Hello to everyone at Clique Kits, a super excited Emma here sharing my first layout 'My Little Fishy' as Guest Designer for the month of January
From an early age my daughter Bea has loved the water so as soon as I saw the fish in the Cokoloko Souvenir collection I knew what I wanted to do. Furthermore, the blues of the collection matched perfectly the blue within the pool photo's.
To begin I coated my white cardstock with gesso, then using the packaging technique, Altenew ink cubes & water I created my mixed media background. Next I tore 2 strips of patterned paper & adhered it to my background, machine stitched in blue thread along the straight edge therefore creating an anchor for the rest of my layout.
Then I mounted my 3 photo's using tissue paper, patterned paper & tags from the kit, & staggered their placement along my torn strips, adhering them using foam tape. I also added my title on top of my photos using the American Crafts Heidi Thickers.
Now for the fun bit (well for some of us), fussy cutting! Using all my fussy cut foliage & fishes plus nests of cotton in the same colour of the machine stitched lines I created areas of embellishment throughout my layout.
To finish I added my journaling & lots of sequins to add some sparkle to my layout, I like that they kind of look like bubbles, very pretty, shiny bubbles. Can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating this layout & I hope it will inspire you to get crafting!
Products used in this layout in the Clique Kits shop.