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Art Studio: Summer Chillin’

Hello!
Donna here today with my second project using the August “Malibu” kit featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection

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I also used this super cute exclusive cut file designed by Inna Moreva (July 2017 cut file – Sunshine) from the Digital Shop

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and exclusive printablesย (Main kit and TN printables) you can find in the Digital Shop as well.

First off, here is a step-by-step tutorial how I created the layout:

  • You will need two cardstocks – 1 for the cut file and 1 for the base where you will adhere the cut file. Adhere the negative part of the cut file to the other cardstock, set the ‘good or positive’ cut file aside.

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  • Using a piece of plastic (any will do, just make sure it’s clean), spread watercolor (or any medium you prefer, diluted in water) to the surface. Start with one color first and build up the layers one after another.

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  • Add another color to the edges, spreading the diluted color with your fingers

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  • While the base is drying (or you can use a heat gun to help it dry faster), use different patterned papers as backing to the Sunshine cut file (I used a pencil to trace the floral parts of the cut file and cut manually with scissors).

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  • Once the base is dry, adhere the Sunshine cut file backed with patterned papers. Use foam tapes to add dimension to the cut file.

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  • Start embellishing

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And this is how my layout turned out

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I added some fun details like this wavy flag and clusters of sequins and stickers.

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Different heights added interest to the overall look of the whole page. Here, I used different thickness of foam tapes to adhere the photo and other embellishments like stickers and word arts.

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The holographic embellishments are so pretty in person!

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That’s all from me today but I will be back in a few days to share another project with you all.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,

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Wild & Free | Art Studio

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Hello dear friends!! Stephanie Gold here and I am feeling super special because I get to show you a project today using the brand new, Travelers Notebook Kits!! If you haven’t seen them yet or want to subscribe, CLICK HERE because this kit is filled with notebook goodness!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This month’s kit is loaded with sunshine, beaches, popsicles… basically anything that reminds you of summer! I had this adorable photo of my two littles super happy while eating their homemade popsicles, I knew it was the perfect picture to document with this kit.

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I used the insanely adorable and neon gel pens (included!!) to create little faux “stitches” around certain parts of my page.

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And these stickers! Eek! They are see through and amazing.

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Worth mentioning as well is this stitched popsicle. So. Many. Heart Eyes.

Alright everyone! Thank you so much for having me and I hope to see you all again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Art Studio | Gift Packaging

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Hey friends – Stephanie Gold here with you today! I really fell in love with the June kit and I wanted to show you how versatile it really is. So for my Art Studio post today I put together 2 gifts using this month’s Main Kit, Aquarelle, to wrap them.

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For the first package I used a medium white clothing box and wrapped it in the entire 12 x 12 piece of pink ombre pattern paper. I layered a large doily from my stash and the sweet lace die cut in the top left corner. I did a typical present wrap + using natural twine on the entire box and then tied a bow and added a bit of deep purple lace. The tag is made from the cutout library card, a floral frame, and a cutout (and cut up!) sentiment.

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Isn’t it so beautiful all finished and wrapped?! And to think it just started as a simple white box.

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My next gift started as a small brown kraft jewelry box that I made a wrap around the top using the deep blue floral pattern paper (this might be my favorite paper from this month’s kit!!). I used a smaller doily to add some country flair in the top left corner and did another, slightly different, twine wrap. I put together a mini tag using more of the ephemera and attached it to the gift using a mini clothespin. Ah, I’m obsessed.

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Well that’s it for me today!!! Have you ever used your kit to wrap up some gifts?! Let me know if you give it a try!!

Xo, Stephanie

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Art Studio With Hannah

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Aloha!! Today I am going to sharing the double page spread that I made for the May Challenge, which is to use gold, mixed media and the sketch and cute file that Maryam created. I am also using the May Sorbet Kit. ย Here is a look at the Sketch again.

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I started out by using the cut file in my Silhouette with a gold sketch pen. After I decided it wasn’t bright enough so I went over it with a green gold jelly roll pen. I the green will go well with my picture.

I decided from the start that I wanted to put a spin on this sketch and cut file. I resize the file to fit inside an 8 and 1/2 layout. I also took a couple of rows of triangles off the cut file. This will help my triangles to fit mostly on the right side.

I also knew I wanted to use one really large photo. I really wanted it to fill up most of the patterned paper so only a bit sticks out. Then I add some Shimmerz Paste-eez with a stencil on the bottom right side and the top left side.

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I added some of the die cuts from the May Sorbet Kit along with some of the exclusive printables. I use a mix of the pieces from the Main kit printables ย and the exclusive printables for the Traveler’s Notebook Kit.

I layered the mixed media right on the photo. I really wanted it draw you eye to the photo and from the bottom to the top. Using a green colored modeling paste also helped it not stick out but blend and work with the colors of the photo.

I did this for the top and the bottom. Using different shaped and sizes in the layered embellishments helps tie everything together.

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A little gold thread adds some more gold and some texture. By mirroring some of the same shapes and colors in both embellishment clusters it helps create a cohesive look.

I do this with the second page of this double spread. I punch out a few circles and look for some die-cut triangles and circle.

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On this second side I add more Shimmerz Paste-eez on top of the big triangles. I tried to be aware of directions of the small triangles too. I wanted them to look layered and not a little chaotic.

On top of the white card stockย I spritzed my Shimmerz spray in green, blue and coral. These colors are similar to ones in the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On Collection in the Kit.

The mix of big and little drops look really similar to watercolor. I didn’t use gesso, this did make my sprays warp the card stock, but I wanted my sprays to dry faster and not move around o the page too much.

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I used the basic design of the Sketch Maryam created. I have layered pattern pieces for the middle of my layout. I add a cut apart piece from the Kit. I loved finding papers just work perfectly together to form edges around the big cluster. I am using this for journaling instead of a photo. Since I already have a big photo, I didn’t feel I needed another photo.

This photo of the woods on my drive around the area, is one of my favorite views, Especially now that it is spring and all the trees are coming back to life and standing really tall.

I add some of the Pink Fresh Studio gold mirror pieces around my journaling. This add on and more are in the May Kit Section. I hope you check them out and purchase what you want to add to your kit. These little things help add more life to your kit.

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I used dimensional adhesive to give shadows under the layers. It also helps still show the mixed media I did on the background. After all the fun work I did, to cover it all would be a same.

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I added my title about the main cluster instead of below. I also had the main cluster a little lower on the page. I use the Gold Thickers from the Kit along with some Doodlebug Design blue tile alpha’s. I like how this blue picks on the blue spray not the background.

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These bird circles are so cute and remind me of nature, and their singing in the forest. They go perfect with my picture. I love how Maryam matched the Printable to the puffy stickers and die cuts in the kit.

Again I made sure to use similar shapes on both sides of my double page spread. It helps it flow together and feel like one layout inside of two sides, even though they are clearly different.

Here is a look at my finished spread. It really shows the vast and tall trees that I am surrounded by everyday, and I feel so lucky to experience them.

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I hope you join in the May challenge this month when you get your kit. Use lots of gold, mixed media and the sketch above to tell your stories with pictures or other projects you have in mind.

You can also watch my process video on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel today as well.

Don’t forget to like, and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the Youtube Design team videos. They are only up on the Clique channel, no where else.

 

Have an inspiring Day!!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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: 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 with Steph

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Helloooooooo all! Steph here with a fun Art Studio project! I started out by painting the center of a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock with a little bit of yellow water color. I intentionally painted right on regular cardstock because I wanted to embrace any warping as extra texture. I trimmed my page down and adhered it to one of the gorgeous floral papers from the April kit (found HERE!).

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I also couldn’t help myself and HAD to use one of this month’s cut files!! Have you seen the gorgeous designs from this month?? Check them out here!

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I also got to use a truly sweet stamp set from Latina Crafter.

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I finished my layout off with a bit of black paint splatters – one of my favorite techniques on scrapbook layouts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks for stopping by everyone! I will see you soon with even more goodness from April’s kit, Jellybean! ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Charm | Stephanie

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Hey everyone! Stephanie Gold here with an Art Studio post! Today I’m sharing a layout where I painted with gold paint right over top of a pattern paper.

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I used a very small amount of Basics Gold acrylic paint and created a focal point in the center of my page. It never looks very gold when it’s wet but when it dries it gets a great gold shine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Once dry, I used the gold area to create my layout. I layered multiple papers and cut apart tags from the February Kit Bee You. I added a couple Rub On butterflies to the white tags and used them for journaling and date marking.

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I used some of the ephemera and the adorable and unique triangle enamel dots to embellish my layout. And finally I finished it off with a bit of watered down gold acrylic paint splatters.

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The title of my page was drawn from those sweet charming faces my kiddos were giving me in the photos. โค

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week – much love! ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Happy Together in 2016

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Hi Clique Kits fans,

It’s my turn to show you a layout with all our best moments in 2016 with the January Kit Hey Sugar. I choose a picture for each month and as I want to place this layout at the end of my Project Life album, I’ve decided to use the 12×12 format.

The format of each picture is 2 x 2 po.

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To add a little mixed media touch in my layout, I’ve used gesso and vellum to create a lace background under my picture. This adds a nice texture.

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I’ve place my lace design under the picture to connect the different flower die cuts, I’ve taken from the Crate Paper flower paper. It creates a bunch of flowers around the photos.
Then, I added my photos as a grid. It was difficult to choose only one picture representing a whole month (and the year) but finally I did it!
I tried to choose picture of each one of my boys alone and some other pictures with the whole family. I also tried to choose pictures with visits from my family members that we don’t see often. I am happy to see them in our 2016 wrap-up.

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And some extra photos for you… I love this little Crate Paper tab with fringe!

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Have a wonderful day,

Magali