Hi crafty friends! Rita here with a new project using the Sao Paolo Add-On Kit and the Keeping it Real Kit Mini Kit (the Sampler Kit is still availalble at the moment!) I was inspired by this month's "A photo a day challenge" hosted by Clique International in our Facebook group "The Clique".
Instead of making a photo everyday, I "documented" my weekend following the prompts and it was so much fun and a great opportunity to experiment with my camera and look for new details and objects in my surrounding. I used the Traveler's Notebook by Amy Tangerine from the Sao Paolo Kit. There are two in the package, one with white pages, the other with kraft paper. I used the one with the white pages, so the colors of the embellishments and patterned papers would pop more. I didn't follow the strict order of the prompts, they were mere an inspiration for me, so there would be not too much pressure and freedom to add my own ideas. I tried to make my layouts not too dimensional, so the TN wouldn't be too thick in the end. That's why I used a lot of different Alpha stamp sets from my stash instead of stickers. But let's start looking at some of the layouts.
One of my goals was to use all the embellishment pieces from the Paige Evans' "Wonders" pack included in the Sao Paolo Kit. I also used Catherine Pooler inks which are available in the shop in different beautiful colors. They are so fun to work with!
I think the Pinkfresh Studio "Keeping it Real" collection suits the Sao Paolo Kit perfectly, that's why I combined both. It was so fun to play with the patterned papers and ephemera pieces. Also I tried to change the sizes of my photos so every page would look different and interesting. I opted to write my journaling with the pens included in the Sao Paolo Kit - they are really awesome to write with and the colors are so fun! On the layout below you can see how the color of the pens pops on a white background - perfect for spring and summer journaling! I also love the included stamp set by Amy Tangerine. So easy to use and the patterns are so versatile and lovely. One of my fave's for the spring season for sure! To see more of the stamp set, the pens and the new "Brave + Bold" watercolor set by Amy Tangerine and how I used this stamp set in my planner, check out my video on my Youtube Channel.
I love working in a TN because you can fill the pages so fast (add a full page photo and it already looks cool! lol) and have a nice little notebook full of memories and stories after a couple of hours. I'm already working on finishing this TN and have more layouts to share on Facebook and Instagram in the next couple of days, so make sure to follow if you're interested.
I hope you feel inspired to scrap small and follow our April Challenge. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Make sure to join "The Clique" if you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a layout that was inspired by the Black Pumas song Colors. I used the sold out Mesa Base Kit. If you missed this kit you can put together an almost identical version using the Mesa Add-On Kit, the Brave and Bold 12x12 Designer Paper Pack, and the Carefree 12x12 Designer Paper Pack.
The song Colors explores the natural and colorful diversity that can be found in any given moment of our lives. What I loved most about my time living in the Washington, D.C. area was the mix of people and cultures. It was refreshing to have my children attend a school where they were in the minority. We were constantly exposed to people of different backgrounds who spoke other languages. We were so lucky to become fast friends with a wonderful family from Ethiopia with children the same age as mine.
I chose the Heidi Swapp Vista patterned paper as the base of my layout for the beautiful waves of color. I used a stencil from my stash to apply a large face and butterflies to the background of the page. I centered the eye in the middle of the waves of color. I liked the depth created with just a simple black outline, so I left the stenciled image as is.
I layered simple embellishments around the photo and included the song lyrics on the journaling card.
It's a good day to be
A good day for me
A good day to see my favorite colors, colors
My sisters and my brothers
See 'em like no other
All my favorite colors
The Amy Tangerine Monarch patterned paper matched both the stenciled butterflies and the color palette of the base patterned paper so I cut several butterflies out to use as dimensional embellishments.
Clique International Supplies:
Heidi Swapp + American Crafts Mesa Base Kit
Heidi Swapp + American Crafts Mesa Add-On Kit
Heidi Swapp Carefree 12x12 Designer Paper Pack
Amy Tangerine Brave and Bold 12x12 Designer Paper Pack
Other Supplies: Jamie Dougherty 12x12 Bloom Girls Sharon Stencil: Prima Marketing; Black Marker; Song Lyrics: Colors by Black Pumas
Good morning. Nicole here! For those who may not know me, I am a recycler. I recycle whatever I can in my house. I have two trash cans in my kitchen. One for trash and the other for recycled goods. Whenever I receive a nice box, I keep it! There are so many things you can do with boxes. You can keep them for the next time you need to ship something out or alter them! Let me show you how I altered my Heidi Swapp boxes. I think they turned out fun!
To begin, I painted the top, bottom and sides of the box with white gesso from The Crafter's Workshop using a paint brush.
I let the gesso dry for about an hour. Then, I grabbed my stencil from the Orchid Stencil Butter Kit along with the stencil butters to create a floral pattern on the box. You will want to use a palette knife for this and clean it with a wipe in between colors. If you prefer to use acrylic paint, you can use a sponge to dab all over the stencil with the paint!
Move the palette knife from top to bottom slowly, while being careful not to move the stencil.
Carefully, lift the stencil from the bottom and lift it up to avoid smearing your stencil butters. Isn't it pretty!?
I used stamps and black ink to stamp around the box. Then I rubbed some black ink around the edges of the box to grunge it up a bit.
The next time you are about to throw out those boxes, think twice! Who wouldn't like to receive a box like this? Totally fun! Don't forget to grab a few stencil butters from the shop! Thank you so much for visiting today!
It's Karlla back
and I'm very happy to share another project with you.
Many years ago, I created a project using tissue paper.
I loved the result, and I wanted to bring this experience to you.
You will need a cardstock, glue and tissue paper
Take the tissue paper and make a ball. Then open it carefully.
The secret is to knead the tissue paper well and not open it too much,
just enough to cover the cardstock.
Apply glue to the cardstock and position the tissue in the center.
Cut the remaining paper.
I used a pink spray to color my paper, but you can use the tissue paper
in any color you want.
For this layout, I used the beautiful Les Jardin Kit.
As this beautiful kit, you can find others on the Clique Kits.
I hope you liked it!
See you next time,
Good morning everyone!! How are you doing?? Well I have been playing with the Keeping it real, Junior kit thats in the Clique kits shop. I have to say I have been loving this kit!! There are so many beautiful and funny things in it.
So this week I was to be doing on repeat, I chose something really easy and went with rectangles. I repeted this in the shapes of my photos and the rectangles that I used patterned paper for. I know this was easy and simple, but I had fun with it and added a bunch of pretty things along the way.
I went through the ephemera packs and pulled thing I thought I might use and set them to the side and did the same with the bits and pieces I chose from the puffy sticker sheet.
Once I had chose the pieces I wanted to use, I added a layer of white cardstock behind my photos and made them into a photo strip, then went to picking out papers from the 6x6 paper pad that came in this kit and cut those down to size. After that I decided where I wanted my photos and then added the patterned paper.
Once I got all the papers down, I started to add bits and pieces here and there across the layout. I wanted to keep them mostly in the rectangles and I used rectangle shaped items when I could. Like the house and labels. I wanted to add a little more color to the white background so I grabbed my oxide ink, available in the shop to, and a stencil I had and added three little mandalas on the layout. I finished it off by adding some of the fun enamel dots and sequins and called it good.
I hope you enjoyed this layout and there will be lots more to come, check out my instagram to see more there as well. Make sure you check out the Clique kits international Facebook group too! We have lots of fun things going on over there and would love to see you there playing along with us! And go check out the shop too! There are so many beautiful Kits in there to play with!!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you all had some blessed time with your family this Easter, and could take some photos. Have you heard about the April challenges of Clique International? Week 1 is about Great Candids:
For this layout I used a photo of my husband and my daughter when they were just having fun, cuddling and joking, and laughing a lot. They were so focused to each other that they didn't even noticed I am trying to take a photo of them.
My task for this post was to use a sketch for my layout. Where do you look for sketches? There are plenty on Pinterest, but I just realised you can search Instagram for them as well. I remembered a sketch of Steffi Ried, which she made in January for Scrapbook Werkstatt, and immediately fell in love with.
Here is the sketch of Steffi Ried:
And here is my layout:
For this layout I used the Sunkissed Sampler Kit which features the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For the semicircles I used the Sunkissed 6x8 paper pad, which is sold separetely. I chose the blue leopard patterned paper and the woodgrain for the half-circles. I cut them with the help of a circle cutter.
Then I made the background on a white cardstock. First I used clear gesso for the parts I wanted to use watercolours. When it was dry I used the Catherine Pooler ink pad (colour: Sauna) for the yellow and my Prima Watercolour sets (Tropical) for the pink watercoloring. Comparing the two mediums the C.Pooler ink pads are more pigmented, I just love them now even more!
When the watercolouring was dry, I used an older ScrapUp! stencil from my stash to add some hearts on the watercoloured parts.
Then I started to embellish the page. For the photo editing I used the PicMonkey and Photo Collage Apps. I wanted to embellish everything diagonal, when I come against the difficulty of having the photo and its surroundings are not vertical, while the embellishments of the left side are horizontal. I had to equilibrate the layout with some phrasel stickers from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I added some floral and other die cuts, a wood button from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit, and some puffy stickers and clear stickers from the Modern Documenter Sunkissed Kit. Finally I added the title, I just love those glittery gold foam title stickers which you can find in the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I hope you liked my inspiration using this fabulous sketch of Steffi Ried. Give it a try! And make some photos for our Photo-taking challenges, and create a layout or more from them ;-)
And don't forget to ckeck out the Clique Kits shop for the best kits ever! ;-)
Happy Easter my Clique Friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Today I am accepting the On Repeat Challenge using the Base Kit | Marrakesh | Paige Evans and Amy Tangerine | American Crafts. So many bright and bold colors in Paige Evans new line, Wonders. I'm in love with this whole kit.
I decided to repeat the flowers on this layout and framed my picture that I cut out in a circle with all these beauties. The kit includes a package of flowers and you get so many of them. Believe or not I still had a lot left over after creating this layout.
My base included some flowers that were cut out of the transparency flower sheet. I then added layers and layers of flowers with foam tape. Another one of my favorite items in this kit is the flair made by Scrappin Happy Studio. Jenny designed specific flair to match some of the kits that are in the shop. I decided to use the Day Dreamer flair for the center of my big yellow flower.
I also added more dimensions to the flower centers using flowers and cardstock stickers from the Wonders line.
I had the flowers run off the top so it looked like they were never ending. I hope you enjoy this layout as much as I did creating it. Make sure you go check out this kit in the shop, you will not be disappointed with it.
Love, Ali xoxo
Hello Clique International friends!
Giorgia here today to give you some infos about our current challenge on The Clique Facebook group and to share with you my project for it!
April is all about "Re-Focusing": we are sharing with you some tips to use photography in different ways to document our memories.
The first prompt is "Great Candids": let's try to not pose our subject, to shoot pictures while they are working, or playing, from different angles, in a sequence...
I chose this particular prompt because, having a 2 years old, is so funny to capture her real essence by shooting pictures while she is having fun, making something for the first time, enjoying her childhood, exploring... These are the pictures I love the most!
Some days ago we went to a park near our home and she started hugging all the trees, so I grabbed my phone and took a sequence of pictures capturing my sweet little tree hugger!
It doesn't matter if they aren't perfect, these pictures will treasure forever this great memory of Bella exploring nature!
I was really, really inspired by "Nature Lover" kit, that is just perfect for this kind of pictures exploring nature!
I especially loved the butterfly paper and the packs of butterflies ephemera and sequins included in the kit: these were the starting point for my creative process!
I fussy cut all the butterflies and golden branches and arranged them as a wreath; I cut a circular piece of tulle and used it as pocket for my sequins and butterflies ephemera.
I stitched down the wreath and I added some flowers here and there.
I added puffy stickers of little animals, insects and even a fungus, to create a scene for the pictures (and to cover my shadow, that was in the right down corner! You can still use those not perfect pictures, you only need to embellish them a little bit!)
I will add journal later in the layout, since I want to precisely document these lovely memory.
I used these kits from the shop:
If you want to try a shaker layout, here you can find amazing sequins packs to fill your layout!
I hope you will join us on The Clique and play; we will have a new prompt with DT inspirations each week!
Ciao, a presto
Hello Clique International friends!
Giorgia here today to share a new project with you: Easter is on its way and if you need a quick idea for little gifts, this is it!
I found chocolate eggs that perfectly fit into those colored plastic eggs I had at home and I thought of packaging them in a cute way to give them to my colleagues.
I also decorated a basket to easily bring and display them.
I mainly used Hippity Hoppity kit, that features Doodlebug Design collection (you know I have a crush on Doodlebug! I think it is the cutest brand ever and I love the colors in the collection in the kit!)
To decorate the basket I created a paper ribbon: it's so easy to make it!
I cut different patterned papers to 4 cm height and glued them to make a long strip.
Then I pleated the strip and stitched it in the middle to keep all the pleates in place.
I glued the paper ribbon to the basket using hot glue and I added die cuts and a flower made with the same papers.
Here there are the gifts: I placed the eggs inside clear bags and I added a topper made with patterned papers. I added die cuts to decorate.
I also made tags to add to the bags: to keep them in place I decorated a paper clip with a ribbon from Take Flight kit.
In tag backside I added a cute rabbit from a sticker roll with adorable bunnies in different colorways that comes in the kit (I still need to write down my wishes in the tag!)
I hope that these bunch of colorful cuties will cheer up my colleagues a little bit!
I used these kits from the shop:
Firstly I would like to wish you a blessed Easter. Today I have a super cute 3D Easter bunny which is a box but can be used as a decor piece. I intend to use mine to decorate our table for Easter Sunday. I have used the beautiful Mintay Papers Better Times collection from the Clique shop.
This is a cut file available from the Silhouette design store ID 7642 (Silhouette Bunny Box). It does take a little patience to put together but well worth it for the result. I used one of the floral papers from the collection for the lid and the marble blue paper from the collection for the base. I added a stitched border around the outer of the bunny to add texture and definition. As I wanted to make it a decor piece I added white glitter over the blue paper.
I added a white large pom pom for the bunny tail. As I had used a use floral paper for the lid, I added fussy cut butterflies with foam tape to create height. I used one of the sentiment words from the chipboard sheet from the collection. I used a soft pink ribbon and made a bow.
I created a floral wreath by fussy cutting some floral blooms, added with foam tape and finished off with several tiny fussy cut butterflies. The colours of Better Times perfect to create easter and/or spring themed projects.
To see this collection and all the gorgeous products head to the Clique Shop cliquekits.com/see-everything/
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Easter spent with family and friends and perhaps squeezing in a little time to create.