Guest Designer Vicky Alberto back today to share a few more projects.
Guest Designer Vicky Alberto back today to share a few more projects.
Hello, it's Alice back to share more cards with you. Today I would like to show you a really great line called Splish Splash. This is a great line to use for water sports, pool time, beach days or anything summer related. The line also comes with die cut shapes and matching stickers!
Here's a sample of what I made using the Splish Splash Die Cut Shapes.
Don't you just love the die cut shapes? The shapes are a perfect addition to the great paper lines in this collection and will enhance and tell your story when creating your layouts or cards.
Studio Basics 101, Splish Splash
Next we have another line from Art Warehouse, called Inspired Traveler. Perfect to use for those European vactions and vintage projects that need that old feel. As a card maker I got great usage from being able to create my own emblishments by cutting out the detail images form the paper. Cool, right?
Here's a few exmaples of using the paper to create your own emlishment.
Here's a detail shot of what I did.
I cut the arrows out of the design from the paper and added it to my card. I also used die cut shapes from Marah Jonhson's Monarch Collection. Isn't this cool?
Marah Johnson, Monarch Collection
For my final card today I used Marah Johnson's Monarch collection and the Dots and Stripes collection. Marah's wooden frames are pefect for framing pictures on layouts and cards. I used the frame as a mat for my back ground on this card. Neat, right?
The Monarch collection also has these chipboard sentiments that I just love! Pefect when you need a quick little phrase and works really well when you piece them together in a sentence.
Marah Johnson Monarch Collection
That's all for today, but check back soon there's always something new and creative. Have a great day!
Hi, my name is Vicky Alberto (aka Simply Paper on in the online world) and I live in Alberta, Canada. Three years ago after having my daughter, I decided not to return to a corporate marketing job so I could raise my three young children. After 10 years in the marketing industry, scrapbooking was a natural extension of my work world to fill a creative void and I was instantly hooked. My style is best described as "a little shabby and a lot of chic". I adore adding layers, texture and flowers to my projects - handmade paper flowers are my passion (doilies and lace are my other weaknesses). I have "met" the most amazing ladies from all over the world through various online scrapbook communities and I now embrace (the thing I used to avoid) the internet to share and gain creative inspiration. My blog address Simply Paper and Creativity is where I chat about my work, the companies I design for, and share my tutorials. I also have an Etsy shop where I am proud to be one of the few to retail gorgeous chipboard from The Dusty Attic . I am so very thrilled to guest design for Creative Imaginations and was so excited when I was asked what paper lines that I would like to work with. It was tough to only choose a few since there has NEVER been an IOD line that I didn't like and I really adore Marah Johnson's stunning collections too.
Today I am sharing a brand new layout I created with the IOD Wild Spirit line. These gorgeous papers are featured in the Scrap That! August kit - just a few kits left so grab one soon before it sells out! I will also be teaching this layout, in Calgary, Alberta at Scrapbooker's Paradise on September 17th. The title is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece from my Etsy shop.
The picture is of my very supportive hubby who actually "gets" why I scrapbook since he is in a creative field himself. I was inspired by a Dusty Attic sketch for this layout. The warm and cool color combination of this paper collection is sunning don't you think?
Cheryl Casas- Design Team
This amazing layout created by Cheryl was based on a sketch featuring guest designer Suepup (Charlotte) at Creativelyyourssketches.blogspot. A ruffled effect ws created around the edges and marker was used to create the mock stitching. Black cardstock was used to ground the layout and seperate the similiar pink colors of the papers.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Sakura Collection, Flowers- Fancy Pants, Prima, Petaloo, Butterflies-Prima, Petaloo, Shimmerz, Glam, Ink- Black Soot, Alphas- Kaisercraft, Making Memories
Charlotte Jenkins- Design Team- Sketch Artist
Charlotte created this layout with the gorgeous Marrakesh Collection. The Marrakesh papers were layered and stitched on the outlines already there to create a quilt effect. The filter circles were inked and flocked. The Marrakesh diecuts were used to embellish the page along with the coin ribbon that was included in the Scraps of Darkness kit. The flourishes were created from wire and bent to the curved shape and added as an accent to the flowers.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Marrakesh Papers, Fancy Pants Filter Flowers, Ink - Colorbox Cats eye, Prima- Flowers, Recollections crystal flourish, Misc- thread, flocking powder
Everyone at Creative Imaginations would like to thank Scraps of Darkness for sharing their beautiful designs with us! We have been in awe of the talent they have shown!
We look forward to seeing more of your work. To order a kit or see more designer inspiration visit Scraps of Darkness
Renea Harrison- Design Team
This amazing altered work of art was created by Renea for the "Skeletons in the Closet" challege over at Scraps of Darkness. The background is canvas, coated with a gel medium and then painted. The chipboard brackets enclosing the canvas were also painted then coated with rock candy and glam. Sakura papers were used on this piece and the tree was fussy cut and added. Tiles were laid under the journal and snow tex was used to adhere them. The gate is a chipboard piece and contaings the journaling. The paper was constructed so the gates would open out to reveal the print.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Sakura Papers, Canvas, Dusty Attic Bracket Frame and Gate, Prima vines & roses, Martha Stewart Punch, Gel Medium, Acrylic Paint, Digital Goth Image, Tattered Angels Glam, Tim Holtz Fragments
Celina Matthews- Scraps of Darkness Mistress of Mayhem
Celina selected a Geisha Image found on Photobucket to create her layout around. Scraps of Darkness encourages "alternative" techniques and true to form Celina altered the look of the gorgeous Pink Peony Sakura paper by using a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Scarlet. She misted the paper to achieve the red tone to match the kimono in her photo! Embossing was done on the strip of paper cut to resemble the "Obi" in the photo. The flowers and leaves were cut on a Cricut.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Sakura Paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Lindys Gold Embossing Powder, Petaloo Flowers, Cricut, Prima trinkets and rub ons, stickles, alcohol ink
Nancy's beautiful page titled "Be the Change" is true art work featuring the Sakura Collection.
The rolling hills on this piece were created by hand tearing the "Serenity and Fan Dance" papers. The background papers were finger painted and stamped. A great deal of fussy cutting was involved here. The tree, lanterns, and grass accents were cut from the Bonsai, Blossom and Butterflies and Serenity papers. The leaves were created using a small punch.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Sakura Papers, Plaid acrylic paint, Staz on & Color Box Chalk Ink, Marvy Uchida leaf punch, Stamps- Prima, Misc- rub ons
This beautiful page created by Karen features a stenciled cardstock background layered with the Marrakesh papers and dicuts. Martha Stewart punch around the page was used on one of the pattern papers for a softly textured effect. A canvas flower was misted with a stencil for that beautiful pattern. The coin ribbon was a special touch included in the Scraps of Darkness kit.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Marrakesh Collection paper and diecuts, Creative Imaginations Twinkling H20's, Prima Mistable Canvas, Mask, Flower Center Embellishment, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Punch
Meet the Scraps of Darkness Designers!
Mandy Harrell- Lead Designer
This beautiful richly distressed and layered layout is titled "Smooch" and was created using the "Marrakesh Express" kit.
To achieve the heavily distressed look, each layer was distressed using the Tim Holtz hand held distresser tool. Each layer was inked along the edges, wet and further wrinkled, torn and folded. The papers and emellishments layered.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Marrakesh paper collection and diecuts, Flowers- Prima, Ink- Tim Holtz black soot, Misc- Rhinestones, loose roses and beads
This breathtaking layout features the "Marrakesh Express" kit and is titled "Vintage Exotic."
This layout demonstrates how skilled Jennifer is at achieving both a vintage look and exotic page perfectly crafted with the Marrakesh line.
To achieve this look Jennifer used an image from Izabelle Vintage http://creativesouls.ning.com/freevintageimages, the edges were distressed using the Zutter Distress it all, inked and layered. A Dusty Attic frame was painted with a paint dabber, Bridal netting was used to mimic the floral headpiece in the photo.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Marrakesh Paper Collection, Ranger paint dabber, Tim Holtz inks, Martha Stewart punches, Prima flowers, Zutter Distress it all, Dusty Attic Baroque Frame, Misc- flowers, coins, netting, metal
My name is Lisa Novogrodski and I joined the Scraps of Darkness Design Team in January 2011. I ventured into the world of scrapbooking several years ago when a friend introduced me to a little pattern paper, cardstock and a tape runner. Little did she know how much of my life this craft would rule! As my love for paper, scissors and glue grew so did my "Scrap Space!" I am slowly but surely edging my family out of the basement as my life, ahem, hobby encroaches on the "family" areas! They aren't complaining though... at least not yet.
As a designer for Scraps of Darkness I have been privileged to work with two of Creative Imaginations lines. Artsy, whimsical and deliciously colorful, Christine Adolph is one of my favorite designers. I enjoyed every moment of creating with her Sakura and Marrakesh Collections.
I would like to share two of my layouts with you today featuring these collections offered in our May "Now and Zen" kit and our July "Marrakesh Express" kit.
I did some machine stitching around the edges of the two main papers. I used a border punch to doubled back to back to get the edging across the bottom. The leaves and butterflies were stamped. The gate was cut on my Silhouette SD. The background paper was misted to achieve that color. The flowers and leaves were clustered along with small umbrellas cut to resemble flowers.
Supplies: Christine Adolph "Sakura" Paper, Cardstock, Martha Stewart Punch, Silhouette SD, flowers, Heartfelt Creations stamps, Ink, Starburst Mist
On this layout I fussy cut the pattern paper, layered and punched the edges of various papers from this collection to follow the July sketch created by Charlotte Jenkins, the Scraps of Darkness sketch artist. Some of the flowers were created by fussy cutting the paper out of the paper and adding beads to the center. The berry vines and large leaves were cut on my Silhouette SD. I used alot of distress ink on the paper edges.
Supplies: Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph "Marrakesh" pattern papers, CI- Chipboard Letters, Distress Ink, Martha Stewart punches, Silhouette SD. Flowers, Misc- ribbon.
Stay tuned for more beautiful creations from other members of our design team!
My name is Melinda Kelly. I am the owner of Scraps of Darkness Kit Club along with the most wonderful man in the world, my husband Brian. We have two beautiful grown daughters and a sweet grandson who will be turning 1 in a few weeks. I started scrapping in 2007, and what a wonderful journey it has taken me on!
As my style developed, I found that it wasn't always easy to find the items I wanted. I really enjoy doing what I call "Alternative" layouts, meaning they don't necessarily fit in with what seems to be the norm. There are a substantial number of established kit clubs that offer products leaning toward the "cute, feminine or child centered" style of scrapping. I had difficulty finding clubs that catered to a more "edgy, alternative, distinctively different" style that most would consider "scrap art." From this Scraps of Darkness was born in the summer of 2010.
Scraps of Darkness kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to another level. We strive to include the latest and greatest items on the market that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a piece of art. And don't let our name fool you - while we regularly include items for those who like to create "darker" layouts, we also want to inspire you to venture into what we consider Alternative Scrapbooking, such as Steampunk, Grunge, and Technique based layouts and projects.
Each month, we offer a Main Kit and several Add On Kits that coordinate with the Main Kit. We currently offer 5 different Add On kits, and will soon increasing that to 6. Our standard Add Ons include Patterned Paper, Cardstock and an additional embellishment add on we call “Romance.” We recently added the Flora & Fauna Add On which is comprised of premium flowers and a "critter" - butterflies, dragonflies, birds, etc. The Color Add On is the Scraps of Darkness signature. This Add On encourages our customers to build their technique supply. It includes various colors of mists, paints, inks, and other mediums for altering the colors on your projects. Masks, canvas, and stamps vary each month but there is always something unique to apply to the mists and paints.
In addition to offering monthly kits, we have an online store, and offer free shipping to kit subscribers for store purchases that they would like shipped with their Main Kit. We also have an amazing and diverse Design Team that never ceases to inspire with their gorgeous creations. Our forums are a lively warm community of supportive scrappers and unique challenges. Stop by and visit our gallery where you can see work from both our Design Team and our subscribers!
Our May 2011 Kit titled “Now and Zen” featured Creative Imaginations, Christine Adolph’s “Sakura” Collection.
Hi everyone, it's Nicole here today with a little peek of another new adorable 6x6 pad, this time with Christmas in mind! I don't know about you, but I look forward to handmaking my Christmas cards each year! With this colorful little paper pad in hand, your cards will come together in a snap and will be super cute to boot! Here's a hint of what my friends may be receiving from me come mid-December:
And of course this whimsical collection also perfect for some fun layouts as well! I paired it with some paper from the gingham collection and came up with this 8x8 layout:
Supplies I used:
Be sure keep checking back to see the rest of the sneak peeks!