Sunday, January 15, 2017

Best Weekend in Vegas / Hip Kit Club

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you're all having a nice and relaxing weekend :)  Today I'm back sharing another layout for the Hip Kit Club featuring the 2016 December Hip Kits.  This is the first layout for the month that I used white cardstock as a background.  I was challenging myself to NOT use it all month....and obviously I caved...haha.  That's okay because in the grand scheme of scrapbooking, there are no rules, right?! 

I decided to start with using the fun arrows cut file that Tarrah designed.  I cut several of them using some of the papers from Take Me Away, Maggie Holmes, Echo Park (Main Kit & Paper Kit) and some of the lilac cardstock.  I arranged them on the background, adhered them lightly and then went over a lot of the page with gesso.  Next, I came in with a few Shimmerz Paints, including the Concrete Shimmeringz from the Color Kit.  I added in some pinks and aquas to pull from the papers' colors.  I created a fun layer behind my photo using some of the American Crafts glitter washi tape we received.  All I did was stick some to a piece of scrap cardstock and layered it behind my photo.  I embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins, punched cardstock, Thickers and acrylic stickers.

Here you can see lots of texture going on, which I love.  I mixed and matched my title using Amy Tan Thickers, silver Thickers and black and white chipboard Thickers.  I love all the different fonts!  I created a fun cluster here at the bottom using die cuts from Take Me Away and a few fussy cut leaves from one of the exclusive papers in the kit.  I added a few sequins and some tiny confetti circles I punched out of the lilac cardstock.  Those gorgeous mirrored gold pieces are from My Mind's Eye.

Here's a better look at the gold acrylic stickers.  I just love how all these fonts look together!  Here you can also see that I machine stitched through some of the rows of arrows in a dark grey thread.  My journaling fit nicely under my title, so I added a few lines there.

To add color, dimension and texture around my photo, I tucked in a few Take Me Away tags and some fussy cut stems.  I added some tangled thread as well as more sequins, confetti circles and acrylic circles.

I love the way these arrows create such a fun background design element.  This was a fun color scheme to put together.

Here's a look at the top of the page.  I tucked in another little die cut piece here at the top.  I really love how the fussy cut leaves curl up on their own...makes them look a little more realistic :)

One more close-up of the mixed media work here...I love how this shimmery grey looks.  It pulls all the grey tones from the photos and the layered tag.  I never would've thought to put grey, lilac and gold together, but it happened, and it's so pretty!

Here's my process video of how I created this page if you'd like to check it out...I hope you enjoy!

I truly appreciate you all stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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