Friday, December 27, 2013

reveal day // studio calico january kit

It's here! Studio Calico's January kit Copper Mountain is live and full of awesome.
The main this month is my favorite. I realize this is my first month on the team, so really, how could it not be my fave, but it's going to be hard to top this kit in my opinion. Wood grain, navy & green, labels, two vellum alphas, lots of embellishments & that stamp set! A fave for sure.
These first two layouts are main kit only. I only added vellum. I like how they are very different projects, but come from the same set of supplies.
The exclusive wood veneer bubble piece in the main kit has so much potential. On this layout , I painted it white and filled in some circles with vellum, some with embellishments and a few with patterned paper. I think the pairing of the bubbles with the tub photo was meant to be. The circles on the bottom mimic that bubble theme. The story behind this photo: little boys laughing it up in the bathtub. I sneak and see that they have been playing with a bath crayon, drawing mean faces and working on division. Ha! Then Aven draws an arrow on Paxton's back pointing to his bum with the word "butt' above it and they seriously laughed for about 5 straight minutes. Boys.
This layout just says "winter" to me, which is exactly what it is about. I love snow and we don't live in an area that always receives that much. We had a beautiful, first snow here at the beginning of December and I sat in my scrap room looking out the door thinking...this is so peaceful and perfect. It's so still when it snows. I added watercolor dripping on the white cardstock and typed my journaling on the vellum before laying it over the cut out paper feathers. I wanted the layout to retain that peaceful, still it possible for layout to do that?, but I also wanted to focus a bit on that dreamcatcher that was in the photo. I'll have a whole post on the making of that mini dreamcatcher tomorrow :)

*using Copper Mountain (main), Fremont Glades and Slingshot (add on kits) 
This photographed a kinda greenish striped background, but is more neutral in real life. Again with the woodgrain. I can't stop myself. I punched some woodgrain snowflakes with sequin centers and placed them like they were falling with a few yellow triangles to match the yellow in other parts of the layout. The boys wanted me to play in the snow with them and you know how it have 96365234 other things that need to get done, but on this day I decided the dishes can wait. So we played in the snow and then came in for hot cocoa and you know what? The dishes were still there :)  I used a couple die cut files from this month, the heart & blessed quote. I loved that die cut file this month. It was perfect for how I was feeling about remembering this moment. My cut didn't come clean and while that might stress some people out, I loved the look and left it.
 I love scrapping a mix of sizes. I took a cue from P's green coat to incorporate some of the green accents with the rub ons and printables. That tag (which I think is screen printed) oh, man. I wish I had multiples. I wanted to hoard it. But I didn't :) We went adventuring on this day to what the boys call icicle cave. I thought it was appropriate to add a piece of the map paper with the north pole on this one.
I made this layout last, in record time. I just had too many awesome embellishments to not use and I wanted a fun way to throw several of them in. I think an embellishment frame like this is a great way to use up bits and pieces you might have leftover from a kit. I'm sure I'll do it again sometime. It's just too easy and fun. I kept it from going too far in to crazy town by limited the colors I used. (Although I do love a trip to crazy town now and again. ;)) I added in a bit of white Mister Huey. I already had this photo printed in black & white and loved how it looked paired with these colors. Little bro is curled up by big brother while he teaches him how to read. I was hoping it might be a lightbulb moment for him. Ok. That was cheesy. But I do think the lightbulbs work with this.
If you aren't a layout maker, check out this month's card and Project Life kits. Just as awesome. This month there are two Project Life add on kits, Storm King (cutest stamp set) & Union Meadows (love the alpha rub on) as well as a super cute valentine card set. In my cart this month will be the Project Life kit for myself as I contemplate how to approach that project in 2014, a couple of handbooks, and the scripture cards (love these!).
Remember: if you are a subscriber these links will work for you. Yay! If not, you can still purchase, but not until midnight EST when the links are live. Can't wait to see what you all create with Copper Mountain!

1 comment:

  1. You layouts look wonderful! Can't wait to get this kit in the mail.


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