Saturday, April 16, 2016

Scrapshotz March 2016 Kit Reveal - Pinkfresh "Felicity"

Please note:
This is a blog post that I have put together for the Scrapshotz blog. The other girls on the design team have also posted their projects from this kit, so have a look at them too! 

This was a fun kit to work with. Lots of great colors and geometric designs are included in the patterned paper and the embellishments. Let's get started! 

The touches of gold on the vellum paper gave this layout a little bit of subtle bling. I accented that pattern with a strip of gold cardstock along the bottom, giving my photos a base to sit on. The black foam thickers are included in the kit, and I like the scripty font! I finished it off with a border penned with a ruler.

This patterned paper is light and so interesting! To mat my photo, I used a bit of watercolor paint. The puffy stickers accentuate the fun geometric patterns, and the word stickers are appropriate and already had the watercolor effect on them! The block of triangles on the patterned paper was perfect to support the photo. A couple of groups of 3 puffy sequins give the layout even more dimension.
This layout is a favorite of mine. I think it might be the look in her eye? Again, the patterned paper is light, colorful and fun! I used the banner to mat the photo, and embellished around it with puffy stickers that highlight the elements on the paper. A gold clip gives the photo just a little boost, and the quote sticker is all about how happy spring is!
This layout came together quickly. The quotes on the strip of paper are bold and bright, and suited the photo very well. The swirl accents that are included in the Felicity Die Cut package give the title movement and enthusiasm. I really liked the way the patterned paper background had a lot of detail, but because it is mostly outline only, it doesn't overpower the main elements of the design. I placed the title on top of a puffy sticker, using the foam thickers again!
This pattern is great for this photo! These 2 are very different kids, but they play and interact really well together, just like the colored blocks and varying tones of this paper. I matted the pic with a dark color and grounded it with a strip of cardstock that used my old faithful "Threading Water" border punch. (Who ever came up with THAT name? Lol!) The title was die cut with my new Tim Holtz Marquee alpha thinlits set that I had asked Sandy at Scrapshotz to source for me. She is really awesome about finding specific products. If anyone can find it (at the best price, too!) she can. I finished this layout out by balancing my title with some puffy stickers from the kit and penning a border with a brown pen. 
This patterned paper begged to be cut on the diagonal. The pattern and the cutting gives this layout a fun aspect that it wouldn't have had with horizontal lines. The photos are mischievous and cute and the gently falling hearts around the photos highlight the love that they display. What little girl wouldn't love to have 3 big brothers? I'll let you know when she starts dating!
Slicing into patterned paper usually gives us such interesting pieces left over. The B side of the diagonal pattern paper above was these wonderful little drop shapes that look like hearts or wings, depending on how you look at them. I used a corner from my scraps for this card. I white embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and put some enamel dots below it, just because I love them! ;)
Then I used more of those leftovers to make a couple more cards. These ones are matted with different colors, and convey entirely different moods. You have to love a versatile pattern!
 These cards are also scraps made from the B side of leftovers. The "birds on a wire" remind me of telephone lines, so I thought the sentiment suited. (I probably just aged myself right there. Oops!) I used a Hero Arts Ombre inkpad for the sentiment on it. The card in the back is stamped with the the Misti and uses a die cut in the sentiment.  
These cards are made from layout scraps as well. I love the basic shapes and thought the houses would make great "Congratulations on your New Home" cards!  One uses enamel dots as accents and the other uses the puffy sequins from the kit.
Thanks for having a look at my Scrapshotz March 2016 kit projects. If you have any questions, please just let me know! Have a great day!