Saturday, February 18, 2017

(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Be Mine' kit
+ ARTastic February challenge)

Hello!  It is time for me to share with you my 4th and final DT project
created with the Scraps of Elegance 'Be Mine' kit and also inspired
by the February challenge on the ARTastic blog which you can see below.

The beautiful painting that follows is called Carousel Delight and is the artwork of Karen Pierce. It is the inspiration piece for the February ARTastic challenge with an added criteria of 'butterflies'.

I was immediately inspired by this artwork which I find so beautiful.
It made me think of childhood and the carefree and playful nature of children.

I decided to scrap photos of my friends' daughters and was inspired
by the colours of the painting, namely accented with lots of gold.

I added a lot of flowers just as on the artwork and some fun shiny embellishments,
some from the SOE kit and some from my own stash.

And I added one single butterfly that I embossed with golden brown shimmery powder.

These 2 little girls are such cuties, wouldn't you agree?

If you want to find out more about the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits,
click HERE!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just the 2 of Us
(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Be Mine' Kit
PLUS Words & Paintery February challenge)

Back again today with yet another project featuring the Scraps of Elegance 'Be Mine' kit,
this time a double page layout also inspired by the Words & Paintery February challenge.

This month, Words & Paintery is giving us a very happy and bright colour palette
with a beautiful quote for inspiration.  Click HERE to find out more about their challenge.

As you can see, I started off with aqua blue and pink papers from the SOE kit
on a white background and then played around with some mists
to create splatters of colour here and there.

You could almost say... a 'never ending dance' of pastels! :)

I incorporated many of the Kaisercraft diecuts from the kit and inspired by the title,
I created a collage of photos of my boyfriend and I, from different years in our relationship.

I hope you enjoy!

Here is another look at the 'Be Mine' kit with the add-ons that I used for this layout:


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Little Moments
(Creative Scrappers Sketch 303)

Continuing on with the obvious love theme this month, I am back on this very special day to share with you my take on Sketch 303 from Creative Scrappers!

This is Sketch 303!  You can learn more about this challenge right HERE and visit the Creative Scrappers blog throughout the month for constant inspiration based on this sketch.

Since I knew my DT reveal was falling on Valentine's Day, I knew that I had to make my layout as 'Valentin-y' as possible so I added lots of hearts, some pinks and reds and a picture of my boyfriend and I getting cozy during a special romantic night out.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

I did some misting on the background and on my embellishments and added a bit of handmade border stitching... with a couple hearts peaking through.

Every little moment that we spent together make for splendid memories to document and scrap.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Doux Moment
(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Be Mine' Kit
PLUS Cuts2luv & Berry71bleu February Challenges)

I told you I would be back with more creations using the Scraps of Elegance 'Be Mine' kit....
well, here goes:

I made this layout very soft and shabby chic using mostly some ScrapBerry's paper from the Paper Add-On as well as gorgeous die-cut elements from Kaisercraft from the Elements Add-On.

I was inspired by 2 fabulous challenges which I thought went well together.

First, this is the February challenge board from Cuts2luv... a French-Canadian flair & chipboard manufacturer from the neighboring province of Quebec.

I have been eyeing these very inspirational boards on the Cuts2luv blog now for a few months and have finally had the chance to play along since I recently purchase some of their beautiful products.  The challenge is to use a minimum of 2 of the proposed elements in the board.  I tried to incorporate all 5, using pink, white, grey and black as my palette (Combo), lots of clustering of die-cuts, flowers, paper strips, etc (Technique: Clustering), a picture of Yves and I joined in a kiss (Photo: Bisou), a die-cut image for a subtitle saying 'I love you most of all' (Titre: Je t'aime) and lastly based my design on the sketch (Sketch) included.  I also used the chipboard title 'Doux Moment' as well as 3 pieces of flair from Cuts2luv, all from my own stash (not included in the SOE kit).

The second challenge from which I took inspiration is this super romantic and sweet mood board from Berry71bleu.  I based myself mostly on the soft peachy pink colours with black and grey accents, and the overall theme of LOVE.

Now let's look at some close-ups:

As you can see, my embellishments form many layers on my page.  I used so many of the Kaisercraft die-cuts plus some beautiful flowers from Prima from the SOE Floral Add-On.

The SOE kit includes a new product that I had never tried before... Nuvo Jewel Drops.  I added a few drops here and there on my page and smudged it with a paintbrush to give a translucent pink tint to my background.

I absolutely adore the striped black and white Cuts2luv flair!

The quote from the die-cut sums up my feelings for Yves perfectly.  He is my soulmate, and I am so blessed to have found him!

I hope you enjoy this layout - Let me know in the comments! :)

To find out more about Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits, click HERE.

Floral Add-On

Elements Add-On

Paper Add-On

Friday, February 10, 2017

You Are Loved Forever
(Scraps of Elegance DT - "Be Mine" kit)

I have been busy in my scraproom these last few days playing with the latest Scraps of Elegance kit, and this is the first of 4 projects I will be sharing with you over the coming days. 

Get ready for some love, hearts and Valentine overload!!

The 'Be Mine' kit features the beautiful Heartland collection from Blue Fern Studios
plus loads of embellishments, flowers, die cuts from other fabulous brands.

For this page, I also used many items from the Elements and Floral add-ons.

I also decided to play along with a few fun challenges.

Tic Tac Toe challenges are always a blast, and this one from Scrap Our Stash is no exception
and it went so well with the overall theme of the SOE kit.
I decided to go diagonally, following the blog name watermark on the board,
so I added some small die cut doilies, a tag, and of course, lots of hearts.

The other challenge that inspired me is this Valentine-themed board
on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog.  It couldn't have been a more perfect match!

 And now let's take a closer look at my layout:

I was in the mood for stitching so I added handmade stitches along the outline of the damask design on the paper...

and some more around the heart.

The kit contains a pack of dozens of love-themed die-cuts from Kaisercraft that includes many beautiful quotes like the one below.  It seemed to go so well with the picture and the sentiment behind my inspiration for this layout.

I'll be back in a couple days with more 'Be Mine' creations.

To learn more about Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits, click HERE.