Sunday, August 30, 2015

Love You Reesie Cup / Hip Kit Club

Happy Sunday, friends!  I have another layout for Hip Kit Club to share with you today.  I'm still using the beautiful 2015 August Hip Kits...I just can't get enough of them!  I wanted to play around with the Dylusions paints that are included in the Color Kit this month.  You get the Lemon Zest and Bubblegum Pink colors, and they are super bright!  I was experimenting with them when I came across a fun technique.  I have no idea if another crafter has done this before, but to me it felt like a new discovery!

I used my circle mini-ink blending tool and dabbed it in both colors of paint--one color on each side.  Then I pressed it down onto the paper and twisted it.  Then I spritzed some water directly onto the foam applicator and smushed and twisted again.  I got these beautiful circles as the result.  The yellow and pink blended together and created a bit of an orange color while still showing the pink and yellow.  Very pretty and a really fun technique!  I also used the exclusive circle stencil from the Color Kit.  I show exactly how I did this in my process video down below.

I did add some white gesso down first since I was playing on patterned paper.  I also added some teal spray after the paint dried.  I used my sewing machine to stitch a big messy heart behind all of the layers.  Down here at the bottom I combined the wood grain Thickers with some of the Pinkfresh Studio script alpha stickers, which are both in the Project Life Kit.  That cute heart is from Freckled Fawn (also from the PL Kit).

I did pull the chipboard frame with the triangles on it (the bottom layer here) from the April Hip Kits.  It matched this background paper perfectly and I still had it in my stash, so I decided to use it.  I layered some Dear Lizzy chipboard with this cute Crate Paper camera.  That felt heart, enamel dots and sequin is also CP.  I love that some of the FF glitter hearts are open in the center!

Here's the right side of the photo.  I fussy cut that big messy black and blue heart from one of the Pinkfresh Studio papers and layered a Dear Lizzy chipboard piece on top of it with some tangled thread.  See how the paints blended together in the circles?  Love it!

Here's a great close-up of the circles.  You can see where I pressed and twisted and then added more water and just "stamped" it down.  You can get a few different looks using the same tool depending on how much water or how much paint you add.

Here's the process video showing how I created this layout.  I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please let me know if you have any questions about Hip Kit Club or anything else!  Have a great day :)


  1. Beautiful page and very inspiring technique! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness, this layout is spectacular!

  3. Just phenomenal! Come on!! Wow! You're making the rest of us look bad over here!! :P ha ha!