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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!