Hello Creative Spirits !!! I’m back with a new layout for the Hip Kit Club design team. I mainly used the April kits and one of their exclusive “Butterfly” cut file from April as well. My mission was to use a cut file as a stencil and when I saw this cut file I knew it would be him!
I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the design with brown cardboard from my stash. I also cut out all the butterflies from Amy Tangerine’s Monarch Brave + Bold Paper which are just gorgeous. I used a white cardstock, for the background, which I coated with transparent Gesso before adding the inks.
Then I used Shimmerz Vibez Ocean love # 9, Mustard Seed and Heart Sweet inks. I started by making the halo of a wing of the butterfly on the left of my page. I made different halos of these 3 colors by mixing them a little. Then once dry I applied Modeling Paste tinted with the same color on the halo through the stencil. I applied the pastes in tone on tone, ending with yellow to link the colors and create shades of colors (orange, green …).
I layered pink and blue cards from the Pocket life kits and crumpled tracing paper under my photo. Before pasting my photo, I added a little ink to the right of the photo because this space was too empty. I cut out a piece of my page at the top to add a Trellis Garden Party Maggie Holmes piece of paper that I find too good looking and that matches my layout perfectly.
I then sewed the seam with black thread and also sewed some zigzag around the fender and under the title. I added the title « You Give Me Butterflies » which I found too cute and perfect for the theme, with different pink and blue alphabets from the kit. Then I added butterflies on my wing, hearts and « wonderful » chipboards here and there, die cuts from the February 2021 kit, and « lovely » and « Hello » stickers perfect for contrast. I finished this layout with black ink splatter for more contrast and because I love it!
Here is more close-up:
Hope this will inspire you for a future project! I loved how this page turned out and I love this colorful wing!
Be sure to watch my video of the process to see all the details:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day full of creativity!
See you soon…