Hello and Happy New Year's Eve to Everyone :-) It's Piroska here today on the Clique International blog, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas holiday and now you are ready to say goodbye to this ...(you name it) year. Let me show you a layout of our Christmas Eve, what was everything but not usual!
Because of the pandemic we couldn't meet my parents, so we celebrated 300 kilometers away from each other, and opened our presents while having a video chat. I have never ever had a Christmas when I did not see my parents... it was heartbreaking when I first realised that this is going to happen this Christmas... But then we decided to celebrate and enjoy it anyway, and had a holly jolly Christmas, no matter what! ;-)
For my layout I first cut the Holly Jolly Christmas cut file of CUT to YOU from white cardstock. I cut it large, because I wanted to use it as a highlight of my page and backed it with some patterned papers of the Mistletoe kit , featuring the Muérdago collection of Mintopia Studio.
For my background I used a white cardstock which I covered with clear gesso first. Then I started to use my Pastel Dreams Prima Confenctions Watercolors, painting with Lemonade, Rose and Sea Dream colours onto it. When it was dry I added some splashes with my Heidi Swapp Color Shine, I used Blush, Seafoam and Gold colours.
When everything was dry, I glued down the cut file on the link side, using heavy cardstock on the back to add some dimension to it. I added the photo on the right, and matted it on some patterned papers of the Muérdago collection.
I added some cut outs and puffy stickers for decoration, and some alphabeth stickers to continue the title. Last I added a self-made macramé Christmas tree for the Crossover challenge of Clique International.
Trying out new things is so much fun! I enjoyed making some macrame trees very much, I'm going to add some to my December Daily album too, it is very addicting ;-) And pairing unusal crafts with scrapbooking is awesome!
I hope you are going to have some creative time in 2021 too! We'll be here to inspire 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 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! :-)