I’m back with another edition of One Kit! This month, we decided to focus on our fun and energetic designer Re Kneip! Re has so many fun kit and so many different style, but I was partial to one of his newer releases “Boys Bedroom”. As my son gets older, I start seeing the boy in him come out more and more. So, I loved having the chance when I get to scrap that. So my layout is a classic take on the kit. What’s fun is seeing the other things the team has come up with for it! So here they are!
I went for the classic boy elements, but kept some of the more edgy ones off – after all, my boy is only 8! LOL
Diane really enjoyed this one. She said, “I am actually pretty excited about this page…I had no idea what I was going to do with this kit, since I don’t have boys, and don’t even like boys But I scrounged around recent photos for primary colors. Found a couple of selfies from my December haircut day, where I was also trying on new jeggings (and liking them! ). So I put in the photos…I needed masks, but wanted to stick with this kit, so I added my own layer masks and used watercolor brushes to blend the photos. There are wonderful grungy paint splats in the kit which worked well for blending. Then I started dragging in all the elements I liked, with no intent or purpose. I dragged in ‘DANGER’, then I dragged in the red/white/blue postal looking strip, and it caused ‘DANGER’ to turn into ‘DANCER’! How exciting! Went after a famous dancing quote, and my theme for the page was set! Perfect that there were also musical notes in the kit! I also wanted to bring in more color, so I clipped some rectangles from the red and blue papers and created a little cluster. I also cut a little strip out of the striped paper to add some edgy ribbons. I’m kinda in love with this kit and this page .
Here’s what Lilly did with it. ”When I saw the kit I immediately wanted to do something with the primary colors of the kit. These fit perfectly with the b / w photo of the musician. I choose to use a template with many shapes.”
Irene told us, “When I saw the artsy papers in this kit I knew right away I wanted to create a page with artsy looking photos. So I used the tutorial I made about using a filter to get a painted effect and used that on my photos. I used the filter Poster Edges and then the blending mode Hard Light. I placed a painted element behind the smaller photo but I loved the typing shining through the big photo.”
Flor had fun with it too. ”I love masks and brushes and this kit had so many. I just spent Christmas with my nephew and the kit was perfect for my photos, lots of energy and love the primary colors for a boy. I blended the photo in the splats. The wordart in one of papers were awesome. I cut them and placed it with the title.”
Primary colors were also a draw for Cynthia. ”The primary colors in the kit were what grabbed me from the start. I decided to pair it with a funky template and word art. I also added extra clusters as I loved the paper bits and ribbons from the kit, and used a neutral (but awesomely textured!) background to let the splatters and elements shine.”
Marie enjoyed the boy focus like I did. ”I loved the resolutely boy theme in the kit, and it had me thinking of the mess my son makes when he’s building his legos. In the end, my clean style caught up with me and I did not scrap the mess, but the result ! I picked the dark greys to contrast with the yellow in the toy and added the yellow ribbon as an accent.”
And finally, Sandrine played along too! ”The deep and male colors attracted me. The dark tones were perfect for this sepia photo, and I just added some bright colors accents.”