We are back with another installment of our popular feature…
One Kit Five (or so) Ways.
This month, we chose Be Yourself by Charlize Creations.
In addition to the basic kit with 10 papers and 60 great elements plus an alpha, the Be Yourself bundle has these fabulous denim papers.
AND…versatile blending masks!
So let’s take a look at what the Oscraps Cheery-Os did with this kit!
1. Starting us off is Cheery-O Clara:
I immediately knew I had to have this kit. I loved all the blues and textures so then began the process of finding a pic to use with it. While I often have a picture and then search for the perfect kit…I often do it the opposite way also. When I saw that pocket I knew I had to find a way to use it. I considered putting a picture in it but couldn’t make it work in a way that showed off the picture instead of the pocket, so I thought the grommets were a great way to layer the pocket and photo. This kit had so many great fasteners I had to use them all to make sure nothing would fall off of my page. Of course my husband didn’t get it…he kept trying to figure out why I would use a blue jean pocket when not using pictures of blue jeans or something. Men!!
2. Next, it was yours truly, Diane aka dwsewbiz:
For me, it was the great masks, the colors, the textures. I knew the blues would work with one of my many lake pictures from our weekend in the Sierras. I layered several papers and used blending modes with a large background photo, and ended up with denim trees! The masks in the kit are great for blending photos or making clouds in the sky. Since this was a woodsy scene, I liked adding the wood frame in the corners, lots of stitching, plenty of stamps to achieve the grungy look I like. There are so many great elements in this kit and I have seen some wonderful clusters made with them…some day I will learn how to make clusters, but I did include some cool denim tabs, grommets and flowers.
3. Nana transformed this kit to her unique and wonderful style.
Once again I was going for a large photo page…I liked the masks…although I did stretch it across the page and do some erasing to make it fit my page the way I wanted it….and the elements and brushes in this kit were awesome for making some grungy clusters.
4. Cheery-O Laurie had the perfect picture for the elements in the kit!
I love scrapping for friends and I love this little friend. She is tomboy and bling girl and has her own sense of style. This kit with it’s word art and elements was perfect for her photo with the bling guitar and mixed flip flops. I started with the photo and then built the layout around it.
5. Next we are taking a little trip down memory lane with Cheery-O Eva.
I fell in love with this kit the moment I saw it – blue is my favorite color! Also, I love the theme of this kit: Be Yourself. I started thinking about what this theme meant for me, and I went back in time to when I first really started to be comfortable about being me. To dare to be the one I am. Dug out an old photo … you can laugh at the glasses, but not the hair. I’ve never had a cooler hair do than this Then I remembered this fantastic quote and knew it was a perfect match to the kit. Translation of the quote: “It is important to be courageous enough to be who you are. And to not lose courage because you are who you are.” Remember that, folks!
6. That was Five Ways, but we kept on going, the next from our newest Cheery-O and blog team member, Ellen (kentrabay).
I played with several of the masks and finally settled on this one. They are such fun to blend. The “just be yourself ” spoke out to me as this chap ( eldest son) is so different from his younger brothers. The blues in the kit reminded me of water straight away and the textures speak for themselves .
There is everything a scrapper could want in this kit it will go a long way.
7. Cheery-O Timounette chose to focus on the brightness and colors from the kit to showcase an adorable photo of her son.
I love all the blue in this kit, and the wonderful mask.
This kit was perfect for my photo.
I used one of the paper as a texture on the photo.
And I used a mask to prolong my photo.
8. This stunner from Elisa features some wonderful photography.
I’m a little backwards in how I scrap because I almost always start with a kit I love & find photos to match, (literally thousands to choose from especially since I don’t scrap chronologically). This time was no different except that once I saw the kit I knew exactly which photos to pick since 2 of the dresses matched the palette of Charlize’s kit & the other dress was a great contrast for it!! I loved the denim texture mixed with the dresses! I also chose to work with an Anna Aspnes template to help me use multiple photos. The paint splatters in the kit fit in perfectly with the style of template used. LOVE how fast it came together with some great texture & color!
9. Cheery-O Audrey also saw this as a good boy-page kit.
My boys were smiling that day I took a photo of them (usually I have to coax them) and I wanted to maintain the cheerfulness onto the page, hence I went for a whimsical style. Splashes of paint represents their messy characters and the series of buttons denote their fun and playful personalities. They happened to be wearing blue that day so I added blue accents on the page.
10. And finally, last but not least, Cheery-O Sara had this to say:
I love teal so this kit spoke to me. I also love gray and subtle patterns like the diamond one. So I wanted to work both those papers in. So I layered things a bit. I also thought a bit of contrast with the denim would be nice. I loved the flowers and the buttons. I always seem to anchor corners with things…so that’s what I did. I pulled in the word art and it reminded me of a conversation I had with my friend and coworker the other day, so I found a recent picture of us that I hadn’t scrapped and added that. I wanted something more, so I added the stitches on the left. I had another paper too, but I deleted it because it was too much. Added the journaling and viola! A finished page!
So there you have it, One Kit 10 Ways!
We hope we’ve given you some ideas about how to stretch your stash and adapt kits to your own styles and pictures. See you soon with another installment of…