August 28, 2017

mixed up Alphas!!

Hello lovely people - Felicity here today :) I'm excited to share a different layout with you all. I was given the task to use 'alpha stickers'. Now let's be honest, when you open the Hip kit July kit, you squeal a little at all the exclusive alphas uh!

You try and think of the longest title ever, so you can use many of the exclusive alphas as possible, right?  Yeah? Well, I ahve a confession! ** Goes to her knees.. Tee hee **
If you take a look back a lot of my work you will see that I actually dont seem to title my pages with alphas. Its rare. *insert sad face*

You know why? because my pages are generally so full of embellishments and mixed media that when I go to add a title, it just doesnt look right. So I opt to use the embellishments in the kits for my title. But also, because I end up saving up the alphas because I love them so much! Not good uh! :(

So, I was so thankful for this task, because it broke down the brick wall. I had to use them and boi was I excited too! To get out my 'silly' mind, that my pages are to busy for big titles, I decided to incoprate it with the papers and make it part of the embellishing.

I mixed up all the alphas in the July kit and am so happy with the layout. I pushed myself and made myself, yes I did fiddle and um and argh a lot, but it was so good to be outside my comfort zone and do something creativity with alphas.

So, i challenge you to be creativity with alphas, think about what holds you back and try it. Is it mixing the alphas up? Is it long titles? Is it not feeling like you have something to say that would make it appealing?
What ever it is, I would love for you to try. Load your pages to the forum for me to see.
Remember us designers get inspiration from you too :)
We LOVE your work in the forum :)

August 25, 2017

three tips on creating birthday Project Life page

I love creating a Project life page all about their birthdays. When creating birthday spreads, it can be a little tricky to get the balance right.

Heres a few tips to help you, hopefully create a birthday page.

Tip 1:  If you have photos that a rather busy and perhaps not to appealing to the eye. Change the photo to black and white. This will  help the photo be a little more appealing because there is not so much 'clutter' going on.

Tip 2: Limit the amount photos in the page, create a double page if you have too. Add in lots of blank spaces by using the exclusive project life cards to break the page up. Often with birthday spreads, we can have a lot of photos and moments to docuement. Dont try and jam it all in one page or the page will be simply to busy. Think ' Less is more!'

Tip 3: Dont forget to record your journalling. Be as creative as you can, add it the photo, a card beside the photo or hidden journalling. Even save some wrapping paper or ribbon from the day and pop that in behind your photo. Memorbilia is just important as the photos and journaling too!

August 21, 2017

Five tips of using bright bold colours!!

 Hello lovely friends! Its Felicity here today with  very fun and rather circular layout.

Tip 1: I'm loving circles at the moment and have a bit of thing for pie graph. There were so many fun embellishments in the kits that I couldnt help but layer them in. Dont be afraid to mix bold colours by leaving a little 'white' between the colours. This will help them be a little more prominent. 

Tip 2: The little clips came in the kit, make super cute embellishments tucked behind your different elements on your page. Dont be afraid to introduce another colour to your bold palette, but try to use a different of the colour already there. Let me example. See the bright blue in the exclusive paper that Irit deisgned, use another shade of blue, such as this royal blue clip.  It also adds another little pop of colour but still keeping true to your colour palette. Hope that made sense? 

Tip 3: I love fussy cutting out some of those flowers and the words. By adding in some black and white elements it breaks the colour up a little. If you have a project that is bold, be sure to add a few neutrals, like black and white to ton the palette a little. 

Tip 4: Also by using white cardstock this allows the boldness of colour to pop a little more. 

Tip 5: When using quiet a few colours in our project, try to remember the triangle rule or thirds rule to keep the project balanced with colour. For example the touch of green on the 'awesome' sentiment, the green in the circle at the bottom and then the green thread at the top. All subtle touches but helps the eye follow the page around without it being to much. 

Here's a process video for you as well.

August 18, 2017

three reasons why I love interactive project life

I love making interactive Project Life spreads. My kiddos think its great too when they lift the flap too.

Heres three reasons why:

Reason 1: I love that it can hide photos that are perhaps not all that appealing, yet the photo needs to be there to tell the story.

Reason 2: Its a great way to use up pretty Project Life cards, even if their are cards vertical, like the 4 x 6 yet my page doesnt have a space for a 4 x 6 vertical card

Reason 3: Most of the Project life cards in the Hip kit are exclusive and so pretty taht I dont want to cover them. Its the same as sentiments on the project life cards, there just pretty. Use them as a flap.

August 14, 2017

Relax and create!!

 Oh I love the July Hip kit! Its so pretty full of exclusives! My favorite kit, well, at least till August kit arrives, then that will be my favorite. Tee hee

I have used the sketch from the Hip kit forum for the 8th August. Pop over and have a look. You will see that I have flipped the sketch 90'c. 

I had a thing for circles, so I ran with the idea and love love love how it turned out. I simply punched out some circles at the bottom. Then I filled them in with embellishments and making a cute pie chart. 

I've been admiring the pie charts for a while, so I was excited to finally do them and now you wont stop me!! tee hee. 

The brads in the kit were perfect for holding the pie chart together.  Of course its not a finished project unless there is some hand stiching and machine stitching. 

I also used the exclusive chipboard, puffy stickers and wood embellishments that the gorgeous Kim Watson deisgned. 

August 7, 2017

Can't stop the feeling.

 Who's loving all the exclusive products in the July Hip kits? I certainly let out a few little squeals of excitement as I stifled through them.

This is my first project with the kits, so when I opened all the products, I seriously didn't know where to start, I wanted to use it all, but then part of me was like "save that for a special project!" Ha ha, that never happens uh, all projects should be special because we freezing and documenting the moment, right?.

Once I got over all those thoughts, I just had fun and let my page take me wherever it desired.
I loved all the Shimmerz Vibez and the tags in the colour kit, so I started with that thought.

Then I was drawn to all the patterns in the papers and fussy cut a few out. Then it was simply at matter of relaxing and just enjoying the kits.

I'm a bit smitten with this page, its hung on my wall already, and cant wait to play with the kit again.

Have a lovely creative week!