Hi everyone !!! I’m back with a new layout for the Hip Kit Club design team. For this layout, I was inspired by the MoodBoard of the month which you can find on the Hip Kit blog or on the Facebook group. I focused on the leaves and the colors of the ice creams. I will be using leaves and flowers dies with pattern papers from the June 2021 kit.
So, with the help of my Big Shot, I cut out the leaf pattern several times that perfectly matches the moodboard and then I use the flower dies with the other pattern papers that I have selected. First, I place the square photo in black and white and add the cutout elements. So I decided to make a vertical and central layout but giving it an effect of movement by positioning the sheets in « S ». And it will be a rather tropical page, perfect for the summer season! So I use the June 2021 kits which are just gorgeous with a lot of exclusivity created by Kim Et Kimberly.
I then prepare my photo and I chose the yellow paper, the same as the flowers, and I wanted another paper so I looked and hesitated a lot to finally choose the stripe paper of Pinkfresh S which has the same color as the leaves and flowers so I add crumpled tracing paper below my photo and then the stripe paper. I use adhesive tape to glue my photo with the tracing paper because with glue it takes a long time to dry. And I distress the edges of the stripe paper before pasting it under the photo. I then add cardboard below to glue the photo in relief.
I coat a white cardstock with clear Gesso. I chose several Shimmerz inks in pink tones. I start with Pink A Boo ink and with the help of a piece of rodoid I apply the ink creating the « S » of my layout. I add the Pink ink which is a little darker and I do the same thing so that the inks mix and create nuances then I add the Nuvo Lemon Sorbet mousse from the Color Kit of June 2021. I add the Naughty or Nice ink, an even darker pink, with my brush over a few areas. I add Sweet Heart ink for dark plus the background of this page and I add more Nuvo foam as well as the other colors.
I add the yellow paper below the photo altogether to make the photo stand out a little more because I find that it is lost a little in this decoration and I glue it to the center of my page. I add the 3D foam under the leaves to bring volume and create shading. So I start with the sheet at the end of the « S » and line up the tip of the sheet with the corner of the photo. I glue the flowers and I place them in the same place at the top and at the bottom for a mirror effect and for a more harmonious visual. I add chipboards and round yellow stickers as well as the rainbow and butterfly chipboard from the Pocket Life kit and I add ink directly on the flowers to make them shine a bit.
So I use the alphabet from the May 2021 Main kit because the colors of this alphabet are just perfect for my layout. So with the help of a round die, I position the title in circle (on either side of the photo) to accentuate the effect of movement in « S ». This alphabet is a Thickers alphabet from the « Buenos Dias » collection by Obed Marshall. I add hearts and Enamel Dots, always mirrored for a more harmonious vizual. I use the yellow Enamel Dots only for more pep and I add it all over the place ! I add butterflies cut out of a Pinkfresh paper from the black and white kit for a little reminder with the photo.
I then use Glossy Accent to add clear drops and create a water drop effect on the leaves and around my layout, I love this little detail that makes its effect ! I add a bunch of flowers and leaves near the title, on each side to accentuate the swirl effect of this layout. I add Enamel Dots and ink on the flowers of these little clusters and I finish with splashes of Gesso diluted with water to harmonize everything !
Some additional close-ups:
I hope this layout has inspired you for a future project. I loved making it and creating this tropical swirl! Be sure to watch the video of the process to see more details:
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful creative day !
See you soon …