If you've arrived here directly, I recommend you go back to the beginning of the hop over at the CKC site (here) so you don't miss out on any of the fun and inspiration. If you are here via the delightful fellow Brit Jemma (here) then you are on the right track and I'm glad you've stopped by. Leave me a message to let me know you were here and then go off and make up your kit!
This month's GD is Katie Scott which makes us all happy. Be sure to go and say hello to her too!
Our inspiration kit this month is by Gossamer Blue and it's gorgeous! I know I say this every month but really, this month it's really lovely and I was lucky enough to have one of the original papers in my stash which added to its appeal for me.
I loved the fact that it's so bright and colourful and it was time for me to make something a bit more along those lines. So I went for it including the name. This is a kit I'm going to love using!
As usual, I started with cardstock, picking out some colours and some neutrals. When I'm scrapping without a kit, I tend to only use neutrals so each month I challenge myself to try and work through some of the colours I have in my stash! They don't seem to be going down at all!
Then I started with the one sheet I had - the EP - and built up around that, picking out some colours which seemed to match the original as well as some with the same design feel. The multi-coloured stripes just shouted out to be included. I'm happy that I have a good mix of new and old in here as always.
Then I worked on the alphas and embellies, matching the items like for like pretty much and then adding in a few more for good measure. Again, I tried to keep the light, bright colours and added in some older items along with some brand new. I love that mix of ones and shapes and textures. Just what I needed after the muted colours of the last months (which I've loved too of course).
This kit is a little bigger than I've been making recently as the rest of my stash is now safely in boxes and this kit, along with the leftovers from the last few, are going to keep me going until I'm unpacked and settled back in to our new home. I think this will make me really happy.
So, next up is the very creative, inventive and all round talented Libeeti and here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.
Guest Designer: Katie Scott http://kissandtellscrapbooking.typepad.com/
Libeeti http://creationswithlove-li-bee-ti.blogspot.com <--- go here nextMargie http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create with this month's kit.