I had some lovely scrappy items for Christmas which needed to be put to good use. But I also have a lot of stash that's crying out to be used. Hence, a Kitchen Sink layout - where you use anything not matter how old!
I took these photos when we visited Dumbo before walking the Manhattan Bridge. I love the texture of the cobbled streets. The second bridge (I think it's the Washington Bridge) is such an awesome colour against the red brick buildings.
I added my favourite die-cut tags (Kesi'Art) as well as some found die-cuts from my stash - it's kitchen sink remember?!
Whilst planning the layout I was trying to figure out how to add a bit of pizzazz. This is where the stars came in. Adding small elements makes it easy to introduce colour and detail.
I'm really trying to break away from white backgrounds. Using a striking background like this can be challenging. The white border around the photos help.
I think if you stick to a good colour palette, it's easy to mix elements from old kits or leftover stash.
Of course, if you have shiny new stash or a good kit - it's even better!
I hope I've inspired you to use everything and the kitchen sink too!
Credits: Papers: Jillibean Soup - Chit Chat Chowder, Die-cuts - Rachel Hodge - New York, Dies: Kesi'Art From Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn, Chipboard - Simple Stories - Life Documented
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