Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. For my Inspired By... layout I chose a prompt from the May challenges: Kintsugi. It's a Japanese word, it means Repaired with gold, shining in my broken places. I have tough days in the last couple of weeks, I am overwhelmed, feeling my brokenness a lot. I just hope that after this periode I am going to realise that my wounds were repaired with something special like gold, as I experienced it in the past.
For my layout I chose a photo of my birthday party and the Dawn Blooms Base Kit. This kit has several beautiful patterned papers and die cuts from the watercolour collection of Prima Marketing.
First I cut out a base of the In the Water Garden patterned paper - it has such beautiful gold accents!
I got out a white cardstock, drew with a pencil the outline of the patterned paper, and started to make a watercoloured background using two Catherine Pooler ink pads. I used the colours Serenade and Sweet Sixteen.
The Dawn Blooms Base Kit includes a beautiful gold mirror cardstock, I cut some branches with some older Tim Holtz dies from it. I fussy cut a floral element from the leftover of the In The Water Garden patterned paper, and added the gold branches and some flower die cuts under the patterned paper. The die cuts are from the Ephemera 2 Floral Watercolor and Ephemera 3 Floral Watercolor die cut packs.
I also added some die cut around my photo from the Ephemera 1 Floral Watercolor pack, which you can find in the Dawn Blooms Base Kit.
I found the very same floral elements among the die cuts, so I decided to glue them with foam adhesive to the patterned paper in order to give the layout more dimension.
Finally I added my journalling on a self-made tag, and added some floral die cuts to it from the Ephemera 2 Floral Watercolor and Ephemera 3 Floral Watercolor die cut packs.
I added some sequins from the Loveland Sequin and Shaker Mix pack, two gold glitter resin heart stickers from the Garden Party collection of Maggie Holmes, which you can find in the Dawn Blooms Base Kit.
I hope I could inspire you to get creative with the beautiful Dawn Blooms Base Kit! Get it from the Clique International shop, and show us what you've created in our Facebook group!
Hello Everyone! It is Ali here today sharing with you my take with the Get Sketchy Challenge. I had so much fun creating with the new Buenos Dias |Obed Marshall |American Crafts Kit in the shop right now. I am in love everything about this kit, the colors, the designs and all the fun acrylic shapes.
So a little secret about myself is that I love breakfast foods and I love eating cereal for dinner. My friends and family make fun of my love for cereal. I had a Can't Clutch This subscription last year and I was so excited when they came out with these clutches that were perfect for going to brunch with. As soon as I saw this paper I knew it would be perfect match for the pictures of my clutches.
This is the sketch that I used to create my layout. I believe the sketch is from Lottie Loves Paper. I sprinkled the side paper panel with small acrylic star and heart pieces. I used a acrylic banner to frame the top picture and used a couple pieces from the epherma package for the opposite corner. I was so excited to hear that Scrappin Happy Studio created special flair for some of the Clique Kits in the shop. The colors were such a perfect match and so fun to use.
I decided to fussy cut the left side paper and added some foam tape to give it some dimension. I just love the fun design and colors of this kit. It makes me smile so much! I hope everyone gets some crafty time this week and make sure to check out the wonderful kits in the shop.
Love, Ali xoxo
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!