Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scraps of Elegance - Guest Designing for Scrap Around the World

August 2014 Challenge 16 - An Elegant & Textural Mood Board by Marilyn Rivera,

This month we as Scraps of Elegance Design Team were invited as Guests Designers by the ever popular Scrap Around the World  to use their Mood Board as a starting point to design a page. As we are one of the permanent sponsors for them, I am feeling very honoured to join their Team for this challenge...

Authentic Memories

My inspiration came from the top left photo...I just loved the weathered look of the walls, the tall window in the back and knowing I had this photo of Michelle on the stairs sparked my imagination! Using paper by Marion Smith's Mad Tea Party 'Wonderland' from SOE's July kit 'Chasing Rabbits' and Lindy's Stampgang Sprays from the colour Add-on I set to work to create some awesome textures on the frame and paper.

I have had this frame in my stack ever since I stared scrapping and found great use for it now...have another one, might use it in another 5 years time...To achieve the rusted effect I first gesso'd it, then applied a thick layer of textured gel medium. After it dried I sprayed layers of Lindy's Flat Fabio's; Cafe-au- Lait and C'estla vie Cerise...Also dabbed some Rusty Hinge and Black Soot Distress Paint.

A metal ornament, Prima Junkyard findings and an adorable metal door handle received as a gift from Ingrid Gooyer add some interest to the frame.

I layered several of my Petaloo flowers under the frame, something I love doing to add some dimension and interest to my pages.

Absolutely adore these new Textured flowers from much detail in them...
I wanted to add more feathers because the image of the lady with the hat was also a favourite...but in the end just used a few here. The black spatters are from Imagine Crafts Irresistible Texture Spray from an older kit.

My brick wall is a Prima Stencil with texture paste embossed with Ranger Antiquities Cement and Brushed Corduroy Distress Embossing Powder.

Do take the time to visit both Blogs for amazing inspiration by  both Design Teams!!!

You are a piece of the puzzle of someone else's life. 
You may never know where you fit,
 but others will fill the holes in their lives 
with pieces of you. 
~Bonnie Arbon~


  1. all the textures and layering...Learnt a few tricks here

  2. Gorgeous page Patricia!!! looove to take of the moodboard ...I can see how the photo inspired you...xx

  3. Beautiful!!! You are really a technique queen. I love all the gorgeous textures and the flowers peeking out from under the frame.

  4. This is stunning, that aged look on the door way looks amazing.. beautiful layout..

  5. Beautiful layout and I love the inspiration too... its the one I would have gone for as well. She looked gorgeous and I love her dress. Fab background and I love the chippie treatment.


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