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Art Studio: Let’s Get Misty

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Hello friends,

Melissa here with you today and I’ve got a fun post for Art Studio. Of course, it involves inking and such and I’m also using the awesome specialty papers from Kaisercraft that are in the May Sorbet kit. (Psst… this kit is so beautiful and packed full of awesome product. RUN to store and get it!)

For this post, I wanted to showcase the Wildflower Spot Varnish Floral paper. I cut it down to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ size and selected two sheets. Mostly, because I do enjoy making a couple of cards at once and, because I wanted to just give you a couple of ideas on how to use these papers.

First, I grabbed my favorite mists which are the Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists. Love the colors! I also am throwing in some gold mist from Jen Hadfield.

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Instead of spraying it on the cards, I used a paintbrush to spread it on. Then, I did a little mist with the gold.

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Then, it was time to dive into the kit and use up the beautiful papers to create some cards. For the first card, I wanted to use the awesome washi tape strips from Pretty Little Studio. I thought to wrap them in a diagonal across the bottom half of the card. They were longer and it was easy just to wrap them all the way around since I would be adhering the floral paper down to my card base.

After that, I added all the goodies to complete my card and, here is the final look for this first one:

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I love how you can still see the pretty floral paper through the tape. So cool!

Alright, now on to the second card!

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For this one, I wanted to combine some of the papers and show that, because they contain so much white space and calmness, they are perfect to combine on a card. No overwhelming colors and patterns. It really does end up being a breath of fresh air!

Here is the final look after everything was placed just so and a cute little cluster of embellishments was added:

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Isn’t that all sorts of happy??? I really wanted to use the Thickers on this card and, sometimes that gets hard with the smaller scale of the card. However, due to the beautiful, calm nature of the papers, I love how the gold just pops off and shines! Someone will truly feel happy with this shiny card, hey???

Here are some close ups of these two cards:

Thank you so much for joining me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with another post using this awesome kit! To close, how about I just show you another pic of the May Sorbet Kit, huh? You might just need to have an opportunity to drool over it before you run to the shop to get one of your own. ūüôā

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And just to help ease your scrolling fingers, I include another link to the kit right HERE.

Until to tomorrow!

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Art Studio: Amazing view

Hello friends! Mary√°m here again to share another layout using the April 2017 kit. If you want to get this kit, just click here, we still have a few left.

For this layout, the first thing that I did was cut a cut file on my Silhouette Cameo. Then I took my watercolors and I used the “packaging” tecnique to do some big watercolor splatters of pink and yellow color.

After that, it’s time to do the funniest part, yes! Embellish the page. I put some flowers, stamped a instax camera from an Altenew stamp that I got from the shop, added some enamel shapes and some stickers from Freckled Fawn.

And for the cut file, I backed it with one of the project life cards that I designed for the kit, with vellum paper, and also with one of the Paige Evans paper.

Here is the result:

Here are some close-ups:

For the title I used one of the words from Freckled Fawn, and the white alpha from Elle’s Studio, but as you can see it’s not white, that’s because I painted it with a gold pen from one of our previous Traveler’s Notebook kit.

I hope you liked this layout. If you have any questions about this project just let me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by!


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Geek Lab | You Go Girl

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Hello everyone!

I hope you all have been enjoying all the beautiful projects the DT has created this month with the beautiful “Jellybean” kit. ¬† It does not only contain beautiful papers and embellishments, but also exclusive printables and ¬†beautiful cut files!

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For this layout, I wanted to use the  large phrase title cut file  as the main focus in the page,  so I chose to convert it into a large stand out title.  Here are the picture steps I followed on the Silhouette Software to create this title:

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Here is the image ready to be cut.  DO NOT close the program or image after cutting it!

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Using the offset  command, add an external offset to this image ( i have colored the original image, so you can see how the function works).  You can chose the size of the offset.

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Separate the images, just click on the edges of the original image, and move it out of the picture.  Now the offset is ready to be cut.

 

To make the title stand out, i added a small white border around the title (the offset). ¬†The title was cut from the beautiful Bella Bld.’s “Magnifique” paper ¬†-though the flowers are gorgeous, I was drawn to the colors and paint brush marks on the image-. ¬†I made sure to cut the title from the center of the¬†Magnifique page.

 

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Once the cuts were glued together,  the edge of the title was pierced to add some stitching and texture to it.  After adding hand stitching to the title,  I set out to construct the page.   First,  i trimmed about 0.5in from two of the edges of a light pink card stock.  Then I used watercolors and inks to add some color to the background.

 

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Once the background dried,  the title was attached to the page, making sure it sit right in the middle of the large watercolor background.  The picture of  my niece holding her art TN (she loves TNs as much as I do!) was placed above the title.  I used the exclusive printables, and ephemera included in the Jellybean kit, as well as the puffy stickers from the Make Your Mark collection that are available in the Clique store, to frame the picture.

 

 

To finish the page, using the sewing machine, I stitched the ¬†layout to the left over piece of the “Magnifique” paper, making sure to leave two opposite corners free . ¬†These were folded into the layout to be used as part of the clusters formed here. I tried to use these corners to bring some of the colorful accents and embellishments from the Jellybean kit. ¬†Here is the final layout:

 

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Don’t the colors and title work just pop ¬†out of this page? ¬†Though I love the roses, I wanted to take a different approach when using the Make Your Mark ¬†“Magnifique” from the Jellybean kit in this layout. ¬† I am so pleased with the end result, and i hope it inspires you to create stand out titles for your project.

Don’t forget to check Clique Kits to register for a subscription (there are just some spots available) for their gorgeous kits, or sign up for their newer Traveler’s Notebook kit. ¬†You will love them!

I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

Thanks for stopping by, today!

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Art Studio | Right Now

art-studioHello Clique friends!

Today, I am sharing a new project created with the beautiful “Jellybean” kit, and one of the exclusive cut files included in this month’s kit; I think the entire DT is in love with this cut file, not to mention the colors and patterns in the kit!

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This project is the happy result of the fusion of scrapbooking and Bible Journaling, ¬†as it was created inspired by the ¬†beautiful cut file, the colors in the kit, but above all Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to you , Lord with all my heart; ¬†I will tell of your wonderful deeds”¬†

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To frame the beautiful flowers cut out, I chose to go all artsy, ¬†and use a combination of watercolor, ink, stamps and gelatos to create the background of the page. ¬†Using the packaging technique, some green ink was spread on the page. ¬†A little bit of gelatos was then smeared on the ¬†page using some water and watercolor. ¬†Once all these dry, I used the new Altenew’s Daisy layering stamp, that can be found in the Clique Store – to add just a few of the outline ¬†of the leaves. ¬† I have created ¬†a small video on how the page was created, so sit and enjoy!

I hope you like the video! ¬†As you can see, even when i mistakenly ¬†smeared ink on the page, the beautiful flowers (created with the exclusive cut file and Paige Evans’ Oh My Heart collection ¬†paper #14 ¬†-both included in the Jellybean kit- ) cover a large amount of the background, so the big smeared just becomes a hint of color under the flowers.

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I created this page after working on my Bible journal,  and since I had just taken the picture for an updated head shot, i used the page as  a ways to journal about me and what i am thankful for.

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For the title, the beautiful wood piece in the Jellybean kit fit this layout perfectly.  So i simply added a thin layer of gold acrylic paint, and then gold embossed the letters for that added shine in the page  ( i love the end result!).  Here is the final layout:

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I am happy with the end result of this page (even when the subject of the layout is me!). ¬†The inspiration i found in combining my Bible journey, the Jellybean kit and color soothes my soul. ¬†I hope you like it, too! ¬†If you are not a subscriber, there is still a few a la carte Jellybean kits available, so don’t forget to check the store.

I am always  a comment away if you have a question on how this came together.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Art Studio: This is bliss

Hello! Donna here once again!
Will be sharing my second layout using the April kit, “Jellybean”.

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I used the floral cut file again, using the same technique I did on my first layout I posted yesterday.

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I brushed gel medium inside the floral cut file, adhering them at the same time. After it has dried, I used my watercolors to color inside the cut files. I mixed various colors, based on the floral included in the embellishment pack.

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Then I used one of the journal cards to mat the layers of photo and doily for a bit of height and some messy thread for a bit of texture. To make the white small alpha stickers stand out, I matted the alphas to one of the colorful patterned papers in the kit.

 

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This is how the layout looks like.

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I hope you like it!

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy crafting,
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I’ll Keep You Wild | Stephanie

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Hey friends! Stephanie Gold here again with an Art Studio post for you.

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To create this layout I started by printing a black and white photo onto computer paper. The reason is so I could have a matte finish as well as be able to write my journaling directly onto the photo.

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I cut my title from Silhouette Studio and left the interior pieces in the “P” “O” and “D.” Then I used one of this month’s cut files from the CK shop to cut out the floral frame. I used scissors to cut it into four main parts so I could reattach it all in more of a rectangular shape.

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I accented my photo with vellum, washi tape, a doily (cut apart), and paint splatters. I really wanted a simple layout so I kept my color scheme at Pink, Black, and White. The quote I used for my photo is from Ariana and it says, “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” I’m obsessed with it… it’s like my heart just erupted into words. ūüôā

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That’s it for me today! I will see you all again soon! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

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Art Studio: Let’s Be Lazy

Good morning everyone! I am back with another mixed media layout. For this layout, I decided to play with a variety of embellishments and printables using the April Clique Kit! I used the Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd. papers for my base. Then I printed this month’s printables on white cardstock and hand-cut the images using a pair of scissors. Once I had the squares adhered and my photo mat adhered to the bottom of the grid, I splashed some mist on to the layout. Once dry, I added the embellishments and photos.

I just love the pretty colors in this month’s kit. And the printables from this month’s kit really compliments the kit so well. The circles at the top was a last-minute decision. I love¬†this patterned paper from Paige Evan’s collection and knew that if I didn’t use the left-over scraps from this paper, it would go in the trash… so I hand-cut them and added them at the top of the layout to create a fun border for the layout. I used one of the Clique Kits exclusive¬†journaling cards to hand-write my journaling.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful weekend!
-Nicole