Monday, October 15, 2012

Scraps of Darkness Oct Reveal - Morticia's Wish Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Mandy's blog, then you are on the right track. 

Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness Design Team Reveal Blog Hop!

We are unveiling our October kit "Morticia's Wish"
The Scraps of Darkness Oct Kit, Morticia's Wish, is the premiere Halloween Kit.   The October kit is always anxiously anticipated.  It's  jammed with Halloween goodies, unique embellishments and  fun papers.  Scraps of Darkness does Halloween like no one else can.  That's because Scraps of Darkness is the Kit for the Alternative scrapper.  

We have two special guests joining us this month- Carta Bella , and  Susan Longman,guest designer.

Carta Bella  is giving away an awesome prize! One collection of the winners choosing! Thta's awesome.

Meet our guest designer, Susan Longman

Scraps of Darkness is giving away are fabulous October kit to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness Blog and “like us” on Facebook. Visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.

When you have visited everyone, return to the Scraps of Darkness blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for and extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
The October kit is our signature kit and you won’t want to miss out on one.

Please Note: Open to international entries however you are responsible for shipping charges in excess of  $10.00

You have until Wednesday 10/17 9:00 am PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Scraps of Darkness blog on 10/18.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Here are the pieces I created using the Oct. Scraps of Darkness Kit, Morticia's Wish.  
Here is a look at my work.  You can see the rest of the design team's work here.

Autumn Mansion
This design is based on a sketch by Charlotte Jenkins, also known as suepup in the scrapping world.

It's a photo I took in July at Boldt Castle, in New York.  This is the boat house.  Here are more incredible photos of Boldt Castle.

I used the Dusty Attic Chandelier 2pk DA0080 here and painted it with Donna Salazar's Mixd Media Inx in Schoolhouse.   I also added some Prima bling here and some Stickles in Paprika. 

Halloween Graveyard
This is a reverse canvas.  I wanted to created a 3D grave site effect.

I used a bunch of different Dusty Attic pieces here.  Above is the Scroll Border DA0219 under the scull. 
Below is the Ornate Gate small DA0189 that I painted black, embossed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo embossing powder as well as Scattered Straw to lighten it up in places.

The skeleton was from the Dollar Store.  yeah - crazy huh? I got a four pack for a buck.  woot woot. That is also where I bought the black cheesecloth that I used on the top of this as draping.

I used the Dusty Attic Crooked Fence DA0620 here.  That was just perfect for this graveyard.

This is the original photo I took in 2009 at Mt Hope Cemetery in NY.  The gates were my inspiration for my art piece.

Creepy House
This is a photo I took in September 2012, while on a trip to North Carolina to meet up with some fellow scrapping friends.   This trip is graciously hosted by Maggi Harding, fellow artist.  Her husband takes a day to escort us around the North Carolina country side for cool photographs.

This old house captured our fancy in a spooky and creepy kind of way.   Thanks to the Hardings for making this layout possible.

I used the trees in the photo as inspiration.  This layout also has a stick pin created by Mandy Harrell stuck in the flower cluster.  this may be my favorite of her stick pin creations - though I may very well say that each month when the pin arrives in my kit.

I used the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear set to create my stamped circle.  Very cool tool.

 I used the Dusty Attic Long Stem Flower DA0462.   I painted the flower chippy with Adirondack paint in Snowcap white. The I inked with Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx Mossy for the green.  Then I used the Honey and the Leather colors of Mix'd Media Inx to accent the chippy and the leaves shown above and below. 

The leaves are form the Heartfelt Creations/ Spellbinders Bella Rose die and stamp set.

 I used the Dusty Attic Ravens 4pack DA0179 here and coated it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Obsidian Dawn embossing powder.
I used the Dusty Attic ATC Frames #1 - 3pack DA0673 below.  I cut in half and convered this with
Lindy's Stamp Gang Obsidian Dawn embossing powder.

Thoughts on Life
This is a photo I took of my husband in July 2012 while we were on a weekend get-away to a music festival in Alexandria Bay, New York.

The design is by Nadia Cannizzo.

My husband is a guitar player.  When he changes out his stings on his guitar, he always rolls them in a circle before tossing them away.  This time, instead of tossing them out, I grabbed them.  They look very cool all rolled up.  That's the metal piece you see in the layout.  I wanted to capture the essence of the photo - we were having a great time, in a peaceful place, enjoying music.

I used some cheesecloth to create the water by adding a lot of molding paste to hold it in place, then using mists to color.

This is an image of the amazing stick pin by Mandy Harrell from the Sept, MY Guy SOD kit. 

This is a photo I took of my husband in July 2012 while we were on a weekend get-away.

Photo after I added the words in photoshop.  Took me a while because I used a different font for each word.

Thanks for looking at my art work.
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Carta Bella
Mandy Harrell
Jennifer Snyder
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Susan Longman
Lisa Novogrodski
Elena Olinevich
Michelle Phillips
Karolina Stopyra
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Dusty Attic Long Stem Flower DA0462

Dusty Attic Ravens 4pack DA0179


  1. What stunning work and such vibrant colours. Love all the details :)

  2. Wow your work never ceasess to amaze me! I love the photo taken at the cemetary! TFS!

  3. So many amazing details! I loved getting to see them close up! Love your unique subject matter and magnificent designs!

  4. oh my gosh... photos are outstanding!!!! go commenting to scrapbookcom!

  5. Jen, it's so fun to see you work up close, what beautiful details…just LOVED your work with the kit!!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !

  7. I am amazed by your work. I am such a clean and simple crafter so to the quality of what you have done just truely amazes me. Your canvas will make a wonderful decoration for the Halloween holiday. I love all the layering on the layouts, I really have to try doing a layout like yours. I hope it comes out half as beautiful.

  8. Your layouts are creepy, spooky, and gorgeous!!! I love all the details! Thanks for the close ups.

  9. Jennifer I hope you know that I consider you to be a very special lady with amazing talent! Every lo either makes me smile or gasp, and your photos have such dimension. Thank you for giving me such inspiration. The close-ups were great!!

  10. Oh wow - love your blog and love your work. Creepily beautiful!

  11. oh my goodness! They are not only scrapbook pages they are indeed works of art! I love how on the last layout you made it a non-halloween layout showing me to think outside the box! And the details in the graveyard..breathtaking!!!!

  12. Great Spooooooky LOs. I like your graveyard scene (side note on the first LO: THAT'S a boathouse?!?). The last one was actually a surprise after the first three, but a nice one!

  13. Wow, wow, wow Jen!!! Stunning layouts - I could stay here forever looking at your amazing art!

  14. Jennifer, those photos alone would win you some photography awards! WOW! AMAZING projects!

  15. Jen, such a fab post today.... smile..
    The reverse canvas is perfect for your graveyard, i too have done one of these great technique. You put a smile on my face when i read the journal with your husband looking out over the water........ I need to journal this on many of my layouts in the future, at least one for each one of my family members..lololo
    ava g

  16. Love all your beautiful artwork with this kit Jen!!!!

  17. Wow, all I can say is WOW, Your work is so breathtaking it leaves you speechless, Love every bit of your lo's..... Gorgeous!!!!!

  18. Beautiful work! I especially like how you brought the colors out from the beautiful photo on the last one! Stunning!

  19. Jennifer your work is awesome! I love all your chippies!

  20. wowwwwwwwwww this was fantastic!