Mixed Media Monday: Color Explosion | Kim, Jessica, Zinia

  1. Kim

Hello friends…thanks for joining our Mixed media Monday post. Today we have a fabulous selection of projects to share with you. My project using the August kits is one you could complete in an hour using the August color kit stencil & Pink Coloringz mist. I wanted to keep the page soft & romantic seeing as the theme was my brother & SIL’s wedding last week.

The idea was to add some pretty texture & a hint of color in a band down the center of the page as a mat for the rest of the elements.

This is the result.

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I spread a layer of matt white gesso using an old credit card then added a layer of coral texture paste from a few kits back, once dry I added fine pink splatter for a little extra color punch.

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Fussy cutting the black & white floral paper from Crate Paper adds great contrast and acts like a border for the design.

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The rest of the page is a mixture of elements from the August kits. By mixing puffy stickers, chipboard & cardstock ephemera, the result is a lovely combination of colors & texture. Perfect for the newlyweds album.

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2. Jessica

Hello Hip Kit Club friends! I hope you’re doing alright. Today I’ll be sharing my final layout with the gorgeous September Kits with you before moving on to the October adventures  – as you can see, today will be a mixed media post. In addition, I’ve had the assignment to use cut files also, so I used the rose that I created for this month. You can find them here on the website, all you have to do is register (don’t worry, it’s free) before you’ll be able to see the category for cut files. But anyway, let’s get started!




The color kit comes with gorgeous Shimmerz colors: a beautiful reddish pink (Caribbean Sunset), a shimmering pink (Ruby), and a golden yellow (Tuscan Sun). They’re all called Spritz – and you can use them like any other mist that you have. I went with the packaging technique for once, I rarely use it, but sometimes I just want to have a bold background. I used a mixture of Ruby and and Caribbean Sunset to achieve the look.


I also cut out a circle from the pretty paper I had left over from Pink Paislee (No 2), this extends the pink and wraps the page up a little more. As you can see, I also colored in the cut file using both mists and a Shimmerz we got in a previous: Hermit the Frog, the most beautiful lime green ever!



I love the exclusive thickers, but the color wasn’t yet perfect for this specific layout. I can only mention it again and again: Use what you have, don’t go ahead and buy all the thickers in all various colors! Get yourself some cheap alcohol markers (cheap ones will really do!) and color your ABCs in! They won’t be mad at you, I promise!



Not only have I colored in the scripty font thickers – also the gold ones! They are much better for this page in pink, even though I admit that it hurt a little coloring the perfection of the golden exclusives. But hey, I still have a bunch left. Gotta be an optimist right here. Right? Riiiight? You can see the color of my alcohol marker here, too! Look at the polka dots. I tend to do that, dotting all over my page. I usually go with black, but I felt like pink was the way to go. When in doubt, black or pink! Or mint!




I love little details on my page. I added some of those cute sequins from the Turn The Page collection by Paige Evans (Pink Paislee) into one of those paper bags and stapled it behind my photo to have a fun little layering detail. I love using sequins like that.

I hope you have enjoyed my post for today, don’t forget to download the cut files for this month!

Have a great day,



3. Zinia

Hello everyone! Zinia here and for my part of this mixed media Monday post I will share with you a cute spread in my traveler’s notebook.

Adding mixed media in my TN spreads is turning into a new addiction. I’m a huge lover of color so it’s no surprise I enjoy adding different media on all my projects.

For this specific spread I used Distress Oxides to create a custom background that matched the colors from the Pink Paislee Turn the Page floral paper perfectly. Using mixed media is an amazing way to create custom backgrounds and pattern with the exact colors you need in each occasion.

Because my Silhouette was malfunctioning, I took the liberty to use punches instead of cut files. I used the WeR Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet punch board to cut out my title from white cardstock and placed it on top of my colorful background to create a nice contrast.
On the other page I used a few flowers I fussy cut and arranged them around my photo.

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