Aloha Scrappers!! I am so excited to participate in the Clique Kit Blog Hop again this month!! This time on the month is becoming my favorite time of the month!! I love sharing what I have made with my kit so far, but also getting even more inspired by all the other members. It is the kick in the butt I need to finish up my kit, so I can drool over next months kit!!
I will have the line up at the end of this post, so you can follow the hop. Or start at the beginning if you started out here.
I know I say this almost every month but I am so in love with this kit this month. I never realized I like Cocoa Vanilla so much. This kit (The Capture Kit) had most of Cocoa Vanilla’s Hello Lovely. I love the watercolor feel it has, but all the black and gray’s mixed with lovely pink and blue colors, Drool!! This kit made scrapping my girls so easy! I love when the kit I am using is pretty and so inspiring!!
I scrapped a picture of my girls from when school started, maybe sometime the first week or two. In order to try have a normal routine the kids have to get ready for school by getting dressed, brushing their teeth, putting all their toys away. This day in particular, the girls can running into the school room announcing they were twins that day!! They were dressed in similar clothes and had the same hats on!! It was very cute, so of course I had to take a picture of them. I am so glad I did too!! It’s one of my favorite pictures of them too.
To go along with their playful mood, I used the polka dot paper as the background. I did decide to matte that with a white cardstock and outline the patterned paper with a silver pen to look like stitching.
Also because I can’t help but do some kind of mixed media on my layouts I choose to add some grey color in some texture paste and used a stencil. I used a striped stencil from Amy Tangerine, I figured part of my photo and layers could go over part of the stripes. It would help add dimension to the photo cluster and look cool as part of the layers. The hearts I just randomly placed them around the layout.
As I waited for the texture paste to dry, I wanted to do something with the black crepe paper in the kit. It is a really cool element and I wanted to make sure I took advantage of it. I decided to fish tail the ends and fan it in the middle to add texture as a layer. At this point I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do with it. Just that I wanted it layered partially outside of the bottom of the photo.
I probably should mention that because I love this photo I printed it out at 5×7 so that it would take up more space on my layout!!
I grabbed some of the papers from my kit and started picking out patterns and colors that looked well together. I really have been on a black and white and pink kick lately so I was kinda looking at those types of colors for a couple of patterns behind my photo.
This is the AHA moment happened in this layout!! I remember a piece of toile that I had in my stash, and it was HOT PINK!! Yes, Hot pink! I laid it on top of that black crepe paper and it was perfect!! I then knew I wanted to use the black and pink vellum hearts I bought in the Clique store. I also decided that I wanted to fishtail the layers behind the photo. All these layers were on the bottom half of the picture. I also added a pink and cream paper from the Documentary Add-on from the Clique store too. All these colors and textures looked so awesome together!
I put my picture on pop dots to help with all the dimension underneath. It looked so cool I didn’t want to squish it either. Plus I wanted to be able to peek at all that texture goodness!!
I then went to build my clusters around the layout. I used the stenciled hearts as places to add my clusters. I made three main clusters, I usually like the way this looks. I layered vellum hearts from the kit with some die cuts too. I also added some black watercolor hearts and words from the Pretty Little Studio word sheet in the kit.
I added the Title near the bottom cluster. I mixed the Evalicious Puffy letter stickers with some Thickers from my stash.
I love how layout turned out. I still have to add my journaling but I will do that when I put it int he protectors. I will probably add the journaling to the back this time, so it is easy to read but so I have enough space to write this cute story.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog hop!! There are so many talented ladies sharing today!! Here is the line up today:
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Sandy G.* http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Hannah Lemieux https://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com/ +++++ME++
Charity Feit http://Scrapfaire.blogspot.com ++++NEXT+++++
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Kim Allen http://Kimsscrappyblog@blogspot.com
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty
Have a wonderful and inspired Day!!!