Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scraps Of Elegance May - Swan Song

Welcome to the Scraps Of Elegance Reveal for May - Swan Song.  
This kit is extraordinary.  We have assembled the most spectacular coordinated papers and embellishments available.  I honestly think this is the Premier Kit club.  Really! 

This month, the featured papers are quite a combo of pure elegance:
Prima- Fairy Belle
Pink Paislee- London Market
Websters- Everyday Poetry
plus some gorgeous butterflies courtesy of Renea Harrison

Plus we are debuting a new addition to our Design Team.....introducing Helena Johansson. 

Here are my designs:

Snow Princesses
I always like to start with the sketch of the month.  This design is based on the  May sketch from Charlotte Jenkins.  This is a gorgeous sketch and fun to use.  Thanks Charlotte, for your inspirational design.

I took this photo of my nieces on a Saturday in March 2012, when they slept overnight at my house.  I woke them up, fed them, and dressed them in their pretty Snow Princess outfits.  We managed to snap a few photos before their mom came and whisked the Princesses off to their castle. 

This layout uses the wonderful Dusty Attic Snowflakes DA0501.

I used some older Prima vines here that I had been saving in my stash for the perfect application.  They are Winter Branches Icicles.  I also used Prima flowers wood embellishments and the chipboard pieces from the newest collection, Fairy Belle.   

Thanks to my friend KimmyC for giving me the gorgeous punched background paper I used as photo matting. 

A close up of the wonderful Dusty Attic Snowflakes DA0501
A close up of the Prima Fairy Belle chipboard and the Prima flowers from the Lucerne Collection, Fairy Belle.

Ballerina Postcards
This layout was built around two images of vintage postcards I obtained from the Graphic Fairy.
I used the Prima Fairy Belle La Spa papers and the coordinating chipboard flowers.

This design was from Sketchabilities #69 by Karan Gerber.

I created the background with the Prima Stencil mask and inking with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Spun Sugar.

Here is a close up of the wonderful chipboard flowers combined with the Prima Fairy Belle Lucerne Flowers and a butterfly I cut from the patterned paper.  I finished them by outlining in Liquid Pearls, Gold and added a few dots of Yellow Stickles in the center.

The jewelry chain is something I picked up at Michaels in the clearance rack.  yeah -love clearance jewelry finds.  I believe I found this on a recent scrappy "power shopping" outing with my scrappy friend KimmyC.  Frankly speaking, I believe I grabbed for it first beating her to the goods.  Truthfully speaking, I believe I may have hip checked her out of the way in order to grab it first.  Just saying...it MAY have gone down that way.  Not sure and no one has come forward to verify.  Let's keep it that way.  hahahaha

Beautiful Smile
I have a wonderful fellow artist to thank for the inspiration on this layout.  
Agnieszka Bellaidea sent me a photo of her gorgeous daughter.  When these delicate papers arrived in the kit, I knew they were befitting such a beautiful young lady with the prize winning smile.

Lots of Prima in this layout.   I used the Prima Fairy Belle La Ronde paper as my background layer.  Cut the Fairy from the La Spa paper and used the chipboards from this collection as well. 

I created a video showing how this page was built and the techniques used in the process.  You can see the video here.

Here is a close up of the Prima vine I used.  It was the Summer Carnation Melon vine with a wonderful peachy pink blush color.  Tucked into the vine is the Prima Fairy Belle chipboard and some dyed cheesecloth.

More close ups of my vine and cheesecloth flower bud. 

 I outlined the Fairy in Liquid Pearls to make her pop.

Butterfly Whisper
This is a photo I obtained from  Magic Moonlight Free Images.   I decided this one needed the minimalist approach.  Not sure why, it's just what I was feeling.  I wanted the papers to speak I guess.
And those papers are from the  Pink Paislee London Market collection, along with the chipboard buttons.

This layout uses the Dusty Attic Wrought Iron Trim Set DA0547 just cut up and painted in Adirondack Paint, Sandal located at the bottom as my edging.

Here is the close up of the cool Melissa Frances Angel wings I used.  I have them connected with the Pink Paislee London Market chipboard button. 

I inked the chipboard buttons with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink and tethered the buttons together with the string of pearls that came in the kit.

Please come check us out at Scraps Of Elegance.  Check out the rest of the design team here.  We also want to welcome our newest Design team Member, Helena Johansson.  So very excited to see how she dazzles us!

Thanks a bunch for visiting.


  1. Jennifer, these LOs are so great, so tender and soft tones. WOW!!!

  2. Amazing layouts, Jen!!! So delicate and beautiful!

  3. amazing creations Jen...love them!!!!!!

  4. Just checking all emails etc in my DD room when I find your message and all beautiful layouts! She loves it! I love it! Beautiful design and details. I aslo need to tell you I love pretty Snow Princess outfits and photo you used for stunning blue LO!
    Kisses and lots of "thank you":) See you soon!