I was thrilled to be asked by Sheila to join Sarah as a resident designer at Scrappin' Great Deals!! So I get to create layouts every month with her fantastic kits. As a bonus, I get to help her select the incredible products we put into the kits. The kit is on the website now to purchase so I guess I can show you what I created with it!!!
Here is September's kit:
Lots of gorgeous double sided patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon, title cards, designer Tim Holtz key, glitter alpha, buttons, brads, dew drops....and the potential is there for either boy or girl layouts!! What is not to love!
Layout One: Memories
I used PanPastels to colour in the leaf stamps on this layout, distress inks from Tim Holtz, dry embossed some of the paper with my Cuttlebug, heat embossed the title card and journal tag, used my scor-pal to add some texture to the cardstock base.
Stamped directly onto the photo with Black Soot Distress Ink.
Layout Two: Nature Boys
Lots of distressing, stamping and embossing on this one!! Went a little nuts with it! I used a resist embossing technique on the tag which is just a manilla packing tag from Staples.
The leaf embellishments were made from Shrink Plastic, alcohol inks and my maple leaf Nestabilities. Very cool technique!! And the little red dots were made with a marker and glossy accents, little black dots are an embossing marker and clear embossing powder. Both types of dots were added once the rest of the layout was finished.
Layout Three: First Day o' JK!
SO many layers to this one, it took forever to place it all, then remember what I did when I took it all apart to glue down!! I used a technique that Kim showed me: using ink inside a Cuttlebug folder before you run it through the machine, ink and emboss at the same time!!
I added some Bo-Bunny Mama-razzi alpha stickers to this layout. A couple extra sheets of the Vanilla cardstock were used as well, I just loved the reds and greens with the creamy tone of the cardstock. I also coloured some chipboard circles with ink and added them as well for extra dimension.
I am really loving the distressed inks by Tim Holtz: I used Barn Door, Black Soot, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles.
I have another layout in the works as well with some more of the kit, using more of the PanPastels.
Please pop over to Sarah's blog to see her creations. (She might not post until tomorrow though!!) Any questions on the techniques I used please leave me a comment and I will get back to you!! Stay cool!!