Hey friends...yes, I know its, been quite a while since I posted, but I have still been busy creating and I have some new projects and news to share!
Recently, I was asked to be a guest designer for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club for the next few months! yes, I know, awesome...I am very excited to be receiving their kits....They offer several different kits featuring different products that really cater to different scrapbookers...personally, I love each type of kit, but there is something for everyone!
Each month, I will be sharing a minimum of (4) projects using the Main Kit and the November kit was packed with Pebbles "Along the way" collection. I love the papers and die cuts in this collection.
The main kit also includes alpha stickers and some ribbon trim which I was definitely able to incorporate!
Below is one of the layouts I created...and actually it was the fourth layout I created, but this was my favorite and I recorded this one so you could see the process and how I created the background.
Make sure you check out my YouTube video linked below to learn how to create this quilted background!
This is layout #2....I didn't use as much patterned paper and embellishments for this one, but I did use one of the exclusive sets of free cut files offered this month...I backed the flowers with patterned papers and vellum from my stash. I layered some of them and used my sewing to stitch threw them in order for the edges to lift. I also incorporated some of the matching die cuts and used the gold thicker word as my title.
I did use white gesso to white out the center of the black patterned paper so the flowers would stand out more and I could add some watercolors. Then, I finished it off with lots of matching splatters.
This is layout #3....and I created this layout based on the monthly sketch provided as inspiration....It isn't an exact take on the sketch, but it got me going and that's all that matters!
I started with the branding strips from all of the lovely patterned papers in the kit and I knew I wanted to use the die cut circle, that has "love begins at home" on it. From that, I pulled out and fussy cut any of the houses I found and thought it would be fun to layer them horizontally with my photo.
I machine stitched through each strip along the bottom and added a layer of white gesso on the background paper in order to add a little mixed media behind my photo.
My last layout using the main kit also uses another exclusive free cut file offer by My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. The cut file actually started as a doily shape, but I removed the outer cut border in order to keep the shape in the white cardstock. This allows me to back it with some beautiful patterned papers.
For a border for the layout, I gutted one of the gorgeous floral papers so it appeared as though it was a frame....I add some machine stitching for texture and then started adding embellishments to coordinate with each color doily.
This picture is of my daughter and husband and it was taken before her first band concert. That said, there was a program for the event that I wanted to include with my journaling, so I tucked it in behind my photo with some die cut tags from the kit. To finish up, I added some splatters and my title using the alpha stickers from the kit.
Thanks so much for checking out my projects this month for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. I love the way they turned out and hope you are inspired to try some of these techniques on your next project. Also be sure to check out the different kits available this month...before you know it, it will be December and they will be gone so don't miss out!
Have a great week!