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Art Studio: Summer Chillin’

Hello!
Donna here today with my second project using the August “Malibu” kit featuring Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection

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I also used this super cute exclusive cut file designed by Inna Moreva (July 2017 cut file – Sunshine) from the Digital Shop

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and exclusive printables (Main kit and TN printables) you can find in the Digital Shop as well.

First off, here is a step-by-step tutorial how I created the layout:

  • You will need two cardstocks – 1 for the cut file and 1 for the base where you will adhere the cut file. Adhere the negative part of the cut file to the other cardstock, set the ‘good or positive’ cut file aside.

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  • Using a piece of plastic (any will do, just make sure it’s clean), spread watercolor (or any medium you prefer, diluted in water) to the surface. Start with one color first and build up the layers one after another.

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  • Add another color to the edges, spreading the diluted color with your fingers

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  • While the base is drying (or you can use a heat gun to help it dry faster), use different patterned papers as backing to the Sunshine cut file (I used a pencil to trace the floral parts of the cut file and cut manually with scissors).

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  • Once the base is dry, adhere the Sunshine cut file backed with patterned papers. Use foam tapes to add dimension to the cut file.

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  • Start embellishing

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And this is how my layout turned out

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I added some fun details like this wavy flag and clusters of sequins and stickers.

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Different heights added interest to the overall look of the whole page. Here, I used different thickness of foam tapes to adhere the photo and other embellishments like stickers and word arts.

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The holographic embellishments are so pretty in person!

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That’s all from me today but I will be back in a few days to share another project with you all.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,

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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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Field Notes | My Personal Journal

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Hello crafty friends!!

Nathalie here with  some new entries on my personal journal -my TN- inspired by the beautiful Aquarelle kits (main and TN).   This month’s TN kit features the beautiful “Wildflower” collection from Kaisercraft, as well as plenty of embellishments, and exclusive printables that make memory keeping so easy and pleasurable.

 

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Since the weather is finally changing here in Toronto, I am taking advantage of long doggie walks around the Humber River path behind my house.  The papers in the Aquarelle TN kit were perfect to document the beauty of Spring in the city.  Here is a small video on how this page came together:

 

 

It took less than 10 minutes to put this page together.   I picked one of the papers in the kit, and used both sides to cover both pages of the TN ( each page features a side of the paper).

 

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I picked my 3 favorite pictures of the walk, and printed them in a film strip form using Lightroom.  This was then glued to one of the pages of the TN -i chose the one with a less busy pattern on it-.   Pieces from the Aquarelle TN Kit’s die cuts and exclusives were used to decorate the page

 

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The exclusive printables in this month’s Aquarelle TN kit  are perfect to add small details around the page.  In this particular case,  one of the cards houses all the details of my walk around the river path.  Here is the final spread:

 

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The color combination of the papers in the Aquarelle TN Kit was perfect to document all this Spring memories, and it took less than 10 minutes to complete the spread.  It is that easy to work with this kit.

 

If you are a subscriber to both  Main and TN kits, then this month’s pizza box  is going to be a dream for all memory keepers. Since you can easily incorporate bits and pieces from both kits in your projects.    Here is an example of how I combined pieces of both kits to complete the spread of our favorite Mother’s Day portrait, just sit down, and enjoy the video:

 

 

 

We love this picture, and i  wanted it to be prominent on my memory keeping system, so I chose to enlarge the image to fit the entire TN spread.    First i cut the picture in half so that i can easily glue to the TN.

 

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Before gluing the right side of the picture, a small pocket was created behind the picture, so that it can hold a tag  (from the Aquarelle main kit exclusive printables) with all the journal lines about this memory.

 

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To complete embellishing this page, one of the fabric tags, included in the Aquarelle main kit, along with a die cut from the TN kit were glued to the top corner of the left side of the page.  The arrow clip was then used to hold these pieces together,  and a small asterisk from the main kit Alphas complete this cluster.

 

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Finally one of the labels from the Aquarelle TN kit’s exclusive printables was used to add the date and place of the picture.  The copper Pinkfresh Studio alphas was then used to create the title of this page.  Here is the complete spread:

 

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This is by far one of my favorite spreads of the past 2 weeks in my spread.  The texture from the different embellishments from both Aquarelle kits just adds the perfect touches to the picture.  If you haven’t checked the kits, there are still a few available at the Clique store, and you better rush to pick yours.

Remember i am a comment away if you have any questions on how these came together.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Geek Lab | You Go Girl

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Hello everyone!

I hope you all have been enjoying all the beautiful projects the DT has created this month with the beautiful “Jellybean” kit.   It does not only contain beautiful papers and embellishments, but also exclusive printables and  beautiful cut files!

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For this layout, I wanted to use the  large phrase title cut file  as the main focus in the page,  so I chose to convert it into a large stand out title.  Here are the picture steps I followed on the Silhouette Software to create this title:

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Here is the image ready to be cut.  DO NOT close the program or image after cutting it!

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Using the offset  command, add an external offset to this image ( i have colored the original image, so you can see how the function works).  You can chose the size of the offset.

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Separate the images, just click on the edges of the original image, and move it out of the picture.  Now the offset is ready to be cut.

 

To make the title stand out, i added a small white border around the title (the offset).  The title was cut from the beautiful Bella Bld.’s “Magnifique” paper  -though the flowers are gorgeous, I was drawn to the colors and paint brush marks on the image-.  I made sure to cut the title from the center of the Magnifique page.

 

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Once the cuts were glued together,  the edge of the title was pierced to add some stitching and texture to it.  After adding hand stitching to the title,  I set out to construct the page.   First,  i trimmed about 0.5in from two of the edges of a light pink card stock.  Then I used watercolors and inks to add some color to the background.

 

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Once the background dried,  the title was attached to the page, making sure it sit right in the middle of the large watercolor background.  The picture of  my niece holding her art TN (she loves TNs as much as I do!) was placed above the title.  I used the exclusive printables, and ephemera included in the Jellybean kit, as well as the puffy stickers from the Make Your Mark collection that are available in the Clique store, to frame the picture.

 

 

To finish the page, using the sewing machine, I stitched the  layout to the left over piece of the “Magnifique” paper, making sure to leave two opposite corners free .  These were folded into the layout to be used as part of the clusters formed here. I tried to use these corners to bring some of the colorful accents and embellishments from the Jellybean kit.  Here is the final layout:

 

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Don’t the colors and title work just pop  out of this page?  Though I love the roses, I wanted to take a different approach when using the Make Your Mark  “Magnifique” from the Jellybean kit in this layout.   I am so pleased with the end result, and i hope it inspires you to create stand out titles for your project.

Don’t forget to check Clique Kits to register for a subscription (there are just some spots available) for their gorgeous kits, or sign up for their newer Traveler’s Notebook kit.  You will love them!

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

Thanks for stopping by, today!

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Locker Room: Simple Layout with Flowers

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Hello! Happy Friday, how are y’all? Caroli here and today I want to show you step by step how I made this simple and quick layout using January kit Hey Sugar. don’t you just love all the color on it? 🙂

 

I started my layout by throwing some splatters of black mist on a sheet of white cardstock I got from Clique Kits Shop.

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Then, I used as background this flowery grid designed by a good friend of Clique Kits, Nicole Nowosand owner of Just Nick Studio. I cut the grid on my Silhouette Cameo and filled just some of the flowers using patterned papers included on the kit.

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Next, I placed my photos and adhered them using some foam dost, this way my layout gains volume and looks more fun too.

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Now it’s time to use some embellishments! I love this flower paper by Crate included on the kit, the colors and beautiful watercolored flowers are just perfect. I fussy cut some flowers and used them to mebellish my page.

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Agin I used some foam dots to adhere the flowers, I love my pages to have a lot of volume so foam dots are my best friends!

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These puffy stickers by Fancy Pants are so pretty! Love specially the font of the words, so I used word “amazing” for creating my title.

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I complemented my title with the Thickers included also on the Kit. I really love these Thickers, the shade effect on them is pretty and since they are black & white they combine perfectly with any other color. My title is finished, and I also added some more puffy shapes from Fancy Pants here and there, just to make my layout more colorful.

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Finally I wrote my journaling and there you go, a super fast layout but still pretty and interesting. One thing I love how about working with CK kits is how easy is to create beautiful projects in minutes. All products are so well coordinated you just have let your creativity go.

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Hope you have a great weekend! XO – Caroli


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Crazy Fun | Stephanie Gold

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Hello my creative friends! I am so excited to be here for an Art Studio day!! Yay!! I started out with a white 12 x 12 paper and used this month’s kit as color inspiration for some relaxed, messy water coloring.

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Then I fussy cut out a few of the lovely flowers from one of the pattern papers and added some water coloring to them as well.

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I made them each a little bit different so they would coordinate, but not match perfectly. Once those all dried, I began building my layout. Here is the finished product.

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Ugh this boy melts my heart. So my whole family is pretty goofy and we love making silly faces and weird voices and just having a good laugh lol. If you haven’t noticed already, a lot of my scrapped photos are of us taking ourselves VERY seriously. 😉

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Water coloring can definitely warp papers at times, but I used the warps to my advantage with this layout because it provided some awesome texture and added layer. I also made sure to make use of dimensional adhesive and one of those gorgeous giant leaves in the kit too. 🙂

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I really loved how it turned out. Can’t wait to see what you all create!! Much love and a wonderful October weekend!!

Xo, Stephanie

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Art Studio “I Love DIY” Layout

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Hello Clique Kits Friends! Leigh here, to bring you a misted layout and a sketch for Art Studio today.

I am so excited to get started, and can’t wait for you guys to see the yummy goodness in these October kits!

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You can use the color, texture, and pattern of the purposeful mist and splatters as a grounding spot for your embellishment clusters. I placed items on the background card stock without adhesive first, to see where to create the embellishment clusters. Then took them off and sprayed and splatted, have fun with it!

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You can right click and save this free sketch to your desktop, and keep your sketches all in one place for easy retrieval later.

I keep them in a file folder, on my computer desktop, named “Sketches”.

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You can combine different colors of mist as you wish, to get the look you want. I used Blush, and Coral to create a little more orange in the pink mist so it would coordinate with the patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio this month. LOVE this Happy Things Line!

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Once the mist dries, add your stuff. The flat sequins in this kit are perfect for sprinkling. Add layers of the patterned papers, and vellum behind your photo and adhere with foam dots.

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Place the tag from Pinkfresh Studio on your layout, then add title and journaling, the acetate triangles and paper, behind and over the tag to create interest. After the adhesive dried, I stitched with my sewing machine in three spots around this embellishment cluster to further ground the elements here. Thank you for visiting today!

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Love the October Funfetti Kit used for this page along with the Pinkfresh Studio Acetate Die Cuts (triangles) pack add-on from the Clique Kits store. Love that subscribers get a secret preview page to purchase coordinating add-ons, and that link to the left sends you there!

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