September 18, 2018

Sketch layout with Hip kits

Happy Tuesdat! I have a layout using the Hip kit August kits and Friday 14th Sept sketch. You can have lots of fun with this sketch, all the circular elements in the background and a few photos and you will something pretty spectacular. 40517768_10217877895484746_3831672785847975936_n.jpg Here is my layout for you. hkc14septaug1 A few close up photos hkc14septaughkc14septaug2hkc14septaug3
 My process video.  

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August 27, 2018

Enjoy the sunshine

Hey there friends, I have another layout for you using the July kits from Hip kits.  I really enjoyed making this page, tried to be a little whimsical. 
Here is the layout for you.

Here are a few close ups all my layers. I even spent some time in the sun cutting out the flowers from the papers in the kit. 

Hope this inspires you today. My August kit shouldn't be to far away. I cant wait!!
Have a beautiful day!

August 10, 2018

a special treat for you.

 Hello hip kit friends, Felicity here today. I hope you all have started off with a beautiful week and your sneaking in some me crafty time.

Just popping by to share a layout I created with the July kits. 
I was a bit smitten with all the exclusives and the colours in this kit. 

I also loved the frames and tags ooh and those flowers.  I didnt have any set plan for this page.

I just started off with some of the pink fresh paint from the colour kit and add a little colour to the background.
Then I just grab all my favorite embellishments out and started adding them. 
It was a bit like, this looks great here, oh that not so good, take that away,  lets add this in... and so on.  This is the time that I truly love creating,
Being able to freedom with choice, with colour and design. 

If you are using lots of colour on your page, I want to recommend that you either go with a black and white photo or add a photo that has lots of neutral tones like mine here. 

i hope this inspires you today with your kits. 

Happy scrapping friends!

August 7, 2018

Sketch layout with hip kits

 Hello everyone, Felicity here today. I have a fun layout for you using the July kits and this amazing sketch by Design team member Jill.

This sketch was a 'me' sketch because look at the potential for all those layers!! tee hee
A girl after her own heart. I also can see a great opportunity to use your project life cards here and layer under them.
This truly is a beautiful versatile sketch.

For my layout, all I simpe did was cut out some of the beautiful papers, starting from the largest about 3 x 4 inch and then I layer with lots of embellishements and papers.
I also used a fair few 3D dots/tape as well to keep lots of depth to the page.

So I want encourage you to experiment with layers and texture.
Cant wait to see your creations with the sketch.

July 4, 2018

Pastels and brights together :)

Hello there, Felicity here with you today. I hope your all enjoying your weekend. I'm sharing  a page today using the June kit. I loved the bright papers and embellishments, mixed in with the pastels.

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 When I looked at the back side of the papers, I loved the grids which gave me the inspiration to start with some squares in the background.  Then I wonder how I could 'brighten' those a little, ( you all I know  love colour), so I decided on my favorite things and that was to hand stitch around the squares .  I then loved those tags and wonder how I get 'make them' pop a little whilst keeping them 'fresh'.

  image_6483441 (1) So I decided to pop them next to my photo and layer those exclusive embellishments that Kim Watson designed and those cute flair button. I  finished off with some of the shimmerz from the colour kit.  So you can completely mixed brights with pastels. image_6483441

 Hope this inspires you all to be creative with your June kits.

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June 25, 2018

3 tips for Layering your embellishments

I have some cute little tags to share with you all, using the May Kit. I had a lot fun layering and making little embellishments clusters. I know some of you may think its a little daunting, but you know, there is knack to it, other than to just have fun.
So I thought I would share 3 tips with you.

Tip 1: When adhering the layers in an embellishment cluster, always use a little adhesive (can always add more later) and I tend to add it the middle, so I can tuck in bits and pieces as i go.

Tip 2: Start with the bigger embellishment first. Then start by adding the medium and then the smaller ones. A bit like when you want to fill a bucket with rocks and sand, you start with the rocks first and then pour the sand in last to fill in the gaps. 

Tip 3: Decide on a colour palette in your cluster and then choose a theme. Pull out all the embellishments you COULD use. Follow Tip 2 and it could all come together. If your unsure, start with a tag or two like me, because its smaller and if it still seems daunting, place the cluster on a plain white background. It helps you then focus on the cluster not the background.

Hope this helps inspire you to create layers with your embellishments.
Happy crafty week! 

June 12, 2018

Project life with lots of handmade cards

Hello Everyone, Felicity here today with a project life page using the May Hip kit. I had a LOT of fun with this page.   If you take a peek at it, can you notice something? Yep, no project life cards. I have made all my own project life cards, in true Felicity style, tee hee, with lots of cardstock, embellishments, stamping, paint and layers.

I know it can be daunting at times when making your own cards, but I want to share a couple of tips with you.

Tip #1 - If you wanting to use lots of colourful embellishments, such as the sticker book from the Project life kit, I like to use a white cardstock, because the white softens the brightness and adds a real freshness to the page. 

Tip #2  - If you think your cards are going to look busy, dont be afraid to leave lots of white space and add a little paint splatters to keep it all flowing.  

Tip #3 - When deciding to make your own cards, just use a handful of embellishments and mediums that you want to use and leave it at that. This allows for your page to flow because you will be using the same embellishments and don't be afraid to just pop this and that on and layer up. That is the fun part. Think of each card as a mini layout. 

I also just want to share 2 little tags that I made using the May kit as well. There to cute to not share with you :)