Starting in November, HK Memory Chest is going through a metamorphosis, with a new location, an updated website, a new blog (www.papercraftbuffet.com) and online shop. It is on the other end of the MTR island line and a little out of the way, but we'll still be there for classes and to offer assistance during our monthly crops. The new address is Room 1905, Trend Centre, 29-31 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
On to the kit. This one is packed with stuff and I'm extra excited about it as it combines gorgeous modern elements for the city-fied girl in me. Designed by Kelly Purkey, the kit colours are perfect for autumn, with greens, oranges and purples (and can also be adapted for those Halloween layouts if you so wish).
November Kit 2014
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey 12×12 – Ashland
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey 12×12 – Lakeview
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey 12×12 – Hyde Park
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey 12×12 – Logan Square
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey Chipboard Shapes
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey Wood Veneer Stickers
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey Die-cuts Transparencies
Basic Grey “Second City” by Kelly Purkey Flair Stickers
Hero Arts “Second City” Stencil by Basic Grey
Maya Road Wood Veneer – Clouds
Maya Road Metal Clips – Sunny Day
Studio Calico Alphabet Sticker Book
Sizzix Original Bigz Die – Big City by Marisa Pawelko
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray – Witch’s Potion Purple Starburst
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray – Silent Night Silver Starburst
Basic Grey Second City Cling Stamp by Hero Arts – City Map
Basic Grey Second City Clear Stamp by Hero Arts – Totally
Basic Grey Second City Cardstock Stickers
Here's the sketch based on one of my layouts.
My Hong Kong
I'm in love with the yellow city grid paper and don't even get me started on the city scape paper. Just too cool; perfect for the pics I took a while back. For the top details, I cut a border sticker in half lengthways for the purple scallops and folded down a corner to add the sun clip.
I clustered some frames and feathers to the left of the photos to balance off the page and added just a bit of stamping to draw your eye. I love the feathers and leaves that come in the kit.
The kit comes with a pack of big pack of alphas and I added them on to give a subtle title.
Bright lights, big city - yup, it may be a New York saying, but does very well for Hong Kong, if not better.
This collection can be so versatile and I wanted to show that in a grungy layout. The colours and patterns give off an exotic vibe and I felt went well with the colourful elephants in the photos. Messy stamping and paper tearing for the background compliments the detailed photos.I'm loving the colourful street map paper which really pulls your eye into the photos. I edged a lot of the layers with black soot distress ink to give it a more definition.
This Way 2 The Good Stuff
To add interest around the photos, I cut up the street map paper into "patchwork" pieces to frame the lot. I added more word stamping and cut up some of the transparent pieces from the kit.
Here are some of the work from the rest of the team.
Here There Everywhere by Belly Lau
Amazing Singapore by Erika Lui
Hello There by Erika Lui
Chai Wan Crop
11th November (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong