Saturday, September 30, 2017

Smile / Hip Kit Club

Hello again :)  I'm back today to finally share a new layout for Hip Kit Club.  I was out for the first two weeks of September because of the storm.  This is my first page using the 2017 September Hip Kits, and it was a lot of fun to make!  I began with a few of Jessica's floral cut files.  You can find them on the Hip Kit website under the Downloads tab.

I used some of the papers from the Main Kit and Paper Kit to back the flowers and leaves.  I used the Shimmerz from the Color Kit on the background.  I really love the red shades mixed in with the pinks and corals.  I used some plastic packaging to smoosh the color around and also used the nozzles to create splatters.  I added a bit of aqua spray from my stash to the leaves using a small brush.  I wanted to create some shading, and I like how that turned out.  I layered the floral cut files together and then tucked my photos inside them.

Backing cut files with patterned paper is one of my favorite techniques!  It's always fun to do, and the results are always awesome.  I used lots of the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection for this...the papers, the stickers and die cut ephemera.  I also added in some matching tangled thread from my stash.

It's really easy to create depth and dimension with cut files like this.  Overlapping them creates a really neat effect.  Here you can see the nice shadowing from that.  I used one of the Shimelle glitter Thickers as my title and added in more of the Turn the Page embellishments.  The little pink puffy hearts are from Amy Tangerine.

More lovely layers of these gorgeous flowers!  Jessica did a fabulous job designing this set of cut files.  I really love how the mixed media on the background peeks through the open spots.

Here's the top of the photo area.  I added a few of the cute Shimelle glitter photo corners as well as more thread.  I also added some adhesive foam and tissue paper behind my photo for even more depth and texture.

I used a few of the Turn the Page Chipboard Stickers and Puffy Stickers...I pretty much used whatever florals were in the kit!  That gold scalloped piece under the photo is from the Turn the Page Journaling Spots.

One last close-up...I wrote in my journaling down towards the bottom area and finished everything off with some gold Color Shine :)

I hope this inspires you to go floral on your next'll love these cut files!!  Here's my process video if you'd like to see how I created this.

Thanks so much, and have a great day!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Here's to New Adventures / Paige Evans DT

Hey, friends!  It's Friday...yeah!!  Here's a bonus page I created for the Paige Evans Design Team. I got to play with Paige’s new Premium Ribbon, and it’s available at Hobby Lobby.  There are four different patterns from the Oh My Heart collection.  I used all four patterns on my page and did a little mixing and matching with the Oh My Heart and Turn the Page collections.  I started with some white cardstock.  I knew the bright colors of the ribbon would show nicely against the white.  I coated it with clear gesso and then added coordinating colors of spray inks.  I used the packaging technique and added splatters mostly to the bottom right area since that is where I wanted my photo to go.  Next, I created a big star shape with the ribbon.  I chose several papers from the Oh My Heart 12x12 Paper Pad that matched and cut off thin strips to mix in with the ribbon.  

I lightly adhered the ribbon and paper strips to the cardstock with a few dabs of glue.  Once it dried, I machine stitched a few times through each line of ribbon.  I used metallic gold thread because it just looks so pretty with all the bright colors.  I embellished with bits and pieces from the Turn the Page collection including some Chipboard Stickers, rose gold stickers from the Sticker Book and some fussy cut pieces from the 6x6 Paper Pad.

I created a smaller cluster of stars in the upper left area using more stars.  I fussy cut them from Turn the Page Paper 19 and the 6x6 Paper Pad.  I added some foam under the big star as well as some yellow tangled thread.  The smaller stars are from the Sticker Book.  I used a rose gold phrase sticker from the Sticker Book as my title, and I placed it right in the center of the star.

I added some stars around my photo, too.  They are from the Turn the Page Chipboard Stickers.  That cute tab on the right is from the Sticker Book.  I love all of these fun and bright colors together!

Here's one more close-up.  I think gold is such a gorgeous addition to a layout...especially with Paige's papers!  I just love the gold stickers :)

I hope this gives you some fun ideas on incorporating this new ribbon into your projects!  Be on the lookout for it at Hobby Lobby:)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!