October 5, 2012

Studio Calico - September Kit

Last month I received my first Studio Calico kit. I had been looking for a kit club for a while and had heard a lot of good stuff about the kit so I bit the bullet. When I received my box I was so excited to open it! When I did though I was a little disappointed. There was a great variety of items in the kit, but not really in the style/ colors that I tend to be drawn to. I decided that I was going to use every bit of the kit and try something new. I am so glad that I did! While these are not all my favorite layouts, I got to use product that I would not otherwise have seen/ purchased and am really happy with the results! 

I really have been scrapping the past month, just not posting. So here they are. All of the layouts from my first Studio Calico kit. I stayed mostly with kit products for these layouts, and only had 1 sheet of cardstock and some scraps of PP left when I was done. I just left the box on my table and worked out of it whenever I sat down to do a layout. 

For "Keeping Sira Busy" I was lifting a page that had text printed in clouds on the PP background. I used the chevron side of the PP and die cut a cloud mask from printer paper using my Papertrey Ink Cloud die. Then I stamped with Papertrey Ink's Text Type stamp set through the mask making my version of the text clouds. I love how this turned out! I also used the branding strips from the PP to make the anchor strip on the bottom, as well as my off cuts from trimming down the PP for the layouts.

For "Us" I liked the Polaroid in the PP, but did not like how flat it was. So I cut out the Polaroid, added some PP and Washi Tape (from my stash) underneath and then popped the Polaroid with my photo added up on. I sprayed some Mister Huey clear shimmery mist (cant remember the actual name) through a mask that I had made with my Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagon die for a previous project. When I set the mask down on a scrap piece of paper on the sprayed side I noticed the negative image from the paint/ mist from previous projects so I just randomly placed it on the layout as well. The grungy messy style is not my usual style at all, but I really like how this one turned out!

The next 2 pages are the ones that are not my favorite. I was "lifting" other layouts for a Scrap Happy challenge and felt like it hampered my creativity a little. This surprised me since I usually have no problems starting with inspiration!

The last 2 layouts made using the kit went much smoother. For "Family is Love" I used the packaging from the mistable arrows (brown square in the middle) and the Amy Tangerine letters (orange grid) as my starting point. The yellow washi tape and letter stickers (Thickers) are from my stash. 

"Trimming the Tree" was pretty simple. I started with Shimelle's starting point and this simple layout came together pretty quickly, which is good since it was a busy day with Dance classes and Swim lessons!

Not bad! For $30 I made 6 layouts, and have quite a few embellishments left to add to my stash. I just received October's box yesterday and am excited to get started!