Remember South Beach

Spring Break is coming to an end, which mean I will be heading back to work and my creativity time will be greatly reduced. I have had so much fun this week! Hanging out with my kiddo, getting crafty, and staying in my pajamas for as long as I’d like! That is my idea of a great vacation!! Today’s scrapbook layout has a vacation theme as well!! It’s from a vacation that we went on with some dear friends in 2012. Today I’m playing along with the current sketch challenge on the Hip Kit Club Facebook Member Forum. It’s not a requirement to use the kits, but a LARGE majority of my layout is a mix of previous kits.

Hip Kit Club April Sketch Challenge

I started with a CTMH White Daisy cardstock base and added a clear layer of gesso. Then I came in with Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz Paint and the packaging technique to create the mixed media background. Next I came in with a couple pieces of pattern papers (the teal circle-Studio Calico-Seven Paper [Goldie-008] & the solid pink stripe from the Crate Paper-Hello Love Collection). Once I had those down I cut an ampersand using the CTMH Artiste Cricut® Cartridge on a piece of yellow dotted paper from Studio Calico-Seven Paper [Elliot-010]. I also tucked Studio Calico-Seven Paper floral washi under the pink layer of paper. I added stitching to the ampersand and both of the patterned papers.

Hip Kit Club April Sketch Challenge

The top cluster consists of a Crate Paper fringed heart, a cork heart from Pink Paislee-C’est la Vie, Simple Stories-Carpe Diem enamel dots, and a tassle from Maggie Holmes-Confetti line. I also added a tiny word sticker from Pink Fresh & the “Best Day” piece is from the Maggie Holmes-Shine Ephemera Pack. I cut a couple photos down to 2.5×2.5 and matted them on a piece of white cardstock. In the sketch it looks as if the photos are rotated but I wanted them so you look at them straight on so I cut them into more of a diamond shape. I added a couple Shimelle-Starshine chipboard embellies, along with a few more enamel dots, and those cork hearts are just beautiful with the gold flecks!

Hip Kit Club April Sketch Challenge

The title comes from a CTMH retired cork alpha set & the “Remember” is an acetate piece from Crate Paper-Maggie Holmes-Shine Collection. I didn’t add any journaling to this layout because I will have an accompanying layout that will house the journaling for this day. I finished the layout with Black Heidi Shine & October Afternoon pink splatters.

HKC April Sketch

I had a lot of fun creating this layout based off this sketch!!
Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Friends

I created a new layout and also recorded a new process video! BUT my main camera suddenly stopped working today so I relied on an older camera and WOW! The quality of the recording from my previous camera was terrible, I tried to save it in multiple formats, but it just was not acceptable to share! So I’m going to walk you through my process…Kelly Janes: Friends Layout

A recent YouTube video from Missy Whidden inspired me to use the Basic Grey- Saturday Morning die cut pack. There are a lot of random die cuts and I just knew I wouldn’t have a use for them. So just as Missy did, I laid all of those pieces onto a sheet of white cardstock and then covered them with white gesso. I then added mixed media using the packaging technique with a couple Shimmerz Paints products (Lemon Drop Dazzlers &  Magenta Paint) & a green gelato from my stash.

Kelly Janes: Friends Layout

Once the mixed media work was dry I cut the cardstock using The Zig-Zagged Cut File from The Cut Shoppe to create the chevron pieces. I then adhered those chevrons onto a new clean piece of CTMH White Daisy Cardstock. I trimmed off ¼” from the top and side of the white cardstock and adhered it to a pink pattern paper from Basic Grey. I added stitching through each of the chevrons & along the edge of the white cardstock.

Kelly Janes: Friends Layout

I then moved on to my photo cluster. Using multiple Project Life cards from Hip Kit Club along with a couple layers of vellum. The embellishments include flowers & enamel dots from Basic Grey, and silver foam stickers & puffy sequin stickers from Pink Fresh Studio. The cork pieces all come from Basic Grey. I also added in an Amy Tangerine Sticker from her Better Together Collection. Actually all of the embellishments for this layout were included in previous Hip Kits.

Kelly Janes: Friends Layout

I wanted to add a little something to the blank spaces in between the chevrons so I cut a few images from The Pretty Paper Please Cut File that I had previously purchased from The Cut Shoppe. I then used them as a stencil to sponge on Sunkiss Yellow Ink from CTMH. I added my journaling, date stamp, and splatters from Black Color Shine.

Kelly Janes: Friends Layout

My layout was inspired by the Hip Kit Club April Mood Board. I loved the colors, the florals, the cork, and the chevrons so I incorporated them all onto this layout!

HKC Mood Board

I’m also linking this layout to The Cut Shoppe ‘Cut It Out’ April Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly