Hello Clique Kits Fans!
I am back with a fun new layout using the oh so gorgeous “Aquarelle” main kit. This month’s kit features one of my favorite paper collections to date, Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s Wild at Heart.
I have been saving the picture featured in this layout for the right paper, but when i got to document it, pieces from both the Double Dot, and Mariposa papers have been cut – no complete pages that could be used as a background. So i set to combine both papers, and create my own butterfly designs for the page. Here is a small video on how the page was created, enjoy!
You guys know i am obsessed with butterflies! and since i needed quite a few of them, i doodle a butterfly, and used it as a cut file to create the different size butterflies on my Silhouette Cameo. Before taking the butterflies from the cutting mat, a light sprinkle of blue and mint ink was sprayed on them.
I wanted to give the butterflies a watercolor finish, so I used Distress Oxides (you can use all sort of media for this method) and a crafting mat -you can use an acrylic block, or a plastic sheet/package-. I stamped a few inks separately on the mat, and diluted them with a bit of water -making sure little droplets of color formed on the surface-. Each butterfly then was put in contact with the water droplets, i made sure to smoosh the butterfly a bit, and then left it to dry. Once they were completely dried, a precision pen was used to draw a thin line around the edge of the butterflies, and voila! I had my embellishments.
Fortunately, i was able to match the papers on an angle to form the mat. A bit of machine stitching secures them to the page. The seam was the line i used to create the group of floating butterflies from the title at the bottom right of the page to the picture at the top left corner of the mat. If you haven’t checked this month’s add ons, then rush to the Clique Store. There you will find the Wild at Heart add ons, including the wood veneer used in this page.
The picture was backed with one of the exclusive cards from the Aquarelle kit. A few clusters made of ephemera pieces, the exclusive printables, fussy cut pieces and the lovely rubber charms -all included in the main kit– were created around the picture. A few drops of gold ink complete the layout:
I am so glad that the butterfly idea worked perfect for this page. Like i mentioned, the Aquarelle kit is so beautiful, you will use even the paper scraps. Unfortunately, subscriptions for kits are sold out, but there are still a few a la carte Aquarelle kits available at the Clique Store, so you better rush to pick one.
If you have any questions on how this layout came together, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!