Aloha Scrappers, It that time of the month that I join in with many of the members over Clique Kits and share what I have been making with my month’s kit. This month we are using the Funfetti October Kit made mostly of Pink Fresh Studios Happy Things Collection.
At the end of my post I will have the list of all the ladies who are joining in on the blog hop. I will mark who is next after me as well so you can keep going on the hop. I love seeing everyone’s layouts and projects. It helps me keep up my creative juices for the last bits of my kit left.
This month has been super busy and I haven’t had as much time to scrap, I only made three layouts with my kit. I love how whimsy this collection is though, even if it makes me have to think outside of the box to use.
The layout I am sharing with you today is an older picture of my Husband and daughter inside a military tank. Every year the post we used to live on in Texas hosted an air show, and had tons of jets and tanks. The kids got to go inside the tanks they had out, which was really cool. When they stuck their head out I took a quick picture.
Let’s talk about my background for a second, You ever have a background that you made and then decided not to use, but thought you would keep it incase you wanted to use it later? Well that is what happened with this background. Earlier last week, I painted some yellow paint from an old Clique kit, and some blue Tim Holtz distress paint randomly on a background. The background didn’t work for the layout I made earlier and I just kept trying to use it as a background. I really didn’t want to have to toss it out. But today when making this layout it worked. The blue from the sky matches perfectly with my photo.
Because of all the color, yellow and blue, going on in the background, I decided to keep my background papers fairly natural. This collection has lots of gray mixed in with the other colors. I took one of the gray striped patterned papers and cut it so mostly of the color and shapes weren’t showing. I cut it into stripes and relined them back up on the middle of the layout. I figured I could add my photo on top of that when it was time to add the photo.
I made sure I added a little ink and distressed my strips slightly just to add texture to my layout. I also cut out a few of the boxes of words out of the cut apart sheet. I thought maybe I could use the gray ones and maybe another one with either yellow or teal.
It took a little while to figure on placement. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a simple grid design or something else. I decided to add two boxes to the top of the middle strip and one under the strip. Now it was time to figure out my layers behind my photo.
Like I said I really was trying to stick to the gray, blue and yellow colors. Nice and simple because of all the color. I used a gray leaf pattern, a white and multi colored bow tie pattern and a yellow stripped pattern from my stash to make up the layers. The bow tie paper I was careful not
to show the bow ties that had different colors from my layout. I added a blue ombre tag from the kit next to my photo.
I used a cut apart from the exclusive sheet in the kit, which I really like a lot. I used some of the wood pieces from the kit around the layout, as well as some bow tie and hearts from the Happy Things word phrase glitter set.
I used Smile Big from the puffy sticker sheet as my title. The Black and
yellow really look sharp on the layout next to the tag.
I ended with some sequins from the Clique Store and a few grey sequins from Pink Fresh Studios.
This layout was fairly simple but really fun to make. I love all the color on my page, it really helps make this story a fun one to add to my family album.
I really hope you had fun today here, and don’t forget to head over to Evi’s blog to see what she created this month.
Here is the October Clique Kit Blog Hop Line Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Leeann Pearce http://thepaintbrushgoesspottie.blogspot.com/
Megan Blethen http://www.craftymeggy.com/
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com/
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com/
Tyra Babington http://justtyra.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Rhonda Van Ginkel http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com
>>>Hannah http://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com<<<< ME
>> Evi http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com <<<< CLICK HERE
Janet Zeppa http://janetsjoy.blogspot.com/
Melissa Goble http://mgphoto89.tumblr.com
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty