Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had an amazing Christmas celebration and that the New Year has started well for you. Its been loads of fun here as we had family from Canada come over at the last minute which was a fab surprise and just the best present ever!
Its time to reveal the first of our kits for 2011 and we start the year with a gorgeous kit using not one but two new paper lines combined in this double page design which has a fresh vintage feel to it - ice cream colours of lemon, raspberry and cream with a dash of chocolate and pistachio for good measure, you could almost lick the page (I wouldn't recommend it though!!). We are playing with resist paper from Parisien Anthology, creating a corset on the page and we also have a lovely paper flower technique with dimensional paint so we are really starting off with a bang - three techniques in one go!
The sample design uses three 6" x 4" photos, one landscape and two portrait. This design would look gorgeous with heritage photos if you are lucky enough to have them but would also be great with modern pics. The great thing about this kit is that you can make it as feminine or as masculine as you prefer by how you choose to colour your sheet of resist paper (its the paper under the 'Tea for 2' title with softly blended colours on it), so you can actually make that paper match your photos!
You'll need a water spritzer, sponge applicators for inks (the Ranger one is fab!), ink pads in brown, pink, yellow, green and blue (sample uses Distress Inks in Brushed Corderoy, Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Bundled Sage - not all of these are needed, just the colours you would like to highlight from the patterned papers and to match your photos), a scalloped edge punch (sample uses the Fiskars Threading Water punch but a plain scallop and a single hole punch seperately would also work), 2 sizes of flower punch (sample uses EK Success Retro Flower punches in large and medium), 2 decorative brads for envelope closures - buttons would also be ok, decorative border punch, a few adhesive crystals (optional) and a strong quick drying glue - if you have a glue gun this might be worth digging out!! I know this might seem like a lot but there is a lot in this kit to play with and its worth it!!
The kit contains: cardstock, three double sided patterned papers, one double sided Parisien Anthology resist paper, sheets of vintage book paper, 2 coin envelopes, length of ribbon, paper templates and a bottle of dimensional paint.
We are loving this kit so much and hope that you are excited as we are to play with it!!