This page is a copy of a paper page I did at crop last week but since which the cat has ruined by walking over with wet and muddy paws!
It's using the second kit from Kirsty, I love how the pinks toned so nicely with the purples (purple is Mia's fave colour so I tend to use it quite a lot for pages which feature her).
On this one I discovered how to use and fill basic shapes and to create a textured canvas look for the 'cardstock'.
The next one I actually used a paid for kit - Cuddlebug from Shabby Princess. I just loved the slightly distressed feel and the lovely boy colours.
I learned how to crop the papers rather than just stretching or reducing once they were on the canvas (this distorts the patterns), also how to crop the stitched felt label and then layer and group a number of them to make longer labels (again just resizing using the handles distorted the stitching).
Also I created the rectangle frame (though I have to say I can't quite remember how I got the middle bit to disappear and the elements from behind to show through, so will have to play with that again!). Oh yes, I figured how to create a pattern from the papers to use to block fill shapes with a pattern rather than a solid colour and how to vary the opacity (the large circle and the buttons were done that way) and also how to recolour elements using block fill (the photo corner and doodley bit at the bottom were originally brown). Also played with using the different layer styles on the text to give it a more shabby look (the times part of the title).
I still have my paper page started Wednesday night still 90% complete, I just need to finish off the title and add a few more buttons and flowers. I really must get it done and put into an album before it's another that gets wrecked by muddy paws!