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Art Studio: Happy Moments

Hello scrappers. I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this layout with you.  When I started creating this layout, I had no idea what I was going to do. The one thing I was sure of, is that I wanted to use lots of patterned paper. The papers in this months’ kit are so pretty. Wouldn’t you agree. It’s hard not to use them all. LOL I even cut the branding strips from the papers and used them as a fun border for my layout on the left-side of the layout.

I’ve had an acrylic frame in my stash for some time now and after watching Finnabair share the new Metallique Paints, I was inspired to use some of the Metallique paints from my stash. I painted the frame using the Deep Waters and Blue-Gold paints. SOOOOO Pretty! I love how vibrant these paints are.

I fussy cut the flowers from the floral paper and added buttons and jewels from my stash to the center of the flowers to add more texture to the flowers. I used foam squares to adhere them to the layout.

Here is a closer look at the branding strips used on this layout.

I fussy cut the butterfly from one of the patterned papers to use as a die cut for the bottom right-side of my layout.

Thank you for visiting today!


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Geek Lab- Clique Cuts

 

Have you checked out all the amazing cut files available in the Clique Kits store?  You can see them all HERE.

I saw these cute little butterflies, which were a subscriber exclusive, and I thought they would match well with the June kit, Aquarelle. This kit features Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection, which also has quite a few butterflies.

I started by adding some mixed media to my background and using a stencil to spray some ink through a starburst pattern.  Then I outlined the starburst in yellow thread.

I cut the butterflies from white cardstock and then fussy cut a whole bunch of smaller butterflies from the patterned papers in the kit.  I decided not to back the die cut butterflies with paper so that the background could stand out more.

I layered a few labels for my journaling with a  large heart and  piece of exclusive flair.

 

I love that these products matched my photo and story so perfectly!  Hope you are enjoying the June it and be sure to check out the cut files in the store!

 


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Yearbook: Celebrating Mother’s…

When I first saw the June kit, Aquarelle, I fell in love with the mix of florals and geometric prints!   The colors also reminded me so much of my mother, and I had the perfect photo in mind from last mother’s day.  Somehow, on Mother’s Day last year, my mom and I ended up making everyone else brunch….we stopped and looked at each other and said, “Wait, why are we doing this?”.  I guess it’s just what mom’s do!

 

 

I started with the pinkish watercolor background paper and added some gesso and mists.  Then I layered small squares of patterned papers, 3×4 cards, and vellum from the kit in a loose circle arrangement and stitched a circle with teal thread.

 

Next I cut one of the exclusive cut files for this months kit from white cardstock and layered it over the circle.

A few more scattered bits from the die cuts/ephemera pack and a title with the Pinkfresh copper colored alphas to finish the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Favorite – Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Well hello again!
It’s me!!! Kareen. I’m back with another layout. Yeah!
I, of course, used the Sorbet May kit? Did you fall in love with it?
Not yet? Well, what are you waiting for!

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So, here is my layout!
For the background, I used the Kaisercraft paper from the kit.
It was perfect for watercolor and for a resist effect. cliquekits

Some close ups :
As you can see, I used a lot of embellishments from the kit. I only add flowers. cliquekits_2

I also used a 3″x 4″ card from the 12″x12″ Kaisercraft paper.
I watercolored it the same color of my background.cliquekits_3

I also used the printables that goes with the kit. A good way to embellish your layout!cliquekits_4

And a little extra today…. I made a video!

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Art Studio With Hannah

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Aloha!! Today I am going to sharing the double page spread that I made for the May Challenge, which is to use gold, mixed media and the sketch and cute file that Maryam created. I am also using the May Sorbet Kit.  Here is a look at the Sketch again.

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I started out by using the cut file in my Silhouette with a gold sketch pen. After I decided it wasn’t bright enough so I went over it with a green gold jelly roll pen. I the green will go well with my picture.

I decided from the start that I wanted to put a spin on this sketch and cut file. I resize the file to fit inside an 8 and 1/2 layout. I also took a couple of rows of triangles off the cut file. This will help my triangles to fit mostly on the right side.

I also knew I wanted to use one really large photo. I really wanted it to fill up most of the patterned paper so only a bit sticks out. Then I add some Shimmerz Paste-eez with a stencil on the bottom right side and the top left side.

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I added some of the die cuts from the May Sorbet Kit along with some of the exclusive printables. I use a mix of the pieces from the Main kit printables  and the exclusive printables for the Traveler’s Notebook Kit.

I layered the mixed media right on the photo. I really wanted it draw you eye to the photo and from the bottom to the top. Using a green colored modeling paste also helped it not stick out but blend and work with the colors of the photo.

I did this for the top and the bottom. Using different shaped and sizes in the layered embellishments helps tie everything together.

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A little gold thread adds some more gold and some texture. By mirroring some of the same shapes and colors in both embellishment clusters it helps create a cohesive look.

I do this with the second page of this double spread. I punch out a few circles and look for some die-cut triangles and circle.

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On this second side I add more Shimmerz Paste-eez on top of the big triangles. I tried to be aware of directions of the small triangles too. I wanted them to look layered and not a little chaotic.

On top of the white card stock I spritzed my Shimmerz spray in green, blue and coral. These colors are similar to ones in the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On Collection in the Kit.

The mix of big and little drops look really similar to watercolor. I didn’t use gesso, this did make my sprays warp the card stock, but I wanted my sprays to dry faster and not move around o the page too much.

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I used the basic design of the Sketch Maryam created. I have layered pattern pieces for the middle of my layout. I add a cut apart piece from the Kit. I loved finding papers just work perfectly together to form edges around the big cluster. I am using this for journaling instead of a photo. Since I already have a big photo, I didn’t feel I needed another photo.

This photo of the woods on my drive around the area, is one of my favorite views, Especially now that it is spring and all the trees are coming back to life and standing really tall.

I add some of the Pink Fresh Studio gold mirror pieces around my journaling. This add on and more are in the May Kit Section. I hope you check them out and purchase what you want to add to your kit. These little things help add more life to your kit.

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I used dimensional adhesive to give shadows under the layers. It also helps still show the mixed media I did on the background. After all the fun work I did, to cover it all would be a same.

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I added my title about the main cluster instead of below. I also had the main cluster a little lower on the page. I use the Gold Thickers from the Kit along with some Doodlebug Design blue tile alpha’s. I like how this blue picks on the blue spray not the background.

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These bird circles are so cute and remind me of nature, and their singing in the forest. They go perfect with my picture. I love how Maryam matched the Printable to the puffy stickers and die cuts in the kit.

Again I made sure to use similar shapes on both sides of my double page spread. It helps it flow together and feel like one layout inside of two sides, even though they are clearly different.

Here is a look at my finished spread. It really shows the vast and tall trees that I am surrounded by everyday, and I feel so lucky to experience them.

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I hope you join in the May challenge this month when you get your kit. Use lots of gold, mixed media and the sketch above to tell your stories with pictures or other projects you have in mind.

You can also watch my process video on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel today as well.

Don’t forget to like, and subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the Youtube Design team videos. They are only up on the Clique channel, no where else.

 

Have an inspiring Day!!

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Better Than I Imagined-Guest Contributor Kareen Dion

Hello!!! I’m Kareen and I have the privilege to be the guest contributor this month! How exciting! First of all, thank you to Clique Kits to give me this opportunity, it’s a real honor. So, did you get your hands on the new Kit Sorbet? It’s gorgeous isn’t it? ck-may17-kit-1_1_orig

So here is my first layout I want to show you!!!
(Ok, I’m nervous now! hihi)

I used two patterned-paper of the kit.  I love to play with the dimension of the paper. I gave it an angle and work with it. Also the die-cuts and puffy stickers, the
buttons from the kit and the sequins. I added some flowers and leaves.

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And some close ups :
I love watercolor, I think I use it on every layout. It gave a little extra to the layout.
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Flowers… I love flowers. I could not add flowers. 20170417_085118_edited

So, here it is! I hope I inspired you in some way and you liked it!

See you next time for more layout!  If you would like to pick up the May Sorbet kit you can find it HERE in the Clique Kits Shop!

Kareen xx


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Art Studio | Right Now

art-studioHello Clique friends!

Today, I am sharing a new project created with the beautiful “Jellybean” kit, and one of the exclusive cut files included in this month’s kit; I think the entire DT is in love with this cut file, not to mention the colors and patterns in the kit!

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This project is the happy result of the fusion of scrapbooking and Bible Journaling,  as it was created inspired by the  beautiful cut file, the colors in the kit, but above all Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to you , Lord with all my heart;  I will tell of your wonderful deeds” 

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To frame the beautiful flowers cut out, I chose to go all artsy,  and use a combination of watercolor, ink, stamps and gelatos to create the background of the page.  Using the packaging technique, some green ink was spread on the page.  A little bit of gelatos was then smeared on the  page using some water and watercolor.  Once all these dry, I used the new Altenew’s Daisy layering stamp, that can be found in the Clique Store – to add just a few of the outline  of the leaves.   I have created  a small video on how the page was created, so sit and enjoy!

I hope you like the video!  As you can see, even when i mistakenly  smeared ink on the page, the beautiful flowers (created with the exclusive cut file and Paige Evans’ Oh My Heart collection  paper #14  -both included in the Jellybean kit- ) cover a large amount of the background, so the big smeared just becomes a hint of color under the flowers.

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I created this page after working on my Bible journal,  and since I had just taken the picture for an updated head shot, i used the page as  a ways to journal about me and what i am thankful for.

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For the title, the beautiful wood piece in the Jellybean kit fit this layout perfectly.  So i simply added a thin layer of gold acrylic paint, and then gold embossed the letters for that added shine in the page  ( i love the end result!).  Here is the final layout:

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I am happy with the end result of this page (even when the subject of the layout is me!).  The inspiration i found in combining my Bible journey, the Jellybean kit and color soothes my soul.  I hope you like it, too!  If you are not a subscriber, there is still a few a la carte Jellybean kits available, so don’t forget to check the store.

I am always  a comment away if you have a question on how this came together.

Thanks for stopping by!

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