Time for the Design Team to make their reveal with the May Kit-Destinations!!! I must admit I think my brain has been in the Art Deco/ Jazz Age mode this past week. I have been reading the Great Gatsby, watched an Art Deco Architecture Documentary, and spent some down time gazing at Art Deco/ Jazz Age Ads, so when I got this kit all my brain could think about was that age and all the lines and shapes, so I think you will find it reflected in my work. I even chose Old Hollywood photos!! I just love the glamour of that era!!
This is the sketch that came with the kit this month. It was created by the lovely and oh so talented Suepup. I loved the sketch, and just gave it a 90 degree clock wise turn, and got to work. I loved the blues, blacks and greys in this kit, and the theme I had in my mind seemed to suit this old photo of Paul Newman so well that I just had to use it ;)
I used lots of layers of the kit papers, doing lots of fussy cutting, paper rolling, and layering.
I used some of the rub ons from the kit and applied them to some of the blue chevron pattern paper to add pops of blue to my mostly black, gray, and cream layout.
Here you can see were I took some of the map paper, misted it with the Lindys Mist from the color add on, then rolled it up and tied it with hemp rope and created a tag from the Tim Holtz metal tags in the Embellishment Add On. The tag with the star was an upcycle from a Converse shirt I bought at Target, and the little hot air balloon was another TH rubon done on the blue chevron paper. The gear is a piece of stash chipboard that I metal embossed, and the journaling "Not all who wander are lost" was another piece that I fussy cut out, then misted with the blue Lindy's Mist and then added some of the Tim Holtz star rub ons to.
I just love how the paper rolling looks layered dimensionally over the Chevron pattern that I fussy cut out of some of the kit paper.
This next layout was so much fun! I just loved this photo when I saw it on Pinterest, and it just looked so perfect with the Art Deco look of the combined prints of the papers and super glamorous Luxe Circles from the Embellishment Add On.
I combined papers from the kit and paper add on in a framed look, and then cut the Luxe Circles down to size to fit behind my photo.
I fussy cut one of the Carta Bella Journal cards to create the top journaling, adding a little heart gem for some bling, and then added one of the Carta Bella Layered stickers from the kit below it. I just loved the polka dots on the sticker and decided to add in some sheer polka dot ribbon from my stash and some Polka Dots And Bling Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop. The flowers were from the Flora & Fauna Add on, and I added some of the Red ZVA bling from the kit to the circle background, and topped my layout with the gorgeous Craftysprinkles hand crafted pin.
At the bottom corner I created an oversized flower arrangement by taking one of the patterned flowers and topping it with a past kit piece, and then arranging some of the flowers from the Flora & Fauna, banners from the kit, and some past kit flowers, stash tulle and ribbon into a multi patterned, multi color collage.
Here you can see the dimension of the layers on my layout.
Now, I would like to introduce you to a new segment that I will be doing over in the Scraps Of Darkness / Scraps Of Elegance Forums called "Make It In Minutes".
As a busy woman, who is constantly on the go, I can sympathize with those of you who say," I just don't have enough time to do all the things that I love! " But, I also know how important doing something creative and for yourself is to your overall mental health. It is so important that we take a few minutes here and there to do the things that we love. That is why I am going to try to do a segment with either the Scraps Of Darkness or the Scraps Of Elegance (both if time permits) to show you how you can "Make It In Minutes." It will show a project that can be put together in about 15 to 20 minutes, using the kit and one other add on, so that it is also budget conscience.
For the first segment, I will be showing you how to make the following, glamour look card that is perfect for giving by itself or with any present, and for any occasion to one of those "Glamorous" women in your life.
I hope you will join me!!
Thank you for stopping by for my reveal, and I hope you find the time this weekend to create something beautiful for yourself!! Hugs, ~Renea