Friday, 13 July 2012

Kit 2 for July

Claire has just dropped off the layout she has designed for us for our second kit this month and it is totally goregous - to be honest the picture doesn't do it justice as it is really fresh and summery and full of Claire's usual fab techniques!  The theme of this kit is resist - read on to find out why....

There are a few things that are tricky to see on the sample page, one of them being a fab resist design she has created on the new Bazzill newsprint paper included in the kit.  If you look closely you might see the butterfly image to the right of the laced ribbon, that is stamped and then embossed using the clear embossing powder from the kit.  She has then inked over the embossed image for a delicate resist effect.  There are more images along the bottom edge of the newsprint too, lots of fun to be had here and you can really tailor the stamped images to match your photos.  Claire has also used a 'spritz & flick' technique on the background to create a mottled effect that is unique to waterbased inks - you HAVE to try this out, its simple and oh, so effective!!  There is also a cool resist butterfly in the kit from Prima, you simply add ink and spray with water to reveal the gorgeous resist design within the fabric. 

The stitched border and laced ribbon corset effect add touches of fresh white to keep the page bright and clean - perfect for any Summer photos.  Claire used two 6" x 4" landscape photos but you could use two portrait or even mix one of each, this is a very adaptable design.  The kit includes a whole pack of chipboard embellishments which include the titles; 'beauty & grace', this is me', 'simply you', 'she', 'lively' and 'vivacious'.  At first glance these would tend to lend themselves towards feminine photos but Claire has shown how you can use one of these titles with Summer garden pics.  There is even a blank chipboard block which you could use to create a bespoke title.

The kit contains; cardstock, 3 sheets of patterned paper (one glittered), pack of adhesive chipboard shapes and titles, length of white ribbon, length of embroidery floss, clear embossing powder, Prima resist butterfly.

You will also need; pink, orange, green and blue inks (sample used Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass), black and white inkpads, clear embossing ink, heatgun, background stamp (sample used a sequin waste design but any repeated small design will work), small design stamps to match your photo theme.

If you are attending my clubs the inks colours and stamps used on the sample design will be available for you to use if you don't own these. 

Thanks so much Claire for yet another gorgeous design!!

No comments: