Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Quirky Memory with the July WIP Kit

Here is my second page using the elements from the July Work in Progress main kit and project kit (the project kit is sold out, but the main kit is still available). The colors were so fun in this kit that I had to make a playful childhood memory page. And this one is quirky! I had a kind of long story to tell, which is a challenge to squeeze onto an 8 x 8 page, but I didn't want my journaling to be hidden for this one because it's the story that's the star of this page. I chose a random picture of mini-me to be in a supporting role.


Here are some details.  How fantastic are these butterflies! Love the dimension and that they're translucent and vivid at the same time. Plus they're just the right size--not too big for my 8 x 8 pages. They're made by Recollections. I must get some more of these.


These fun clouds and kites were cut out of one of the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers. I outlined them with black pen to add a little extra interest to them and then added a button and two periods from the chipboard letter set I used to the kit centers.

My "extra" that I added the next day when I gave my page a second glance before photographing was the Magic Mesh. I still have a whole drawer of that stuff. I wonder if you can still buy it? I'll be sad when I run out if it's no longer available!


Those orange pearls that came in the kit were just the perfect size to fit inside the green polka dot paper.


Trish included these cool number tags in the kit. They were originally kraft, but I wanted mine to be a different color to tie in with the bright papers I was using, so I painted it with some Making Memories paint. For my random childhood memory pages, I always like to include a "Random No." and this tag was the perfect thing for this! The tag was actually much longer, so I chopped it in half to fit on my small page and then disguised the cut with some of the zig-zag paper. How fun is that orange hemp cord. It also came in the kit on a card with four different colors.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to read about my layout!


6 comments:

Lynn said...

I love this! So bright and colorful and fun fun fun!!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

It turned out FABULOUS! Love it all, your details are just perfect

AnilĂș Magloire said...

Great colors! I love those kites :-)

Heather Jacob said...

Debbi, Debbi, Debbi, love it ... your style is to die for .... awesome stuff... just adore the way you have all the elements to draw the ye across the page ... fantastic work .. hugz x

BabyBokChoy said...

All that wire playing didn't turn you into an electrician? though you could say that it helps today with the ribbons, the floss, the baker's twines, and what nots, right? :) I quite ADORE how you use the number 5 tag, beautiful work Debbi!! Such sophistication with all the matting and machine stitching!!

Fi said...

Gorgeous layout Debbi and what an adorable photo, love the journalling. It would be so great to sit down and actually physically look and read your pages.

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