Hello Clique friends! Valeska here today with you! I really enjoy all the possibilities that scrapbooking gives us. I love traveling through many different styles and trying different techniques. It helps me get to know myself better and know where I feel most comfortable. Lately I've been trying to do more projects using light Mixed media, like stencils with modeling paste and distress oxide. In this last layout, I used the kit Seasonal Series Keeley & Roy from Photoplay and Fancy Paint Studio with so many beautiful papers. Photoplay's floral paper was my first inspiration and I decided on the whole design after I saw it.
I started my layout with a white cardstock and in the center I used distress oxide in a stencil with large circles making a smudge with a brush and then I used black modeling paste in a stencil with smaller circles on top.
After drying, I sewed a large circle with black thread, without worrying too much about symmetry.
I chose the papers that would compose my layout and cut three of them in diagonal strips and tore the edges, giving a very crumpled effect. On the flower paper, I cut out very delicately and started making layers of them where I pasted my photos. some higher and some lower.
I also cut out photo cameras and words to make my layout make more sense to me.
To finish my layout, I made some splashes of black watercolor in some spots and pasted the Happy Day title from an alphabet I had in the leftover collections.
Hope you enjoyed it and have so much fun creating your project using this beautiful kit from Clique International. See you later! Have a great weekend!
Hello Clique International friends, today it's my turn on the blog to keep you company. Let me say that in these terrible times we are living, the pandemic and now the war, scrapbooking is one of the thing that keeps my mind occupied with positive thoughts and vibes and I really need to concentrate on this. So, I grabbed a picture of one of me and hubby's travels and I made a layout with it! I used the amazing Limited Edition Kit | Map it out | Memory Place: these papers have on one side amazing maps and on the other side they have vintage feeling prints, like damask patterns. I decided to combine both sides on this page:
Did you see the beautiful butterfly wax seal? It is included in this kit, but if you wanna try making your own wax seal, here it is the kit for you! And in the shop you can also find other wax seal for any occasion. Oh, and did you spot that the arrow and label point to the city where I was in the picture?!
I am in love with the dreamy look that these clouds and hot air balloons give to the page. To finish off the layout I added a machine stitched border with black thread; I think machine stitching always add that little extra to every project!
Hello CI friends! I loved the Fairytale kit with it's mix of Maggie Holmes Market Square and Vicki Boutin Fernwood collections. I picked out some of the Maggie Holmes papers and die cut ephemera and created this layout of my daughter. I focused on the strong colours and bold patterns, which make a statement against the white background.
I tore strips from my three chosen papers, smaller to larger strips. I only taped the middle as I knew I wanted to add embellishments on each side and this way I could easily tuck under my chosen embellishments.
I added floral die cuts to the left of the torn paper strips, adding under and over each other for visual interest. I continued my them of using bold colours and patterns with the florals and balance this side my adding an acetate butterfly and some cute paper bows included in the kit.
On the right side of my paper strips I added some lace to add a vintage feel and add texture. I the chose two tags from the die cut ephemera pack, and tucked the larger one under the paper strips and the smaller tucked under the larger tag on a slight angle. The You Are Lovely tag is my title of this layout. I added die cuts and ribbon to finish off the tags.
To finish off my layout I added a collage phrase sentiment, added two photo corners created by cutting a gold foiled acetate piece in the kit and lightly splattered my page with white paint. This layout is simple to create from a technique point of view but it visual impact is all about the colours and patterns mixed in a way that just work!
I matted my photo with several pieces of paper from the kit and tissue paper to add texture. I arranged the beautiful flower die-cuts from the Add-on kit around my photo.
For my title I mixed the "Magical" die-cut from the Add-on kit and the alphabet stickers from the Base kit. I like to mix fonts in my headlines, I find it brings dynamism to the page. Here I even added an ampersand made with a die. I also tied a bow with the kit ribbon and adhered it to my page to add volume.
The Ricoscenza kit is supposed to be autumnal but I hope I've convinced you that it's perfect for spring ! And you are lucky, it is still available on the store.
So good to have you back on the blog. Today I would like to show you this layout I made with the leaves turning add on kit. The background is a cut file from Paige Evans. The leaves turning add on kit is so versatile and gives you so many pages!
Since the background is kinda busy (kinda?!) I wanted to keep the papers and embellishments a bit more quiet if you may say so... So I cut some frames from matching papers and used a few large flowers to tuck behind the photo.
I used some dies to create those tiny rolled flowers and the little yellow leaves and stems. I love those kind of dies, you can always create your own matching embellishments that way!
Simply place the rolled flowers here and there, made from the same papers as the frames.
It was quite the job to get that embroidery done, but I'm happy with the end result! I hope I got you inspired, if you have any questions, please let us know on our Facebook group!
If you never create an art journal page before, this post is for you. Today I’ll show you a quick step-by-step in photos, using supplies that are easy to use and have different results every time you use it.
First!! to have better results you need to have watercolour paper / mixed media paper. I’m using a sheet from my Bad Girls Couture Art Journal. This is an important step since we are going to use distress oxide and if you don´t use the right paper you might be a bit frustrated with the results or find it hard to accomplish some effect.
Basically, you will need:
Watercolour paper Distress Oxide Water Watercolours Scrapbook paper with letters/quotes. Circle punch (I only used it to make it fast, you can cut by hand obviously, right?) 😊
I’m using two distress oxide colours, but you can use more or even play with one and create every kind of shades of that one pad. First step is to blend with your colour number 1. I did take the excess of before applying into the paper just to avoid having to much colour. Did all from the edges to the centre. Then splash some water. Distress oxide will react to water and after you'll just need to let it dry or use a napkin to absorb the excess of water. You have different results if you dry it or absorb it so make some samples before for you to have an idea of how it reacts.
After I did apply a bit more of the same colour and added only a few drops of water. To make those colour circles that you see I used my blending tool and made some circular moves. Repeated this step with colour nº 2. Added more water. You can also play with water to create different effects in the paper. Be free to do your own thing and discover happiness of creation.
In the end I only used a stencil to add a bit more texture. However, I only used the remain paint on my foams to stencil the image.
To my focus point I decided to use a quote from a scrapbook paper and used another paper (from the same collection) to make the paper circles. In the end, I went around all of it with black metallic watercolour to create some shades and make all pop-up.
Hope you feel inspired to start making art journal pages. You can make it with only using simple supplies.
Good morning everyone! I hope your Monday is going good so far. I wanted to share with you a new layout I made with the Fairytale Base kit. I had some fun with this one. I knew what picture I was going to use when I started. My goofy little miss. But I decided I wanted to work with only a few colors, so I went through the kit and pulled any piece that was purple, that tealy green and the yellow color too. I love the paper that had the cute little black hearts on it so I put that in the pile too.
There was one paper in the kit, Memoir, it had the black hearts with the white background and all of those beautiful, different colored triangles on the other side. I decided to cut that whole sheet of paper up and pull the colors I wanted from it and use the triangles as a main design on my layout.
I distressed the sides of each of the triangles and played with the placement of them. I tried a few things but end the end I put them down starting on the right side of the layout, in the middle and worked my way in. I decided not to wait, to see what would happen really lol. So I went ahead and stuck them down. I do kind of regret that, since I ended up covering so many triangles up, but it worked out in the end. But once I got the triangles down, I moved on to my photo and what I wanted to do with it.
I placed a thin, white mat around the photo, but wanted something a but more. But I also didn't a ton of color there wither, so I decided to pull out some tissue paper and cut a fe layers of that and mat my picture on it. And tucked that cute little tag back there too. It wasn't a hard decision and it was really simple so it only took a minute of two and I was ready to start adding embellishments.
Like I had said, I already went through the kit and had pulled everything with the colors I was working with, so this was pretty easy too. I tucked some flowers behind the upper right side of my photo and then to the lower left. I had also pulled that adorable little horse and wanted to use it, so I tucked it in to the left of the photo too. In the kit there are some really pretty bows too, and I thought that one would look so cute on the horse, so I added it around its neck.
The upper left corner of my layout was looking a little bare so I added a few embellishments there too. Then I pulled out some gold Heidi shine from my stash and added some splatters. And then I thought that I could add a little more purple to this layout by adding a border on two of the sides. I ripped my paper up a little and then added the paper to the back and had another little pop of purple and a bit more balance to my layout.
I hope you liked this layout and I hope you head over to the clique kits shop and check out all the beautiful kits that are there!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a travel themed scrapbook layout. I took this photo in January 2020 on my way to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. If I would have known how the world was going to change, I would have definitely partied harder! I'm still living with frigid temperatures, so I'm looking back on these memories fondly. The Cocoloko Sugar Scrub Add-On Kit is filled with vibrant prints that are perfect for celebrating special occasions. I took inspiration from the rays of color on the background paper to create an ombre photo spot for this layout.
The wood veneer embellishment is so fun! I used it to anchor the embellishments on this layout. I placed die-cuts, stickers, and a fabric tag around it.
The Bella Pops Cloud Stickers were the perfect embellishment. I love the added dimension these whimsical stickers add to the page. (This sticker set is included in the Bella Blvd You Are My Sunshine Sampler Kit.)
The Bella Blvd Alphabet Sticker Sheet also included small heart stickers. They were a fun and easy way to add a print to solid colored paper. (This sticker set is included in the Bella Blvd You Are My Sunshine Sampler Kit.)
Hey y'all!! Michelle here getting my art on! I was feeling some major Van Gough vibes when I was working on this galactic piece!
For this piece I started by applying some modeling paste with a pallet knife on to a TCW Mixed Media Slimline Board. Moving quickly so things didn't have too much time to set up and dry, I sprayed the board with the Ranger periwinkle ink spray from the Pantone Peri Mixed Media Kit. Next I dripped on some of the Hero Arts metallic inks from the Venus add on kit.
To add the sparkle to it I pressed in some of the blue sequins from the Pantone Peri kit in to the modeling paste that was still wet. Finally I could set it aside a bit to let it dry some.
After it had dried a bit I added a ring of gold glitter with some glue and glitter from my stash. Then I placed one of the TCW stencils from the Luna add on kit and applied some of the gold Lunar paste with a pallet knife.
The paper cut out is cut from patterned paper by Light Studio (included in the Hokulea kit), I cut it and then applied it with a double layer of pop dots and additional glue to secure it.
Finally I added gold leaf to add some additional shine in spots here and there as well as along the edges.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to make something beautiful today!
Hello Clique friends! Valeska here with you today and I'm going to share my latest layout that I made with the Base Kit Fairytale from American Craft. This kit is absolutely gorgeous and combine two beautiful collections from American Crafts : Vicki Boutin's Fernwood and Meggie Holmes's Market Square.
I decided to use papers from Market Square and the ephemera pack that comes with the Add-on Kit Fairytale. In this kit, you can also find a stencil, I used it in my older layout with this kit, not in this page.
The Base kit brings you a lot of Market Square Acetate Typography ephemeras. I really love them and when I saw the package I was sure that I want to use them. So I mixed them with others ephemeras using a lot of dimensional foam stickers.
As a base for my layout, I used a light color patterned paper from the collection on the top of a white cardstock.I sewed the edges and distressed a little. I cut a half circle of patterned paper and turned the half circle paper over and sewed the edges of the half circle. It is a simple technique that you can use the both side of your paper in the same time.
The All Smile acetate title is perfect! Sometimes is not easy to glue acetate in our work without showing how we glued it. In this case, I drilled two small holes on the sides, threaded a thicker seam line and secured the sides of my page with staples. I really like how it comes out!
Final touch, was to make golden splashes with watercolor and white splashes with acrylic paint. Hope you enjoy it and have a beautiful day!