Hello friends! It's Smitha here today with a quick gift tag idea to match the Holiday card we made last time! I'm using the Gansai Tambi Shimmery paints again here.
Start by cutting out tag shapes from either heavy cardstock or watercolor paper. Then using a little water, paint circle shapes on the center of the tag.
Paint the circles in a few different colors. I love this gem set of colors!
Next using a black marker or black pen add a line on top of the ornament
Add a quick squiggle for the ornament to hang with and then letter the words Happy Holidays!
I love how these shimmer with the light!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial friends! Wishing you all a happy holiday season!
Jodie here with you today with a classic black, white and gold card set.
One thing I love about a scrapbooking kit is the ability to pull different elements from it to create a totally different mood in your projects for the month. This card set is completely different to the bright and fun travellers notebook layout and the sweet mixed media style travellers notebook spread that I've created with the November Seneca Falls Main Kit already.
The main elements I've pulled from the kit for these cards are the Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart gold foil die cut specialty paper, the black and white floral paper, and the die cut wreath ephemera piece.
I also pulled some essentials from my stash, some white cardstock, black cardstock and a couple of dies.
For both cards I used the leafy circle cut file that is the special edition free cut file from the Clique Kits collaboration with Spiegelmom Scraps this week as part of my background.
For this card I cut the file in white cardstock on my Silhouette, then trimmed it to the same size as my card. Then I backed each of the leaves with the specialty paper, and adhered it to my card.
The November Clique Kits Colour Kit includes the absolutely gorgeous 'Grateful' stamp set from Avery Elle. To create my sentiment I've stamped the Grateful stamp on white cardstock, curving it a little bit so that it fits into the space left by the wreath once it is layered over the top of it.
I've also created a shaker pocket with some foam tape and sequins from my stash and some packaging from the kit, and layered the wreath from the ephemera pack (which I've turned upside down so it matches my theme for this project) over the top of that. Then I die cut a bow from the specialty paper and adhered it to the top of the wreath with some gold thread, and called this card done!
My second card is really clean and simple, but I love the contrast to it.
This time I used the same leafy circle cut file cut from white cardstock, and trimmed it down to half the card size, on the diagonal. I trimmed the black and white paper to be the other half of that diagonal, and edged it with some scalloped black cardstock.
I stamped the Thankful sentiment from the Avery Elle stamps onto a die cut circle that I popped up on foam tape, and added a few black splatters. I adore these scripty font sentiment stamps from Avery Elle and I can see me using them a lot in my projects. I was really impressed with how crisply they stamp on the page.
I die cut another bow from the specialty gold foil paper, slipped a paper clip over the die cut circle and adhered the bow.
I love the contrast of the black and white with the texture of the cut file and pops of gold in these cards.
Even if you didn't get a chance to check out the collaboration with Clique Kits and Spiegelmom Scraps this week, you can still pop by the Clique Facebook Group and grab this gorgeous free leafy cut file.
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Hello Lovelies! I have another fall layout to share with you today using my Seneca Falls kit. The temperatures are dropping so quickly and the leaves won't last much longer, but we can keep scrapping our fall photos as long as we wish!
There were two amazing products in the Clique Kits shop that inspired this layout: the How Beautiful Cut File and these gorgeous wood veneer from Noiscizma that were offered in the shop as well. All of these coordinate so well with the wood grain paper from the kit.
I began my layout with some quick and messy paint splatters on the background. While those were drying, I cut out some of the patterned papers from the kit and adhered those to the wood veneer flowers. I used Tombow liquid adhesive and covered the papers with a layer of the glue as well.
I wanted everything on the layout to contrast with the background, so I pulled the pink and black elements from the kit and I cut the cut file from pink card stock. The wood flowers add a beautiful look to the cut file!
My photo for this layout is from a recent hike we took around a lake near our home, called Salem Lake. The kids were off ahead of us and I have been taking note lately of how grown up they are now. No longer elementary school age, so much more independent, and of course all of these are good things and I am learning to let them go. I am so proud of them, of our family, and love being able to put all that onto a layout like this.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to use your Seneca Falls kit! See you again soon!
Hello my Sweets! Here is Réka again. Today I am sharing my latest layout with you using the lovely February 2018 Main Kit featuring the Crate Paper – Good Vibes collection.
This collection’s colors are just amazing. One of my favorite colors is the mint green from the Perfection paper. This color gave me the idea to paint my layout’s background with the same color.
I have used my Prima Marketing –Pastel Dreams watercolor palette to mix this color and I also added some gold shine from the Heidi Swapp Color Shine. My flat brush was the perfect tool for this purpose. I have bought this flat brush at the local crafty store and it is the first time I have used it and I have totally fallen in love with it. It is easy to use and the result is just stunning. I can’t wait to make more painting project. I also love this background’s brightness and shine.
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When I saw this cute pink bird from the ephemera pack I knew I would have liked to use it for a layout and the time has just come. I added it to the lower middle part of the layout and put my photo above.
Some fussy cut cactus also went on the layout together with this hexagon #1 fun tag. It was a funny moment and this tag represents this feeling.
The truth is, I am always in trouble with using the labels. I like them and I would like to use them, but somehow they never fit in my project. The ephemera pack contains this huge label with pink and red frame and I have decided to use it now as the base for my layout’ s title.
‘Együtt’ (together) was created with shine gold glitter letters which are another ones of my favorites from this kit. I love that the letter are different size and I could add more playfulness for the layout.
I would like to use more die cut but finally I have decided to create a simple but cute layout.
I’m happy that you were here and hope you are inspired to paint some cute layout background.
Aloha!! It's Hannah with you today. If your life is anything like mine, you have been really busy. In the thick of December, school projects, work parties, traffic jams and all that stress requires some special time in your scrap room. That is definitely how I have been coping with all the chaos of life. The busier things get the messier I like it on my pages.
Today I am using both the Main Lemonade Kit and the Traveler's Notebook Lemonade Kit. These kits work together so well I couldn't help but put them together and get more layouts and projects out of them. Before I add all the pretty papers and all the cute embellishments layered on my layout I am gonna talk you through how I like to create my own background paper.
I started off with my choice of smooth white card stock. I like the thickness of smooth card stock and how it holds up to the many different kinds of mixed media I like to use. This time I decided against using gesso. Gesso is a primer that you can use before adding any kind of liquid media. It helps less of the liquid soak into the background you are adding it too. If you add it to paper, it will help less of the liquid in the media will soak up into the paper and helping it not warp as much. It will make the media dry differently because it sits on top of the gesso and paper.
I choose to not add gesso because I also find that sometimes the gesso itself will make the paper warp. In times when I think I won't be using a ton of media or media that is not really liquid, like acrylic paint I find it isn't as necessary. This is purely a personal choice and if you love to add mixed media to your projects playing around with gesso and without gesso is a must. This will help you figure out what your personal preference is especially with the brands and products you enjoy using.
For this layout I am using mainly acrylic paint and some glitter liquid ink from my mixed media stash.
I added and mixed green, yellow and white acrylic paint in a paint dauber. Once I played around with the mix of colors, by adding more green and more white I got a fun mint/aqua color. I also added a few squirts of acrylic airbrush medium. This liquid will help thin my paint and help it not separate and be easier to spread through the dauber. I used the dauber straight down on the layout and splatted it on the paper in random spots. I love the way the liquid paint splats and sprays out onto the background and leave lots of little streaks of paint across the white background. This is messy but a controllable mess, I like when I can control where my mess can go.
After I used the dauber I just dropped my liquid gold glitter ink straight from it's bottle onto the page. I am a big fan of watercolor splatters of any kind on layouts. You don't need much of it to make a huge impact. The higher you hold up the paint brush or bottle of liquid from the layout the bigger the drops will be. I wanted my drops to be a little smaller than my dauber spats. The glittery and shiny gold against the mint really adds contrast on the background.
I still felt like it needed something else. I could have stopped, and called it good. This is something I have just learned from my own playing around with mixed media. How much I like on my pages, how much media I use until I feel the background is complete. I think each project and layout is different but playing around is really the only good way for you to know what you prefer and the look you want to go with. Since I wanted this white card stock to look like a patterned background, I knew it needed another layer or so. I find mixing patterns, shapes and sizes helps create an appealing design. These layers can really work together if you do it right.
For this background I decided I wanted black stripe. I used a paint brush to apply acrylic black paint. I didn't want my lines to straight and perfect so I just added them from the bottom to the top of the layout. I started with a thinner line at the bottom and getting a little thicker as I went to the top. I decided not to draw over the splatters and splats so I didn't cover up the texture you see with those splatters and splats. I also like the way this skip adds extra white space and breathing room on the background.
For the last bit of mixed media on the actual background I used thinned navy/black acrylic paint in a fine line bottle to doodle circles near the splatters and splats. I left some of the circles open in the middle and fill some in. Because the paint is in a fine line bottle and thinned out it is really easy to control and doodle with, but when it dries it still adds a little dimension on the background. The circle design also repeats off of the splatters and splats and creates a really design that is unique but has a bit of structure.
Creating my own backgrounds allows me to play with something messy, and play the stress of the week away . It also allows me to add a little bit more of me on the layouts that I make. Being creative and playing with media is my way of leaving a bit of me on my layouts and spreads for my family. When we make layouts for our families we use words but we also leave and tell more of a story with the way we arrange things on our pages. I really hope to encourage you to think about the things you do on your layouts and projects and what it tells to your family about you the creator. Do the things you love and use the things you love on the layouts you create so your family can really get to know you creatively and with the words you do leave on the spreads you make. Use your strengths to help tell your stories.
I used some copper acrylic paint on this big chipboard words to match the copper on the stickers and die cuts from the kits. I layered this word with the die cuts and Paige Evans wood shapes. I think nestling embellishments together in clusters really leaves a big impact. Each shape peeking out a bit and creates shadows.
To back the white card stock with the mixed media on it I added a 12x12 patterned paper with a small dot pattern slightly askew. I know this will make it difficult when adding it to my page protector, but I really like the way these two patterns look hanging off of each other. I like the imperfect look it creates. I added some stitching with my sewing machine to the top and side connecting the two papers.
I used a 3x4 sized photo with a few patterned papers from the main kit. I added the photo near the bottom of the layout. I used the stripes on the background as a shelf for the photo. This helps the photo feel more grounded. In the layers I also added a glassine bag filled with some sequins and some die cuts sticking out the top of the bag. I wanted the sheen of the bag to feel a little like the snow in my photo.
I let the embellishment clutters trickle down the layout. The first main cluster is up at the top of the layout. I added a couple of die cuts layered with some wood pieces and stickers near the cluster. I added some copper paint to parts of the wood pieces too.
I will later added the journalling in the stripes before I add my layout to my album. This is a picture of the first major snow my kids have seen. The look on my son's face is priceless as he steps out into the snow for the first time. He is beaming to play in this magical thing called snow. I love that I can remember this moment forever by just looking at this photo. This is really the final nail for way I scrapbook. To remember these faces and moments, because my kiddos will grow up, they will move away from home and I will get older and that smile will fade from my mind's eye but this photo will last and I can see that cute big grin again.
Thanks for joining me today and playing with some mixed media to create a background. I hope you play and share what you are creating with your lemonade kit on our Facebook group or on Instagram. Use the hashtag #click_connect_create.
I will see you around, and if I don't have a post before Christmas I wish you a very special and crafty holiday season!!
Hello everyone! This is my last blog post in 2017 and I would like to say thank you all so much for the love and support.
Today I have a new layout to share with you that was really fun to put together.
When I saw the very pretty “wonderful” die-cut shape from the Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Copper Foil Ephemera Pack I knew I would like to use it for the Christmas theme layout. So the today’s layout was to built around this title.
The first thing I did was paint a pinewood on a white cardstock and after I have cut it out and adhered to the other white cardstock to create a little dimension for it.
Than I have edited the JOY title with the Silhouette software and after I have cut it out from the Dear Lizzy: Stargazer - Woodland Wonder paper. This pink striped patterned paper is really lovely and I could use for this Christmas theme layout. I have added them with 3D foam tape to it.
I have placed the “wonderful” die-cut shape under the JOY title and I have created the “time of the year” title from the black alphabet stickers sheet to the bottom of the pinewood. I have write “the most” words with my hand between the JOY and “wonderful” words.
I have also added some wood veneer from the Paige Evans: Turn the Page collection.
In the end I added pink machine stitching around my page and dropped some mists using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.
And done! I really like how it turned out.
The today’s layout message is : JOY the most wonderful time of the year.
I hope you are inspired to create a Christmas page. Thanks for joining me today, Merry Christmas! Réka