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I worked with the Penny Arcade Project Life kit as well as the two project life add-on kits called High Striker and Bottle Toss. I made two full project life spreads and filled two coin protectors as inserts for my spreads. I also used some of the digital cut files and the printables.
I want to show you how I adapted the kits to work with all of my wedding photos. The wedding colors were corals and navy. The kits were all different hues for summer time. I used just a few tools to adapt the products to fit my color scheme.
First let me share some of my sneak images of my spreads. These first sneaks use only the PL kit as well as some of the cut files and print files.
Here are the cut files for the flowers that I used on my 12x12 photo:
You can purchase them on the Studio Calico website HERE. They are $1.99 and work with the Silhoette. I used them all throughout all of my wedding spreads with coral cardstock.
Here are the products that I used to adapt the colors of all of the supplies to fit my color scheme:
I used the Deja Blue Color Theory Ink Pad both to stamp as well as a watercolor to alter colors of printables and some of the die-cuts and wood embellishments. All you do is use the water brush directly on the ink pad to pick up some color and turn anything you want to navy.
I used the Raspberry Red Neocolor II so much on these spreads. I used it to color the wood banners. I used it to color on top of papers, printables, and embellishments to change the color to more of a pinkish coral. You can use the water brush right on the tip of the crayon to grab some color and use it more as a wash. You can color directly on any elements and then use the water brush over the color to lighten and spread. You can color and NOT apply water to use it in more of an opaque way. The waxy finish works perfectly on wood.
The next product I used was the Mister Huey Shine spray. I sprayed this on pretty much EVERYTHING I made to give it a sheen and a lighter shade. It adds a bit of white sheen to everything. Here is an example. I made this card by spraying Mister Huey Mary Mary with the mask that came in the PL kit. I then sprayed the Shine all over the card. I stamped the PL kit stamp along the bottom of the card using the Deja Blue Ink pad and then also used it to paint the wood asterisk.
I used a Gold Paint Pen on many of the elements including all of the wood chipboard pieces in the PL Kit. I painted them gold around the words and then used a white Uniball marker over the words so they still showed up. You can see them in this sneak here (the always):
I used many of the embellishments and digital files along the left side of a 12x12 photo. It was my favorite of the pages I created. It let me use up so many of the supplies in the kit and was really fun to create!
On this sneak I used the amazing pie chart stamp in the Bottle Toss add-on kit by Shanna Noel. I used all of the supplies listed above to create it. Once I stamped the outside circle, I just overlapped it with the gold marker so it looks gold around the edges. I guess you could just stamp it with gold ink to get a similar effect.
After creating two full spreads I realized I wanted to add so many more photos, that I printed many in 2x2 squares and put them in coin protectors. I used many of the papers from the 4x6 paper pad cut in 2x2 as well as all of the elements in the three PL kits that I had left over. I also used more of the pretty flower cuts as well as the flowers from this digital cut file set:
I hope you will be able to join us for the two chats today and you can see my full gallery HERE . Have fun shopping friends! suzy