Saturday, December 12, 2020

Ho Ho Ho / Hip Kit Club

It's the weekend...yay!  Here's my newest layout for Hip Kit Club featuring the 2020 November Hip Kits.  I had so much fun putting this fun Christmas layout together.  I started the page with an exclusive HKC cut file...this pretty wreath.  I wanted to paint it, so I cut it on my Cameo using textured white cardstock.  I coated it with clear gesso first and then used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder & Lindy's Magical Powder from the Color Kit.  I also blended in some Lindy's products from older Color Kits to add some variation on the greens and reds.  Once it dried, I used white acrylic paint to add some lighter highlights and snowy splatters.

I also used an exclusive light blue patterned paper for the background.  I wanted to keep the mixed media white on that so the wreath would stand out.  I smudged a lot of white gesso in a big messy circle behind the wreath and then splattered lots of white acrylic paint all around the page.

I love how this turned out!  The white highlights make such a huge difference on the green stems and red berries.  I tucked the photo inside the wreath here on the left and embellished around the photo.  I just had to use these cute little mice stickers!  I placed this one here outside the wreath with some tangled thread under him.  I did add some adhesive foam under him to pop him up off the page.

This BOW!  Okay...literally all I did was cover it with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste from the Color Kit.  It's clear and SOOOO glittery and gorgeous!  I can't believe how this paste instantly makes anything more beautiful.  I popped up the inside pieces of the bow, and I love how they look so life-like and sparkly!
This paint job may look complicated, but it really wasn't.  Check out my video down below to see how I did it...I promise it's easy!

I love how the bow curls up off the just did that when I pulled it off the Cameo cutting mat.

My only problem when I was almost done with the page was where would I put a title.  Sometimes I don't even consider that until it's too late...haha.  I knew I needed something small because there was no where to put a bigger one.  I settled on "ho ho ho."  These alphas are actually black, but I didn't want to use them in that color.  I had no other black elements on the page, so I painted them.  I first coated them a few times with white gesso.  I used a blend of the Nuvo Shimmering Rose Crystal Drops and the Rudolph's Nose Red Lindy's to color them up.  I placed them here above the photo along with an exclusive puffy sticker.

Finally, here is the little cluster or "scene" I created next to the photo.  I combined some chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, acetate die cuts, and thread here.  I popped a few things with adhesive foam and layered everything together.  That little mouse!

I absolutely love how this turned out!  The wreath came together better than it did in my mind.  I hope you'll try was so much fun!

Here's my process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

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