And here's the This & That papers:
These photos were taken before I made the butterfly card in my last post, which uses that middle pink paper as it's background.
I started just playing around with the larger sheets, until I came up with something that looked a little bit like this:
The only cutting I did to get to this "starting point" was to trim a row of flash cards off the other side of that teal damask paper. At this point nothing was adhered to anything in any way - I wasn't going to commit any further until I looked for a photo/photos to match.
And I found one! This photo was taken quite a few Christmases back at my sister-in-law's. The papers perfectly matched Maddy's shirt and Ariel's tail!
My aim with finishing this page was to see what else I could use from the kit, without just gratuitously adding product. (The little banners and the "You Make Me Happy", if you're trying to play Eye-Spy, I think are from another, shorter offcut of that border strip paper that I found after I took the photos. Similarly, most of the thin strips of paper in my clusters are actually from the branding strips, which didn't make it into the photos either)
An aside: The first paper flowers I ever bought were three packets of white ones in different sizes. (I'm not sure if they hadn't started packaging them in multi-sized packs back then?) My reasoning was that I could just re-colour them to suit my projects, and I would never need to buy another colour! My first attempt, using an ink-pad, was NOT a success. Needless to say, I have since bought flowers in many other colours, and have been gradually using white flowers untouched ever since. I'm happy to report success, FINALLY with my home-mixed mini-mister on the flowers on this page!
I'm going to call my July Kit finished . . . thanks for sharing the journey with me this month, it's been fun!