Saturday, January 12, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance -January Reveal "A Dream Within A Dream"

Welcome to the Scraps of Elegance January release, A Dream Within A Dream.

Dreamy indeed when you pair 13 Arts Papers with FabScraps, toss in some unique handcrafted establishments by ReneaBouquet and  a host of heavenly goodies.  Melinda is the leading expert in the industry for assembling a gorgeous kit dripping with elegance.

Little Girl on a Walk
This piece uses the monthly design by Charlotte Jenkins, also know in the scrap world as the talented suepup.  Each month, Scraps of Elegance runs a sketch challenge based on the designs by Charlotte.  Please consider checking them out and playing along.  

This piece uses the rich royal papers from FabScraps -Enchanted Gardens Collection - Blue Heron and Blue Heron 2.  Gorgeous indeed. 

I accentuated the Blue Heron by slicing his wing and lifting it up and adding some rich brown feathers under it.  I coated the entire bird with Crackle Accents, the sprinkled some teal colored micro beads while the Crackle Accents was wet. 

Valentine Canvas
As the title says, this is a canvas. I've decided that canvas' are tons of fun to create.  This one was simple.  I dumped out the box of Pink Paislee  hearts  and scattered them on my canvas to see what if would look like if I was carefree.  I liked the results so it went from there and I did the same thing with the Prima Interlude Pink flowers.  Fun, simple easy.   

The sparkly glitter in the background is Stampendous Frantage Shaved Ice.  It's like chunky  mica flakes - iridescent in appearance so it picks up some of the pink on my background. 

I did add a thin layer of molding paste to my canvas before I started so that the colors of the mist would set well.    

Cherub Angel All Dressed up ( Featured at 13 Arts Blog)
The cupid is from an old postcard.  I thought it needed a flowing gown so I created one with cheesecloth gauze.   Cheesecloth is one of those essentials that can be bought at a number of places from the hardware store (paint department), to the grocery store (baking department), to the fabric store (sold by the yard and also prepackaged in notions section).   Of course you can buy from a craft and hobby store, but your best economic buy may be from a more creative place.  

I used the divinely inspired 13 Arts Frosted Life collection straight from Poland.  Oh my goodness is this spectacular paper.  This piece uses Moon Dust and Cold Wall. 

I also grabbed the handcrafted butterflies by ReneaBouquets  ( Renea Harrison) to adorn my angel. 

The chipboard piece frame is from Blue Fern Studios (Blue Fern Frame) that is no longer a frame after I cut it up and decided it made great angel wings.  

Please stop by and join us at Scraps of Elegance.  Create something beautiful today. 

Supplies  Little Girl on a Walk:
FabScraps Enchanted Gardens Collection:  Blue Heron 2 C52-008 and Blue Heron  C52-007
FabScraps Enchanted Gardens Collection: Stickers St52-002
Bazzill - Bitter Chocolate T9-937
Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Sapphire, Seedless Preserves
Petaloo Velvet Hydrangeas DK Blue 1296135
Melissa Francis Resin Frame VX814
Petaloo Daisy  Grey and black
Inkidinkido Stamp Gear
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Blue Fern Frame

Supplies - Cherub Angel All Dressed Up
Ingvild Bolme - Inks Shabby Tote, Old Rose, Turquoise Stone
ReneaBouquets - Handmade Butterflies
Pink Paislee Artisan Chipboard  - Hearts 00782
Frosted Life Papers -Moondust, Cold Wall
Petaloo - Spring Darjeeling Daisies Grey and Black 1469-406
Petaloo - Dahlias Teastaine 1467-103
Melissa Frances Lace Embellishments - GN302
Gesso, cheesecloth, flower picks
Prima Mask

Supplies -Valentine Canvas
Prima  Flowers Interlude Pink-561390
Pink Tulle and floral picks
Melissa Frances 1962 Attic Treasure Die Cuts GN563
Pink Paislee Artisan Chipboard Heart 00782
Tsukineko Fireworks Angel Pink
Faber Castile Gelatos -Light Pink
Mixd Media Inx -Schoolhouse Red, Chiffon, Peaches
Arlenes Spray Tacky Glue
Stampendous Frantage Shaved Ice


  1. Ohmygoodness! Your projects are stunning!! Your canvas is absolutely adorable, and that bird with the feather is so clever I love it!! xoxo

  2. gorgeous works, my friend! and so different from one kit:)

  3. Oh Jen these creations are so magical!!! That treatment you did on the bird and adding the feathers into the collages of flowers is so clever!! Love the canvas, it is so light-hearted lol!!!

  4. Oh Jen these creations are so magical!!! That treatment you did on the bird and adding the feathers into the collages of flowers is so clever!! Love the canvas, it is so light-hearted lol!!!

  5. I love everything! Such beauty and creativity!! You are truly gifted.

    Happy Crafting

  6. Hi Jen! I have always enjoyed your work over at!!! You have such a unique and varied style. I never know what you will come up with next. So glad I found your blog. Just lovely! I especially adore the pink flowered page -- exquisite! Hugs, Stephanie (twoboysforme at