Hiya scrappy peeps! Suzanna here today for my first Ambassador, or guest designer post! I have been eagerly anticipating this day since January when I had the pleasure of meeting Gia. This kit is just stunning! And to have these goodies from Alexandra Renke, all the way from Germany, in the kit and the kit be the price that it is is just amazing! You have no idea! Anyway, I digress.
This first layout I have to share with you is a sketch based layout! Those of you who now me and know my work now that sketches are my thing. I first got into the scrapbook design world through sketches, I have been on a number of sketch team and now create my sketches. Sketches really make "easy work" of scrapbooking. And the best part about them is, they are open to interpretation. If something doesn't fit with your photo or your patterned paper, move it. Make it work, it's not set in stone!
As Theresa did yesterday with her sketch inspired layout, I too cut out the ribbons of color from one of the Renke papers. I played with a white background but I felt as though the colors didn't pop they way they could and should. Hence the black background. Also like Theresa (great minds think alike, don't you think?!), I used my sewing machine and stitched in some extra color and movement with a varigated yellow/orange thread.
I used a few elements from the Travelers Notebook kit to compliment the traditional kit. While I love the Renke papers, I really needed some colored patterned papers for the layers that I love and the sketch calls for behind the photos. The pink notebook paper die cut from Maggie Holmes and a cut apart journal spot from Pretty Little Studio were perfect supplementation!
These words from Heidi Swapp are sublime, don't you think? I did add some extra subtitles to my layout. While I omitted the circles, I do have the two clusters of embellishments that are called for in the sketch, this "wander" Minc word being the focal point of one of them. I ran the word with a copper/orange foil through my Minc so as to add some simmer and sparkle, like the reflection of the water.
Both clusters include the wood veneer butterflies as well as butterflies that are fussy cut from another one of the Renke papers. There are plenty of fussy cutting opportunities with this kit if you are a fussy cutting fiend as I am! The wood veneer butterflies are coated with gesso to change the look to work with the white borders around my photos. A couple of the butterflies were then layered in Vicki Boutin's art crayon using a water brush.
The gold letters included with the kit from Love + Lemon are fantastic however, to work with this particular layout, they needed modifying. To have used them as is, they would have over powered the size of the photos I chose to use. So to scale them back a bit, I fussy cut the letters as well, leaving a thin border around the edge.
That, my friends, is my take on the sketch this week and my first Clique Kits post! I hope you are inspired to play along with this month's sketch challenge! If you are of the process video watching tendency, be sure to head over to my personal YouTube channel and you can see how this layout came together! Here is the direct link to this particular layouts' process video; youtu.be/iCaQOjBSaso THANK YOU for spending some time with me today! Be sure to come back next week for some more Meadow inspiration!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa here to share a layout using the August 2018 Sketch! I am working with all the beautiful papers and embellishments from the August Meadow kit today. Here is a look at the sketch.
Working with a sketch is such an awesome way to get a fantastic layout done without having to worry about the design work. No worries, though, you can absolutely make a sketch your own just by making some minor tweaks and changes as you like.
This is my layout I have created! Notice how I took the ribbons from one of the patterned papers and turned them on their side to follow the sketch. I still have a central element just as the sketch, but I have made it my own using the papers in the kit.
As I was creating this layout, I cut out the ribbons from the paper and considered adding them to a contrasting color cardstock, but in the end a neutral cream background won out. I also looked around to find all the butterfly punches and dies I had in my stash, and used other patterns in the kit to create butterflies. I have layered those on the edges of the ribbons on the page, and once I have lightly adhered them to the page, I sewed them down.
This is the layout with the butterflies sewn down. To make the ribbons pop, I used white thread and a smaller stitch, and just ran the seams right over top of each butterfly.
I love the vertical element of this sketch and layout, and love that the stitching and butterflies amplify this. The sketch called for an embellishment on the upper right side, so I have added a few of the Heidi Swapp word stickers and my date stamp.
My photos are from a trip we took several years ago to St. Simons Island, GA. This is at the pier on a windy, cloudy day. The photos are a bit dramatic, just like the ribbons on my page. I love the moodiness of these photos.
I am loving the dimension and the splatters of color in the butterflies. The sketch called for embellishments in the lower left of the layout, so I have added the butterflies and a bit of my journaling here. I also added my title using the Heidi Swapp handwritten words.
The upper left side of the layout seemed to float off the page, so I added just the tiniest word stamps to keep us visually connected to this side of the layout. Here is another look at this pretty creation.
Have you used the August sketch this month? Let us see! Be sure to share and tag us. Thank you so much for joining me today. See you again soon.
Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a layout using the August sketch and my August kits.
I stuck to the sketch pretty closely with just a few slight adjustments. For the long section of patterned paper, I used paper 10.840X from the main kit. I loved the soft waves of color and cut it so that most of that section was included in the strip I would be using on my layout. I then glued the paper to a piece of card stock in the same position as in the sketch. For this layout, I glued it to a piece of card stock from my stash, the color being Juneberry by Bazzill.
Because I love hand stitching and the detail it brings to a project, I stitched along the darkest lines of the waves in matching colors of embroidery thread from my stash. I used only 3 of the 6 strands of thread to keep the delicacy of the lines in the paper.
After the stitching was complete, I added the two embellishment clusters as indicated the sketch however I switched the sides in which they are located. My clusters were made with mostly the ephemera pack and the printables in the main kit however a few pieces were brought in from the August TN kit.
The only other minor change I made was to move my pictures to the right of the patterned paper strip as I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous patterned paper and my hand stitching! The finishing touch was adding some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.
I love the way this layout turned out and I hope you have enjoyed it. Have a fabulous week!
Hello Clique Kits friends! I am so loving my August Meadow kit, especially the Alexandra Renke papers.
The Tulips Wreath paper had to be fussy cut, once I had done this I cut it in half. I then took the Baby's Breath Rose paper and cut a four inch strip off the top so I could use the remaining paper which I attached to a off white 12x12 cardstock.
I used foam tape to attach my fussy cut wreath to the top of my layout. This photo of my daughter was perfect for this layout, as I didn't want the background in the photo I cut her silhouette out which contrast wonderfully against the off white cardstock and tucked in the centre of the wreath.
I really didn't want to over do this layout as I didn't want to lose visual impact by it being too 'busy'. Firstly I added the two beautiful watercolour dragonfly die cuts, both attached with foam tape to create a 3D effect.
I fussy cut the beautiful butterflies from the paper in the kit and arranged these around the wreath and again with foam tape.
I added two of the material covered hearts, picking the purple and yellow to blend in with the wreath. I added some word sentiments from the die cut pack and placed around the outer of my wreath.
Finally I created my title, using one of the Heidi Swapp stickers (Today) and the stunning exclusive FLY flair.
I finished my layout off with a light splatter of black color shine.
Simple but stunning, with these papers it was easy!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope my layout has inspired you in some way!
See you again soon!
Hello everybody. Today I show you a page in my mini album. Every month I try to capture my little and big Memories in a Mini. Unfortunately, I can not do it every month, but I try. The focus of the product is the Stencil, included in the Main Kit.
I thought that was a great Inspiration. I often wanted to use a stencil on an Acetate. And I like it. First I applied the acrylic paint and then the golden glitter. I had to do it twice because I did not dry it long enough.
I have also painted these sweet butterflies with acrylic paint. I placed the photo in the middle and decorated it. With the Acetate paper on the side it makes a great effect.
I did not make the left side expensive, because the paper is so great. A few butterflies and the weekend Acatet word from Heidi Swapp.
I hope you enjoy it. Have a nice and creative day.
"Week of PRODUCT FOCUS"
Creating it and Loving it!
using the amazing August Meadows Kit
full of awesomeness
some colors, some scripts
featuring Heidi Swapp, Alexandra Renke, Clique Kits
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Miracles happen to those who believe in them they say!
Everything on this planet has a language
through which they communicate,
I communicate through art!
Creating is the way of sharing my soul with the world!
The beautiful watercolor empheras by Clique Kits speaking art
takes you on a ride to the majestic island of emotions, feelings and art.
It refreshes your soul, brightens your mood,
Inspires you to create and document your life stories,
Those cherished memories.
The gorgeous Prima - Julie Nutting Travel journal has added in the oomph factor.
The gorgeous empheras speak to you, there is a story awaiting to be told,
what better than to say it with colors, textures and inspiring words.
The florals are oozing with love and hope, the butterflies are flying with happiness!
oh! what bliss!
A tale awaits to be told,
love awaits to be expressed
The beautiful paper with the splash of colours
dancing with happiness, reminds us to
live and love and be in the moment.
The colour splatter are spreading love and happiness all around
the words are telling the stories to the crowd
the butterflies are enjoying their freedom,
leaving the trail behind.
The beautiful paper by Renke is simply amazing.
Highlighting the importance of this day
is the black tab by Heidi Swapp.
to add in the oomph factor there are chipboards by limecitron.
The gorgeous gorgeous butterfly from the papers by Renke is
happy and bright filled with laughter.
To add in a little elemet to the paper creation there the
"Love" chipboard by Lime citron has been used along with the arrow.
The Heidi Swapp Black label "Remember this" is a cherry on the top.
Cherishing the wonderful memories of the autumn days
oh what amazing day that was.
Renke's paper collection is simply awesome,
its an artwork in itself.
A beautiful collection to document your precious memories.
Let there be fun and laughter!
Smile a mile!
Enjoy and live
Always and Forever!
Keep documenting your memories,
Have an amazing week.
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Clique Kits - August Meadows kit
Alexandra Renke - Butterfly
Alexandra Renke - Calligraphy Yellow-Orange
Heidi Swapp: Hawthorne - Sticker
Clique Kits: August 2018 - Ephemera
Clique Kits: August 2018 - Flair
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Hello! It's Heather Doolittle here with a layout to share!
This week is all about that awesome splashy stencil that is included in this month's scrapbook kit. I thought it would look awesome with some texture paste smeared through it, so that's just what I did! I recently bought some white metallic modeling paste and was dying to use it! Once I had placed down my patterned papers and knew where my photo was going on my page, I used the stencil and smeared some paste through the design with a silicone spatula type brush. I love that it added some white-on-white texture behind the photo. In real life, that paste is kinda shiny and oh-so-pretty.
In addition to that awesome stencil, I love the colors in the Meadow kit this month! There are so many artistic textures and I LOVE IT. Gia and Lacey did an AMAZING job on designing the cute cut-apart and diecuts, and I loved using some of those on my page!
How have you used stencils on your projects? This modeling paste thing is new to me, but I LOVE the texture it gives! I will definitely be doing it again soon!
Hi friends, Theresa here with a mixed medial layout for you. Our product focus this month is the incredible stencil that was included in the August Meadow kit from Alexandra Renke. I absolutely love stencils and made a beeline for my modeling paste and a photo to get started.
To begin my layout, I cut down one of the patterned papers to layer onto the pink paper as a border. I mixed my modeling paste with black acrylic paint and placed a few of the ink splatters around my page. They are placed strategically: at the top of the page, to the right side, and also to the left side of where my photo will be placed. I already have in my head how I want the layout to look and placed the stencils accordingly.
Once I have the black splatters where I want them, I added my title. My title is taken from a Lauren Daigle song called You Say, which I am absolutely playing on repeat right now. Once I had my title in place, I added journaling across the page on the opposite side.
My photo is placed along the right hand side and I added a few of the exclusive die cut ephemera that were included in the kit. The beautiful watercolor florals and butterflies add an amazing depth of color that this layout definitely needed. I have clustered three groupings around my photo.
I wanted to use the stencil again, so I added another layer of modeling paste, and this time I added some Prima Art Alchemy Sparks paint in Fairy Wings to the mix. You can absolutely add most any acrylic paint to your modeling paste to thicken it a bit and make it work with your stencil!
For this layout I wanted to add journaling but notice how I have covered it mostly using my photo and ephemera. Sometimes I like writing just for the sake of getting thoughts onto paper, and then covering them up just to put peace on it. This is a wonderful way to use mixed media as a form of processing thoughts that you know probably aren't permanent. The plus is that you get to make something pretty as well! Here is another look at the full layout.
Have you been inspired to use the stencil? We would love to see, so be sure to share and tag us! Thank you for joining me today!
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout using the August Meadow Main kit that utilizes a stencil. I wanted to tell a story about working on our home that we purchased as a fixer-upper and ended up breaking a pane of glass. The stained glass store cut file was perfect as it reminded me of shattered glass and I decided to use the Splashes stencil by Alexandra Renke that came in the main kit.
I started by placing the stencil which is 6"x6" in each of the four corners of paper 10.542 from the kit and applied Distress Oxide inks through the it. The colors of ink I used for this layout were Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch. I thought this would add some more interest to the layout and I love the way it turned out. I then cut out the stained glass cut file at size 11.5"x11.5" on the paper I had stenciled on.
I took the cut file and attached to a piece of card stock with wash tape and then glued all of the pieces of the negative cut file to the card stock. In this layout, I used Bubblegum by Bazzil. This left a strip of bare card stock around the outer edge of the page so I did a zig zag stitch in gold thread on my sewing machine to add a subtle border.
Next I utilized the 6"x6" patterned papers from the TN kit to add multiple layers to the back of my photo and added a couple of the phrase stickers from Heidi Swapp included in the kit as well.
Lastly, I adhered the clear alpha stickers from the kit by Love and Lemon to a white piece of card stock before cutting them out and adding to the page for my title. I also hand wrote my journaling on strips of white card stock before gluing them below my photo.
I love how the final layout came together and hope this has inspired you to create with a stencil either from the kit or from your stash. Have a great rest of your weekend!
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout. I created using the July Regatta kits.
I captured a moment of fun for my kids in the pool. A photo where they are together photographed at an angle of 90 degrees specifically for the layout. And just added two circle pictures with the faces of the girls.
I added a very cool Regatta kit with watercolors, sequins from the June kit, overlay and stamps.