August 01, 2017

"Now" Layout - Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" Kit!

Hello my friends!  I was super excited to start to use the new July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" Main Kit along with the Elements Add On Kit for my new layout titled "Now".  I recently got some amazing pictures of my beautiful second nephew Otto, and I could not wait to use this awesome kit for these pictures.

"Now" mixed media scrapbook layout Scraps of Darkness Wayfarer Kit July 2017 by Jessica McFall

Here are the previews of the Wayfarer Kit and Elements Add On Kit:



The little bit of red in the background of my picture was perfect for the tiny bits of red in the 49 and Market Dragonfly Revolution Layered Embellishments from the Elements Add On Kit.


The beautiful green paper from the Blue Fern Studios' Wonderlust Collection along with the Chipboard went along really well with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst colors "My Mojito Green" and "Ponderosa Pines Olive" that I used in the background.  I added a bit of 13@rts white SPLASH! ink with water to the "My Mojito Green" so that I can make it more of a matte finish.  To add depth to my background, I used one of the Hot Off The Press Compass Stamps with my StazOn black ink pad.


Part of the subtle layers in my background was using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium with the Prima Traveler's Journal Ephemera from the main kit.


I also used one of the Prima Ephemera Stickers for my title on top of the picture.


Finally, I have to point out these 49 and Market Flowers from the main kit... The elegant and vintage pop of yellow completely pulled the project together to my surprise.  This is the exact reason I first subscribed to the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance monthly kits.  I never in a thousand years would have realized this amazing color scheme of the flowers with the papers and other embellishments without having this kit put together for me.  I don't think I could have come up with a better color scheme than this on my own.


Anyhow, that's about it!  For more design team inspiration and tutorials, check the Scraps of Darkness blog here.  Thanks for taking a look and have a fabulous day!

~Jessica McFall~

July 12, 2017

"Perfect" - VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Darkness "Seaside Kit"

Hello everyone!  This is my fourth project using June's amazing Scraps of Darkness "Seaside Kit" and my layout is titled "Perfect".  As a bonus, I have made another mixed media layout video tutorial to share with you.  And as always, most of the video is in fast forward, and for the parts that involve a lot of gluing, I only briefly show those and cut them short.  You can watch it here on youtube or view it at the bottom of my blog entry.

"Perfect" mixed media layout using the Seaside Kit scraps of Darkness June, 2017 with video tutorial


For this layout, I used both the main kit and Elements Add-On Kit.  Here is a preview of the kits, and don't forget to go to the Scraps of Darkness online store for all the newest kits before they're sold out!



Here are some close ups and angle pictures showing the details on my layout using the 49 and Market paper the gorgeous kit embellishments:





My video tutorial will give you a lot of extra details on my project, and I love to hear what you think!  Comments and suggestions are always appreciated.  Thanks for checking out my layout today and I hope you enjoy the video!  Have a great day! :-)


~Jessica McFall~


July 07, 2017

"Smile" - VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Darkness Seaside Kit

Hello everyone!  Today I am excited to share my newest layout titled "Smile" with a video tutorial using the Scraps of Darkness "Seaside Kit"!  Most of my video tutorial is in fast forward, but I slow it down a bit sometimes to demonstrate certain techniques. You can check out my video tutorial here on youtube or you can watch it at the bottom of this blog entry.



Here is a preview of June's main kit "Seaside Kit" and the Elements Add On Kit:



I actually chose not to use many embellishments for this project so that I could focus on teaching my background techniques on the video tutorial.



Even subtle background details can have a nice impact.

Here are more closeups and angles of my layout showing the beautiful embellishments:



Hopefully you get a chance to check out my video tutorial. Feel free to let me know what you think! Suggestions and comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Now, on with the show!


Thanks for visiting, and make sure to get messy ;-)

~Jessica McFall~