New Kit Peeks!


It's almost that time again, new kit time! I've done some quick sneak peek snaps for you so you can start to get a feel for the them.
The next kits are based around a mix of things. I've gone for more naturalistic colours and textures this time with it being spring and the weather turning and we're getting more of those blue sky days. I also picked up on a few trends for us like using the negative die cuts and all those super cute new shaped clips. There's lots of 'natural' textures in the embellishments too with cork, wood and burlap embellishments across the kits. I've also used a little bit of metallic which is still a big trend but I've gone with a silver in the main kit and a steely beige in the Lite kit which are both the softer side of metallics and it's also another way of using grey which is still trending right now too and popping up in lots of scrapbook collections.
OK so onto the pictures!

Here are the main kit papers:

You can tell a little bit here but you can see more in real life, the My Minds Eye chevron pattern paper on the far right has a lovely silver shimmer tone it's not flat grey but that along with the We Are Memory Keepers Metallic Sheer floral pattern paper, (which also has a silver print) works with the grey based papers to give them a lighter feel. The pops of colour come in the red, yellow and turquoise all work to keep it fresh and fun and Spring has sprung kind of feel.

I also tried to pick out paper that you can use in different ways so it's not all 'Spring/floral/pretty so here you can see if you pull out all the grey and blue tones and mix them with some of the embellishments you get a completely different look. The paper with the skyline print is a Basic Grey one called 'Rue' which I think is just great for so many different subjects. I love that die cut with that paper too, there's just something really attitudey about it.

The back of that 'Rue' pattern has a lovely yellow ochre colour pattern that works really well with all the 'natural' themed bits so you can ditch all the grey and work with these warmer colours instead. 

The Lite kit has more yellow tones so it's much warmer in feeling. In place of the bright red that's in the main kit you get little bits of soft pink and orange coming through in the papers. The My Minds Eye shimmer paper in this one, (it's on the far left here) has a steely beige tone so it's silver but with more beige so it's warmer and works well with these warm yellow colours of the papers. I've added a couple of the Lite kit embellishments to the photo too with the papers.

The embellishment kit has the same natural tones mixed with pops of brighter ones. I've snapped a picture of the burlap stickers here and the Basic Grey Capture tape which will mix well with the wooden and cork embellishments in the main and Lite kits if you like mixing up your kits. There's some more of the negative die cuts too but in colour this time around, these are from Simple Stories.

Don't forget that the extras shop is open this week so you can add some extra bits and pieces to your kit box. You can get there from the new look shop homepage. Click on the button that says 'subscribers extras'. When the shop's open you'll be able to order your extras any time. There's still a few things left to grab.
I think the cardstock sold out really quickly so I'll try and get some more added next week.
I've also got all new packaging for your kits from this month onward. I'll take a photo while they're being packed next week so you can see the changes.

x Leo

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