Thursday, February 4, 2016

Smarty Pants / Hip Kit Club

Hey friends, and Happy Thursday to you!  Today I have another layout for Hip Kit Club to share.  I created this using the 2016 January Hip Kits, and I used a lot of the My Mind's Eye products included in them.  Most of this is from the My Story collection with the exception of the Basic Grey paper strips at the top and bottom of the page and the February calendar piece to the left of the photo.

I went very light on the mixed media for this page.  I began with the white cardstock and that fun circle die cut behind the layers.  I cut that using my Cameo and then layered the Feb card and my photo on top of it.  Since my daughter looks so smart and studious in the photo, I decided to use embellishments that reminded me of a bookworm :)  I fussy cut some typewriters and glasses and scattered them around the page and added in several hearts and a few Heidi Swapp gold stickers.

I fussy cut these adorable glasses from one of the MME Journal Cards, and that cute little brad is also from MME.  I used a black marker to color the Studio Calico wood veneer letters...I love how they turned out!  I also love the pops of shiny gold in these MME and HS goodies!

Aren't these little typewriters so cute?!  They came from a 12x12 piece of patterned paper.  Those black glasses are a sticker.  I added some tangled black thread before I machine stitched with gold thread.  I added black splatters at the end and a few little sentiment stamps.

I used my waterbrush to create a bit of pink and gold watercolor smudges around the edges of the photo.  I didn't want too much "mess" on this layout since there was so much going on already.  I like how subtle it turned out.

Finally, here's one more close up of the top area.  I added another Heidi Swapp sticker and a little Maggie Holmes stamp from my stash.

You can check out my process video here if you would like to see how this layout came about from start to finish.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting me today, and have a great Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous layout! I just love the whole process of this layout!