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!
Have you thought about going green? Today, I am here to show you just how easy it is to use green on your layouts! The focus of my layout was to highlight a particular colour. The March 2017 kits are so full of lots of different colours but one of my favourite colours to work with is ‘greens’. From aquas, to mints to forest greens there are so many different options in the March 2017 kits that you can use.
When I am creating a layout with just one main colour focus, I start off by finding all the little bits and pieces that are in that colour theme. So I started looking through the 2017 March kits and picking up all the green papers and embellishments that I thought would work on my layout.
First off, I was drawn to the the Paige Evans no 24 patterned paper as those little squares are just begging to be fussy cut out. I loved all the different designs on each of the little squares but because they are all the same colour it doesn’t make my layout too busy or over the top. The squares and my smaller photos really started me off on a grid style design which really allowed me to add lots of fun embellishing touches too.
Once I got my general design laid out on my cardstock it was really about embellishing those little squares and creating interest and dimension. I have used a couple of project life cards from the March 2017 Project Life Kit on my page, I have mat my photos of my girls on one of the mint ones, added the MARCH word to the side of it and also cut out the triangle that sits at the bottom right hand side of my page. The ‘Sweet’ word on the Shimelle Little By Little patterned paper just fit my title perfectly.
The squares on my grid design created their own little areas for me to add embellishments to and there was lots of opportunities to add detail with all the embellishments in the kits. I finished off with some black elements which I felt helped tie in my black and white photos and some of the gorgeous HKC exclusive enamel dots.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to create a monotone layout with the Hip Kits and maybe give ‘green’ a go too.
Hi everyone, I am totally Keepin’ it Cool whilst waiting for my March Kits to arrive (not really but I am totally trying to do so). There has been lots of requests for creating boy pages with the kits, so today I am sharing a masculine layout of my almost 13 year old son and I am also stash busting with the October 2016 Hip Kits. I have used a mix of both the Main Kit and the Embellishment Kits on my page.
I am totally motivated with the graphic nature of scrapbooking with Black and White photos at the moment and lots of white space. Scrapbooking with a black and white photos makes it easy to adapt the Hip Kits to work with just about any theme. I also love how the patterned paper and embellishments pop on the page as well. I definitely find it more of a challenge to scrap boy layouts especially when they are at the tween/teen age but I find keeping it quite hip and fun using lots of words, tags and a masculine colour palette is the way to go.
I have used the Pink Paislee Take Me Away Thickers to create my title – originally it was a phrase called ‘Keepin it Real’ but I changed it to include cool instead as I felt it was a bit more appropriate for the photo of my son and one of my cousins’ kids. And it adds more interest to my page.
How cute is this camera! Added a little heart to it for some interest too.
The ‘leaves thickers’and the ‘hanging with my fam’ works perfectly for my photo as it was a family reunion when the photo was taken. The little glasses worked so well with the boys both wearing the glasses it was an easy choice to add them to my layout as well.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and I have inspired you to use your Hip Kits to create layouts about the boys and men in your lives.
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?
Today I have my first layout to share with you featuring the March 2016 Hip Kits. We are so lucky to have lots of Hip Kit Exclusive Papers designed by the talented Kim Watson – including this wood grain I have used as my background. I have used a sketch designed by Ashley Horton which is one of the challenges set each week in our online Facebook forum (Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook). If you haven’t checked out this lovely community you need to come along and join in the fun. This is the sketch:I totally love the embellishments in the March Kits, Ephemera from Basic Grey (Saturday Morning), Elles Studio (Little Moments) and Pinkfresh Studio (Felicity collection) – they are perfect little treasures to layer on your layouts.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout for Hip Kit Club xx