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Locker Room: Layout with Triangles

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Hello there!!! Caroli here and today again I’m playing at the Locker Room ūüôā This time I want to share with you a step by step tutorial for making a simple layout using our January kit, Tailor Made.

So, let’s start! First thing I made was placing my pic in the rigth side of the paper, as base I used this grid patterned paper from Amy Tangerine’s Stitched.

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As I said, the main element in this layout will be triangles, so I’ll use chipboard ones from Creative Embellishments included on the kit as pattern for cutting some paper triangles, and also I will adhere paper to them to make them more versatile.

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After cutting triangles of several sizes and patterns this is how I placed them on my layout:

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In order to give volumen and make the layout more interesting, I used foam dots behind some triangles, placed some a bit behind the pic and some other over the pic.¬† I do love how chipboard ones look in combination with paper ūüôā

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Now it’s time to place my title, and of course I’ll use the gorgeous Thickers included on the kit, I simply adore them ‚̧¬† I also used grey alpha from my stash to complete the phrase.

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At this point this is how my layout looks like, it’s almost finished:

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I just need to add some more embellishments, journaling and some splatters of mist and it will be done.

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And this is the final result, such a simple yet interesting layout with lots of tiny details that make it special ūüôā

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Hope you liked the idea of this layout and give it a try, let me know if you do it so ūüėČ Have a great weekend!

CK_VarsityTeam-Carolina


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Clique Kits January Challenge

Welcome to the January 2015 Clique Kits Challenge!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!  I am excited to announce our December challenge winner Kim Allen!  She linked up this super sweet layout using the December 2014 Enchanted Meadow Kit!

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Kim thank you so much for linking up with us in December we love all your layering and your photo is just precious!  Please email Erica at erica@cliquekits.com to claim your prize.  A big thank you to our December sponsor Creative Retreat for sponsoring the challenge last month and providing an amazing prize!  Please make sure to head on over to their shop and have a look around!

This month we are excited to share that Creative Embellishments will be our January 2015 Anything Goes Challenge Sponsor.  We would love to see your Anything Goes projects linking up this month!  If you have some of the fabulous products from Creative Embellishments then add them to your projects from and extra chance to win!

Creative Embellishments

Here is a little bio about Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils.

 

Creative Embellishments Website –¬†http://creativeembellishments.com/

Creative Embellishments Facebook –¬†https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

Creative Embellishments Blog –¬†http://creativeembellishments.com/blog/

 

Here are a few details to go along with this months challenge!

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by January 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use Creative Embellishments products to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

Here is a look at what the Clique Kits Design Team created for this months challenge.

SARAH

Sarah

NICOLE

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Nicole

ALIZA

Aliza

DANIELLE

Danielle

Mariah

Mariah

We look forward to seeing what you create this month and a big thank you to everyone who linked up last month!  Please click the blue link up below to link up your project!


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For the Love of All things Black

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Hi, everyone! It’s Aliza, again. Yesterday, I shared my process for editing photos with my favorite phone apps. Today, I am excited because I will¬†share even more about the January kit itself. Here’s what I love about Amy Tangerine; In addition to her lovely lettering¬†and¬†whimsical embellishments, I have noticed that she liberally uses black and shades of gray. Those happen to be two of my favorite colors.

I work in a preschool, so I often get asked, “What’s your favorite color?” by my little students. ¬†Their world is full of bright and shiny favorites like green, pink, purple, blue, and yellow, so they seem a little surprised when I tell them my preferences.¬†¬†But, what can I say, a pretty shade of gray can take my breath away. And, to me, small doses of color look even more beautiful¬†when they are contrasted by black. When mixing different colors and patterns on a scrapbook page, I feel a strong sense of visual calm when those elements are grounded with some black borders.

I don’t know if any of the above is supported by anything in the world of science or design. I just know that it’s how I feel.

All that is to say that I love all the black, white, and gray patterns in this month’s kit.

Allow me to demonstrate:

I began this layout by cutting out the strips in this patterned paper, and laying them on a white background.

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I liked the general layout, and figured it was a good start. But, I thought some elements would be more defined in black,

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or surrounded by black:

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I added some more elements, and framed those with black too.

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To finish up, I matted the whole layout onto black cardstock. In the process, I swapped out the bottom set of triangles for some hearts, creating a  nice little visual triangle of orange hearts.

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If you are interested, here is a little background to this story; My son is a few weeks away from his Bar Mitzvah, and one of his new responsibilities will be to wear Tefillin (phylacteries, in English) during morning prayers. This is a photo of the first day he wore them; a significant milestone for him and our family.

Thanks for joining me again today! Have a great weekend!

CK_VarsityTeam-Aliza