Hello everybody. Nicole here. I'm sharing this layout I created using the Gaia Kit! I love the fall...and I think it's safe to say Fall is officially here and I can start scrapbooking my fall photos from last year. :)
Studio Forty is one of my favorite companies. I love how fresh their collections are. They are unlike any collections I see on the market. And the color palette is so serene! I fussy cut the flowers from patterned paper to layer it with the tag and chipboard. Then I stapled the string in the position that I wanted it to stay. It drives me crazy to have the string dangle on the page.
I cut several pieces of cards from the cut-apart sheet to create a fun mats for the photo and staggered them down the layout. Then I added a few embellishments and stamping!
There are a few of these kits left! Grab them before they sell out. Click here to purchase yours today. It's a lovely kit and the patterns and embellishments are perfect for scrapbooking those fall moments with your friends and family. Thank you for visiting today!
Hello Clique International Freinds, it's Piroska here today with the 4th stamping challenge of the Stamp-tember month! :-) I used the Glorious Foliage Kit from the Explore and Learn Series, extended with two more inkpads: Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink Pad in colour Sauna und Eucalyptus.
The Glorius Foliage Kit includes a great stamp set full of beautiful leaves with coordinating dies. Inspired by the colour of the stamp pads (and the season in the Northern Hemisphere) I stamped some leaves in the colours of autumn. I wanted to recreate the beauty of fall, so I stamped each item twice, once with the same colour, once with an other.
And that is the fourth challenge: stamp twice! Try to make ombre effect or brighter colours - nature has several shades of one colour, let's copy it! Advanced level: spray the stamped image with water, it would add a special effect. Make a layout, a TN spread or a card with the double stamped image(s)!
I used Catherine Pooler Proemium Dye Ink in Sauna first, than Mandarine Spice (which you can find in the Glorious Foliage Kit), or Mandarine Spice with Green Tea (also part of the Glorious Foliage Kit) makes a brown tone. Use the shades of one colour, explore and have fun! ;-)
When I was ready with my leaves, I started to make my layout. I've chosen a photo from a few years ago, when we were in Sopron and had long walks in the forest. It was soooo beautiful!
I used the September Song Base Kit, and chose the Heidi Swapp Old School Summerland paper, which I found is perfect for fall as well, despite its name ;-)
I backed my photo with some patterned paper - for yellowish colours I used both sides of the Sunlight paper of the Magical Forest collection by Crate Paper.
I glued my leaves diagonal as they were falling, added some die cuts and a title sticker from the September Song kit.
I hope you play along with us! Try this technique and create a layout, a TN spread or a card with the double stamped image(s) and show us what you've made in the Clique facebook group!
Can't wait to see what you create!
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to keep you company with a new project. Today it's time for "let's go" assignment, and if you saw my past post (you can find it here in case you missed it) you know that me and hubby went to a road trip in US in 2009 and I am still scrapping those pictures!
It was a month long trip so we took a loooooot of pictures!!
So here it is, me and hubby in Islands in the Sky, Canyonlands: this was my favorite canyon along with Antelope Canyon.
As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with this amazing rainbow paper included in Amy Tangerine Picnic in the Park paper pack kit! So I wanted to make it the protagonist of my page: I simply put an accent on all the rainbow colors by sewing them with black thread, then I added fussy cut hearts from a paper in the same kit (I arranged them to match the colors in the background, each one near the same color. I glued them only in the centre to lift them up to add dimension).
I used puffy stickers, die cuts, stickers and flair to embellish.
Here it is my finished layout:
I used these products from the shop:
Hi friends! Gia here with an "Inspired by" post and 12 x 12 layout. Today I want to talk a little bit about accent colors. Accent colors are like when you decorate a room with an eye pleasing color palette and then BOOM there it is...the throw pillow with just a POP of unexpected color! A game I love to play for inspiration is to pick a color and type it into the search bar in Pinterest and see what it brings up. Our eyes are magnetically drawn in to the images with colors in certain proportions. The dominant color is important of course. But then there are the harmonious colors used with it in lesser amounts, and finally the finishing touch...that statement accessory. You get the idea!
There is really nothing difficult or time consuming about this layout...no hard work, no need for technology or electricity even. All of the magic is in the color which is layered in from background texture to the last embellishment- a faux wax seal by Maggie Holmes from one of last years fall kits (Gaia).
I hope you will try taking some inspiration from all of the beautiful color palettes in the fall kits! Thanks so much for stopping by today- leave a question or a comment below!
Game On! | Layout by Rita
Hi crafty friends! Rita here with a new layout, using the Pinkfresh Studio "Let's Stay Home" collection. First of all the good news: At this time the kits are still available at the Clique Kits shop, hurry before they're gone. You can find them here:
In addition to that I used an Alphabet Die and two stamps. You can find them here:
Studio Forty Documented Project Life Kit
Studio Forty Documented Stamp Set Card Designer
Alphabet Die by Lora Bailora
For my layout I used a A4 photo of my son playing a game with my hubby on the Ipad for the very first time this summer. Of course this milestone had to be documented. And the embellishments of the kits were just perfect. But let's take a look at all the details. I used a rather neutral paper from the Kit for my background and backed my photo with a big green journaling card from the Sampler Kit. I love how all the different elements are working so well together. And like always, I also love the additional stamping in the end which makes every layout a little more interesting. Don't you think?
For the title I used a 6x6'' paper from the Add-On Kit and the Alphabet Dies by Lora Bailora. These are so awesome and definitively a favorite of mine. Not only do they look super cool (pink!), they are also great quality and the font is classic and timeless. A must-have for every scrapper! As you can see above, I cut the corner of my photo and put the title (the Alpha stickers are also from the Sampler Kit) in the gap.
In the left corner I put a journaling card (also from the Sampler Kit), added some chipboard flair, stamping and a sticker and wrote my journaling on the back of the floral card. Over all it was so much fun (and at the same time so meditating) to play with all the goodies, to arrange and combine them on the paper. This is what I love about scrapbooking. Finally, let's take a look at the finished project:
I really like how the colors pop and how fun and bright the layout looks thanks to all the embellishments. I hope you feel inspired by this little project of mine. Don't hesitate to join us over at The Clique (if you haven't already) on Facebook. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun technique that fits with our Stamp-tember theme this month: how to emboss velvet using rubber stamps and a household iron. I love to incorporate different textures in my art and there is something about the cooler Fall months that always has me reaching into my fabric stash. Embossing velvet is a simple technique that produces beautiful results that are sure to add a wow-factor to your work.
How to Emboss Velvet Using a Rubber Stamp and a Household Iron
First, lay a stamp, rubber side up, on a flat surface. Next, place the velvet, nap side down, over the stamp and lightly mist the back of the fabric with water. Finally, press the iron, set to the wool setting (no steam), onto the fabric for about 20 seconds.
Lift the velvet from the stamp to reveal the embossed design. The resulting impression can appear shadowy or lustrous depending on the angle and reflection of light.
Here are a couple more examples. I liked the branded edge of the velvet so I left it along the bottom rather than trimming it away. I'm looking forward to using these pieces on future projects!
I used bits and pieces from several kits to create my tag. I pulled patterned paper prints and colorful embellishments in a fresh Fall palette.
Clique International Supplies:
Limited Edition Bliss Kit (Mintay Chipboard Sentiment)
Limited Edition Wind Beneath My Wings Kit (Script Patterned Paper, Gold Washi Tape, Blue Buttons)
Over The Rainbow Clique Base Kit (Amy Tangerine Whole Lotta Love Blue Floral Patterned Paper)
Other Supplies: Shipping Tag; Velvet; Small Openline Bow Rubber Stamp (Stampington and Company); Orange Lace; Brown Seam Binding Ribbon; Yellow Twine; Ball Pin
Hi everyone Rachel here! Today I have a mini album to share using the Let's Stay Home Paper and Add On kit. I love this collection by Pinkfresh Studio and although it's theme is about our 'New Normal' it can be used for many other themes. I decided to go literal and my mini album base is a house!
I used a house cut file from the Silhouette Design Store, I cut 5 using different papers for each house and added a hole near the chimney to put together with an O ring (I also added an eyelet so my pages would not tear). I added machine stitching to my cover page, added windows and a door, finished off with a bow to define the roof.
I cut another page but this time using vellum which is my fav thing to do in a mini album as it adds softness and a different texture layer. As this album is all about our family time in quarantine and 'our new normal' I have added the year using small puffy stickers and a quote that is focused on hope.
Using foam tape I added a pocket to this page so I could add journal cards from the collection, I really wanted to focus on the positives of this experience hence the journal cards I chose.
I found this acrylic piece in my stash and it was perfect for the theme of my mini album!
I chose the relevant stickers to embellish this page and yes this pretty much sums up my activities through out lock down.
I created a second pocket using foam tape which allows multiple journal cards and/or photos. I added machine stitching to cards and the pocket as I love the texture it creates.
I have left spaces on some of the pages to add my photos later and I will also add more photos in the pockets, but more importantly is my journalling because this really is a memory keeping event. I went back to my cover and added some die cut florals and phrase sentiment sticker all finished off with a cute pom-pom. I hope I have inspired you in someway to document these strange and challenging times. See you again soon and stay safe.
Wait...don't throw that away just yet! Can you reuse it and recycle it to create a project with?
Hi everyone! Nicole here and I ask myself this question CONSTANTLY! Every time I get a package in the mail, junk mail, and so much more, I always pause and ask myself if I can use it to create a crafty project, mini album or add it to my junk journal. Today I'm sharing how I used Gia's glassine bags from product packaging to create a mini album featuring the Bella Blvd Cooper add on kit and my two favorite fur babies!
Once the grommets were added, I used a blue binder ring from the Clique shop to hold all of the envelopes together. Now that the base of my mini album is set, I took the time to sort thru the ephemera, print my photos and cut patterned papers to adhere as my base layers. Here are several images of the finished project:
Once all of my pages were complete, I use the tags in the ephemera pack to create inserts for the glassine bags. I used the tags to add a few more photos and a bit of journaling.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Next time you make something from a recycled item, be sure to share it with us so we can inspire each other to reduce and reuse!
Stamptember challenges continue in The Clique group on Facebook and I created a couple of projects to demonstrate using a stamped resist technique with heat embossing and mixed media . I started my background by using a Ranger embossing ink pad with the stamp "Take the scenic route" and sprinkled clear embossing powder over the stamped image, tapping the excess powder off onto a piece of paper. I used my heat tool to cure the embossing powder and let it cool to set it completely. Then I used some distress inks diluted with water in pink, yellow, and aqua with a flat watercolor brush to wash color over the stamped and embossed words! I used up the diluted ink by sprinkling drops over the rest of the page.
Next, I pulled out the Floral Frame Dies Bundle (Pinkfresh Studios) and the More Stamptember Kit with Flora & Fauna stamps and dies. The Paige Evans paper that consists of 2x2 squares of different patterns in the Go the Scenic Route Sampler Kit was perfect to use with the square dies because they were exactly the right size for the square floral frame dies. I cut the paper into rows and was able to run 6 squares through at a time. I cut enough squares to create a grid design on my background and decided to add variety by using some of the negative pieces from the dies also.
I cut the Flora And Fauna butterflies from white cardstock and glued them down only along the body so that the wings could be bent up slightly. Then I layered some ephemera from the collection with some negative scraps from die cutting behind my photo including a journaling spot to hand write the story behind the photo. The final embellishments were acrylics pieces and a rubber word from my stash.
One of the reasons why I love the Pinkfresh Studio floral frame dies, besides the fact that they were designed by my friend graphic designer Inna Moreva, is because they are so versatile. And as a bonus, since Paige Evans usually has a 2x2 square grid paper in every collection, every time I use them with a different collection I can get a whole new look. This die set together with the sister set of circles will be one I use over and over for both layouts and cards.
After completing the layout I realized that I didn't really show the clear embossed stamping before the paint so I did a mini art journal page also! In this photo you can see how I broke the blank pages by stamping around the pages and heat embossed the flowers I stamped with clear embossing powder.
Here I used the same wash technique with different shades of watercolor paint for my background. The embossed flower doodles really pop once the paint is dry. To complete the spread I used the "tweet" bird and branch stamp from the More Stamptember kit, some washi tape, and a rainbow sticker from Elle's Studio from an older kit. The Frida stamp is an art stamp by Tandi Art distributed by A.B. Studio from Poland. You may have noticed that I am a big Frida fan and love having her around as a muse. I used the Catherine Pooler midnight ink pad to stamp her outline and then colored her with watercolor paints. I find this process so relaxing. I fussy cut her out and adhered her to the page with matte medium. Last I stamped the word "bloom" to finish the spread. I have several different art journals in different sizes on my desk all the time because they are the best way for me to "warm up" and play with my supplies and experiment with different techniques.
I hope you are inspired to try some stamp-emboss-resist mixed media technique this week and share your work in The Clique for a chance to win a prize! Everyone who posts a project is entered to win and this month there are both a mood board challenge and 4 stamping challenges for a total of 4 different chances to win a $25 store credit! Feel free to invite friends also-- it is easy to join our private group and play along and no purchase is necessary. Just bring an interest in papercrafting (answer 3 simple questions) and all are welcome. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Tiny Mini Album Smile | Isa NG
Hello everyone! It’s Isa today on the blog with a new inspiration! First of all I would like to say that I hope that everyone is doing great and staying healthy and safe! Here in Spain we are living the “back to school” time and it has been a bit kind of crazy, but let’s hope that everything will work out and we will succeed on it!
But let’s not talk about school now. Today I want to show you a new project I made with some of the material that I received last week from Clique Kits. I have to say that due to the pandemic situation I was waiting since April to play with all the goodies I got! And they are amazing!
For today’s inspiration I have made a mini mini album (3.5x3 inches) using the papers of the collection Bloom Street by Paige Evans that you can find here. I used some cardboard for the cover that then I covered with papers from the collection. Then for the spine I used some thread to join all the pages but in a very simple way. Although I love complicated binding such as Coptic books, sometimes to go to the simple thing is the best to disconnect from difficulties! And the results are very beautiful.
I have also combined some white paper on the inside so that it does not result too much colorful. Then I have sewed some pages with my sewing machine to add more decorations, but not so many ones, because as it is a tiny album we need to leave space for the pictures.
I have also used some puffy stickers and alphabets to decorate the inside of the album and the cover, as well as flower die cuts from the Bloom Street collection.
I also added some resin flowers that were included in the kit of the Bloom Street collection that combine perfectly well with the elements of the album and the papers.
I hope you liked this tiny mini album I prepared. I loved it and remember, keep it simple and beautiful!! See you soon with new inspirations! Take care. Love,