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Locker Room – Collage bankgrounds

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Hello, I’m back again to share another fabulous project I made using this months  kit – Origins. 

After creating a handful of layouts I always have plenty of scraps. I love this idea of creating a collage background using up your scraps of pattern papers. You can have so much fun with this, by creating lots of ready to go backgrounds. They are quick and easy and fun. I love simple patterns and then pops of color. You can let your inner freestyler out here.

This photo was taken from our Pearce family adventure in 2014. They are boab trees and they are my favorite tree.

 

“There are places I long to go”

CK locker room 1 LP

CK locker room 2LP

CK locker room 3LP

 

Start by gathering all your scraps together and lay out on a base card stock.

CK locker room LPA

 Once you are happy with your design simply adhere in place. Use a few sticker numbers and randomly place along with some washi strips.

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 Next add some stitching. It adds great detail.

CK locker room LPD

Now select a few stamps shapes and quotes and randomly stamp.

CK locker room LPC

Create your own title using watercolors and a paint brush onto card stock. When dry hand cut and arrange on your layout.

CK locker room LPE

Once you are happy start to adhere everything. Add a few flicks and pools of water color to help blend in the painted title.

CK locker room LPF

I hope today was fun and you free inspired to go create a few collage backgrounds. Thanks for popping by!

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Leeann


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Testing…Testing…1,2,3!

HI there!  You’ve caught me on the first day of the  April Kit reveal AND it’s CK’s anniversary month!

Today we are going to talk about trying new things. Sometimes I jump right into a project and just do it with out spreading my wings a little bit. But I wanted to show you a few things I’ve been doing that are new for me!

Here you can see I wanted to use these three pictures in a cluster so I tried which one set the best mood for this layout.

 Of course I ended up using only 3 due to the massive amount of toes present but sided with the yellow stripe from Simple Stories.  He was so cheery, I thought the stripe should be too.  Also, I know the kit comes with these die cuts that spell ‘Life’ but I loved them too much not to have them go with my precious Eli on here.

I also trimmed the pictures down to a manageable 4 x 4 size.  As I have stated before, I do not print at home but use Walgreens instead and to have me crop and print 4×4’s from there is twice the price. So instead,  I use my trusty rotary cutter and see through ruler.  It’s found in the quilting section of your craft store and I find that I can get a more precise, clean cut using it instead of a paper trimmer.

I love using paint as a background just as much as any crafter, but I wasn’t so sure it was my thing today.  Playing off the geometric style of the letters, I composed a grid and some dots to use instead.

I finally ended with this layout all clean and fresh.  Hopefully you’ll test some new techniques to you that will become favs you’ll work into other projects too!

XOXOX

-Kim

CK_VarsityTeam15-16_Kimberly