I think I am not the only one who takes a photo of your own kit. On this layout I have documented my last 6 kits which have arrived to me.
Let’s see my layout.
Firstly, I have created one rosette using the Bon Voyage 4×6 Paper from Pretty Little Studios: Wish You Were Here Collection and I added the Clique Kits sticker on it and this was the title of my layout. After I have put the photos around the rosette and I have also embroidered them around. For the photos I have adhere the month words from the January 2016 printable.
I have cut some stripes of fringe patterned paper and I also used my fringe scissors to add more texture to it and finally I sewed then at the top and the bottom part of my layout with my sewing machine.
The last step was to add some embellishment from the ’Stop Here’ and the ’On the Go Word’ Stickers. I have fussy cut the leaves from the September’s printables. I really love these colors of these leaves as you may know from my previous post.
I love seeing this 6 kits together.
Hopefully, I managed to inspire you to using multiple pictures on your page. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! See you next time. Réka
Hello! It’s Réka and today I’m sharing my latest layout with you from my yearbook, using the ’Sundance’ Traveler’s Notebook Kit. One of my favorite part of the kit is the embellisment which I really love using.
For my layout I have printed my photo in A4 size on the white cardstock which became the base of it.
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.
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.
Add another color to the edges, spreading the diluted color with your fingers
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).
Once the base is dry, adhere the Sunshine cut file backed with patterned papers. Use foam tapes to add dimension to the cut file.
And this is how my layout turned out
I added some fun details like this wavy flag and clusters of sequins and stickers.
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.
The holographic embellishments are so pretty in person!
That’s all from me today but I will be back in a few days to share another project with you all.
Hello, everyone! Enza here and today I’m sharing a planner spread using the gorgeous June Aquarelle kit.
I love the exclusive printables every month, and the ones included in the June kits are no exception. Fun and colorful, I had to use them in my spread.
One of the things I always do when it comes to digital items is print multiple copies of my favorites in different sizes. Photoshop is a fantastic tools for this, but I find the Silhouette Studio software much easier to use. I just drag (or copy/paste) the images into a new workspace, duplicate them and modify the size as I like before printing. Easy peasy.
I started by placing the flowers across my spread and creating clusters here and there. I also printed the days of the week strip that comes as a printable with the Traveler’s Notebook kit. I love the font!
Next, the butterflies, which were fussy cut out of a 3×4 exclusive card included in the main kit.
The triangles I added on the sides of both pages give the perfect touch of color. They are also from a 3×4 exclusive card. I adore this cute little tag!
I had fun decorating my planner with the June exclusives this week. Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely week!
Nathalie here with some new entries on my personal journal -my TN- inspired by the beautiful Aquarelle kits (main and TN). This month’s TN kit features the beautiful “Wildflower” collection from Kaisercraft, as well as plenty of embellishments, and exclusive printables that make memory keeping so easy and pleasurable.
Since the weather is finally changing here in Toronto, I am taking advantage of long doggie walks around the Humber River path behind my house. The papers in the Aquarelle TN kit were perfect to document the beauty of Spring in the city. Here is a small video on how this page came together:
It took less than 10 minutes to put this page together. I picked one of the papers in the kit, and used both sides to cover both pages of the TN ( each page features a side of the paper).
I picked my 3 favorite pictures of the walk, and printed them in a film strip form using Lightroom. This was then glued to one of the pages of the TN -i chose the one with a less busy pattern on it-. Pieces from the Aquarelle TN Kit’s die cuts and exclusives were used to decorate the page
The exclusive printables in this month’s Aquarelle TN kit are perfect to add small details around the page. In this particular case, one of the cards houses all the details of my walk around the river path. Here is the final spread:
The color combination of the papers in the Aquarelle TN Kit was perfect to document all this Spring memories, and it took less than 10 minutes to complete the spread. It is that easy to work with this kit.
If you are a subscriber to both Main and TN kits, then this month’s pizza box is going to be a dream for all memory keepers. Since you can easily incorporate bits and pieces from both kits in your projects. Here is an example of how I combined pieces of both kits to complete the spread of our favorite Mother’s Day portrait, just sit down, and enjoy the video:
We love this picture, and i wanted it to be prominent on my memory keeping system, so I chose to enlarge the image to fit the entire TN spread. First i cut the picture in half so that i can easily glue to the TN.
Before gluing the right side of the picture, a small pocket was created behind the picture, so that it can hold a tag (from the Aquarelle main kit exclusive printables) with all the journal lines about this memory.
To complete embellishing this page, one of the fabric tags, included in the Aquarelle main kit, along with a die cut from the TN kit were glued to the top corner of the left side of the page. The arrow clip was then used to hold these pieces together, and a small asterisk from the main kit Alphas complete this cluster.
Finally one of the labels from the Aquarelle TN kit’s exclusive printables was used to add the date and place of the picture. The copper Pinkfresh Studio alphas was then used to create the title of this page. Here is the complete spread:
This is by far one of my favorite spreads of the past 2 weeks in my spread. The texture from the different embellishments from both Aquarelle kits just adds the perfect touches to the picture. If you haven’t checked the kits, there are still a few available at the Clique store, and you better rush to pick yours.
Remember i am a comment away if you have any questions on how these came together.
Aloha My scrappy Friends!! It’s Hannah with you today. When I started scrapbooking I was hooked on Mixed Media. When I made a layout it always had a variety of media on it, and I may have went a little crazy. It really appealed to me in the no rules aspect. It really helped me grow and learn about about as a scrapbooker. This journey is one of the most important for a memory keeper. It helps you forage the way you end up telling your story, in the way you need to do. This is whether or not you yourself add media to your projects.
As I started growing and leaning towards cleaner layouts, I did less and less media. My products sitting lonely in my mixed media drawer.
Lately though I really have been itching to play around and get dirty. Literally. I think Mixed media is like riding a bike, once you get the hang of it and into the groove you get better with time.
Today I am going to be using the May Sorbet kit with add ons from the store to be making my Travelers Notebook. I wanted this size because I think sometimes it is a good place to start, a smaller size to fill up.
Also I hope you take quick look of the new Travelers Notebook Kit that is being added to Clique Kits. It matches the main kit and has tons of goodies play with it your Travelers Notebooks or even adding to your main kit.
Let’s look at what I made. I am not going to lie, this spread was my nemesis!! A real labor of love. No matter what I did, I was not sure how I felt. When I am using mixed media products I really use my gut feeling to help guide through the creating process. I think this is quite different approach from just making a layout or other memory keeping project.
Here are some tips to remember about Mixed Media :
It almost always looks bad before it looks really good. I think this is because layers is the key. Sometimes a stencil gets smudge a little, or a paint splatter is bigger than you thought.
When making my layout I had tried using the cut file Maryam had designed, and adding that right to the page. It was just too much paper on all the paint I had added. I actually used my cut file to trace the triangles on top of my paint. splotches.
These splotches are through my layout and I used Shimmerz Acri-tonez in hot pink (it dry so fast and I don’t have to add gesso before, which is nice when I don’t have extra steps.) and gold paint.
When you mess up you can always cover it up. Sometimes a stencil doesn’t leave a clear image, or you smudge paint before it dries. When I make a mistake I always try to remember that I can always cover it up with an embellishment or photo. This helps take the pressure off so I don’t have to stress about it being perfect. Mixed Media is all about having fun and experimentation.
Also if you really screw things up, you can always start over again on a fresh new page or cover it with gesso. Since mixed media is about the layers adding gesso and another layer of paint or media it will add an unique twist to your spread.
On my spread I used a doily I had left over from last month’s kit and used it as a layer under my photo. I layered a piece of card stock with the Pretty Little Studio washi strips. I placed these over an area where my silkscreen didn’t transfer my gold paint very well.
I love the way that tab from the exclusive printable looks under my photo with some hearts from Pink Fresh Studio. The gold mirror heart was in the Add on store, and these pieces are so cute. They really help tie in all the gold I used on the background.
Mixed Media is about art expression, use things you love. When you love the techniques, colors, products, tools or embellishments, it will show on your spread. Playing and learning is part of mixed media, but in the end the things you love that you add to your project really set your page from just okie to a LOVE page. You may not love every page you make, but using products and elements you love will give you pieces that you love too.
On the page I made I really was eyeing the Freckled Fawn clips. They are so bold and fun. They really make a statement. I layered them with a cut part from one of the papers from the Main Kit and a stamped image I popped off the page. I stamped the image, with the Pink Fresh Studios stamp set, on white card stock and cut it out. Adding pop dots to give it dimension off the page and making the image more of the focal point. Especially with stamped or written phrases on the inside.
Also layered under the clip was a gold doily from my stash, gold thread and some of the exclusive sequins for this month. They match this kit so well, and the flower sequins looked so cute inside my rainbow.
I added some Pretty Little Studio block alphas to finish my title and finished this cluster up with a gold mirror heart.
My last tip for mixed media, is Have Fun and Play, Play, Play. Mixed media is about expression and when you aren’t having fun it shows. If you aren’t having fun, you won’t want to come back to it later. Just let go and have fun playing.
Playing and practicing also makes a difference. It will help you get better and get a feel for the techniques you get quickly and the ones you need to work on if that is the media you want to use.
These Maggie Holmes butterflies in the Add on section in the store are so fun. They worked perfectly with my spread because it’s about change. Embracing the change an flying high with it.
Here is a look at my full spread. It’s not perfect, but in the journey of making this I really embraced it. I really kept trying until I got a look I was happy with. Even if I had to take up things off the page three or 4 times.
I hope this week you give some thought in how you can add some fun and play mixed media to you spreads. Even little things like adding some modeling paste to a journaling card, or splatter some color ink on white card stock before you start layering papers.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this weekend, for international Scrapbooking Day, May 6th. We will be hosting tons of amazing challenges to play along in. There will be lots of chatting, scrapbooking and prizes!!
Hello Everyone! Here is Réka again. Today, I’m sharing my projects using the beautiful Sorbet Main Kit. My favorite parts of this kit are the puffy stickers, the die cuts, the buttons, the papers … All right, OK, well… the truth is I love the whole kit.
Do you know that every Clique Kit contains exclusive digital printables, don’t you? This month Maryám designed the wonderful printables which you can find here. This time I’ve printed it on the vellum paper and I really love the outcome. This idea comes from Gia.
Now let us see my layout! I’ve chosen a photo about my homemade cupcake and I wanted to document this memory because it was the first time when I’ve used carrots for cupcakes and the result was really delicious. The cupcake is my favorite type of cake that’s why I’ve decided to put FAVORITE word on my layout, from Pretty Little Studio, this arrived with the kit together. I ’ve also used some puffy stickers and die cuts from Pinkfresh Studio. Additionally, some pieces of the vellum printable, enamels and labels and one button also have gone to my layout.At the end, I’ve added some yellow mists and my layout is done.
My first thought was to put the recipe of the carrot cupcake below the photo, but it was to long. And at that moment a new idea just came to mind, I would put this layout in my yearbook so I’ve started to create the second page for the receipt.
Firstly, I’ve printed the recipe of the carrot cupcake on the white cardstock. The recipe is in Hungarian which is my native language. Then I’ve added some pieces of the same patterned paper which was the base of the other layout and a few stickers, enamels and yellow mists. For the title I’ve used the alphabet stamps set from Latina Crafter who is the sponsor of this month’s challenge. You can find more information about the monthly challenge here. Both of two pages I was stitching a little bit with yellow thread which is my favorite technic on the layout. Let’s see the next page.
Here are some close-ups.
Finally here are the two pages together.
Hopefully, I managed to inspire you to document your favorite recipe. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day. See you next month.
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:
Here is the image ready to be cut. DO NOT close the program or image after cutting it!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.