Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Possibility" Scraps Of Elegance April Reveal / Guest Designer

Hello beautiful scrappers!! As the April Guest Designer for Scraps Of Elegance, I am delighted  to share with  you, the  April Kit reveal, and what I have created using the Main Kit,  Card Stock and Flower add on.  "Possibility" is full of beautiful goodness coordinating perfectly  with the Bo Bunny and Carta Bella papers in the kit. Visit the Scraps Of Elegance page to check out the other beautiful add on kits that coordinate with the main kit. You can never have enough stash!!

The first layout I created with the kit uses 1 piece of Carta Bella paper from the Main Kit and 2 pieces of card stock. I ALWAYS get the card stock, as it is perfect for matting your photo's, creating your own flowers and leaves, using it as Background paper and by stamping, misting, and embossing, you would never know that it started with a piece of plain paper. And I just adore the variety of colors that can be used in so many ways.

I created the  flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a couple of my McGill punch's. By layering them and using Puffy Paint on the petals, I was able to achieve a textured fun design.

 The leaves were die cut from my CottageCutz Leafy Foliage die. I then sprayed the light green card stock a bit darker with Glimmer Mist.

  I added some Blue Fern Studios (not from the kit) chip board for my title. Good Vibes. I just painted it with some Silks acrylic Glaze for shimmer and shine.

Just another view. I layered 2 photo's for added dimension. The smaller dandelion die cuts were cut with my new Memory Box die. I left the card stock in its natural green color. A pretty lime green.

 The Bo bunny Noteworthy die cuts pack had a lot of great paper embelies. I used some on this page.

The next layout was inspired by one of the shots I got at my friend Christine's wedding. I focused on her holding her bouquet of flowers. Even though her bouquet was pink roses, I was inspired to create another flower this month. Having been one of the winners of the  The Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge, I was on a roll of creating new flowers. I recently came across old photos of a trip to Washington DC where Dogwood trees bloom like wild flowers. I just had to try and create a Dogwood Flower. I was kind of pleased with the finished product. I created 2 different middles for the flowers and will demonstrate both when I reveal the flower tutorial this week with a pink variation as well. I named them Dogwood Elegance.

The title was created in Photoshop, printed, matted, inked and placed on the layout using pop dots.

The leaves are a Sizzix Sizzlets die and the tiny  purple flowers are from the  Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch. I punched them from scraps and using my finger, rubbed them with the gorgeous purple Inka Gold  pot in the kit. I fell in love with Inka Gold at CHA last year when we discovered it. I hung out at the Viva Decor booth for a long time just playing with their products.The fence is a Blue Fern Studios (not in kit) chip board. I painted it with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint. Love the way it makes it look like an old weathered painted fence.

I mixed some of my hand made flowers with the Petaloo Flowers from add on Flower kit. The middles of my Dogwood were created using Fimo clay and a Mold Muse silicone mold.  They make the best little cabachons! The other middle are just little rolled balls of clay. Pop them in the oven at 250 for 10 minutes. Done...

Just another closeup of the Dogwood.

 The next layout was inspired by the beautiful sketch created by Charlotte aka Suepup. Great sketch to create with!I was really inspired by it.

You know how sometimes we dress our kids to match the papers in a kit?? Well I photoshopped my daughters green shirt into a pretty lavender color to match the papers. Thank goodness for color swapping!!

 I love the banner design. I just used scraps from the paper, cut the shape, sewed along the edges and used some of the rub ons to dress them up even further.

I mixed Main Kit flowers with the add on flowers for my clusters. I love the purple and blue combo. The leaves area Spellbinders foliage die stamped with the coordinating Heartfelt Creations stamp. then misted with Glimmer Mist in 2 different colors. The purple diecuts are a Memory Box die, cut from the pink card stock that was sprayed with purple Glimmer Mist.

 Both the title and the flourish are beautiful Blue Fern Studios chip board pieces. Damask Flourish and Good Vibes set. I painted the base white, then sprayed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays.

Just a closeup of the corner floral cluster.

Another closeup of the banner.

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  1. Stunning work with the kit Lisa! Thank you for guest designing for us!!! xo

  2. You are the Queen of flowers!! Love your projects!!

  3. I love the masking on the first layout. are the queen of blooms my friend...and here you have created the beauty you usually do.

  4. What can I say, just Blooming beautiful. Loving them all. Debbie R xx

  5. Absolutely Brilliant!!!! You are freakin' amazing when it comes to flowers and your gorgeous pages!!! I'd say you are a "grown up" now in the scrappy world cause there are tons of people who are going to want to be like you!!!!!

  6. Absolutely Brilliant!!!! You are freakin' amazing when it comes to flowers and your gorgeous pages!!! I'd say you are a "grown up" now in the scrappy world cause there are tons of people who are going to want to be like you!!!!!

  7. Great details, nice touches! Love the sewing and dimension. The paste work (top LO) is subtle but cool. Happy weeekend :)

  8. Wow! Loving all this color and the gorgeous blooms!

  9. absolutely amazing. Your flowers are stunning!

  10. My stars, each of these pages is so resplendently pretty. I've had so very little time (and moreover, if we're being frank, good enough health) to craft yet this year, yet just seeing pages like this make me feel like I'm connected more with scrapping again (if that makes sense). Your work is inspiring and endlessly beautiful, dear Lisa.

    ♥ Jessica


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