Friday, 2 May 2014

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - May 2014

I can't believe it, but we're on the second last kit for this kit club year; HKMC does a ten month kit club year from September to June. This kit has a more vintage vibe, with distressed imagery and edges, but still vibrant enough. We combined two different Bazzill Basics collections instead of keeping to just one, as they match quite well.

May 2014 Kit  
Bazzill Basics Paper Vintage Lace Embroidery Hoops/Heart Damask
Bazzill Basics Paper Vintage Lace Blooms/Embroidered Daisy
Bazzill Basics Paper Worldwide Map Block Geometric
Bazzill Basics Paper Worldwide Letterpress/Chevron Stripe 
Bazzill Basics Paper Vintage Lace 3x4 Journaling Cards
American Crafts Thickers Mosaic - Natural Wood
American Crafts DIY Shop Burlap Bows
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Shapes Banners

Add-on Options  
American Crafts Wood Veneer Butterflies
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Cardstock 

May Sizzix Die  
Sizzix Bigz Die - Camelia

Here's the sketch for this month.

A Hiking We Will Go
The papers have a vintage feel, but that doesn't mean they have to be used with old photos. We had a great hike with the kids during the Chinese New Year holidays and ended up on a precarious rock cropping to take some pictures. It was a great day out.
I mixed up my title fonts, using some extra ones that matched the photo theme; with some that had a rocky feel.
Use some stain to add colour to your wood banners before stamping on some words or patterns.
I added a distress stained tag to add more of a grungy feel and a wooden circle border accent which came in a previous kit.

Extra Elements:  Studio Calico Wood Veneer Circle, Maya Road Arrow Trinket, #8 tag, American Crafts Thickers, Distress Stains, Distress Inks

Don't Let The Rain Bring You Down
The papers are great for mixed media layouts as well, able to take lots of mediums and sprays without warping. The photo was taken in Rome last year.
I love the giant canvas flower and used that as my focal point, building around it with other similarly textured flowers and colours.
For the background, I layered two different patterned papers for the top and bottom half, with a chevron strip in the middle. I then added gesso through a stencil in random spots. I also added Ferro special effect paste through a dot stencil, before dry brushing more gesso around the page. I then sprayed it to my heart's content with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. I am in love with these sprays; such beautiful tones.
I dripped iridescent gold paint down the page to brighten the colours and to tie in with the title "rain".

Extra Elements: Flowers various, canvas mini alphas, bee flair, metal tag, chalk inks from Prima Marketing, checker plate stencil from Kaisercraft, punchinella stencil, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Ferro special effect paste, fabric doily, gesso, gold iridescent paint, jute string, metal flowers, buttons, stamps, archival inks

Living and Loving Life
I changed it up a bit for this layout, using kraft coloured paper as the background. The inspiration for this page began with the water colour piece in the middle. I also added one of the journaling cards to a mini kraft paper bag.
I started off with the water colour piece; adding colour, stamping, gelatos, modeling paste and gold gilding. After that, it was easy to build my layers around this central piece. I love the cute butterflies.
I dug out these chalkboard flowers, added white chalk marker and white centres to them. I love how they pop off the page with a huge contrast to the rest of the layout.
Layer strips of the kit papers behind the water colour paper and a little tissue paper for texture.

Extra Elements: Chalkboard flowers, white flowers, doily stencil, geometric stamp from Prima Marketing and Petaloo, water colour paper, water colours, harlequin stencil from Crafter's Workshop, butterfly link stamp from Kaisercraft, tissue papers from Hazel and Ruby, border stamps from Hero Arts, mini kraft baggie, gesso, gold gilding paint, chalk marker, sequins, distress inks

Here are some layouts from our DT:

NYC City Girl by Angela Collingwood
Time Will Not Erode My Love For You by Angela McDaniel
Tokyo by Angela McDaniel
Best Wishes Keith by Belly Lau
Still Like A Baby by Belly Lau
 Happy Day by Belly Lau
You Teach Me What Life Is About by Erika Lui
Explore by Erika Lui

Sheung Wan Crop
8th May (Thursday)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Belly Lau

13th May (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong

Discovery Bay Crop 
8th May (Thursday)
10am - 12pm
Hosted by Angela McDaniel

Hope you enjoyed some of the layouts. Thanks for dropping by,

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