What's in the kit this time?
|The August Kit|
American Crafts, Heidi Swapp - Pineapple Crush - Tidepool & Coral Reef
Kaisercraft - Full Bloom - Seedlings
Photoplay - Spread Your Wings - Encourage
|Reverse side of patterned papers|
The same day I was given the kit to work with I had an email with this month's Page Map sketches and thought it would be fun to combine the two!
Here is my first layout, 'Run or Dye' using two photos of my nephew's family when they took part in the 5K charity run.
... and this is the Page Map I started off with.
I started by gutting the Blush Red Medium Bazzill to make a 1" border.
Using my Cricut, I cut my title onto the Avalanche Bazzill and then trimmed it to measure 11" wide x 11.5" deep. I added some flicks of Distress Stain to the card using a to selection of colours to match the papers. The edges were inked with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
I trimmed the manufacturer's strip from the Tidepool paper, then used it to trim the left side of the Avalanche cardstock making the card 11.5" square. this was then mounted onto the frame.
To give a rainbow effect to the letters, I used the colourful stripe side of the Life is Good paper, this was stuck behind the cutout letters, then I added back in the letter centres to the R, D, and O's.
The photos were printed with a white border, and were then mounted onto more of the red cardstock.
I made a journalling panel by cutting out and gutting one of the 4x6 Elements and backing it with the cloud patterned paper from the reverse side of this paper. I added two word from the soup labels sticker sheet from the kit. Finally I added a little more colour to the background with Nuvo Crystal Drops in a selection of colours.
My second layout 'Relax' features two photographs of my son, some years ago enjoying the hammock we set up in the garden between the trees.
... And here is the sketch I chose to work from.
I chose waterfall Bazzill as the base for this layout. I cut a strip of Tidepool paper 2.5" x 12", then cut it in half diagonally. These pieces were randomly stamped with the Woodware circle stamps and placed either side of the layout and trimmed with pale blue ric-rac from my stash.
Using the Tidepool paper again, but with the wording side uppermost, I cut a piece 7" x 6.75" and placed it in the centre of the page. Then I trimmed a piece from the stripe side of Life is Good paper, selecting the blue and green area, this shows 1" above and 1.5" below the photos, I shaped this into a banner at the bottom.
With one of the Amy Tangerine Resist Watercolour Tags supplied, I created an ombre effect by blending several shades of distress ink across the length of the tag. Then I tied a scrap of jute twine to the tag.
Back with more early next month. I still have plenty of the kit to use.
Thanks for lookingLynn x