Welcome to this week’s 4 Play challenge! It’s summer time here in the country and boy is it ever hot! My mind is preoccupied right now with lots of baby stuff so of course I went and found colors that would work for baby layouts. But, I wanted everyone else to be able to play along too so I made sure that the colors could work for summer, country layouts and then I mixed in some funky elements like Robyn’s cut-it-out shapes and Karla’s cool frames. I can’t wait for you all to play along!
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:
The decorators did an amazing job this week with the kits! Here’s their inspiration:
Sarah says, “This was a really fun group of kits to play with- I was immediately drawn to Gennifer’s leather blotter paper. I wanted it to look a bit more aged so I added one of the overlays and changed the blend mode until I liked the result. Then I decided I wanted my page to look like it was “in the works” so I clustered strips of papers cut with Robyn’s templates and some elements from Gennifer’s kit. Finally I knew I wanted to showcase a series of photos, Karla’s frame was perfect for getting a lot of photos on the page and keeping the look neat. I added another overlay on my photos to give them a more aged appearance and used one of Karla’s brushes to add to my journaling. Now if only my desk could look this neat in real life!”
Rachel says, “As soon as I saw the selected kits, I knew exactly what I wanted to scrap – a tea party my kids went to. Karla’s frames were easily layered together so that I could have the desired amount of pictures spots I wanted. Gen’s kit set the tone with the soft colors and beautiful vintage feel. Robyn’s hand cut elements were then used to create several embellishments with paper and to distribute the colors around. All of that was grounded by Celeste’s overlays, layered in the back with a lower opacity to give a hint of color in the background.”
Tiffany says, “I loved the colors in this week’s kit selections. The antique feel lent itself well to creating a page of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. I admit I did play a bit with the photo to give it a little of a antique look and to tone down the purple stripes in my SIL’s shirt. The word strip and tags helped to describe the amazing accomplishment it is in our day to even have a 50th wedding anniversary. If the overall design of the page is a bit familiar, it may be because I decided to use this month’s scraplift challenge as inspiration. It isn’t too late to join the challenge.”
“Like I said, I have baby on the brain! I knew a long time ago when I saw Gen’s Summer Girl kit that I would have to use it someday for baby layouts. I never scrap with a patterned background but it is a look that I love! I softened it up with some of Celeste’s overlays and I just amped them up a bit by copying and pasting a few times to make them show up a little more. I used Robyn’s cut it out shapes to get more of that beautiful patterned paper in there and lastly I used a double frame of Karla’s to show case the pictures on my layout. All the frilly flowers, pearls and butterflies finished off the page and gave it a pretty, feminine feel.”
I loved mixing this kits together and I hope that you will play along this week! 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!