May 52 - Scraps of Darkness

May '52 Shabby Chic Scrapbook Layout by Dana Tatar for Scraps of Darkness Kit Club - February Our Story Kit

I'm having such a fun time designing with the February Our Story Kit from Scraps of Darkness! The Prima Love Clippings Journaling Notecards (Main Kit) and the 6x6 Love Clippings Collection Kit (Creativity Add-On) really helps to stretch the 12x12 papers a bit further because I can cut up these smaller papers to help build up layers on my pages. I got creative with this page and created faux layers with border strips and bits and pieces from larger sheets of paper and my scrap pile. I even used some flower packaging under my photo.

How to Color Chipboard Letters with a Distress Ink Marker by Dana Tatar

I used an old photo of my maternal Grandfather, who I sadly never got to meet. It was dated May 1952 so I used that for the title of this layout. I colored the Kaisercraft chipboard letters with the Festive Berries Distress Marker from the Elements Add-On.

Gold Foil Rub-On Accents on a Romantic Scrapbook Layout by Dana Tatar

I colored these pieces of Blue Fern Studios XOXO chipboard with the Distress Marker as well. I stamped over the background with the Ruby Rock-It Bella! Champagne Bubbles stamp from the Main Kit using the Prima Chocolat Dye Ink from the Color Add-On. I then staggered some fleur-de-lis accents from the BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons included in the Elements Add-On. This shimmer to this foil is amazing!

Flower Cluster on a Heritage Scrapbook Page by Dana Tatar - Prima and 49andMarket Flowers

I finished this page with some flowers from the Floral Add-On. I changed the look of the yellow flower by removing the flower center and using that as a separate smaller bloom. I replaced the flower center of the larger yellow flower with beads that I borrowed from a Prima Puccini flower.

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  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING that photo, the flowers and the old typewriter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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