Hi All! Welcome to the Friday Focus Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. Today we're taking a look at the beautiful Calypso collection. Perfect for all your summer layouts, cards and crafting projects, Calypso features bright summer colors with fun-in-the-sun images.
For today's project, I decided to play with the Calypso Workshop Your Way, which includes everything you need to create three 2-page 12x12 layouts, 2 cut-apart pages to create a pocket scrapbooking layout, and enough supplies to create 9 cards.
Let's take a look at the layouts. These were created according to the suggested instructions in the free PDF download.
Next up, let's take a look at the cards. I used the suggested layouts, but changed up the stamps. The PDF uses the One In A Melon stamp set, which showcases summer fruits and funny sayings. I actually don't have that set, so I created the cards using the Beyond Awesome, Tickled Pink, and Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp sets.
The cards above features the Beyond Awesome stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the "You Are..." flag and Cotton Candy and Canary inks for the sentiments.
For this second style, I used the Tickled Pink stamp set. The cute little flamingo is stamped in Pixie and Cotton Candy inks. I used Whisper for the legs and Canary for the beak. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink.
Finally, I used the Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set on this third card style. I stamped the images in Champagne ink and used my Prismacolor colored pencils to do a little no-line coloring. Let's take a look.
I colored the above flower a little brighter than I had intended and it really didn't go with the pink in the flamingos that are on the front of this paper. So I flipped the paper over to the pineapple side and added a strip of Canary cardstock instead of the flamingo washi tape. I fussy cut the hibiscus and popped it up with foam tape. It took a while to fussy cut the image, so for the next two cards, I stamped the image directly on the White Daisy cardstock:
Again, I stamped the images in Champagne ink. This time, I colored the flowers with lighter shades of pinks and yellows, which match the pink in the flamingos much better. I stamped "Mahalo" on each card using Tuxedo Black ink.
Here are some close-ups of the flowers:
And there you have it! A look at the Calypso collection. You'll be seeing a lot more of it throughout the summer! In the meantime, hop on over and see what inspiring project my über-talented friend Lynn Darda has for you at From My Bungalow.
Have a wonderfully creative weekend!