Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Artist Trading Block - Scraps of Darkness - May Kit- Attic Finds



Good Morning Blog Friends-

The Attic Finds Kit from Scraps of Darkness is probably one of my all time faves!
I just love the ephemera of 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz. This really is my style and what I enjoy doing the most. Collage style work, altering and funky artsy details.
If you missed the kit you can find out kits here.

So much inspiration in one box!



I created this artist trading block using the 7 Gypsies Architextures in my background. You can see the pattern paper add on in the kit here.


Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
I added layer upon layer cutting out bits and pieces from these papers and adding in the ephemera found in the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Emporium Pack found here.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

The Creativity Add On included the Prima Finnabair Rust Effects Paste. I used this on my box edges, all of my metal embellishments including the chains. I added spools for feet and used this on them as well.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
Along with the rust paste I used some blue toned paint to achieve a patina effect on my metal.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Also, I used a stencil and used the paste with that adding some texture to the pattern papers on the box.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

One of my little art doll girls holding some letters from Papermania-Mr. Smiths Workshop Alphabet Stickers found in the Elements Add On. She is also popping out a suitcase. This is also in the Elements Add On - 7 Gypsies Architextures treasured adhesive stacked suitcases.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

On the top of the box I used a Frank Garcia Memory Hardware latch coated in rust effects paste.


Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I attached a few chains with dangles. 

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I had the metal butterfly in my stash.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
More close ups of the chains and the little bicycle. This is Scrapberry's Vintage Metal Charms found in the Main Kit. The bird cage is a Blue Fern Studios Chipboard found in the Elements Add On.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Thanks a bunch for stopping in!






Friday, June 2, 2017

Tim Holtz Vignette Tray - Scraps of Darkness - May Kit- Attic Finds


Hello Friends-
Today I'm sharing a beautiful project I created 
with 
Creativity Add On for Scraps of Darkness May Kit "Attic Finds"


I used the Tim Holtz Ideo-Ology Wood Vignette Tray to create a Vintage Memories Scene...
You can find the Creativity Add On here...


Included in the Creativity Add On are the Finnabair Art Extravagence Rust Effect Paste Set. I used modeling paste on the outside edge of the box with a Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil. Then I coated it in the rust paste. I used brown first then dabbed on the red and yellow. I also used the Prima Art Alchemy Ancient Coin Acrylic Paint included in the Color Add On. I dabbed this on randomly and then also used a Luminiere Paint in a blue green tone I have in my stash.


Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I love to make paper fringe. This along with art doll images seems to be my muse as of late. I used some book pages and cut them into fringe to line the inside of the box. The background and layers were created with the 7 Gypsies Architextures Papers and the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera Pack

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

My little art doll is holding a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Key embellished with Distress Glitter.
The beautiful florals surrounding her are from the Floral Add On. I used a small wooden cube and adorned it with the Tin Ceiling Tiles by 7 Gypsies found in the Main Kit.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Also in the Elements Add On are the Blue Fern Studios Veranda Cage Set Chipboard. I painted these cages in Silver Lumiere Paint and embossed in Silver and Blue embossing powder. I also dabbed on the rust effects paste.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I had some little Frank Garcia Memory Hardware rings in my stash. I used these to adorn my birdcages.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Another close up of the bottom of the edge.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
 Here is a close up of the bird cage, ceiling tiles and little metal trinket.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I hope you enjoy my project! This was a lot of fun. Try one!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scraps of Elegance Layout and Tutorial

Hello Friends-

Today I am sharing a layout created with the April Scraps of Elegance Kit " A Song of Spring "
I've also created a step by step tutorial for you to enjoy!

Check out How to Tutorial Layout-Scraps of Elegance April Kit by Lisa Novogrodski on Snapguide.



In case you haven't seen the kit here is a peek- You can find out kits here


I used a combination of both the Blue Fern Studios and 49th and Market papers in the kit.
I have to say the 49th and Market flowers included in the kit are the MOST beautiful flowers ever!
You can find a full supply list in the tutorial.


Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring

You can see a close up here of the florals I embossed and the stamping in the background. 
You can find the floral add on here. I used a combination of the stamp included in the months Scraps of Elegance Creativity Add On and the Scraps of Darkness kit for April.

Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring

Some fun ephemera was included in the kit and I used a piece of chipboard I had on hand to paint with the Artisan powder. I used the ink and Memory Hardware Artisan Powder found in the Color Add On

Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring

Some close ups of the florals.

Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring

I used my favorite Stampendous embossing powders on the chipboard.

Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring


Butterfly Wishes layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the April Kit A Song of Spring

Thanks for stopping by!






Thursday, May 11, 2017

Love This- Design Project for Scraps of Darkness

Hello Friends-

I'm sharing a layout I created with the "Blue Skies and Sunshine" kit from Scraps of Darkness. 
I used the Indigo Skies papers from Kaisercraft and just cut out the little yellow flowers from the BoBunny Petal Lane papers to use as embellishments.
You can find the Main Kit here.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

You guys know how much I love to emboss and Stampendous encrusted jewels are my favorite. 
We have some in the store here. I thought I would try embossing my Prima and Petaloo flowers and the butterflies. I just random stamped on them with Versamark Ink and then embossed. The Versamark is invisible ink and I love it for embossing. You can also see how much I love to fussy cut!


All the beautiful flowers I used are found in the Floral Add On here.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine

I used a crackle paint on all the chipboard then painted over it with the paints found in the Color Add On and Creativity Add On.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine


I also used the Prima Lemonade Ink Pad found in the Color Add On and used the Kaisercraft Texture Stamp Paint Strokes found in the Main Kit.

Love This Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness April Kit Blue Skies and Sunshine




 
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