Sunday, August 7, 2011

A quick post before bed

I got into the craft room earlier today to play with the August kit from Scraptastic Club, the Summer Star kit. I loved the bright, fun patterns of the wonderful MME Lime Twist line, and all of the fun stars and pretty twine. (The white foam Thickers were a nice touch, too!) I just love how tearing into a new kit is one of those sweet little moments, a highly inspirational moment, for sure!

I started with CLP's Challenge #39, a great sketch that just screamed out to me, telling me it was perfect for my photo and papers.

Here's the sketch:
I decided to turn the sketch to the right, and got to work using this pic of Rileigh waaay back in kindergarten. It was so quick and easy, just a little cutting and layering of patterned papers on top of the kraft background (in the kit, baby!) Boom. Layout.
Then to work on embellishments and the title...look at those Thickers. I thought of altering them, but thought the clean, white title was more impressive than anything I could have done. Sometimes less is more, right? Sometimes. Not often...HAHA That cluster of stars are chipboard stars (in the kit) inked up with my SEI chalkbox ink pad, on top of which I placed some of the buttons(also in the kit.) It's hard to tell from these pics, but after gluing one of the stars onto a Lime Twish journal box die cut, I raised up the second to rest on the first, and then used a double layer of foam squares (Crafter's Companion, of course!) on the third star. It looks really neat up close :) I wrote on one of the paper strips with white gel pen, and then doodled some stars underneath. Can't live without that white gel pen!
I used the red twine included in the kit on the pic :) Love twine (I know, I know, who *doesn't* love twine right now?!)
Finished it off with these three stars.

Love this kit, and there is SOOO much stuff to play with! It made it so easy to complete this layout in the small amount of time I had to work with, which is a big plus in my book. Glad I joined the club as a subscriber, can't wait for next month's kit!!

Until tomorrow, have a great night! Maybe I can get some sleep...


melsanford said...

Fab layout! Gorgeous photo and I love those stars :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Melly said...

Stunning layout!
I love the bright colours and that super cute smiliey face!
Hugs M xxx

Chelsea said...

Oh what a beautiful picture! Beautiful layout!!! Thanks for joining us at CLP Sketch challenge, hope to see you again for the September Sketch challenge.

Hugs and Love.

Stampin'Piper said...

Oh, that's stunning and the pic is sooo lovely! They are so cute at this age!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces in August, hope to see you again!

Hugs Tanja