This month I stretched myself to use some tools I've had in my possession and never tried;
chalk board paint and a chalk marker. I used this months sketch from www.mycreativesketches.blogspot.com as my inspiration.
I used the stencil included in the Creative kit and painted the chalkboard paint using a sponge brush. I let the paint dry well before proceeding.
I should also mention I took a fine tip pink journaling pen to the tips of the flower petals. I am happy it came out so cute.
I wanted to give you a couple tips on the other layouts I made.
For this layout, I inked the wood circles with red and blue inks. You may notice the words "Brother" and "Super Hero" are red with a black background. I used random black letters from the sticker sheet (like Z and Q) first then topped it with the red letters. I used the black letters not typically used so I wouldn't use up the more common letters I might need somewhere else.
I was playing around with the wood pieces in the Creative kit and started putting them together. Then I had a wonderful idea to use it in my layout. I sampled different paints in my stash in an effort to match the colors in the paper as close as possible.
I painted each circle and let them dry before assembling my colorful embellishment.
I will also mention that when you create a two page layout you have to be a bit creative with the paper you use. For this layout I only cut small strips of the striped paper for the top and bottom of each page rather than running an entire piece on the background. If I hadn't done this, I wouldn't be able to create this layout.
Here is another layout I had to use some creativity to accomplish the look. I used one piece of paper for the background. I sliced the paper and flipped the color side over to the front. I grabbed some washi tape in my stash and taped the two parts of my paper together in the back. Now I have a 12x12 layout which looks like it was created using two pieces of paper but really only used one. As you know, I like to get a lot of layouts out of my MCS kits. By using just one piece of paper for my background I was able to stretch my paper even further and make more layouts.
This is such a fabulous kit full of color. Have fun Creating!