Daydreamers & Stargazers | Citrus Twist Kits

Hey lovlies - join me over on the Citrus Twist Kits blog today, where I'm sharing a layout about making mixed media work for my style of scrapping! - Elsie x

Be Unstoppable | Citrus Twist Kits

Uh oh - I've been a bit of a busy bee and have been severely lacking on blog posts, I'm sorry!

But today, I am remedying that and have a Citrus Twist Kits layout to share with you, using this month's Kinsley kit.

This month's kit had a really beautiful soft and dreamy feel, so for my first layout using the kit, I went along that same vibe.

I've missed stitching my titles, I haven't been doing them as much as I'd really like to recently, so my title was actually my starting point.

I picked the word 'dream' and chose a nice and simple script font and then spent a *few* minutes stitching. I have a video tutorial here where I show you how I stitch on my layouts, in case you're interested.

I absolutely love paper '8' from Paige Evans for Pink Paislee's Take Me Away collection; I think it might be one of my favourite all time papers. I love the mint to pink ombre with small scallop detail and I knew I wanted to feature that somehow.

Because my title was 'dream' I went with the 'z' sleep thing... I don't know a better way to describe that!! Graphic? Motif? Eh... The 'Z thing' will do!!

I used a serif font for the Z's as that would contrast nicely with the title's font. I gradually made the Z's slightly bigger than the last and cut them out following the paper's gradient.

I popped the Z's up on some foam and weaved in some hand-stitched clouds, and did a tone-on-tone thing using some of the embellishments, and my butterfly punches on some scraps (classic Elsie - ha!!).

I also got a bit mixed-mediary with a star stencil and some modelling paste, I love that extra bit of detail on the background. I'm kinda addicted to a stencils and modelling paste combo at the mo, I think it's such an effective, but easy technique!

I created a bit of contrast from all the mints and pinks, with my border by using that beautiful ochre/yellow exclusive CTK paper.

Also that eyelash piece is cut out from a WRMK tag from the Sprinkles add-on. I think it kinda looks like the cloud is sleeping - so adorable! 

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to check out the awesome Citrus Twist Kits site. The kits are stunning, I'm absolutely loving working with them.

- Elsie x