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Art Studio – Love Everlasting

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Hello Clique Kits Fans!

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Today I am back with a new project using the gorgeous “Hey, Sugar” kit (have i mentioned how much i love this kit).   It is packed with beautiful papers from Crate Paper’s Heart Day collection, and Simple Stories’ Love and Adore collection, and lots of beautiful and colorful embelishments.   Since the colors made me think of love, I chose to translate the inspiration into a sweet layout about my sister and her love for her son.

 

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For the focus of this layout, i used the Just Nick exclusive cut file  for Clique Kits from February 2016.  I cut only the outlet of the heart on water color paper, and used  the pencil attachment to lightly draw the triangles inside the heart, all this was done using my Silhouette Cameo.

 

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the heart cut out was colored using the watercolors.

 

To make sure to  leave a white edge around the heart image, I simply used masking tape to attach it to the silicone mat.  Next I sprinkle water inside the taped lines, followed by varying shades of pink watercolor.  Using a lightly wet brush i connected the splatters together allowing the watercolor to run into the water splatters.

 

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Once the heart cut out dried, a paper piercing tool was used to make holes in each corner point of the triangles of the original  cut file (you cannot see them in the picture, as I used a 2H pencil to draw them in the Cameo).   Using simple back stitching,  all the triangles were completed.  Here is a few close ups to the heart piece.

 

 

This heart is the focus of this layout, so it was attached using a large piece of fun foam to the layout.   Next i fussy cut quite a few flowers from the Crate Paper’s Adore You paper included in the “Hey, Sugar” kit, and tucked them behind the picture and lower edge of the heart.  The clusters around the picture  were formed using chipboard stickers from the Heart Day collection, and card stock stickers from Simple Stories’s Love and Adore collection, these can be found in the Clique Store.

 

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To complete the layout, the title was formed using the beautiful black and White alphas included in the “Hey, Sugar” kit, and one of the word stickers from last month’s Wonderland Kit.  Here is the final layout:

 

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The beautiful papers and embelishments in this month’s, “Hey Sugar” kit worked seamlessly to construct this layout about my sis and her little one.  Remember you can still purchase the kit, just click here, or better yet check the limited edition “Love, always” kit available at the Clique Kit Store.  You can use one of the DT’s codes to obtain a discount at checkout.

Let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

Thanks for visiting today!

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Study Hall: DONUT DELIGHT

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Hello Clique friends,

Happy New Year to you all!  May 2017 be full of love, peace and blessings.

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Today, i wanted to share with you a new layout created with this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.   Isn’t it lovely?  All the beautiful papers and embelishments are so fun to work with, but there is also a set of cut files that is included with each kit.   One of this month’s cut files features an image of a donut;  once i saw the cut file, I knew that it would work perfect for what i had in mind.

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I started by printing the image of the donut, using the Silhouette software, in my printer.  I  used a pencil to transfer onto trace paper the image of the donut.  Using the Prima watercolor palettes, i created a few circles on watercolor paper to look like the dough of a donut.

 

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Using the trace paper image as a guide, the watercolor circles were cut to obtain the donut shape.  At the same time, I isolated the icing image of the donut, on the Silhouette software, and cut it from some of the papers in the kit, as well as the Heart Day 6×6 pad (this month’s kit add on) available at the Clique Store. 

 

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Once i had the “donut icing” cut outs, i glued the pieces together, and added a bit of hand stitching to secure the pieces, and add texture to the donut shapes.  Putting the page together after that was so  simple, and fun!

 


The donuts were attached to the page using adhesive foam (in different thickness), so that they create dimension on the page.   All the sprinkles in the donuts are the part of the Joy Parade (from Fancy Pants) puffy stickers included in the kit, I simply cut the triangles to create the sprinkles for the donuts.  I created a photo strip  of my nephew eating only the sprinkles of a donut, and nestled it amongst the donuts.  This month’s exclusive printables were perfect to create little clusters along the photo strip.

 

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For the title, I used the circumference of the donut to create a playful design with the Crate Paper’s Heart Day Alphas  included in the kit, and one of the word stickers (from the Joy Parade collection) also included in the “Hey, Sugar” kit.  I love the color combination, and the retro vibe it adds to the page.  To finish the project, I simply added my journal lines along the circumference of the donuts, and added the date to the project.  Here is the complete project:

 

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I love when i can bring my ideas into a reality, and this is the case with this layout.   It was all possible using this month’s “Hey, Sugar” kit.  This is a must have, even if lots of pink is not your thing!.   Trust me, you want to make sure to subscribe for it, and get all the add ons at the Clique Store, just use one of the DT’s code to obtain a discount at checkout.

I am always a comment away, if you have any questions on how this came together.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great New Year!

 

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