I know… I know. One day I’m going through scraps, and the next I’m back to the Kill a Kit. One word pretty much sums up my scrapping attention span. Squirrel! The truth is, I get bored if I stick with one thing too long.
I’m going to go back and forth between these two projects. There is enough variety between the two to keep me interested for a while. Really, the kill a kit will be a pretty quick process. I had already used up some of the papers, so I won’t get a ton of layouts. The scrap busting project allows me to make both layouts and cards. The colors will vary, so it will keep it feeling pretty fresh.
For this layout, I chose my picture first. I did have that bright pink in the Here & Now line in the back of my head when I went through my photos. The pink in this cutie’s shirt was a good match. From there I went with the stripe paper, drawing my color choices from it. The yellow, teal, and green helped me keep a bright tone.
As I put my layers together, I felt like it needed something more. It turns out that the pink cardstock was hanging out in my scraps. (See, I did fit some scraps into this!) By adding it to the left of my layers, the page felt a bit more balanced to me.
Since there is quite a number of colors in this page, I had a wide range of embellishments to choose from in my collection. Again, I did pull stickers from this collection. However I also found die cuts, velum shapes, and stickers from my stash as well.
Though I really like how this turned out, I do regret one thing. I just don’t have a steady enough hand when it comes to outlining the papers in black. It looks so good when other people do it. I can’t seem to get it right. Still, it does help set the papers apart.
My favorite part of this layout is the funky borders in all different designs. I have zigzags as well as 2 different scallops. For some reason, I feel like the variety of shapes and colors actually pulls the piece together. Maybe it just reflects my personality. I am a little “quirky” as my husband describes me.