May 12, 2017

"Possibility" Layout with the April Scraps of Elegance Kits!

Hi everyone! I just finished my newest layout titled "Possibility" using various elements from the April Scraps of Elegance kit "A Song of Spring", the elements add on, and the floral add on.

"Possibility" Mixed Media Layout Scraps of Elegance April 2017 A song of spring by Jessica McFall

I had this picture for a while now - ever since I submitted another layout titled "I am Machine" to a Words and Paintery contest a while ago.

Using the 49 and Market flowers from the Scraps of Elegance Floral Add-On kit along with the Primrose glass glitter and the ephemera from the Elements Add-On Kit, I was able to get the color scheme that I wanted.


Here are some more details of my layout:




I would like to submit my layout to the Mixed Media and Art challenge for April, 2017. Here is a link to their main blog. I was inspired by their color combination and the sketch. I flipped the sketch sideways and "squished it". I focused more on the green than the pale pink simply because my eyes are so green in the picture. :-)

Mixed Media and Art Challenge April, 2017

Don't forget to check out the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance online store here.  Here is a quick glance at the April Scraps of Elegance Elements Add-On Kit and Floral Add-On Kit:



Thank you for stopping to take a look at my blog today! Check out the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance blog for some great inspiration from the design team members.

Best Wishes,

Jessica McFall




April 27, 2017

"Joy" Layout using the Scraps of Darkness "Boys Will Be Boys" Kit for March

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share my fourth layout using March's Scraps of Darkness "Boys Will Be Boys" Kit. For the past week, I have actually attempted several different layouts. Finally, I realized the problem I was facing: I was making my backgrounds way more complicated than they needed to be! When I realized what I was doing, it was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders, and I was able to create this layout titled "Joy".


Joy scrapbook mixed media layout Scraps of Darkness March 2017 Boys Will Be Boys by Jessica McFall

Here is a preview of the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit and the Elements Add On kit for March:

"Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit

"Boys Will Be Boys" Elements Add On Kit

Using the Blue Fern Studios "Chesterville" collection paper included in the Main Kit, I used black gesso and a stencil to begin my background. When that was dry, I used white paint with the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp to add the white over the black gesso design. 



I wrapped some cheesecloth sprayed with black paint around the star buttons from the Elements Add On kit.



To add a little more interest to my background, I randomly applied the American Crafts POP! Microbeads in "Wave" (included in the Elements Add On Kit) with some matte gel medium. 



The title at the bottom is actually some of the BoBunny stickers in the Elements Add On Kit with some Glossy Accents over the letters. 



I liked how the title turned out, so I decided to add a pearl to each of my Darice Black Sequins from the Main Kit with Glossy Accents over the embellishments.



Thanks for taking a look today, and don't forget to take a look at our online store for the new April Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Kits!

~Jessica McFall~

April 16, 2017

"Smiles" Layout using the Scraps of Darkness "Boys Will Be Boys" Kit

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you my third project using the March Scraps of Darkness Kit "Boys Will Be Boys".  I used items from the main kit and elements add on kit along with various items from previous Scraps of Elegance kits. You can visit the online store any time to see all of the awesome goodies!

Scraps of Darkness Kit "Boys Will Be Boys" March 2017 by Jessica McFall

My layout is titled "Smiles", and I actually used the "Timeless" title by Blue Fern Studios from a Scraps of Elegance kit last year. The Prima flowers were also from a Scraps of Elegance kit from last year. I loved these additions for my layout!


From the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit, I used a gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper from the Chesterville Collection for my background. To build my background, I used the Misc. Me Journaling Cards from the BoBunny Life in Color Collection.

To color some of my cardboard pieces, I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker from the main kit and a tiny bit of the Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Crayon on the second piece of cardboard.


From the "Boys Will Be Boys" Elements Add On Kit, I used some of the Clear Stickers from the BoBunny Life in Color Collection along with the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp to add more interest to the background.


I was really happy to have the American Crafts POP! Microbeads in "Wave" to add to some glass bead gel and a stencil. The USArt Quest Minnie Prills from a Scraps of Elegance kit last year were a nice touch with the Wave Microbeads.

Surprisingly, what I think really pulled it all together was adding the Darice Black Sequins from the main kit to my layout!  


Anyhow, thank you for taking a look at my layout today, and I hope you come back soon to visit!

Don't forget to check out the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit:


And of course, the Elements Add On Kit:


Thanks for the visit!


~Jessica McFall~