Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kiwi Lane Designs and My Mind's Eye Layout

How in the world is it already April 29th?  I volunteered to do a second posting for Kiwi Lane this month because I was having sooooo much fun playing with My Mind's Eye and this months new templates!  Having three boys the new "Now and Then" line is just perfect for me!  

Today I thought I would incorporate both my Silhouette Cameo and some doodling with my Kiwi Lane templates!
Creating a background using mist and Kiwi Lane templates
Before I go any further I have to give a shout out to the uber talented Stephanie Buice - she inspired my background!  It doesn't have anything to do with the Kiwi Lane Templates so I didn't talk about it there - but I wanted to give it a moment here :).  She has done several layouts recently that have this painted background with stripes, etc...she has used a variety of mediums to create hers.  I went with what I had - which was mists.  I just used my mists and dry brushed a line across diagonally.  I started with the darkest and then went from there.

Now on to the Kiwi Lane stuff :)
First off I used two different patterned papers and cut out the word HAPPY on my Silhouette.  I made sure to leave space between each of them so that I could use my balloon template to cut them out.
You can do this with any die cutting machine!

I then traced a balloon around each letter and cut them out.  

The other way I used my templates was to create another layer to my background.   Once the mist painting was dry I used my Cloud Template and traced clouds throughout. I made sure to overlap them and added some loops for a whimsical touch.

Now you may be wondering, why go to all that work for a background?  I didn't have a paper on hand that coordinated without being too busy.  So when that happens...I take to making my own.  One thing is for sure - it is one of a kind.

Have you ever used your templates to create one of a kind layouts?  That's one of the best things about Kiwi Lane - you can make things personal!

Kiwi Lane Templates Used:
Wacky 2
Celebrate 2


Leslie Germain said...

Gorgeous layout! LOVE the colors and the balloons! The background is so cool!!!

Aline Marengo said...

This layout is very beautiful!

Cheryl W. said...

Love this layout - especially the lettered balloons. What a clever idea@


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