It's Jodie here with you today, sharing a TN spread made with the November Seneca Falls Main Kit.
I decided to play with a little mixed media and the beautiful Leafy Wreath cut file from the CK digital shop on this spread.
The first thing I do when playing with mixed media is to prep my cardstock or patterned paper. I really like clear gesso for this, even on white cardstock, but you can also use white gesso as well. The gesso essentially seals the cardstock so that the fibres don't absorb the liquid in the media and warp. It also provides some 'tooth' (grittiness) for the media to adhere to. Once this is applied and has dried, you're good to go with adding some colour!
I mixed some watercolours to match the pink in the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection that's featured in the kits this month, and used the packaging technique to apply this in the general area that I was going to place my cut file. Then I added some splatters in the same pink. I dried this off with a heat tool and then repeated the process with a yellow to match the flowers in the collection, and Sophie's shirt in the photo.
Finally I added just a few tiny splatters in black watercolour to tie everything in, since there is so much black in each of my top left and bottom right clusters.
Once I was finished with my mixed media I adhered the cut file to the page.
I know fussy cutting is not for everyone, but I just love it! And the Bouquet patterned paper in the kit is full of beautiful blooms waiting to be fussy cut. I trimmed one out to sit at the top of this cute tag that holds my journalling, which for this spread is really just the date and location where the photo was taken. I also trimmed out a bunch of smaller individual flowers to scatter across the page.
For the bottom cluster I fussy cut some more flowers and placed them both behind and in front of my photo. I used some of the corrugated black cardstock from the kit to layer behind my photo. I really liked how this turned out because it framed my photo and also added extra dimension to my spread with the corrugations in the cardstock.
I used one of the sticker phrases and a rubber word for my title, and called this one done!
I hope I've inspired you to try out some mixed media in your projects today, or even to bring out your scissors and try some fussy cutting.
Thanks for stopping by today, and remember we'd love to see your projects made with your Clique Kits over on The Clique Facebook page.
Jodie here with you today, and I'm sharing a travellers notebook spread using the gorgeous November Seneca Falls Main Kit.
This kit has a lot of elements that have a black contrast to them, like the floral patterned paper and tag on the right side of my spread. I've played with those elements in this spread, and also brought in the black corrugated cardstock from the kit for the left page.
Because the paper on the right page is fairly busy I've kept the embellishment of that side minimal. The unforgettable tag really pops off the page because it has the black contract to it. The only things I added to this page are a word sticker to the side of the tag, and a sweet puffy heart, and I called this side done.
To get my journalling to fit on the tag and on the printed lines, I first measure the area I want to journal in. I create a text box in Word that size, and type my journalling (this time in my favourite vintage typewriter font called Typical Writer). Since I know how many lines I want to fill I count these up, then adjust the line spacing until it fills the text box with the right number of lines. From there I usually print a couple of practice pages on copy paper, adjusting the line space until it's just right, and then use some washi tape to hold the tag in place over the top of the journalling where it is printed on the copy paper, and feed it through my printer one more time. I know it sounds like a bit of fussing, but I love the way this type of journalling looks.
I tore a corner off the 'sprinkled' paper and adhered it to the edge of my left page. I've then used a couple of strip elements trimmed from the papers and layered them at the same angle at different intervals. The orange and black scallop is trimmed from one of the ephemera pieces. I've then fussy cut the 'you're my fave' banner and adhered it using foam dots for a little dimension. I don't mind using foam tape in my TN spreads because I'm totally okay if my TN albums end up a little chunky.
Finally to tie the left and right pages together I fussy cut a cluster of flowers from the same patterned paper as on the right, and tucked it under my photo. I was so happy to get this photo in my TN album, it really captures the fun and cheeky side to my daughter and her boyfriend, and a cheeky story to go with it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hello Lovelies! I have another fall layout to share with you today using my Seneca Falls kit. The temperatures are dropping so quickly and the leaves won't last much longer, but we can keep scrapping our fall photos as long as we wish!
There were two amazing products in the Clique Kits shop that inspired this layout: the How Beautiful Cut File and these gorgeous wood veneer from Noiscizma that were offered in the shop as well. All of these coordinate so well with the wood grain paper from the kit.
I began my layout with some quick and messy paint splatters on the background. While those were drying, I cut out some of the patterned papers from the kit and adhered those to the wood veneer flowers. I used Tombow liquid adhesive and covered the papers with a layer of the glue as well.
I wanted everything on the layout to contrast with the background, so I pulled the pink and black elements from the kit and I cut the cut file from pink card stock. The wood flowers add a beautiful look to the cut file!
My photo for this layout is from a recent hike we took around a lake near our home, called Salem Lake. The kids were off ahead of us and I have been taking note lately of how grown up they are now. No longer elementary school age, so much more independent, and of course all of these are good things and I am learning to let them go. I am so proud of them, of our family, and love being able to put all that onto a layout like this.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use your Seneca Falls kit! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! It's Theresa here with a pocket page layout for you, using the November 2018 Seneca Falls kit! This kit was filled with Amy Tangerine goodies and her products always inspire me to use them in my pocket pages. Today I am working in my 2013 album and have created a layout for Week 15. Take a look!
Our stories for that week included the bombing at the Boston Marathon, my husband having to take a trip there for a client, and lots of t-ball with the kiddos.
I am loving the gold cut apart sheet, so I used that for my date card. The black alphabet set contrasts beautifully against the gold. There were also some fun icons in that alphabet, so I used some of the arrows to embellish a bit.
It seems hard to believe the Boston bombing was five years ago. At the time my husband had several clients and technicians who lived and worked there, and he was called up to travel there the day after the bombing. We live in NC, so fairly distant, but felt the impact of that tragedy even here, of course. We took the approach that he should go and support his clients and technicians in any way possible, without fear, and that is what he did. He took photos while he was there, which I am so thankful for.
I don't always add current events to my pocket page layouts, but this one impacted us in a way, and I am glad to include it. I took the Boston Strong logo from Google photos and included it as a tribute to what happened, and layered it very simply using some of the die cut ephemera pieces.
We were so happy to have him return home safely. I have also used some of the exclusive designs on my layout, including the 3x4 cards designed by Gia Lau! My second page is all about t-ball.
At the time both Nick and Natalie were taking t-ball at our local YMCA, and, well, Natalie has some stories to tell from her experiences. Because of my own schedule I wasn't able to attend all her games and practices, so I represented her time on the team here. I also told the story of how she showed herself quite the temperamental firecracker: she threw temper tantrums and during one of them she threw another kids' helmet! Ah, team sports are great learning experiences, aren't they?
I have used the gold cut apart sheet once again on this side, to tie that element in. I also used my circle and hexagon punches to add layering pieces. Notice how on the top photo I punched the hexagon and it cut a portion of the design off, so I added puffy hearts to cover that up.
I also repeated the black and white elements on this side by using a bit more of the days of the week strip and the All About It journaling spot. So many fun elements in this layout!
Thank you for joining me today! See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a layout that demonstrates a fun way to incorporate longer journaling into your layouts. I am working with the November Seneca Falls kit. This is the layout I would like to share with you today!
The Seneca Falls kit is filled with tons of goodies from Amy Tangerine, and her products are always good for boy layouts. This corrugated paper inspired me along with kraft paper die cuts in the kit, so I began with that. The black background might be a little overpowering for some, but gesso is our friend. I added two torn strips of patterned papers at the top of the layout, and then covered my background with gesso.
Gesso is like magic in that it will tie different elements together in a layout. Just remember that perfection is not the goal here. Once the background was dry, I added my cut file. This is the Enjoy Life Love Living cut file from May of this year. I used kraft card stock to cut with, and added patterned paper behind some of the letters.
I added my photo and just a few embellishments around the photo. I didn't want to add too much, because there is a lot going on in the layout already, so just a few leaves and the tops of some of the journaling spots I am also using in the layout.
My story I wanted to tell with this layout was a little longer than just one sentence, so I wrote out my journaling onto several of the spots included in the die cut package. The patterned papers at the top of the layout provide an excellent space for the story. My story is of how my son Nick randomly came to me a few weeks ago asking about some place we apparently used to go and get sugar cookies. All he could remember about it was that they were laid out on big platters. We talked a little about it and I remembered that when I was pregnant with his sister, we would go to a bakery in the next town over as a reward for his good behavior. He was three at the time! So we went back to get him his favorite cookies from his favorite bakery.
These stories are exactly why we love scrapbooking so much! I promise, if you are a mom, you are having an impact on your kiddos and they are remembering fondly the traditions and special things you do for them. Keep on being awesome! Here is one more look at my layout for today.
Thank you so much for joining me! I hope this inspired you to use your die cuts and the corrugated card stock in your Seneca Falls kits! See you soon!
Join us today as we share the projects we have made with the October 2018 Meadow Kits and celebrate the reveal of next month's kits, Seneca Falls kits!
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Now let's take a peek at what is coming in next month's kit!
November features Amy Tangerine's Shine On collection
This month's CK Exclusive Cut Files designed by Maryam Perez
November Clique Color Kit
Now get out there and get inspired because there are tons more where these came from! We love our subs and followers, and our community is growing every day. We are so thankful for you and hope you have fun!