Thursday, January 6, 2011

Giselle | Inspiration by Crystal Bowman

So, the great thing about having a diverse design team here at Storyboard Kits, is the inspiring eye candy that lands in my inbox!  Crystal Bowman has been creating up a storm ever since the "Giselle" kit landed in her hot little hands. Love that she flips between 12x12 and 8.5x11!

For this layout, Crystal has created a landscape orientation 8.5x11 using the reverse of the Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 "Ginger" patterned paper. A splash of red paint really makes this layout pop! Great use of the elements paper too. How sweet is the "I love you" speech bubble!
To make her journaling strips stand out, Crystal has drawn a doodled border around each one! Very effective.

Love the texture Crystal has create here by using the dress making pattern paper as her background. A few Basic Grey stickers, super cute photos and a Prima flower finish this layout off beautifully.
Using border stickers on your layouts adds instant impact for very little fuss.

Basic Grey's Curio range has a gorgeously grungy vintage feel. Crystal has added extra ink to the edges and splashes of brown paint to further highlight the background. A simple torn strip underneath her cluster of photos creates a great landing space for her title and journaling. Love the tag extending off the page too!
Love a little bit of bling! Prima's crystal flourishes with fimo flowers are super easy to apply and add instant zing to your layout!

The Giselle kit is currently sold out, however there may be a couple left over after Friday night's crop night.  I've also been putting together the finishing touches on February's kit too...just have to visit my favourite trim place on Monday. Watch this space!

Cheers, Lis.

btw - totally thrilled with the shout out on the Crate Paper blog here and here! Cutest kit club ever indeed! Congrats to Kim and Ebony for having their November layouts using the Evanthe kit showcased.  There are still a handful of Evanthe kits available for purchase in the Storyboard store, and yes, I do ship internationally!