Hello Clique friends! Some of you may know I live in Australia, Western Australia to be precise in a small regional beach town. We are blessed to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the land. In these trying times I am even more grateful to be in a small town almost 3 hours from Perth city where covid has largely been kept at bay. And yes it is true Australians love the sun, sand and surf, throw in a good BBQ too!
Today I have a layout showing off one of our local beaches (at the end of my street actually) when my kids love to hang out, these photos are of my oldest girl. I have used the Sunset Beach kit featuring Prima Inc.
I also used the fab February sketch challenge which is open to everyone, all you need to do is post your layout on FB The Clique page to be in the running to win a store credit. Here is the sketch.
I used the beautiful Prima flowers instead of the paper pieces behind the photo. I added some cut file palm leaves to layer.
I used a beautiful piece of the Prima tule ribbon, to create the gathered look, I measured and then doubled the piece, I next added a row of machine stitching down the middle and lastly pulled the ends so it gathered. A simple technique from my sewing days but it really softens a layout.
I added the wooden ephemera pieces under my photo and fussy cut two surf boards from one of the papers. I added a line from the Australian National Anthem which sums up this beautiful land, 'our land is girt by sea'.
I am not a fan of journal blocks on a layout so I added my daughters name and date of the photos, printed in a pink so it blended in with my layout. I added Sun & Fun wooden title above my flowers. To finish off my layout I added some Prima enamel dots under some of the flowers.
This lovely kit perfect for any summer or beached theme layouts. The February sketch also helped this layout come together easily.
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Welcom to Cliquekits blog today! So happy to see you!
For this layout I used the Urban Base kit full of Heidi Swapp products! I love the beautiful elements in this kit like the holographic silver alphas.
I started the mixed media background with distress oxide used the color "Hickory Smoke" I applied the ink with a clear shape background stamp and made some splatters with my brush.
I'll show you in this blog how I made the paper flower. See above. I punched out some petals from cotton paper. I colored the edges with distress oxide the color I used is "worn lipstick"Only the center of the flower I color completely. I spray the branches with a lime green ink spray. I give the edges an extra color with distress oxide " Forest moss".
I gently curl up the edges of te flower petals to give more dimension to the flower.
Once I have all the flower petals curled I use tacky glue to glue them together. I take some pink acrylic ink and make splatters on the flower for on the green leaves I use green acrylic ink.
I'ts time to decorate my scrapbook page. I place the flower between the die-cuts below the photo.
I cut out a heart from cardboard to make a look-through. I punched out leaves, hearts and twigs that
I use as additional decorations on my page. I picked out some Heidi Swapp die-cuts and gave them a spot as well.
I punched out small circles and colored the edges with distress oxide and placed them on my page with 3D tape. I used the holographic alphabet as part of the title.
I tried to make a soft and romantic page with the beautiful Urban base kit from Cliquekits.
I hope you got some great ideas and see you next time on Cliquekkits blog!
Have a lovely day!
Hello Clique International friends! Today it's Giorgia here to keep you company!
Here in the blog we have a brand new category that is called "on repeat": we will give you some ideas to use a repeated element (can be a shape, a color...) on your project.
This category seems to be made for me, since I love to make layout with repeated shape on their background, so here it is my first inspiration for you: grab many different patterned papers and using a die-cutting machine, a plotter or a puncher create a lot of circles.
Arrange them in lines and here it is your really effective background!
I used the stunning Sedona kit, that features Prima Marketing Golden Desert collection: as its name say, this collection has beautiful references to desert shapes and colors - it is a lovely mix of sand, gold, brown, blush, and copper foil accents.
I hope to be able to travel again soon, but in the meantime I still have many pictures left from a road trip to Southwest U.S. National Park that only waited for this kit to be used!!
I am in love with the decorated wooden stickers included in the kit!
I used tons of die-cut to layer the pictures and I gently curl up their edges to give movement and dimension to the page.
For the title I used the foam stickers by Simple Stories in the kit: its color perfectly blend in!
I added some clear drops from the package full of sequins, drops and gem in the kit: I love to add this kind of little embellishments, they always add that special something to every project!
I hope you will give this design a try (don't forget to tag us #cliqueinternational so we can see your makes!); you can try this kind of background for layouts and cards too and If you want a slightly different version of it, try by distressing the circles edges!
I used this kit from the shop:
Ciao, alla prossima,
How are you all doing? I hope you are doing ok and that you all stay at home safe and healthy! For today's post I want to show you a new mini album I have made using one of the new Kits that you can find on the shop, this time featuring one of the Pantone Colors. You can find this kit here.
The particularity of this mini album is that the inside pages are all pockets, so when you document things in a mini album and you feel that you do not have enough space for all the pictures and journaling, the best option is this, to turn pages into pockets. In that way you also avoid making an enormous album with a big capacity. It is possible to have a small album with a big capacity.
I have used all the papers in the kit to create the pages. The size of the page are aprox 3.5 inches x 6 inches. I decorated with some details I cut from the papers and I have also used the washi tape that is included in the kit. Inside the pockets what I have included are small cards with white cardstock and I have stamped some words using a Studio Forty stamp set. You can find this set in the shop here. To use the stamp set I have used also the Kit of the Clique Chromatics of the inks. I have to tell you, these inks are amazing!! The moment I tried them I fell in love with them!! And the colors are great! You can find the kit of inks here.
To join all the pages I have used a waxed thread that was in the Clique Shop and I truly recommend it if you have to bind your albums, it is perfect to work with.
And finally, for the cover I have used a die from Mintopia from the collection Imagine to create a shaker decoration for the cover. The sequins are from the Pantone set, as well as the hearts I cut from one of the papers of the set, the enamel dots (which I loved! especially the ones with volume) and the washi tape. To close the album I have used also the ribbon included in the kit.
I hope you like the project and that the tip to have a mini with big capacity gives you the opportunity to store tons of good memories!! I hope to see you soon on the blog with new projects!! And I wait all of you on the Galentine's weekend!! It is going to be amazing!
Lots of love,
Hello Clique Friends!
Valeska here today on the blog sharing a easy and fun tutorial using the Hearts Shaker Album Cover available in the Clique International Store.
To assemble this project, I used the Mintopia Mistletoe kit, some ribbons, sequins, acrylic paint, distress oxide and a yellow book ring from my stash.
Also, to decorate the pages, I used the Mistletoe Alpha Stamp & Die set, that are perfect for any project.
First of all, I painted the wood cover with a white acrylic paint. I separated the acetate and the paper cover. The hollow part of the hearts I stuck on the wooden cover with Tacky Glue after painting them.
The paper part that goes in the front I painted with Distress Oxide but you can paint with acrylic paint too.
After gluing the hollow part of the hearts on the wood cover, I put the sequins in the spaces of the hearts, glued the acetate on top and covered with the paper part.
Then, we have the shaker cover ready. It's time to decorate pages.
I tied some ribbons around the book's ring, using the same color palette to make everything harmonious.
I cut vellum paper to put before the decorated pages.
This Mintopia paper pad is perfect for this size of shaker album!
To make the letters in different colors and make the page even more fun, I used the Mintopia metal die set and some die cuts glued with 3D foam stickers.
I hope you enjoyed it and be excited to try new techniques and ways to make scrapbooking.
What matters most is to let your creativity flow!
Thank you for stopping by.
Yes, I said it-I'm fab! Turning 30 didn't bother me, neither did turning 40, but the idea of hitting the big 50 has me a little "meh!" This year will mark my 48th trip around the sun, and I wanted to make a card just to say, hey girl, you've got this! A little self-love never hurt anyone!
I used the Phoenix add-on kit to create this super simple design for the card. This kit features the Simple Stories Quarantined collection which has a lot of flexibility to be more than just a themed kit. If you haven't visited the store, there have been some new additions to the digital section! I used a part of the "She's Fab" exclusive cut-file along with the Simple Stories ephemera pack included in the kit to create the my greeting.
The flowers and numbers come from the ephemera pack, but if you don't have this kit yet, this cut-file comes with the numbers 0-9 which would allow you to do any age combo!
I hope you've enjoyed this simple self-love project! If you haven't, check out the website because there is a lot of "new" buzz going on over there! Thanks for stopping by!
Hey crafty friends! Rita here today with a new project. I made a Art/Junk Journal using all my leftover papers and die cuts, some paint, alcohol ink and stamps. It's the perfect project to use your stash so you can make room for all the new collections coming to the Clique International shop hehe
Mostly I used the beautiful papers from the gorgeous „Freiburg“ Kit. You should really check it out. The papers are so unique, in very high quality and designed in Germany! I used the WRMK Book Binding Guide to bind the papers together to Travelers Notebook size (4,5 x 8,5''). I also tried out a new tool I recently purchased: the WRMK Foil Quill Freestyle Pen (normal size). I used it to add some quotes and scribbles. But let's take a look at some of the pages.
Here you can see how I added some acrylic paint and die cuts from various Clique International kits. I included smaller sized vellum paper which was left after I'd cut the whole sheet for the cover of my journal. I added a quote with the Foil Quill Freestyle pen and there's still place for more journaling or photos.
Here I used watercolors (also shimmering gold ones) to create a foundation page for more embellishments, words or photos.
For this page I punched circles out of a mixed media paper I created beforehand. I glued the circles together on the right page and there's a stripe of punched paper on the left. The birds are fussycut out from a Alexandra Renke Paper.
For this spread I glued in a paper on which I used Alcohol Ink. It was my first time and I experimented a little, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
On this page I used gold rub-ons which where included in the "Habitat" Kit and a lot of diecuts. On the right page I tried to use a similar greenish watercolor to match the left page. I made a flip through video so you can see all the pages.
I hope you feel inspired to use your stash, so you have room for new awesome goodies! :-) Hop over to the Clique Kits shop to check out all the new beautiful kits and products. Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!