April showers have arrived, and with it our HKMC April kit. To stay with the spring vibe, we've chosen a collection that is simultaneously filled with pastels for Easter and bright colours to signify nature and growth. It's also a kit where we've brought in just one brand, since we felt it was such a well rounded one.
April 2014 Kit
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Paper - Dreaming
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Paper - Enlightened
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Paper - Perceptions
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Paper - Artsy
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Self Adhesive Chipboard
Prima Marketing Yellow Wire Thread
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Funky Flowers
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Tickets and Tags
Prima Marketing Wood Veneer Alpha Stickers
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Beatniks Flowers
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Flair Buttons
Prima Marketing "Free Spirit" Self Adhesive Jewels
April Sizzix Die
Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens
Here is the sketch for the month.
Look at all those pretty pale colours and the ethereal feel of the balloons. I love how Miss C's hoodie echoes the colours in the paper.
I added lots of doodling to all the papers and letters to give a bit more definition in the papers.
Mix pigments powders with molding paste before smearing through a mask for added texture.
Extra Elements: Golden light molding paste, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals Nantucket pearls
The grey polka dot paper provides a great foil for the other colours in the collection and makes everything pop.
I heat embossed silver flowers to give more visual interest and aren't those wire clouds the cutest? To shape the wire clouds, use one of the cut out clouds as a template.
I die cut the leaves with this month's die. So versatile, I know I'll be using this one often. Love the jewels too - so much shimmer.
Use the wire to spell out words. All you have to do is write the word down on a piece of scrap paper, before manipulating the wire around your written outline.
Extra Elements: American Crafts Zing! embossing powder in silver, Ranger embossing powder in gold
It's been a while since I made some tags, so I decided to use up the smaller pieces of scraps to make two quick projects.
Make this yellow wire flower (or sun) by bending the wire in a zig-zag fashion until you get six loops. Wrap the remaining length of wire around the middle (bow-tie style), before coiling the rest into a spiral, tucking the end underneath.
The girl stamp is a mini version of the larger Prima doll stamp.
Extra Elements: Prima Julie Nutting cling stamp Sunshine, Prima mini swirl jewels, doily
Hope, Faith Peace Tag
Prima Marketing is promoting a message of love and peace to those less fortunate than ourselves, and for us to do a small project to relay this, be it a tag, card, canvas or whatever inspires you. I decided to do a tag for this. I will be reposting this tag in my next blog post as a submission to Prima.
I misted the tag over a mask with gold spray, before stenciling in with molding paste. I then splattered the tag with blue and green ink and added black flower stamps in random spots.
I had some extra cut cloud flowers left over from my "Live Free" layout, so added them on the tag. The hope and faith labels were made with a spellbinders die.
Extra Elements: Spellbinders Girlie Grunge Labels Die, Golden light molding paste, Prima stencil, lace
Look at all the gorgeous DT work with this kit.
Super Model by Angela McDaniel
Easter by Angela McDaniel
3 Day Taipei City Tour by Angela McDaniel
Bubble Bubble Free by Belly Lau
"Jump Jump" Scenery in a Jar by Belly Lau
Together by Belly Lau
Be You by Erika Lui
Memory by Erika Lui