It’s reveal day! SC’s July kit, Penny Arcade is live and you are going to love everything! I worked with just the scrapbooking kits this month, but I’m really coveting Funnel Cake (for that stamp + the die…awesome!), the Fourth of July PL card set (oh my, this one is adorable!), and Awesome Craft Die and Stamp set (could see using this one again and again). So please…leave me one at reveal, ok? 😉
Anyways, here are my pages for the month. Some kits really make me work to put a page together, but honestly, this kit made it easy. Everything seemed to work perfectly together. I love when that happens!
The Sky’s The Limit: Some of the colors in the main kit are a little on the girly side, but still worked well for this page about my two boys. Adding the woodgrain as the background and playing up the stars helped make it more masculine. The stamp in the main kit worked perfectly for a title and I was able to get a fading effect with the stamp by fulling inking it once (with Clean Slate), stamping, inking it lightly, stamping again, and then continuing to stamp without inking. It’s very cool that the Color Theory inks allow you to do “generational stamping” like that to achieve a ombre or fading effect.
The Pfunky Griddle: I didn’t forget to spell check that! It’s the name of a DIY pancake flipping restaurant in the Nashville area. Super fun for kid especially! I hand stitched part of my title, adding in extra loops in some of the letters so that I could fill them in with some paint afterwards. Also used one of Marcy’s great printable labels.
Boy + Dog: The chipboard diamonds (from Spun Sugar) with the gold accents pretty much were the deciding factor in the color scheme and design of this page. I just loved them so much I built the page around them! Added the stitching to make an “0x” kind of design and then some details at the bottom and it was done.
Meet Me in the Sunshine: I traced this cute sun digital stamp and used it as a cut file here, adding a sweet smiley face to finish it off. The doilies layered were a perfect photo mat for my circle cropped photo and the stamped sentiment from Spun Sugar was a great caption. To get a two toned effect to the stamped phrase, I inked lightly with both Sunny Day and Orange County. The banner was made by trimming down some of the chipboard diamonds into triangles.