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The Finishing Touch {Locker Room}

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Hi friends,

Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing a couple cards using the awesome March Kit – Play. For this post, I’ve got a Cards with Melissa video for you. In this video, I’m taking two cards and showing you how to add the finishing touches with embellishments.

Specifically, I’m using the enamel dots and wood buttons that you can find, as add-ons, in the shop with the March kit.

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Aren’t those buttons adorable?

For this first card, in the video, I’ll be showing you a card that I’ve already placed the papers, and even a couple of die cuts. But, it was missing something. I’ll show you the thought process to how I chose the buttons, and triangle enamel dots, and even get into the detail of why I chose to place them in the direction that I did.

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For this second card, I’m showing you how simple embellishments, like the enamel dots and wood button, really do help ground and add that perfect finishing touch.

Are you ready for the video? Enjoy!

Here are the two cards in their full glory.

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Thanks for joining me today!

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Art Studio: Beautiful Boy

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Hello Crafty friends,

Nathalie here, with a new project using the colorful and so beautiful March kit, “PLAY”.   This  kit features Shimelle’s new collection, “Little by Little”, and it was perfect to document a  new member of our family.

 

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I am the firstborn grandchild in our family.   My sister and I loved playing house, the only difference is that our dolls were real life babies, our cousins (who are at most 9 years younger than us).  Now my babies are having babies of their own, and i get to enjoy it all once again.   This project was created for the newest addition to our family, baby TADEO.

Here is small video on how the page came together,  please enjoy:

 

 

For this layout, I wanted  to recreate a sky where i can nestle the baby’s picture in the clouds.  It all started by  wetting the part of the card stock where the mixed media was located ( I am using Bazzill heavy weight Marshmallow 12x 12 in, so there was no need to gesso the page).  Next, using a brush add some water droplets to the page.  Then load a round brush with the color you want to use, and add drops of the paint to the page ( for this project Prima watercolors were used).  Using the same brush gently join the water and paint drops together, allowing the color to mix, and flow on the  page.  Since the papers in the PLAY kit have some teal on them, some drops of teal ink were also added in the same fashion as the watercolor.

 

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The clouds were created using the Happy Clouds cut file from The Cut Shoppe.   The empty spaces were backed with some of Shimelle’s “Little by Little” collection featured in this month’s PLAY kit.  To add softness to some of the clouds, they were backed using vellum.  In addition, a little bit of hand stitching to some of the images helps to add texture to this project.

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Once the picture was attached, clusters of ephemera from the PLAY kit, and the kits add ons -available at the Clique market – were created around it.   The title of this project was formed using the alphas included in the kit, and the foam thickers from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection available at the Clique store.   Finally, a few lines of journal, and a few small details  complete this layout:

 

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I love the feeling of serenity and cheerfulness in this layout.  The PLAY kit is just so beautiful, and all the playful colors in the papers are perfect to document all types of memories.  If you want to see details on what is included in the kit, just visit Clique Kits, and while there don’t forget to check what the ladies are stocking in the Clique Store shelves.  Remember you can use the DT’s codes to obtain a discount at checkout.

 

As always let me know if you have a question on how this came together;  I am just a comment away.

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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