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Geek Lab: You and Me

Hello!!! It’s Donna here and I’m very excited to be back on the CK Design Team!

For my first post and project, I will be sharing a layout using the April 2017 kit, “Jellybean”ck-apr17-kit4_orig

I love the foiled word arts in some of the papers and that’s the first inspiration on this layout.DonnaEspiritu-CliqueKits-April-Jellybean-layout01I didn’t plan to have a monochromatic layout, honestly. I ended up choosing teal/blue with black colors so that’s what I went with.

I fussy cut the words you + me (and later on couldn’t find the “+” cut out so it didn’t make into this layout).

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I adhered the floral cut files using gel medium. Then I used watercolors (blue, black) and PITT pencils to color the cut files. I started with the light blue colors first and then mixed the black watercolor later on, creating a grayish blue shade.

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I also used watercolors as ink to stamp the word “love”. Scattered it around the layout. The stamp is from Latina Crafter. I scattered the hearts and stars from the foam word stickers by Freckled Fawn. And did the same with the black enamel dots from Freckled Fawn as well.

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I have a problem with my printer but good thing I got this 1 photo printed correctly. I didn’t want to just throw the rest away so I used them and layered them like you see here. I also love using layers of messy thread to add a bit of texture

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I distressed the edges of the paper in the middle a little bit after cutting about half an inch to make it a little bit smaller. Then I used the blue/green stripe patterned paper as a mat.

That’s all from me today. I hope you liked it!

And see you again tomorrow!

Happy crafting,

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Study Hall: Fabulous

study-hallHello everyone! Have you seen the FABULOUS collection by Paige Evans, “Take Me Away“? I think this is a pretty travel collection, but it doesn’t need to be for travel layouts. As soon as I went through the papers, I fell in love with the floral acetate paper. It is so pretty in person. The colors are so vibrant. A few months ago, my best friend Mischelle and I went out to dinner for her birthday and I snapped this photo using my phone. It’s a little grainy, but I love it. We’ve been friends for over 17 years! I love that she doesn’t need to see me all the time, and she is there for me when I need her. She and I are so close. When we’re together, we simply enjoy each other’s company. We don’t feel the need to talk the entire time. Most of the time, we order movies and dinner and then we run out to Friendly’s for 5 scoops of Resee’s pieces sundae. Yum. Our life together these days are so much different from when we went to college together. LOL. Those were the memories. haha

For this layout, I used lots of chipboard and the gold thickers to decorate my page. Those gold thickers are so pretty! I am not normally a gold person, but I really like how the gold looks on the acetate paper. Notice how I used some of the cut-aparts from the August Clique Kit on this layout? 🙂

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Here are some close-ups:

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