Hopefully you've reached me via Leslie and her blue box here and next up on the hop you need to go along to Tina here who always has fabulously large kits! And of course, you have to check out our wonderful Guest Designer Doreen at the beginning of the hop - excited to have her on board with us this month! In fact, just make sure you hop along to everyone so that you don't miss out on any of the gorgeous kits this month. We are surely still celebrating summer with our creations! (Full blog hop list at the end of this post.)
Master Forger Cindy picked out our kit for August and decided on the gorgeous Twinkling of the Tea from Cocoa Daisy July 2018 kits. I particularly loved the colour scheme with the yellows, oranges and greens and the overall fresh feel of the products. So pretty. Here it is:
Now, even though I loved those colours, I knew I would have a bit of a problem matching a lot of the elements of the kit because I don't have much of those three main shades in my own stash. So I looked at the core ideas that jumped out at me when I looked at the selection: spots, floral, woodgrain, hexagons, words, fresh and summery.
And then I picked out papers that sort of matched the feel of each piece of paper followed by embellishments and alphas that were inspired by the original. We are hot hot hot over here in Europe right now so it seemed appropriate to call my kit, "Heatwave"!
Here you can see that I matched up the floral, a small red print, woodgrain (reinterpreted), yellow print, wordy design, geometric, large spots and a paper that featured green (more aqua in my kit). I also added in two hexagonal designs - more on that later.
Then I added in embellishments - black alpha, black words, grey small letter stickers, black clips, hexagonal chipboard pieces, black and white ribbon and die cuts.
Of course, I added in more items because I need the variety and I just went with things that caught my eye as I moved around my scrap space.
My selection of die cuts consist of a whole mixed handful that I found as I rummaged around in my die cut container. There's no real theme running through them - I just picked out golds, words, brights and florals that I liked.
At the last minute, I grabbed a whole back of leaf/flower/butterfly die cuts and added them in too. They are all new and I hope I'm inspired to use some up!
Thanks so much for dropping by and here's the full list so that you don't miss any of the inspiration.