Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout I created, inspired by the HKC sketch. I encourage you to play along and add your layout to the sketch Friday post on the Hip Kit Club Group FB page for a chance to win a $10 GC.
Here is the layout that I created, using the sketch for inspiration:
Here is this week’s sketch:
I was also challenged to add stitching to my project, which is one of my favorite ways to add texture to my layouts. Since I was challenged to add stitching, I wanted to step it up a little bit. I hand cut a tag from white cardstock, and I used the scalloped stitch on my sewing machine, along with the straight stitch, to add some fun texture and interest. I also added a few hand stitched Xs.
I decided to create a tag/flag banner like the sketch. I cut out tags from a few of the pink pattern papers in the Main kit. I also looked through the embellishments to find more items to turn into tags, like a couple of the Heidi Swapp ephemera, and I found a few tags as well.
Since there was quite a few animals in these kits, I thought it would be perfect to make a Zoo layout. I love the birds in the Maggie Holmes chipboard sticker sheet, as well as the butterfly pattern paper from Maggie Homes. There were a few animals in the Heidi Swapp ephemera also, like the tiger and the Llama.
Next, I tried to balance the layout, especially through color. Once I put the blue butterfly on the bottom right, I added blue to the top of the banner on the left. Since I had the bright colored striped tag on the right, I added embellishments in matching colors to the left.
For my title, I chose one of the Maggie Holmes epoxy phrase stickers. It’s so easy to have a title ready to go, and I love the font!
I really love how my layout turned out, and I’m so glad that I had the sketch for inspiration. Don’t forget to check out these kits, as well as the April 2019 kits on the Hip Kit Club website.