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Art Studio- Hello Gorgeous

 

Happy Thursday everyone!  The June kit Aquarelle has a lot of floral prints in it, however, there are also a lot of graphics and some beautiful shades of teal and aqua that lend themselves well to pages that aren’t too “flowery”.

I had this photo of my kids dressed up for a special day at their school called Red Carpet Day, and I thought that I would bring in a bunch of stars to go along with the theme.

I began by adding some gesso to my background and used some red, pink, coral, and sea foam mists using the packaging technique.  Then I used one of the cut files from the store and created a “stencil” to spray gold mist through.

Then I fussy cut out some hand drawn stars from some of the patterned papers.  I also used the fabric star that comes in the kit and sprayed it with gold mist, too.  I went around the edge of the star with gold thread.  The rose gold stars from the alpha sheet were the perfect touch of sparkle, too!

 

Finally, I just added some layers behind my photo, a few bits from the cut apart sheets, and the acrylic stars that come in the kit as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 


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Geek Lab- Clique Cuts

 

Have you checked out all the amazing cut files available in the Clique Kits store?  You can see them all HERE.

I saw these cute little butterflies, which were a subscriber exclusive, and I thought they would match well with the June kit, Aquarelle. This kit features Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection, which also has quite a few butterflies.

I started by adding some mixed media to my background and using a stencil to spray some ink through a starburst pattern.  Then I outlined the starburst in yellow thread.

I cut the butterflies from white cardstock and then fussy cut a whole bunch of smaller butterflies from the patterned papers in the kit.  I decided not to back the die cut butterflies with paper so that the background could stand out more.

I layered a few labels for my journaling with a  large heart and  piece of exclusive flair.

 

I love that these products matched my photo and story so perfectly!  Hope you are enjoying the June it and be sure to check out the cut files in the store!

 


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Yearbook: Celebrating Mother’s…

When I first saw the June kit, Aquarelle, I fell in love with the mix of florals and geometric prints!   The colors also reminded me so much of my mother, and I had the perfect photo in mind from last mother’s day.  Somehow, on Mother’s Day last year, my mom and I ended up making everyone else brunch….we stopped and looked at each other and said, “Wait, why are we doing this?”.  I guess it’s just what mom’s do!

 

 

I started with the pinkish watercolor background paper and added some gesso and mists.  Then I layered small squares of patterned papers, 3×4 cards, and vellum from the kit in a loose circle arrangement and stitched a circle with teal thread.

 

Next I cut one of the exclusive cut files for this months kit from white cardstock and layered it over the circle.

A few more scattered bits from the die cuts/ephemera pack and a title with the Pinkfresh copper colored alphas to finish the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Geek Lab- April Cut Files

This month’s cut files are super fun to work with!  I used both the floral, and the phrase files on my page below with the April kit, “Jellybean”.

 

 

I loved the lines of these flowers, so I wanted them to stand out. I didn’t back them with paper and cut them from white cardstock so that they would contrast against the colorful background.

The flow of the font of the sripty title goes perfectly with the floral cut file.

The background paper is a gorgeous periwinkle ombre print.  I added some white gesso and pink and seafoam mists which I smooshed on the gesso.

I used the Pink Paislee paper in the kit (paper #14) that has the overlapping circles and cut them out and folded them in half.  I was originally going to make a banner from them, but I decided on just leaving them like little clusters on the page.

I did very little embellishing, only adding a few gold foiled accents and some enamel dots.  I wanted the colors and the cut files to be the star of the page.

 

You can watch my process from start to finish here:

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 


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Study Hall- Folding Paper

 

What do you do when you have a piece of patterned paper and you love BOTH sides of it?   Well all I did was fold a corner over and was able to create an interesting design AND see both prints at the same time!

 

I like that the colors on this paper were boyish, and I thought that the blue polka dots would be a good contrast to the bright and colorful “watercolor” side of the paper.  I initially had the fold on the bottom and the photos on the patterned paper, but thought that the photos stood out better on their own in the corner on the white background.  (I also love that the colors in my photo go so well with the colors in the prints!)

 

For my embellishments, I also stuck with the same color palette and used some of the 3×4 cut aparts, the die cuts, and even pieces of this month’s exclusive printable.

 

 

And the gold foiled elements add the perfect sheen to the page, too!

You can watch how I created this page from start to finish here:

Hope you are enjoying working with your kits!


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Create Beautiful Art- Geek Lab

 

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing a page I made with the new April kit, “Jellybean”!   It is absolutely gorgeous and full of amazing, bright colors. For our Geek Lab, I am going to be using cut files, AND using the exclusive PRINTABLE that comes with the kit!

There were two particular things that inspired me for this page:  a piece of the exclusive flair that says “she’s crafty”, and a piece of the Bella Blvd “Make Your Mark” paper with lots of colorful paint strokes.

I had a photo of my daughter watching a Bob Ross video on YouTube and painting, so I thought these items would be a great way to highlight this photo.

I began by cutting out some large paint stroke shapes from a digital cut file and also the word “Art”.  I planned on backing these areas with the bright paint stroke paper.

 

I used a dry, 1″ paintbrush to stroke some areas of dark paint and over my title area and for some journaling areas.

I framed my photo with a cut file frame to make it look like a picture frame and hung it with some twine and a brad from my stash.

I embellished with cut outs from the exclusive printable that includes phrases and lots of tags and other elements.  There were also quite a few Bella Blvd bits that had sayings relating to making art and creating, so I had to add those in!

 

Finally, I added some stitching and doodled some stars.

 

You can watch my entire process here:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget about the printables that come with the kit!

 


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Geek Lab- Hello Little Critter

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Happy Thursday!  For my page today, I decided to use a tool that rarely gets used from my stash: punches, along with my February Kit.  I used some small circle punches to add some bright spots of color to my layout below:

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For the rest of my page, I kept to a palette of cool colors with the purples, teals, and mint in a simple layout design with a black of patterned paper on the left and another on the right and a strip of gingham down the middle. Centering a photo on this strip helps guide your eye to the photo.

For embellishing, I fussy cut some of the black and white flowers and added some white tags for journaling.

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I felt like I needed something to “pop” on the page, and was playing around with other papers, but I tried a tiny bit of this corrugated cardboard from Fancy Pants and it really helped add some amazing contrast.

I actually tried to cut to corrugated cardboard using a cut file and my Silhouette, but it was an epic fail!   The cardboard ripped and the design did not cut.  Perhaps a deep blade would work?  Anyways, I decided just to stick with some simple circles that I punched with some circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by today!