August is here, and that means lots of new kits and products have arrived at my doorstep. This month's CTK Add-On kit is probably one of the sweetest ones, and i love it. Of course, i had to go ahead and use it right away to document a recent picture of my niece!
I started by enlarging the photo to fit a 4x11 picture of my sulking niece; i manipulated the picture, so that only her was in color while everything else around her was colorless. To further bring the focus to my niece, i used the Fresh Bouquet ephemera piece and added the gold photo corners to make the frame pop ( these are available at the CTK shop). I added the embossed butterfly and a few more embellishments before adding a layered of patterned paper behind it (Simple Stories' Kate and Ash collection included in the add on kit)
Before gluing the picture down on the layout, i used my typewriter to add my lines of journal. I added the picture to the top of the layout, then used the Foam Alphas pieces of ephemera and cut apart elements to create the title of the page right below the journal lines on the center of the page.
To continue to bring the focus to the picture, i decided to cut a few chevrons from patterned paper. Luckily, my old dictionary page ( included in the kit) had the word "kid", so i made sure to cut the chevrons to include the word. I handstitched the chevrons in place. I also fussy cut a few butterflies (these were created with the Digital ephemera on vellum) and i glued them to the chevron lines, so that they follow the direction to the picture.
I used the Traveler's Notebook stamp to add a few extra sentiments to the page, and that completes the page. I LOVE IT!
As always, please remember to stop by the Citrus Twist Kits Shop to check all the materials that i have used in this layout.
'til next time!