Friday, October 25, 2013

"Just Because" kit layouts

Happy Friday everyone! 
I've just received my product for the November kits and have been busy getting things organized.  Just waiting on a few bits and we should be ready to roll.
I wanted to share my projects from September's "Just Because" kit. 
I find that the photos of the kit on the website really don't show how vibrant it actually is. 
Against some very neutral colours (black and white), the beautiful reds and greens are so striking.
I used the photos I took on the first day back to school because I felt like they would stand out.
The little border strip along the bottom of the photos is actually the branding strip from one of the Kaisercraft papers.  I love when you can use the "garbage" from your kit for an accent.

I wanted to include some sort of label for the photos without taking away from them. 
I used one of the little file cards from the September "Reflecting" kit
as a template to make some that coordinate with this kit. 
Super simple ... no die cutting machine required.  Just trace with a pencil and cut out.
The mini alphas are from the Simple Stories I Heart Summer Collection
that coordinates with August's "Summer Camp" kit.

I used the Kaisercraft Curiosity Rare patterned papers for my little file cards because I could get a variety of colour and patterns from one sheet of paper. 
Also, the scale of the patterns was smaller and were better suited to a small page accent.

As a companion to the previous page, I created this layout. 
I rarely do double-page spreads.   
But do enjoy when two single-page layouts are created from the same supplies,
such that they present as a single spread.

I did a little stamping on the red cardstock so that it wasn't quite so "flat". 
Just a swirl stamp and some charcoal ink
Nothing over the top.  Just enough to create a bit of interest.
And instead of clipping on the camera accent,
I ended up using a bit of glue so that the entire image would show.

I wanted to fill up the blank space on either side of the title, but didn't want anything too elaborate. 
I punched out some scalloped circles from one of the patterned papers
and topped them with a set of matching gem arrows.
Overall, quite a simple looking layout, but you'll see that there are several layers to it. 
Everything is intended to compliment the photo
without taking any attention away from those grinnin' faces :)

1 comment:

  1. What handsome boys you have! I like the two single page layouts combined to make a "double" too. Great job Tara!