Sunday, November 13, 2016

Shoppin' / Hip Kit Club

Hey there, friends!  I'm back today to share another layout for Hip Kit Club using the beautiful 2016 October Hip Kits.  I decided to do something really different than my usual.  I had my photo ready to go, and as I looked at it, I was inspired by the denim color in our jeans.  My sister and I were in the dressing room trying them on, and it's one of my favorite pictures.  Before I did anything, I grabbed a few of the Project Life cards and played around with them and actually decided on my design right then.  Then I pulled out a sheet of the dark navy blue cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and decided to use it as a background.  I cut Zinia's wonky rectangle/square cut file from one of the Pink Paislee patterned papers and used it as a base design.  I used some white gesso on the background over the cut file and a little bit on the two PL cards beside the photo.  I used some Shimmerz and some Prima Oil Pastels to add some color.

I have to say, I really love how this page turned out.  I wanted to jazz up the bottom areas of the PL cards, so I smudged some Jeni B Bleu Shimmerz on there.  I also did some machine stitching on them.  I used several embellishments from We R Memory Keepers here...a floral & circle die cut and a cute puffy sticker.  I also added in some gold rub-ons and glittery enamel dots.  That cute clear sticker & arrow are from Simple Stories.

I love this wood veneer from WRMK.  I love the green and blue together, and I think it matches everything else very well.  I added in some coral thread and some small coral flower stickers.  The gold splatters are from the Shimmez Glorious Day Vibez from the Color Kit.  It looks like a mustard yellow in the bottle, but when it dries, it's sparkly gold!

Here you can see all the dimension.  I layered up some tissue paper, foam adhesive, PL cards, Dear Lizzy die cuts and a Pink Paislee leaf Thicker here.  I also added a WRMK wood veneer frame behind it all...the dimension is so awesome!

I did use my edge distresser to ruffle up the edges of the cards a little bit.  Here you can also see that I did a little bit of straight machine stitching on the background in a pink color.

Since this layout was all about shopping, that's what my title is :)  And as soon as I saw those Dear Lizzy numbered tags, I knew I had to use this one here!  It totally reminds me of one of those tags you hang on the dressing room door when you're in there trying clothes on.  It also reminds me of clothing price tags.  I added a little bit of thread to it and just added it to the O.  That couldn't have worked out any better :)  I also added a post-it note type sticker from Simple Stories for the date and did a little bit of journaling with a white gel pen.

Finally, here you can see where I used the Prima Oil Pastels on top of the white gesso.  I just added a small bit of pink.  I didn't want to go overboard, and I really loved the navy background, so I didn't want to take away from that.  Sometimes less is better, I think.

Here's my process video for this...I had a blast making it!  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas to try!

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