Hi all! Nicole here. I have a fun mixed media layout to share with you today. I'm going to share how easy it is to create a mixed media layout using a few acrylic paints and pretty paper from A.B. Studios/May Day! I love A.B. Studio's papers because you can get the look of a mixed media layout without having to do too much work!
To begin, I cut two of the patterned papers to measure 8 1/2x11 and 7 1/2x10 then matted the smaller cut to the center of the layout. Then I matted my photo with a scrap piece of patterned paper.
I used the Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paint from the Add-on Kit/Bliss/Bad Girls Couture to paint across the layout. I wanted to break up the reds and pinks a bit. And I love blue...so.... I thought it would be perfect for the layout.
Next, I used a marker to color the chipboard piece. I ended up not using the turquoise. I colored another piece of chipboard using a purple marker.
I had several swaps of patterned fabric that I thought would look pretty cool on this layout. Once I was satisfied with the placement of the fabric, I used fabric glue to mount them across the layout.
I used the Chipboard pieces from Studio Forty as photo corners for the layout and then tucked one beneath the photo. The die cut and flowers were from my stash. And the butterfly veneer was painted using the X-rated acrylic paint!
I created a tag using a scrap piece of patterned paper and added the polka dot ribbon. Love the chick feel of this layout. It's totally fun and I had so much fun creating this piece.
To complete the layout, I added a little bit of journaling within the circle at the bottom. What do you think? Click here to buy some beautiful papers and paint to get started on your next mixed media project. I can't wait to see what you share in the Clique Group on Facebook!
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog with a project that gave me so much happiness while making it because it features two of my favorite techniques: machine stitching and fussy cutting.
I love patterned papers with flowers, butterflies or other elements that you can cut to use as embellishments or to create something different... For me it is so relaxing to cut them while listening to music!
This project was inspired by my confetti bookmarks, do you remember them?
i wanted to create something similar, but this time I made a card, a slimline card to be precise (I especially love this format lately, it is cute and really up to date!)
I created the base with white cardstock and then I machine sewed a piece of vellum on top of it, leaving one side open. I filled with sequins and I finished sewing the last side to keep everything in place.
Now I grab a flower patterned paper and started to fussy cut flowers, leaves and branches. I arranged them on the two sides of the card and I added a butterfly (you can find something similar here).
In the centre I placed a big puffy stickers as sentiment and I added a little stamped phrase (the stamp I used is from my stash but in the shop you can find something similar, for example this one and this one). I fussy cut also the stamp, I am quite a fussy cutting maniac LOL.
This is the paper I used: PAPER 2 | PAIGE EVANS BLOOM STREET | PINK PAISLEE, but In the shop you can find a looooot of flower papers that scream "fussy cut me!!" - I link some of my favorites:
This card will be the complement to a box full of sweets that I made: I always love to give my friends some little gifts to remember them how much I love them!
For this box I combined two kits that features the new Paige Evans collection:
The little birds in one of the kits are my favorites! They are the cutest!
I also added two little flowers from the package in the kit: they are perfect to create shakers too (I could try to make another card filled with them!)
Ciao, alla prossima,
Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning, sharing my first layout for the Clique Kits design team! I am using the Fall Stories kit and add-on kit. This kit has so much in it! But I decided to challenge myself and use mostly one paper. I pulled the Simple Stories Boo Crew 3x4 elements, it has all these cute little Halloween things on it. So I started with that paper and of course bits and pieces pulled from the rest of the kit.
I started with a white background, but as you can see, I changed that eventually. Color backgrounds aren't something I normally do, but I'm really starting to like it. I cut the Boo Crew paper apart, did some fussy cutting of those pieces and started layering behind my photos. I pulled bits and pieces from the kit and embellishment add on and started to tuck things in here and there.
When I put my photo cluster on my background, it looked to plain, so I went through the kit and grabbed the yellow/orange cardstock and tried my cluster on top of it and I liked it. I wanted something else too, so I grabbed a cut file I made and played with it behind my photo. I found where I liked it, but it needed something else. So, I decided to dry brush some black paint where I was going to put the cut file.
I put my cut file back and really liked how it looked, but of course I wanted a little more texture, so I ran it through my sewing machine with black thread. I added a little bit of messy stitching to the left of where my photo cluster was going to go as well.
I watered down some of my black paint and added some splatters across my layout, popped up my photo cluster on some 3D adhesive and placed it down where I wanted it. I tucked in some of the pumpkins I fussy cut, with little messy thread bundles behind them. I pulled some alphas from my stash and added my title and was done.