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Art Studio- Mermaid Hair

Hi everyone!  Audrey here to share another page I made with my most favorite Clique Kits kit EVER!  The August Malibu kit featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights!

I find it easier to work with a kit when there are also amazing cut files to go with them!  I used this “Scallop” cut file that goes along with the August monthly release.  You can find it in the store HERE.

This file reminded me of scales on a fish (or mermaid!) and with the other mermaid elements in the kit also, I felt I needed to do a mermaid page.  I found this photo of my daughter on the boat and I loved her messy hair blowing in the wind, her smile, and her purple life jacket that went perfectly with the colors in the kit.

 

 

I started by adding some mists and inks to the background.  I cut the file from the ombre blue/purple patterned paper and added it on top. I clustered a few embellies on each side of my photo after I matted it with some patterned papers

 

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I added a few hints of scalloped stitching, and of course the mermaid chipboard on the bottom right.  To help your eye move across the page, I added a thin strip of polka dot paper on the left side of the page.

You can watch me create this page from start to finish here:

 

Thanks so much for watching and enjoy the August Kit!

 

 


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Geek Lab- The Ocean is Calling

 

Hi everyone!  I have totally ripped through this entire August Kit, Malibu, featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection.  I love the water color look and the gradations from yellow to blue to purple and pink.

For Geek Lab today, I thought I would use some of my trusty tools: my Silhouette Cameo, my sewing machine and a circle punch.

I began by cutting this cut file from the store from a CK Clique Into Color Kit from a year or so ago.  The images are large paint strokes, and I wanted to create a “sand” layer, a “water” layer, and a “sky” layer up my page.  Once I had my layers down, I stitched over most of them with coordinating threads to add some texture and interest.

Once I had the layers on, I punch some circles from coordinating papers and overlapped them on two colors.  I wanted a place to ground my embellishment and the circles did just that.

Finally, I embellished each circle area with chipboard and stickers.

You can watch the whole process here:

 

What are your favorite tools to use on a page?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

-Audrey

 


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Locker Room-Sunset

 

Hi everyone!  Aren’t you in LOVE with the August Kit, Malibu?  I love the soft, watercolor look along with some of the brighter neon colors!

I have a whole bunch of sunset photos that I sometimes have a hard time scrapping because the colors are so vibrant (and there are a lot of colors), but I don’t want to take away from the photo by adding too many other distracting elements and patterns on my page.  But this collection was PERFECT because the colors are soft and the patterns are not too bold.

I cut from sun shapes with my Silhouette Cameo from the Just Nick store and colored each sun in with watercolors to try and match the shades in the paper.  I backed each sun with some patterned paper in a similar color.

I added a few layers behind my photo, and a cluster of die cuts and chipboard pieces from the kit in the bottom left corner.

The title is fussy cut from one of the patterned papers, and I wanted to add a little iridescent bit to it, so I added in the sunglasses.

To create a visual triangle, I added some iridescent clouds and stars to the top right of the page, too. And for a finishing touch, a few exclusive sequins scattered around, too!

 

What photos will you use with this sot, colorful kit??

 


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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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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!