Delving In

Hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be back as Guest Designer for Quirky Kits. And what a fabulous box of delights I was sent by Leo. I love the fact that as I carefully take everything out from the bag there are always things to gasp over and always something just that little bit quirky to get me wondering just how will I use that? And that usually seems to end up being part of one of my favourite layouts. Will it be the same this time? You'll have to wait and see.

I thought I would try something a little bit different with this kit. I have lots of different photos printed up ready to scrap, in various sizes. So I took the contents of "I'm with the band" along with a handful of photos and spread everything around until I had various page kits on the go. It looked something like this

Everything bar the alphabet and the washi tape all chopped up, kitted out and ready to go. Some of the bags don't have too much in them, so anything left over from a page kit will be thrown into one of the other bags. I will probably take a break to begin using the Lite kit (I do like to keep them separate to start with) and then add some of those pieces to the emptier page bags as well.  I  started with the fullest page kit and am now working my way through. So far I am rather liking this way of scrapping and might have to try it again as the pages are coming together so quickly.

So here is layout number one. The one not in a bag...

All the gold and yellow colours in the kit were perfect for a page about my parents Golden Wedding. Then I noticed the strip at the bottom of the "Think Good Thoughts" paper with the days of the week on it and decided that I would theme the page around the number of days they have been married. But it was the only navy element in the kit so I had to think about how to bring it in to the layout. I also loved the punchinella stars but because they were silver not gold I wasn't sure what to do.
And then I had the bright idea of using the punchinella as a mask for some blue distress ink and the whole thing started to come together.

The stars don't make for a totally clean masked look but I was pretty pleased. I then used the punchinella with gold glimmer mist and once I had sprayed it, turned it over and pressed the residue of the spray onto the cardstock as well.

I inked and layered my precut chunks of patterned paper, adding a punched border to the bottom one. I tucked two circles cut from the 7 Dot Studio  paper, the MME "All about me" die cut and a hand cut heart within the layers of paper and stuck it all down to the cardstock.
(Mmmm I love paper layers!)

I stamped some words using American Crafts Roxie letters and coloured some in with a gold gel pen. The filled in words were stamped with Tattered Jeans Distress Ink.

I added the title with the "Noted" stickers. Having a numerical title is great as it leaves lots of letters for all the other layouts I have planned! 


  1. Great to see you back Lythan. I love that layout - just love all the layers and the punchinella looks great as a mask!

    Loving your idea of splitting the kit up into page kits hmmmmm something to be thinking about methinks. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your layouts

  2. Love this main page - especially the .1 in the title

  3. Great page - and really interesting to see how you go through the kits and divide them up - I wonder how other people use their Quirky Kits as well....