Friday, June 29, 2012

Scrap That! July Kit Reveal "Summer in my Garden"

Has this been a great Hop or what? You should have arrived here from Helen's blog.  By now you have seen the fabulous July kit "Summer in my Garden" ... and seen what our DT has done with all that scrappy goodness. Kaitlyn put together one incredibly awesome kit this month! 

Just in case you got lost along the way, here is the complete list for the Hop:
Sandi Clarkson - http://softsideofsandi.blogspot.com/ you're here! 

Wow!! This kit seriously turned the mojo on full tilt! I had so many ideas flowing that it made it hard to decide what to work on first! So, I had multiple pages going on at once. Let me show you some of what I have done.

"Sunshine"
For this page, I have used the sketch provided by the lovely Amarilys Doria. It made for tons of possibilities. The photo is of my daughter Danielle on a recent vacation. I thought the rust tones of the Organic Lace and Organic Kitchen were perfect for this photo taken of her on the beach. I've used florals from both the main kit (the large green Zva bloom) as well as from the Flower Add-on (the Prima vine and the white fabric Prima blooms.) Everything else is from the kit except the paper doily, some ribbon and my Dusty Attic butterflies which I left untreated to look more natural. I've done lots of distressing as well as used my some of my favorite Martha Stewart punches. I loved the buttons that were in the kit and added my favorite one to my floral cluster strung with a bit of jute. The quote reads "In Summer the Song sings itself."

"Family Trust"
This one is my favorite of all my pages this time! I simply adore the colors in the Organic Herbs and Herbs 2! I just love the mix of aqua, purple, blue and grey. Here I've used some items from the Embellsihment Add-on .. the Prima resin window frame pieces and the Prima Crystal Palace vine. I took the Zva flower from the main kit and Glimmer Misted it to get the dark blue shade. The outer doily effect was achieved with my Tim Holtz alteration die. Love that thing! I inked my white IAMROSES cherry blossoms to make the edges a rosy-pink. Then I tucked in a bit of lace from the kit. From my own stash I did add the white crochet doily, A Dusty Attic flourish and a few small rosebuds. I painted some white Gesso around the edges of the layout for a very cool look. Like I said, a favorite for sure! 

"Organic"
This page was a real labor of love and took a full day to complete. (I love this photo of my mother picking cherries.) I got really artsy with this one and did some spattering of white gesso on the Organic Tree paper, misting with my Prima masks on the Organic Script, treating my chipboard with a tie-die look and made the large paper flowers with the Organic Strawberry papers and my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. Around the edge I've used my MS Cherish punch. Everything on this page is from the Main Kit only. I used the craft sticks as journaling strips and the floral picks (aka green fence posts) were twisted to make curliques for my blooms!  The burlap flower was inked and snipped to give it a petalled look with a button from the kit sewed to the center. I did add in some gauze from my stash. I'll be doing a Build a Page on this layout in mid-July, so there will be close-ups and more details at that time. 

"Kenz"
This is another favorite! Again, I've used the Organic Strawberry and Script paper along with some light and dark purple Bazzill cardstock along with another of the Prima Crystal Palace vines from the Embellishment Add-on. The large green flower is from the Flower Add-on and is a muslin flower that I have Glimmer Misted to this luscious green color with Ivy Green GM. The 3 purple blooms were made from card stock using my Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations dies.  My flourishes were cut using my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die with my Vagabond. Again I've turned to my favorite Martha Stewart punches. For the edges my Wild Flowers punch and in the middle of the page, my Scroll Hearts punch and Floral Vine punch. I've used a paper doily from my stash as well as a few small rosebuds. You can see that my photo was matted with Prima floral packaging. 

That's it from me today. Except for my Secret Word .. July 6th .. guess you'll be wanting that! 

The next and last step on the hop is back to Scrap That!  Hope you had fun! 

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful layouts. They are all very nicely done.

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  2. gorgeous layouts! I absolutely love the first one though! The blue flowers pop against the light brown background!

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  3. Beautiful pages Sandi! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  4. I love looking at your beautiful layouts, as I always learn so much. Love it! TFS

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  5. Loved what you have done with the kit...every layout is stunning!!!

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  6. I love what you did with the kit! You combined vibrancy in your photos with the mutedness of some of the kit and it works very well.

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  7. You rocked this kit, Sandi! I love the Family Trust one the most!

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  8. gorgeous Sandi! love thme all

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  9. Sandi, your work is always lovely, and today was no different. Beautiful!

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  10. Sandi! OMG- your layouts are amazing!

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  11. Beautiful Sandi!! Thanks for sharing, you are giving me a lot of inspiration for this kit.

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  12. Great pages, lots of inspiration!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Gorgeous pages and wow the kit totally did motivate you to do brilliant work!!!!

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  14. I just love your pretty lo's a lot you are very talented ! Hugs Amy :)

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  15. I agree with you about the colours, they are stunning.

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  16. I love all your layouts but especially love the Family Trust one! The pic and the color scheme are just amazing! TFS :)

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  17. all your layouts are amazing but I really love the 2nd one...just stunning...


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  18. Wonderful layouts! You used the kit just perfectly!

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  19. Beautiful work, Sandi!! love the first one the brown and turquoise looks fabulous! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  20. What great color combinations

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  21. Gorgeous Sandi! You've done a fantastic job on all your new layouts. The one that really popped for me are the light purple flower and vines "KENZ"
    Thank you for sharing everyone was full of pure inspiration!
    Sherry

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  22. Wonderful projects Dear, like as always
    xx
    Leila

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  23. Gorgeous Work!!! My favorite is KENZ!

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  24. lovely work sandi, beauty at its best

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  25. Sandi, these are gorgeous!!!! You've done an excellent job with this kit!! Hugs!!

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