Yes, Valentine’s Day has come and gone but we are still feeling the lOve in February. This is my first time to select a kit for the 1 Kit 5 Ways feature and I was fortunate enough to have a month that offered an easy theme to work with. I just love seeing all of the different ways that one kit can be used.
This month I chose Big Hug from Boutique Cute Doll. It doesn’t get any more lovey dovey than hearts and teddy bears.
If you want to play along with us you can grab this kit for 20% off from now until February 28th. Use this coupon BIGHUGFORYOU20 at checkout to receive the discount.
Now let’s have a look at the versatility of this cutesy kit. First, Diane created this gorgeous double page spread about a trip to Paris. Here is what she had to say about the creative process:
I continue to work on back travel pictures, currently focusing on a 2005 trip to Paris, Monaco and Italy. So with each challenge, I open up the folders of many hundreds of photos and look for pictures with colors or moods to match a kit. In this case, I was looking for muted pinks, and was first drawn to the smaller photo because I was wearing a pink shirt…ha ha! But then I looked at the accompanying photos and saw subtle pink shades in the buildings, beach chairs and awnings along the coast of Portofino. I blended several papers from the kit to get my main background, and used more papers as matts. I chose a few choice elements to accent my picture. Wanting to tie in a little more pink, I did a feathered extraction from the beautiful rose paper and added that to the side of the page.
Next up is this yummy creation from Irene. She says, “I have been baking cupcakes for the first time ever, so I wanted to scrap the photos I took of them. The colors of the kit are a great combination with my photo. The kit has amazing colors!”
Sara’s adds about her page:
Though I am not a teddy bear person, I LOVED the flowers in this kit and the big old smooch mark! I went with the gray paper to keep it simple and balance out the boy portion of it. Ben was smitten with Minne and giggle and smiles every time he thinks about her signing the book “XOXO”. So I went with the kiss marks and swirly font to get the smoochies across!
This is one of those “which comes first, the kit or the photo” situations. In this case it was the kit and I went digging through my stash…and as soon as I saw this photo I knew why I was drawn to this kit!! I just love the cute little bears and the lipstick kiss!! I thought it worked well with this photo.
Ellen shares about her creative process:
When I first saw this kit I thought oh no.. as I’m one of the few women with an allergic to pink ( and shoes and shopping). However I saw enough of neutral and brown in the kit to give it a try . And then the struggle began and after 2 hours of swapping and changing I gave up and ended up with this. With still some pink managing to sneak in.
Lastly my page. I generally open up a kit folder and look through everything in the kit to see if one specific element grabs my attention or sparks a memory. I already knew that I was going to use a Valentine photo, but did not have a specific photo in mind. Then I came across the “hugs” banner and I recalled a recent conversation with my son about hugs. The page began to come together after I created the title. This is a little backwards in the creative process but it is how the process works out for me sometimes.
We hope you have enjoyed this edition of 1 Kit 5 Ways. If you play along be sure and share your page in the gallery. We really enjoy seeing all that a kit has to offer. Happy Scrapping