Hello Clique Friends!! Valeska here today sharing a 12x12 layout made for our blog category "Let's go". The idea is to share with you something about a journey or road trip, and some curiosities about the place or event. I chose a sweet memory from my son that was when he finished his first young triathlon competition in Daytona Beach in December 2020. This competition is called Challenge Daytona and takes place once a year in the city of Daytona Beach, Florida. The great thing about it is that the competition takes place at the Daytona International Speedway circuit. Imagine the thrill of running on the track where cars go super fast ... it's amazing!
Now, let's talk a little bit about the project and how I created it. I used only two patterned papers from the Best Kid Ever Limited Edition kit, I decided to mix only the Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers that you will find in the kit. On a white cardstock, I made some mixed-media with blue and orange watercolor. I cut one of the papers into large triangles, used the front and back of the paper, and sewed them on the white cardstock with orange thread to highlight.
I also decided to use Paige Taylor's cut file (BRAVE) and lined it with patterned papers from the paper card sheet. Besides that I sewed a few times on top of the cut file to give it even more volume and texture, so I glued it with 3D stickers.
Also you can find in the kit, enamel dots that goes perfectly with the color palete, and I love to use them in my projects. Some elements that I used in this layout I already had in my stash, like phrase stickers and some embellishments.
I placed the photo practically in the middle of the layout, and added layers of paper behind it and glued it with 3D stickers as well to gain more volume. I like to use this feature so that our eyes fall directly where it is highlighted.
I hope you've been inspired and be sure to stop by Clique International Shop to see how many beautiful kits are waiting for you there. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello scrappy friends! Nicole here and today I'm sharing a 12x12 cutfile layout featuring the Pinkfresh Studio Let's Stay Home kit from Clique International! What inspired me to create this was a combination of combining older cutfiles with newer product and also the monochromatic square paper in the Pinkfresh kit! The cutfile and paper worked so perfectly together that I knew I needed to use them together on a page! Here's a look at my completed project:
I began by backing my cutfile with the squares from the Pinkfresh kit. If you notice, the squares are two different colors and on a diagonal, just like the houses. I chose to glue the squares on the opposite diagonal than the house. This is really noticeable on the bottom two green houses in the photo above. After the entire cutfile was put together, I, of course, had to add mixed media. There isn't a project that goes by that I don't incorporate it in some way! So I took the hearts that were left on my cutting mat, removed them, painted them with gesso, then painted them with Lindy's Magical Shakers in California Poppy Gold. (This was a shaker that was included in our fall kit from last year, so if you have it, break it out and use it with this collection!) This yellow matches the yellow/gold in this collection perfectly! Once they were dry, I used foam adhesive to pop them up on my layout.
Once my background was complete, it didn't take much more to complete the layout. The background did a lot already! I added two photos, title and a few embellishments, including a small embellishment cluster in the top left of the page, and called this layout done!
Here are a few more photos and there is a YouTube process below! I would love for you to stop by and subscribe!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new layout, using the beautiful May Kit „Great Expectations“ and the 6x8 Paper Pad from the Junior Kit.
When I saw the Cut File by Paige Evans in her Facebook Group „Happy Scrappy Place“ the first idea for this layout was born. I instantly knew that I wanted to use it. I backed it up with paper pieces from the „All the Heart“ Paper Pad. This is what took most of the time. Then I made a mixed media background full of acrylic paint splatters. After drying I arranged my photo, a paper strip (with tiny icons on it) and one paper from the Paper Pad with the Cut Out and glued them on. To fix them better I machine stitched along the bottom line.
Heart stickers and some sticker words and sayings from the Sticker Sheet were used next. The last missing piece was the tag in the left corner. I like that the thread hanging down makes a reference to my photo. The photos show my Clique Kits Planner by the way. I love to use my leftover pieces in it.
I hope you feel inspired by my layout. Don't forget to share your work with us on Facebook in our Group "The Clique" or on Instagram. We always love to see what you create.
Hello crafty friends! Rita here. Today I have a new layout to share with you, using one of the March Kit Exclusive Digital Cut Files. When I saw the supergirl I instantly wanted to use it for a project. It was perfect for my NYC photo and a card I still had in my stash from an older „Maggie Holmes“ collection. I think it was „Carousel“. If you have such an eyecatching Cut File, you don't need much, because all the attention is on this key piece. I only used some leftover scraps and watercolors.
First I made some splatters with pink watercolor and let it dry. Meanwhile I put some scraps together. I mixed whites and minty colors, and some leftover papers I've once used for practising machine stitching. On top I put my photo. Then I backed up the supergirl mostly with scraps from the Pink Paislee „Summer Lights“ Collection. For the card I chose the right top corner, and used some embellishments like the puffy alphas and hearts. Lastly I used my date roller stamp and the Studio Forty clear stamps.
I hope you feel inspired to use this awesome Cut File for one of your projects. Don't forget to share your work! We love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here to share a new layout with you. I hope you had wonderful Christmas Days. I did! On the first Christmas Day I visited the Christmas Market in Baden-Baden with my family and it was so nice. We had some yummi Crèpes and mule wine and enjoyed the great atmosphere although it was super cold. Back at home I wanted to make a layout about it and found two Cut Files, that I wanted to combine. The „Eat, Drink & Be Merry“ and the „Ornaments“ Cut File.
This time I wanted my layout as white and minimalistic as possible. First I made a background, using two acrylic colors. „Pretty Pink“ by Kaisercolour and „Titanium“, a metallic acrylic paint by Martha Stewart Crafts. On top I used some color mists and enamel dots.
If you look closely you'll notice that I cut some parts of the „Eat, drink & be merry“ Cut File off (the arrow and the ornaments, to be more precise!). I liked it better that way. Then I arranged the (bigger) ornaments and handstitched their „threads“, so it would look like they're hanging from above. After that I was kind of stuck. I had my three black&white photos I took at the Christmas Market and didn't know where to put them. My first idea which was to put all three photos in a row didn't work out for me anymore. After trying some variations, I came up with what you see now. Three photos vertically arranged. My last step was to use some roller stamps.
I love the simplicity of the layout. Aswell as the shimmering effect of the acrylic paint and the Color Shine which - together with the Cut Files - create that special "festive" mood I was aiming for. Maybe you feel inspired and want to try it out? I would love to see how you use these two Cut Files. Don't forget to share your work and tag @cliquekits (and #cliquekits), so we can all see what you create!
Now I can only wish you a happy happy new year! And see you soon!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here to share a layout I created using (mostly) the Clique Kits „Hipster Holiday Kit“ and one of the „Holiday Phrases“ Cut Files. I hope you are already in a christmassy mood. I sure am. The pre-christmas period in Germany is very special. Every town is beautifully illuminated and there are christmas markets almost everywhere where you can meet up, drink yummy mulled wine, hear carols and enjoy the overall jovial mood. Another tradition (beside the advent calender) is to have an advent wreath with four candles (one for each advent week). You can say it's kind of a countdown to Christmas. This year I arranged a new advent wreath and documented that process on my journaling card. Well, it's actually a tag that is hidden behind the photo in a small glassine bag.
But first thing's first. I painted some magenta colored strokes on my background (with acrylic paint) and used some water for creating a couple of splashes. I love how intense the color looks. It really pops. Then I've found a scrap from an older Shimelle collection (but you can use any dotted paper you can find) and glued it on each side. I don't know why, but this month I'm really into dots.
For my photo I've found some papers from the Crate Paper „Merry days“ collection and one black and white colored from „Snow & Cocoa“ and layered them together with a delicate silvery ribbon (and the already mentioned glassine bag). On top I put a fussycut mistletoe (from another „Merry days“ paper) and some stickers. Finally I've put the cutted out word „Joy“ (for which I also used a „Merry days“ paper) on top. The last step was to use some roller stamps and glittery dots.
I hope you feel inspired to use this beautiful Cut File for one of your next christmassy projects. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
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.
Hello lovelies! Rita here to share a layout I created using the brand new Cut File „WEEKEND“.
I chose a pale mint colored cardstock and made a little greenish acrylic painted background with some black and white splashes for the Cut File. Then I backed the Cut File with a white paper with some sprinkles on it (the paper is from an older Paige Evans collection) and fussycut some flowers from a paper in my 6x6 „Amy Tangerine Better Together“ paper pad.
I document a friend's weddingI've attended with my family in Croatia two months ago. Therefore the title. I put my two photos on tags, wrote down my journaling, and added the „Party“ clear sticker from the Amy Tangerine „Shine On“ sticker book. You don't really need so much when you have such a cute Cute File. It doesn't only provide a big title but also pretty flowers and leaves.
Although I usually don't use greenish colors on my layouts, I'm happy I did this time. I love how the layout turned out. I hope you feel inspired to use this beautiful Cut File for one of your next projects. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!