Hello Clique Kits friends! Leigh here, with a layout focusing on an easy technique, to highlight how we can use the shapes on patterned papers to bring emphasis to our scrapbook page’s theme. We can think about what story we want to tell about a photo, and that can lead us to a theme for our page. In this instance, The March cut file with the painterly circles, reminded me of frosting on the top of cupcakes. I had a photo of my daughter to scrapbook about a day we visited “Sprinkles” cupcakes!
Here is the cut file used on this page. Love the circles, and the fact that they look painted! Reminds me of cupcake frosting- at least when I frost cupcakes! This was the starting point of the design and led to the idea to use a portion of this cut file as a stencil to add gloss gel that would resemble frosting. I kept the farthest three rows on the right to use on this page, and used the other side as a stencil. Simply add gloss gel or Whipped Spackle, colored with gelatos that match your papers. You could skip the mixing and just use heavy bodied acrylic paint from the Mixed Media section of the Clique Kits Store, to add through the cut file stencil. Pick a few of the circles and frost away!
Close up of the gloss gel that I sprinkled with shaped glitter. Looks like a cupcake to me!
This is where the shapes in your patterned paper connect to the theme of your page. The far right exclusive paper, designed for Clique Kits, was perfect to resemble wonky circles and sprinkles! The patterned papers in this month’s kit have an artsy modern vibe , and are perfect for reinforcing the theme! Simply back all of your circles with a variety of different patterns in large and small scales. So fun!
Once the circles are filled, then work on the photo section of your layout. I chose a few of the cut apart cards from the Goldie collection in this month’s kit. Layer them behind your photo, then add a vellum pocket with a tag for more journaling. Choose some adorable embellishments from this month’s kit to add to the top left with a bow tie clip.
Then add the title directly underneath the photo, and a label from the exclusive die cut pack for some of your journaling and date. The Maggie Holmes sequin shapes pack from last month (February) was added to create the title. Flair from last month as well.
I can’t wait to see what you guys create with this amazing kit! Seriously, amazing! Have fun!