Shimmerz Design Team Wood Canvas Art Piece

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Aloha!!

The rainy season is full blown here in the PNW area now. And that means I am searching for color. Which really translates into watch out for a load of colorful projects!!

Today is Shimmerz Day!! I love this day. I love one I get to focus on all my Shimmerz stuff and just play.

Lately I have been doing a ton of art journaling and I have been itching to maybe, just maybe try some art on a canvas. Then bam in the mail came a wooden canvas!! What are the odds of that?! It really must mean I needed to try something. Anything.

If you have been following me this fall you have noticed I really have been leaning towards more of that watercolor look. I have been loving taking my Shimmerz sprays and grabbing my paintbrush and let the sprays splatter. There is just something cool about when the liquidy color lands on a page anyhow it flows differently every single time.

Using the wooden canvas did make the spray splatters look and bleed into each other a little bit. I did add absorbent ground to the wood before so that the splatters move more on top of the wood instead of in the wood. Absorbent ground like gesso has a white tint to it.

Let’s take a look at this canvas and I’ll mention a few of my favorite elements on it. I also will mention a couple of things I would change if I were to re do this again.

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I started with lots of Shimmerz Sprays. Here is the list of sprays I used:

  1. Vibez: Velveteen Green and Pink Moscato (Both new additions to the store)
  2. Coloringz: Keep Palm
  3. Spritz: Bamboo Leaf

I used a round paint brush to achieve the larger splatters and blend the splatters together.  This part does take a bit of time, but with some music and just letting go of that analytical thinking this process to me is so calming.

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By using multi matte medium I adhered pieces of paper and washi tape. I just put them randomly around the canvas. At this point I have no idea where this spread is gonna go. I really like to take that approach too. I try no to overthinking it. There will be time for that later when I add extra stuff to my spread.

Once the matte medium is dry I added some tiny triangles with a fine line bottle with thinned out with airbrush medium to In The Navy Acritonez. Acritonez is really thick but I love the color. By thinning it down I get the color but really easy draw with in a finalize bottle.

I think my favorite part of the canvas has to be the gold foil flakes!! My friend Khristina started a fun kit club(Secret Not So Secret Club) and put together a mixed media kit for me in November. She added these gold foil flakes, and I have been itching to use them.

To adhere them I used matte medium as well. I think maybe in the future I might use modge lodge in shiny finish, I feel like it would not mute the shiny gold part. It takes a bit playing to get the foil not to stick to your fingers but once I got a good system it was really fun adding tons of gold through the canvas.

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To create the wording on the canvas I created a cut file in Photoshop and welding in together in Silhouette Studio. I used two different fonts and then cut them out with the same patterned paper. I used a gorgeous paper in the Bohemian Dreams Collection from Cocoa Vanilla.

If I were to redo this I think I would use more of a solid like pattern. Also maybe a color that was different then the background splatters. This will affect the look once the Modge Podge dries. I really have to work to add outlining and contouring around the letters. Even with some paint markers and a charcoal pencil I still needed to add something later.

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I layered lots of ephemera, die cuts and stickers on top of two gold doilies which I wrapped around my wood canvas. I made sure I gave a bit of dimension to them by curling the edges up and thinking about the materials I was layering together.

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I also added some SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins on the canvas among the clusters. I finished the whole thing of by splattering lots of Blingz and Good as Gold Inklingz!!

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I know this is quite busy, but for me it was all about getting messy. Also having fun.

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Now that I ventured out into the world of canvas art work, I have a feeling I will be doing more of these canvases!!

Be sure to be on the look out for my process video later tonight on my Youtube Channel.

 

Also be sure to mention me when you make some purchases over at the Shimmerz Store and you will get a fun prize.  This week there has been some amazing deals so check them out. Also there are quite a few new items in the store as well. Some of which I used today!!

Have a wonderful and inspired week!!

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Scrapping Wonders and Accent Scrapbooking Blog Hop

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Welcome, Whether your a regular follower of mine or you are here to follow the hop today I want to welcome you to my place!! I love that I have a place that you can come and get to know me through my art!!

Today the Scrapping Wonders Design Team is collaborating with Accent Scrapbooking. Accent Scrapbooking has amazing flair badges that come in lots of styles and colors. They are so beautiful. Today we are using these for our project.

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I will have the line up at the end of my post if you get lost along the way. Be sure to comment along the hop and you will be entered into the drawing for prizes of a $15.00 gift certificate to Scrapping Wonders and a $25 (Canadian) gift certificate to Accent Scrapboking. You should have come from PinkPie’s site, wasn’t it the Traveler’s Notebook gorgeous!! I love the cover work.

Let’s look at what I created for today:

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I used the Mixed media Traveler’s Notebook Insert from the Scrapping Wonders store. I love how this paper really holds up to any of the media I want to add to my pages. Today I added some Crushed Coral Shimmerz mixed with light modeling paste to make it lighter and more of a whipped look. I used a 6X6 Echo Park houndstooth stencil across the page. I didn’t want the edged lines of the stencil to be really harsh so I added torn strips of patterned paper in layers on the top and bottom of the stencil marks.

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I layered some exclusive cut files from Clique Kits with splatters of Shimmerz Vibez and Spritz. I also attached a label from Pretty Little Studio with my mini attacher. I added the date multiple times to create that ghosting effect you get by stamping multiple ties without re-inking the date stamp.

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I did more layering on the top edge of the stenciling. I made smaller layers and a thinner cut file leaf insert with a flair badge. The thickness of the Mixed media paper of this insert will really hold up well with the flair’s weight too.

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For the opposite side I added this grid patterned paper because it mimicked what was on the flair badge. I also wanted to mimic the muted colors that were in the pack of flair badges too. I used a black and white square photo.

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I added hints and pops of color among the layers of silver and grey. It really adds to lazy look when I took this image first thing in the morning before my coffee. Before the color of the day breaks free as the warm coffee starts to wake me up and the yummy yogurt flavor bursts life into my day.

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I added my title by using this script font words from the Tales and Dreams Collection at Pretty Little Studio. I also made sure to use the same cut file, label and even some of the torn patterned paper as the other side to tie the whole spread together.

I love how this brings your eye across the whole spread.

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Thanks for stoping by today and seeing what I have created for the Hop. Make sure you follow the hop and comment on all the blogs along the way for a chance at the gift prizes.

 

If you want to see me put this spread together, Here is my Youtube Process Video:

Here is today’s Blog Hop Line Up:

Beth www.scrappingwonders.com

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Shimmerz DT Layout: All the Feels

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I am so very excited to share this layout with you today!! I have another Shimmerz paintz Design Team layout. I am creating a mixed media scrapbooking layout with tons of paint.
Here are the list of Shimmerz products I used on my layout and where you can find them in the Shimmerz Store:

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Acritonez:
3 Sheets to the Wind : http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-3-Sheets-to-the-wind/p/77734792/category=22094733
Given Jade : http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-Jiven-Jade/p/77734794/category=22094733
In the Navy: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-In-the-Navy/p/77734805/category=22094733
Over Easy: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/AcriTonez-Overeasy/p/77734788/category=22094733

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Shimmeringz:
Goldie Lox: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Shimmeringz-Goldie-Lox/p/58428202/category=15956148
Bronzed Bombshell: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Shimmeringz-Bronzed-Bombshell/p/58428213/category=15956148

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Inklingz:
Penny 4 your thoughts: http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php#!/Inklingz-Penny-4-Your-Thoughts/p/58350697/category=15956167

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Mention my name when you checkout in the info box and you will get a free shimmers product. Here is the link to the Shimmerz Store:
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/store.php

 

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To find out more about Shimmerz:
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com

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To see more Shimmerz Design Team Inspiration here is the link to their blog:
http://shimmerzpaints.blogspot.com

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Here is some other products that I used that you may be interested in:
Clique Kits September Sundance Main Kit: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1957/SEPTEMBER_2017_%2F%2F_SUNDANCE_.html
Clique Kits Exclusive Cut Files:
Basic Clique Kits Cut Files: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/c229/Clique_Cuts.html
The Leaves/Wreath Cut File I used: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p968/Clique_Kits%3A_Clique_into_December_-_Cut_Files.html
Fall Script word Cut File: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1948/Clique_Kits%3A_September_2017_Cut_File_-_Fall_Words.html
Pinecone Cut File: http://www.cliquekits.com/store/p1950/Clique_Kits%3A_September_2017_Store_Cut_File_-_Pine_Cone.html

Use my code Hannah10 and get 10% off your order at the clique Kits store (http://www.cliquekits.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html)

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You can watch my process video below or over at my Youtube Channel:

 

Here is one final look at my layout. I love all the layered elements that work so well with all the mixed media on the background!!

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See you next time, until then Stay Inspired!!

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Shimmerz Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Spread

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Aloha!!!

Today I am sharing an art journal spread in a Traveler’s notebook insert. This is my first spread as a part of Shimmerz Paints Design Team. I am so excited too, because I love using their products. This is definitely a dream team that I joined. It is fun seeing where all the creating I have been doing these past few years has taken me.

Here is a look at my spread.

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Today I used :
Acritonez:
Tar, Tar
3 Sheets to the Wind
In the Navy
Pinkadelic
Overeasy
Jiven Jade

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Pasteez:
Putin on the Glitz
Lava Flow

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Creamez:
Cheeky Pink
Good Ol Summer Time

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Shimmeringz:
Goldie Lox

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You can purchase all these products right in the Shimmerz Store. Here is a link to the Store,

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To get more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team Check out the Shimmerz Blog:

For Over all info about Shimmerz Check out their website,
http://www.shimmerzpaints.com

Make sure to mention me when you shop at the Shimmerz Store and you will get a free product!!

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Other products that I used that I want to mention:
Scrapping Wonders Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook Insert,

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You can watch my process video below:

 

 

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I hope this inspires you to play with your mixed media supplies!! I can’t wait until next time!!

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SpiegelMom Scraps: Shine Bright

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Aloha my scrappy friends!!

Today I had a mixed media scrapbooking layout on the Spiegelmom Scraps Youtube Channel.

I wanted to share it with you today. I have been so bad lately about sharing the layouts I have been creating. I have been creating a lot lately too.

I really love how this layout turned out. When I started it I knew I wanted to be inspired by the galaxy type art work. Other than that though I had no big idea on how it would come together. Though this is nothing new, a lot of times I just go with the flow. This really is the best way I create. Having no boundaries.

Here is how the layout turned out.

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You can watch my process video below

I hope you enjoy!!

Don’t forget that you can get 15% off you order if you use my code Hannah15.

Along with the SpiegelMom Scraps Store you can find more inspiration on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.

Have a great weekend!!

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Scrapping Wonders Blog Hop

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Aloha!!

This month is the month for Blog Hops, and welcome!! I am actually having fun joining in all these hops, sharing what I have been working on, what I am creating. I also am loving seeing all the stuff everyone else is creating lately!

I love that about this community that we are so open to support each other and love being inspired by our friends and others in the industry.

Follow through the hop today and comment and you will be entered into the giveaway, from Beth’s Scrapping Wonders Store. We are also teaming up with a really cool sticker shop in Etsy.

I hope you enjoy your time here today and learn some fun things about me today. Our theme this month is Truth or Dare and today we are playing two truth’s and a lie. I will be telling you some things about myself and you are gonna have to guess what is the lie. (I will try to keep it simple, since I may have some new followers to me 😉 )

I am also so excited to share with you my spread for the hop. I have been working all week on it, so it has been a real labor of love and creation. My stewing on this spread so it is fun and says what I want it too. I feel like all art journal spread tells a story other than one you may think you are telling. all the stuff you are working out in life comes through when you create. You pour it all out on the page. And whether we mean too we tell a story. This is something that awes me too. I love seeing my personality flow right onto my pages.

Usually at the end of the spread, when it is finally finished I think it is totally cool how it looks and feels like me. This spread isn’t my fave, and I really had to work it out to get something I was happy with. This is the journey some art journal spreads take though. I think it’s the learning that is what is what really comes out of it.

This spread however are inspired by my favorite drink ever. Coffee.

When I got the Columbus Road Prints Traveler’s Notebook Stickers from Beth I was so excited when I saw the coffee themed stickers. The colors were very inspiring too.

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This is why I choose the colors I did. It’s no surprise that I have been digging Purples right now. It’s my new found color to add a smile to my face and try to incorporate all the shades in my work. I also thought that some teals and dark blues would go well with the purple. As I got going a coral color made it’s way onto my spread. It was my unexpected color choice.

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Early on I knew I wanted to stamp out coffee cups and hand stitch on them. I added some patterned paper from some Maggie Holmes 6×6 and 6×8 pads. These smaller patterns made it easier to fit on the cups better.

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I loved that I got to pull out more of my coffee inspired products, like coffee bean stamps and coffee cup stencils.

The texture and layers using these products really helps drive the love I have for coffee.

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I used lots of layers of Shimmerz sprays and Acritonez paints. I made purple by mixing navy and pink.

I also used black and white polka dot tissue paper on the right side of the Scrapping Wonders Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook. This is my fave Notebooks. The quality of the paper is thick and has just the right amount of texture to hold up to tons of mixed.

The Columbus Road Prints Stickers really add to my spread too. I added them on top of the media, I used multi medium matte to attach the stickers. Even though they are sticky I worried they wouldn’t stay stuck to all the media I used.

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I also use the multi medium matte to adhere my sentiment. I used an old Pink Fresh Studio alpha stamp in teal, purple and pink stamping ink. I mixed the colors around for the sentiment to make them match better. I love how it looks.

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For the word time in the sentiment, I made sure I outlined it with some paint markers around the edges. I wanted to make sure it popped out enough to see.

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Here is a look at my full spread. It’s so colorful and a fun way to share my love of coffee.

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Along with this blog hop we are playing two truth’s and a lie. A fun way to get to know us ladies on the Scrapping Wonders Design Team. So in the next paragraph I am going to tell you three things, two of them will be true and one will be a little fib. Can you guess what is the lie? Add your guess in the comments and you will be entered into the giveaway for a free Scrapping Wonders Traveler’s Notebook Insert. Follow the line up below and comment along the way and enjoy the Hop!!!

Beth: http://scrappingwonders.com
>>>>> YOU ARE HERE<<<<<<< Hannah: http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/blog/
>>> GO HERE NEXT<<<< Sara: www.sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com

 
Watch my process video below:

Are you ready for the two truth’s and a lie game?? I have never been to New York City. Coffee is my favorite drink, it’s practically all I drink. And last, I home school my three children.

Don’t forget to comment the lie in my comments and you will be entered in the giveaway!!

Thanks for joining in the Scrapping Wonders Hop today. Check out Sara’s blog next.

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Clique Kits Blog: Yearbook

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Aloha!!

Today I am up on the Clique Kits Blog!! I am sharing a double page spread focused on journaling. I switched things up and made my double page spread 8 1/2X11.

Have a look and check out the Clique Kits blog today!!

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I used the August Malibu Main Kit and some Shimmerz Paints Creamez that are an August Add on. Any add on you purchase with my code Hannah10 will get you 10% off in the Clique Kits Store.

 

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SpiegelMom Scraps Haul and Giveaway

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I got some fun SpiegelMom Scraps products and sequins this week, I am sharing them on my Youtube Channel.

I also decided to do a little giveaway too. Watch my haul and find the details on how to enter my giveaway!!

 

To check out all the goodies I bought in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store, look here

Use my code in the Store and get a Discount!!

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Have an inspired Day!!

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Clique Kits July Challenge

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Aloha!!

Today over at the Clique Kits Blog we are sharing the July Challenge. The theme this month is Anything Goes. We are also using up some of our Add On products from the Clique Kits Store.

It is always fun for me to add old stash with my new stuff. It helps me get excited about using all the product I have so I make good use out of it.

This is the layout I made using both the Main Pool Party July Kit featuring the Live Laugh Love Collection by Elle’s Studio and the Traveler’s Notebook Pool Party July Kit featuring Ain’t Life Grand by Pretty Little Studio.

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This mixed media layout was so fun to make. I mixed my watercolors with my gelatos around many various sized circles to get a really cool look. I used some Shimmerz Dazzlerz and purple acrylic paint with my finger to help add some more pink around the circles. I doodled around each of the circles to make them pop. I also used a stamp set from Pink Fresh Studios that I got as an add on. there are some circle elements as well as some fun phrases.

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I scattered some of the acrylic Elle’s Studio pieces in the circles. I added a ton of enamel dots, some were from this month’s kit but some were from last month’s kit too.  I wished I could have used the Bella Blvd Stars though too.

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By adding the acetate paper in the inside the main circle it really added some extra color to this already colorful layout. I really just wanted this layout to be really playful. I am documenting when I colored my hair dark purple last month. I love that I can be really playful with my hair and have a little fun. I love expressing myself through hair colors and things I wear.

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I used the 4×6 cards for my layers behind the photo. By keeping them really natural it helped my photo really stand out.

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I added the title in a semi circle around the big circle. I did a play on words with the title. I wrote Change is in the hair instead of Change is in the air. I used the Copper Pink Fresh Studio Alpha’s from the June Kit.

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Lastly I scattered some die cuts from the main kit. I also added a Maggie Holmes fringe heart near my title. I love the idea of the butterfly transforming like I am transforming my look to fit my personality. These butterflies are so beautiful too.

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I hope you head over to the Clique Kits Blog and see what the other Design Team Members have made with their Kits and Add ons for the July Challenge. I hope you play along too. You have all month to get your layout or project done and tag us.

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You can watch my Process Video while I create this layout,

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Clique Kits Design Team Layout: Shine Like the Stars

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Aloha!! I hope your day has been delightful! We have had glorious weather the past couple of weeks here in the Pacific Northwest Area, and we have been taking advantage of it by spending a lot of our time outside. Getting our garden ready, doing some much needed spring yard work done, also just soaking up some of those Vitamin D rays and playing with our puppy.

Today I want to share a layout I made using the June Aquarelle Kit from Clique Kits which features the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild at Heart Collection. It’s a gorgeous kit. It’s been really hard to know what to use first because I want to use it all.

I started off by cutting some of the exclusive cut files from this month with some from earlier and past kits.  I also roughly sketch out my own sketch on some lined notebook paper. I do this when I have an idea of how I want the layout to look like. This helps me just into the groove of creating too.IMG_6145

I then used acrylic paint that I watered down and created a background that was ombre, I wanted it to look like a night sky going from black to blue to purple. I splattered some Shimmerz Acritonez in white and Navy to look like stars.

I glued down my cut files and then stitched lines from the top to the layout to the stars. I wanted it to look like the stars were hanging from the sky. I had a small issue with the tension in my thread so I had to compromise and only do a few lines. I then strung some of the May Exclusive Sequins on some string and hung it in one spot. It ended up being a really cool element.

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I layered some embellishments up at the top so I could cover some of the really loose threads and layered some of the kits exclusive printables. The black tags from the Traveler’s Notebook printable are my favorite.

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I added the middles of the star cut file on pop dots and scattered them around the layout. There were some copper stars on the Alpha from Pink Fresh Studio in the kit and I used those too. This really tied down the concept of a night time starry sky.

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I also used the Wild at Heart glitter enamel dots around the layout with some of the yellow flower sequins. I was hoping the yellow flowers would look more like stars.

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I simply layered some of the papers behind my 4×6 photo of my kiddos on their first day of school. I kept the layers really simple because there is a lot going on on the layout. Also I realized once I had all the cut files down I almost had no room for the photo at all. OOPs. I hate when I do that too. I really didn’t want a double page spread at all, so I just decided to cover more of the star cut file than I would have liked. In the end it all worked out fine.

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I used some of the April’s kit Elles Studio white alphas with the copper ones from this kit and made a mini title not eh photo itself. I even stitched through the white alphas. I really love how that looks.

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I wrote the journalling under the photo and kept it nice and simple. Other than it being the first day of school there wasn’t anything more to this photo anyway.

I finished the layout off with some gold and white Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I like the way the gold looks like stars!!

Here is my finished layout.

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You can watch the process video over on the Clique Kits Youtube Channel, or down below.

 

Use my code Hannah10 and you can get 10% off in the store for your add ons (today is the last day to add June add ons to your kit too). Many things are also on sale in the store, so take a look at the Clique Kits Store today!!

I hope you have a wonderful day and are inspired to use cut files with your kits and layouts!!

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