Good morning all.... what an honour to be asked to join the design team for the CKCB! I'm thrilled!
Anyway.. enough of that... this month I was asked to make a kit that was representative of the February Kit over at CocoaDaisy . I thought it was a lovely kit and would be a pleasant move away from the last two kits that I made that featured a lot of red, white and dark colours. This was going to be a refreshing change! Here is the original
At first I looked at what jumped out at me... and I saw raspberry and yellow... I was, at this stage, thinking how nice it would be to go down that avenue. However, on closer inspection of my stash I realised I really didn't have much in the way of raspberry.. I don't tend to lean towards pinks as I have very few 'girly' things to photograph! Living with my dear husband, two sons and three dogs, two of whom are boys (!) doesn't give me a lot of opportunity to use pink.. so I got to thinking 'how can I add Raspberry without buying more stash?'.. (which does rather defeat the object of this doesn't it?)
So this is what I came up with instead
I therefore decided I would alter some plain white paper to give me the raspberry I craved. I won't go into detail here about how I did it.. (you'll have to wait for that post) but I think I managed to find enough 'similar' papers to do a decent enough replica.
I started my kit with the hexagonal paper from My Minds Eye, Collectable, collection and added some of the co-ordinating papers from the range together with other patterned papers .. so here it is. What do you think? Is it passable?
I have decided to call this kit 'Great Expectations' as I think that is what the design team may have had when they asked me to join their illustrious team! Lets hope I don't let you all down.
I added lots of little embellishments and even made a couple of the 'puffy stickers' with Glossy Accents to add in together with a heart stamp, some die cuts and a few random stickers and alphas, some bling, bakers twine, brads, flair buttons etc and I will add card stock as and when I need it.
I hope you've enjoyed your little visit, so now hop on over to Angelas Blog
and see what she has compiled. Do remember to leave me a little message to let me know you've popped by.. and if you get lost head back over to the CKCB home page to find your way back.
Take care now!