Wednesday, August 8, 2018

To the Sunshine & Back / Hip Kit Club

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I have a new layout to share for Hip Kit Club, and I used the 2018 July Hip Kits to create it.  I began with a lot of white...white cardstock for my background and a white cardstock cut file.  I used one of the exclusive cut files for July, and it's a cluster of umbrellas.  I used the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors from the Color Kit on the background as well as a pink Shimmerz (Vibez Sweetheart) from a previous Color Kit.  I wanted splotches of bright colors to show behind and around the umbrellas.  I did wind up adding some color over parts of the umbrellas, and I love how it all turned out.

I've been dying to use this adorable acrylic rainbow...just look at it!  Isn't it the cutest?!  It's in the Embellishment Kit.  I tucked in a few exclusive die cuts here as well as a Pretty Little Studio blue flower sticker.  To add a pop of green, I tucked in some tangled thread from my stash.

I added more color & texture by machine stitching through all of the umbrellas with coordinating thread.  I added to my summer scene here by adding an exclusive cloud die cut and a chipboard sun sticker from Simple Stories.

More exclusive bits here...more floral acrylics and and epoxy sticker.  I used an exclusive Project Life card behind my photo.

The tiny suns here are from the exclusive washi tape.  I just cut them and stuck them around the page.

Using a cut file like this is a great way to get some subtle texture and pattern to your background.  You could also use patterned paper to back all the open spaces.

I mixed and matched pieces to create my title.  I cut "moon & back" off of this die cut and made my title more "summery."  I used one of the exclusive acrylic words and finished with some of the orange puffy alpha stickers.

I really love the effect of using different fonts, sizes and colors of letters and words for titles!

I hope this inspires you in some sure was fun to put together!  I can't get enough of making summer layouts.  They are definitely my favorite!  Be sure to check out Hip Kit Club....the August Kits are shipping now...woo hoo!

On to the process video:

Thanks so much for visiting me!  See you again soon!

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