Not One, but Two | Ashley Horton

Hi everyone!  It’s Ashley, and I’m here today to share not just one layout, but two using the March 2016 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!  That gives me a total of five for this month, and I could probably easily finish 5 other layouts with my kit and still have left overs!!  Too many goodies, and not enough time!  HA!  Here’s a look at my first layout, using the March Sketch, that you can find in the Hip Kit Member Forum on Facebook.


March 2016 Sketch

I decided to use the sketch as is, but amp it up with one of the Pinkfresh Studio patterned papers in the March 2016 Main Kit.  The pattern was originally at the top of the page, but I flipped it, so I could use the White space to add my photos and PL card from the March 2016 Project Life Kit.  I loved being able to still use a patterned paper for the background, without it overwhelming the photos and embellishments.



I layered some of the Elle’s Studio tags from the Project Life Kit with the Pink Fresh Studio Die Cut Shapes from the March 2016 Embellishment Kit, over the PL card for interest.  And I kept the title for my layout on the simple side, by adding the word “Loveliness” from the Pinkfresh Studio Thickers, also included in the March Embellishment Kit.  I also wanted to add some more dimension to the pattern at the bottom of the page, so I mixed in some of the Pinkfresh Studio puffy stickers and Die Cut Shapes.

And I’m sure you can quote me on saying this many times, but I love how you can create so many layouts from the Hip Kits that have totally different looks.  The second layout I’m sharing, uses some of the exclusive patterned papers in the March 2016 Main Kit and March 2016 Paper Add-On Kit, designed by Kim Watson.  I also enlarged one of the March cut files designed by Nicole Nowosad.

Thank My Lucky Stars

Both of the patterned papers used for the background and die cut, were designed by Kim.  I loved the look of the darker Blue on the Teal background.  And I actually limited my color scheme to about 95% of those two colors, adding in a touch of Yellow and Black.  The Basic Grey enamel dots included in the March Project Life Kit were the perfect embellishments to add to the diamond shapes on the background paper.  I mixed the different sizes and alternated the colors of the enamel dots.

Thank My Lucky Stars1

I placed my photo at the top of the large title and clustered several embellishments around it, to draw your eye.  And I love the contrast of the Red in the photo, against the color scheme of the layout.  I added another embellishment cluster at the bottom of the layout, to balance the photo and embellishments at the top of the page.

Thank My Lucky Stars2

I had so much fun creating with the March Hip Kits, and now I’m looking forward to working with the April 2016 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits!!  They should be arriving any day now!  Make sure you visit the Hip Kit Club website to check them out!

Ashley Horton

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