Happy Saturday to all Hip Kit fans all over the world!
I hope you are having a great day where ever you might be & are ready for a little creative inspiration? The September kits are jam packed with amazing, BRAND new Amy Tangerine products. Being artsy, with a strong water color vibe, I was inspired to make sure to add a little mixed media to my page.
Be cool & wild by Kim Watson
When starting this design, I was determined to use the giraffe & zebra motifs. Initially when seeing them, I was worried they would be difficult to use, but do you know what…I pushed through, thought out of the box a little, with great results. This little guy inspired everything on my page!
Using an old credit card & some gesso colored with blue ink, I ‘drew’ some ‘zebra’ stripes onto a piece of white cardstock, from the cardstock add-on. The blue zebra stripes, with yellow paint splatter became the base for the layout. As you can see here, even though there are other elements layered on top, the stripes add great interest & compliment the over all vibe of the page.
Next came the paper strips. Cut from the bottoms of the patterned papers in the kit as well as a few wider ones from the Amy Tangerine papers. I notched & layered them parallel to the painted stripes, then machine stitched, creating an interesting patterned mat. Strips of washi tape from the embellishment add-on kit, add great pops of color too!
For another yellow accent to complete the yellow visual triangle, I painted a Freckled Fawn wood veneer sentiment, found in the PL add-on kit.
Next I created a title cluster which is a combination of a PL card, cut into a tag shape, alpha stickers, found both in the September main kit & embellishment add-on kit & some of the gorgeous Amy Tangerine puffy stickers.
Lastly came my smaller photographs & journal strips. Sometimes trying an allegorical approach to your page design using symbolic representation to get a mood or feeling across, really helps see things differently; I did this by using the word ‘wild’ & the animal motifs. Together the title & theme reference really compliment the photos & page theme.
As you can see…the September kits are going to be SUPER fun to create with. For more inspiration, be sure to watch the blog & Hip Kit Club facebook page, there are some fabulous new things afoot, so be prepared!
Have a great weekend!