It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for our 4 play challenge. Do you remember how to play? Create a layout using 4 kits by our wonderful designers chosen by me (today only they’re available at a very special price). Then upload it to our gallery and come back here to link it up in the comments. This will give you a chance to win a DHD gift certificate.
Here are this week’s picks:
I knew when I found Erica’s kit that I wanted to use one of her alphas as a scallop edge, from there I started adding Robyn’s elements. I cut out the bracket shape from one of Sara’s papers and made sure to blend the paint splatter into the texture of Karen’s solid paper. I used a second of Erica’s alphas to supplement my title, and then used a brush to create a stitched look.
Here’s my layout:
And now some gorgeous pages by DHD decorators:
At first glance at this week’s 4Play kits, you might be thinking…4th of July but I saw the pinks in Robin’s elements and knew that I wanted to play with a different idea. I found this picture of a pink Vday cake that I made and used the pink elements to play on that color. Then I accented with the blues and reds with paper and elements and put it all on a neutral background. Love the little pendants and stars. Such a fun challenge!
p.s. i really needed some stitching to finish this off with the banner so I hope it’s okay that I added some Agnes Brio – En Route stitches…
Jennifer showed another holiday:
I loved Karen’s solids and Sara’s bright vivid colored papers, and used some of them as blocks of color under text and as a pop of color. I added in some elements from Robyn’s kit (the stars) as extras for visual interest and to break up the squares a bit. Erica’s letters were perfect for several titles, and I love how the white of the titles looks against the bright colors. The kits themselves are not labeled as Christmas kits, but they went perfectly with my Thanksgiving pictures (which I always seem to match up with Christmasy papers and embellies!)
I love how Aria used the themed kit to represent a different freedom:
For this layout, I decided to use November’s blueprint challenge as the basic design. I loved using Karen’s papers to give this layout a solid background and Sara’s patterned papers were fun to integrate in the paper strips on the left hand side. The elements in Robyn’s kit went perfectly with the kraft colored paper from Karen’s packet and I used a lot of Robyn’s elements in layering behind the photos. Erica’s alphabet is so versatile, it goes with just about anything and I thought it worked really well for my title work. These were such fun kits to work with!
I love the idea of using kits for other holidays than they were designed for, it really opens up the possibilities and you can get a lot of bang for your buck! I’d love to see what you create, don’t forget to come back and link up your layout for a chance to win a DHD gift certificate.
Congratulations to Beatrice for her Layout: 1983 she is the winner from last weeks post.