Hello Clique Friends It's Valeska here today with a new project. Hope everything is well and thank you for passing by to check some news and get inspired. I have to tell you that I've been inspired by Sue Schubert, a very special The Clique follower and my layout is a scrap lift of hers. Sue submitted her Summer layout for the July Challenge and won! Well, my layout is not a summer one, but she inspired me in many ways. First of all, I was caught by her amazing watercolor background and the layers of papers and die cuts she used behind the photo. Here is Sue´s layout:
And here is mine:
I started my layout doing the watercolor background using colors that match with the papers I choose to document that day. This collection is Nordica from Studio Forty. I also made some splashes with the same paint which gives me the sensation of snowing.
I cut some flowers and leaves, distressed the edges of some cards to make the layers and add more volume and height to my photo, which was in the center of the layout just like Sue's. I used chipboards stickers from the collection, stickers and also dots 3D stickers.
Finally, I added an acrylic word (Gather) by Elle's Studio with foam squares stickers. I absolutely loved this detail.
Hope you enjoy it and I really want to thank Sue to her beautiful inspiration. If you have any doubts or comments, just let me know. I would love to hear and help. Wonderful Holidays for everyone. Valeska
Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is keeping themselves as safe as they possibly can. Today I am sharing a layout I created using Roberta Ciccarelli's "Famiglia" layout as my inspiration. I spotted this layout in the Clique Group a few weeks ago and couldn't stop looking at the layout! The background just pulled me right in. And the color combination is very bright and bold. I loved that Roberta used the paper with the trees in the background. It's not a paper I would use, but I love it!!
You can see more of her beautiful work via FaceBook. Click here to get inspired! Thank you Roberta for allowing me to lift your layout! We love seeing your work in the group and we appreciate your support!
To begin, I looked through my papers for a patterned paper that I would not use... While I love the patterned, I probably would have ignored this paper because it's a bit different... But if you look closely, there are some really cool patterns in the background... layered brinks, candles, windows... neat! For this layout, I am using the Urban Legend Kit. The colors and patterns are sooooo different and I'm really liking it!
I used the word "Love a few times". The die cuts are soooo pretty. I stapled the vellum directly onto the layout and then used a foam square to pop up the blue speech bubble with the heart. Then I added a little journaling in the corner.
Sometimes, you don't need to include a great deal of journaling... especially if you're using word dies, stickers and papers. This layout has just the right amount of story telling.
What do you think? Are you ready to go through your paper stash and use up those papers? This kit is still available in the shop. Grab it here, while it's still available.
Thank you so much for visiting today! If you're looking for more inspiration, please join us on FaceBook in our Clique Group. We would love to have you!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you are all doing well! For my post for today I had a special task, I had to scraplift a layout of one of our followers. Well, I chose a layout of @scrapperinlove, which she made for our October challenge. I love the background and the painted leaves Rossana Lapalombella made, so I thought I give it a try. So here is Rossana's layout:
And here is mine:
First I used clear gesso on a white cardstock, then after drying I used some watercolours to paint the background. I tried to paint with softer colours, just like Rossana did, altough I wanted to add some red too.
While I let it dry, I handpainted some candy canes and cut them out. I also played with watercolours on a sheet of white cardstock and when it was try, I cut some stars with my 3D star dies set, and pine branches with my Sizzix.
I also cut some stars from the 6x8 patterned paper pad of the Mistletoe kit. Because I missed colours, I matted my photo with some patterned papers.
Then I started to make my layout. I added to photo in the middle, I glued a heavy cardstock underneath to add some dimension to it. I added the branches, the stars and the self-made candy cane cut outs around the photo.
Finally I added my title in the bottom right corner. I used a title sticker from the Simple Stories, and added a candy cane shaker sticker from the Mistletoe Trims Add-on Kit. What do you think about my scraplift? I am not quite sure whether I like my version. It was far out of my comfort zone, that is for sure! ;-)
Hi crafty friends! Rita here today with a new scpralift for our "My kinda people" blog post category where we introduce you to our fellow The Clique members and scraplift one of their layouts shared in our group. The layout I chose for my project is by Roberta Ciccarelli. She posted it as contribution for the August Mood Board Challenge. I really loved how she used mixed media and the overall composition, so I asked her if she would be ok with me scraplifting and introducing her. She even wrote some words for the blog, so here we go: "I am Roberta, a super happy wife and mom from Italy. I love photos, colors and everything that arouses positive emotions. I discovered scrapbooking by accident, it immediately entered my heart and now I will not leave it anymore." If you want to check out more of Roberta's projects, you can do it on Facebook. Here's the link to her page: www.facebook.com/VoceScrap-114683079917628
For my layout I used the super cute Junior Sampler Kit "Field Notes" by Rosie's Studio which is available in the Clique International Shop. It features so many goodies - papers, die cuts, cute stickers and on top of that: stamps! I really wanted to use bits of everything, it was just all too cute.
First I prepared my background using watercolors and a yellow Dina Wakley Gloss Spray to make some splashes. After that I used the leaves dies from The Stamp Market to create paper leaves and backed the photos with patterned paper and the leftover cut out paper strips from the dies. The photos show my son having fun with all the leaves. It was really hilarious. He had so much fun throwing them up and I had so many problems making decent photos because he was moving so fast. (This is what I wrote on the layout it german by the way.) Anyways, I think it is obvious what he's doing, but the leaves are so so blurry on the photos. That's why I loved the idea to create additional paper leaves and arrange them in a way so it would look like he's throwing them up in the air.
I really love that a stamp set is part of the kit. It's so unique and especially suitable for childrens layouts. The gnomes are adorable and the mini leaves and flowers are perfect details on the page. Also, hedgehogs!!!! Really, you have to check out this cute kit! LOL
Apart from the vertical arrangement of the photos I really wanted to incorporate some stripes. Therefore I used a striped paper from the kit and painted some with watercolor. For the final touch I added stamped leaves and flowers. And of course the gnomes and mushrooms! So sweet! But let's take a final look at the whole layout:
I guess you can tell that I adore this adorable kit. Thanks so much Roberta for sharing her amazing layout in our Facebook group "The Clique". If you want to be featured here on the blog and get scraplifted by one of the Design Team members, don't hesitate to share your work in our Facebook group. We always appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here today and I'm so excited to share my latest project with you. It's a very special occasion! I scraplifted a layout of one of our lovely "The Clique" members for our blog posting category "my kinda people" and I can't wait to show and tell. I love the Clique community, because everyone is welcome and we support and encourage each other. To celebrate this we also want to give some shout-outs to our Clique members. Today it's my turn and I decided to scraplift the fabulous layout by Hajnal Suhai which she has posted in May for the INSD challenge at "The Clique".
Isn't it beautiful? I loved the composition of it right away and had an idea for my layout instantly. But before I show you my (boy) "version", I want to introduce Hajnal. She's not only super kind but also has a beautiful Instagram feed, you can find it here: https://www.instagram.com/hajnal_s_kreativwelt/ - After I had asked her to introduce herself and tell us how she discovered scrapbooking, she wrote this for the blog:
"Hi everyone! My name is Hajnal. I live in Germany and my husband and I share our life between Heidelberg, the Balaton Lake in Hungary, in the marvellous village Tihany and from time to time in Transylvania( my birth place ). Therefore, our life is sometimes full of adventure. In Tihany, being surrounded by nature gives me an endless source of creative inspiration. Having relatives and friends in these countries, four years ago I have decided to make and send my own handmade Christmas cards for them. I enjoyed the making process very much and I started to watch cardmaking tutorials on the internet. Step by step, I came in contact with the scrapbooking. These days I make more layouts but cardmaking and the album making is still in my heart. I think, I can describe my style with a couple of words: keep it simple and soft, add some flowers and hand stitch a little. "
Thank you so much, Hajnal! Make sure to check out Hajnal's feed and her amazing projects!
While Hajnal's layout is dominated by shades of orange and pink, I mostly used bluish colors. This is probably the biggest difference. I focused more on the composition than the colors. Everything (well, apart from the yellow enamel dots) I needed for this layout was part of the Mermaid Hair Kit. It features the Vitamin Sea collection by Fancy Pants Designs. You can find the paper pads here (12x12'') and here (6x8''). I've already used some elements in my Art Journaling project and my July Moodboard Challenge project. Go check them out if you haven't already! This time I wanted to use more of the patterned papers which is very unusual for me. But I wanted a patterned background, so I made the most out of it! lol I used three different patterned papers - Seahabilitation, Happy Stripes and the Cut Apart Paper.
Instead of florals I used the chipboard and ephemera pieces from the kit and some palm leave dies (these ones are from We R Memory Keepers/Heidi Swapp). Let's take a look at the full layout:
While Hajnal's layout is elegant and soft, mine is a little more graphic and bold, maybe it turned out this way because it's a boys layout? Or maybe the design of the "Vitamin Sea" collection lead the way... Who knows... Any way, I love it and I hope my son will appreciate this one aswell. I hope you feel inspired to get crafty today. Don't forget to visit us over at "The Clique". We'd love to see you there! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi there, it is Piroska here today and this is my very first post at Clique International. I am very grateful to Gia who invited me to join this team of amazingly talented crafters! I hope to be able to inspire you with my works. For the first time I got an interesting task to fulfill: I had to scraplift a layout of one of the followers of Clique International. I chose Kim Allen and her layout made for the challenge of Marcia Dehn-Nix last month. Kim's layout is bright and colourful, and I really loved the idea of the triangle composition. But before I show you my scraplift, let me introduce you Kim who was ready to answer some questions:
Q: Kim, I've just seen in the Clique International Facebook Group that you make many layouts. Why do you love scrapbooking? A:I started scrapbooking when attending a creative memories show done by a friend. I started just because I wanted to support her. Fast forward 20 + years later, I have fallen in love with this hobby. I love that there are NO rules for scrapbooking. I can create whatever makes my heart happy and that is OK. I have just started to dabble in mixed media pages and I am really loving the effects of all the different mediums on my pages.
Q: Why do you love Clique International? A: I found Clique Kits a few months after it started and I have been a fan since day 1. I love that the kits are such a variety of different companies put into the most amazing kits. I have been introduced some of the most amazing manufactures and independent companies. I LOVE that there are kits to introduce me to new techniques or different holiday kits. I really LOVE that there are so many choices at Clique kits and you can mix and match to your hearts content. - Thank you, Kim, I am so happy to get to know you a little better :-) Here is Kim's layout:
And here is my scraplift:
As I have mentioned before, I was inspired by the triangle design of Kim’s layout. I chose the Design Team announcement photo and paired it with the beautiful So Romantic Base Kit which you can now pre-order in the shop. It has so beautiful colours, and I love the floral paper so much, I had to fussy-cut some of the flowers.
I cut the Floral Heart Frame 1 cut file of CUT to YOU from smooth white cardstock - I didn't want to paint a rainbow, but wanted to keep the heart from Kim's layout as an element.
I got my Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Pastel Dream watercolours and painted a background for the photo, the cut heart and my title as well. As a base I used Florence Watercolor paper so I didn't need to use gesso.
I backed my photo with patterned papers of the collection, and started to arrange the fussy cut flowers. I only glued them on one side so that they can be lifted up from the background paper. I also added adhesive foam to some of them, and used the stickers of the collection to get dimensions.
Finally I added some more stickers, chipboards to the layout.
It was so fun to scraplift Kim's layout! I'm rarely paint on my layouts but it was so good to get out of my controll zone. Thanks, Kim! :-)
Hey Everybody! Gia here! Today I am sharing a 12 x 12 layout I made with both of the November kits: Cornucopia. This month's kits surprised me because I thought I knew what they contained but when I opened the package and actually saw all of the components together for both the main and travelers notebook kits it blew my mind how much I loved them.
I have had a layout on my scrapbooking Pinterest board by one of my current favorite designers...Steffi Reid from Germany who blogs at Scrap Sweet Scrap-- and I finally had the right photo and right papers to do justice to scraplifting her beautiful layout. After showing you my layout, I will also share Steffi's layout and you can read more about hers here.
Here is my version of the layout. I adapted it to a 12 x 12 format even though the original was an 8 1/2 x 11. I loved the idea of the papers radiating out from a central round embellishment and the one in the November Main kit was exactly what I needed!
Here is a closeup and you can see how the papers and embellishments from both the main and TN kits- even though from completely different collections and manufacturers work perfectly together! I also adore the exclusive flair that were included in the main kit.
I had some sequins from the April release on hand and found that the colors worked perfectly with these kits also. If you have these or love sequins like I do, you can still pick these up in the CK shop to use with your November kit! Now here is the original layout I lifted for comparison:
Isn't her layout gorgeous? Remember there is absolutely no shame in lifting someone's layout design if it inspires you because no two people have the same exact photos or memories, so it is bound to come out all your own. Thanks for stopping by today!