There is something about the start of November which always feels to me like the flicking of a switch. All at once I turn away from mists of mellow fruitfulness and start looking for that sharp November-y ness. You know? Bright lights in shop windows? Dark, dark skies? Clear colours we can see on murky mornings?
There are plenty of beautiful clear colours in The Gossamer Blue November kits. I couldn't wait to get hold of some of the bright blues which always feel right for November to me. But, as is always the way, once I started printing photos and moving papers around I found inspiration in some of the other pieces first. Could I find somewhere for a giraffe? Yes I could!
Along with his friend the rub on zebra (both Amy Tangerine for American Crafts in the Main and Life Pages kits , he made it onto a page about photographing animals. I was pleased to find the big "&" in the Main kit because I was able to use it to emphasize the shape of the gorilla as he sits in the picture.
I wanted to use the white rub ons over colour to give a bit of a printed fabric look and I tried them first over Kraft card before settling on the white
Next, I went black and white (so much for wanting to be blue!) for a page about photographing something every day for Instagram. When I saw the stripes and polka dots, I knew I'd be printing a picture of one of my striped t shirts and it was easy, then, to add it to the frames in the Main kit:
Some black rub ons, from the same Amy Tangerine pack as the white ones, and a bit of black ink over cork
with just a little peek of gold in that doily
And for the my third page? More neutrals. I haven't used a Kraft background on a 12x12 in a while
So I used two of the Life Pages card and the rest of the rub ons, layered. More rub ons? If you haven't used any in a while, seriously: give them a try. Just be gentle and patient, and tell yourself you can layer if you don't like the end result. Bet you will, though. That bicycle is one of my favourites!