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Art Studio – Cut Files and Water Colour Play



Hello it’s Melissa here and today I have a 12×12 layout to share with you that I made with the gorgeous Tapestry Kit.  I decided to play with my water color paints and some of the exclusive Clique Kits cut files (which, by the way, are seriously amazing!).  Now I am by no means a mixed media expert, but I do love to experiment and play!

I used the background squares cut file and the solid feather cut file, and wanted to feature them in a big way on my layout. I backed the squares cut file with the navy and teal constellation paper, and then machine stitched on the diagonal.  Everything else was built on this cut file.
Pregnant Selfie1A little bit about my photo, yes it is a pregnancy photo, but no you can’t see my baby bump!  It’s a quick selfie that I took at our neighbourhood park, and this layout is for my pregnancy album (my baby was born in April 2014, and this photo was taken in March).

I coloured my feathers with pink and red water colours, and I made them darker at the bottom, fading out to the top in a gradient or ombre.  Once they were dry I splattered them with pink and rose Colour Shine.  The edges naturally curled up from being wet, and I left them like this.

Pregnant Selfie Sneak

The cut apart tag from Wildflowers was perfect for my journalling, and I added the one of the exclusive printables “thankful & grateful” and a Wildflowers pleather bow – which are stunning (and are an add on to the kit).

Pregnant Selfie2

The Dear Lizzy gold puffy thickers are amazing, and are such a perfect match for this kit!  Here is a close up of the water colours I applied with the packaging technique (you can see this technique in action in my video).

Pregnant Selfie3

A close up of my layering under my photo.  The flower die cut is from Pink Paislee’s Cedar Lane ephemera pack (you can find it in the shop as an add on).

Pregnant Selfie4To see my process in detail, you can watch my video below.

Thanks so much for looking, I’ve loved my first month on the blog!

Love & blessings xxx


Author: Melissa Vining

A scrapbooking mum of 4 from Queenstown New Zealand

17 thoughts on “Art Studio – Cut Files and Water Colour Play

  1. OH my GOODNESS! oh how I love this!! It’s perfect!! 🙂


  2. wohoo, it’s wonderful!! 🙂


  3. Beautiful layout and great video! You’ve inspired me to get busy.


  4. Really lovely page


  5. Love the dark background behind the cut file!


  6. what a beautiful page!!


  7. Love everything about this Melissa the backing of cut files and the watercolor play!


  8. so beautiful! love all the details, fantastic page!


  9. Love all of the details, fabulous layout!


  10. this layout is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING – just gorgeous!!!


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