It was fun to work on this kit. In fact, I had already worked with these papers on some previous layouts, which I got from my MCS kits. Coincidentally, HKMC has also come out with this paper line, but with slightly different embellishments. I really love these papers, so it wasn't a hardship to use them again.
October Kit 2015
My Mind's Eye My Story – Heart Strings
My Mind's Eye My Story – Typewriter
My Mind's Eye My Story – Heirloom Roses
My Mind's Eye My Story – Take Aim w/Foil
My Mind's Eye My Story – Days Remembered w/Foil
My Mind's Eye My Story Chipboard Elements W/Foil
My Mind's Eye My Story Journaling Cards W/Foil
My Mind's Eye My Story Flair Button
My Mind's Eye My Story Wood Veneer Shapes
My Mind's Eye Gold Niche Foam Stickers
Doodlebug Paper Doilies – Red
Doodlebug Paper Doilies – Orange
Assorted Colors Ribbon Flower
Gold Flower Trim
Assorted Colors Sequins
The sketch for this month:
Happiness Is Family Together
I used the other side of the arrow paper the last time and so I was very happy to be able to work with it this time. Lots of gold arrows calls for lots of hearts. As the background is quite busy, I kept the layout quite simple and uncluttered. The photos were taken on a coach, hence the hubby being in the background.
I die cut some hearts to layer behind the photos and added a few accents on the side.
I've had the Tim Holtz word dies in my stash for a while and decided to use them to complete the title.
Another heart and doily accent to balance off the layout.
I kept this page focused on the photos. Miss C has been asking for a puppy for ages, but I don't think it will happen soon, so she was ecstatic to be able to cuddle some new puppies on our Alaskan trip. Every time she sees this layout, she keeps nuzzling it. So funny.
I split the background with two different papers and cut out some hearts to divide them. I also used the yellowy/orange doilies to match the yellow in the photos.
The typewriter chipboard is the cutest and I used some of the gold glitter accents to enhance it.
I also die cut the 'love' for the title and added gold foil to it. I don't have a laminator - yet, but using double sided tape or Tombow Mono liquid glue works as well.
Smile And Pout
For this layout, I opted to do a mixed media base in complimentary colours. The photos were taken at our annual ball, the only time I dress up and put on full make up. We were having fun with a makeup app and taking silly photos.
For the background, I sprayed on pinks and yellows before stamping with background stamps.
I then fussy cut and framed the photos with flowers, the lace flowers and doilies.
For this last layout, I contrasted the deep pink patterned paper against the black and white chevron paper for a bold look. I love the photos - it was certainly a treat to have the Godiva ice cream - so rich and yummy and the giant size replica was too fun not to take picture of.
I'm loving shaker cards at the moment, but since I don't normally make cards, I like adding them to my layouts instead. This one, I made with one of the journaling cards that came in the kit and already had a butterfly die cut into the card.
I layered an accent corner on the top of the page to balance off the chevron pattern.
Here are the layouts from the rest of the girls.
Smile by Erika Lui
Loved by Erika Lui
Project Life Layout by Erika Lui
Hello by Belly Lau
Loved by Belly Lau
Discovery Bay Crop
13th October (Tue)
10:30am - 12:00noon
Hosted by Grace Wong
See you at the crop.