Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Love - August 2017 Hip Kit - Kraft+

Hi there,  I just loved playing along with the April Kraft+ challenge.  I have been playing with the idea of using some corrugated cardboard on a layout for some time now.  It is a huge schlep to tear away the layer to expose the corrugated part...but I LOVE the additional texture it adds.  Here is the page I made:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Maggie Holmes Carousel; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Maggie Holmes Shine); Wood veneer: Scrap FX; Chipboard: Maggie Holmes Carousel: Stickers & Die Cuts: Maggie Holmes Carousel;  Buttons: Hip Kit Exclusives; Fabric Heart: Charms Creations; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Crackle Paste: Finnabair; Stencil: Celebr8; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Duck Egg)

This month's challenge:

Something old:  The photos go back to October 2015
Something new:  My Duck Egg Nuvo Crystal Drops
Something borrowed:  Corrugated cardboard from packaging
Something blue:  The pretty blue patterned papers.

Some close ups:

 I am honest if I say that the biggest and most time consuming part of this page was removing the layer of paper to reveal the corrugated heart....but it is just too gorgeous.  I inked the heart with black distress ink and dry brushed it with white gesso.

The handmade embellishments by Charms Creations are some of the things I tend to hoard...but it looked perfect on this page.  I fussy cut the flowers from another sheet of Maggie Holmes Carousel paper.  The plus signs were stenciled with crackle paste and a Celebr8 stencil.

 I matted my photos on white cardstock and then on two of the patterned papers.  

I love the gold accents against the texture of the corrugated cardboard.

 A page wouldn't be complete without the story.

It would also not be complete without some hand stitching and enamel dots.

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  1. Oh this is so beautiful.. the corrugated heart looks amazing and love the Charms Heart with it also.. love the dots and the stitching it all goes so well together.. and thanks for joining in with Kraft+ this month!!

  2. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors, the hearts and those precious photos!

  3. Love the gorgeous details .. like the stitching! Fabulous!

  4. Love love love this one.... the detail is FABULOUS, but those precious moments captured.... xxxxx

  5. Dit is pragtig Lynette. Love love love. Die hartjie is stunning en die tyd wat dit gevat het was verseker die moeite werd. So bly jy kon saamspeel die maand ❤❤

  6. Another absolutely beautiful page ... I am CASE(ing) this one for my Valentines Day page.

  7. Gorgeous the different textures and super design

  8. Love your work Lynette and this is no exception. The colours, the design, the embellies, especially the canvas heart; all make me smile. But the cream on the top is the story! Thanks for joining us at Kraft Plus.


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