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Art Studio: Ombre Watercolors Column



Hello there! It’s Caroli here with my first post using the beautiful kit Swan Lake, featuring gorgeous Gather collection by Maggie Holmes.



I love mix media but since my style is rather clean and very simple I don’t use it that much on my projects. But, I love watercolors and how they look on scrapbooking, so I though why not adjusting them to my own style? Today I want to show you a simple idea I had for making a pretty watercolors ombré background for my layout.

I love anything ombré and watercolors are a great way to get an ombré effect easily. Although I love the free and wild look of watercolors, I had in my mind the idea of an ombré column with clear borders, so I’ll show you what I did.

First, I used some washi tape to delimit the area where the ombré column will be. In order to avoid the paper get damaged, I sticked the washi tape to a pillow few times to make it less sticky before adhere it to my cardstock.



Once I had my area clearly defined, I just watercolored the paper. Something I love about this kit is all the shades of pink and coral of the papers, so I decided to use this palette for my ombré.


Once the area was fully painted I just carefully removed the washi tape from the cardstock and that’s all! Here’s my ombré column background ready to use 🙂



I wanted a monochromatic look for this layout, so I used a black & white photo and also coral paper and embellishments.


I love these acetate roses, they are the perfect fit for the concept I had. I also fussy cut some flowers from an Cocoa Vanilla paper from a past kit, black & white again.




And here is the full layout all finished. I  love how it came out, it’s simple but yet colorful and funny.


I hope you like this idea and give it a try, I really loved the result and had a lot of fun working on my ombré 🙂  See you soon in another blog post, have a lovely day!

XOXO – Caroli


Art Studio: Sweet Girl

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Hello everyone! 🙂 It’s Maryám back with you again and today I’m going to share a new layout with the July Kit. This time I’ve decided to use the Acetate die cut words that come in our kit.

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I’ve used gesso to cover my page, and after that I put a little touch of watercolors. And… this was my final result!!


This layout is about my little sister. In this picture, she was watching a movie on my computer. She really loves do that haha.


I also stitched all the words to the background of my layout.





Here is the complete process of this layout. If you have any questions, please write me in the comments below.

Happy wednesday!



Art Studio: be you


Hello everyone! 🙂 Maryám here to show you another layout with the fabulous April ORIGINS Kit. Usually I don’t use a Mixed Media technique on my layouts, but today I’ve decided create a background with watercolour, gesso and inks.


I cut the title “be you” using my scissors, and I used the negative part. Afer that, I put some patterned papers behind the tittle, and I started add the embellishments to the page.



This is the completed page!


Here are some close-ups.


I love the enamel hearts that included in this kit. I think looks perfect in all the pages.


At the end, I’ve added some splatters with a pink mist.


If you like to see all the process of this layout, please watch this video. 🙂

I really like this layout, and What do you think about this layout? let me know in the comments below.

Have a great day!



Art Studio: blah, blah, blah



Hello everybody. What do you think of this month’s exclusive papers? Like it? I love the Blah, blah, blah paper because it’s something that my son often says to me when I am talking! I know, rude right? Rather than keep the paper white, I decided to use my watercolor paints to create a multi-colored background. And I love that the paper has a nice finish to it which helped prevent the paper from tearing!


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Rather than use a regular paint brush, I prefer using the aqua brushes because they hold the water in the brushes which allows you to control the water flow more easily.



Some areas got a little more water than I had intended, but it still worked out. I simply dabbed the paper with a paper towel to help prevent the paints from running together.


A few close ups:

There goes those adorable acrylic French fries again. 🙂




Thanks for stopping by today!


Art Studio: #lovethis


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Hi everybody! I have a fun tutorial for you today. I am going to share how easy it is to use watercolor paints on your layouts! I love how vibrant the Prima watercolors are and as soon as I saw them at CHA, I knew I had to have them. The colors are absolutely beautiful and I am here to share with you how pretty their colors are on paper.

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I decided that I wanted paint splatters for my background so I pulled out my templates, aqua brushes and watercolors. It’s best if you use watercolor paper so the paper does not warp or tear.


I simply placed the template down on my paper and painted the colors onto the template. Try to avoid moving the templates while you are coloring within the shapes so that you get the best image possible. You really do not need much color on your brush.  A little goes a long way.



Once the paint was dry, I used some ink and the #lovethis stamp to stamp on the background of my paper.



A few close ups:

I love the little macaroon flair. Fun!


 I hope that I was able to inspire you to try watercolors on your next project. They are super easy to use and most of all, FUN!


Art Studio: Girl

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Hello! It’s Maryám here today to show you other layout that I made with the Limeted Edition XOXO Kit.  This layout is inspired in Wilna Furstenberg, I love her mixed media pages!

The first thing that I did was taking my brush , and with my watercolors, I made some horizontal lines in the cardstock.


After that, I put a paper behind the white cardstock and I added some embellishments.


This is the result! It’s so easy to make and I think the result is so pretty.



I love the Crate Paper Hello Love Ephemera pack included in the kit, and my favorites pieces are the hearts.



This is all for today! I hope you liked the layout.

Hugs! ❤


Art Studio – Water Color Designing


Hello CK fans, It’s Leeann with you today and I’m super excited to be here too. I love using watercolors  on my creations. You will notice splashes of color from some sort of medium on my pages always! This page was created using the Clique kit  November tapestry kit. This kit is just so delicious and I was sold as soon as I saw the color navy… right now I am in love with that color! So lets get our watercolors out and have a wee play.


Lets start with a blank piece of card stock and paint some random circles using our water colors. We want 3 colors and 3 sizes. Allow to dry and cut out.


I have scrapped my page onto a black piece of white cardstock. So lets start with that as the base. All you have to do is paint lines down one side of the cardstock. Allow each line to fade before dipping back into the paint. Once you are happy with your painted lines. Place the circles on your page. Now we want to blend the colour from circle to lines and create a spill pool, add a few flicks of watercolor too. Allow to dry.



For extra detail grab some stamps and ink, stamp randomly. This adds extra detail.


Once everything has dried. Scrap your page. Isn’t it so much fun adding mediums to your pages. I like that it’s totally up to you how heavy or light you want to go. This is a great way to start out if this is your first time using mixed media products. And remember there is no right or wrong way…its all about having fun and telling the story!

Now you can check out the finished detailed shots.



I hope you have fun here today and come back soon for so more…






Art Studio: Let’s Watercolor those Doors!

Good day everybody! Caroli here and today I want to tell you about something that I love, watercolors ❤

When I opened my March kit the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous paper French Doors from Love Notes collection (you know, the one with lots of doors doodled all over) and inmediately thought it was perfect for watercolors!



I painted few of the doors in different colors and then used this paper as base for my layout.


And here is the finished layout, as you can see it’s quite simple and the colored doors looks so pretty ❤



Here some details; I love the dymo-like stickers by Cosmo Crcket included in this kit, they are perfect to add some extra journaling! Also those silver glitter dots are fabulous ❤

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I hope you liked this idea and give it a try, good thing is that you can use any color according to your pics or to any idea you have in mind. Have a lovely Monday!



Locker Room: Clean&Simple Layout

LockerRoomHello! Caroli here and today I want to share a simple tutorial in order to make a clean&simple layout with the focus on an embellisments block.

I love clean&simple style but also I’m a fan of embellisment clusters full of stuff, and since november kit is filled with a lot of beautiful embellishments, this was perfect for the idea I had for this layout.

I’ll start with white cardstock and will use some watercolors to create a simple and soft background, nothing hard because I want the embellies to be the focus.




Now I’ll place the picture on the right and then start placing my embellishments on the left.



As you can see, I used a lot of diecuts from Lemon Owl, wood veeners from Freckled Fawn and Pinkfresh Studio, alpha from websters Pages and gold leaves by Pretty Little Studio. All of these embellies are included on November kit!  The cute little deer from Maya Road was included on September kit, but I had to include it on this Lo, it’s so pretty ❤

Once I’m done with the embellishment block i will balance a bit by adding few layers on the opposite side.


I love to include at least a tiny journaling on all my layouts, so I used a circle journaling tag on the bottom right, and I embellished it a bit by adding a flower and some gold leaves.


The final touch is to ad a few ink splatters! No layout is done until I splatter some ink drops on it 😉


And this is the final result, a super simple layout but yet rich and full of dimension.


Hope you get inspired by the gorgeous stuff on the kit and by this tutorial, please let me know if you got to make it too 🙂 See you soon!