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Art Studio: Let’s Be Lazy

Good morning everyone! I am back with another mixed media layout. For this layout, I decided to play with a variety of embellishments and printables using the April Clique Kit! I used the Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd. papers for my base. Then I printed this month’s printables on white cardstock and hand-cut the images using a pair of scissors. Once I had the squares adhered and my photo mat adhered to the bottom of the grid, I splashed some mist on to the layout. Once dry, I added the embellishments and photos.

I just love the pretty colors in this month’s kit. And the printables from this month’s kit really compliments the kit so well. The circles at the top was a last-minute decision. I love this patterned paper from Paige Evan’s collection and knew that if I didn’t use the left-over scraps from this paper, it would go in the trash… so I hand-cut them and added them at the top of the layout to create a fun border for the layout. I used one of the Clique Kits exclusive journaling cards to hand-write my journaling.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful weekend!
-Nicole


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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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Sunday School: Right Now by Evi

Hello lovely scrapbook ladies!  Thank you for joining me for Sunday School blog post.  I am playing with the April 2017 Jelly Bean Scrapbook Kit.  I am scrapping two smaller photos of me and my Doxie, Kobe on a walk recently.  I started out with cutting out the flowers of the Bella Blvd Make Your Mark, Magnifique.  These flowers are large and colorful which is totally my style.

Once I gessoed my card stock, I did the packaging technique with Mint colored mists and yellow.  I then used the current flower cut file, available under the Varsity Team, and cut it on pink card stock for an added layering effect under the flowers.

I used black embossing on the wood veneer from Fancy Pants and made my title “Right Now” pop off the colors of my layout.  I then added one of the words from the Freckled Fawn pack, ‘Amazing’ above my title.  The black pops off of both against the colors of my background.

I then started adding elements from the ephemera pack from Bella Blvd.  I love the flair in the kit, and decided on the yellow ‘She’s Crafty’ flair and nested it on yellow thread.  I also used the yellow swan exclusive piece in my cluster in the lower right area.  Enamel dots from Freckled Fawn were added for color and contrast.  All pieces are available in the April kit.

Thank you for joining me for todays post.  I hope you have had an amazing weekend.  ~Evi


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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!

 


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Ma mini Star

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Hi Clique Kits fans,

Magali here today with you to share a double page mixing paint and paper. With paint, it’s easy to add an additional colour to your layout. Don’t hesitate to add a colour to the combo created with the papers from your kit. It allows you to add more diversity in your album. Here is my double layout.

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To create this layout, I’ve cut the black dot paper 8 1/2 x 11 and then cut it in two parts. I’ve placed one of the section in the lower part of my left page, and the other one in the upper part of my right page.

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Then, I’ve used gesso to add a beautiful texture at the edge of the paper. To add the indigo colour, I’ve used some drops of liquid ink, on which I’ve sprayed water to let the ink spread over the textured gesso.

When  you use water, you need to let the paper dry and then to place some books on it to avoid warping of the paper.

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I’ve cut some butterflies and placed them in line. As you can see above, I’ve stamped a butterfly under the green little butterfly. I love the volume it gives to the die cut.  The word “Star” is cut in the corrugated paper of the kit. I’ve used letter dies to cut my title in it.

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And here is a last picture of my layout…mleluc_january_ministar4

Any question about my process? Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!
Have a wonderful week!

Magali


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Charm | Stephanie

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Hey everyone! Stephanie Gold here with an Art Studio post! Today I’m sharing a layout where I painted with gold paint right over top of a pattern paper.

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I used a very small amount of Basics Gold acrylic paint and created a focal point in the center of my page. It never looks very gold when it’s wet but when it dries it gets a great gold shine. 🙂

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Once dry, I used the gold area to create my layout. I layered multiple papers and cut apart tags from the February Kit Bee You. I added a couple Rub On butterflies to the white tags and used them for journaling and date marking.

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I used some of the ephemera and the adorable and unique triangle enamel dots to embellish my layout. And finally I finished it off with a bit of watered down gold acrylic paint splatters.

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The title of my page was drawn from those sweet charming faces my kiddos were giving me in the photos. ❤

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week – much love! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Sunday School: Trust your instincts

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Happy Sunday all! Today, I am sharing my  very first Bible page. I LOVE seeing what others do with Bible pages and I’ve been wanting to give it a try for awhile now. For my page, I used several shades of acrylic paints and lots of stamps. I finally got the chance to pull out my butterflies and floral stamps.

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I used a good amount of stickers and die cuts on my pages too. And stencils. Seriously, I had such a great time altering this page and tag.

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What do you think? Think you’re ready to give it a try. I plan on doing several pages using inspirational quotes that I’ve found on Pinterest.

Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole