acorn avenue kit introduction and layout one – I think I love this kit!

i should start by saying that I am officially rubbish HA! in future when a new kit comes out i’ll take some photos of it so you can see all the contents – but i didn’t have the blog then (that’s my excuse and i’m sticking to it). so for this month i’ll pop a link in to the shops description or you can click the link on the side of the page and it will take you to their shop:

http://www.likeforever.co.uk/shop/4588284102/acorn-avenue-kit-september-2015/10120148

let me tell you – it’s a stunner! full of autumnal colours and images. i knew this kit was coming so had gathered together some beautiful pictures of the frillies and printed them so i would be all set to go when the kit arrived.

so here’s my first layout using the kit:

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i rarely have a plan when i start a page and i like to have a white background too. i knew that i wanted to include some splashes of colours on the layout in three specific colours – mustard yellow, teal and orchid as these were the main colours in the kit. i wanted them in bands of colour and originally the layout was going to run left to right but as you can see this changed, not  sure why other than it made sense to have the leaves and small images like acorns appearing to fall.

to make up the colours that i wanted i used watercolours and mixed them until i got the perfect shade – FUN PART – just splattering the colours on varying between bigger splodges by loading paint and water on to the brush and letting them drip off, and for the smaller splatters i just tapped the brush lightly. handy tip is to leave each colour to dry before moving on to the next colour, it is best to let them dry naturally but if you are impatient like me use a heat gun. natural is best as the paper warps less but hey ho, if you’re in the mood to scrap – why wait!???

i chose a selection of the acetate shapes and die cuts, laying them down along with some sequins we got in the kit from pretty pink posh.

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the kit is FULL of the lovely die cut embellishments and acetate shapes, so i piled together a bunch of those with some of the papers in the kit. i like to create lots of layers and dimension, plus trying to have some sort of messy order to it all- creating two piles for the two photos

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a closer look at each stack:

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there are some lovely die cut titles in this kit so i chose the grateful….

the final part is choosing the mount – had to be that teal, one of my fave colours and it set of the images beautifully. i always ‘gut’ the page i use to save for future layouts.

so there you go, layout one done and it’s official – I LOVE THESE COLOURS!!!

please leave comments as i love to hear from you……

C x


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