"Hello Clique Friends!
It's Isa today on the blog and I want to present you a new layout that I have made experimenting with tons of things that I had at home and wonderful products from the Clique Kits shop.
First of all, for this layout I used as a base 12x12 precision white paper that you can find on the shop here. And then I played with the collection of my friend Mima Molina "Love on Top".
What I have done first for this layout is to create the background. I love splatters so I have in my scraproom prepared several pots of acrylic paint (mostly black) mixed with water so I can start playing with the background of my layouts. As the base paper that I used is very thick I did not add any gesso before putting the paint in the first place. Once I have the black base of paint, what I do then is to add some drops of paint of different colors that are included in the colors of the papers of the collection I am going to use. I always try to combine these elements so everything is in good tune.
Once prepared the first splatters, I decided to play also with other elements. I used a stencil that you can find in the "Find me" kit here with some modelling paste to give more volumen to the elements of the background. I also added the stamp that is included int his kit to add diferent elemetns. I stamped the rainbow in black and grey with eome amazing inks you can find on the shop too.
As you can see here, creating a background has different phases, but it is so fun to dirty your hands and play with different elements! I really recommend you to do it without thinking and enjoying the process. The result will be amazing for sure!!
Once everything is dry I added more pink to the background as I consider that it is a bit dark and the papers are quite colorful to have such a blackish background.
The procedure I have followed is the same as with the black acrylic paint. I have mixed it with water and then I have splattered without thinking on the paper. And I have enjoyed it so much! Then to add more details to the background I have taken a black pen and I have added some details in one corner of the layout and some dots where I included all the paint in the first place.
Meanwhile this is getting dry I have prepared a cluster of layers with cloth, papers, tags and my sewing machine!
I added also some butterfiles that are in the papers, flowers, black thread (as it appears also on the papers) and buttons. I hope you like it!
As a title I have used some thickers that I had from past kits, you can take profit of everything! And I have included some words that are included in the papers of collection Love on Top. Here you can see the complete layout. I hope you like it! The picture was taken after I made a photoshoot to change my images in social networks, it was such a beautiful day that I wanted to take thousands of pics! I hope you like it!
I hope to be back soon with new inspirations with all the new things coming to the scrapbook universe! Take care!
Lots of love,
Welcom to Cliquekits blog today! So happy to see you!
For this layout I used the Urban Base kit full of Heidi Swapp products! I love the beautiful elements in this kit like the holographic silver alphas.
I started the mixed media background with distress oxide used the color "Hickory Smoke" I applied the ink with a clear shape background stamp and made some splatters with my brush.
I'll show you in this blog how I made the paper flower. See above. I punched out some petals from cotton paper. I colored the edges with distress oxide the color I used is "worn lipstick"Only the center of the flower I color completely. I spray the branches with a lime green ink spray. I give the edges an extra color with distress oxide " Forest moss".
I gently curl up the edges of te flower petals to give more dimension to the flower.
Once I have all the flower petals curled I use tacky glue to glue them together. I take some pink acrylic ink and make splatters on the flower for on the green leaves I use green acrylic ink.
I'ts time to decorate my scrapbook page. I place the flower between the die-cuts below the photo.
I cut out a heart from cardboard to make a look-through. I punched out leaves, hearts and twigs that
I use as additional decorations on my page. I picked out some Heidi Swapp die-cuts and gave them a spot as well.
I punched out small circles and colored the edges with distress oxide and placed them on my page with 3D tape. I used the holographic alphabet as part of the title.
I tried to make a soft and romantic page with the beautiful Urban base kit from Cliquekits.
I hope you got some great ideas and see you next time on Cliquekkits blog!
Have a lovely day!
Hi friends! Nicole here and today I have another layout to share with you using the April "Full Bloom" Main kit as well as a few of the April add ons. I'm also featuring some mixed media on my background using a few spray mists from my stash!
I love all of the bright colors in this months kit! For this project, I chose to use the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh paper and cut a large section of it out. I wanted the piece that had all of the color blocks so I can coordinate the colors with the flowers. The flowers that I used on today's layout are a part of this months cut file! I cut a few different sizes out. I backed only the larger flowers with matching Vicki Boutin papers and kept the smaller ones just the shape itself.
For my background, I layered yellow, pink and teal spray mists with water to create all the colorful splatters.
I added in my title with the white alpha stickers from the main kit and also Vicki Boutin's Thickers. I also used two Elle's Studio tags to the left of my photo to coordinate with the black and white stripes of the background.
Lastly, I added the branding strip from that same 12x12 paper, another Elle's Studio tag and a small flower to the bottom of my page as well as my journaling. And for a final pop of color, I used the green thread included in the main kit to do a bit of accent stitching at the top of my page.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful!
Hi CK friends!
It's Jodie here with you today! Working with the January 2019 Heart Eyes kits that feature Paige Evans' Whimsical collection has really inspired me to try some techniques that Paige is known to use. Today the technique I'm trying is a rainbow themed spread.
I'm loving stitching on my projects so much at the moment and that's how I started off my background. I marked a point where the centre of my circular photo would sit, and then marked around the edge of my spread at 1" intervals. I drew a really light pencil line from the centre point to each mark around the edge and then stitched holes along those lines with my sewing machine (with no thread in it). I used an eraser to remove the pencil lines, and backstitched each line in embroidery thread to make up a 360 degree rainbow.
So yes the stitching took a while, but I put together a little pencil case with my layout, all my chosen threads and a needle and scissors and carted it around with me over a few days, and every time I had a few spare moments, like in my lunch break at work, or while my hubby was driving the car and I was in the passenger seat, I pulled it out and did a little bit more, and do you know what? It was completely finished before I knew it!
The next step was to add a little mixed media to my background with some watercolour splatters to match each colour of the rainbow. Each colour overlaps just a little bit and I love how they blend into each other.
I die cut a scalloped circle in white cardstock and my photo in a smaller regular circle. For some texture I chain stitched around the photo in white embroidery thread. The cluster to frame my photo stays true to the rainbow colours in that section of the spread, with blues at the top and greens to the lower left.
To finish up my spread I pulled a bunch of small pieces from the sticker book and rub on sheets in the kit. The phrase and stitching rub ons were placed directly onto my spread, and the butterflies were placed on some scrap white cardstock and fussy cut. Then it was easy peasy to place each little ephemera piece in its colour section.
I also used the Thankful cut file from the Clique Kits store for my title, cut it in white cardstock and heat embossed it twice with gold embossing powder. You might notice that this piece is missing some squiggly bits on each end. I really love them but if I had left them on this piece would have been too big for my page. So I used the eraser tool in Silhouette Studio to erase those parts before I sent the file to cut.
I hope I've inspired you to try a rainbow project today, and thanks so much for stopping by!
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!