This month, we are featuring one of our newest guest designers Mediterranaka Designs! The kits by Mediterranaka Designs are full of gorgeous colors and beautiful papers. They are loaded with realistic elements with lots of themes to choose from. Today, we selected the beautiful kit “I Love Baking” to show you just how versatile a kit like this can be. Check out the kit in the store too!
Flor created this beautiful layout with the kit, highlight the bright red of the strawberries.
For said, “The red and green colors and accents were perfect for my strawberry picking. I love the richness of the kit and how you can make it blend or traditional pages. I had a blast playing with the different layers.”
Cindy also included the strawberries with her page.
Cindy gave us a nice description of how she created the page. “This kit is perfect for someone like me who likes to take pictures of their food. I started off intending for the neutral background to be the main paper for this page. But when I saw the paper that look like a red & white dish towel, I had to use it. I knew my photo would get lost on the page if I wasn’t careful, so I layered several pieces of ephemera to draw attention to the photo and create interest. I also created a small element cluster to further spice up the photo frame. I used the border to give the page a more finished look. For the title, I used a font that looks like stamping and then used the Blending Options underlying layer slider to give it a more realistic look. I used this same slider on the page border to give it a more hand drawn look.”
What I really love is how versatile kits like this can be. Even though several of us went with the baking theme, Timounette shows us how you can take advantage of some of the pieces and use them in a completely different way.
Timounette told us, “As often, I choose the simplicity. The papers are so beautiful, and I love the natural colors. So I blended my photo into one of them and add some elements, and I draw a mask under my photo.”
And for my page, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at first. I pulled in the cream paper and the brown frame as a starting base. I actually had a different direction in mind, but when I came across the picture of my son with the ooblek we made, my page took a different turn. I pulled in a green paper to accent the green of the bowl in the picture. I began thinking about how much fun we have in the kitchen together, but also how much we learn. I tried to select elements that represented that – the eggs and how we talk about animals that produce food we eat, measuring spoons representing the math we do, and even the sugar and flour and how chemical reactions work. I switched the tan and green papers around and added a few more elements and some journaling. A page that wasn’t going to match the theme ended up matching the theme! 🙂
With solid papers and lots of amazing elements, this kit is begging to be used by everyone. Check it out in the shop today!