Hi everyone !!! I’m back today with a new layout for the Hip Kit Club design team. For this layout I have used the May 2021 exclusive cut files « Paint Brush » and « Build A Flower » by Kim Watson and the March 2021 kits. With my Silhouette Cameo I therefore cut the patterns out of exclusive patterned papers from the Pretty Sweet collection by Kim and Kimberly. For the brush I used the « New Beginnings » paper and for the flowers and leaves the « Fresh Daisy », « Hearts Desire » and « New Beginnings » papers again.
I would replace the bristles of the brush with a bouquet of flowers of different sizes and kinds in shades of pink / purple and blue. I use the Cardstock Rolled Flowers from the Embellishment kit which will add dimension. I glue the flowers together by shifting the petals. I like to do that with this kind of flowers, I find it makes them more real ! So for the upper part of the brush, I decided to emboss it with Ranger Silver powder to give the illusion of a real brush. I find it rather nice and with a circle punch, I punch the end of the brush to have this hole that there is in the most of the brushes.
I then coat a white cardstock with clear Gesso before adding the ink. I apply the Shimmerz Inklingz Blue My Mind ink with an acrylic block. I spray water to get the ink to flow and I rectify the area with a wet brush. I add ink in a few places. I love this ink with green / gold highlights.
I glue the brush with 3D foam for more volume and I also add 3D foam under the flowers. For the photo, I just layer crumpled tracing paper underneath and I glue it directly on my page, askew, inserting it a little under the brush. I glue all the flowers and leaves. I’m also adding flowers to the left of my photo to fill the gap a bit here. I also add a few leaves outside the bouquet and inside.
I add on the photo the Puffy Stickers Phrases « So Grateful For Every Moments Spent Together » and « Never Forget This Time » that I cut from the Pocket Life kit and I add Enanmel Dots in the center of the flowers which I find a little empty and a few butterflies. I insert the title « You Are My Everything » at the top of the photo. This Puffy Alpha Stickers also comes from the Pocket Life kit and below the photo I add some more flowers to fill this a little empty part! I add Enamel Dots here and there and then I finish with some Distress Stain Brushed Pewter ink splatters by Tim Holtz for a little reminder with the brush.
I love this bouquet of flowers and the dimension I brought to it with the different flowers. This is really what I had in mind ! Here are other close-ups:
I hope this layout will inspire you for a future project, I loved making it anyway ! Be sure to watch my process video to see more details:
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a day full of creativity !
See you soon…