Thursday, May 09, 2013

COLLECTION COLLISION: Hipster+Mint Julep

Hi there!

Welcome! I'm so excited to have a fun little surprise to share with you! I have a little stint over on the BasicGrey blog today! And even better it's featuring one of my favorite things - the COLLECTION COLLISION! Most of you know I've always loved mixing patterned paper and this time I got quite the challenge: combining the soft florals of Mint Julep with the retro-rad Hipster!


When I was initially asked to do this collection collision between Hipster & Mint Julep, my first thought was, “WHAT?!” I couldn’t think of two more opposite lines that BasicGrey had ever developed, but since I live for a challenge I plunged right in. 

To get started, the first thing I did was lay out all the papers from each collection trying to find something that might coordinate. I didn’t have much luck! The pinks and the peaches/oranges from the two collections were so very different. Then I started looking to the solids and found that the pretty crackled off-white/yellow paper from Hipster went so well with the yellow/creams in the cobalt floral pattern in Mint Julep. As I started putting those two together, I added in some more of the pink from Mint Julep and then the baby blue from Hipster and it all just fell into place.

Supplies: BasicGrey Mint Julep: MIN-4122 Zola, MIN-4124 Carolina, MIN-4128 Bonnie, MIN-4132 Marion, MIN-4144, Printed Chipboard Shapes; BasicGrey Hipster: HIP-4097 Betty, HIP-4090 Neato, HIP-4099 Hip, HIP-4095 Nifty; Other: BasicGrey brads; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Stampin' Up! scalloped border punch; Fiskars large circle punch; Silhouette electronic cutting machine; thread.

This layout is of my sweet niece, Jennifer, and features some of her senior photos. Jen will graduate from high school next month and it’s such an awesome accomplishment. I’m so proud of her and what a beautiful young lady she is inside and out. I based this page off an fab sketch from Becky Fleck. I love how it featured such a nice space for either a title and/or journaling. Since I wanted a large cut title and some of what I wanted to say to/about Jennifer was private, I featured the journaling on the tag tucked on the left side of the page. Then I was free to play around with the title work a bit and create something fun using the beautiful quote I found on the internet.



I hope this inspires you to do a little collection collision of your own! I can't wait to see what you come up with! And of course to get you started, how about WINNING a little Hipster+Mint Julep prize pack of your very own?! Simple hop over to Facebook and "like" BasicGrey, then come back here and tell me that you did or do :) It's that easy! I'll choose a random winner sometime tomorrow! 

xoxo, 
k.

27 comments:

Michelle said...

You have always been the queen of papers! Always mixing and matching so well, making each collection shine. I love this!! Love how you did the title too.

Linda said...

Love your work and I happy to see you back to blogging!

Стокли said...

I wouldn't know how to combine these lines, they are really very different.

Megan DI Mattia said...

Who doesn't "like" BasicGrey?! Liked them on FB for eons. Always amazed at your talent Kelly...

serenarepsold said...

Your mix turned out great! I wish we could all be so talented. I already love Basic Grey, btw! :)

KellieD said...

Another smashing layout Kelly! I already like BG on FB...love watching to see what they'll come out with next :)

Dorina D said...

Love Basic Grey and what a great way to combine two very different collections with such unique colors. Love your process, Gonna try that with all the papers I have and haven't used yet. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.C

wendipooh13 said...

already like them on facebook!!!!! such a cool page, love it!!! both lines are amazing.

Cynthia B. said...

Great job, Kelly! I agree, these lines look so different, but wow - you've blended them seamlessly!
I already like BG on FB. Thanks for the chance!

Maggie G. said...

already like them on facebook :-)

Sereknitty said...

Already 'like' BG! You never cease to amaze me with your creative talent - Love!

MNJackson said...

Already a Facebook follower of BG :)
Love your work Kelly, so darn cute!!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I just love the colours you've mixed... it really works! This layout is so lovely!
I'm already a Facebook BG Lover ;-)

Kelly Massman said...

i like basicgrey on fb already---and i love mixing patterns from different collections and you have done it wonderfully here!! TFS and for a chance to win!!!

Ashly said...

I already *love* them (and like them on FB) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jessrose21 said...

Mixing patterns is a struggle for me but you did an amazing job with that challenge! I already "like" BG on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeannie said...

I have liked BG from the first day. So much inspiration over there and from you of course!!

Thank you for the chance to win. Love these lines.

Zanne Koller said...

I have "liked" even loved Basic Gray on Facebook from the beginning. BG is my favorite Scrapbook company of all times! Love the two new collections Hipster and Mint Julep.

Rachel said...

Great combo page! I already liked BG! :)

arleigh said...

I didn't have to jump over and "like" BasicGrey because I'm an early-liker. :D

Sherri said...

Totally thought I commented on this already, so glad you posted on FB. I adore your layout Kelley, you have such a fun flirty style. Perfect combo for these collections. I've been a BG on FB fan forever. Love, love, love their collections. My LSS didn't get all of Mint Julep collection, so it would be awesome to win it!

Abbey said...

I like BG, your layout, and you (in random order, of course).

Carla said...

Fabulous combo of papers - love your layout.
I'm a fan of BG on FB!

Kirsten Heal said...

I liked it a long time ago!!

alisa logue said...

I 'love' BG! And 'liked' it on FB! -Alisa

Margie said...

I like BG already!

Jeannine H. said...

Just came back from BG's facebook page that "liked". Your layout is superb! I never thought those 2 lines would mix at all let alone look stunning like yours! BG makes incredible products year after year.