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Art Studio: Moonlight Misting with CDs

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Hello All!  Wendy here to share up my first post for Clique Kits!

On a side note, I’m honored to be the Design Team Captain for Clique Kits and we have SO much planned in this first Clique Kits design team term.  We are packing lots of amazing product and planning lots of techniques for you too!

I have a passion for mixed media and I’ve always had the artistic bone to dabble with paint. So, with my first post here on the Clique Kits blog I wanted to bring you a fun technique with using something you can probably find around your house (or in your car).

Now in the days of the highest tech of the latest phones and mp3, CDs are becoming perhaps quite obsolete in your playlist.  I know I transferred all my CDs to my iPod that I use on Bluetooth in my vehicle.  So, I have no need for all the CDs left behind…until now…so search your stash of scratched CDs and/or some you plan to trash and let’s create!  Shall we just call it creative recycling. Yes.

I wanted to have a moonlight effect to my layout as creating a page about New Orleans (aka ‘The Big Easy’).  So, immediately I thought to use the CD to create a ‘moon’ on my layout.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

I chose to use a black cardstock as my base for a little extra pop to the white misting ink.  Lay down the CD on your cardstock.  Make sure to put a scrap piece of paper on the hole of the CD or your circle will have a hole in it after misting.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

Mist away…and there you have your misted ‘moon’.  Allow to dry completely.

Now I am ready to embellish the rest of my page.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

I used the skyline paper from Second City in the October kit as the central focus among the misted moon.  I hand cut the skyline from the pattern paper and attached to the cardstock with pop dots.  This little bit of dimension really pops the skyline away from the misted moon for more emphasis and interest to the page.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeballThe Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

I love the October Afternoon letter stickers in the October kit.  They were the perfect simple lettering for the title work on my layout.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

I’m on the Gulf Coast where Mardi Gras kicks into full swing early in the year.  I love looking at all the different masks and decor so intricately detailed for display.  I really wanted to capture the vibe of the ‘Masquerade Ball’ (perhaps with intention on the name of the October kit) typical of New Orleans and Gulf Coast in the celebration of Mardi Gras.

The Big Easy, @Wendy Morris @cliquekits, #cliquekits #scrapbooking #DIY #ckmasqueradeball

As a finishing touch, I used the perfect accent of blingy stars matched up as an October Add-On to the October monthly kit.  And that’s it!  A simple technique that can bring some pow-wow to your next project!

Now I know you are dying to go and find a CD to work some magical misting on your next project! Right?! Ha!

I hope you were inspired and enjoyed my project!

Supplies

Clique Kits Product | October ‘Masquerade Ball’ Kit (Paper:  Basic Grey – Second City – Kelly Purkey – Ashland #sec-4705; Letter Stickers:  October Afternoon – Daily Flash – Flash Alpha Nightfall ‘Shop Front’ #SS-1121; Sequins:  CK Exclusive).

Other | Cardstock, Spray Mist -White, Rubons.

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10 thoughts on “Art Studio: Moonlight Misting with CDs

  1. This is such a great idea! I love how the layout turned out! You really captured the effect and atmosphere and the October Kit really was perfect for this memory! Awesome job! And Clique Kits loves anything green-so reduce,recycle,re-purpose away!

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  2. Ah, that looks gorgeous!! I can’t stop looking at it. haha

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  3. Awesome layout Wendy! I love the cut out of the city scene and the background and your use of the CD is fantastic! Thanks for the tip!

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  4. I love re-purposing! Love your cityscape cut out Wendy!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! Love that spray misted moon! Great Layout! TFS!!

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  6. beautiful layout, wendy!

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  7. Thanks so much everyone!! x

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  8. Gorgeous layout Wendy! Love the photos and the fussy cutting and the misting!

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  9. This is absolutely stunning Wendy! Love all the misting and fussy cutting ♡

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  10. Yes, Wendy, this is stunning in every way!! Congrats on being team captain!! Let’s hear it for the Clique Kits Varsity Team….Yayyy!!

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