First, lets take a look at the kit:
Lots and lots of fun stuff in this kit. A few of my faves include the sandy/kraft Thickers; the Tim Holtz rub-ons; and the washi.
I also really enjoyed the inclusion of the grey and kraft cardstock because they gave me some neutral colored options to use as backgrounds in place of my usual white. I don't know about everyone else, but more times than not, I struggle with using colored cardstock as a background. I try, I really do, but it just doesn't work for my brain at this point in time. I don't stress about it though nor do I try to force it. Scrapbooking styles have their phases and I right now I am in my white background phase I guess ;). A neutral colored cardstock is a little bit easier for me though and these first two layouts are examples of how sometimes, I CAN work outside my little box:
"Here & Now" is my take on a recent Sunday Sketch which you can see here. I really loved the red flower paper from Dear Lizzy's newest line and thought it paired well with the grey background.
For the next layout I kept the design simple to keep the emphasis on the photo and I also incorporated a few pieces from the July Embellishment Kit (as I did with the previous layout):
Washi tape is one of those supplies that I like, but don't use very often. The roll of washi in this kit though is going to be a different story. I absolutely adore the red and blue color combo and I like that it is a thinner strip.
Well, there you have it, my first two layouts using the July Add-On Kit from Citrus Twist! Looking forward to sharing the remainder of my projects with you as the month progresses!