Friday, 6 November 2015

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - November 2015

Hellooo. It's been a while. Did you miss me? Ha ha.  We've been away for the last two and half weeks - first to Bali for a week during half term and then, a cruise from Singapore for hubby and I. We're sitting in the airport lounge waiting for our flight home and thank goodness - we finally have decent wifi.

If you've ever been on a cruise - you don't get wifi, unless you pay an astronomical amount for it. We usually don't do it and it makes for a relaxing, unconnected holiday, however, this time we were waiting for some family news from the UK, so hubby decided to get a weeks' plan for us - the worst wifi ever - as slow as the first internet connection. It's understandable though, since it's all linked by satellite when you're on a ship and you get bounced from satellite to satellite.

In anycase, I'm finally (un)wired up again, so decided to fit this post in while waiting for our plane.

Luckily, I did manage to get the November kit from HKMC to work on while we were on the ship and had a fun couple of days finishing them off. This month's kit is very cute with an eclectic selection of papers.

November Kit 2015
Seven Paper Darcy Paper – Color Wheels/Wide Yellow Stripes
Seven Paper Clara Paper – Cut-Outs/Wide Diagonal Stripe
Seven Paper Clara Paper – Stuffed Animal/Wide Diagonal Stripe
Seven Paper Clara Paper – Watercolor Splotch/Flower Doodle
Seven Paper Clara Paper – Baby Faces/4 Colors
Seven Paper Darcy Roller Stamp – Phrases
Cedar Lane Thickers Stickers – Phrases/Silver & Gold Glitter Foam
Seven Paper Clara Label Stickers – Gold Foil Words & Phrases
Yellow Flower Beads Trim
Green Little Balls Trim
Red and Orange Heart Shape Charm
Fabric Sunflowers
Black and White Feathers
Punctuation Wood Veneers

The sketch for this month:

 You & Me
 I absolutely adore the background paper - such cute line drawings and reminds me of the adult colouring book trend that's happening now - so what to do? Colour them of course! The cute photos were mother and daughter messing about - not the best quality photos but a worthy moment to catalogue.
 The kit comes with some pretty silk flowers that add a nice punch to the page - so cheerful. I love the glittery gold foam title and splattered on a bit of gold ink to draw out the gold elements a bit more.
 I used my Zig Color Real Brushes and a water brush to add colour to some of the drawings - I didn't want to do the full page as I wanted to keep it mostly clear.

 Soft Hugs
Don't you love the water colour paper? I didn't do that - it's printed on the paper! So cool and so on trend. You know Miss C and her Snoopy obsession. She can never resist a cuddle with one - especially one so large.
The kit comes with some pom pom trim, which I tucked into the bottom of the photo. The animals, I cut out from another sheet of kit paper and had them standing on either side of the photo - so cute. I coloured up the title and added a shimmer of gold spray.
Love the glitter sentiment pack that comes with the kit and this one seems so appropriate. I also love the rotary stamp with all it's cute phrases - perfect for all occasions.

So Good & Yummy
For my last layout (which was the first one I did), I kept the background fairly fuss free as I wanted to concentrate on the busy photos instead.  I cut both papers (the striped and green) at a bias for my photo collage.
 I added a black pen border around each photo to mimic a comic strip. It also helps to make them pop a little and make them more grounded.
I finished off with some wood veneer letters which I painted black with my Faber-Castell big brush pen and also some naked veneer asterisk and quotation marks.

Here are some of the other works from the rest of the team:

Happy Sunday by Belly Lau
You & Me by Belly Lau
Lovely by Belly Lau
Hello Smile Today by Belly Lau
Happy by Erika Lui
You Make My World Better by Erika Lui
Adventure by Erika Lui

Discovery Bay Crop 
17th November (Tue)
10:30am - 12:00noon
Hosted by Grace Wong
See you all at crop,

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