Ciao bella! Gia here excited to invite you to travel with Clique International to Italy where we found another amazing company in the business of designing and selling paper crafting products! Introducing Creative Studio, which is the featured brand on two of our most interesting International Series February release kits! "My Brilliant Friend" Kit combines papers from a number of different collections. It is named after a series of novels by Italian author Elena Ferrante which has been made into a series on HBO. (Season 2 starts in March!) Italy is a beautiful country with magnificent land and seascapes and since I have Italian-American ancestry it has a special place in my heart! The Lila and Elena Add on Kit is a bundle of more embellishments to stretch your kit even further. Make sure you place your order for these kits soon as they are selling out fast! I jumped in and used both kits to start to scrapbook some old photos I have of me back in 1994 when I was traveling through Europe by rail and spent some really memorable days in Italian cities like Florence, Pisa, Venice, Milan, and others.
For my background I used a craft knife to hand cut out parts of the watercolor floral frame paper and layered it over another paper so that the sky blue and floral pattern show through and add depth. I built up even more dimension by layering some die cut floral parts from the Aquarius die cut package around the framework. I messy machine stitched my title pieces to the layout with some black thread. In English it translates to "Florence" and "Follow your Dreams." Here are some additional close ups.
The only item in the kit that is not from Creative Studio are the little butterflies made from recycled newspaper. I love the acrylic embellishments in the add-on kit. They are kind of like frosted shrinky-dinks and I love that they are dimensional but not too thick.
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