Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a quick layout using this months' sketch. I stuck to the sketch pretty closely this week and it allowed me to put my layout together in no time.
For the layers behind the photo, I did not measure the paper but rather just eyeballed the size I wanted. To add a little interest to the layers so they were not all square, I trimmed along the the lines of the wood panels in the woodgrain paper in the kit.
I also decided to use a tag in place of the second horizontal photo which allowed for a great place to put my title.
I like the way the final layout turned out. It's very simple but it was nice to get a layout done in no time.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!
Hey y'all! It's Heather Doolittle here with a layout that I created using this month's sketch!
To begin, I rotated the sketch until I found a composition that I liked. I kind of shifted everything to the left just because I like how that looks on an 8.5x11 page. I layered several papers, trying to keep the proportions from the sketch in mind. I loved the tags in this month's kit, so I used one of those to peek out of the layering on the left side of the page. The diecuts in this kit are AMAZING... I used several pieces on this page. I think I want 10,000,000 of those beautiful flower cluster diecuts. I used that flower diecut in place of the little "banner" embellishment in the sketch. And of course I ended up using only one photo instead of two. I already had this one larger photo printed or I would have used two like the sketch shows!
I rotated the title around just so it fit better with the design since I was using a smaller page and I didn't think a sideways title would work well with my layers. I must add too that I tried doing a doodled stitched border around the page, but I HATED it. I ended up trimming it off and matting the page on another piece of white cardstock. So much for that idea working! Sometimes things just don't look the way you think they will... and it's ok to change your mind!
Don't forget to play along with the sketch this month and upload it to The Clique Facebook group HERE!
The September Clique Kits sketch is fabulous! And here is my take using my Farmhouse Kit.
I followed the sketches main elements, only adding a few variations such as another layer of lace hearts (a cut file from the Silhouette Design store) and some butterflies (white on white).
Instead of the tags I added a floral bloom and word sentiment die cut . I layered another floral bunch to the right of my photo.
I added a third floral bunch to the bottom of my two photos, using the numerous flowers and leaves the die cut pack.
I used the phrase sentiment stickers from the kit as my journalling . I used foam tape to adhere my die cut title to create a 3D effect. I finished my layout off with a splatter of black color shine.
I really enjoyed creating this layout, having a sketch is always a fab way to get your creativity going! How gorgeous are the die cuts in the kit and I love the green as a contrast.
Have a wonderful day and see you again soon!
Hello Lovelies, it's Theresa here to share more ideas for our Product Focus. This week we are creating layered embellishments which are just awesome for using supplies and getting layouts completed. I am going to create four assymetrical embellishments using elements from the September Farmhouse kit, plus one layout.
To begin with, I chose a photo of our son Addison that I had taken recently for back to school. Addison is our oldest, going into tenth grade this year, and the wood grain, green, and yellow in this kit suit his photo well. I laid down a layer of gesso and some paint splatters onto my page, just to break up the wood grain and lighten my layout a bit.
My photo is vertical, so I knew I wanted an assymetrical layout with photo on one side. I grabbed a few extra things from around my desk and started laying some elements around the page, and realized I could do several assymetrical layered embellishments inspired by this one layout.
We will come back to the layout, but let's create these embellishments first! These are the items I used to create these strips:
These are the four embellishment strips laid out for you to see. I created each one to be oriented in a different direction and the idea is for the strips to border on the edge of a photo or on the edge of your patterned paper. I love this idea because once they are all done I can create four different layouts!
Each strip began with the patterned paper or marketing strip from the papers in the kit. They are the home base for the embellishment cluster and everything else grew from there. For the cluster above, I added the punched starbursts underneath the strips, a leaf and banner die cut, and word art. The word art is adhered using pop dots to add dimension. I also wrapped a bit of twine around my fingers and adhered that underneath all the layers as well.
For the next cluster, I again began with the patterned papers and a doily. This one is a vertical orientation, so I added a die cut arrow, a leaf, and some word art. Using the doily on this one gives a great home base for the horizontal word art so it doesn't look out of place. Instead of using chipboard I used one of the flair buttons included in the kit! Again the twine adds more texture to the piece.
My third embellishment starts with patterned papers and a doily, and this time I have added a banner, the ribbon, and a chipboard piece. This one has a horizontal orientation and the photo could go above on the layout, or the cluster could go at the top of the page.
For my layout, I chose to use a vertical cluster. This one uses two strips of patterned paper and three shaped labels punched from the yellow patterned paper. I also added a leaf, heart, and banner from the die cuts, plus a chipboard embellishment. Notice the banner overlaps the photo a bit, and the arrow on the heart points inward toward the photo. Again twine peaking out from underneath it all adds more dimension and ties all these elements in with the background.
Of course my layout also need a title and journaling, which was so easy to add. I used the Pinkfresh Studio alphabet in the kit and repeated the vertical direction on this layout. Everything on this layout leads your eye upwards! Here is another look at the full layout.
The best part about having this layout done is knowing that I can easily create three more layouts using these embellishment clusters! How about you? Have you been creating with your Farmhouse kit this month? We would love to see, so be sure to share with us on social media and use #cliquekits.
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout focusing on layering and I created both layered flowers and a layered wreath. I started with the September 2016 wreath cut file from the Clique Kits shop. Once cut out, I used the leaves in the cut file as a template to poke holes in patterned papers from the September kit for some hand stitching before cutting the leaf shapes out.
Next I cut out two types of layered flowers, both of which are Paige Evans' cut files from her shop, again from the patterned papers in the kit. I topped off each layered flower with a layer of sequins from my stash as the flower centers.
I then used the stitched leaves, the layered flowers, and some of the flowers from the ephemera pack in the main kit to create a layered wreath. I also fussy cut some florals from one of the papers and used some gold ink and a stamp set from One Canoe Two to add even more detail around the wreath.
I placed my photo in the center of the wreath so it was incorporated into the wreath and a big focal point of the layout. Finally, I used the alphas and safety pins from the kit as well as a little bit of ribbon from my stash to create two banners across the top and bottom of my photo to add the title. I used glue dots to adhere the alphas and give them a firmer hold on the ribbon.
I love the way this layout turned out and hope it has given you lots of inspiration to create your own layered focal piece.
Thanks so much for checking the blog out today and have a great week!
Hi everyone! Jodie here with you today with the September Farmhouse Travellers Notebook kit, with some tips on how to create layered embellishments in your projects. I've put together a project life spread, but you can use these same methods in layouts, cards and TNs as well.
Here's a look at the left side of my spread and insert for the week.
And here's a look at the right.
My best tip if you're trying to add some extra layers to your projects, is to remember that it's not just about putting paper on top of more paper. Try adding things like some stitching, twine, or even a reinforcing punched hole to a label. All of these things are extra layers and create visual interest. And I've used all of these ideas on this one pocket.
An easy way to create some layered embellishments is to combine a smaller ephemera piece over a larger ephemera piece like this flower over the photo frame.
I've used the same idea here but used a punched butterfly to add to another ephemera piece.
And finally my favourite layered embellishment for project life or card making is a shaker pocket with some extra layers. Some ideas I've included in this pocket are backing cardstock that's been embossed, glitter in some left-over packaging that I've stitched to size to sit behind a frame cut from spare cardstock, a couple of layers of labels, some tulle, an ephemera piece and some stitching with loose threads. All put together it looks fairly simple, but each layer adds a little something.
I hope I've inspired you to try some embellishment layering in your projects today, and be sure to check out the beautiful September Farmhouse kits in the Clique Kits shop.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Clique friends! Today I have a card and gift card envelope to share. I have used a layered flower on both.
I have layered the petals individually, firstly bending them upwards, in the middle. I made four sets, two sets the larger size of the petals and the second slightly smaller. I then added foam tape so heighten them even more. It is more time consuming layering petals as opposed to a whole flower but it really is worth the 3D effect you get.
On the greeting card I used the exclusive CK flair as the centre which adds another layer. I added some sequins randomly from the kit and a phrase sentiment sticker also from the kit. Against the black/white plaid the flower really pops with a touch of yellow. I used the Websters Pages The Good Life floral paper to create my flowers/petals which has the yellow (lemons) on the back.
I have used the lemon paper from the cut printed cut a parts included in the kit on the inside of my gift card holder to create a contrast. Again I added some sequins and a word sentiment sticker. I love making gift card holders that are one of a kind.
Thank you for stopping by today! See you again soon.
Hello everyone. Jasmin here with some layered Tags for you today. My absolute favorite is the yellow one. I just created a pocket with Acetate to hold the little Tag.
The Acetate I have additionally decorated with bits and pieces from the Main Kit and TN Kit. Perfect for hidden journaling.
For this one, I mainly used the TN kit. The Detail is in the Fringe Paper.
This Tag is really layered. I participated in paper scraps, embellishments and a heart punch.
And here is the last one. I can well imagine that I would like to use them in my Travelers Notebook.
I hope you liked it.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hello Lovelies, I am Theresa Moxley with you today sharing a pocket page layout using the September Farmhouse kit. Our focus for this week is Story, and pocket pages are my favorite way to tell our family stories on a weekly basis. Here is my layout.
I am currently working through our 2013 album and this kit was perfect for a layout from March of that year. We had a few photos of spring beginning to show in the yard, our beloved cat (who is sadly no longer with us), and sports activities from that time. This layout quickly became a two page spread and I loved filling these fun pockets!
Whenever I am working on a pocket page layout, I always begin with the date card. This is a great place to start if you ever have blank page syndrome - I always know what needs to go on that card. I have used one of the patterned papers as the background for this card and then layered the black alpha for the week number. Since my background was yellow, I chose black and white and pink elements to contrast with the background.
One of our important stories from this time in our lives was our cat named Sissy. She died not long after these photos were taken, so I am really glad to have taken her photo. She spent a lot of her last days parked under the lamps for warmth. She shared this spot with the laundry many days, but she never helped, the stinker.
Creating layouts from the past can sometimes be challenging to fill in the stories, and I must admit I am unsure why we took photos of our wedding bands, so I allowed the embellishment to tell the story here. I have repeated circle elements in several places, including on the photo and also on the lemon journal card. Always remember that word art and word embellishments can help you tell your stories even if you are unsure of what you want to say. Include those photos anyway, you will be so glad you did!
One of the things I loved most about the photos for this week is how subtle the colors are. They are almost black and white, and the black and white in the Farmhouse kit is perfect for these photos. For the right side I continued using circles in the form of polka dots, and hearts. Always lots of hearts!
At this particular time my husband Alan was interviewing for jobs and this pensive photo was taken while we did some head shots of him. Even if specific details cannot be shared, we can still include the story and the photo and especially take the opportunity to express pride in our loved ones. Our families will read these words long after we are gone, and we want them to feel loved. All of these stories and words are love letters.
Writing stories and including journaling in our pocket pages does not have to be overly complicated, and for this photo of Nick at indoor soccer it really is one quick sentence (he is the kid with the number 2 on his back). Nick is the kind of kid who loves strategy and loves things that make him think, and in this photo you can tell he is deeply pondering how the team should proceed in the game! I took one of the frames in the ephemera pack and flipped the inside so I had room for the journaling. Also notice how I took the word stickers and punched it using a heart punch as an embellishment.
One thing I have been loving recently is including a recap of the week, as I have done on this journal card below. Since this is a layout from the past, I wrote about how those photos make me feel today, at this moment in time. I know sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to include journaling on past layouts, and this is one way to approach that - simply write about how those photos make you feel today.
I hope this layout has given you some ideas to help you tell more stories in your layouts! Have you been using your Farmhouse kit this month? If so, please share and tag us! We would love to see!
Hi everyone! It's Jodie here with you today, and I've used the gorgeous September Farmhouse Travellers Notebook kit and put together a sweet little mini album recording some of the moments captured of my hubby and I together over the years.
To create my front page I used a circle punch to punch out the 'our story' sentiment from one of the 8x8 papers in the kit, this makes a cute title for my mini. Then I hand stitched a little border with some gold embroidery thread. I use this thread throughout the album to create a common element.
I also made a mini tassle with the soft twine from the kit and used the same gold embroidery thread to finish it off.
I pulled out the Heidi Swapp stencil from the kit and tinted some Whipped Spackle from my stash to a light pink and then spread it over an acetate piece cut to the size of the album. Love how you can see some of the next page peeking through!
The theme throughout the album is to share a quote and also the date and place the photo was taken. It turns out most of my photos were taken on holidays, but I'm totally okay with that because they're super fun memories that we shared together, and I love that this album tells a story about us, even when it's in snapshot form.
I repeated the masking process for this page, but this time tinted it in a pastel turquoise colour.
To create the leaves in these pages I fussy cut them from another one of the papers in the kit. I also trimmed a piece of the wood grain paper to a thin strip and then tore both ends of it to create a washi-type look.
A few of the embellishments put together over some patterned paper and embossed white cardstock to create the back page, and I'm calling this mini done!
Have you tried putting together a project with snapshots of memories over a longer period of time? I loved seeing the difference in us (as we've gotten older ha!) through the photos in this album and I'm so happy to have them all together in one place, since this is part of our story.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the gorgeous September kits if you haven't already.