Welcome to this week’s 4 Play challenge! With the 4th of July celebrations just wrapping up, you may have lots of photos of fireworks, parades, BBQs, and parties just waiting to be scrapped. Well here’s an opportunity to scrap those photos! If this is your first visit with us, 4 Play is a weekly post where we feature 4 kits (3 $1 kits and 1 free!) and 4 Decorators who create projects with these kits for inspiration.
Here are the picks for this week:
And here’s some inspiration using these kits:
Anna says, “When I saw the name of the Audrey’s kit – She Is I knew immediately that this layout would be about my little niece. I chose flowery papers then and girly and flowery elements from all the kits and put everything on white canvases of the Agnes’s linen paper. When I dragged the frames on my page it was automatically put in the middle I really like the design so I decided to arrange most of my other elements around it in the centre to make it a focal point. Final touch was adding a date frame.”
Celeste says, “I was drawn to the word art in the She Is kit and decided to scrap a girl page. I used Agnes’ linen cardstock as the base of my page. I recolored it slightly using Color Overlay and selected a turquoise color from Sarah’s papers. I also used a stack of Agnes’s paper to mat my photo. As always, my love for patterned paper is evident. I tried to use many of Sarah’s County Fair papers, yet avoided a busy look by selecting a lot of smaller scale papers. I wanted to use Shannon’s date kit in a different way. I took the number word art and clipped some patterned paper to it. I also used her month boxes. I cut out the June from one of the kraft papers in her kit. This was just a fabulous mix of products to play with!”
Liz says, “Audrey’s word art provided just the right beginning and ending for this story to be told. The texture on Agi’s linen papers is just gorgeous — I loved how the darker pp grounded the frames. Sara’s papers are the surprise find of this combination and could be used for girly lo’s, or carnival lo’s, or anything in between. I used the difference blending mode on Shannon’s brush stamps to allow the date to blend into that cool, textured base, and loved the effect. The embellishments were the most fun of all, between the ric rac, the funky stitching and the tags, there was a lot of variety to add depth to the lo. Fun kits to put together!”
“For my layout, I extracted patterns from Sara’s papers to create epoxy accents. I also extracted stars from one of her papers to use on Audrey’s banner and masked them with another paper and Audrey’s chevron tag. With Shannon’s kit, I selected certain letters to create words on the labels and masked with her kraft paper for the title and over one of Audrey’s tags. I used Audrey’s layered frames with photos and papers and Agnes’ linens for matting and my base.”
Don’t forget that today only (ends Monday at midnight PST), you can get each of these kits for only a dollar, and one is even FREE! So go grab them, and then play along. Upload a layout using these four kits to the DHD gallery by next Sunday, then come back here and post a link to it. Not only will you learn to stretch your kits, but you could win a gift certificate to DHD!
**Congratulations to Kate for winning a DHD gift certificate for last weeks 4 Play challenge for her layout Freezerator!**