I am SO excited about today! Studio Calico and Crate Paper have once again teamed up to create a beautiful kit, Boardwalk, with two new exclusive Crate Paper patterned papers! I was asked as a member of the Crate Paper design team to work with this month's kit gorgeous beach inspired kit! And I do mean gorgeous! The varying hues of green were perfect for this image of my daughter I took while on our vacation. Plus, there are pinks hidden on the B sides of some of the papers, too. It couldn't have gotten more ideal for this fresh photo.
I created these fun little windmill flowers out of the hexagons on one of the Studio Calico papers. I have a little more detail on the directions on the Studio Calico post here.
I just love the brads included in this kit - the epoxy is perfect for the beachy feel, adding that touch of glassy shimmer, similar to water. Take Me 2 The Sea
Speaking of water, I wanted to take this page a little more literal with the theme of the kit as well as this stunning paper by Sassafras included in the kit. We had just taken a trip to the beach, and the photos looked to me like they were simply MADE for this paper, and kit. I really wanted to keep it simple, to really maintain the beauty of the paper and the simplicity of the photos. I turned the paper counterclockwise and created a watery border at the bottom using the gorgeous exclusive Crate Paper, the Sassafras diecut border as well as the natural borders from the Pink Paislee Mistables fabric scallops to really give the wind blown feel that you get when you are at the beach.
I was so excited to see the new SC chipboard alphas in this kit. The color is the PERFECT neutral. I will be using these a lot! I also used the awesome new Pink Paislee Mistables Alphas found in Tide Pool add on kit. I love how these two sets work together, just lovely!
This month's kit at Studio Calico is still available. Here's a closer look at the Main Kit and it's contents. Click here for more images as well as links to the remaining Add-On Kits. All are gorgeous! Walk down the Boardwalk and head out to the beach - August's main kit has a calming palette of blues and greens, reminiscent of the ocean. In addition to just released products from American Crafts and Pink Paislee, we've packed Boardwalk with exclusives - there are two patterned papers designed by Crate Paper, a Sassafras alphabet in a just for us color, and two papers and an alphabet by Studio Calico that you won't find anywhere else. Dig your toes into the sand and get ready to be inspired!
So, now that you've seen what I created, are you ready for the really fun stuff!?
Studio Calico has generously offered up a $10 SC gift certificate to one lucky person! Simply leave a comment below and I will draw a name on Sunday to announce the winner!! Woo Hoo!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!!
Thank you so much to Studio Calico for the beautiful kit and always bringing inspiration to us all!