New month, new kit to show you. Just as last month's kit was full of pastel/spring colours, the March kit brings in major nostalgia with vintage papers and embellishments.
This month's pack introduces a new company, FarmHouse Paper Company. The collection, Market Square, feature retro and vintage collectables from the forties and fifties (my favourite is the gumball machine chipboard die cut).
March 2013 Kit
10 sheets FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Paper (all different)
1 pack FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Barbershop Chipboard Stickers
1 pack FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Sticker Sheets (six sheets per pack)
1 pack FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Barbershop Stamp Set
FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Emporium Chipboard Stickers
FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Emporium Stamp Set
FarmHouse Paper Company Market Square Botanicals Flowers
March Sizzix Die
Spellbinders Country Charm Die Set
My Little Chef
The reds and blues compliment each other well. I used a brick mask on the base paper and the stamps before layering on my other papers. This layout is also for the February My Creative Sketches sketch challenge that I try to do every month.
I love these Thickers diy chipboard letters, which you can spray, ink or stamp as you wish. I masked half of the letters, spraying one colour, before masking the other half and spraying in another colour, creating this two-tone effect.
The flowers on one of the papers is ideal for fussy cutting and layering. I also placed a Kaisercraft wooden leaf extending out from the flower cluster.
This month's die is super cute, with a jam jar and different fruits. The fun thing about them? You can die cut and emboss with one die, with the help of an embossing mat.
Extra Elements: Thickers DIY fabric chipboard letters, Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes - Vines, Red and Green cardstock, Distress Inks, Archival Inks
The red base paper with its subtle newspaper advertising print contrasts well with the rest of the papers. I also love the old cash register price tags at the bottom of the page. The photo - yes, they are the same one (I printed one slight lighter than the other, so decided to use both) - is so cute; Miss C with her cheeky moustache grin.
I had to place the clock somewhere. It's just too cute.
I fussy cut the group of pennies from one of the papers and I love the effect of them on the left of the page.
Extra Elements: Thickers foam letters, Distress Ink
Cigarillo Tin Mini Album
I have a small collection of empty wooden cigar boxes and cigarillo tins that I keep with altering in mind. For the tin, I sanded it down a bit before brushing on gesso. Once it dried, I sanded lightly again to remove some of the gesso to expose some of the tin underneath. I then used distress inks to give it a worn look. Lots of inking and stamping was done before laying on the details for the tin top.
There's the bubble gumball machine on the front, which I love so much.
All the photos are scanned replicas, scaled down to fit the album. That's me as a baby in some of my most precious photos of my childhood. For the album itself, I cut out five mini pages, scored one side and threaded through some twine.
Did you know that all the embellishments are miniatures too? How? The back of the chipboard packaging has an exact mini print of each chipboard piece in thick cardboard, which I cut out and used. How convenient!
I then proceeded to add my photos and embellishments, inking and distressing each one.
This whole album, with tin, is really tiny, measuring approximately 3" x 4". Something that could fit in your back pocket.
The last photo was taken way before I was born, just my parents and brother.
Farm Girl by Angela McDaniel
For Those About To Rock by Angela McDaniel
Safari by Carla Keating
Card by Carla Keating
Man Vs Wild by Erika Lui
Cry by Erika Lui
Here are the kit crop times:
Sheung Wan Crop
12th March (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong
12th March (Tuesday)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Erika Lui
Discovery Bay Crop
14th March (Thursday)
10am - 12pm
Hosted by Angela McDaniel
If you're a kit member, or even if you also have this collection, I'd love to see what you do with these papers.
Thanks for looking,