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Geek Lab: Mermaid (in the bath tub)

Hello! Donna here for my first layout using the August “Malibu” kit featuring Summer Lights by Pink Paislee

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I used the August cut file “Scallop” as a stencil. Instead of paper, I used an acetate (A4) and run it through my Silhouette Cameo machine (I selected “Stencil Material” in the material type option). This will ensure I can use the stencil over and over again! How cool is that?? Cutting just took a bit longer than usual but it’s worth it.

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1. Figure out where you want the photo. Then place the scallop stencil on the white cardstock and brush watercolor randomly.

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2. Use a piece of plastic to spread the watercolor while it’s still wet.

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3. Flicker the brush to create splatters. The farther the brush, the bigger the splatter will be. Let it “sit” for a few minutes.Donna-CKMalibu-Layout02-tut4

4. Then, use a tissue to blot off the excess water. Your background is ready to be used! I love how the scallops look like rainbow waves.

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This is my finished layout

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I cut out the ombre pink hearts and scattered them all over the page. I mounted some with foam tape for dimension.

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I mounted the framed photo with foam tape as well and tucked some messy thread and sequins under it.

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Some more close up images

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Would love to hear what you think of my project today! Just leave a comment if you have any questions and will happily answer them as much as I can.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

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Locker Room | THE OCEAN IS CALLING

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Hi Clique Kits fans!!

I am back today with a new project using the beautiful MALIBU TN kit,  what can I say, the Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection is gorgeous, and all the add ons are perfect to document summer, and those special beach adventures.

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I love this kit, and it is ideal to document some of the pictures from our beach adventures down in Ecuador.  Here is a small video on how this page came together, so sit down and enjoy!:

The starting point for this layout were the exclusive cut files from last year’s summer and August kits.  Once I had cut them on white cardstock, i wanted to add color to the page, something very summery and bright.

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Using a combination of heavy acrylic paint, i dragged the paint across white cardstock, and soften the look of the streaks with a large brush, and a baby wipe.  Then stitched the page to one of the Elle’s Studio papers from last month’s POOL PARTY KIT.

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The ring cut out also was sewn to the page, and then i used the Pink Paislee papers from the Malibu TN kit to back the flower cut out.  I love the rich colors in the papers, and how they contrast beautifully against the bright background.

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The flowers were then attached to the background using a bit of foam adhesive.   I positioned them so that they were framed by the long leaves from the ring cut out.

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I added the long leaves from the Fancy Pants  Hello Sunshine ephemera pack included in this month’s kit.   The title for this page comes from Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights ephemera pack -which can be found in the Malibu Main Kit -.

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The picture of my daughter admiring the sunset over the Pacific Ocean fit into this page seamlessly.  A few of the embellishments from the kit, and the sticker sheet available at the Clique Store create the cluster on the page.  After a few sprinkles of gold ink, the page was completed:

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I love this page, the colors of the papers in the Malibu TN kit matched the bright green color of the background, and bring the eye to the subject of the page.  It was so easy to complete the page using the  kit, and a few of the exclusive cut files available at the Digital Store.  There is a lot of goodies available at the store, so take some time to visit it to check them all out.

Remember to contact me, if you have a question about how this page came together.

See you all around!

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August Kick Off: Let’s Go to Malibu!

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Hi everybody! It’s me, Gia. I know-long time no blog post. That’s why I am thrilled to be back today to celebrate my favorite kit of the year, on a day that just so happens to be my birthday!

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Yay! How cute is that flair by Maryam Perez! I love all of the talent and collaboration that go into the design of every single Clique Kit. How about those perfectly coordinated resin scallop shells? And the sequins in this months kit- Erica did an unbelievable job putting that sequin mash together. I am so excited for you ALL to get your kit- whether it is the 12 x 12 paper based main kit or the delightful on-the-go version-the Traveler’s Notebook Kit- this month we are taking you to one of the hippest places. Anywhere in the world is gonna feel like Malibu!

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I have just two words right now that sum up this month’s fun twist! Holographic and Neon! It’s a little bit hard to capture the gorgeous holographic highlights in the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection in the photos- you will see what I mean when you get to hold it your hands!  When I first opened my box, I just wanted to eat it all up. Not to mention the TN Kit contains not one or two, but a WHOLE PACK of Neon gel pens from Kaisercraft. I kid you not this is like a birthday and Christmas all rolled up in one box!

 

Inspired by the Mood Board!

So the mood board by Lacey Gasper this month kind of jump started my mojo this month. I took one look at that giant scallop shell pool float and I thought to myself- I have to use that “look” on a layout. Take a look!

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Yes we have seen a lot of tropical motifs this past year- between flamingoes and palm trees and pineapples (and I am crazy about them all), but this scallop shell in luscious iridescent pinkish-lavender captured my attention as something refreshingly different!

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I searched up “seashell” in the Silhouette Design store and loved this one by Totally Jamie

I backed the cut with different papers from the 6×6 paper in the TN kit and stitched around the edges for some texture, finishing it off with some sequins for embellishment! Here are some close ups.

Kinda Wish I Was a Mermaid!

But the next best thing was seeing all of the fun mermaid stuff in the August spotlight collection to scrapbook photos of my darling daughter in her mermaid tail.

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This idea for this scalloped cut file was one of those Aha moments between Lacey and I to work with this month’s kits and I fell hard for  this GORGEOUS final design Lacey created! I know I will be cutting it again and again, but for this 8 1/2 x 11 layout I wanted the subtle white on white effect for the texture with bits and pieces of ephemera giving it the feel of water’s waves around an underwater mermaid’s lair.  (Don’t you adore that holographic seahorse?) Grab some puffy mermaid stickers right here while supplies last!

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Thanks for being here as part of this community! I can’t wait to see what you create!

-xoxo

Gia


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Study Hall | VACATION

 

Hi there!

Nathalie here with you today.  I hope you all are doing well!

Here in Canada we are enjoying our Summer season, and that means travelling.  This year we headed back to my native Ecuador for a month long vacation, and brought back over 5000 pictures to live by until our next trip.  I was lucky to come back to find the gorgeous Malibu Traveler’s Notebook kit at my door step!  Right away,  the colors of the papers in the kit, and all the add ons were an open canvas to start documenting some of our vacation adventures.

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This month’s TN kit is loaded with many so many goodies that can easily also be reworked into a scrapbook layout.   Here is small video showcasing how the layout came together:

 

 

As you can see, the kits are versatile!.  In this case I used the Malibu TN kit to create this colorful, and vibrant page about our vacation resort.  It all started with the cut file (which i had previously designed), which you can easily download below -just click on the picture-.

 

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All the letter spaces were backed with the different 6×6 papers included in the Malibu TN kit, except the letter “o” which was backed with the subject’s picture.  After all the letters were secured, then i used some foam tape to add a bit of dimension to the page.

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To add more color to the layout, I used some Prima’s The tropicals watercolor palette  to create a mixed media background.  The colors used match those of the papers in the Malibu kit.

 

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To bring the eye to the picture of the layout, a few clusters were created around the “o”.   The clear stickers from the Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights can easily be backed with white cardstock, so that they stand out on the colorful papers.

 

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To complete the visual triangle on this page, i used a combination of all the Malibu kit’s embellishments.   The exclusive printables (the escape sign) along with the fussy cut heart,  die cut pieces and the holographic star bring the page together.    Here is a look at the completed layout:

 

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I am loving the final look of this page (even after a 6 week scrapbook free vacation)!  All the colors in the background complement those of the Malibu TN kit, and bring the picture to life.   Not to mention that those Neon pens included in the kit are so smooth, and they even work on top of mixed media!!!   If you haven’t checked the kit yet, then visit the Clique Kits Store to  see all that is included; there are still a few TN subscriptions available!!

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions about how this page came together.  In addition, I would love to see what you create with the cut file, so don’t forget to tag me if you use it in one of your projects.

Til next time!

 

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Geek Lab: Good Times

Hello, it’s Nicole with another fun summer layout I created using this month’s Clique Kit. Ah, the colors are so pretty! I can’t get enough of this kit. I really like the ice cream motifs in this month’s kit so naturally, I had to use them. Luckily enough, I had a photo to go with my theme too. Love when that happens.

 

I decided to mix a few patterns together for the background. Then I used several chipboard, stickers and die cuts to embellish my layout. This layout came together pretty quickly!

I tucked a few stickers behind the filmstrip die cut to make it pop! And there goes the smiley face again. I can’t get enough of these.

I added a piece of string to the “Good times tag” then adhered it below the photo. Then I added a few more die cuts and stickers behind the photo.

A few more close-ups:

Thank you for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Geek Lab: Beach Boy

Hello friends! I hope you had a great week. I must say, I am loving the colors in this month’s kit. And since I live 4 blocks from the beach, I have a  good amount of beach photos to choose from. I am a big fan of taking candid shots and scrapping them. It’s a good thing because my son does not like it when I take his photos. Sigh

 

I am sharing a layout where I played with  a variety of patterned paper to create a fun background for my layout. I selected a few patterns that I felt, matched the photo perfectly. Once I had the background designed, I added the photo and started adding embellishments.

I decided to add the vacation vibes frame on to the photo to use as a place to add my journaling! I used a slick writer so my ink would not smear. Then I added a few die cuts! LOVE the wave die cut.

I used the chipboard alphas from the July Kit paired with the silver metallic alphas from this month’s kit to create a fun title. Oh, and I had to add the smilies! So cute.

A few more close-ups:

Thank you for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Mood Board – August 2017

EEKS!!! Yes, I’m screaming because I’m SO EXCITED about the August kit! Today I’m going to share with you the August Kit Mood Board and of course some SNEAK PEEKS!!!! I hope you love this kit as much as I do! Lets first start with our kit name. We have titled our August 2017 Kit: Malibu!! I feel like this name is a PERFECT fit for the kit and it’s contents.

If you love that logo, WAIT till you see the Mood Board! I love putting mood boards together. This was one of may favorite things to do in design school and I love doing it for my clients as well. It’s a great process to really find the feel of a project. So creating mood boards for Clique Kits is one of my favorite things to do. This mood board came together so easily. I had so many images it was hard to choose what to use. So I hope you find this board as inspiring as I do!

Do you have ANY clue yet what paper line we may be featuring in our August 2017 Kit? If you don’t yet, maybe these sneak peek images will help you out!!

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Subscriptions: If you are interested in subscribing, please e-mail us at info@cliquekits.com. We have a few subscription spots to fill. We will fill on a first come first serve basis.

Don’t Forget to join us on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 for

  • the FULL Kit reveal
  • join me on the Clique Kits Facebook page for a LIVE Facebook video of the kit!
  • Our INSTAGRAM Pep Rally (Project Share of the July Kit)
  • August Add On Products in our Shop (Already available for subscribers if you sign into our website The Clique > Clique Market)

Subscribers can view the FULL kit now on our website (The Clique > Kit Preview) and purchase add on products.

Finally don’t forget our Christmas in July Sale is happening NOW!!! 30% off all store products. Use discount code: SALE at checkout.

Have an amazing Sunday!!