You may know Scraps of Darkness already, she is on the edgy and daring side and is always the "pushing the envelope" kit of diversity. Now we would like to introduce you to her new sister---
"Scraps of Elegance" is the alter ego of her sister club. Her style is more on the sweet and romantic side... a true classic beauty. Today is the reveal of the very first "Scraps of Elegance" kit! "Vintage Elegance"
Beautiful papers have been carefully chosen from Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings, Websters Pages Western Romance and Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Collection. Also added some wonderful embellishments and unique vintage items for you to create something beautiful to compliment your most treasured photos. You can see the full list of kit ingredients at the Scraps of Elegance Website
I was honored to be asked to be the first Guest Designer for this fabulous new kit club and was completely WOWED when I got this gorgeous kit in the mail! Here are a few of the projects I made with this lovely kit...
I love the pretty bling and lovely rub-on's that came with this kit! There are also these wonderful vintage tags and cards that I know you'll love to design with!
For the above layout I used the Martha Stewart leaf punch on some green cardstock to make the leafy canopy (It was fast and easy to do with that punch! I lightly misted the leaves with some water and gave them a little crinkle to give them a more 3D effect). I also used an old stamp set I have from Prima (Build a Frame) to create the border around the edges of my paper.
The corner flourish is a new Dusty Attic Corner Flourish, I used some embossing powders on it in gold and blue, then added a bit of green mica powder (Pearlex) and then added some Glossy Accents to coat it all. Here is a close-up pic of the finish...
And a third layout I made with this kit I used the soft 'shabby chic' elements of this kit.....I just LOVE the pretty Mellisa Frances resin piece included in the kit!...
I cut the chandelier from one of the patterned papers to create the 3D embellishment and used pop dots to adhere it to the page (below)....
I'm often asked how I apply unusual items like pearl strands to a page. I love the Tombow liqued adhesive (green & white) bottle. You apply the adhesive to your project and let it 'set' (it becomes clear) and turns tacky...then it's easy peasy to attache the strand because it immediately grabs and holds the strand as you attach it. It becomes more permanent as it sits.
The amazingly talented Suepup has been creating the inspiring sketches for Scraps of Darkness each month and Scraps of Elegance is excited to announce that she will also be designing sketches each month for this new kit club as well! Now we are sure you don't want to just hear about her sketches so we are pleased to share this months inspirational sketch with you.
2012 Scraps of Elegance design team:
Lisa Novogrodski- Lead Designer
Charlotte Jenkins- Sketch Artist and Designer
Mandy Harrell- Designer
Karen Zueger- Designer
Renea Harrison- Designer
Rachelle Sigurdson- Designer
And they are quite certain Escape Kitty will sometimes make off with some of Jennifers Scraps of Elegance goodies to create something beautiful!
SOE are kicking off the reveal of their first kit by way of a blog hop this month. You can enjoy not only the full reveal but a chance to win an incredible prize!
SOE will be awarding a THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB to one lucky winner!!!!
You win not one, not two but THREE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KITS!
The subscription will begin with the March kit and end with the May kit.
All you need to do to win is become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog. Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blogs. When you have completed the hop come back to Scraps of Elegance and leave a comment letting them know you have completed the hop and are a follower. (If you are already a follower, after commenting on the designers blog leave a comment here letting them know!)
International entries are welcome to participate. All international entries are responsible for shipping costs in excess of 15.00.(The designers will address the eligibility of international participants individually on each of their blogs)
Now let's get started! We warmly welcome you to the first SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE BLOG HOP!
Scraps of Elegance Blog - http://scrapsofelegancekits.blogspot.com/
Gabrielle Pollacco- http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/
Lisa Novogrodski - http://lisas-livingincolor.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Snyder- http://scrap-escape.blogspot.com/
Rachelle Sigurdson- http://rachiebabe56.blogspot.com/
Karen Zueger - http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com/
Renea Harrison- http://www.myglittercoatedlife.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Casas- http://www.cherylspassion.blogspot.com/
Karolina Stopyra- http://drycha.blogspot.com/
Nancy Hanttula - http://justaboutthedetails.com/
Escape Kitty- http://escapekitty.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Jenkins - http://suepup.blogspot.com/
You will have until February 4th midnight Pacific time to leave your comments and a winner will be announced at the Scraps of Elegance blog on February 5th. After you've left a comment at my blog you will then move onto Lisa's Blog. Happy Hopping! xx
P.S! A little side note! I have hit my million mark on blog visits here at my blog and am going to have a huge giveaway tomorrow to celebrate (lots of my favourite things!) so be sure to pop by again to have a chance to win! xx