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Art Studio: Masquerade Ball Kickoff!



Hi there and thanks for stopping by the Art Studio this lovely fall Sunday! I am super excited to be kicking off our October Kit Reveal Party showing my first layout using Masquerade Ball. This is a layout reflecting my new found keep-it-simple style which is made even easier by having a mojo box delivered to my doorstep once a month!


To create this layout I started out with American Crafts solid white textured cardstock which I can’t have enough of in my stash. You can have some added to your kit very inexpensively from the school store. I used some of the Basic Grey Second City ephemera from the kit. I also used one of the Clique Kits exclusive 4 x 6 cards included in the kit as a matte for my photo. I just love the rich colors in this kit.


This kit also includes 4 awesome die cut files to use over and over! I used the feather die cut in this layout cut from some of the Second City patterned paper and a piece of 6 x 6 paper from the My Mind’s Eye Jubilee collection also carried in the Clique Kits store. I love the fact that 6 x 6 pads come with so many papers and so many designs- a whole collection- even if they are small. It makes me feel more free to experiment with them for things like die cuts. I don’t feel like I am wasting a lot of money if a cut doesn’t work out or I decide to try a different pattern.


Last but not least, I still have 3 more things to highlight in this post! First, I love the black and gold twine in this kit. It is from a hip website called Knot & Bow that sells “a carefully curated collection of modern, nostalgic paper goods and supplies” featured in Martha Stewart Living and even on Oprah! Clique Kits was very excited to include it in our October Kit. Second, after laying out this page, I felt something was missing. So I pulled out some mixed media paint from Art Anthology. I chose to use the color orchid from the “velvet” paint line. It is so smooth and creamy- hence the name. It contains an acrylic gel medium mixed in already so it has a thicker body and dries somewhat glossy. After including chalkboard paint in the September Kit we heard from friends and fans that the Clique would love to see even more mixed media supplies in the kits and store. How about you? We love to get feedback from our followers and as we grow we incorporate your ideas!

Finally, I have to credit the online shop I Heart Studio (Wilna Furstenberg’s website) for my brushstroke title die cut. I cut my title from solid black cardstock for maximum contrast against my white background. You can get one also totally free! And while you are there, look around at all the amazing possibilities to make your layouts beautiful.

I know that those of you who are already subscribers are counting down to October 3-5th when Masquerade Ball is shipping. As of now we are sold out and highly recommend that if you are even considering subscribing you don’t hesitate to sign up now to start with the November Kit!



Author: Gia Lau

Owner and Creative Director of Clique Kits Curator and Designer at Gia Aloha Blog and Etsy Shop

7 thoughts on “Art Studio: Masquerade Ball Kickoff!

  1. This layout just took my breath away! I love Art Anthology paints and their sprays are SO COLORFUL!!! LOVE that black and gold twine… so EXCITING!!! All that color packed onto a white background just makes such a statement!


  2. I live that layout. Beautiful layout!


  3. wonderful layout, gia! i love how you played up the purple in the kit – very pretty results!


  4. This is so striking Gia, even with the minimal products actually used on the layout!! That purple watercolor is just perfect where you placed it. Keep this up and you’ll create LOTS of layouts with this one kit!! LOVE IT girl!!


  5. Thanks @Jody– I have been simplifying my process so much thanks to having our kits! I have been making like 5-6 layouts every month and then still having lots leftover! I haven’t even begun to tackle my scraps yet ! I guess I am kind of a product minimalist who LOVES to continuously get the latest trendy stuff- well- even though that sounds like those things are mutually exclusive-they are actually not! (Thanks to our genius kit designs LOL)


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