Hi friends. I am so excited to share my latest layout using the amazing August kits.    Today I am focusing on the Color Study elements by Vicki Boutin.  I love the bright colours of the collection.

To begin with, I used a dry brush and black acrylic paint to create some rough stripes on the background. Just dab off any excess paint so that you get those lovely brush strokes.  I love the pop of bright colour against the black.


Next, I fussy cut a selection of big blooms from the Floral Study paper.  I layered them and added a little tangled thread for some added texture. Did you see the little ruffled edge behind the photo?  I secured a paper streamer folding it as I stuck it down.  I think it adds an extra touch of colour and texture.

I do like to fussy cut and couldn’t resist the cute notepaper and clip that was on the cut apart sheet (Collection).  I punched a hole and threaded twine through.  I also tucked in some of the beautiful Color Study cardstock stickers from the Embellishment kit.

To balance out the design, I layered another flower and more stickers at the bottom of the layout.  That little budgie is so cute!

To finish off, I added the title from the Color Study cardstock stickers and tiny gold dots from the same set – they look so pretty when they catch the light.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to try a bold design like this.  Don’t forget to share your creations with us on the Hip Kit Club Facebook Group.




  1. Nancy Burke says:

    That black paint on the background really makes those papers pop- that’s such a great technique! Ooooh- the ruffled crepe paper is darling! Always love seeing your work. 🙂

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