Hi Creative Friends!!! I’m back with a new layout for the Hip Kit Club design team. For this layout I used the exclusive « LaLaLove Ya » cut file and the May 2021 kits. To start, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the design with a white cardstock. Then with clear Gesso, I covered the pattern to prepare it for inks. I continue with the inks. I use the watercolor Prima from the Color kit of May 2021.
I start with the color Marigold. I apply the ink from the bottom of the letters to the top to have the bottom darker than the top and thus create a gradient. I add the Tangerine color to darken the yellow a bit and I always apply from the bottom up. And I keep doing this until it’s okay with me. I add Shimmerz Christmas Cheerz ink to add shine.
For my layout, there will be 2 black and white photos so that they stand out well and very flowery! I cut out all the little flowers from this beautiful Jen Hadfield pattern paper from her « Reaching Out » collection from the main kit. I glue the cut file on another copy, in offset, to add dimension and relief. Then I add 3D foam behind, on the entire cutout which will bring even more volume.
So I coat this white cardstock with transparent Gesso and then add Shimmerz Vibez Blue Jeans ink that matches perfectly with the little blue cut-out flowers. I apply the ink to the center of my page with the help of a piece of rodoid. I really want a very deep blue background to make the cut stand out. So I don’t hesitate to add a lot of ink and I also add the Shimmerz Vibez Don’t Rain On My Parade ink. I add splashes of ink in tone on tone then splashes of Gesso diluted with water to bring light.
So I glue the cut file on the background. I add some Red Flower Die Cuts by Paige Evans from her Wonder Collection of the Embellishment Kit. I immediately glue the two central flowers with 3D foam then I add crumpled tracing paper under the photos and a piece of cardboard under the top photo that I glue on the cut file, askew, and the another directly on the page, under the cut file, also askew and I glue the other flower between the photos. Then, I use the strip of the same pattern paper as the little flowers that I cut to insert a few sentences in my layout. I glue all the littles flowers here and there. I finish with splashes of Gesso diluted with a little water to unify everything.
Here are more close-ups:
I hope this very colorful and flowery page will inspire you for a future project. Me, I loved making this page bringing together everything I love: Mixed Media, gradient and flowers! Be sure to watch my video of the process for more details:
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a day full of creativity!
See you soon…