Ten Things: Hexagons!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Look who is finally catching up on Ten Things posts!  It's about time, right?  This week at Practical Scrappers we played with hexagons!!  I'm not the biggest follower of trends, and while hexagons are definitely still hot, they have been around for a bit of time.  I must say that this is probably my first time using hexagons...ever....  It's pretty pathetic that I'm only playing with them now that they've been around for a bit of time, but I must say, this will be the first of many!

Products used: all patterned paper (including alphabet letters): Cosmo Cricket; hexagon die cut placement: Jillibean Soup; spray mist: Mister Huey by Studio Calico (hotdog color); cassette tape die cut: October Afternoon; smile and pink/yellow/brown dots: American Crafts; yellow droplets: Kaiser Crafts; bling: Hero Arts; hexagon journaling tag: Slice by Making Memories; yellow ribbon, buttons, flower border sticker: craft supply.

I was pretty excited to play around with hexagons.  I picked up this Jillibean Soup placemat that I used as a hexagon spray mist template.  After spraying the page with Mister Huey Hot Dog spray mist, I cut a few hexagons out of the placemat to use over the misted hexagons.  I also cut a few hexagons out of the patterned paper to insert into the hexagon cuts.

I've been so into layering paper lately!  I just love the look.  It makes everything not look so flat.  I fussy cut all the letters from patterned paper to create this title, and distressed the paper a bit before adhering.  I also cut two hexagons from my Slice and adhered together to use as hidden journaling.

Here's a close up on the journaling tag.  (Let's just pretend the journaling is there since I still haven't firmed up what I'm going to write).

I found these little yellow droplets by Kaisercrafts at my local scrapbook store and I must say how much I love them.  They add the perfect little touch without being overdramatic.  (I bet you didn't even notice them at first!  Go ahead.  Go back and see if you can find them in the layout).  :)

Here's a better view of the little yellow droplets.

And I've been slowly learning to layer and cluster embellishments.  I was super proud of myself on this one.  I just love the ribbons, button, and cassette tape.  I think it all flowed really well together.

And finally, just to explain the story behind this layout a bit.  I am a girl who truly changes her mind.  Like all the time.  I change my mind like I change my hair.  I always say to Alex "I want long hair" then a week later, I will say "I love my hair short."  When I was younger (photo above is from about 19 or 2o years old), I changed my mind all the time.  I went through quite a "learning period" about myself and who I was.  I thought it was extremely necessary to tell this story as it was such a huge transition in my eyes.  This photo was taken during the transition period and I'm so happy that I will have this to remember.

Well that's it for this week's Ten Things.  I hope you will hop on over and check out the rest of the hexagon posts. 

Kelster Jean

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  1. Great hexagon page Kelly! Love the playful patterned papers and the hidden journaling. Love the title too!

  2. Neat layout! Love the masking and the cassette tape! Really cute!


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