Why use a kit? That's the question posed in a forum thread that got me thinking. Many chimed in with arguments for going the kit route : convenience, coordinated products, design team and fellow subscriber inspiration ideas etc. Certainly many of these reasons for scrapping with a kit apply to me but the most exciting thing about working with Citrus Twist kits, is the element of surprise. I love all of the pattern papers from the July Add-On Kit but left to my own devices would never have thought to put them together.
I mean who would have thought to pair that large lollipop flower pattern with a strong red stripe? But it works. These patterns play off each other creating a retro sensibility calling to mind a Marimekko meets Lucienne Day moment. Musing on these giants of mid-century modern textile design naturally led to the notion of scrapping about my crafty hobby of sewing which is how this layout came to be.
I have to confess this page hasn't gone into my 6"x8" album. Why? Because I intended to add some zig-zag stitches along the edges as a finishing touch. A plan that's on hold until I manage to get a new needle for my sewing machine to replace one that broke when I tried stitching through heavy weight denim.
Citrus Twist July Kits : Seven Paper Amelia (Washi Strips, 009), Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy Sweetest Soiree, Crate Paper Poolside Admit One, Shimelle True Stories (Wood Button, Expresso), Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Sour, Webster's Pages #Happy Sticker Sheet
Photo Credit : merad44520