Hi friend. Thanks for popping in. Today I would like to share my first layout using February’s Main kit. There is a beautiful mix of collections including wonderful exclusives from Hip Kit Club. I am using the gorgeous cut apart sheet in the main kit – Some Days by Pink Fresh Studio.
To begin with, I set about adding some colour to white cardstock. I created a simple stencil by die-cutting circles of different sizes out of an old plastic book cover. I used a large brush to apply Distress Oxide Inks (Peacock Feathers and Worn Lipstick). To prevent brush marks, I applied the ink using a light circular movement to build up colour.
I overlapped some circles – I like the effect where you can see darker areas or a different colour where the inks mixed.
To add a little more drama, I used another stencil but this time with black. My black ink wasn’t dark enough so I opted to sponge black acrylic paint. As this was a little messy, I resorted to using a black pen – colouring in some crosses and outlining others.
Now for that cut apart sheet. I love the tickets, labels and tags on the sheet. I cut out a few of my favourites and added eyelets for extra detail. I also punched one of the Some Days Chipboard flair from the main kit. I set an eyelet so it looks like a token to layer above the other tickets and tags.
I wanted to hang the tags so used one of the tags from the cut apart sheet and adhered it upside down. I was able to dangle the tags before adding a bow.
The beautiful floral die-cuts were arranged around my photo. I layered tulle below the main flowers for a little softness. To finish off, I added a few cross-stitches here and there.
This simple background is so versatile – you could use much larger circles or add more spots of colour to create a completely different look. I hope you’ll give it a go.
Thanks for stopping by.