Hi friends, Theresa here with my first process video for you as part of the Clique Kits Creative Team! I am so excited to join this team and have a super fun travelers notebook layout to share with you. Lately I was wondering when my irises might bloom by my mailbox, and so I looked back at last year's photos. These were taken in August of last year, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to document them. You can see my process for creating these pages below.
Freckled Fawn Travelers Notebook Binder Album
Sampler Kit | Here Comes the Sun by Pretty Little Studio
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. For my Inspired By... layout I chose a prompt from the May challenges: Kintsugi. It's a Japanese word, it means Repaired with gold, shining in my broken places. I have tough days in the last couple of weeks, I am overwhelmed, feeling my brokenness a lot. I just hope that after this periode I am going to realise that my wounds were repaired with something special like gold, as I experienced it in the past.
For my layout I chose a photo of my birthday party and the Dawn Blooms Base Kit. This kit has several beautiful patterned papers and die cuts from the watercolour collection of Prima Marketing.
First I cut out a base of the In the Water Garden patterned paper - it has such beautiful gold accents!
I got out a white cardstock, drew with a pencil the outline of the patterned paper, and started to make a watercoloured background using two Catherine Pooler ink pads. I used the colours Serenade and Sweet Sixteen.
The Dawn Blooms Base Kit includes a beautiful gold mirror cardstock, I cut some branches with some older Tim Holtz dies from it. I fussy cut a floral element from the leftover of the In The Water Garden patterned paper, and added the gold branches and some flower die cuts under the patterned paper. The die cuts are from the Ephemera 2 Floral Watercolor and Ephemera 3 Floral Watercolor die cut packs.
I also added some die cut around my photo from the Ephemera 1 Floral Watercolor pack, which you can find in the Dawn Blooms Base Kit.
I found the very same floral elements among the die cuts, so I decided to glue them with foam adhesive to the patterned paper in order to give the layout more dimension.
Finally I added my journalling on a self-made tag, and added some floral die cuts to it from the Ephemera 2 Floral Watercolor and Ephemera 3 Floral Watercolor die cut packs.
I added some sequins from the Loveland Sequin and Shaker Mix pack, two gold glitter resin heart stickers from the Garden Party collection of Maggie Holmes, which you can find in the Dawn Blooms Base Kit.
I hope I could inspire you to get creative with the beautiful Dawn Blooms Base Kit! Get it from the Clique International shop, and show us what you've created in our Facebook group!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I hope you are all doing great. For me, things are going tough, but we'll over it, right?
In Hungary kids are in distance learning since March (just like last year), my daughter too. She has some online lessons, but many tasks have to be done after that. Alone, because we work (from home, but can't sit next to her all the time). And she masters it so well! We are sooo proud of her! Of course I had to scrap this memory of her second school year.
For my layout I used the Les Jardins Base Kit, which is a great mix of Maggie Holmes' Garden Party and Jen Hadfield Reaching Out collections. I cut the Choose Happy cut file of CUT to YOU, and backed the letters with the Hello You patterned paper of the Reaching Out collection.
I wanted to use a white chardstock as a base, so I used some gesso and then started to paint the background. I used my Catherine Pooler ink pads for watercoloring, they are really great for that technique! I used the colours Chiffon, Sauna, Catching Rays and Bellini, this last one can be found in the Unicorn Kit.
Then I started to mat my photo, I used some patterned papers from the Reaching Out collection: Reaching Out, Hello You. I cut out a rainbow stripe and also some cards from the Hello you paper, and glued them on the bottom of the cardstock,
Then I started to embellish the layout. I added some phrase ephemera cut outs from the Les Jardins Base Kit, and some icon ephemeras from the Budapest Add-on Kit.
I really like how these little pieces add to a layout. I also added an epoxy flair from Scrapping Happy studio which was in the Les Jardins Base Kit.
Finally I added an alphabeth pin from the Budapest Add-On kit.
I hope I could inspire you to use your Catherine Pooler inks as watercoulurs! Now go to the Clique International shop and get some of the new kits and add-ons!
Hi there, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout. This time I've chosen a Hungarian hit as an inspiration. The song "Neked írom a dalt..." is a song from 1975(!), and it's always been popular, but in these days of Lockdown it has got a new meaning. The song writer asked famous Hungarian singers to sing a line of the song - and they all did it, in their homes. From these small spots they made a new video clip.
And what is the song about? You can read the translated lyrics, if you are interested in, but briefly the song is written for anybody, who is doing his job, who is studying, "who do your job in the daylight (...) Heal people and teach children, And waiting for your dream in the evening when you are tired". Its new meaning is thanksgiving, a song for all medical workers, teachers, and everybody who is still working at home or at his workplace in the times of pandemic.
You probably all know, that there is a campaign, supporting the community healthcare heroes by displaying a heart on your door or window. I am only a teacher, working from home, teaching online and simultaneously coordinating the homeschooling tasks of my daughter. It is exacting... And I can't listen to this song without getting tears...
So I thought I deserve a heart. ALL OF US deserve a heart. For our work (let it be housework, studying or payed job), for our endurance, for our staying at home and flattening the curve. So this song and this layout is also FOR YOU <3
I cut the Floral Filled Heart 02 cut file of CUT to YOU from white smooth cardstock and backed it with the watercolour patterned paper from the Studio Forty So Beautiful Base Kit.
When I was ready I recognised that I made a mistake: I didn't left a border from that patterned paper, in order to use it as a frame for my layout. So Plan B: I got out my old border punch (thanks for the inspiration, Paige Evans!), and started to make punched stripes from the left overs.
I didn't need 12" long stripes as I was going to put that big cut heart in the middle. I glued cardboard on the back of the heart so it stands out from the background. I love playing with dimensions.
I also backed the photo, made tabs for the stickers and stamped a label for my journalling. It wasn't a 30 minutes layout, but I really like the result.