When I go to crops I like to come prepared so I don’t just sit there and look at my bags and don’t really know what I want to do. The way I work preparing for crops is also something I have started doing at home when I get a kit. I start by dividing all the papers, embellishments and alphabet into piles and thereby making small minikits for each planned layout and put them in a plastic bag. That way I will see if I miss out on any embellishments. This month I was lucky enough to have a readymade background that could be used and I picked and embellishments to go with that background. The colors in the kit this month are light, but I wanted a picture with strong colors so I used a background with hot pink and added all that was pink into that pile.
Here you will see a sneak peek of the finish layout – the rest of it you can see in the gallery)
Since I didn't have any more backgrounds I started to plan the backgrounds for my next three layouts based on the colors in the papers. I ended up with one with aqua/black tones, one with aqua/grey/black tones and the last with brown/aqua.
Here is the kit I picked for layout two. (I got a little inspired at the crop and I am sorry that I forgot to show you how I picked out the pieces for layout 2 and 3. All my layouts are available in the gallery.)
Sneak peek of the finished layout.
I usually cover up most of my backgrounds so they are not so visible so here are a few closeups of the backgrounds used in these minikits.
Last I want to show you my little spot at the crop. I am a very messy scrapper and things tend to take over my desk… (My spot stops before the pink lamp...) Here I have worked with the kit for one evening and one day. (you can see pieces of the kit here and there...) It was a very productive weekend. Not often I end up with 7 layouts in one weekend. This month's kit was perfect for this crop.