Hi Hip Kit Friends!
Amanda here, and I am so super excited to be sharing my take on this month’s gorgeous mood board created by our lovely Emilie Chamel! The April mood board is super striking and has so many beautiful images to inspire you with! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what the April mood board looks like…
Told you it was gorgeous!!! A really stunning mood board! I was particularly impressed by the pop colors and contrasting black and white elements. Here’s what it inspired me to create with our fabulous February 2021 Hip Kits…
“Feel Happy” 12 x 12 scrapbook layout
Wow! It’s clear to see that I was inspired by the first image, ‘Good Vibes Only’! I couldn’t resist that bright watercolor background! I used watercolors from my stash, applied them to an acrylic stamp block, and literally smooshed and scraped the colors onto my Bazzill White Cardstock (February 2021 Cardstock Kit) base. I added a few flicks and splatters of color for interest too! I love how the watercolor in the mood board image really made the phrase pop, and I decided to do the same for my large script cut file title. Let’s take a better look…
Oh my heart! This totally makes me feel happy! The cut file is from the March 2021 Hip Kit Club Subscriber Exclusive Cut Files, and is actually called ‘Feelin’ Happy’. To better suit my story, I snipped off the ‘in’ to form the new title, Feel Happy. Love it!
Inspired by the colors of the mood board, and even more so by the ombre tones on that cute “HUGS make me happy” Hip Kit Club exclusive Heartfelt collection die cut, I hand colored my cut file with some artist markers to match. Such a simple approach to customizing cut file titles, but I really do love how effective it looks! I foam mounted my title onto that striking watercolor base, and then double foam mounted the “HUGS make me happy” die cut over it.
I embellished around my cut file title, with lots of the lovely Hip Kit Club Heartfelt Ephemera from the February 2021 Embellishment Kit. On close inspection, you’ll spy that I have also customized a few of these items with a permanent black marker. I colored over the green wreath which I used as my photo frame, and part of heart padlock to better suit the contrasting use of color in the mood board. Again, really simple touches that make such a difference to the overall look and feel to the page!
That floral die cut worked beautifully as a frame for my two darlings’ photo, and to connect it with my title, I attached it with that sweet rainbow die cut. Because, well…rainbow connections and all! With florals and black and white being such dominant features in the April mood board, it seemed an obvious choice to use the beautiful Hip Kit Club Heartfelt patterned paper, ‘Say It With Flowers’ to trim the top section of my page. To add more interest, and even a bit of texture to my design, I tore and distressed the edge of this paper, and then tucked a few extra die cuts beneath it. So cool!
For added interest, I also adorned the page with a mix of florals & hearts from the Heartfelt Ephemera & Die Cuts, Simple Stories: Hello Today – Decorative Brads, and even a Chipboard Flair or two from the Pinkfresh Studio: Some Days collection.
Hugs make me feel happy, & I hope my layout has made you smile too!
I hope you feel inspired to play along with the April Mood Board Challenge! Please be sure to upload your creations to the Hip Kit Club Facebook Group HERE – we really LOVE seeing what you’ve made with our amazing Hip Kits too!
Thanks so much for visiting,
Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo