I love creating fun layouts with lots of interesting layers and today I have my last layout to share with you using the May 2017 Hip Kits. Using ephemera is one of the easiest ways to layer up your embellishments … Continue reading
Today, I have a layout I have created for the Hip Kit Club showcasing ‘Artful Clusters’ and ‘Stickers’. In fact I have challenged myself to only use ‘things that stick’ and mixed media on my page so my layout has no other elements to it and I love how it turned out!
I wanted to create two clusters on my page so I started off by adding some white gesso and mixed media work with the Prima WaterColor confections (May 2017 Color Kit) watered down to decrease their intensity. I have used the ‘grassland’ and ‘thunderstorm’ colours together to create a two toned effect as these colours matched my photos the best. I then added lots of stickers mainly from the Shimelle little by little collection sticker book from the May 2017 Project Life Kit. This book of stickers had so many options from washi to alphas to that adorable bear!! I kept my colour palette quite simple with mainly blues/greens and black and white.
Some close ups:
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!!!
Some Close ups:
If you are interested in how I created this layout, check out my You Tube process video!
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.
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.
Some close ups:Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Do you like creating layouts with lots of white space?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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:
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.
Today I have a layout to share for Hip Kit Club. This one is inspired by the October Mood board below:
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: Thanks 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
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
Details: The next challenge I participated in was a one colour challenge – so one colour with only black and white accents set by Kay Rogers.
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
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.
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
And my take –It 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!
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.
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…”
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!