Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scraps of Darkness May Reveal

 Scraps Of Darkness presents May- Summer Breeze.  This kit reminds me of a warm summer day on my deck with a glass of fresh lemonade and a bowl of homegrown raspberries to snack on.  As with all Scraps Of Darkness kits, though, you can take this kit in any direction you want.  That's how versatile it is.  As you scroll through my designs, you see how easily this kit can adapt to your scrappy mood and scrappy style.  This kit pairs interesting papers with unique embellishments including the amazing stick pins handcrafted by Mandy Harrell.   

The featured paper collections this month are:
Simple Stories-Documented
Prima-Sun Kiss Collection
Little Yellow Bicycle

Sunflower Fields
This is a photo I took with my remote control in August 2011 in a giant sunflower field in my city. I was actually there taking photos of a co-worker and her newly engaged fiancee so I hopped in while they were off smooching.  hahahha, well, that's my version of the story - just slightly askew from reality.

Like I said, this kit is like a tall cool glass of fresh lemonade. The papers here feature the Prima Sun Kiss Collection.

I used Dusty Attic ATC Frame #1 DA0673, just cut it and painted white with dabs of yellow.  I also want to highlight the new Dusty Attic Dusty In Bloom Leaves DA0810.  So versatile, so perfect and a "Must Have" for cluster filler and accents.

A close up of the new Dusty Attic Dusty In Bloom Leaves DA0810.  Yeah, I know....gorgeous and so subtle. I just inked the edges a bit with some Tim Holtz Vintage photo to create definition.


You Make Me Smile
This is a photo of my niece and puppy brother, Fezzik.  Aren't they sweet together?  Much thanks to my friend Helene (Helbert at Scrapbook.com ) for a wonderful surprise for my birthday.  She sent a big package of laces and trims and some of the coolest burlap I have ever seen.  Thanks a million sweet lady! 
Anyway, the burlap  strip at the bottom is from Hel. 

Starring the very unique paper collection from Simple Stories - Documented Collection.

Thanks again for the burlap, Hel. I pleated it and sewed it with my machine.

On The Road
My husband has always dreamed of being on the road and touring the world with a band.  So I created this photo for him to help live the dream.  The bus is a photo of a rust bucket from Ohio.  I simply combined the bus with a recent photo I took of his band and gave him a tour bus within his price range.  hahaha 

The band decided to use this for a poster.  It's about all the mileage they are going to get outta that bus.

My husband is the man on the left leaning against his guitar.  He's been playing for about 48 years or so and plays more than I scrap, as if that is even possible.  Still it is only a hobby for him since we really like to have money to pay our bills.  It's about as lucrative as scrapping.  That means we'll both be working our full time jobs for a while longer if we are lucky.   Yet he still has his dream.

I used the paper from Simple Stories -Documented line here with the Dusty Attic Crooked Fence DA0620.

Little side note - this band plays Irish music.  My husband had just cracked open a cold Irish Harp beer so I added the Harp bottle cap to the layout after I pounded it flat with a hammer. His bandmate is drinking a beer in this photo too so it all ties together. 

Our Summer Sunshine
This is a photo I took of my cousin last fall.  She is a total doll.  This layout features the Prima Sun Kiss Collection, some Prima bling and flowers.

This design is based on the monthly sketch from Charlotte Jenkins, also known as suepup.  She is a brilliant sketch artist and makes scrapping so much easier.

I used the Dusty Attic Wrought Iron Fence Border DA0176, painted it white and added dabs of sandal colored Adirondack Paint.

Thanks for looking and spending time here.


  1. just gorgeous love the band one...stunning :)

  2. Beautiful layouts, Jen!! This kit is truly amazing - so beautiful and versatile!


  3. Jen, The layout about your husband's band cracked me up!! I'm Irish and love Irish music, so if he's up for a road trip to Pittsburgh, PA, I'm game!!!!

    I just love looking at your pages for inspiration, following the travels of escape kitty and learning from your tutorials, so please keep them coming!! Thanks for sharing your art expertise!!