Hello friends! I have a fun sketch to share with you today! It's super fun and I think you will be inspired! Lately, I've been into strips of papers or stickers... I see this style all over Instagram.
Here is what I came up with for this month's sketch. I added watercolor inks to the background. Super fun! To create the background, I added a few drops of ink onto leftover packaging and smeared it all over the white cardstock. I made sure to let the first color dry first before applying the other color.
Once the ink was completely dry, I cut the patterned paper to measure 8 1/2x11. Then, I cut the cardstock to measure 7 1/2x10 and mounted them together. I cut the paper strips from patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio. I actually mixed kits to create this layout. The patterned paper strips is from the Happy Blooms Sampler Kit and the embellishments are from the Some Days Kit.
Initially, I was not going to include the stenciled stars, but I felt like I needed to add another color... therefore, I decided to splash some black watercolor ink all over the layout and then I used The Crafter's Workshop's Sparkle Slimline Stencil to add the stars.
I love the smiley face chipboard! I had to find a way to add it to this layout. :) It makes me happy. And I like the little blue house, too.
What do you think? Are you ready to give this sketch a try? If you're not comfortable with the mixed media part of it, you can still create a beautiful layout using parts of the sketch as inspiration. Thank you so much for visiting today!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new layout using all beautiful goodies from the Clique International shop. I will link all the products (and similar kits) below, so you can check them out for yourself. I used the Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit and the Lazy Days paper pack to make this layout. I also made a sketch with Procreate for you, so you can easily make your own version. It's a simple but lovely composition and works for one or multiple photos.
As you can see on the sketch the photo is "framed" with different patterned papers. To make the layout more interesting I included a horizontal line, made with a stencil and structure paste. You can also use watercolor, acrylic paint, vellum etc. I chose a black and white photo to make the colors of all the papers and frames pop.
I used a stencil by Maggie Holmes from the "Garden Party" collection (from the sold out Versailles Kit) and only applied the structure paste on both sides (and not behind the photo!), so it wouldn't get too bulky.
Another detail I really like are the white enamel stickers on the borders of the patterned paper which correspond harmonically to the white background.
I hope you like my layout and sketch and feel inspired to make your own version of it. Don't forget to tag us on social media if you share your work. We always love to see what you create. Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Watermelon Sugar Modern Documenter Kit
Watermelon Sugar TN Kit
Lazy Days Paper Pack
Alexandra Renke | Pink Big Sparrows Paper
Bom Dia Junior Kit
Daydream Junior Kit
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a layout that I created with the super fun Vicki Boutin Color Study Kit and Add-On, and a sketch created by Becky Moore for Page Maps. It has been awhile since I created a layout documenting my brother's awesome bulldog. When I saw these photos online I just couldn't resist printing them! I mean, look at that sweet face!
I like this sketch for its simplicity. There are so many ways to make this design your own. It was awesome to relieve some of the design pressure and concentrate on having fun with color and embellishments--two things these kits have plenty of!
I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink and a mask from my stash to add clusters of circles to the background of my page. I accented the inked circles with gold foil circle stickers from the kit to add a touch of sparkle to the layout. I then applied several die-cuts to the area, separating the layers with adhesive foam for dimension.
I used die-cut sentiments along the left side of the photo block instead of journaling. I thought the fun photos said enough!
I finished the page with die-cut and dimensional flower embellishments.
I'd love to see your take on this sketch! Share you work in The Clique Facebook Group.
Clique International Supplies:
Vicki Boutin Color Study Sampler Kit
Vicki Boutin Color Study Add-on Kit
Clique Chromatics Forest Distress Oxide Set
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you all had some blessed time with your family this Easter, and could take some photos. Have you heard about the April challenges of Clique International? Week 1 is about Great Candids:
For this layout I used a photo of my husband and my daughter when they were just having fun, cuddling and joking, and laughing a lot. They were so focused to each other that they didn't even noticed I am trying to take a photo of them.
My task for this post was to use a sketch for my layout. Where do you look for sketches? There are plenty on Pinterest, but I just realised you can search Instagram for them as well. I remembered a sketch of Steffi Ried, which she made in January for Scrapbook Werkstatt, and immediately fell in love with.
Here is the sketch of Steffi Ried:
And here is my layout:
For this layout I used the Sunkissed Sampler Kit which features the Sunkissed collection of Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For the semicircles I used the Sunkissed 6x8 paper pad, which is sold separetely. I chose the blue leopard patterned paper and the woodgrain for the half-circles. I cut them with the help of a circle cutter.
Then I made the background on a white cardstock. First I used clear gesso for the parts I wanted to use watercolours. When it was dry I used the Catherine Pooler ink pad (colour: Sauna) for the yellow and my Prima Watercolour sets (Tropical) for the pink watercoloring. Comparing the two mediums the C.Pooler ink pads are more pigmented, I just love them now even more!
When the watercolouring was dry, I used an older ScrapUp! stencil from my stash to add some hearts on the watercoloured parts.
Then I started to embellish the page. For the photo editing I used the PicMonkey and Photo Collage Apps. I wanted to embellish everything diagonal, when I come against the difficulty of having the photo and its surroundings are not vertical, while the embellishments of the left side are horizontal. I had to equilibrate the layout with some phrasel stickers from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I added some floral and other die cuts, a wood button from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit, and some puffy stickers and clear stickers from the Modern Documenter Sunkissed Kit. Finally I added the title, I just love those glittery gold foam title stickers which you can find in the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I hope you liked my inspiration using this fabulous sketch of Steffi Ried. Give it a try! And make some photos for our Photo-taking challenges, and create a layout or more from them ;-)
And don't forget to ckeck out the Clique Kits shop for the best kits ever! ;-)