Happy Hose Time | Missy Whidden

Hey there, Hip Kit friends 🙂  Missy here again to share another layout using the 2015 May Hip Kits.  I was inspired by some of Irit’s work lately and by the bright colors in my daughter’s swim suit.  I pulled out all the inks and sprays from all the Color Kits from February through May to create my background.  I did add clear gesso to the bulk of the background before any inking began.  I used the plastic packaging technique mostly.  I also used a few of the American Crafts stencils from the May Color Kit.  I used some of the Prima Watercolor Pencils from the April Color Kit as well.
Happy Hose Time
I added in a lot of stamping (from the Chickaniddy set from the May Project Life Kit) and stitching.  I used the two paint dabbers from the May Color Kit to give this Evalicious wood veneer some beautiful color.
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Here’s the top of the page.  That fun tag is from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss line.  I used the black Prima Watercolor Pencil to trace some of the stencils.  I like that it adds some pops of black around the page, and it looks sharp on top of all that gorgeous color.
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This cute yellow card is from the May Project Life Kit.  I used it as a base for my title, which contains a lot of “Happy”…haha 😀  Since Reese was playing with the hose, I decided to go with Happy Hose Time as my title…not the most creative, but it fits.  I combined the blue Pebbles alphas with the Chickaniddy Enamel Words as well.
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Here’s one more look at the mixed media background.  I used the yellow dabber through one of the stencils here…I love how it turned out.  And I love the beautiful orange shade I got when the pink and yellow Dylusions mixed.
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You can check out my process video if you’d like…it shows I created this layout from start to finish.  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Missy Whidden

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