Saturday, January 23, 2021

Funny & Cute / Hip Kit Club

Happy Saturday, friends :)  Here's another layout I created using for Hip Kit Club using the 2020 December Hip Kits.  I decided to fussy cut lots of flowers from one of the exclusive patterned papers and start there.  I added some pops of blue by using a few small circle punches on a blue paper in the kits.  I wanted to make my own mixed media background, so I pulled out a sheet of textured white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit and coated it with clear gesso.  I used the Christmas Cheer & Naughty or Nice Shimmerz from the Color Kit to create a watercolor effect behind the photos.

I decided to arrange the photos in a crooked vertical pattern above and below the photos.  Here you can see the different heights of the flowers--I popped some of them up with adhesive foam.  It makes such a big impact, I think :)  I added in a few puffy stickers and used the black puffy alphas for the title.  I used a black fine tip Sharpie for the journaling.

Lots of layering behind the photo...some tissue paper, a Pocket Life Card, a chipboard frame and a chipboard tag.  I actually cut the frame in half and used the other half on the other side.  I tied some cord into the tag's hole to finish it off and then tucked some thread under the photo.
I started with the Shimmerz Christmas Cheer on the background.  It's a beautiful shimmery gold color.  I used the packaging technique to start and then later added in some of the Naughty or Nice.  Here on the top part of the page I used more popped up flowers, puffy stickers and blue thread.
I love this dimension...I think it just makes the page come to life!  I distressed the edges of all the flowers and then accidentally added some Shimmerz to them.  What I mean by that is when I was painting on the pink color in between the already glued down flowers, I accidentally got some on one of the coral flowers.  I loved how it added a bit of a darker edge, so I went ahead and kept painting it on the rest of the flowers...haha.  I think it made all the difference!
Here are a few more close-ups of all the details :)

I love how the title looks wedged in the flowers here...a perfect fit.

I hope this inspires you today...I love when happy accidents actually make the page so much better!  I hadn't planned on adding color to the flowers, but I'm so glad I did!

Here's my process video:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy your videos and your designs...I have a quick question tho, what is the tool you use to distress the paper edges? Where can I find it?