Saturday, December 1, 2012

Scraps of Elegance Blog Hop and Dec. Reveal

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

Welcome to the Scraps of Elegance December Blog Hop
Design Team Reveal

We are unveiling our December Kit 
“Winter Wishes”
Scraps of Elegance is giving away our fabulous December Kit to one lucky winner!

Our Scraps of Darkness Designers are sharing their work with the November “Karma kit” so that they can join in the blog hop fun.

We would also like you to meet our newest design team members!
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh
Kristie Taylor
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer

Here's what you need to do to qualify for the prizes:
  • Become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog and “like us” on Facebook.
  • You must visit each participating blog and leave a comment on each blog in order to be eligible for the prize.
  • When you have visited and commented on all the blogs return to the Scraps of Elegance 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 an extra chance to win!
 We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team.
The December kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
**Open to international entries**
You have until Monday December 3rd 1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Scraps of Elegance blog on Tuesday December 4th.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…
Have fun!  Scroll  to view my reveals, then see where to hop next.

Little Winter Birds
The colors of the wonderful Bo Bunny collection powder Mountain begged me to pull out an image I have scrapped before.  Probably will again as the need arises.  The image is from Graphic Fairy
This was based on the sketch for the month of December, prepared by Charlotte Jenkins. 

Here is Charlotte's original sketch. 

Winter Girl Canvas
The image is from an old postcard from Magic Moonlight Free Images
I used the sketch based on Nov Sketch #4 by Kylie Obst at Kaisercraft. 

As I was shopping the after Halloween sales at my local craft store, there sitting in the 80% off clearance bin of leftover "nobody wants me" ugly stuff,  was a burlap covered canvas wall hanging.  This was really awful and top notch ugly.  So I bought it.  I felt I needed to make apologies at the checkout counter for even thinking of scooping up such ugly stuff.   

None the less, home it came.  I know I was just gonna paint over it anyway. I glopped on gesso and paste and paint and stuff.  A real mess means fun times and this is how it all ended up.

This is the piece after I slopped product all over it. 

Children in the Snow
The image is also from an old postcard from Magic Moonlight Free Images. This kit really spoke vintage to me.  This is based on the November #3 Saturday sketch based on  ‘M & J’ Layout By Melissa Kennedy at Kaisercraft. 

I wanted to extend  the feel of the photo onto the page so I rubbed a little gesso and Adirondack Paint in Sandal onto the patterend Kaisercraft paper. 

The snowflakes and the flourishes under the photo are Kaisercraft stamps embossed with extra fine powder onto vellume, then cut out.  Gives a nice frosty appearance. ( Thanks to Lisa Novogrodski who reminded me of thisfrosty cool technique last month).

 Winter Balloon Ride
The image is also from an old postcard from Magic Moonlight Free Images.  I know, I know  more vintage.  What's a girl to do?   I kept this design very simple. 

Thanks for looking at my art work.
Please consider joining us at Scraps of Elegance
Your next stop.......Renea's blog

Have Fun!
Here is the full list of blogs to visit
Scraps of Darkness/
Scraps of Elegance
Mandy Harrell
Jennifer Snyder
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Lisa Novogrodski
Elena Olinevich
Michelle Phillips
Karolina Stopyra
Escape Kitty
Rachael Funnell
Helena Johansson
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh-
Kristie Taylor
Back to Scraps of Elegance

Product List:
Winter Balloon Ride
• Bo Bunny Press - Powder Mountain Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Powder Mountain 13601518, Flakes 13601520
• Dusty Attic Scroll Border #1 DA0219
• Bo Bunny Press - Powder Mountain Collection - Bling - Jewels  13607536
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Punch Around the Page - Craft Punch Set - Swirling Lace and Deep Edge punch Flower bed 
• Pink Paislee - City Sidewalks Collection - Christmas - Paper Garland Pieces PP00812
• Pink Paislee - City Sidewalks Collection - Christmas - Glitter Chipboard Pieces - Snowflakes  PP00814
• Prima - Stencils Mask Set - 7 x 7 - Gears 2 
• Prima - Serenade Collection - Flower Embellishments - Blue 
• Prima - Resin Collection - Ingvild Bolme - Resin Embellishments - Dell' Arte 
• Bazzill T181004 Diamond Cardstock 12x12 White 
• Paper doily 

Winter Girl Canvas:

• Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Geese P922, Golden Rings P920
• Paper doily Royal brand        
• Kaisercraft - Stencils Template - Doily T401
• Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Flowers - Honey F628
• Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Shabby Tote 
• Ranger Ink - Studio by Claudine Hellmuth - Gesso 
• Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die - Alterations Collection - Christmas - Die Cutting Template - Holly Branch 657468
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Christmas - Double Edge Punch - Snowflake Trim 4270016
• Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Lights - Sandal

Children in the Snow:

• American Crafts - Zing! Collection - Opaque Embossing Powder - White 
• Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Lights - Sandal 
• Kaisercraft - Twig and Berry Collection - Christmas - Clear Acrylic Stamp - Flourish 
• Kaisercraft - Just Believe Collection - Christmas - Clear Acrylic Stamp C5849
• Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Flowers - Coconut 
• Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Geese, Swan
• EK Success Edge punch- Abstract Flower 
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Edge Punch - Doily Lace 
• Martha Stewart Crafts - Vintage Collection - Punch Around the Page - Flourish Lace and Wild Flowers
• Stampendous Clear Embossing - Boss Gloss
• Ranger Ink - Studio by Claudine Hellmuth - Gesso 
  • Misc trims, feathers and cheesecloth 
• Prima - Say It In Crystals Collection - Self Adhesive Jewel Art - Bling - Swirl - 


  1. OMG so much beautiful stuff :-D love what you did with the kit.

  2. gorgeous! love what you did with a kit!

  3. Beautiful work with the kit, every one of them just gorgeous! How do you keep doing it month after month? Wonderful inspirations!

  4. WOW! These are all gorgeous!!! Your style astounds me each and every time! A true inspiration to me, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Your work is absolutely gorgeous.

  6. Your work is unbelievable! I absolutely LOVE the layout with the birdies! So beautiful.

  7. There is no way to make a choice about fav page but I adore so much the very first one!

  8. Какой у Вас прекрасный блог!!! Работы меня просто поразили!

  9. My favorite one is the little winter birds, I see why you have used it before, it is beautiful and I love how you arranged it. Such beautiful work. thanks for sharing it and the others are beautiful as well, I just have a passion for birds. Have a great day.

  10. I love your birds, and the snowflakes you added everywhere are so cute

  11. wow your work is beautiful!...another blog I will have to come back and read after the hop....

  12. Breathtaking! I want to try the one you did on canvas! You are so talented! Definitely going to be coming back and going over these again and again! TFS :)

  13. Stunning Vintage work Jen! You never cease to amaze me with all your detail and technique work! Every project is phenomenal!

  14. Outstanding work my friend! You are just the queen of vintage and no one does it like you sweetie. I love every single layout you did this month! Thanks for the shout out girl! xxxooo

  15. I just LOVE all of your projects!!You do such fabulous work! It's always a delight looking at all of your details!!

  16. OMG Jenn, Your lo's you have created with that gorgeous kit is over the top- out of this world gorgeous, I don't really think "gorgeous" describes them.. They are just so yummy!!!!!!
    Love all the details and your punch work is outstanding and the feathers on the vintage lo are soooo pretty and perfect.

  17. I absolutley LOve how much detail you put into your pages - its beautiful!

  18. Wow these projects are WOW! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to working together! -Vivian

  19. gorgeous work my friend! I am so excited to work with you.

  20. beautiful work.....stunning blog ...... :)

  21. Amazing all your pages, they are a delight to look at.

  22. Can't believe the transformation from ugly duckling into fairy winter canvas.... Just beautiful!

  23. Soooo elegant! Just love your work.

  24. Oh my Gosh! Everything you create is gorgeous! Thanks for closeups!

  25. I've never done this before, but I'm hopping!

  26. Wow! Your projects are just amazing! LOOOOVE them! The hop is great to meet you all and see such gorgeous creations:) Cheers:*

  27. Your layouts are stunning! So beautiful and detailed!!! I'm off to the next blog!

  28. fav has to be the Winter Birds

  29. В первый раз участвую :) Очень красивый наборчик)

  30. I could not just pick one of them to speak on so I'll say this; your detail work is fascinating. The doily snowflakes and flowers are beautiful.