Gossamer Blue

Welcome to September

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Thank you to everyone for your interest in the club. We were able to accommodate all of the requests on the wait lists and have subscriptions available for the reveal. Today is our September kit reveal day. We are in love with the rich colors of the September kit and all of it’s endless crafting possibilities.

Our fabulous guest designer this month is Christine Middlecamp.

We are so very excited to reveal her work to you, today. Her eye for details and ability to layer are outstanding. We love what she created with the kits! Read how she describes her work (in italics) and you’ll find yourself going back to the images over and over to discover the very details she describes. Amazing!!

September’s Kit brings together a eye catching palette of both warm and cool colors. Sitting side-by-side the kit’s blue & teal patterned papers, are golden yellow and olive green papers that pair wonderfully with its cooler counterparts. If you dig a little further though, there’s a delightful, softly spoken pink  – a sort of hidden surprise to be tried if given the chance. And that’s exactly what I did with this first layout, “Healthy Eating”. Sitting center stage is pink, in all its prettiness. For example, I created a multi-square window presentation. Behind it, is one of the kit’s pink patterned papers sprinkled with gold glitter.  The white frame on top of it is attached with pop dots to create a window-like effect. Another hint of pink is had via the background, as well as the layout’s edging.  To some degree, it’s “Pink” that steals the show, which I don’t mind a single bit.

I suppose that “surprise” is the going theme here. In any event, with this layout, I played up the kit’s first and foremost colors, Golden Yellow & Navy Blue. For some reason, the hue “Navy Blue” is a new favorite of mine. It’s the telltale “Fall” color this year! The key to using this color is to use it in a minimalistic fashion – sure, you could go all out, but then you’re dealt to compete with it on some level.  To avoid this issue, go ahead and splash it throughout instead. For example, make it a repeating element in a large flower assortment as I’ve done here. Every flower/circle has some Navy in it, as well as yellow. As a more “bold” statement, the striped navy blue border around my layout lends beautifully to its overall design. Think of how different the layout would look without it? It’s surely eclectic, yet well contained.  It also makes for an ideal amount of contrast.

When I look at this card, it’s hard to believe that it’s from the same kit. The only separate addition made is that of an orange/red vintage button. Otherwise, the card is once again, a kit-focused project! On top all the layers of patterned paper (and October Afternoon packaging!!) are circles punched from OA’s small sized “Black/Cream Plaid Style” patterned paper. The large flower is a mix of red cardstock, Basic Gray’s yellow doodle patterned paper, Everyday Eclectic white/kraft colored patterned paper, and OA’s green velvet trim. I tucked the trim ever-so-carefully just beneath the top most layer. It’s held in place with glue dots. Surrounding it, is OA’s lacy trim.

Thank you, Christine!

September subscriptions can be found on the JOIN page of our website.

7 Comments to “Welcome to September”

The kit is beautiful – such a beautiful color combo. Christine’s work is just stunning – I love to look and look and look to see all the little bits she combines so masterfully. I cannot wait for my kit to arrive – I want to lift one of her layouts as a tutorial to clever layerin! So glad she is a permanent member of the team. The gallery is stupendous – what a vast array of talent on this design team. Thanks for gathering such a talented team, Lori! So very inspiring!!