Monday, 15 February 2016

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - February 2016

Hi there. January has just whizzed past and we're already in the second month of 2016. Chinese New Year is coming up fast and then Valentine's Day. March will be busy as well with several birthdays.

This week, we're off to Japan for a few days to get in some snow and food. Looking forward to the food, not so much the snow, although Miss C is very excited for both. We usually do an annual trip with the husband's company and the staff and they always choose to go to Japan. This will be the third time we will be going during the winter time, so I'm hoping next year we'll go in Spring time.

On to the HKMC February kit. Full of romantic papers, embellishments, lace and gems and even a stencil. Perfect for those Valentine's layouts and a lovely contrast to the contemporary kit from January.

February Kit 2016
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments – Timeless
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments – Recollection
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments – Wonder
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments – Flashback
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments – Memory
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments 6×6 papers
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments Die-Cut Cardstock – Frame
Kaisercraft Treasured Moments Collectables Die-Cut Pieces
Kaisercraft Paper Flowers
Kaisercraft Template Damask Quarters
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Treasured Moments
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Burlap Pennaant
Dear Lizzy Thickers – Snapshots/Black Foam
Assorted Beads
Assorted Lace Trims

The sketch for this month:

Forever Love
 Beautiful shabby chic papers with lots of flowers and butterflies. The photo is one of my cousin during her wedding day. It was a low key affair and she wore black instead of white, but she looked so pretty in it.
I stenciled in some flowers on the background paper before adding pinks and greys. I added a cluster of elements to the top right corner; flowers and a butterfly.
For the lower left corner, I kept it simple with just a butterfly and key accent.
I added liquid pearl drops all around the page to give it some pop. I love the little butterfly locket accent in the bottom right corner.

My Sweet Kitty
I love the bold red background and wanted to keep the layout simple and centred to let the paper shine. The photo is of my sweet little boy who is cuddled up next to me right now as I type. He's getting on in age and I treasure every moment I have with him.
 I added a strip of lace to the paper strips under the photo. I also used the stencil which comes with the kit to the background paper for an extra accent. I love the foam words that come in the kit.
 The butterfly stamp comes in the kit and is such a great addition to the page. I also stuck some of the gems around the page for an extra accent.
I used glossy accents on the watch to give it more definition and also used a few of the gems flowers and beads that came in the kit.

The Best Walk
How lovely is the almost monochrome effect of this page, save for a pop of red and pink. I love the damask print and the dictionary paper. The photos were taken on New Years Day 2016, where we went for 7km walk in the wet and cold near Windsor Castle in England. 
The background damask paper was actually black, and I muted it down with a layer of gesso. I love the title and it reminds me of the book cover for The Secret.
I like the contrast of the rough burlap against the delicate string pearls. I did leave some glue residue while fiddling with the pearls, but it's not too noticeable when you look at the layout as a whole.

 For this layout, I used the frame paper that came in the kit, so it's a little smaller than 12"x12". I wanted to showcase the frame, so I didn't want to back it with another paper. The photo is of the nieces and nephews (Miss C included) on hubby's side. They're only able to get together every few years, so this photo is precious indeed.
 A corner accent with a watch and some bingo cards to anchor the bottom left.
 I cut out the inside of the frame and back it with some kraft cardstock which I stamped with the stamp set in the kit. I then tucked in a lace border before layering on the photo and title.
Lots of fussy cut flowers surround the photo and a few word definition tags to finish of the page.

Other layouts and projects from the design team:
Remember Today by Erika Lui
 Together by Erika Lui
 Love Together by Belly Lau
 Fave Coffee Shop by Belly Lau
Hello Darling Love This by Belly Lau
 The Best Love by Belly Lau

Discovery Bay Crop 
16th February (Tue)
10:30am - 12:00noon
Hosted by Grace Wong

See you all at crop,

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