Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Kraft + July Challenge

Wow, I can't believe it is a July challenge already. This year is disappearing way too fast. Crazy talk, next we will be doing Christmas challenges!

Anyhoo, now I am over that shock, I am here to share my entry for the current Kraft + challenge which is this:

Pretty easy really, yellow paint, kraft base and inspiration from the photo. Given that I am crushing on yellow at the moment this challenge was a no brainer to do! This is what I came up with:

The start for this page came with the pictures, what better than sunflowers for a page with yellow! These show the sunflowers that my boy grew as part of a school project.

Then the paint. I used a flower Prima mask and scraped some yellow paint through to finish with a nice gentle raised texture. I really love how this stencil looks, and who said you can't have flowers on a boys page?!

The rest of my inspiration was from the layered/stacked look of the items in the photo. So I tried to create my own layered/stacked look with the photos and embellishments.

I used a white Charms Creations mini heavenly heart to replicate the white outline heart in the photo too, and the splash of white is just what the page needed.

Some of my bits and pieces, like the good stuff tag, I coloured with distress stains and distress inks to blend in with the yellow theme.

Loving the texture of the paint through the stencil. Might be using this technique some more!


And last of all a close up of the layered elements. Have to say I am really pleased with how this one came together! Thanks for a great challenge Sandra!

Katie x


Lizzy Hill said...

This looks amazing....LOOOVE the paint and the cluster around the photos....& the title! Perfect! My other fave bit is that big heart....really lovely balance with the page. So happy you joined us this month for K+:) Thank you!!!

Paula said...

Haha I'm really struggling with the whole July thing too, this year is going all too fast! I absolutely adore your layout! From that brilliant background, the layering of photos, to those tags & beautiful. Thanks for joining us over @ Kraft+ this month :)

sandra said...

Always love your work Katie.. and this one is no exception!
perfect in every way.. another fan of that heart.. and swoon at the background x
thank you for playing along with K+ xx

Belinda said...

Super pretty layout Katie!! Thanks so much for playing along this month. :-)

Trudi Harrison said...

WOW Katie! Such a fabulous take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Kraft+

Chantalle said...

Bursting with sunshine - happiness on a page! Thanks so much for joining us at K+!