Happy Tuesday, friends! Missy back with you again. I’m SO excited to bring you my first layout using the 2015 October Hip Kits! They couldn’t be any more gorgeous. I wound up not using any patterned paper on this layout, and that just shows you how many amazing pieces are included in the kits. I started with white cardstock and the exclusive plus sign stencil from the Color Kit. I coated the cardstock with clear gesso first. Then I used some Glass Bead Gel from my stash and created some texture on my background. Next, I used a few of the Prima Watercolor Pencils to add color. They work so well with a water pen!
I used three Project Life cards as my layers and several pieces from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Ephemera pack, which is in the Main Kit. I used last month’s Abandoned Coral Distress Marker to give that flower die cut some red color. I also colored a few of the Simple Stories Wood Veneer flowers. The Pink Paislee Memorandum clear stickers are perfect to use on a white background.
To make the plus signs stand out a bit more, I traced over some of them with a gold pen. I also added gold stitching and a fun circle die cut that I created in my Silhouette software. I also added in some of the Jen Hadfield washi tape from the Embellishment Kit.
I decided to add my title at the bottom of the design, and I combined the Heidi Swapp glitter alphas with tall and skinny gold Thickers.
Here’s one more close-up of the background texture and the right side of the layout. I layered a lot here…more of the Pink Paislee die cuts. I punched out the “Be Happy” from one of the Jen Hadfield papers.
Here’s the process video to this layout…I hope it gives you some inspiration for your kits!