Exotic Getaway by Kim Watson

Hello fab Hip Kit fans, Kim here with a new creative prompt:

Cardstock + Embellishments only! 

Using the awesome May kits, this is my take on the challenge, using the Main kit, the Embellishment kit & the PL kit & the Cardstock kit. NO WET MEDIUMS AT ALL!

Exotic Getaway by Kim Watson


Wanting to create a rich, colorful page to closely capture a lush island setting where our DD was vacationing; using the cool variety of stickers in the May kits made this process so much fun!  Starting with the Heidi Swapp, Color Magic Die Cut Lace Paper & the American Crafts Watercolour vellum stickers, I created a background for my page. I am convinced that the American Craft vellum stickers are the easiest  & cleanest way to add mixed media to your page sans any mess 😀


Then it was a case of adding layers; a flower ephemera makes a lovely photo corner, enamel dots add super dimension & a flash of yellow.


Gold foil & acetate mixed with vellum, puffy sticker alphas & chipboard. I wanted to add handwritten journaling to my photo & what better way to do it than with some of the American Crafts vellum label stickers & a permanent marker.


How awesome are the different fonts & alpha stickers? Placing them vertically along the edge of the photograph creates interest in the form of texture & adds another plain to the page design…a trendy variation to the more obvious design solutions.


Vellum circles attached with staples add subtle white-on-white accents without compromising the white space feel I was trying to achieve. Layers of washi tape & vellum tape, mixed with a few gold foil stickers make this corner high on interest. Those magenta butterflies really pop off the white don’t they!


This page is a fave in our DD’s album with the bright colors & tropical feel. Keeping it simple with more white space & no actual wet medium meant no drying time, which made it faster to put together. This is a technique I am definitely going to try again soon.

Happy crafting friends!

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