Bad Girls Couture Art Journal Page| Tânia Martins-Passport Portugal GuestDesigner
Hi crafty friends! Tânia Here.
Couldn’t be happier to be here on the blog with this project. Made a page using some awesome products available on Clique Kits website (listed below for you).
Obviously, I had to start with this Bad Girls Couture Art Journal. Art journaling is something I love so much because my creativity can be free! Free of barriers, free to fly without judgements or rules.
Sometimes I tend to make art journal pages a little bit different. Maybe they are a mix of art journaling with junk journaling with layouts. Hope you like it anyway despite I can´t label it.
Whatever you are making a scrapbook album or a mixed media project you never should be worried about what you are making is right or wrong. It´s always right because is your creativity is taken place. So, don’t be afraid to take the step to create something even if that it’s not in ”the catalogue”😊
If back in the days I was a little scared about a plain/white piece of paper now this is my favourite base to start. It is easy!! Just splash some paint over it and ta..dah.. you have a background to build on.
Or you can do as I did, use a roller to apply the paint or use just a brush. After the paint, as you can see in the video, I used some gesso over it. Did that just to light up my background a little bit. I wanted the image to be the central piece and since it was a B&W image a darker background would pop-up more than the picture and I didn’t want that. But this is my personal taste working here!
And you? Do you like making mixed media projects/pages?
You can find a coordinating VIDEO here on You Tube. Please check it out and subscribe to my channel!
Let's Go | Slow Layout by Isa
It's Isa today on the blog and I am very happy to be back here on The Clique blog with a new project. Today's topic of the project is Let's Go and I have prepared a layout using the Serendipia collection by Cocoloko scrap that you can find in the Serendipia kit on the link here.
I wanted to make a layout with these pictures because they belong to a holiday I took with my sister, my aunt and my uncle to a small village in the region of Castellon, Valencia, Spain. It was back in 2013 and it was a great summer. I remember specially this trip because we were in a tiny village with only three named streets (YES THREE) and in the morning when I woke up and I opened my windows all I could see were the mountains and pure nature. They were the mountains that I am in in those pictures. I really liked the peace and the beautiful landscapes that we enjoyed there. So it was worth making a beautiful layout with these beautiful pictures that my aunt took of me.
To create the background of this layout, I used some pastel color gelatos from Faber Castell. I extended the pigmet with the help of a baby wipe (yes, believe it or not, they are VERY useful in scrapbooking techniques LOL). I cut with different dies in the shape of a circle the papers that I had left from the 12x12 stack of papers from Serendipia and I combined them with some flowers from the die cut set.
As a title of the layout I used the word Slow from the die cuts set also from Serendipia from Cocoloko. The word really suits the layout because I can promise all of you that those days were really slow life for me in the good sense. That peace and that environment is something that somebody needs at some point in life just to stop, breathe and think. I really recommend it, especially after the hard times that we are living worldwide.
I add some tags on a corner of the layout with a little of journaling. It is something that I don't like adding on my projects, but I am really starting to realize that it is really necessary on layouts to remember good times. I add just some few words to remember where these pics come from. I hope you liked the layout and that you keep beautiful layouts of really beautiful memories. See you soon! Take care. Love. Isa
Hello there, it's Giorgia here today on Clique International blog to give you an idea on how to recycle some products that lie down your craft room waiting for a new purpose!
"Don't Throw Me Away" post series is in fact all centered in recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste as we create, that is really important for the environment and for all of us!
There was a time when I was a little girl that I went to nuns to learn hand stitching and I still have all those threads and also embroidery hoops from that time, also if I don't do it anymore... Finally I had the chance to give one of those embroidery hoops a new life and a new purpose: I used it and the amazing Hey Crafty Girl by Simple Stories sampler kit to create a wall decor for my craft room!
I have a big collection of vintage buttons (many of them inhereted from my granny), so I thought of using them too.
The embroidery hoop was already in a beautiful light blue color, so I didn't have to repaint it, lucky me!
The hoop is double face, I will show them both and tell you how I made both of them.
This is one of the side: I traced the hoop shape on patterned paper and I glued it to the hoop.
Then I glued down all the buttons trying to alternate colors and dimension.
I created a sort of pocket that I decorated with die cuts and stickers from Hey Crafty Girl by Simple Stories sampler kit.
I added a badge from Lila & Elena Embellishments add-on kit and an acrylic star from My Brilliant Friend main kit; did you spot the cute acqua button that seems a flower? It is contained in this kit too!
I love all these colorful buttons, they make me happy! And did you see the ones that says "dream"?! How cute are they? Just perfect for a craft room where we live our crafty dreams!
I added a bow from My Favorite Story: Sequel add-on kit. and this side of the hoop is ready.
Now for the other side: I used one of the tag in a paper from om Hey Crafty Girl by Simple Stories sampler kit as focal point and I decorated with buttons, die cut, stickers.
The flatback crystals stars are from My Favorite Story: Sequel add-on kit.
I added a pom pom fringe and that's it.
In the next pictures you can see the hoop hanged on my craft room: I have this wall full of projects I made and some other cutiness! It makes me feel inspired and crafty!
Have a good day, ciao, alla prossima!
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout. This time I've chosen a Hungarian hit as an inspiration. The song "Neked írom a dalt..." is a song from 1975(!), and it's always been popular, but in these days of Lockdown it has got a new meaning. The song writer asked famous Hungarian singers to sing a line of the song - and they all did it, in their homes. From these small spots they made a new video clip.
And what is the song about? You can read the translated lyrics, if you are interested in, but briefly the song is written for anybody, who is doing his job, who is studying, "who do your job in the daylight (...) Heal people and teach children, And waiting for your dream in the evening when you are tired". Its new meaning is thanksgiving, a song for all medical workers, teachers, and everybody who is still working at home or at his workplace in the times of pandemic.
You probably all know, that there is a campaign, supporting the community healthcare heroes by displaying a heart on your door or window. I am only a teacher, working from home, teaching online and simultaneously coordinating the homeschooling tasks of my daughter. It is exacting... And I can't listen to this song without getting tears...
So I thought I deserve a heart. ALL OF US deserve a heart. For our work (let it be housework, studying or payed job), for our endurance, for our staying at home and flattening the curve. So this song and this layout is also FOR YOU <3
I cut the Floral Filled Heart 02 cut file of CUT to YOU from white smooth cardstock and backed it with the watercolour patterned paper from the Studio Forty So Beautiful Base Kit.
When I was ready I recognised that I made a mistake: I didn't left a border from that patterned paper, in order to use it as a frame for my layout. So Plan B: I got out my old border punch (thanks for the inspiration, Paige Evans!), and started to make punched stripes from the left overs.
I didn't need 12" long stripes as I was going to put that big cut heart in the middle. I glued cardboard on the back of the heart so it stands out from the background. I love playing with dimensions.
I also backed the photo, made tabs for the stickers and stamped a label for my journalling. It wasn't a 30 minutes layout, but I really like the result.
Hello everyone!! It's Isa today on the blog and I am thrilled to be back in the Clique Team. I cannot wait to show you more of the things I am working on. But from now on, today I come with a very cool snail mail I created with a collection of one of my favorite Spanish brands of Scrapbooking. You can find the Serendipia Kit on the web and on sale here.
When I create a snail mail, the first thing that I think of is the structure or the type of snail mail I am going to make. This time I have used some 4x4 project life pockets to combine with some handmade envelopes and some pages I made as if this snail mail was like a mini album. So it is like a mixture of a pocket letter but with different elements combined.
I have to confess also that when I prepare a snail mail for someone I like to add tons of things to give to the person that is going to receive it. Let's go through what I have included in this one.
I have made mini envelopes with my Big Shot to include some die cuts from the collection on the snail mail. As you can also see, I have included tabs and Project Life cards.
I have used vellum paper to create a shaker decoration and an envelope that has on the inside more mini envelopes and more project life cards. I have also used die cuts to decorate and the washi tapes from the collection. On the inside of one of the pockets which is 4x6 I have put more die cuts.
On the inside of the snail mail, I included also decorative pages I made using scraps of paper from the collection and die cuts. I have used 4x4 pockets and 4x6 pockets.
And I couldn't forget about the letter for the receiver of this snail mail and I created an envelope with a template that I had at home and with the rest of papers that I had I made some handmade tags that are included in this snail mail.
I hope you like this snail mail I created full of flowers and peaceful images. I like creating snail mail to send to my scrapbook friends from time to time. It's a great way to exchange beautiful creations!! I hope to see you soon on the blog with a new inspiration!
Lots of Love,
Hello Clique friends, Giorgia here today with a new project for you.
For "handmade with love" category we try to give you some ideas for handmade creations to give to special people in your life.
So I created a card fro my husband: I love to give him some cards without any particular occasion to tell him how much I love him and how lucky I feel to have him in my life!
For this card I used both the International series kits representing Italy, my country: My Brilliant Friend main kit and Lila & Elena Embellishments add-on kit.
I created the card base with kraft cardsstock and I used the black and white circles patterend paper as background.
I created a panel by adhering strips of different patterned papers from the main kit (I also used the part that you usually cut away, where there is the paper name!) and I cutted it with a rectangular stitched die.
I adehered it to the background with foam tape to add dimension.
Then I decorated the card with those cute acrylic pieces of a boy and a girl from Lila & Elena Embellishments add-on kit and I added some die cuts too.
A clear stickers as sentiment and the card is ready:in just few minutes you can create something to brighten someone's day!
I hope you liked my card and will try to make your own version.
Ciao, alla prossima!
Happy Sunday everyone! I was looking for something to do this morning so I decided to create something for Pinkfresh Studio's challenge since I had the My Favorite Story Kit and the add-on papers. I love patterned paper...mixing and matching them together to create a fun background for my layouts.
I used a light-blue acrylic paint to color on the patterned paper to break up some of the patterns. Once the paint was dry I fussy cut the rainbows to add at the top and bottom of the layout. I just felt like playing around and I love the look of this layout...the design is fun and the colors are HAPPY.
To complete the layout, I added several chipboard embellishments, puffy stickers and die cuts. I used a ruler and black pen to hand-journal at the bottom of the layout. Grab your kit today so you can get scrappy! Thank you for stopping by today!
Hi there, it is Piroska here today and this is my very first post at Clique International. I am very grateful to Gia who invited me to join this team of amazingly talented crafters! I hope to be able to inspire you with my works.
For the first time I got an interesting task to fulfill: I had to scraplift a layout of one of the followers of Clique International. I chose Kim Allen and her layout made for the challenge of Marcia Dehn-Nix last month. Kim's layout is bright and colourful, and I really loved the idea of the triangle composition. But before I show you my scraplift, let me introduce you Kim who was ready to answer some questions:
Q: Kim, I've just seen in the Clique International Facebook Group that you make many layouts. Why do you love scrapbooking?
A: I started scrapbooking when attending a creative memories show done by a friend. I started just because I wanted to support her. Fast forward 20 + years later, I have fallen in love with this hobby. I love that there are NO rules for scrapbooking. I can create whatever makes my heart happy and that is OK. I have just started to dabble in mixed media pages and I am really loving the effects of all the different mediums on my pages.
Q: Why do you love Clique International?
A: I found Clique Kits a few months after it started and I have been a fan since day 1. I love that the kits are such a variety of different companies put into the most amazing kits. I have been introduced some of the most amazing manufactures and independent companies. I LOVE that there are kits to introduce me to new techniques or different holiday kits. I really LOVE that there are so many choices at Clique kits and you can mix and match to your hearts content.
- Thank you, Kim, I am so happy to get to know you a little better :-)
Here is Kim's layout:
And here is my scraplift:
As I have mentioned before, I was inspired by the triangle design of Kim’s layout. I chose the Design Team announcement photo and paired it with the beautiful So Romantic Base Kit which you can now pre-order in the shop. It has so beautiful colours, and I love the floral paper so much, I had to fussy-cut some of the flowers.
I cut the Floral Heart Frame 1 cut file of CUT to YOU from smooth white cardstock - I didn't want to paint a rainbow, but wanted to keep the heart from Kim's layout as an element.
I got my Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Pastel Dream watercolours and painted a background for the photo, the cut heart and my title as well. As a base I used Florence Watercolor paper so I didn't need to use gesso.
I backed my photo with patterned papers of the collection, and started to arrange the fussy cut flowers. I only glued them on one side so that they can be lifted up from the background paper. I also added adhesive foam to some of them, and used the stickers of the collection to get dimensions.
Finally I added some more stickers, chipboards to the layout.
It was so fun to scraplift Kim's layout! I'm rarely paint on my layouts but it was so good to get out of my controll zone. Thanks, Kim! :-)
Hello Everyone! This is Maryám and I'm so excited to be back here over at the Clique International blog sharing my first project for this month. For today's layout, I decided to work with the beautiful Miss Modern Collection from The Stamp Market which is now available as a Sampler Kit (with extra goodies included) on our website.
For the title I used of the cards from the cut-apart papers that says "the good stuff".
Let's take a look at the completed layout!
That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post and inspired you to create something new. If you have any questions just leave a comment below, and I’ll be happy to help you.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hey everyone Rachel here! Today I have a layout to share which has a special meaning. When Covid-19 hit my daughter was in New Zealand, Australia swiftly closed its borders as did each state within Australia. This has meant we have been separated for many months now and she has faced difficulties such as losing her job and her studies interrupted. So this layout was created with her in mind and I chose this quote 'Grow through what you go through' as it seemed apt.
This stunning cut file is by Wild Pilot LLC and I have used Dear Lizzy It's All Good collection available in the Clique shop cliquekits.com
Before adding any elements to my page I cut in black the hand with flowers in black, I positioned it and then lightly sprayed some pink and black where the floral bunch was going to be. I then set about paper backing the flowers and nails on the hand. As you can see when I attached I left the black long leaves so they would lift a little creating a 3D effect.
I had picked my theme and quote before creating this layout, I have used some PinkFresh Studio small puffy alphas and to create visual interest I used many different coloured letters.
I almost always border when I have a large white cardstock base paper, in this instance I cut it to 11x11 inches and used a floral paper for the border, keeping the floral theme flowing through my layout. I chose a photo of my daughter and with intent only framed 3/4 of her face for impact. I used a pretty floral frame from the collection and attached with foam tape to add height.
I added a fringe yellow strip to the bottom border strip to draw your eye to my phrase sentiments which are as important in meaning as is my title. I finished this off with a row of machine stitching.
The longer I scrapbook the more I am focusing on the actual meaning of what I am doing, not just creating something pretty but creating something meaningful and even a little therapeutic. Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you all good things in these challenging times.