November 20, 2017

Lots of love and butterflies


Hello lovely scrappy friends!! I'm a layout using the main kit from October Hip kit club. Although I did sneak just teeny tiny bit of the colour kit and embellishment kit in, but only a smidgen.


I love the embellishments in the kit from pink fresh studio. I used a lot and true to my layering style! I love also fussy cutting out some of the flowers  as well. Nice and relaxing with a hot cuppa and your feet up!

Now if you look closer, you will see my photo is a tiny blurry from my son. But I wasn't worry, because I need to document this moment. So to combat that I turned the photo black and white, which suited the page perfectly and then layed in some embellishement to look like they had depth from the photo. Hope that made sense, hard to explain in words. (which my process video, link in the next post).

I also loved all the stars. I did um and argh about using them, you know over thinking, its night time, do stars go with butterflies... those thoughts aside and a gentle reminder, there is not right or wrong, just have fun with the kit. I loved the stars there, to add more detail. I wanted to add a heap more paper in the page, but regardless of what i did (off camera because I fiddle for a good few hours) that i kept going back to this design.

Im pretty happy with this, but its made easy with the kit being so wonderfully put together, that it makes creating so easy. Not to mention how jam packed full they are!!


Hope this inspires you with your kits :)



Till next time...
Felicity
XO



November 15, 2017

Repetitive photos in Project life




 Over at Hip kits last week, we were looking at grateful projects. I love the idea that this week we are looking at grateful projects.  When it comes to project life, I like to think of it as documenting many photos and recording memories.



My daughter has a very loved Teddy since she was born. This Ted dries many tears, takes away a lot of pain, comforts her and showers her with endless love. These are the memories  I don't to miss and the photos I want to look back on in many many years time with her to show her much this Ted was loved. 

I had a series of photos taken of her with Ted, which truly reflects her love for Ted. So I thought that all the photos was great in her project life album.  
So when it comes to project life, don't be afraid to use repetition to tell the story. The idea of project life, for me, is to put all the memories and moments in one place. I loved also being able to change some of the photos to black and white to create more interest and a little drama.

The project life kit from October, was perfect with the beautiful tones of mustard, pinks, blue and reds. The unique project life cards again, make it so easy to create a beautiful spread and not to mention all the beautiful Pink fresh studio embellishments.

I challenge you this weekend, to record something that your truly grateful and thankful for. 
Be sure to share them in the forum :)




Happy creativity week!!

XO 

November 6, 2017

Earthy tones with pinks and blues ;)



Who's seen the Hip Kit October kits? Its so beautiful, with lovely earthy tones, blues, pinks and greens. The colours are so relaxing and that's exactly how I felt when I used this kit :)


Those pink fresh tags, got me the first time I opened my kit. So glad I got to a feature layout with them :) I had this idea of putting string down the page and then having my tags and embellishments hang. I think it looks nice an artistic!! tee hee.
 I also loved the colour kit too, with all the Shimmerz peeking out, adds more depth to the page.  Those tags and embellishments, truly speak for themselves.


  The chipboard letters, half dipped in a shimmer of gold, just add a perfect little touch to the page. 
Here is the process video for you :)



October 27, 2017

triangles, circles and squares


Lets be honest right now! This page, for Hip kits using the September kit,  did not come together how I planned it too. Always the way, uh. I had the idea of using the squares from the 'Turn the page' paper and cutting them into small triangles. I wanted to scattered them with some punched out circles and have some shimmerz from the colour kit poking through.


 I knew I want to keep the 'jigsaw' affect to one half of the page and have lots of white space to balance all the colour. I did that and was happy. UNTIL... tee hee


I then added my photo and created lots of layers. But I know now if i moved that photo to the top of the page and allow the follow more of 'jigsaw' pieces under neath to really flow and not be blocked by the photo, I think I would loved this a lot more.


Then me being me... tee hee.. I decided to try and back the page on the blue paper from the main kit, to add more depth. Instead I feel like made the page worse...Oopsie. So here it is, a page, I want to re-do, but yet a page full of creativity lessons and more inspiration for the next.


So any time you feel like this, "I am not loving it" - I want you draw on the lessons and most importantly draw on the inspiration to create your next beautiful project :)

October 26, 2017

Colourful arty school project life spread


I absolutely loved the project life cards in the September Hip Kit, because I've had these photos of my eldest son, just 'goofing' about before school, that I knew they need to go in his project life album.

The perfect card with 'school' and all those stars through the kit, sure made it fun and easy to put this together.


Of course I added lots of 'doodling' and some shimmerz splatters as well. I thought the little of shimmerz also was a 'trade mark' for a school project life spread.

The bright colours on the cards meant that I used a a few black and white photos, so that i didnt 'distract' all those beautiful cards.


Lets not forget the exclusive alphas as well :)  Be sure to check out the process video as well!!




October 23, 2017

all snuggled up with coffee






Hello Lovely people!
I'm super excited to be sharing some cute little cards with you today using the September kit from Hip kit club. 

Its a little windy outside, the leaves are blowing and the trees are slowly turning beautiful shades of greens and yellows. The fire is crackling, you sit in your warm cozy socks, nice big red and black scarf with a hot chocolate and marshmallows of course, in your hand. You look to the right and these your family all playing a board game filling the room with laughter and love.

Does that little scene sound like fall, for all those in the Northerner hemipshere? I created these two cards with that scene in mind.


By know you would all know that I love coffee, so it would be no surprise that more coffee mugs feature on my cards. I also wanted to add in some of those fun embellishments from the main kit and embellishment kit that had lots of butterflies and flowers.  I then choose my title for the cards, drawing inspiration from the warmness of the fires and the family time inside.



It true Felicity style, I layer and layer up all the papers and embellishments. I used lots of 3D dots for demision and also some thread for fibers, not forgetting some shimmerz splatters from the colour kit. 



I hope these cards inspire you to create some pretty fall cards.
Snuggle up, enjoy your cuppa and hug your loved ones!!

Happy fall for all those in the northern hemisphere.
XO


October 18, 2017

Coffee, coffee mugs, coffee...



Hello lovely people, Felicity here today with a layout using the Hip Kit club September kit and the sketch for the 13th October.


I absolutely love the big rectangle behind the photo and the other elements to compliment the design. I've had  my eye on this coffee mug paper from the Paige Evans turn your page collection in the Main kit  since I got the kit, that it was time to use it! (shh.. I was saving that paper for a special project.. tee hee) Perfect for the element behind the photo.


So I spend a good while, yes whilst drinking coffee as well, and fussy cut out a lot of those mugs. Oh there cute and so bold and bright. Not to mention the sentiments on a few of them. Love it :) 


To add a little depth to the page, I then used some 3D dots to make them 'jump out at you'. Who doesn't want coffee jumping at you, especially in the morning!! tee hee.  Then I went to all my embellishments in the kit and started layering them on the left of the photo to create that layer element on the sketch.


I loved mixing up the chipboard, the paper and the sticker embellishments. Just adds some real interest to the page. I then used the sewing machine to add in those faint lines on the left and the bottom of the photo. I went with a pale teal minty colour, because there was all ready a lot of colour going on, I did want to go 'over' top and make it to busy for eye.


Then to take away all the 'stark' white I decided to use some of the shimmerz from the colour kit and create some splatters. It truly finished the page off. 



All though this is a busy kind of page for me, I just love it. Not just because its all about coffee and coffee mugs!! Yes I have a bit of weakness, I love buying coffee mugs, my cupboard over flows with them. If  its not scrapping embellishments Im purchasing, its coffee mugs!! Tee hee

Here is my process video on how this came together :)



October 6, 2017

Memories!


 Hello!!

Just popping in to share a beautiful page using the September kit. I love the colour add on kits, because I love adding in mixed media to my pages. 

Mixed media is not something that has to fancy, all it means is some 'wet mediums' applied to your project. So, if you haven't tried mixed media, I would love you to try what I did. (make sure you watch my process video to see how easy it is).


Normally you would start with a gesso background which helps the page to not warp and for the mediums to  sit 'on top' and not soak into the page. This time, I didn't gesso.
 I like to experiment. 
Yes my page warped  a little, but  I just simply backed it on another piece of cardstock. 

I layer down the star stencil and then sprayed the shimmerz sprays. I started with the caribbean sunset colour first, I sprayed from a distance and then up close. 
What this does is allow for the spray to be lighter and darker creating more deminision. 
You can cover up the edges of the stencil with paper, so that the 'square' doesn't show, but I wasn't to worried. You will see why in a second. 
I then continued to layer the stencil altering between the three Shimmerz colours in the kit. Oh it looks pretty! 


Once I finished creating my background I then saw the faint square lines on the cardstock. That then gave me the idea to machine stitch around some of those lines in silver thread.  It just added more texture to the background. 

So pretty! 

Then I finished off with a few splatters of shimmerz too.
I proceed to then build my page and layer and layer and layer (tee hee).... lots of embellishments. I also decided on some subtle stamping as well from the embellishment kit. 


So grab your colour kit and just have a play with the sprays, remember it doesn't have to be hard or fancy. Just play, have fun and smile!!


 
Have a lovely creative week

XO 


September 29, 2017

Abcdefghi...



Hello!

I have a really fun layout to share using the September Hip kit club and focusing on punches!
I will be honest with you and say, that I really don't own many punches, but the punches I do own are well used!!

I was also very inspired with the squares in the 'turn your page paper 12' and wanted to feature that paper with my punches.
I simply cut up the squares and used 3 different punches. I then used the punch shape also as a feature to create the square.
A fun way is to vary how many punches you put in the square and moving the direction around. For example, punch the triangle shape towards the bottom of the square instead of in the middle. Punch four little circles in the corners.

I then embellished with 3D dots for extra depth to the page and finished off with the exclusive gold alphas around the edge.


It sure was fun to use punches and to put a little spin on basic shaped punches. Sometimes it's easy to get away from simplicity. So take simplicity and a little spin and it creates something fun! 🙌

I hope this inspires you to grab those punches out. Be sure to check my next post for my process video!






Happy creating!

Xo