Tuesday, 4 November 2014

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - November 2014

Time is passing so quickly. It's already the beginning of November and only a few weeks left before Christmas and the end of the year. Still not cool enough for the duvet and cat on the sofa but cool enough for hikes up the hills behind our flat. It's amazing when you get up to the top, taking in the breeze and being able to look over our little domain. A perfect autumn day with rare blue skies.

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

Optional Add-ons
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.
I sprayed a doily with matching colours to lay behind the photos. The kit has a great selection of chipboard, die cuts and wooden embellishments to choose from and I enjoyed putting my accents together.
The title is an amalgamation on the word "elephant" and "fun". For the stencil on the top edge of this picture, I inked the arrows horizontally to go with the paper pattern orientation.

This Way 2 The Good Stuff
For my last layout, I love the ombre orange background paper as a contrast to the predominantly blue photos. The photos were taken in England last year where Miss C had hilarious fun trying to run around in a water zorb.
I pieced together different accents from the kit to make the title.
I added gold glitter to the heart in the cloud before adding glossy accents to keep the glitter in place. I found a little arrow stamp in my stash and stamped them in gold around the page.
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
 Let's Go by Belly Lau
Hello There by Belly Lau
Fisheye Fun by Belly Lau
 Macau Mini Album by Belly Lau
Hanging Ornament by Belly Lau
School Camp by Angela Collingwood
Amazing Singapore by Erika Lui
Hello There by Erika Lui

Chai Wan Crop
11th November (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong
13th November (Thursday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Belly Lau
The shop may have changed locations and may be further away for some, but we hope and look forward to seeing you there for the crops. 
Happy scrapping

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