Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stash Kits - Old Meets New - Layout Share/Killed the Kit

As July is coming to a close, I've finished up with my Old Meets New stash kit. I created 12 layouts in total. Wow! That's a lot from one kit, for me anyway. I created two process videos and two layout share videos (you can see them here.)

If you want to see what I had left, watch this layout share/kill a kit video:

Here are the seven layouts that I haven't shared yet, with a few detail shots of my faves. If you want to see all of the layouts I created, check out the videos or you can see them on the blog posts here, here, and here. You can see the original kit here.

For this one I took out the red and focused on the pink.

I really wanted to use that floral paper from Shimelle's True Stories line, so I hand cut the flowers and layered them on the side. I also fussy cut those hearts from a Dear Lizzy paper and lined 10 up below the photo.

This is one of my faves. I ended up taking the old Sassafras numbers, putting them on the background, covering them with a few layers of gesso, and adding color with some watercolors. Using paint is a great way to change up the look of a kit after you've worked with it for a while.

I outlined the number five because that's how old my niece was. I decided numbers are perfect for birthday layouts.

My other favorite. I have been taking Wilna Furstenburg's Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts class on Craftsy and she has the most beautiful cut files. I used one for the title here. I really put my heart on this layout and I think that's why I love it.

I used gelatos for the background and then placed the cut file over the top. Aren't those colors gorgeous?

I also used some leaves that I painted and turned into a print and cut a few weeks back along with a few stickers and flair in the bottom cluster.

I realized that as I worked with the kit more, I started using mists and paints a bit more. This layout uses a few strips of patterned paper and it's really very simple. I liked using a 5x7 photo to switch things up a bit.

This layout was so fun! I used my 1" circle punch and went to town on my scraps. They look awesome all laid out on this background. I spritzed some Mr. Huey's mist on it and let it drip down and I really love that look.

This was my final layout and it was all about playing and using up some of what I had left. I placed my die cuts and stickers all over the background and gessoed over them. I like how it gives texture without being distracting. I used some more spray mists and a bunch of layered papers and a few circles left over from the last layout. It's definitely different for me!

One thing I love about these layouts is how one kit can really give you so many different looks. I had fun using it!

I will not be doing a stash kit in August because I've been working hard on an upcoming class that I hope to announce in a week or two. I am going to focus on that for August, but I'll be back with another stash kit in September.

I've linked all available products for these layouts below, and if you have any questions, just leave me a comment! Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Felicity Jane: Animal Report...

I have to admit that I almost didn't share this layout with you. As I created it, I was in a hurry. I wasn't second guessing anything. I wasn't paying too much attention to detail. The photos were taken at a weird time of day and the coloring is off.

It came out a little sloppy (compared to my normal layouts). And guess what? I'm totally okay with it. Not every layout has to be a masterpiece.

The important part is that I got the story told. And it was fun to use some of the office/school themed Felicity Jane stamps on the layout. That little paper airplane is adorable!

I journaled about Malia's obsession with Seahorses and how she was nervous to give her oral report to the sixth graders. Cute.

If you want to see how this layout came together, watch the video on my YouTube channel or right here:

When I get my Felicity Jane kits each month, I mix them all together in my Iris container (linked below), so this layout uses multiple kits. You can find these beautiful kits on the Felicity Jane website. All available products that were not included in the kits are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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