I am so loving the June Kit Horizon.
To me it is all about summer and happiness!
So today our focus is water colours. As my photo of my girl was all about summer fun in the ocean I decided to keep it simple and use a mix of blue/green and applied to my white base card stock in a way it looked like the ocean. I also added some splatter of the same blue/green water colour mix. I allowed it to dry naturally (if you try and fasten the process with a heat gun or similar your page will buckle and bend) so my page would remain flat and finished off my background with some light splatters of black.
I used the main kit cut apart and used a 1 inch circle punch using the various colours and shapes. I wanted them to appear as if they were floating on my page, and to add pops of colour against my water colour background. I added a row of stitching to each to add texture. I did add the word 'Blessed' which was also from the main kit cut apart.
I then cut my title from the June CK exclusive cut files Summer Sentiments, Tropical Vibes being perfect for my layout. I have cut it in white cardstock which stands out against my water colour background effect. The small flowers are actually cut from the packaging of the Bella BLVD Island Escape (I always check packaging for extras I can use!) which I then tucked under my title as in the diagram.
I have used a 3x4 inch landscape photo matted on a 4x4 inch square of the Bella BLVD All People All Nations paper which I have added two rows of messy machine sewing. I finished this off adding the super gorgeous exclusive pineapple LOVE flair!
I chose one of the gorgeous Bella BLVD Island Escape die cuts. I have added machine sewing to the palm leaves and some NUVO drops to the centre of the flowers.
And there you have it one fun summer layout!
Thank you for stopping by today for a look and I will see you again soon.
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout using the June Horizon TN kit and watercolors from my stash. The TN kit had a lot of typewriter images so I decided to do a layout about my typewriter.
I decided to use the Crate Paper Oasis letter stamp with black archival ink to stamp lots of letters on the paper to make it look like they were falling and piling up. Once they were all stamped, I used some watercolors from my stash in the colors from the TN kit to color each letter.
As I had done a bit of a non-standard rainbow with the watercolors, I kept that theme going with the remainder of the layout. I used the black and white striped paper in the TN kit to anchor the page and then used a lot of the die cuts from the two ephemera packs to bridge the stamped letters and the striped paper.
As most of the embellishments were paper, I popped up quite a few of the die cuts with some craft foam to give the layout some dimension.
Overall this page turned out to be pretty simple for me but I like the end result. Here is a picture of the final layout.
I hope you have all enjoyed and are encouraged to play with watercolors yourself! Until next time!
Hello, lovelies, Theresa here with a lovely mixed media layout using watercolors today! Our product focus this week is a favorite of mine, and so I pulled some watercolors, a bit of water, and a giant brush to work with. Here is the layout I want to share with you.
Watercolors can be so incredibly satisfying to work with, all it takes is a willingness to let them do what they want to do on the page. Let the outcome be the outcome. Here I used a wide brush to create strips of color starting a bit beyond the center of the page. At first I made the stroke with wet paint, and then a second time with a very dry brush to create the brush strokes. When that was dry, I adhered the butterflies in the June Horizons kit following that line.
I had some beautiful photos of our daughters, Emberlynn and Natalie, from our recent trip to Savannah, GA. We were visiting the Children's Museum there, and this door invited us to see one of the spaces they rent out for events. The girls are so lovely there, framed by that gorgeous farm door!
I created my title using some of the Jillibean Soup alphabets that are in the Market shop. They coordinate beautifully with the other elements of the Horizon kit!
I created a very vertical title here, and used space in between the letters to add my journaling for the layout. I stamped a simple dotted line above each line using an old dotted line from my stash. Then I wrote a few sentences about how happy I am that these two will be friends for life.
I love the light, airy feel the butterflies give to this layout! They were my favorite product in the Horizon kit, to be sure, so I made a point to use them first. I did take them apart - they were the loveliest layers of gold and acrylic and silver, but they came apart fairly easy and I was able to peel the adhesive off. To attach them to my page, I simply added the tiniest strip of pop dots to each one.
I also added just the simplest of floral cluster on the right hand side of the layout, which is layered on top of a doily for a bit more texture. I also noted the who, where, and when underneath the photo. Here is another look at the layout.
Thank you so much for joining me today! This was such a fun layout to create and share with you. How are you using your Horizon kits this month? Be sure to tag us on Instagram! We would love to see!
Join us today as we share the projects we have made with the June 2018 Horizon Kits and celebrate the reveal of next month's kits... the beautiful Regatta kits!
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Now let's take a peek at what is coming in next month's kit! The July kit brings us so many fun things including the beautiful Poolside Collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
For this month's traveler notebook kit we have included things from Fancy Pants Designs, Carta Bella and Elle's Studio and of course some CK Exclusives designed by Cecily Moore and Lacey Gasper. Both kits coordinate perfectly. Used together or separately both kits are must haves!
You can find the complete kit listings here and here. For add ons, please check out the July Release in the CK shop.
Now get out there and get inspired because there are tons more where these came from! We love our subs and followers, and our community is growing every day. We are so thankful for you and hope you have fun!
It's me Nupur Patel.
with another memory to share.
Week of TROPICAL HUES
somedays you have to create your own sunshine
and paint the sky with hues of love and laughter.
admist the glittering sand and chaotic land.
Lets document one of the blissful week using the
super amazing full of fun and life
Bella Blvd - Island Escape and Illustrated faith collections.
The beautiful paper collection "Illustrated Faith - All people, all nations" by Bella Blvd
is sure to take you on a ride in the majestic magnificent land
and woo you with its striking color pallete and patterns.
Lets say Hello adding in some shimmer and some sparkle
to the wonderful tropical memories in making.
Love is all you need.
Wear the crown on your head,
splash some colors and paint your life
full of joy and laughter
The beautiful paint splashed paper from
Illustrated Faith - All people, all nations collection by Bella Blvd is calling out
for the wonderful tropical hues screaming out to paint thy lives
and Live it to the fullest.
Splash thy paint, play free
color memories and treasure them
You Only Live Once
Make the most of your opportunities.
Let the flowers bloom,
and fill your life with its memorable fragrance
reminding you of the wonderful tropical memories
The empheras from Island Escape by Bella Blvd are
a cherry on the top,
Highlighting the feel, setting the mood
on a roll you go.
Adding in the oomph factor with some
watercolour splash and sprinkle.
Let there be fun and laughter!
Smile a mile!
Enjoy and live
Always and Forever!
Keep documenting your memories,
Have an amazing week.
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Clique Kits - June "Horizon" kit
Clique Kits - May "Riga" kit
Bella Blvd: Island Escape - Ephemera
Bella Blvd: Island Escape - Moonlit Kisses
Bella Blvd : Illustrated Faith - All people, all nations - Hand in Hand
Bella Blvd : Illustrated Faith - All people, all nations - Hope
Pink Fresh Studio - Be You - Puffy emphera
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Hello! It's Heather Doolittle here with you to share a layout that I created using watercolors! I love watercolors so, so much. They're probably my art medium of choice! When thinking up ideas to use with watercolors, I thought that I hadn't hand painted a title in a while!
I hindsight, I probably would have done the "buddies" in uppercase letters instead of lowercase simply because it would have fit with the thickers part of the title better. I decided to go with my script-y title because hey-- not everything is going to be perfect! :) I also used some watercolors behind my photo using the packaging technique. I used a super bright yellow and I love how it stands out on the white background!
If you know me, you know that I LOVE patterned paper (I think I mention my love for paper in every single post...). I used little strips of paper to make a border around the edge of the layout. I love how this turned out! I just love all of the beautiful patterned papers in this month's Horizon kit!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my hand lettered, watercolored title on this layout! Would you use your handwriting to make a large title on your layout? I think you should try it! :)
Hello everyone, Jasmin here with another Layout using the June Horizon Kit.
As often as this month, I have never used my watercolors. That was so much fun.
I thought about it for a while and decided again to have a watercolor Background. I chose the colors pink and yellow. This fits perfectly with my picture. I love these Alpha stickers in this kit so much. and that's why I stuck it to the word Memories. I like the Effect.
I used some flowers, a butterfly, sequins and some word stickers. You can not see it so well on the photo, but I still use a heart stencil and acrylic gel. I did not have any structure paste anymore.
That's it. Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you enjoy it.
TGIF, am I right?!?! I'm back today sharing a layout focusing on a story using the June Horizon kits. I wanted to tell the story of my husband and I's travels in college and how those travels made us the people we are and built our relationship into what it is today. One of the papers in the main kit from Illustrated Faith's All People All Nations collection had the silhouete of the continents in the world and I figured what better paper to use about our travels!
I started by cutting out the globe cut file from the February 2017 kits but instead of cutting out the continents that are part of the cut file, I edited it in my Cricut software to just be a big circle where the globe part is. I then used gold acrylic payment from my stash to paint the stand of the globe and some teal acrylic paint also from my stash to paint the oceans on my globe. I then cut out the continents from the paper in the kit and glued them onto the globe cut file as best as I could. It is a little wonky but I like to just think it looks artistic! Once attached, I glued the entire globe shape onto a piece of white card so I could do some hand stitching before cutting it out.
I used the black and white striped pattern paper from Simple Stories included in the kit as my background. I also utilized some inexpensive craft foam to pop the globe up before adhering to my layout. Next, I picked out a lot of the flowers from the Island Escape ephemera pack from Bella Blvd to line up along the left side of my layout in rainbow order to fill the space and balance the layout. Once I cut the extra flowers hanging off of the edge of the paper, I decided to put the very little that remained on the right side of the layout and I love the way that turned out!
Once my picture was added, I used the clear stickers from Amy Tangerine in the TN kit, the Jen Hadfield dimensional butterflies, and the beautiful alphas from Dear Lizzy to add my title and embellish the page. I did add the clear stickers to white card stock and trimmed them out before adding to my page as I wanted them to stick out so I could see the vibrant color they were agains the black and white stripe background.
Lastly I added my journaling in a white Uni-ball pen to the last black stripe at the bottom of the layout. Here is the final layout!
I hope you have all enjoyed this layout! And if you want to try to tell a story with your own layout, try using a large element like my globe to make the story the focus. I'll be back again next week to share another layout using the June kits focusing on watercolors so be sure to check back to the blog. Until then, have a great week!
Hello lovelies today is all about summer and a day at the beach! The June Horizon kit is stunning with its beautiful bright tropical colours and patterns, flowers!
I have become a little obsessed with mini albums of late. I love that you can document an event and use photos that perhaps wouldn't make it on a layout and still create something super pretty!
I have created a mini album of our family hanging out at our fav beach in Western Australia.
Firstly I created my cover, I couldn't pass the gorgeous exclusive sequins so I made a sequin shaker cover and created my title using the glitter alphas. I finished off my cover with a tropical die cut flower and leaves.
Once I had created my cover I then chose some of the amazing Bella BLVD Island Escape die cut pack, the smaller one I attached to my page the other I punched a hole and added to my hinged O ring. I added some glitter drop the the centres of both tropical flowers.
I added my first photo and embellished with another tropical flower which I added die cuts leaves to and more glitter drops to centre finished off with a phrase sticker from the kit.
I cut a tropical palm leaf in the gorgeous floral paper (I cut the exact same in white card stock and attached to the patterned one for strength) and again punched a hole and added to my hinged O ring. I used the wonderful summer phrase CK exclusive cut file choosing Tropical Vibes and adhered to another page finished off with a water melon die cut and a spray of sea green color shine.
I then added my second photo and embellished with small tropical photos and another phrase sticker.
I used the amazing glitter alphas to create my subtitle. I then cut another page in the acetate sheet. I fussy cut the pineapple from the exclusive CK cut apart sheet (I added a little glitter to the black part of the pineapple first) and machine stitched to the acetate page. I added another tropical flower and all leaf to the hinged O ring.
I added another photo, circle punched the pink/palm element, cut ALOHA from the CK cut files. The XOXO is from the packaging of the pink phrase stickers from Pretty Little Studio which I added with some machine stitching.
And now to my final page, I cut Sweet Summer Time cut file but removed the sweet word and finished off by adding a pineapple and splatter of sea green color shine. I used the cut apart again by cutting circles from one of the journal cards and attached by machine stitching again.
And there you have it a mini book of a summers day with lots of textures, shapes, colours and just a hint of sparkle! You can add more pages, more photos, journalling! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying your June kit as much as I am.
It's Story Focus week- one of my favorite weeks here on the Clique Kits blog! I love telling the little stories of our lives.
I wanted to document the little story about how our dog LOVES to go on walks in my traveler's notebook. I think traveler's notebooks are FANtastic to house all of the little stories of life. To begin, I got out the GORGEOUS floral diecuts in the Horizon kit this month and made a spray of them across both pages. I normally use stickers in my TN's just so everything stays as flat as possible. I made an exception this time-- I just added a LOT of adhesive onto the back of the paper diecuts, hoping that I put enough to make them stay put! These bright colored flowers just make me HAPPY! So summery and beautiful!
After I adhered the flowers, I wrote my journaling directly onto the page and also added a strip of what tape to the bottom of the pages. I think that black and white pattern looks AMAZING with the colorful flowers! I layered in a couple of the printable circle patterns with my flower spray. I love how they look! I finished off the page with a few of the flat sequins, some doodled hearts, a little word phrase sticker, and my date.
This page was super fun to make-- I hope you're inspired to document those little stories in your life!