Happy Saturday to you!
Today I bring you my August CKCB kit, 'Girls Aloud'.. why that name? I hear you ask.. well.. because it has a lot of pink..so therefore girly, and then I think it is quite a loud kit, with lots of bold colours and bokeh pages.. so it is loud, right? Hence.. 'Girls Aloud!' The original inspiration can be found here on the CKC blog
I needed to de-stress last night when I pulled it all together as I had had a frantic afternoon racing to see my Mum after she had been involved in a car accident.. she's 84 and I'm afraid it was her fault! She crashed into 4 parked cars when her foot slipped from the brake to the accelerator .. it was a miracle no-one was hurt.. but, thankfully, she is OK. I think her driving days are over though! (Phew!)
Anyway.. my ideas came from this lovely kit from Studio Calico- Penny Arcade
Firstly I decided to shy away from the coral like colours that were dominant and I chose to replace them with hot pink/cerise. The black also jumped out at me too, so that got included in abundance with white CS too. Here is my take on the complete kit.
I then noticed that there were some bokeh pages in the sample kit, so I knew I had some somewhere.. so I found this from the Crate Paper 'Flea Market' collection and the Echo Park, Capture Life collection. From there the rest of the colours flowed and I found myself including a little yellow, florals, more pinks, lilacs etc. and I added a cloud mask, like the one in the original and some pink Pearl Mist spray.
Then I started on the embellishments.. and I found these hot pink floral brads, and cp-rdinating ribbon that I have had in my stash for sooo long.. they just had to be used up!
I then added plenty of Washi tape as I have a huge collection now and I need to start using some up (!) and then I added my embellishments of bakers twine, ribbons, flowers, butterflies, pink mist and die cuts.
...so do pop back later :0)