Hello, Clique friends! I’m so excited to be back today to share a new layout created with the gorgeous May Sorbet kit. I know I always describe the kits as gorgeous, but they truly are. From the featured collections to the exclusives, everything is so inspiring and fun.
One of the things I have recently re-discovered is stamping. I used to stamp on my layouts and cards all the time. Then I stopped for a while, trying new techniques and such. I had forgotten how fun and versatile stamps are. For my layout today I was inspired by the Delight paper in the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On collection. All those little circles in different colors gave me the idea for my background.
I used an Altenew stamp set from my stash, but the same result can be achieved with any other stamp or die cut shape. There is a lot to choose from in the Clique store 😉 I tried to use colors that coordinated well with the collection.
To repeat the motif across the page, I used a 3” circle punch to cut my pictures, which I adhered down using a piece of foam sheet.
Next, embellishments. I knew I wanted to keep the layout light and airy and only scatter little die cuts and puffy stickers here and there for extra color.
The sequin mix that comes as an add-on item this month is so pretty! Such a beautiful mix of colors and shapes!
The butterfly shaped sequins are also from the Clique store. I absolutely love them!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you felt inspired to create your own background with stamps. Check out the Clique Kits store for all your crafty needs and to grab the May Sorbet kit and add-ons.
Until next time.
Hello, Clique friends! I’m back today with a layout featuring the gorgeous May Sorbet Kit. The colors in this kit are absolutely amazing and the exclusives coordinate beautifully with it.
The main inspiration for this layout came from one of the background cut files that will be available in the Clique digital store.I initially intended to use the cut file as it is, but then decided to scatter the different size stars around my pictures and layer them to crate a lot of dimension and texture.
Since the patterned paper I chose as my background is very similar in color to the one I used for the stars, I decided to just use pink acrylic paint to create some contrast. I still wanted my layout to have a soft look, so the light colored paint worked perfectly for it.
Some of the stars are cut out of vellum. I love the different texture it adds.
Once all the stars were positioned as I liked them around my pictures, I started embellishing. I tend to go for a tone-on-tone look most of the times to make the colors stand out more.
For my title, I used another exclusive cut file that will be available with the May Sorbet kit.The Pink Fresh Studio Reverie paper with its gorgeous blue adds the right pop of color the layout needed.
I hope you felt inspired today. If you are not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are beautiful. The exclusives are always so unique! You will not regret it! Visit the Clique Kits store for details 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!
Hello, Clique friends! Enza here with a new layout created with the gorgeous February Bee You kit. I absolutely love the Hazelwood collection featured in the kit. Colors and patterns are very versatile and fun.
For this layout I wanted to focus on the story, on my girls, on their different personalities and similarities. I wanted my page to be soft, very feminine and sweet. I used the Lazy Daisy patterned paper as my background. The mint green color is delicate and dreamy.
The whole layout was actually built around the pretty journaling card from the cut apart sheet. It kind of determined the tone of the whole page. I started building my layers with two white doilies disposed in a diagonal. Then, I used different patterned papers to back my pictures and created more dimension by adding foam tape underneath them. The 3×4 card with the purple camera and the Remember This sentiment added the perfect pop of color.
I also fussy cut the beautiful white flowers from the Hazel Gingham patterned paper and disposed them here and there around the pictures. I had to have at least one butterfly on my layout, of course! I am totally in love with them!
A few more stickers and embellishments, as well as two strips of patterned papers along the left side of the page, finished the layout.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!
Hi there scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today with my first projects as a guest designer for Clique Kits! I’m super excited and happy to have been asked to contribute this month! Thank you guys for the opportunity!
The February kit, Bee You, is stunning! I feel so lucky that I can guest this month! I love blue and the colors in the Hazelwood collection are just fab! All the love for this kit!
For my first projects I picked out some blue and mint papers. My main design element on the layout is the wonderful CK exclusive cut file. First I tilted and cropped the cut file. I wanted to use different papers for the different words, so I separated Wander and Wonder from the rest. I cut the bigger part from white card stock and backed the two words with different patterned papers. I then cut the remaining two words separately from patterned papers.
I adhered the cut file on my background paper, placing Wander and Wonder in their original position. I hand stitched around these two to add some texture and interest. The flowers I only adhered in the middle and on the edge of the page. I love the dimension this adds.
Then I fussy cut these gorgeous flowers from another patterned paper, with some additional leaves, and adhered them with pop dots on top of my die cut flowers. Some leaves I added under the cut file, just to have different layers and create a more dimensional look.
I added some layers of tissue paper behind my photo and also tucked a tag and another card behind it. I wrote my journaling on this card. To draw attention to the journaling, I added two enamel shapes. I stamped the date, added some black splatters and done!
I also created a set of cards using the same color scheme. There’s a lovely cut apart sheet in the kit which I thought would be perfect for some cards! Really simple and quick (well…I myself generally spend more time on simple things because I never really feel like they are quite done ha!). I used some cork pieces, ephemera, enamel shapes, and fussy cut butterflies – all these I had left after creating all my layouts with the kit.
I hope you enjoyed my first projects and I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Hello, Clique friends. Enza back today to share a new layout featuring the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January kit.
I’m excited to show you how I put together my top ten moments of 2016. By looking at my layouts, you have probably noticed I’m not a multi-photo scrapbooker. One or two pictures at the most, unless it is a series of pictures, is way enough for me. To be honest, I struggled a little bit with this one, but I love a good challenge and am very happy with the result.
The past year was a very good year, both personally and professionally. We had our rough times, like anybody else, but I feel blessed for everything life has brought us.
Here is the layout:
I used a cut file I have had in my stash for a long time and thought it was perfect to document all the sweet moments we experienced. Film strips are a lot of fun to use. They remind me of the good old times. They remind me of my childhood. Such a nostalgic feeling! I used the Simple Stories Happy Together patterned paper to cut the circle and the Crate Paper My Love one to back it.
I also passed some thread through the holes of the circle to add more texture to the page.
The embellishments in this month’s kit are so adorable. The wooden buttons and the gold tiny hearts are just perfect. I used some of the exclusive printables to create several layers behind my flowers and give more dimension to the clusters.
As always, black splatters and enamel dots finished the layout.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and felt inspired to use your January kit to document your top moments of 2016. I can’t say enough how beautiful these kits are. So many goodies to work with. Exclusive products, add-ons, digital elements and cut files.
Until next time. Have a great day!
Hello, Clique friends. I’m back today with a simple tutorial on how to use watercolors and cut files together. I’ve always loved the softness of watercolor paint. It is very versatile and you can obtain a different effect depending on how you use it. The November Swan Lake kit was perfect for the idea I had in mind.
I decided to use two of the exclusive November cut files:
For my first layout, I used watercolors to paint the cut out pieces so to match the tones in the Maggie Holmes Gather collection:
I then layered smaller and bigger flowers together to give more dimension to the page. The ephemera pieces included in the November kit are just lovely! I mixed up all the flowers I could find. Some I fussy cut from the patterned papers, others come from the add-on chipboard sticker sheet. The cut files this month coordinate perfectly with them.
I finished the layout with some colored twine to create a banner effect in the top left corner of the page.
I then added some of the same twine in the opposite corner to create continuity and achieve a cohesive look.
For my second layout, I used watercolors in a different way. My idea here was to create a backdrop of flowers to use for my daughter’s ballet picture.
First I used my Silhouette to create a stitching template for the vine kind-of-look. Then, I painted underneath the flowers to recreate the soft colors in the collection.
I kept my embellishments to a minimum as I wanted to draw attention to the background and picture.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process. I would love for you to give these techniques a try and shows us your work in The Clique Facebook group. You can find the November Swan Lake kit and the awesome Prima Watercolor Set in the Clique store.
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Hello Clique friends. Marcia here today with a layout to share with you that I created with the January Clique Kit featuring the fun Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place collection and plenty of Clique exclusives. I fell in love with the hedgehog PL card and the coordinating flair and knew I wanted to use them on a layout of one of my kids. I decided on this picture of my daughter with her favorite stuffed animal … Tigger. This is what I came up with.
Here is a close-up shot of the hedgehog and flair. I added a few die cut leaves along with the Fancy Pants ephemera die cuts and a bow I tied with the yellow twine included in the kit.
I love creating shakers with sequins. I die cut some hearts and a piece of vellum slightly larger, then sprinkled some sequins underneath. I carefully stitched around the edges to keep the sequins in place.
I hope I sparked some excitement for you and given you a few ideas of what to do with your January kit when it arrives. Thanks for stopping by today.