Hello everyone! I hope you are all having an absolutely fabulous day wherever you are in the world! Today I have a layout I created using a Clique Kits sketch from a few months ago. I never got a chance to use it but when I saw that the May Riga kits had a lot of circular elements in it, I just knew I needed to use this sketch for my layout this week.
I ended up following this sketch pretty closely although I did rotate the circle section so that they were on the top half of my page rather than on the left hand side and I also made the circles cover more of the page. And although I stuck fairly closely to the sketch, remember that sketches are only for inspiration and to spark creativity. If you want to alter a sketch or go in a completely different direction, that is ok! Creativity has no limits and if you get a layout you love, then the purpose of the sketch has been fulfilled whether you followed it to a T or not!
To start my layout, I used one of the newer stamps in the shop from Prima called Messy. It is a gorgeous script font and is a steal at only $2! I created a circle stencil in a few different sizes with some leftover card stock pieces to stamp the font in a circle shape. I also machine stitched some wonky circles with black thread before layering circles of patterned paper I cut from the 6x6 papers in the TN kit. I then had a lot of fun splattering some slightly watered down black Dylusions Paint all over the page.
To make sure that the layout had some interest and dimension, I popped several of the patterned paper circles up with craft foam as well as my picture. This really made the layout come alive!
I then added a bunch of the circle embellishments (card stock stickers, leatherette stickers, ephemera) included in the TN kit and some of the exclusive add-on flair to the layout and popped up may of them on craft foam as well. My finishing touch was to sprinkle some of the puffy star stickers from The Mix Vol. 2 that are an add-on in the shop.
I hope you all enjoyed this layout. I had a blast making it and love the end result. For more details on how I made the layout, feel free to check out my process video here.
Have a fantastic day and I'll see everyone next week for a new mixed media layout!
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