Saturday, 22 April 2017
Lisa - April Kit - Fun Times Loved
The ribbons and washi in this kit are absolutely gorgeous and I didn't use many in my first layout so I wanted to really showcase them here,
I started by using them as my background by cutting them roughly in different lengths and using a glue adhesive to attach them. It did crinkle a little when it dried. I flattened it by putting them page under some weight for a while, but I actually like the texture it adds to the page. You could use double sided tape which may stop the crinkling.
I wanted to put this embellishment cluster in the top corner of the photo. I planned it out on the doily without any adhesive before adding it to the page. I find it gives time to sit and think about things before gluing it down permanently. I don't plan this well always but the embellishments included in the kit are so precious I didn't want to ruin it.
You can see I changed it little as I put it all together on the page.
The kit crocheted flowers seems to blend so well with the kit gardenia, I felt I had to cluster them together.
Buttons are one of my favourite embellishments. The circle cut out under the kit buttons was cut from card that I had covered in the kit washi and mounted onto white cardstock.
To compliment the subtle green in the kit doily I have added the Mulberry Paper leaves and a small green flag tag from my own stash.
This is one of my favourite photos of my children with my parents. They are all so naturally happy and having fun
The chipboard is from my stash and I have coloured it because I thinks its natural colour goes so well with the purple. Bringing a bit of interest to it by adding a bow of kit gold trimmed ribbon which I did not use in the background.
Finishing off with small journaling to mark the date & place, I used the card I had covered in kit washi tape to cut a small tab. I attached it to the kit heart shaped paperclip and stuck it to the layout with adhesive.
At the end I matted the whole layout onto purple cardstock because I though it needed something to define a border. I probably should have done it at the beginning but I didn't think of it.
I hope you enjoy the final result. See you next month.