Welcome Everyone to April!
I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter and that the Easter Bunny found you and left you some really yummy surprises.
Our challenge this month is all about FAMILY.
All we are asking is that your project, no matter what it is, is to focus on family.
This challenge is totally up to your interpretation.
You might choose to do a layout, an OTP project, a card or maybe there is something else that takes your fancy.
Before I show you photos of my layout I would like to apologise about the photo quality.
I just haven't been able to snap good photos today. Please forgive me!
I was lucky enough this month to receive the absolutely gorgeous Kaisercraft collection 'Oh So Lovely' from Jo here at Scrapbookit.
Such gorgeous colours in this collection. My layout focus' on the pink however greens, browns and blues feature in the collection as well.
Here is my layout...
I have taken the focus of family to the nth degree. I have used photos of one family member...our god daughter Aimee on her christening day.
I love this quote..."When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
I decided to highlight the word family (seeing that is our focus) using Kaisercraft Lowercase Alpha. I do love chipboard letters because you can alter them to match them to your layout.
For these letters I covered them in ink (pink) and then used the Pink Sorbet Metallic Melts.
I have done the same with the hearts in the bottom right hand corner. The hearts again are chipboard shapes from Finishing Touch Ideas - Trimmings Chipboard Collection.
I have also used some of the collectables from the packet of 'Oh So Lovely' Collectables from the Kaisercraft collection.
I have used the gorgeous patterned papers from the Kaisercraft collection which also come in a 6 1/2" paper pad. Perfect for making some cards or tags or smaller projects. Have a look at some of the gorgeous colours and patterns.
The majority of my inking was done using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. It was probably a little brighter than I wanted my inking but in the end I think it really looks OK and provides a new dimension to the layout.
So how are you going to focus on your family this month?
Family can be so many things and can be so different to each of us, so please don't hesitate to put your entry in with your take on the focus, Family.
If you adore the paper collection that I have showcased so far this month please don't forget to let Jo know and purchase it - I would love to see some of your creations using it!
I will be back later in he month to share some more "Family" inspired projects.
Look forward to seeing what you have come up with.