Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My First Attempt at Hexagons

Hi all....I'm here today with a layout I made recently using Studio Calico's May kit: 35 MM. 

Hello My Name Is Lisa

With this kit was probably my favorite stamp ever, this great hexagon outline. I started with a piece of white cardstock and created a partial background using this stamp and the six primary and secondary colors, alternating them and going for a less than perfect grid.

I also used the great hexagon mistables from Studio Calico and created a design with those around my photo and placed some randomly inside the grid I created.

The letter stickers are the Color Magic stickers from Heidi Swapp. I ended up using some Copic markers to color them in and they didn't turn out quite like I had hoped. A little too streaky and hard to read.

Overall...I really love this layout. It's very different from my usual work and uses a lot of bright colors (not to mention that the subject matter ain't too shabby either!)

Supplies:  patterned paper - Heidi Swapp; stamp - Studio Calico; ink - Colorbox, Stampin' Up; clips - SMASH (K & Co); washi tape - Bazzill; letter stickers and die cut - Heidi Swapp; hexagon mistables - Studio Calico; markers - Copic

Here's my question for anyone that has used the SC mistables or the American Crafts mistable thickers or any other color alterable product...how do you completely cover them, while keeping them from getting so saturated that they fall apart when using a mist?  I ended up using stamp ink to cover the mistables I used here because my success rate with spraying them is zilch.  The pros always make them look so easy! 

Thanks for looking!


  1. You stamped all of those hexagons? Wow! I makes for such a cool background, Deedee!

  2. I love hexagons, this turned out great!

  3. Nice layout - I love all the primary colors and the hexagons look great!

  4. You did a great job with it - super cute layout!

  5. I love what you've done with the hexagons! GREAT LO!