July Kraft It Up - New Hair Clips

Today I am here to share my July Kraft It Up Creative Team sample.

The challenge this month was to is to create a layout using a different style than you normally create, for example if you are a textured/layerd scrapper try clean and simple...

*Please make a note of what style you are using when you link your layouts*

Here's a bit of background info behind my sample - 

I have had this picture of my little girl for ages now, sitting and waiting to be scrapped. It is on the day when she was wearing the cutest little hair clips for the first time. Hair clips and a four month old baby are normally not words which you would hear together. I wanted to document really how amazing her little head of hear is for her age. These photos were taken 5 months ago now, her hair is even thicker and longer now!

I chose to have a go at the 'grunge/mixed media' style of scrapping. At first I was having a bit of trouble with this style of scrapping. But as I continued adding a variety of layers I started to love it more and more. I used the June 'A Piece of Cake Designs' scrapbooking kit for this layout, and only added the mixed media supplies and the wire from my own stash. 

 I started with gesso swiped onto the top right of the page, I then pressed some book paper into it and allowed it to dry then peeled it off leaving the bookprint image in parts. I then added patterned paper and washi tape strips. I used a mask and gesso to add another layer. My bits of colour were added with gelatos (I recently got some of these and love the vibrant colours), watercolours , Studio Calico mists and black india ink. I have had a thin wire in my stash for a long time, so I decided if I was going to use it, this was the page to give it a go. I twisted the wire into a heart flourish and stapled it on to the page to attach it. 

This page is certainly different to my 'usual' style but I did have fun with it, so you never know I may just scrap another page like this soon!

Layout title: New Hair Clips

Products Used:
Kit: A Piece of Cake Designs June Kit
Card stock: Kraft, Black
Papers: Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Websters Pages.
Embellishments: Echo Park Alphabet Stickers, Echo Park Element Stickers, 'Newsprint' Candi Dots, Black Ruler washi tape, yellow peg, wire, star sequins
Other: Heidi Swapp Confetti Mask, gesso, watercolours, Mister Huey mists, Black India Ink, typewriter, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and staples, American Crafts Date Stamp

Here are some close ups which show the page in more detail:

The messy detail:

The journaling and wire flourish I made:

Super close up of the flourish and some of the background work:

Well, I think you should definitely have a go at the Kraft it Up challenge this month. Not only is it an awesome challenge each and every month, but this one will certainly take you out of your comfort zone and make you have a go at something new! You never know, you may be like me and love it :)

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