Happy Pride friends! Dana here today sharing a layout celebrating my transgender teen for pride month. We had an amazing day as a family in downtown Columbus, Ohio at the Pride Parade. It is vitally important that vulnerable youth coming of age are met with support from family, friends, and their community. Their life may depend on it!
I used Paper House Productions stickers to embellish the photos on this page. These stickers are similar to the products found in the Voices of Courage Limited Edition Pride Kit. For every kit purchased, Clique international will be donating 100% of the profit to The Trevor Project! The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
I used patterned papers from the gorgeous Alexandra Renke I Left My Heart Base Kit for this page. I cut out the large letters spelling love to create an oversized title in the center of the page. I used a felt heart, patterned paper, and stickers to build the rest of the title. The Color Dots patterned paper that I used for the base of this page was a fun way to incorporate the entire rainbow.
Clique International Supplies:
Voices of Courage Pride Limited Edition Kit
Alexandra Renke I Left My Heart Baes Kit
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a heart shaped mini album that I created using the gorgeous Alexandra Renke I Left My Heart Base Kit. This kit has a fun mix of love themed, floral, and modern designs. I chose to focus on hearts and florals for this piece, but I know I'll be using the rest of this kit in the upcoming months.
I used the Alexandra Renke Folk Heart Die to piece together the design on the album cover. The Jen Hadfield Gold Puffy Stickers from the kit fit perfectly into some of the die-cut shapes and added dimension and shine to the heart.
For embellishments, this kit includes die cut cardstock designs from Alexandra Renke, a coordinating roll of washi tape, Pinkfresh Studio enamel dots, chipboard, and handmade felt heart embellishments. I used a mix of those items on each album page.
I applied stickers over the chipboard designs to add more dimension to the album pages. My daughter was sweet enough to supply me with some snapchat selfies.
I'm a tactile crafter, so this fun mix of embellishments are so fun to touch. I especially love the softness of the handmade felt hearts.
I used the We R Memory Keepers Heart Shape Pom Pom Maker, along with some embellishments from the kit, to dress up the binder ring.
Clique International Supplies:
Alexandra Renke I Left My Heart Base Kit
Alexandra Renke Folk Heart Die
Alexandra Renke Design Paper Pack
Clique Chromatics Wildflower Cardstock Palette
WRMK Heart Shape Pom Pom Maker
Other Supplies: Heart Shaped Chipboard Mini Album: Creative Embellishments
Good morning! I am sharing a fun layout I created using the "Me Time" kit. I really love the papers and die cuts in this kit! Super cute! And I had just the right photo to use with the die cuts.
The Hey YOU paper is 12x12. I carefully cut the paper down to measure 8 1/2x11 since that is the size I like to scrapbook.
I matted the photo using two different pieces of patterned paper from the kit and then layered the gorgeous die cuts at the bottom of the photo. I punched a tab out of one of the dies using my Sizzix machine.
To pull the layout together, I added a few stickers and die cuts at the bottom of the layout. Some of the flowers were mounted down with foam squares to add dimension to the layout.
At the last minute, I decided to add some journaling to tell the main story of the photo... Overall, I love the design of this layout. It's a little different for me. I'm not used to working with big bold patterned papers, but I really love the way this turned out. There's still a kit available in the shop! Click here to grab yours today! Thank you for visiting today!
Hey crafty friends! Rita here today with a new project. I made a Art/Junk Journal using all my leftover papers and die cuts, some paint, alcohol ink and stamps. It's the perfect project to use your stash so you can make room for all the new collections coming to the Clique International shop hehe
Mostly I used the beautiful papers from the gorgeous „Freiburg“ Kit. You should really check it out. The papers are so unique, in very high quality and designed in Germany! I used the WRMK Book Binding Guide to bind the papers together to Travelers Notebook size (4,5 x 8,5''). I also tried out a new tool I recently purchased: the WRMK Foil Quill Freestyle Pen (normal size). I used it to add some quotes and scribbles. But let's take a look at some of the pages.
Here you can see how I added some acrylic paint and die cuts from various Clique International kits. I included smaller sized vellum paper which was left after I'd cut the whole sheet for the cover of my journal. I added a quote with the Foil Quill Freestyle pen and there's still place for more journaling or photos.
Here I used watercolors (also shimmering gold ones) to create a foundation page for more embellishments, words or photos.
For this page I punched circles out of a mixed media paper I created beforehand. I glued the circles together on the right page and there's a stripe of punched paper on the left. The birds are fussycut out from a Alexandra Renke Paper.
For this spread I glued in a paper on which I used Alcohol Ink. It was my first time and I experimented a little, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
On this page I used gold rub-ons which where included in the "Habitat" Kit and a lot of diecuts. On the right page I tried to use a similar greenish watercolor to match the left page. I made a flip through video so you can see all the pages.
I hope you feel inspired to use your stash, so you have room for new awesome goodies! :-) Hop over to the Clique Kits shop to check out all the new beautiful kits and products. Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello Clique friends!
Marcia here, I am so excited to be a passport guest designer for Clique Kits. Some of you might remember that I designed for Clique Kits for 2 years when they first started out. I loved the kits then and I have to say they are still just as awesome! I received the February Base kit called Wonderful World. It's full of Vicki Boutin Let's Wander, Heidi Swapp ArtWalk and Storyline, and gorgeous papers from a German artist Alexandra Renke. You can see a kit unboxing here...
I couldn't wait to dig in! I pulled out some vacation photos and decided on one of my daughter on a hiking trip to Zion National Park in Utah. The Clique store also has digital cut files you can download. This cut file was FREE and is perfect with this kit!
These wood veneer butterflies from the kit are so pretty! The background paper is one from Heidi Swapp ArtWalk.
I used the Pretty Little Studios alphas for my subtitle the Narrows placing it on top of a journal spot cut out from the Heidi Swapp Storyline collection. The Vicki Boutin Let's Wander ephemera die cuts are perfect for travel pages. I found an Explore sticker on the Heidi Swapp sticker sheet to layer here too.
Here is a closer look at my cut file title. I created a shadow effect by layering kraft cardstock on top of a darker green cardstock, offsetting it slightly. Some ink on the edges gives it more dimension as well. I layered more Vicki Boutin ephemera pieces here and another Heidi Swapp phrase sticker; Good For The Soul.
Want to see how this layout came together, check out my process video ...
Thanks so much for stopping by! This kit is available for purchase. Be sure to check out the Clique store for more finds. They also carry other fabulous scrapping supplies!
I based my layout on this month's sketch and I also used one of the CK exclusive cut files.
I loosely followed the orientation of the sketch especially the flow of the elements. This is how my layout turned out.
I created a textured background using the stencil and some mist sprays before placing the photos and other embellishments.
I mixed the cut file florals and fussy cut the tiny flowers, accentuating the black and white photos in the middle. Converting the photos into black and white helped in making them pop over the light colored background.
To finish off, I added the little accents on the right and left side of the layout using a mix of wood butterflies and stickers and some of the smaller cut files.
I hope you liked my layout and may it inspire you to be creative today!
Thanks for dropping by!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa here to share a layout using the August 2018 Sketch! I am working with all the beautiful papers and embellishments from the August Meadow kit today. Here is a look at the sketch.
Working with a sketch is such an awesome way to get a fantastic layout done without having to worry about the design work. No worries, though, you can absolutely make a sketch your own just by making some minor tweaks and changes as you like.
This is my layout I have created! Notice how I took the ribbons from one of the patterned papers and turned them on their side to follow the sketch. I still have a central element just as the sketch, but I have made it my own using the papers in the kit.
As I was creating this layout, I cut out the ribbons from the paper and considered adding them to a contrasting color cardstock, but in the end a neutral cream background won out. I also looked around to find all the butterfly punches and dies I had in my stash, and used other patterns in the kit to create butterflies. I have layered those on the edges of the ribbons on the page, and once I have lightly adhered them to the page, I sewed them down.
This is the layout with the butterflies sewn down. To make the ribbons pop, I used white thread and a smaller stitch, and just ran the seams right over top of each butterfly.
I love the vertical element of this sketch and layout, and love that the stitching and butterflies amplify this. The sketch called for an embellishment on the upper right side, so I have added a few of the Heidi Swapp word stickers and my date stamp.
My photos are from a trip we took several years ago to St. Simons Island, GA. This is at the pier on a windy, cloudy day. The photos are a bit dramatic, just like the ribbons on my page. I love the moodiness of these photos.
I am loving the dimension and the splatters of color in the butterflies. The sketch called for embellishments in the lower left of the layout, so I have added the butterflies and a bit of my journaling here. I also added my title using the Heidi Swapp handwritten words.
The upper left side of the layout seemed to float off the page, so I added just the tiniest word stamps to keep us visually connected to this side of the layout. Here is another look at this pretty creation.
Have you used the August sketch this month? Let us see! Be sure to share and tag us. Thank you so much for joining me today. See you again soon.
Hi friends, Theresa here with a mixed medial layout for you. Our product focus this month is the incredible stencil that was included in the August Meadow kit from Alexandra Renke. I absolutely love stencils and made a beeline for my modeling paste and a photo to get started.
To begin my layout, I cut down one of the patterned papers to layer onto the pink paper as a border. I mixed my modeling paste with black acrylic paint and placed a few of the ink splatters around my page. They are placed strategically: at the top of the page, to the right side, and also to the left side of where my photo will be placed. I already have in my head how I want the layout to look and placed the stencils accordingly.
Once I have the black splatters where I want them, I added my title. My title is taken from a Lauren Daigle song called You Say, which I am absolutely playing on repeat right now. Once I had my title in place, I added journaling across the page on the opposite side.
My photo is placed along the right hand side and I added a few of the exclusive die cut ephemera that were included in the kit. The beautiful watercolor florals and butterflies add an amazing depth of color that this layout definitely needed. I have clustered three groupings around my photo.
I wanted to use the stencil again, so I added another layer of modeling paste, and this time I added some Prima Art Alchemy Sparks paint in Fairy Wings to the mix. You can absolutely add most any acrylic paint to your modeling paste to thicken it a bit and make it work with your stencil!
For this layout I wanted to add journaling but notice how I have covered it mostly using my photo and ephemera. Sometimes I like writing just for the sake of getting thoughts onto paper, and then covering them up just to put peace on it. This is a wonderful way to use mixed media as a form of processing thoughts that you know probably aren't permanent. The plus is that you get to make something pretty as well! Here is another look at the full layout.
Have you been inspired to use the stencil? We would love to see, so be sure to share and tag us! Thank you for joining me today!
I started by fussy cutting this beautiful paper by Alexandra Renke.
The watercolor floral design is more than enough, you can place your photo in the middle or anywhere and then write a bit of journaling afterward, if you like. But I wanted to make the swirls of floral to stand out more so I mounted it with foam tape and adhered to a cardstock after splattering some pink, coral, yellow and black spray mists.
I also fussy cut these yellow butterflies and spread them in the layout.
Instead of adhering the sticker wordart as is, I adhered them first on a cardstock and then mounted using a foam tape for a bit of dimension.
I really like how this turned out!
I would love to hear what you think of my project today.
Thanks for dropping by!