Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fantastic Summer - July 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck/CSI247

Hallo there.  Today I am combining to challenges.  I love the CSI247 challenge with it's tropical feel and I am combining it with the Stuck 15 February challenge.  The July 2017 Hip Kit is a stunner with a lot of Hip Kit exclusives and a real tropical feel.  I decided on a photo that was taken in January in Mauritius of my oldest son and his three children (my grandchildren) in the gorgeous turquoise ocean.  Here is my page:

Supplies used:  Patterned papers:  Illustrated Faith(Make your mark), Hip Kit Exclusive (Irit Landgraaf), Paige Evans (Oh my heart), Dear Lizzy (lovely day), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood veneer:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Chipboard:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Epoxy stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Clip: Illustrated Faith (Make your Mark); Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Bright Gold); Texture paste:  Wendy Vecchi; Ink:  Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean);  Stencil: Prima; Border die: Fiskars.

The CSI 247  case file:

This is how I solved the case:

The Scene and Scheme:  I loved the tropical feel and the lovely colours that makes up the scene and scheme and I believe that my layout reflect that.

Evidence:  Solid white background, floral patterns (fussy cut for flowers), mixed media background, flowers, hearts, leaves.

Testimony:  I documented a summer memory of my son  and his family's vacation in Mauritius at the beginning of this year.

Some close ups:
I first mixed some embossing paste with Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean) and then applied the coloured paste through a Prima stencil.  I love the texture it gives and the colour that is reflected in the photo.

I made a tag from a card on the cut apart sheet of Illustrated faith and added a fussy cut flower to the top cluster.

 I combined some fussy cut flowers and Hip Kit Exclusive chipboard, wood veneer, puffy stickers and epoxy stickers.

 The cool epoxy "fantastic" and wood veneer "summer"  are both part of the exclusives in the kit and makes the perfect title.  I made my own enamel dots with gold Nuvo crystal drops.

Here you can see the dimension and the texture better.

I hope you were inspired to take part in one of the challenges...or both :-)
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  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the texture in the background!!!!!!

  2. A gloriously relaxed summer page. Especially love the texture paste background and the floral clusters.

  3. Oh this is beautiful.. I love the gorgeous colors you have used especially the texture on the back ground.. a lovely take on the sketch.. thanks for joining in with Stuck?! sketches!!

  4. Great colourful take on the sketch! Love the background texture. Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  5. This is just so fun, love the background work too! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. Love this layout Lynette ... The background looks awesome.

  7. Gorgeously tropical page, it really captures the summery feel of the CSI Case File and that's a fabulous take on the sketch too. Thanks for playing along with us at CSI :o)

  8. Your background is fabulous!! I love your page! Thank you for playing with us at CSI.

  9. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  10. Lovee the background and those bright fun colours! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!sketches!


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