Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Frosted Designs Guest Designer...seeing deeper into a kit...

Hello!  Here again for another guest post for Frosted Designs!  I am doing a giveaway of the November kit going on until Nov. 11th which you can read all about HERE.

Whenever I get a kit, I try to challenge myself to make my projects look completely different from the first impression you get by looking at the kit.  At first glance of the November kit, it looks very, doilies, of course I thought to myself: "Let's make a boy page out of this!"  And so it began...

To try to make a more boy page, I pulled some papers that had the obvious blues and aquas in them.  The Pink Paislee color wash paper with the stars die cut out was where I started, and then I pulled in the navy paper from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line.  How perfect is it that the text on the navy paper says "I Love you to the stars and back" and the Pink Paislee paper has stars on it?!  Awesome!

I backed the stars with the yellowish green paper from Glitz Designs. I used a large color wash tag that says "Love This" and toned it down a bit with a wash of a cream colored mist.  Then I used some bright orange and red gelattos and just painted them on a piece of white scrap paper and put it behind the "Love This" to give some nice, bright color to the page.

I layered a few of the other bits from the Crate Paper die cuts and the Pink Paislee sentiment stickers and voila!

So after I finished that page, I was looking at the pile of things I had left on my table, and I noticed there was a lot of green/blues tones.  Green happens to be my favorite color, and I thought to myself, can I DO a monochromatic layout?  I don't do them that often.  I thought about this fall photo I had and how bright and yellow the tree was and I thought that having a monochromatic page would really make the colors in the photo stand out.

I began my mixing some green mist with gesso and dabbing it through a stencil.  Then I took a grey mist and made circles with the wand.  I punched a few leaves from the piece of patterned paper that looks like a paint chip from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes line, and I layered them from darkest on the bottom to lightest on the top of the page.

I layered some greenish papers and added some black and white neutral bits here and there with a few touches of gold. For my title, I really love the look of hand script, whether it be die cut, or hand drawn like I did with a sharpie.

I want to thank you again for having me as a guest designer!  I really enjoyed working with this kit and really stretched myself creatively!

Stay Scrappy my friends!


Colleen said...

Great job Audrey and I can't believe how big your kids are now.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous layouts! Loving the stencil on that second one especially!

Barb Craft said...

Wow!! I love the diversity of projects you created with this kit!! You rocked the girly one the other day and now you totally knocked it out of the park with these two!! LOVE the inspiration! Thank you again for guest designing for us! We loved having you!

barb :)

antenucci said...

I really love your morning layout!!!

Ann said...

I left you some loving' at Frosted Designs, but I'll tell you here too, that I love that you challenge yourself when you open a kit, and don't go the easy way (i.e. taking a girly kit and creating something else with it). I especially adore the fall layout and the techniques you used on it, along with your handwritten title.
- Ann Jobes