Thursday, April 28, 2011

A little sunshine with Studio Calico...

The sun was out this morning! Yay!!! I needed that. We've had way too much rain lately.

In honor of the sun, I'd like to share some bright, fun layouts I made with the April Studio Calico kits. Yesterday was the presale for add-ons and I was reminded that I will soon have a box full of new supplies heading my way from them. It was time to share what I completed (so far) with April.

There was a lot of pink (and more butterflies) in April. know that means I went for my Reese photos. I still had some of her hospital photos to scrap!April's embellishments were just amazing - Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey... I used a little of everything on this one!
I also received Red cardstock this month. I LOVE RED! In flipping through one of my photo boxes, I saw these pics of the boys both wearing red. I challenged myself to make a non-feminine page...
Mixed some patterns with the use of my handy border punches. (I think I might "reward" myself with a new one this weekend...). The cool grid patterned paper was perfect for journaling. I added an American Crafts tag folded over a corner of the page topped with a button by Pebbles. (These are my favorite buttons!)
Finally I got to mix my alphas. The wood set from Pink Paislee is too cool. I debated misting them, but left them natural. I traced the inside of the black fabric Thickers for a finishing touch. Oh, and I traced around my photos with black pen to "frame" them, too. I am happy to say that thanks to the crazy (ok, ugly...) wall color in our doctor's office, that I had printed these photos of the boys in their adorable (haha) exam gowns in black and white. Black and white photos go with EVERYTHING. Even pink...

I love this grey cardstock. I want to buy it in bulk. I picked a couple fun patterns and opted for a simple design for this page that allowed for a big title using a couple of the Maya Road chipboard words from the kit. I am kicking myself now for not picking up the Piglet Mr. Huey at CKC. (I thought I didn't "need" pink...) However, I am crafty (right?) and decided to mist the words red with white on top of it. The result was the perfect pink. I continued my outlining on this title, too, and filled in the holes in the words with the Making Memories flower brads from the kit. I am also finding that baker's twine (I used Pink Paislee here) finishes off just about every layout.

The chalk drawings in this photo went great with the color scheme for April's kit. This layout was all about the embellishments. I selected them first. Then I decided to get creative with my Mr. Huey mists. The effect on my yellow cardstock was too pretty to cover up, so I skimped on patterned papers.

The mat behind my photo is actually the packaging from the Pink Paislee wood letters. I just punched the edge with one of my border punches. Then I embellished the page with American Crafts tags, Cosmo Cricket flowers and butterflies, buttons by Crate Paper and Pebbles, and chipboard strip by Cosmo Cricket.The verdict is still out on my last layout. It didn't turn out quite like I had envisioned it, but it's finished.

I mixed my title using Sassafrass Lass number stickers, Thickers on top of a Pink Paislee metal banner, and a chipboard word by Maya Road. I misted by chipboard with green, but then muted it a bit with White Mr. Huey mist. (I want these mists in every color!)
I did the same thing for my clouds. I used Mr. Huey in Bonny Blue topped with White.

I have a new photo order submitted and hope to have them in my hands before my May kit arrives.

I can't believe it is almost May!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

You've been busy! I love how you explain your details and processes. You never cease to amaze me :)