Can you believe it's already May and we are revealing the second last kit of the 2014/2015 HKMC kit season? As I said in a previous post, I can't wait to show you the May kit. What fun I (and the rest of the design team) had with these kits. When I saw this during the Winter CHA releases, I fell in love with it and I'm so glad HKMC has added it to this month's kit.
Water colouring seems to be a huge trend in scrapbooking and it is so fun to experiment and play around with colour. The Cosmo Cricket water colour paper in the kit comes with pre-printed "hidden" designs; just add water colour and see them appear like magic. In addition to the paper, there is again a ton of embellishments in the kit, including a water colour paint palette so you can get started on those layouts straight away.
May Kit 2015
Cosmo Cricket 12"x12" Watercolour Paper Pad
Watercolour Paint Set
Prima Watercolour Mulberry Paper Flowers – Aquarelle
Prima Art Ingredients Mica Flakes 1oz – Gold Leaf
American Crafts Mini Bags 3.94″X2.6″ – White
Bo Bunny Double-Dot Alpha Stickers 12″X12″ – Tuxedo
Crate Paper Craft Market Ephemera Die-Cuts
Crate Paper Craft Market Printed Wood Crate Paper Veneer Shapes with Gold Glitter Accents
Crate Paper Craft Market Wood Veneer Hoops – 2.5″ To 4.5″
Cottage Living Stickers – Jewel
Cottage Living Jumbo Paperclips – Gold
Felt Pom Pom – Assorted Colors
Tim Holtz Water Brush – Broad Brush Nib – 6″
Craft Market Self-Inking Stamp Love You To The Moon & Back
Craft Market Standouts Layered Stickers With Burlap Accents
Here's the sketch for the month based on one of Belly's layout:
H2O Just Add Water
I love the colours of the background, which I tried to tie in with blues and purples in the photos. It's a bit of a balance not to have the background overwhelm the photos and still have them stand out. The title comes from a kid's show about mermaids.
I die cut some foliage from extra water colour paper and coloured it in. A small cluster of flowers finish the page.
I added glass bead gels, the gold flakes and stamped some hashtags around the page to bulk up the layout. The water colour paper comes with pre printed patterns that will show up once you add your colours, creating some awesome effects.
Extra Elements: hashtag stamps, glass bead gels, olive branch die
I Will Love You Forever
I kept the colouring on the background paper subtle as I wanted the pre-printed gold patterns to show through. The paper itself is also pre-printed with a lovely geometric flower pattern. The big LOVE in the photo is a fixture in our community plaza which was placed there on Valentine's - so cute.
I layered up lots of die cuts and a couple of flowers to surround the photo.
I love the sweet die cuts you get in the kit. Great for layering. I used pigment inks to colour the title stickers and water colour for the die cut 'forever'.
Extra Elements: 'forever' die, pigment inks
I've wanted to do a segmented photo layout for a while. The last one I did was a few years ago and I thought this was a good photo to create another. I printed it out so that the focal point (us), would be on the third column. I wanted the photo in black and white so I could create my own 'sunset' background with the water colour paper. I die cut the bottom of the columns into a curve for added interest.
Just one corner of accents to add some detail to the layout.
I water coloured the background paper as a whole piece before cutting it up into four columns. I ran a black marker around the edges to give them definition. The colouring is to mimic the sunset which is in the original photo. A few drops of black paint and gold glitter on the corners allows the eyes to travel across the page.
Extra Elements: tan cardstock, gold glitter glue, stitched edge die
That's My Family
Just a few brush strokes of colour across this card highlight the hidden words and brings them out.
Extra Elements: rose die, vellum paper, gold and beige thread
Here are the other DT layouts:
Enjoy The Day by Belly Lau
Just The 2 Of Us 4 Ever by Belly Lau
At The Stairs Pagoda by Belly Lau
Who's The Best by Belly Lau
Amazing You by Erika Lui
Enjoy Now by Erika Lui
We're changing it up this month for the crop locations. Instead of my crop date at the shop, we're doing it in Discovery Bay at my place. Give me a buzz at 94190193 for directions.
Discovery Bay Crop
11th May (Mon)
Hosted by Grace Wong
12th May (Tue)
Hosted by Belly Lau
Thanks for dropping by and I can't wait to see all your lovely creations.