat of Silks Acrylic Paint in Nutmeg using a foam applicator and rubbing it into the frame. Because the crackle dries shiny, the paint sunk into the cracks and left a light coat on the crackle. I love the look.

I used some texture paint mixed with a little gesso to thin it out and spread it over a brick mask using a wide palette knife. Then I rubbed more of the Silks Acrylic Glaze watered down a bit in Nutmeg  over the dried stones. Then I stippled just a little more over the stones when they were dry.  Using a charcoal pencil I outlined each stone for definition. 

Just another view. I left the tag banner blank for the moment as I try to figure out what the title of this layout will be.

The flourish is another Sizzix die cut using the same technique as on the frame.

 Here is another view of the cluster of flowers I created.

 Thank you for coming to visit to see my latest creation with the Scraps Of Elegance September Kit, "Simply Shabby Chic". Go visit the Scraps Of Elegance Gallery where you can see the other creations done by the Design Team. And be sure to check out how to get your very own subscription to the kits  if you LOVE Elegance. The kits are truley amazing. I will be revealing my 3rd creation shortly, so stay tuned. And visit Scraps Of Elegance Blog for more inspiration!!


Lizzyc said...

Another really beautiful layout and I love the way you make your flowers too..

Debbie L Gregory said...

Another stunning creation. I love all the details and steps you explain. Would love to know is the banner on the tag a die or chipboard piece of collection?

Nágela said...

It's beautiful that your work!
I loved the richness of textures and details!

Sandi Clarkson said...

The brickwork and flowers are amazing! Hope you are feeling better by now !!

Amarilys said...

simply stunning Lisa! Love your flowers and that crackle effect is amazing!

Sandi Smith said...

so very beautiful Lisa! Once again you have made lovely flowers and I am with you...can't believe they dont sew on paper. Thats the only use my sewing machine gets!!

Keren Tamir said...

as always I love your flowers!! and such a beautiful LO!! your DD looks so much like you!!

Lynette said...

Your flowers are so always. Love the brickwork and the crackle effect on the chipboard pieces. Another work of art.