Thursday, September 1, 2016

I Love You This Much / Hip Kit Club

Hello again, friends!  I have another layout for Hip Kit Club to share.  Again, I used the 2016 August Hip Kits.  For whatever reason, I really struggled to get started with this page.  I had scrapper's block and just could not come up with an idea that I liked.  It wasn't the products' fault.  I must've started over at least five times!  Some days the ideas just flow so easily and other days it feels like I've never created a layout in my life.  I finally decided to use one of Ashley's cut files and enlarge it.  I made it my title and spaced it out on the white cardstock.  I backed it with one of the Project Life cards and one of the Crate Paper Cute Girl papers.  I did a little bit of coloring with the Prima Oil Pastels behind the photos and a little at the bottom behind the flower and cat.  Although it was a frustrating start, I like how this turned out.

I wanted to use some of Claudia VanR's exclusive die cuts on this page.  She designed such a beautiful set, and these gorgeous watercolor flowers just had to be used.   I incorporated a few of them around the layout as well as some of the Crate Paper puffy Thickers, Amy Tangerine clear stickers and Dear Lizzy clear stickers.

I added some tangled thread under the die cuts for extra pops of color and texture.  I also machine stitched through the title with white thread.  I love the pretty blended lines of color in that PL card up top.

I cut this Dear Lizzy clear sticker into individual pieces and spaced it out under the photos.  My photo on the right had just the right space to layer that floral puffy sticker on it.  I love layering things on top of the photos if there's room and it doesn't detract from the photo.

Here's a closer look at the top part of the title/cut file.  I used one of the aqua blue pastels above the photos since there was a lot of pink up top.  I used my waterbrush to smudge the pastels around.  I didn't use any gesso since I really didn't need that much water to blend them.

I used another exclusive flower down at the bottom, and I did more pastel work in pinks & oranges.  I just wanted it lightly peeking out from behind this cluster.  I added some Amy Tangerine & Dear Lizzy stickers as well as more enamel dots.

This cat is so cute!  I just had to incorporate it into the page somehow even though it has nothing to do with cats...haha.  I love the pop of pink, and I felt like I needed some yellow down there, so I added some pastels & thread.

Here's the process video for this page if you'd like to check it out...there's a hissy fit in there, so you don't want to miss that...haha :D

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  1. Gorgeous Layout Missy!!! Don't you just hate scrappers block?!! I have been having a case or cases (because it has been multiple layouts) of that lately too. For me I think all the craziness of back to school, end of the summer, and life just has my brain distracted. At least in the end it all works out. Because it usually does, right?! Thanks for sharing and taking the time to share your work. I am always inspired by what you create!! Have a great weekend Missy!!

  2. Beautiful layout! I love the watercolors around the photo. Your title is perfect!