Monday, April 17, 2017

Life Long Friends / Hip Kit Club

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Today I'm sharing a new layout for Hip Kit Club.  I used the 2017 March Hip Kits, and I love how it turned out.  My theme for this day was "Creative Titles," so I decided to mix and match some items to make a really big and bold title.  I actually started this page with the title...even before I chose the photo.  I fussy cut "friends" from one of the Shimelle papers and paired it with one of the Shimelle stickers and some Thickers.  I had been wanting to use that cute Dear Lizzy house paper, so I made it my background.  I added a big strip of white cardstock down the center to give me some white space to work with, and it breaks up the busy house pattern.  I lined the edges of the cardstock with some of the bright yellow floral Maggie Holmes paper.

I did a little bit of mixed media work on the background.  I used white gesso first and then used some blue, aqua and pink Shimmerz on the background.  I wanted to keep this light, airy and simple, and I think I achieved that look.

To make my title pop a little more, I lightly outlined the letters with a black pen.  I love the the "life" sticker and Thickers above the big letters.  I added in that adorable "Yay!" banner sticker and that cute cloud, which both came from the Shimelle sticker sheet.

I layered some vellum, patterned paper and a Project Life card behind my photo.  I tucked in a few of the Paige Evans Oh My Heart heart die cuts here along with a Shimelle tree sticker and some cute Pinkfresh Studio puffy stickers.  I also added some aqua tangled thread.  I love how it adds a bright pop of that aqua color.  That little Rubber Charm is also from Pinkfresh Studio as is the Leatherette sticker & cardstock sticker underneath the cluster.

I think light kraft / soft gold goes so well with this soft pink color.  I think it looks really pretty with the aqua in the background.  I did do a little bit of machine stitching up and and down the edges of the cardstock.

I also used some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on my background.  Here you can see the pretty shimmer it gives!  You can also see how some of the house pattern is a little faded.  That's the gesso doing it's magic :)

Here are more Pinkfresh Studio flower stickers.  I think they looked cute right here by the photo.  I did add some foam behind my photo to raise it up off the page.

Here's one more close-up...I really love all the colors and textures from all of these awesome products!

I have a process video for you...I hope you enjoy and gain some inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping in today...have a wonderful day!