Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two gorgeous mixed media layouts from Jessica!

Hello guys and gals! Jessica here!  I am here today with my second layout for the March, 2017 Scraps of Darkness "Boys will be Boys" Kit.



The picture I used is a vintage photo of my grandfather and one of his buddies when he was a young man. They were driving around and put their heads out the windows, so I thought it really portrayed the "Boys will be Boys" theme for March.

Believe it or not, this is my first attempt at using a large chipboard title on a layout. It was a challenge to figure out how I would design my layout and how I would paint the background, but I absolutely love challenges!



I began with one of the Blue Fern Studios Chesterville Collection papers included in the "Boys will be Boys" main kit to begin my background. In addition to the title chipboard, I also used one of the Blue Fern Studios Splattered Arrows chipboard from the Elements Add On kit and tucked it around the top picture so the arrow points at the guys (I know the old photo makes it slightly tough to notice that anyone is even in the car, so the arrow was perfect for this).



From the main kit, I used the BoBunny Life In Color Collection Misc. Me Journaling Cards under my pictures, Mini Screw Head Brads to make the pleats in my fabric (I love not having to sew), and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magicals Shaker spritzed with water on my background.



I also had fun using the "Boys will be Boys" Elements Add On kit. I used some of the BoBunny Life In Color Clear Stickers, Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape, and the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp. 

Visit the Scraps of Darkness online store to see the gorgeous monthly main kits and the many add on kits available - not to mention all of the other merchandise that scrapbookers and mixed media artists need!



For my next layout 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!


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.

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~

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous pages! I love the vintage picture with your grandfather.

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