I got started on my Scrapperie guest design kit, the LOVELY Country Club. This is a beautiful rich LOADED kit, filled with gorgeous rich blues, browns, oranges... ahh... its heavenly. i have both the original kit, $30, and the first additional kit, $20, and its going to last me forever i think! Yet, there's so much variety within that i won't have a problem using it up... eventually.... :-) So here's what i made.
First is this one. The title is in reference to what my oldest calls one of his twin brothers. "his pet" He always brags, "I prayed for twins and God gave them to me, and Asher is my pet!" I wanted this to have a quilty homey feel so i pieced the 4 center pieces of patterned paper together and sanded the outside edges. i added the flowers and buttons, and then the rick rack for a sort of cloth-like feel.
This is just a simple address book. I'm getting ready for the Christmas holiday and needed one so i took a spare composition book and covered the front and back with patterned paper. I kept it simple because i know from experience that all the embellishments are going to either fall off or look really bad anyway!
I am WAY behind on my month in review books! so expect to be seeing more of these! This one i took the one patterned paper with the big circle design and it screamed DISHWATER to me. (LOL) so i created more bubbles, centered the paper on the dual cardstock layout and added embellies and pics and journaling around the design.
This one i had a lot of fun with. I covered the argyle like chipboard with patterned paper and the negative space i was left with I used on the lower part of the layout to mimic the design of the chipboard. I added the alpha letters to make the chipboard piece "POP"
ISn't my little sweetie precious?!? He's such a gorgeous little grump (though he's starting to cheer up and smile a lot more recently!!) i wanted the pics to steal the show on this one though i did take care to mimic the circle design. This was inspired by a sketch from the AMAZING Jana Eubank! find it here http://scrapperie.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=13118&hl=
I don't know... i'm weird i guess but the first thing i thought of when i saw that stripey paper is, "this has got to be a heart!" Like i said, weird. I know that's not a logical reaction to stripey paper! Anyhoo.. i also used ink to make a variegated color on the chipboard buttons. I started by inking the whole button one color, then i took a complimentary color and blended it into only one side of the button. then i took another color and did the same to the other side. It makes for a subtle or dramatic variegation, depending on the colors you choose. I was shooting for subtle.
So, that's all i have so far, but i will be uploading more as i make more! fun fun stuff. I don't know if there's any kits left, but if there is, you aught to snatch those babies up! WELL worth the money.
Scrapperie Country Club Kit
Also check out October's kit.. its LUSCIOUS!!