Hi everyone!!! I’m back today with a new layout for the Hip Kit Club DT featuring the stunning January 2022 kits. My mission this week was to include at least five different patterned papers in my layout. A real challenge for me I must say because usually I use one, two or three maximums!
So I selected patterned papers by creating a combo of colors to make it easier for me. I chose purple with blue, green and yellow. But all the patterned papers in this exclusive collection all go really well! To stage these five papers I had the idea of making rays.
I start by making a marker in the center of the page and then I divide the patterned paper in half and I will therefore use the part that measures 12 by 6 inch (15×30,5 cm). I then make landmarks at 1 inch (3cm) in the corners and then all 1.5 inch (4cm). And then I draw the lines to connect all the landmarks to the central mark. And that creates rays. I then cut them out. I just have to cut out the rays I need from the other patterned papers. It’s very simple to do and this technique allowed me to use all five papers easily. Which was really not easy for me!
I then distress each ray for worn effect that I love. I then coat a white cardstock with clear gesso to add a little ink. When everything is dry, I glue the rays directly on the background. I start with the corners to make it simpler and to shift the rays if necessary.
Once all the rays are glued, I prepare the photo and add crumpled tracing paper underneath that I glue with adhesive tape and I add the purple, green and harlequin patterned papers as well as a black and white pattern paper to make this set stand out from the background.
I selected different little things respecting the color combo and I chose flowers in black and white for a little neutrality! So I have some Die Cuts flowers under the photo in a waterfall way. I also choose a few Clear Stickers phrases to add to the rays. And I add stickers and chipboards.
Before gluing everything I decided to sew the rays with black thread to bring contrast and I really like the result. And I also add a little touch of color using Distress Oxide Twisted Lemon ink that I apply with the help of a piece of rhodoid in the center of the page down. I want a destructured area. I enlarge the halo with a wet brush where I need it and add splashes. I wanted a fairly soft ink background because the rays already fill the layout well visually. Just a small area with the color of a ray and it’s perfect I think.
I cut the flowers to have the most white contours as well as the green heart and the blue bird. I add the words « Love This » made with the beautiful black and white Puffy Alpha Stickers just below the shelves. This completes the word Die Cuts « Dreamer ». I glue everything now after adding 3D foam under different embellishments to bring volume. I finish this layout with splashes of black paint to bring contrast and to harmonize everything.
Here is more close up:
I hope this layout has inspired you for a future project. I loved making this colorful layout and I’m glad I took on the challenge that allowed me to get a little out of my comfort zone. That’s also creativity I find, trying new things. Be sure to watch my video of the process to see more details:
Thanks for stopping by and watching, I wish you a great creative day.
See you soon…