I think of bright pinks, greens, yellows and blues as summer colors so the colors in this kit seemed a little less traditional to me. The clouds, pinwheels and sunglasses included in the paper designs and embellishments more than make up for it though.
Here's a peek at my shopping list:
And here is a look at my kit, "Beach Party":
I always begin assembling my kits with the papers and I quickly found this one which became the basis for the rest of my kit:
|7Gypsies "Delos" circa 2011|
Here's a closer look at the papers:
From left to right, the papers are: Studio Calico/Classic Calico "Architectural", We R Memory Keepers/Notable "Listed", Bella Blvd./Color Chaos "Daily Details", Pebbles/Jen Hadfield Homemade "Planters", Fancy Pants/Rusted Sun "Beach Ball", We R Memory Keepers/Notable "Archive", AdornIt/Vintage Groove "Folk Flowers", Fancy Pants/Love Birds "Love Dots" and the 7Gypsies paper that started it all.
Since these aren't really "my colors", I decided that I would make a smaller than usual kit and I managed to hold my resolve for the paper selections. As you'll now see though, I seem to have forgotten about staying small when it came time for the other kit components.
It started innocently enough with the addition of three specialty papers (two KI Memories Sheer Delights and one Fancy Pants transparency), along with a few scraps of ribbon and a roll of navy doodled washi tape.
But then I got carried away with embellishments, adding die cut packs from Pink Paislee (Solstice and Pen Pals), chipboard (Pen Pals and October Afternoon), journaling cards (Elle's Studio and Little Yellow Bicycle) and other assorted odds and ends. Here is just a sampling of what I selected:
My final selections were stamps and at this point, any intentions to keep my options limited just went right out the window.
I'm happy with the look of the kit overall; I still think it's not quite my style as far as colors are concerned but I'm challenging myself to make at least five layouts with it.
And now it's time to see what everyone else has put together this month. Your next stop is Susanne's blog and I'm very interested to see her take on this kit since she chose the inspiration piece this month.
Here's a complete list of all the stops in case you lose your place along the way:
I hope you'll put a kit together and join us this month. Please post a link to your kit and your projects on the CKC blog here - we'd love to see it!