Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Life Preservers April Alternate Kit

Wohoo! I finally found time to play with the April Alternate Kit from Life Preservers. I must say what a pleasure it has been. These fun, masculine papers from Scrap Within Reach have been such a treat!

Thinking the colors are perfect for black and white photos, I dug out some old photos of my dad. The sticker letters were to large for the area that I wished to contain my title, so I cut the excess off around the letters to make them fit.

Using the cricut, I cut the leaves from the gold cardstock in the kit. I used Ranger distress inks for shading, then added some stickles for a bit of splash (brown is from kit, green is from my stash)

I covered the chipboard clock with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint. Using Metallic Silver Distress Crackle paint, I covered the key chipboard. After the paint dried, I rubbed it with Walnut Distress ink for an antiqued look.

Non kit items:
Stickles (purchased in Life Preservers online store); Opaline Pearls; Prima Say it in Crystals; Chipboard;
Clock; Rock Candy Distress Paint; Chipboard key; Metallic Distress paint; MM Vintage Findings; Staples; Stitching; ribbon

Next, I dug out the first photo ever taken of our farm. My husbands grandfather purchased the farm in 1946, later selling it to my father-in-law, and now my husband has acquired it. Being it has been a dairy farm for all these years, I just had to add some of the dairy chipboard buttons from Jenny Bowlin!!

Again, I cut the letters to fit in my Title area.

Non kit items:
Prima flower spray (from previous LP kit); Jenny Bowlin chipboard buttons (previous LP kit); buttons; 7 gypsies ticket (from previous LP kit); thickers; floss; distress ink; stitching; MM Vintage Findings; black cardstock; mesh

Last but not least, I created this little tag book for my purse. While shopping, I can never remember which colors of distress ink, distress paints, mists, stickles, ect that I have previously purchased. I also added sample colors of each product I own for matching papers, ribbon, ect. Of course I added several blank sheets at the back of the book for future purchases!!

I cut the tags using the School Plantin cricut cartridge. I used white cardstock in order to get a true feel of the colors.

Non kit items:
White cardstock; sticker

Thanks for stopping by!


Lydia Siegel said...

Im loving your los! The kit colors are beautiful!

Andrea said...

Jodi, this kit works so perfectly with your b&w photos!!! Beautiful job!!! I love the ideal of your little swatch book too!!