Hi Everybody! I’m excited to be bringing you another edition of the DHD 4 Play. As I was picking the kits I found myself drawn to orange – it is such a happy color and our designers gave me some fun kits to pick from. I’ve been wanting to use Tiffany’s kit, so I was excited that Deena’s great paper kit coordinated so well. I love masks and was excited to use Celeste’s tape masks to customize tape pieces. I love Lori’s masking shapes, they work great for all kinds of things. I hope you can play along with us this week!
Here are the kits:
Our first layout is from Celeste Smith.
Celeste shares: ”Mandi chose the perfect mix of kits! I used Lori’s Masking Shapes to create a rounded corner background for the main part of may page. Then used the solids in Tiffany’s kit as a mat for my page. Deena’s paper pack has such a great assortment of colors for each piece it was hard to choose how to fill my paper blocks! I couldn’t find any dinosaur photos, but decided to use the more generic parts of the element pack to embellish my page. I finished off the photo with a piece of Deena’s paper clipped to Celeste’s masking tape masks.”
Our second is Jen Flaherty:
Jen says, “When I first signed up for this challenge, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, because I didn’t have any dinosaur pictures. But once I went through the Woodsong paper pack, I was inspired by that theme instead. Lori’s masks made easy work of creating clipping shapes that I would usually do in several steps. And Celeste’s tape and the elements in the Baby Dinosaur kit are so versatile, the layout actually came together really quickly.”
Next we have Aria Andrus:
Aria shared, “It was so much fun to work with the kits Mandi chose. I’m always looking for fun papers and elements to use on little boy pages and this was perfect for me since our son absolutely loves dinosaurs. Lori’s masks and Celeste’s tape are great elements to add to any page. I love clipping and reclipping different papers to the masks to find just the right paper to blend with the layout. The colors of the papers all worked so well together and there were so many fun dinosaur related elements that I tried to limit myself to not overburden the page.”
We also have a page from Liz Jutila:
Liz added, “Tiffany’s dino kit is packed with a surprising number of embellishments! I had such fun excavating through her kit (that’s a pun, get it?!) to find just the right dino accessories to tell my story. This is a rare example of a real conversation with one of my granddaughters, so I wanted to get in every word. Lori’s mask gave me a nice, big area to house photos, embellishments and text too. Celeste’s tape is the big bonus of this week’s 4play — these are incredibly versatile. Try different blending modes with these tape embellishments. Deena never disappoints with her whimsical pp’s, and she made it easy to give this lo just the right tone.”
Last, we have mine:
I loved the colors in these kits! I used Deena’s papers to clip to Celeste’s tape brushes and Tiffany’s star mists. Lori’s mask worked perfectly as both a photo mask and a frame mask. The baby dinos in Tiffany’s kit were the perfect addition to my page about how BIG my little boy is getting!!
I hope you are inspired to 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 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!
There were so many AMAZING layouts submitted last week! Thanks for playing! Congratulations to Judy in SD the winner of last week’s 4 Play Challenge!