It's the end of another month already! Tomorrow is Halloween, so I'll be taking Miss C out for trick or treat after school. She's been looking forward to that for ages. I must admit, it's one of my favourite too. I love all the ghoulish decorations and all that yummy candy (just one). I usually throw a Halloween party the weekend before. Too bad we couldn't do much more this year, with being away and Halloween falling on a hump day. Hopefully we'll be able to do one next year.
November will prove to be another busy and hectic month. Christmas planning will be in full force and I will have to get a move on to finish all my shopping before we leave for the UK to spend the holidays with the in-laws.
Anyway, without further ado, here is the November kit reveal, with colours reminiscent of the fall. And to show how far your kit (with add-ons) will get you? I managed to get four layouts and a mini album out of the whole thing.
2 sheets Basic Grey Clippings "Drafting Table"
2 sheets Basic Grey Clippings "Flannel Suit"
2 sheets Basic Grey Clippings "Gazette"
2 sheets Basic Grey Clippings "Herald"
1 sheet Basic Grey Clippings Alphabet Stickers
1 pack Basic Grey Clippings Mini Envelopes
1 pack Basic Grey Clippings Wooden Buttons
1 pack Basic Grey Clippings Wax Seals
Assorted Metal Clips
Basic Grey Clippings "5th Avenue"
Basic Grey Clippings "Chronicle"
Basic Grey Clippings "Handmade Quilt"
Basic Grey Clippings "Typewriter"
Basic Grey Clippings Titles Stickers
Jenny Bowlin Pen Nib Stamp
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
November Sizzix Die
Bigz Tim Holtz Typewriter die
Smile & Snap!
Can you believe most of the layering is already printed on the paper? I just added a few more touches.
I cut slits in the "polaroid" and threaded some string through..
I reciprocated the date stamped print on the main paper with my own date stamped tag.
Extra Elements: Washi tape, staples
The Bestest @ 6
I tried to keep this layout uncluttered but wanted to give it a bold accent just to frame the photo.
I took inspiration from the paper itself and stenciled circles onto the base paper with clear matte medium to give subtle texture. I then designed and cut out a pattern of interlinked circles to matt the photo.
I stitched a row of triangles as an anchor base. The stitching is to emulate the blanket stitch on the dictionary paper under it. For the wooden veneer, I simply shaded it using distress inks to give it some dimension.
I wanted to do a page on Miss C's favourites. I think I'll have to go back to her previous years and do one each.
Extra Elements: Matte Medium, black cardstock, Thickers foam letters
Way Too Cool
This layout is based on a sketch from MCS
I love the mini envelopes and file folders that come with the Clippings collection. They are so functional in hiding journaling. I also tried to use the clips to spell the word "so".
The wood veneers were painted with a thick layer of Old Paper crackle paint before being inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Extra Elements: Brown cardstock, Distress Crackle Paint in Old Paint
Viva Venezia Mini Album
The album had been sitting in my stash for ages and I finally decided to get it out and work on it. All of the papers are covered in Clippings papers and matching cardstock.
Extra Elements: Cardstock in black, browns, mint and light teal, Prima flowers, Basic Grey chocolate step mini album, Tim Holtz ideo-logy metal tag, jute string
So there we go for my layouts and album. Have a look at the other layouts done by the rest of the design team.
Me @ Disney by Erika Lui
Man on Phone by Erika Lui
The Paw-fect Christmas Present by Angela McDaniel
@ Home by Angela McDaniel
Seido Karate by Angela Collingwood
Typewriter Altered Art by Angela Collingwood
Isn't this last one amazing? Angela will have a class on this altered art project on 21st November (Wednesday) from 7:30pm to 10pm using the the Clippings papers, add-ons and the November typewriter die. Dont' miss out on this one. Sign up with Erika here.
Right. Time for bed. Early start tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.