Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sarah's May Kit Creations

Hi There! Sarah here and today, I'm sharing the details and close-ups the layouts I created with the gorgeous ScrapThat! Spring into May Anniversary Kit.
My first layout is simply called "Spring" and features a picture of my son from last Spring (since this year, it seems, Spring decided to take its sweet time getting here and I couldn't get a decent Spring picture to use). I loved the KaiserCraft transparency included in this kit and used it as the base page for this layout. I coloured the transparency with Copic Markers - so cool how this turned out. Pictures of the layout are taken on a white background but it looks so much cooler in real life!
Here is a close-up of the coloured bicycle on the transparency. The Copic Markers worked really well to colour it - though you do see a few 'colouring lines'.
For the photo/layering area, I started out with a rough coat of gesso and then layered three different patterened papers, some fussy-cut doilies and two round doilies. I used the Alphas included in the Main Kit for the title. All the flowers on this layout are handmade and the Prima bling elements were also included in the Main Kit!
Here are some close-ups of the handmade flowers - I'll be posting a tutorial for the fussy-cut doily rolled roses later in the month!
This is my second layout with the ScrapThat! May Kit - featuring the Prima "Divine" collection. For this layout, I used the Prima BAP sketch from April and an old picture of my sister and I playing at the beach (in Florida?) - I'm not sure when it was taken, but I think it was probably late in 1979, hence the title of the layout "c. 1979". I used just one sheet of patterned paper for this layout. I watered down some acrylic paint in a spray bottle and spritzed the paper to create the painted background and paint drips. I used a toilet paper roll dipped in watered-down acrylic paint for the drippy circles. I wanted the colours to look beachy but also wanted a very 1970-ish colour palette - I think the coral, teal and brown were perfect for this!
I printed the photo on the vellum included in the kit (I must give kudos to my scrappy-friend Miranda Edney for the inspiration to do this - love her layouts where she prints photos on transparency paper). I used a Prima 'doll' tag from my stash as the mat for the photo - I love how the vellum photo adds to the vintage-feel of the layout and how you can see some the script on the tag through the photo. I added some sisal twine from my stash around the photo and a Prima clip from the Main Kit to the corner.
The flowers are from the Flower Add-On love how they matched my coral paint drips so perfectly! The random Kaisercraft pearls were a perfect little addition to tie in the beachy theme.
The title and hexagons are chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. I painted them with the same colours of acrylic paint as I used for the circles/sprtizing/drips. I then stamped the hexagons with a Prima Sunrise/Sunset stamp using Memento Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa. Finally, I finished off all the Chipboard elements with a thick coat of Distress Paint in Clear Rock Candy. Here are some close-ups of some of the stamped hexagons.
Here is my third layout with the ScrapThat! May Kit. The colours in this kit were just perfect for an Easter layout - so I scrapped these photos of my son hunting for Easter eggs this year. This layout is based on Amy's beautiful sketch. For the layering, I used a medium sized round doily and some music paper from my stash and then matted the photos using the Prima packaging from the Kit Add-Ons.

I just loved the Prima "Divine" papers because they were made to create banners - I used cut the pennants out of the Prima and then matted them on the Core'dinations paper included in the kit. I layered the banner elements and finished off the banner with some baker's twine left over from the ScrapThat! February Kit.
I used flowers from the Flower Add-On and the butterflies from the Embellishment Add-On to embellish the layout. I cut the leaves using my Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die from the 'mesh' included in the kit.
I used the Washi Tape from the Embellishment Add-On to decorate a wooden clothespin as a final embellishment for this layout. You can more clearly see the layering on this layout as well as one of the die-cut leaves in this photo too.
That's it for my shares for the May Kit. Thanks so much for stopping by the ScrapThat! blog today!

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful work with the kit, Sarah!! Thanks for sharing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey