Hello Clique friends! It's me Valeska here today on the blog. How did you start the new year? Are you excited about new plans? Hope you are well and safe wherever you are. Today I'm going to share with you a 12x12 layout I made using the topic 'Inspired by'. This time of the year is summer in Brazil and even though I haven't lived there for many years, I miss the summer mood in January. So I was inspired by that feeling and I decided to put some of that "summer on paper". I used the sunny Sampler kit Strawberry Shake by Studio Tekturek and I loved how it was.
First of all, I used some acrylic white paint on the blue paper and stitched it in the yellow and white stripped paper. I love stitching papers, definitely one of my favorite techniques.
I also used a digital cut file Fun in the sun from Clique kits . Did you know there are a lot of beautiful cut files on the store? Check it out! In this one, I just used the letters inside the cut file and stitched them on the blue paper. The pink letters in the middle are alphabet stickers from this amazing kit.
I added some paper layers behind my photos, tag, chipboards and phrases stickers from the kit and drops of clear Nuvo to give more texture in the project.
Hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a crafty and beautiful day!
Hi everyone! Nicole here and today, I'm sharing with you my final project for Clique Kits.
I want to start off this post by thanking Gia for this wonderful opportunity and for believing in me that I can create projects to inspire you! Over the past three months, I've met so many new people and have learned so much and I hope it all continues to grow! What a sweet experience this was...definitely one I'll never forget! ~Thanks Gia from the bottom of my heart!!
With that being said, I've created a "sweet" layout to share with all of you today featuring the June Sweet Tea kits! Here's a look at my completed layout...
I just adore the strawberries in this kit! The papers, ephemera, puffy stickers and even the watermelon! There were a lot of smaller embellishments, but I wanted to create two large strawberries to use as a focal point for this layout. After drawing and cutting out the basic shape, I drew in the seeds and fussy cut out some leaves and small white flowers. To accent the leaves, I used two of the yellow flowers included in the kit.
I found two pieces of the ephemera that fit this photo perfectly! "be human to the fullest" and "Best Human." This picture is of my "brother," Odie. He's literally the funniest dog I've ever known! I have him trained to sit on the chair at our dining room table nicely without begging and if he listens, I give him fruit. On this day, he tried watermelon for the first time and I couldn't hold him back. I thought his ear was so stinkin' cute and when I snapped the photo, his tongue was in a funny spot!
For an extra hand made touch, I added the bee to the top right of the layout and then hand stitched a line to simulate him flying.
Lastly, I added some of the watermelon from the kit and one from my stash to the bottom left of the page and added my date.
Thanks so much for joining me today and every post for the last three months! I hope you will follow me on Instagram @colebys1981 for more projects and inspiration! Thank you again Gia and best of luck, many thanks and lots of love!!
Hi friends, it's Theresa here! This week is Story Focus on the Clique Kits blog, and I wanted to share with you a layout that actually uses product to tell its story. This is the layout I am sharing today. I am using the April Winter Park kit and have chosen the die cut ephemera and printables sheet to help tell the story of this layout.
Let me tell you about how this layout evolved! Back in 2015 we took a Spring Break trip to Savannah, GA, and St. Simons Island GA, and I had these adorable photos of our girls at the beach that week. I wanted to create a layout that tells the story of that visit, and all the sights, sounds, and the beauty of the southern states we experienced. My photos are specifically from the beach, but the die cut house from the Winter Park kit reminds me of the Antebellum homes in Savannah.
The photos had been printed at a smaller size, 2x3, so I decided to pull all tags from the kit and any other die cuts that were close to that size to use on the layout. Sometimes the best way to display smaller embellishments is in a grid, and so that is what I did here. Even though there is lots to see on the page, the grid keeps everything orderly.
I fit each of the photos, die cuts, and tags almost like a puzzle into the design of the layout, and then each piece becomes like a home base for other little bits and bobs. I've layered stickers, alphabet, and flair onto each piece. Some of the embellishments I have sewn down using my machine, to add a bit of texture to the layout.
I love repeating elements in my layouts, and since I had sewn some of the tags, I also gave them bows using a really thick, rough twine I had on hand.
All of these layers and textures and colors remind me so much of Savannah and St. Simons Island. Notice how I've allowed several elements to "fall off" the page on the top, bottom, and right hand side. This is part of the visual flow of the page where the elements of the layout extend beyond the edges and become part of the background itself.
There is so much to see and experience on this layout, just like in Savannah. I love how product can carry the feelings from a place right onto the layout.
It was such fun sharing this layout with you! I hope you have been inspired to use products on your layout to tell your story as well!