Nathalie here with my very first post as member of the Clique Kits’s Design Team ( i am so thankful to Clique Kits, and excited to be working with all the amazing designers in the team). For today’s post i will be sharing with you how the beautiful and soft Swan Lake kit was used in my personal journal.
I have kept a journal since I can remember; a couple years ago, I discovered Traveler’s notebook style journals, and i have been hooked on them since I bought my first one. I think my style of journaling is a bit eclectic (you’ll see), but it is me in a book!.
For my first spread, i am documenting our Apple picking trip. I created the photo strip on Adobe Lightroom, and printed it in color. I cut the little frames from the “Moments” paper included in the main kit, and the paper corners from the “Pure Joy” paper included in the Swan Lake kit add on. I layered the frames behind the photo strip, added a sticker from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection, and a foiled die-cut from the Posh collection that i picked at the store. To complete the page, I added a few of this month’s exclusive printables, which worked seamlessly in tying all the colors and feel of this spread. Here are some close ups:
Like i mentioned previously, my style of journaling is eclectic; for the second spread of my journal, i used the Prima Decadent Pies watercolor palette to create the background for the picture of my husband and I on our Thanksgiving Day walk (we already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada!). I just added splatters of paint to a wet background, and help the paint spread with a wet brush.
Once dried, I attached a black and white picture, along with some chipboard stickers (from this month’s kit add-ons), one of the exclusive printables, and a die cut from the Posh collection that it is available at the Clique Store.
I wrote a very personal note about how this man makes my life better every day, but I chose to keep it hidden (sorry!), for that I used the “Love” paper included in the Swan Lake kit add-on. I used an exacto knife to cut the rectangle out of the paper, and attached it to the page using some of the Amy Tangerine washi tape available at the Clique store.
Here is the full spread:
I love how easy it was to incorporate pieces from the Swan Lake kit into my personal journal. Don’t forget to check the store for the the new Traveler’s Note kit, and many of the small details used in these spreads. You can always used any of the DT’s code to get a 10% discount at checkout.
Thanks for visiting today,
See you all soon!