Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hello Kitty Layout

     Hello and happy Monday! I'm finishing out the month with this fun layout featuring some shaker doors that I made. 

     I wasn't sure if it would be done in time for the June Challenge at More Than Words, but looks like I barely made it. As you can see I was completely inspired by the moodboard! Lol!

     I started with the bricks, done with a stencil and white gesso mixed with Lindy's Magicals (Rowdy Rizzo's Red and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal) applied to a sheet of black cardstock. Once dry, I painted the same Magicals onto the bricks, along with Lindy's (Autumn Maple Crimson) Spray. Then I lightly embossed it with Ranger Brick (Antiquities) and Distress (Aged Mahogany) Embossing Powders, and gave it touches of white gesso.

     I used to LOVE Hello Kitty when I was a little girl, so these photos taken on vacation last December in San Luis Obispo, California, were perfect to showcase the word HELLO! The chipboard letters started out black, so I covered them with white gesso, and embossed them with Ranger Mixed Media Powder (Scarlet). KITTY was also covered with white gesso, and then painted with Dylusions (London Blue) Paint. I painted the dot in the exclamation point with a mix of Dylusions (Pure Sunshine and Lemon Zest) to match her button, and made them all shine with Lindy's (Clearly Clear) Embossing Powder.

     It felt good to use up this last piece of Bazzill Chipboard that I've had forever, and already had a coat of white gesso on it! So I embossed it with Emerald Creek (Silver Sparkle) Embossing Powder.

     The doors were cut from a recycled cracker box, and given a coat of white gesso. Then I painted them with Dylusions Paints (Crushed Grape, Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, and Polished Jade). For the woodgrain, I used the Finnabair (Trust the Magic) Stamp with Ranger (Jet Black) Archival Ink. The knobs are made with a strip of the cracker box and a brad, covered with black gesso, and lightly embossed with Emerald Creek (Mirror Platinum) Embossing Powder. Aren't they so cute?

     The bottom layer of the shaker doors were made from black cardstock, shown through the fussy cut checkered stamp that was done on white cardstock. After cutting the windows from a leftover salad lid, and adhering them, I filled them with glitter, and stamped a border around the whole page. 

     Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Your brickwork looks amazing as a background,for all of your elements,loads of texture and sparkle.Thank you for joining in at MMM

  2. Such a lovely project!! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW!!

  3. These are great doors, and I love the brickworks. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words - Elle xx

  4. Oh wow! I love how much the mood board inspired you... your interpretation is perfect. Those doors are incredible! This is such a fun layout and a fabulous interpretation of our challenge! I'm glad you were able to get it in before the deadline! Thank you for joining us at More Than Words!

  5. This is amazing! Your selfmade doors are superb and your Hello Kitty theme is perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words this month :)

  6. Wow this is incredible. The doors are amazing. Thank you for joining us at MTW this month

  7. Fantastic! Love it! Thanks from MTW! Yulia🙂

  8. I love it thanks for joining with us

  9. So cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.