I'm doing guest spots at Hip Kit Club this month, making several layouts and writing posts for their blog. I created a few pages to use up all the goodies in the kits (and still have tons left) and just for fun :)
I started by cutting the title using a HKC exclusive cut file, then hand-stitched around it. I added some zigzag stitches around the perimeter of the page. I wanted to add more color to the white background, so I used Great Fruit and Anchor's Away Shimmerz from the Color Kit.
My paper got a bit warped from gesso and paints so it wasn't too easy to get good photos!
The photo has a few layers of project life cards behind it and I also used Maggie Holmes ephemera along with a Crate Paper tassel and twine from my stash.
I'm still machine-stitching just about everything I can get my hands on ;)
I've been on a roll now that I've got my sewing machine figured out! And I'm loving every single minute of it.
I cut some squares of 6x6 papers from the Gossamer Blue September Bits & Pieces kit, placing them raondomly on my white background paper. I think stitched through each line of squares with gold thread.
I didn't want to cover up the work I had done for the background, so I placed my 3x4 photo towards the bottom of the layout after doing a bit of mixed media work with Shimmerz sprays.
To embellish I used some of the Take Me Away die cuts behind and around the photo. I layered a Crate Paper tassel on one of the Pink Paislee tags and tied it with twine from my stash.
A few gold foil puffy stickers tied in the gold machine stitching.
I left a few threads dangling from the ends of the stitch lines for additional texture.
Another layout with the Crate Paper Cute Girl line? YES PLEASE.
I did a bit of mixed media in the middle of the page to add a bit of whimsy to my page. I was going for a fun and festive vibe and I think Shimmerz are the perfect way to add some sass to your page!
I layered the photo with some scraps leftover from other projects, then started the embellishing. I used the Cute Girl sticker sheet, Thickers, a tassel and a few items from my stash. Just for fun I added some gold thread tangles.
I sprayed the wood veneer "love" with No Yolking Shimmerz before adding it to my page. The gold epoxy heart ties in to the gold on the tassel and the gold thread.
I used the Gossamer Blue Main Add-on and Bits and Pieces kits for this page.
I am so happy to share that I will be on the Hip Kit Club blog starting today + the next 3 Fridays as a Guest Designer! I get to use the gorgeous September kits and have been crafting up a storm with these lovely items.
These week I've got a layout and a gift tag to share:
Check the Hip Kit Club blog later today to read my post and check out the detail photos.
The September Gossamer Blue kits include some really fabulous items from We R Memory Keepers. I think the bright, bold colors are so refreshing!
I started this page using the exclusive Main Kit cut file from Traci Reed. I trimmed off one edge and adhered a patterned paper strip, just to add a bit more color and whimsy. The cut file was machine-stitched to white cardstock from my stash.
I added in hand cut layers, die cuts and gold thread. This is one of those pages where I threw caution to the wind and just went for big and bold :)
So many great die cuts in this collection, I used a ton! And there's a sticker sheet in the kits too, icons and alpha's (do you like my secondary title, haha!).
I started my page by cutting a strip of the black scallop paper and sewing it to the pink paper to use as the basis of my page. Next I stamped a ton of those little houses on 6x6 papers from the Bits & Pieces kit, fussy cutting them and adhering them in rows on the background. I stitched through each row with gold thread.
To mat my photo I used the black & white houndstooth pattern plus a doily from my stash.
I sewed through my Thickers title as well as some small word stickers from the Cute Girl line.
I added in a few more stickers and chipboard stickers to embellish, finishing the page with the gold foil word at the top of the layout and some splatters of black and white spray inks.
Lately I've been mixing it up with my background paper; using a strip adhered with washi or machine-stitched to add a little something extra to my layouts. I also like doing this because it stretches my papers further. Since I'm not using an entire 12x12 I've got a little extra to use for embellishing or matting photos.
I watercolored white cardstock (I used gesso first) and then stitched a piece Take Me Away patterned paper to the left side.
I adore this die cut couch. Even though it's slightly random (and I love random!), I think it fit the feel of the layout. My girly is lounging with her head on my leg and drawing in the photo, so why not use a pink couch on my page?
You can count on seeing these die cut feathers again on my pages. I have had this Silhouette file in my library for ages and finally remembered to use it on a page!
A soft, random, pretty little layout for you today.
What a lovely new line from Paige Evans/Pink Paislee! I received the Bits and Pieces kit from Gossamer Blue this month and knew I wanted to use those fabulous patterned 6x6 papers to back this cut file from Just Nick Studio.
I used another 6x6 paper and cut apart a few of the framed sayings to use as embellishments.
Needless to say, when my girly showed me her make-up job I just about freaked! Thank goodness it was washable marker ;)
I find myself getting inspired by my Gossamer Blue Design Team mates on a regular basis. One of my all-time-love-everything-she-makes designers is Eunyoung Lee. There is nothing but good stuff coming from Eunyoung, I hope you'll click over to her blog and take a peek.
I wanted to capture the light and airy feeling of Eunyoung's pages, so I went for some patterned paper strips and a bit of stitching this time.
I also admire how Eunyoung uses embellishments with a whimiscal touch. She adds random elements to a page and they look completely planned and purposeful. She is truly a talented scrapper.
I used a mix of the Main, Main Add-on and Bits and Pieces kits on this page.