Hello Crafty Friends!
Nathalie here with a new project featuring this month’s super gorgeous Aquarelle main kit. Seriously, this kit is so versatile, full of color, and watercolor designs that are perfect for documenting all your cherished memories.
I love butterflies, and the “Mariposa” paper included in the kit was the starting point for this layout. However, I went ahead and search the Clique Kits digital store for a butterfly cut file, and found this one from January 2016. The combination of color and clean lines of the butterflies in this project bring the page to life.
I love capturing my kids and littles growth, however, i always chose to photograph the difference in their progress using a fixed object. This time, after a quick shopping trip to Michael’s, both, my daughter and niece -unknowingly to each other- bought the same bracelet. “DREAM BIG” is what the beads in the bracelet spelled; and i used the bracelet as my point of reference to compare their developments -they are 6 years apart after all- So sit, and enjoy a compressed version of how this page came together:
For this page, I chose to create a watercolor background using a few Prima watercolor palettes. The color splatters can easily be created by sprinkling some water drops, followed by some ink splatters (on top of the water ones), and then using a round brush connecting the color and water droplets together.
Though I created the background with a different design in mind, the change of orientation of the background helps the overall look of the page.
The cut out butterflies were backed with vellum, and randomly stitched to the watercolor background. All the fussy cut butterflies from the “Mariposa” paper included in the Aquarelle kit were sprinkled around the page, and also sewn into the layout.
The exclusive cards that are included in this month’s kit serves as the layer behind the picture. In addition to finding the cut files, I also found some exclusive printables in the store (September 2015 kit) that also match the colors of the Aquarelle kit. The large tab from this printable serves as part of one of the clusters created around the picture. The rest of the embellishments come from the die cut pack, and this month’s exclusive printables.
To create a visual triangle on the page, another small cluster was created at the top of the page using pieces from the kit along with a piece of the paper’s branding strip. The title of the page is “DREAM BIG” which is what the beads on the bracelets spell. I am not big on alphas, but this month’s Pinkfresh Studio copper set is so beautiful, it needs to be featured in your projects. After adding the journal lines, here is the final layout:
Can you tell, i love butterflies? Trust me, I think i used at least one of them in almost all my projects this month (there are still a few more projects coming to the blog soon!). But you will also be reaching for your detailing scissors to fussy cut this lovely designs. The Aquarelle kit is just a dream to work with. If you haven’t checked the kit, run to the Clique Store to pick one of the few left (i hope they haven’t sold out yet!).
You can always leave me a comment if you have any questions on how this page came together.
Thanks for stoppping by!