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. 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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