"Beauty" Mixed-Media Layout
Hey everyone! Suzanne here with you today to share a mixed-media layout that-for me- has an unexpected vintage twist! I will admit, I'm not one to gravitate towards vintage themed (or in this case vintage colors) layouts, but the sepia filter in the photo and the perfect elements in the "A Simpler Life" kit helped me to not abandon ship and complete this page!
Like I do with most of my mixed-media layouts, I start with a piece of heavyweight cardstock. This particular piece did not have a top-coating which would allow me to move the wet media around, therefore, I primed the page with clear gesso. This provides me with an absorption barrier and allows me to work with my inks and sprays much easier. Once the gesso is completely dried, I spray my inks in one centralized area and let mix and blend in areas.
Because I have gesso on the paper, the inks will sit on top and the color will not really absorb as much, so, I repeat the process of applying inks, letting them blend, and dry until I'm happy with saturation. In my last layer of ink, I mixed some gold mica powder in with the ink to add a very pretty gold shimmer.
I let this layer dry completely and then added some ink splatters and drops to finish the background of this layout. This is the easiest and quickest way to add color to a scrapbook layout-even for mixed-media beginners! Here are some close-ups of the finished layout!
Here you can see that gorgeous gold shimmer that adds to the vintage feel of this page.
I just thought the elements in the "A Simpler Life" kit worked amazingly with this picture! That gold foil wooden frame is so adorable! The blue flowers were fussy-cut from one of the patterned papers included in the kit as well!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to reach for your paints and inks all in the name of memory-keeping!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you are all doing well! Have you seen the new goodies at the Clique Kits shop? A lot of Christmas collections have arrived, just choose one and start creating your December Daily, or document your previous memories! ;-)
For my December Daily I chose the Tree Album Kit, it contains a beautiful album from Mintopia Studio, assorted pocket pages, a coordinating embossing folder and die cut album pages. What I love the most, is that the binder is huge! You can add as many photos as you want :-D
I started to set-up my album. I love the beautiful colours of the Muérdago collection of Mintopia! The pocket pages make it easier to design your album and the More Mistletoe Add-On Kit is perfect to start making cards.
Let me show you some examples.
The first advent is on the 29th November, and although it's not in December yet, I love to start my album with our wreath. I stamped the letters with Muérdago Stamp Set from Mintopia, which you can find in the Mistletoe Stamp and Die-Set.
I also used The Mistletoe Kit from the Seasonal Series, which contains the 6x8 patterned paper pad, die cut ephemera pack, vellum ephemera pack, 6 x 12 stickers sheet ( 2 sticks) and sequins.
I love how many great embellishments this collection has! Two packages of die cuts :-D You can make many many cards with them. ;-)
You can also find a great die among the Mintopia goodies. You can make great impact with the 3D Star Dies.
Don't forget to put the Mistletoe Trims Add-On Kit in your cart, you can decorate your album and cards with these beautiful ribbons, shaker stickers, felt stars, and a Feliz Navidad acrylic!
At designing your cards, you can do anything you want. For this one I used a cut file of CUT to YOU.
You can use some other dies, like I did with these Mintopia dies:
Or just been play with the pocket. I may make some shaker pockets later as I fill the album with our December memories.
I hope I could inspire you to use the Mistletoe collections kits this year! ;-)
I am going to show you some more pages of my album as I start to fill it with photos. Until then, happy scrapping! ;-)
Welcome to the Cliquekits blog, my name is Josefine.
Today's topic is 'Let's go' I made a project that takes you back to my roots.
for this project I use the base kit 'September Song'
I took my family to the forest where I was grew up and where I spent a lot of time as a little girl. I wanted to capture this in a special way. I grabbed an old book and colored the pages with ink spray's. I also stamped with the spray's. With a circle punch I punched two circles out and pasted a tag behind. This way you get a cool look through. I did the same with a flower punch.
The page decorated with stamps, the tag and foam sticker title stitched with golden thread and placed on the book page. I also use some die-cuts, button and a lovely butterfly!
On the other page a picture of my family in the forest. I started with a background stamp and stamped with Archival ink. I cut some design paper from the kit 'September Song' to size and placed it behind the picture. Then decorated the page with the beautiful foam stickers, die-cuts and label also from this beautiful kit!
I also decorated the back side of this book. I chose to decorate it with a lot of butterflies that I made with a butterfly punch. I used the design paper from the kit and glued the butterflies. At the end I glued the foam title with die-cuts to the front of this book.
I placed the book on a plateau and sprinkled some sequins and also used some decoration from the forest. Now that my book is complete I put a glass bell over it to keep dust free and to use it as home deco.
I hope I was able to inspire you with my idea! and wish you a beautiful and creative day!
Thank you for stopping by.
Hello Clique International friends! Today it's Giorgia here to keep you company!
For the "inspired by" category I made a layout inspired by this quote: "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list".
If you are following me here in the blog, you know that I have what they call "wanderlust", a strong desire and need to travel and discover the world; I share this passion with my husband and we took great travels together in the past years.
For example we took a road trip on West US and we visited so many beautiful cities and nature's wonders.
One of them is Canyonlands, were we took this picture of me watching the infinity under a big blue sky.
The big blue sky inspired me to make a monochromatic blue layout: I created the background with a stencil and Distress Oxide in two different blue tones.
Then I created the giant quote title using this awesome die from Lora Bailora to cut a beautiful all blue Paige Evan's paper from her last collection that you can find in ADD-ON KIT | THE SCENIC ROUTE PAPER PACK | AMERICAN CRAFTS composing the quote.
I added tone on tone embellishments from different Clique kits.
I outlined the letters with black gel pen to make them pop from the background.
Here it is my finished layout:
I used these products from the shop:
Oh, and wait, that's more: if you cut the letters from patterned papers rectangles, you obtain this cute leftover that you can adhere on cardstock and use as tag for a package, or to create a title for another layout!
(In the background you can see the embroidery hoop I made some time ago for Clique - you can find the post here in case you missed it).
Ciao, a presto,
Let's Go! | Leaf Hunt | Sarah Wyles
Hello everyone! Sarah back again today to share a layout I made for Clique Kits International using the Fall Stories kit. We still are having issues due to Covid, so were not out and about much, plus its getting cold here! So I don't have a lot our pictures of us out and about, but me and one of my daughters decided to go on a leaf hunt in the yard the other day.
My other daughter got side tracked and just started collection leafs into a pile, lol. But this one just had fun running and collecting the biggest leafs she could find and in different colors!
From start to finish this layout probably took me almost an hour, stopping to do things with the kids and all. But I started off with a white sheet of cardstock, sewed on some messy circles. Grabbed some papers and cut out some ruff leaves, I rant hem through my sewing machine and ruffed up the edges a but and stated layering them behind my goofy girls photo.
I decided I wanted a little something behind my photo, so I added a mat of that beautiful floral paper behind and went back to stuffing my leaves back in. I tucked some florals here and there and that cute little raccoon, I love the little animals in this kit!!
I popped up to the top left corner and added some leaves there and a few that looked like they were falling from the ephemera pack. Then I decided to add a strip of paper below the picture and the little leaf clusters I made, so that I had a place for my title to sit.
I actually grabbed the alphas from the September Songs kit, they went perfect with this kit as well! I added a few little decorative brads along with a little gold splatters and this layout was done! I hope you enjoyed it!!
Clique Kits Products used on this layout:
Seasonal Series | Fall Stories | Simple Stories
Add-on kit| Fall Stories Solid Cardstock| American crafts
Add-on Kit| Fall Stories: So Cozy | Simple Stories
Base Kit | September Song | American Crafts
Hello crafty friends! Today I have a super cute project that is so easy to make and would look fabulous sitting on a desk or craft table. I made this for a friend who asked me to make her one after seeing one I had previously made (the original one I made was created with Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet but my friends style much more modern).
I have used the Paiges Passport kit which features Paige Evans Go the Scenic Route which certainly doesn't have to be used for travel themed projects only.
To make each book with storage tray you will need cardstock to give the stack strength, you will need to make three trays, reducing the size for each book and book cover large enough to score a spine of the book and cover the tray back and front.
Once you have chosen your patterned paper for book cover and spine add machine stitching to add texture and definition (if you do not like sewing you can ink the edges instead). The patterned book cover must be slightly larger than the cardstock cover. Do not score and fold the spine just gently fold to create a natural curve.
The best way to fit the book spine is use wet glue and attach where you want it to the front and allow to dry. Once dry you can gently fold to the back of the book and again using wet glue attach, this keeps the nice fold and will not crease.
Once you have made your three books you can adhere together, again I used a glue as it is much stronger than double sided tape. Now for the fun part, embellishing your book, which you do on the spine of the books so the other side each book can open and you can put goodies in.
I loved making this for my friend! Not only is it pretty but functional as you can use it at storage of your choosing. And here is the original one I made to inspire you whether you like heritage or modern!
Well that's it for me today but to shop Paiges Passport kit and all the other fab kits head over to the Clique shop now cliquekits.com/shop/kits/
Fall Apple Picking Layout | Ali Skifton
Happy Fall Ya'll!
It's Alexandra here today with my first blog post for Clique International design team. I am excited to be here with everyone and wanted to let you know that my friends and family call me Ali. Feel free to follow me on Instagram at @funadventureswithali . I hope you enjoy this Fall layout I created of my husband and me apple picking.
I created this page using the Seasonal Series|Fall Stories|Simple Stories kit and had so much fun backing the leaves cut file from Cut To You with all the different papers from Simple Stories. I was dying to use those beautiful pink sequins that were included in this kit, since they matched the color of my shirt perfectly. I decided to make a few of the leaves shakers and took packaging from the sticker package and backed a couple of leaves with the cellophane and the pink polka dot paper, with the pink sequins inside. To add dimension to the layout I added foam tape behind the cut file.
I lightly painted the white cardstock using a pink ink pad and water on another cellophane sticker packaging sheet and kissed the cardstock lightly with the wrapper to add some color to the background. I added some stickers and brads, which are self adhesive now and so easy to use.
I was inspired by the Song Falling in Love because Fall is our favorite season and we do some of our favorite activities during this season, including apple picking.
I hope you fall in love with this layout as much as I have and
can't wait to share more projects with my new peeps!
Take Care, Ali
Mixed Media Handmade Cards
Hello Clique International friends! I'm Smitha here today and I'm sharing some bright floral handmade cards that use the EXPLORE & LEARN | BASIC TEXTURE KIT along with a few elements from the Daydream kit. So let's get started!
I started by adding a bold sentiment to my card with a black brush pen. I love hand lettering, and lettered "Happy Birthday" and "Thank you". I find that these are the two cards that I give the most.
I then arranged the flowers from the Daydream set to create a soft floral arrangement around the sentiment. I haven't glued these down yet!
Next, to add some texture and and fun white on white detail, I added modeling paste on top of this square stencil. Be careful to not get the paste on top of the sentiment.
I let the modeling paste dry for a few minutes, that's all it takes for a thin layer to harden. I love how beautiful it looks!
I finished off the card by glueing the paper flowers onto the modeling paste and then scattering some sequins here and there.
Here are my finished cards! Let me know in the comments below if you like using modeling paste on your cards as well!
Thank you for stopping by and head over to the Clique shop to see this and all the other gorgeous kits www.cliquekits.com
Hello there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog with a girly layout; for this layout I used a collection that is travel themed, Go the Scenic Route by Paige Evans, but that can be used in so many different ways!
I used it to scrap a picture of my Baby Bella: my starting point was the beautiful pink paper (you can find it in the add-on paper pack) that I wanted to use as background instead of plain cardstock, because it isn't busy like a patterned paper but more effective than simple cardstock.
I ripped two florals patterned paper from the collection and added them in the centre, one above the other.
lift up the edges to give depth and that's all, the layout structure is ready.
For the title I used thickers that I arranged in semi-circular shape around the picture.
I added ephemeras and some fussy cut element from a patterned paper.
Here it is the finished layout:
For this layout I combined two kits that features the new Paige Evans collection:
Chromatic Kit | Isa
How are you all? It’s Isa today on the blog and I want to show you a new creation I made with a wonderful kit from Clique Kits. I have to confess (but maybe all of you know) that I am completely addicted to Coptic binding books. I cannot help it! Making them relaxes me so much! And when I saw the Chromatic Kit that I received I knew I had to make one with it! (You can find the chromatic kits in the Clique Kits shop here http://cliquekits.com/clique-chromatics/)
I used all the papers of the kit to make the pages of the book. As they are only patterned on one side, it gives you space not only to add pictures but also to add some journaling with them. Or this Coptic binding book can even be used as a notebook, but a very beautiful one! 😊
As it has been usual for me lately when making these books, the size is 4x3 inches. I really like to make them small (or a cool size for pictures) and “chunky” because it gives me the chance to add tons of elements in the spine when binding all the pages and the covers.
In the spine, as you can see in the pictures, I have added buttons, butterflies from the set (which are really cool made by book pages!!) and tons of beads that look like pearls. I think they add elegance to this book, especially with the color combinations. I never thought that combining black, white and grey in these books could result in such an elegant project!
For the cover, I used one of the words die cuts that I found in the kit (most of the material is from Pretty Little Studio) and then I combined with several decorative elements that were in the kit (as you can see kits are fully loaded and prepared for any kind of projects and you can find all kinds of elements you can imagine!!)
I hope you like this new Coptic book and that you work a lot with chromatic kits which are great!! Take care of yourselves and stay healthy!! See you very soon with new projects to show! Lots of love,