iNSD | Hip Kit Club

Hiya,

Over the weekend the Hip Kit Club held lots of challenges for (inter)national Scrapbooking Day over on our Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook and as Hip Kit Designers we each held a challenge of our own.

My challenge was to create a layout using a design principle (such as rule of thirds, visual triangle etc) and repeating elements.  I have created my layout using the April 2017 Hip Kits and it was so fun to put together!!!

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Some Close ups:

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If you are interested in how I created this layout, check out my You Tube process video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRSmfVzldB4

I have just started doing process of videos of some of my layouts to highlight my creative process so I would love it if you could check it out.

M xx

Really Beautiful | Hip Kit Club

Happy Thursday everyone.

Today I wanted to share a layout I created for a challenge over at the Paper Issues Facebook group.  I am still not so patiently waiting for my March Hip Kits so I am doing a bit of stash busting right now.

At kindy this week I helped on a trip along the estuary walk way to one of Aimee’s kindy teacher’s homes where we had a picnic morning tea on her massive front lawn.  The kids had a ball, it was a good 5km walk and they all managed so well.  The highlight was using the toilet at the teachers house !  I snapped this photo of Aimee and one of her kindy teachers (Sharon) as Aimee had jumped in her lap for a cuddle.  I love how happy and comfortable Aimee is snuggled in there.  I just had to scrap it.

I have used lots of older Hip Kits mixed up together . It  was a white space challenge so 2/3rds of your page had to be white space.

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Some close ups:IMG_4451Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Do you like creating layouts with lots of white space?

Mxx

Mix it up with Ephemera | Hip Kit Club

Yesterday, I shared this post over at the Hip Kit Club all about Ephemera.

Do you ever get overwhelmed by all those die cut Ephemera that come in your kits?  I assure you, you aren’t alone in this!!  When I first receive my Hip Kit, I am full of excitement, I get it all out, I drool over it for a bit and then reality sets in, how am I going to organise all this and use it all up? For me as I am a visual person, I grab a divided serving dish (purposely bought for die cut storage whilst I am creating with a kit of course!) and dump it all out in there so I can ‘see’ it all with the aim of using it all up.  Because as we all know there will be more gorgeous die cuts arriving in the next kit.

Today, I have a layout to share using the January 2017 Hip Kits:

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Okay now, we need to figure out how to use all the die cuts on your layout without overwhelming your page.  For me this means I am going to layer those suckers up!   Don’t get stressed about ‘seeing’ the whole die cut on your page.  As you can see below, I have added the gold butterfly under the corner of the patterned paper and my photo and then I have added some word stickers on top of that.

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Now let’s think outside the box, don’t forget that you can negative space from a die cut for something a little different – I have used the negative space of the ‘ampersand’ on this layout tucked in behind the bottom right of my photo.

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Lastly, I really liked the word ‘dreamy’ die cut but it was a bit large and overwhelming on my page so I tucked it under my layered photo so you can still read what it says but overall it was less dominating.

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I finished off my layout by adding a title using the Studio Calico Thickers from the Embellishment Kit and created a border around the page.   Because I like hoarding Thickers (a whole new blog post could be dedicated to this!), it is a mission of mine to get more of them on my page.  In this instance, I found the Thickers work a bit like journaling on my page as well as a design element and because I have left them in a natural white state they blend and don’t take over the page.

I hope that I have inspired you to empty out those packets of Ephemera and start layering  up those die cuts on your layouts. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Michelle xx

Just Nick Studio | A hearts a Flutter

Hi

On the Just Nick Studio blog the design team have been showcasing different background files this week and I had been waiting for a good excuse to use the A hearts a Flutter  background file since it was released.

Here is my layout

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I had lots of fun creating this layout.  I cut the file out on white cardstock and added patterned paper to the negative spaces in the smaller hearts.  Filling in the negative space of cut files is an effective way to add pops of colour to your layouts which is what I do quite regularly.  This time I decided to take this one step further and add strips of washi tape stickers to two of the largest hearts in the cut file.  It is really easy to do, when you cut out your cut file, keep the negative heart shape.  I then added the washi tape directly to the shape and inserted it back into the cut file on my page.  I don’t know about you but I have rolls and rolls of washi that I need to use up so I think I will definitely use this technique again!

Some close ups:

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Products used: January 2017 Hip Kit Club, HKC exclusive Frolic washi tape stickers, Amy Tangerine Heart Enamel Dots, Pink Paislee Moonlight Ephemera, Pink Paislee Moonlight Puffy Stickers, HKC Exclusive – Wood Veneer Phrases & Shapes, American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Hazelwood – Butterfly Rub-Ons

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope I have inspired you to dig into your Washi Tape and add it to the negative space in your cut files.

Mxx

Remember | Hip Kit Club | October 2015

Hi

Today I have a layout to share for Hip Kit Club. This one is inspired by the October Mood board below:

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I just love all the black and gold accents in this kit!  They work perfectly with the browns, teals and corals.  This photo is Taylor when she was doing an activity book which she received from her Grandad for her birthday.  Some close ups: Remember detail 1 Remember detailThanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are enjoying all the October Hip Kit layouts the design team has been sharing over the last few weeks.

Til next time

Michelle

(Inter) National Scrapbooking Day

Happy Tuesday everyone,

Over the weekend I participated in a series of challenges over on the Hip Kit Club Members Facebook group as part if (Inter)national Scrapbooking Day  It was a super fun online crop with a whole lot of challenges.  I only managed to do 3 layouts over the weekend – I was a bit scrapped out from the 9 the weekend before so I was pleased to have gotten the three done I did manage.

The first layout was a monochromatic one – using one colour but different shades set by  Terhi Koskinen – who is an amazing scrapbooker who I am in awe of her layouts they are just GORGEOUS!

Here is my layout for her challenge

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Details:Hip Kit NSD one colour detail 2 Hip Kit NSD one colour detail 3Hip Kit NSD one colour detail 4The next challenge I participated in was a one colour challenge – so one colour with only black and white accents set by  Kay Rogers.

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details:

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And my third layout to share is a ‘balanced layout’ challenge.  Right up my alley this one… I do like to create a nice balance and flow on my layouts set by Aleksandra Gadji 

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Details:

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That’s all I have to share today.  A lot of the product I have used on these layouts have come from my Hip Kit Club kits – definitely if you are in the market for a kit club – this one is amazing.

Take care

Michelle xx

Super Star!

Hi everyone,

Today I have a layout to share with you for Sketch #134 at Sketchabilities.  This is my last sketch as a designer for  Sketchabilities as my second term is up.  I have had so much fun creating with Karan’s sketches over my two terms and will miss creating with these sketches.  I am looking forward to seeing what the new design team create and hope I will have time to play along with some future sketches as a participant.

Righto this fortnight’s sketch

10151435_10202710458349772_4407089071417399802_nAnd my take –Michelle Whorwood sketch 134It is a nice coincidence that my layout features a cricket photo of Liam considering the Cricket World Cup is on right now.  This is Liam on his first game of hardball for cricket this season all kitted out.  It has been a bit of a challenge for him to bat this season with all the gear on but he has had a good season none the less.  I have used lots of Amy Tan Stitched and a bit of Plus One on this one… along with a misted background to make the colours in the photo pop!

I hope you can play along with us for this sketch — If you would like to have the opportunity to be a Featured Designer and to go into the draw for the Sponsor Giveaway please be sure to link your layout no later then March 13th on the bottom of the designer reveal blog post.
//Michelle

Oh Lucky!

Hi everyone,

Today I have a layout to share with you that I have created for Color Stories Inspiration #154.  This one is quite different for me but I loved this photo of my girls and one of their adventures on our Christmas holiday to the caravan.

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Evidence: Wood grain (wood veneers) and Stripes

Testimony: My journaling is on the back. But I used the prompt word ‘possibilities’ “The possibilities are endless when you are running wild and free on holiday. Here Aimee and Taylor spent hours crab hunting on the mud flats with friends. I love the opportunities that camping brings to explore new things and have adventures. The possibilities are truly endless…”

Details:CSI 154 unframed detail 1 CSI 154 unframed detail 2 CSI 154 unframed detailProducts used: Hip Kit Club November Kit, Heidi Swapp Favourite Things, Fancy Pants – True Friend, American Crafts Amy Tan Stitched Thickers and Maggie Holmes Open Book, Freckled Fawn 

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you do get a chance come and play with us at CSI for this challenge they are loads of fun!

Cheers

Michelle xx