This is my second post today. As it is the end of the month, you know I'm going to post the next HKMC kit club details.
This month's kit is a nice contrast to the January kit, with pretty soft yellows, oranges and blues, and a good balance of dots, gingham and florals to suit both gender layouts.
February 2013 Kit
8 sheets (2 each of 4 papers) Fancy Pants Hopscotch Paper in three combinations
1 sheet Fancy Pants Hopscotch Banner Die Cuts
1 pack Fancy Pants Hopscotch Glittered Chipboard Alphas
Selection of Fancy Pant Hopscotch Mingled Buttons
1 pack Doodlebug Designs Inc. Doodle Twine
Fancy Pants Hopscotch Stickers Fundamentals
Fancy Pants Hopscotch Tape Stickers
Kelly Purkey Bright Ideas Stamp Set
February Sizzix Die
Die-namics Round Banner Trio Die
Spellbinders Embossing Pad
Colour Me Happy
When I saw the papers, my first thought was I needed to use this photo with them. I like the rainbow spectrum of the candy which seems to go well with the colours of the papers. I'd been wanting to do the sunburst pattern on a layout for a while. I'll be posting a tutorial on this soon.
I love the contrast of the pastel patterned papers with the sharp brown glitter alphas and the shot of bright pink of the button.
A small accent on the top of the page balances the layout. I'm having a ball with my sewing machine right now. It just adds so much detail to a page.
Extra Elements: white cardstock, white sewing thread
Dream, Explore, Discover
I chose an orange shimmery cardstock to match the Fancy Pants Butternut floral paper and separated the two with a thin matt of green. I then designed and die cut a linked circle mask with my eClips to overlay on the orange floral paper.
Individual circles were die cut out of the other papers to place under some of the linked cirles, giving it a patchwork feel.
To finish the layout, I scattered buttons, pennants and word stickers around the page to add interest.
Extra Elements: cardstock in light orange, orange and olive green
My Gorgeous Beautiful Family
For my last kit layout, I sprayed the base paper with blue and green glimmer spray before using all of the banner die cuts that came with the kit, layering them up under the photos to create a colour matt. I love the photos in the layout - spring time in Japan with cherry blossoms and blue skies and my family with me - what more could you ask for?
Some of the banners had lovely quotes on them, so I chose this one to accent the layout. The little alphabet stickers are perfect for long titles or use on cards.
I punched out some little flowers from extra circles I had left over from my second layout, to tie in with the cherry blossom photos.
Other layouts from our talented DT:
Smile by Angela McDaniel
Blink by Angela McDaniel
Sisters by Angela Collingwood
Scarlet by Carla Keating
Live The Life You Have Imagined by Erika Lui
Live Laugh Love with You by Erika Lui
Here are the kit crop times:
Discovery Bay Crop
21st February (Thursday)
10am - 12pm
Hosted by Angela McDaniel
Sheung Wan Crop
19th February (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong
19th February (Tuesday)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Erika Lui
It's always great to see everyone at the crops and see all the wonderful layouts created, so we hope to see you there.
See you soon,