Sunday, May 15, 2011

Reveal Day for Scraps of Darkness

The May kit for Scraps of Darkness is just gorgeous!  With an oriental flair, this one has beautiful, bright papers laced with gold, lots of sparkle, and so many options for creativity.  I have been chosen to be the Guest Designer for May, and I'm so appreciative for this opportunity!  Here are my layouts created with this month's kit. 

it's a girl thing
This is my daughter when she was little, and it's one of my favorite pics of her. 

One of the embellies for this kit were the fans in pink and white.  I chose to use a rub-on from my stash and then stamped the edge with a lace clear stamp and black ink.

be happy
This is a photo of my brother and sister-in-law on their wedding day.

This kit had so many choices for fussy cutting, which is what I did on this layout with purple vine.  I dressed it up with some Glimmer Mist and Smooch ink as well.  I used pop dots to adhere them and give some more dimension.  The fern leaves are from my stash.
I love this Dusty Attic crane, and it seemed perfect for this layout.  I inked with white Smooch ink, and though you probably can't see it here, it just shimmers.

This is another pic of my daughter when she was little, and I just love how this layout turned out.

I did a lot of fussy-cutting on this one, matted black cardstock behind it along with some white tulle.  I made the flowers out of silver tissue-paper.
To make the flowers on the printed paper stand out more, I coated them with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, and then applied white Smooch ink.  I just love how shimmery the Smooch is!

Time flies when you're having rum
Lastly, this is my husband and me in Key West last month.  Our favorite place there is called "The Rum Barrel", and that's where this was taken. 
The clock was actually from last month's kit, and I used texture paint around the edge, painted, and inked with distress ink to make it more 3-D.  The Dusty Attice wings are from the SOD store.  For the chipboard letters, I used Smooch and distress ink, then coated them in clear embossing powder. 

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out all the great Design Team work in the gallery over at Scraps of Darkness!


  1. Amazing job this month Joy!!!! A big round of applause from me. :)

  2. All your details shine! These pages are amazing girl!

  3. Fabulous job Joy! Love your layouts! TFS

  4. wonderful job as a guest designer!! I love the title 'Time flies when you're having rum' Even my BF thought it was awesome!!

  5. Beautiful work on the May Kit Joy, love your work!!! I have really enjoyed your blog and the close-ups are just gorgeous!!!!!