Hi friends, it's Theresa here! I've been thinking about the New Year lately, and with that comes the usual resolutions, setting goals, that kind of thing. I'm not a resolutions kind of person, but I do like to create art as mediation, and today I've created an art collage piece to think about the kind of energy I want to bring into this New Year! Come create with me, using the Alchemy Kit, you can follow along with my process below.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you've been inspired to think about your creative life going into the New Year. Sadly the Alchemy kit is sold out, but there is a new kit available on pre-order that would give a similar look and feel:
Ice and Fire Kit Pre-order
The stamp set is available here:
Empowered Women Stamp Set
Hi Friends, Theresa here with an art journal layout to share with you! I was so excited to see the lovely Tehuana kit featuring Frida Kahlo, who is one of the most inspiring artists and I couldn't wait to make my own page with it. I hope you are inspired by this layout, and will have fun creating something for yourself - there is one caveat though. I've begun my page with an abandoned background, and I hope you will be inspired to go back to one of your abandoned layouts, if you have one, and pick up where you left off. Follow along with my process video below!
Thank you so much for watching! You can purchase many of the products I've used in our shop through the following links:
Clique Kits Tehuana Kit
Stamp Set by Hapi Little Fox called Pieces of Me
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Hello my creative friends! Theresa here with a fall themed Art Journal Collage for you. I'm working with the beautiful Chromatics Rainbow Sherbet kit and particularly wanted to play with these beautiful orange, yellow, and red tones. You can see my full process video right here!
You can purchase this gorgeous kit here:
Chromatics Rainbow Sherbet Sampler Kit
Have a crafty day!
Hi friends and welcome to a brand new process video with Theresa. I am working on a scrapbook layout from the past and playing with all the gorgeous products included in the Sunchaser Sampler Kit! This kit is perfect for documenting those pages that manage to melt summer into fall. You can see my full video here.
Now that you've been inspired, time to go grab this kit and create! You can purchase the Sunchaser kit here:
Heidi Swapp Sunchaser Sampler
Thanks so much for joining me today, see you again soon!
Hi friends, Theresa here with a summer-beach layout for you! I was inspired by this gorgeous Vicki Boutin patterned paper included in the Cape May Kit along with these delicious enamel dots from Fancy Pants. My main idea was to create a sunburst using those colorful dots, and this is how the layout progressed from there. You can follow along with my process right here!
Products used in this layout include Patterned Papers, Enamel Dots, Chipboard Circle, and Puffy Stickers from the Cape May Kit:
Clique Kits Seasonal Cape May Kit
Products from my stash:
Elle's Studio Celebrate Summer stamp set (no longer available)
Bazzill Card Stock in Rain (also no longer available)
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 Lovelies! Theresa here with a boy layout for you! I am using my January Heart Eyes kit, filled with Paige Evans Whimsical goodies, plus the Rainbow Cut File. Here is my layout.
I wanted to do some fun sequin work on this layout, so I thought it would be fun to create a sequin pocket from vellum for my background. The Rainbow Cut File gave me an opportunity to divide the vellum and place different sequins in the divided spaces. I cut the Rainbow twice, cut around with the vellum twice, and sandwiched the sequins in between using Tombow glue to adhere in between the card stock.
It was a lot of gluing, but the outcome is so fun! I layered the cut file on top of the navy patterned paper in the kit, and then added my photo underneath. I created my title using the gold title words and one of the die cuts in the kit.
My story for this layout is about our two boys, Nick and Addison. This photo was taken in the early days of our blended family, and even back then it was immediately apparent that these two are the absolute best of friends! They spent hours playing with their Star Wars light sabers!
I also used one of the labels to add a bit of journaling and the date. Then I added some of the gold branches from the foam titles around the layout, just to add a bit of sparkle to the layout.
I also added a bit of sequins around the embellishment clusters on the layout, just to spread the love around my page. And that is my layout for today! Thank you so much for joining me today!
Hello Lovelies and Happy New Year to you all! My favorite part of starting a new year is starting a brand new album for the new year. Today I thought I would share my Introduction layout for 2019 and also share some fun transparent elements I included in this layout using the January Heart Eyes kit!
I am sticking with the 12x12 pocket pages this year, and when I opened up the Heart Eyes kit I automatically loved the cut apart sheet that is part of the Paige Evans Whimsical collection, Paper 13. It had square frames that include adorable graphics from the collection and some inspiring quotes that I want to serve as a mantra for the New Year. Once I decided to use the square page protector, I printed a square photo to take up the middle four pockets in the layout. The photo is of my husband, me, and our dog simply taking a walk in our neighborhood on New Year's Day.
Those little squares are a bit smaller than the 3x3 pockets, so I decided to have them float in those pockets. This means the page has transparent elements, so this page became all about filling these pockets with fun, see-through embellishments. It can possibly be a bit scary to use transparent elements in our pockets, but I have worked with that in some really fun ways in this layout. I had a 12x12 transparency from American Crafts in my stash, so I cut it up into 3x3 squares to use as a base in the pockets I needed them. (Sometimes you can find those transparencies in AC Moore or Michaels, or order them online from Amazon.)
The challenge with using transparent elements is what to do with the back. My most important tip is to start with the front side and repeat what you did on the front, on the back. Allow each element to hide your adhesive. In the example above, I included the year, 2019, using some wood veneer numbers I had in my stash. I needed to adhere them to the transparency somehow, so I added some of the circle stickers from Fancy Pants that are included in the kit. Before adhering them down, I made sure I had a matching set for the back side of the pocket. Then I adhered the numbers using redline tape, making sure the tape doesn't show through the back! So fun!
Of course I want to channel lots of love into our lives this year, so I included a heart pocket. The ephemera pack had this really cute rainbow heart, so I matched it up with a smaller heart, and cut out two more to add to the back side. Notice how I used my Tiny Attacher to staple these elements to the transparency. Make the staples a part of the design of your card, since these might be a bit more challenging to conceal.
I also loved these clouds from the ephemera pack, so I designed a transparency card around them as well. The clouds to me represent a bit of rain to make love grow, but they are bright and colorful to also represent hope and a colorful life! Again, I cut around them using the patterned papers to make sure I had enough for front and back. I also attached these with staples, and I might possibly add a stamped sentiment to the yellow cloud on the back side later on. This is so much fun!
Of course no pocket page is complete without a fun sequin pocket, so I used my Fuse tool to seal in the sequins that were in the kit as well. This awesome mix from Spiegelmom Scraps pulls all the colors from the kit together so beautifully and makes it feel like a party in the pocket.
Here is a full look at the back side of the page, which is now set up for the first layout in January! For the back of the photo I simply added two squares of patterned paper and two squares for journaling. When I am ready to create this layout I can fill those in and it will already be half way completed! I hope this has been a fun tutorial on how to use transparent elements in your pocket pages. Have you had the chance to create with your Heart Eyes kit yet? Be sure to share with us, we would love to see!
Hello Lovelies! Theresa here with a Mixed Media Layout to share with you. I am working with the October Gather kit, which is filled with so much beautiful Pink Paislee products. Here is my layout for today.
I had a really beautiful photo of our daughter Emberlynn from 2013, playing on the playground. I loved the pop of pink in her shirt, and was also inspired by the outdoorsy feel of the photo. So I gathered a few supplies, such as a butterfly stencil, some paints and spray mists, and started.
I sprayed the card stock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine using the stencil to mask off just the butterflies. The stencil is also from Heidi Swapp. At first I was going to use the Distress Paint only on the butterflies as well, but the mister I was using was a bit sprinkly, so I sprinkled the darker color all around the page. In the end it was a happy accident, because I really love the way those splatters show!
Once the background was dry, I began layering the page. I was envisioning a window box with flowers inside, and her photo peeking from behind the flowers. The Clique Kits Shop has the Flower Field Cut File available so I cut that from two different patterned papers. First I adhered them along the bottom of the layout, and then I just kind of went crazy with them!
I also tucked some of the die cut embellishments within the flowers, and layered the photo on a few layers of patterned paper. To carry in the feeling of the window, I added the wood grain to the top and bottom of the layout as well.
You can see how pretty those paint splatters are just peeking out from behind all the layers! Here is one more look at my layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Have you been using your Gather Kit? We would love to see, so please share with us and use #cliquekits. See you again soon!
Hello Lovelies, Theresa here to share a layout I created using the October Sketch and my October Gather kit. This is our sketch this month!
This sketch is awesome, and features my favorite design trick: diagonal direction! I love the movement on this and it made it so quick to pull my layout together. This is the layout I am sharing with you today.
This was so amazing to create! I took a few liberties with the sketch, since I was working with fall themed papers in the kit. I picked up the Leafy Cut File in the Clique Kits shop and cut those with my Silhouette. I laid those out on plain white card stock and then painted dots. I have used several different paints: the DecoArt Rose Gold, the Folk Art Metallic Plum, and Golden Fluid Iron Oxide.
I was very deliberate with my paint dots and have used the ends of my brush in different sizes around the leaves. Of course you can use the bristles of your brush and create splatters as well. At this stage my leaves are rather sparse, so I waited for the paint to dry and then got ready to adhere everything into place.
I had so much fun adding these leaves and I have to admit I didn't know when to stop! I also painted the edges of some of the leaves, just to add a tiny bit of sparkle.
All these amazing layers just make me so happy! Once the leaves were all adhered, I added the dimensional flowers from the Pink Paislee kit as well, and then I had to decide what I wanted for my title. I took the alphabet stickers from the kit and painted them! Some of them I painted with Tim Holtz Distress in Seedless Preserves, and some I heat embossed gold.
My photo for this layout is from Natalie in 2013 when she was still in preschool! I had gone to visit her when they celebrated her birthday, and she was over the moon excited. I drew some basic lines and wrote my journaling about how full of life and energy she is. I pray every day that no one ever steals that joy from her!
I hope you are able to play with the sketch, and when you do be sure to share with us! Use #cliquekits so we can see! Thank you for joining me today!