Come along for the journey! The picture below is from the Studio Calico website located HERE
Contents of kit: 5 cardstock
MME Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Adventures
MME Bright Side Turquise Wood
MME Follow Your Heart Be Amazing
Echo Park This & That Insyamatic
Echo Park This & That Yardsticks
Studio Calico Tim and Beck Woodgrain
Studio Calico Books
Studio Calico Hues
2 Flair buttons
SC exclusive diecuts
SC exclusive hexagon stamp
1 roll of washi
Heidi Swapp Magic Color letters
Heidi Swapp Memory File
Studio Calico Hexagon Mistables !!!!
Included in the kit were these little diecuts. Hmmmm....I had all these little bits laid out a piece of dark cardstock....maybe that for a background??? Not my usual style but I pulled out a photo and I liked it!
I pulled some papers from the kit that I wanted to work with. I started to cut and layer. I traditionally lay my whole layout out before I glue anything and today was no exception.
I cut a ruler off the Echo Park patterned paper and splattered some mist in the top left hand corner.
I finally used one of the October Afternoon Sprinklers I had and I really liked the paint like look of it against the dark cardstock.
I layered a BG scrap that coordinated with the colors instead of cutting a whole sheet of pattern just for a 2 inch strip. I can't help it, it's a sickness.
I needed something up by the spatter....a repeating pattern?? Ohhhh hexagons of course!!
I gasped when I first saw the Studio Calico Mistable Hexagons and I was excited to finally use them. I pulled out 2 shades of Staz-On ink because I figured that was the best fit for the fabric-like finish of the mistables.
I chose a stamp (an old one by Club Scrap) and some brown ink.
I loved the way it looked immediately!
I inked all the edges of my patterned paper with brown ink and added a strip of the washi tape from the kit to the border. The layout is coming together!
Next up: the title!
I know what I wanted to say and what I wanted it to look like. I love to mix my title fonts and I knew my last word had to stand out. I opened up the Heidi Swapp Magic Color letters from the kit and selected a gray ink from Hero Arts.
I stuck the sticker letter on my finger and rubbed it onto the ink pad. Very high tech technique!
I wiped the excess ink away with a paper towel so the resist showed up.
I'm liking this!!
I did have 2 failed letters. I think I soaked the letters with too much ink. That's okay...there are a ton of letters in the package.
Now it's time to glue!
Okay...so I get all my papers attached and then went back to my title. I didn't have enough of the scripty Thickers that I had in mind for word #1 but these Amy Tangerine letters worked fine and I also used some Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete it.
I love love love sticker letters and always have a bunch to choose from.
So now the bottom right corner needed something.... so THIS happened.
I repeated the hexagon and used some diecut bits, inked all the edges and I also layered the patterned strip that comes on all the SC paper now. I have quite a collection of these!
I journaled a little and I am done!! WOOTWOOT!!! I have busted into the kit and justified my purchase!
Here is my finished creation:
Thanks for checking out my process today!