Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shine - Guest designing for Crazy Monday Kits

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This month I have been lucky enough to be asked by the lovely Annelie Maddock to guest design for 'Crazy Monday' kits. The August kit 'Stars & words & Things' is just amazing to create with - overflowing with all my favourite manufacturers - Crate Paper, Studio Calico, American Craft to name but a few.
Here is my first page:
I fell in love with the background paper as soon as I opened up the box. Usually I go for white card stock backgrounds but this time I was inspired to try something a little different. 
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Because the paper is so bold and bright I needed a close-focus, eye-catching photo to take centre stage. I also felt that the paper needed some black (stamping and inking) to add depth and draw more attention to the photo. A little black is often all that is needed to ‘liven up’ a ‘flat’ page.
I matted my photo on grey card stock that I ran through my paper crimper to give it a ‘corrugated’ look and to further lift up and separate my photo from the page. I layered all my favourite papers from the kit underneath my photo and added die-cuts and tags from the awesome Crate Paper ‘ephemera’ pack (my absolute favourite part of the kit).
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I used the word ‘Shine’ from the Studio Calico wood veneer pack as my title. I was planning to paint it but when I laid it on my page I loved the look of the ‘raw’ chipboard and settled on leaving it natural.
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A couple of buttons and a few lengths of bakers twine to thread through my tags and the page was finished.
Thanks for looking at my page today. I hope that I have managed to inspire you a little – have a great day and do check out Annelie's 'Crazy Monday' blog here.


Lizzyc said...

Fabulous layout, love all the embellies and the back ground paper makes the whole page eye catching!

Lizzy Hill said...

Congratulations! I just found her kits...they look REALLY've done an awesome job with that fabby pp on the bg...& the raw chippy looks great:):)

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