Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Featuring Kelly Purkey Shop │ February 2018 Shop Release

Hello everyone, the latest shop release is live at Kelly Purkey Shop and I wanted to share with you what I made. This shop release was huge this month. The normal two kits plus a mini kit and then four additional stamp sets. Kelly has also added some fun new items to the shop that I'll share below.

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My first project is a pocket page spread using the Lucky Ones main kit. The stamp set in this kit has some of the best sentiments on it that gave me all the feels. It ended up being perfect for a spread about my recent birthday. It was one that I wasn't really looking forward to but I had some of my amazing friends over to help me celebrate so the sentiments really helped tell the story of how I was feeling.

I used quite a few of the cards digitally to manipulate them and layer them and I love being able to do that. For the title of my card I used the Chelsea alpha stamp set and stamped out the text using a gold ink pad from Ali Edwards. I love how the added shimmer picks up the gold from my party decorations and the stars I added throughout the spread.

The best way to add in a ton of photos to a spread is make collages. I love seeing all these smiling faces and I love that years from now I can look back and remember who was here.

I used a few pieces from the Carpe Diem mini kit designed by LifeLovePaper as basses for my stamping and I really love the soft watercolor cards that she included in the kit.

My second project was a Travelers Notebook spread using the Take A Hike stamp set. I love anything that deals with the outdoors and this stamp set will get used time and time again since we love to visit our National Parks.

I used the line of trees stamp as the base for the right side of my page. I used a ombre ink pad so that it would have some subtle color variations. I paired it with an olive green stamp pad to stamp out the main sentiment. I stamped it on a index card and then fussy cut around the edge. The circle icon is one of my favorite stamps in the set and left it white so it would pop against the background.

On the left side I used one of the cards from the You Got This travelers notebook kit as my base. I love the idea of Instax prints but sometimes I want my images to be super bright and clear so instead of using my Instax printer here I created a template the same size as an Instax print so I could achieve the same look but have bright and clear images. I cut apart one of the stamps from the Carpe Diem mini kit so that I could stamp each word separately on each of my photos. I stapled the photos down to the paper prior to sticking it into the book just to add some additional dimension and texture to the page to keep it from looking too flat.

Kelly has also added some exciting new products to the shop this month. The first is something I'm super excited about, a set of plain grid cards. I love using index cards and plain journaling cards as bases for my stamping so these will come in handy. There are also a new style of alpha stickers and a 6x8 sheet of label stickers.

There is one stamp set that I haven't used yet but I'm super excited about, its called Wearing & Loving and it was designed by LifeLovePaper. Its like grown up paper dolls and I just love it.

I hope you enjoy this shop release, its definitely a big one and a great one! 

Thanks for being here and I'll see you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. The white borders on your photos are really striking. Thank you for the tutorial on that. It was great.