Saturday, April 28, 2012

Serenity - Scraps of Darkness Round Robin

The newest kit from Scraps of Darkness " Sakurabana" is so versatile! Beautiful and dramatic Blacks and reds, stunning blues, and tranquil greens. I have always loved this picture of my daughter and thought the the Bo Bunny line "serenity" gave me a perfect title for this layout. The quote is:
"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm"

I found a paper piecing pattern for the butterfly in one of my old scrapbooking magazines.... I used glass glitter for the wings. The tree branches I made by cutting strips of dark brown paper, wetting them and twisting them tight. The "cherry blossoms" are just flowers punched with a little perfect pearls in the center.

This bird was included with the kit. I used some Lindy's color on it, then used lindy's embossing powder from a previous kit for the bird. Just really light on the powder.... the branch I painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint in vintage photo - then I rubbed darker brown ink when it was dry.

Thanks for taking a peek!

xo ~ Amanda

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Key to my heart **Scraps of Darkness** March kit

Good evening all! I just love love love this ket from Scraps of Darkness -in addition to all the great Graphic 45 paper it included some fantastic paper from s.e.i. called field notes. They have brilliant blues and gold and silver foils on them..... here is my newest creation, Key to my heart:

Here are close ups of the two flower clusters.... I took the cream colored Petaloo flowers and colored them with some Lindys starburst, glimmer mist and perfect pearls in heirloom gold. I sprayed all the petaloo hydranga blossoms with gold shimmer. I used some Prima resist canvas from the February SOD kit - I wanted a lot of keys in this layout!

I also made a tag for the corner...

Here is a close up of the key cluster in the opposite corner:

Finally, the frame around the picture is actually a laser cut wood frame that I found at Michaels for 99 cents! I used Tim Holtz distress crackle paint in bronze on it!

Thanks for taking a peek and have an awesome night!

~ Amanda

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Berry71bleu reveal day!

Good Morning happy Tuesday! Today is my first reveal day for Berry71bleu tags! I am so excited to present Welcome Spring:

Marivic makes such beautiful tags! I knew instantly that I wanted to use this image to make a layout! This was a birthday card that I saw, and like the front of so I bought it with the intention of framing it, but it sat in a box for years.....waiting for Marivics tag so I could scrap it!!! Here are some close ups:

Here is Marivics fun spring/easter themed tag

I used a tutorial from Gabrielle P over at to make the blooms.

Please come join us over at Berry71bleu pages for our April challenge hosted by the ever talented Agnieszka aka  Bellaidea :

Berry71bleu April Challenge

This month we are very lucky to be sponsered by the Scrap Cake ( along with Marivics newest etsy shop Zeus and Zoe (Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop)

Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Music gives... Scraps of Darkness Round Robin

Good Morning and happy Monday! Here is my entry for the April Round Robin over at Scraps of Darkness...

My daughter took this photo of my husband trying out a guitar at the local music store. She edited it and I though it was absolutely beautiful!!!

The quote is from Plato: Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.

Thanks for taking a peek and Happy scrapping!