Have you seen the sneaks of the June Aquarelle Clique Kit?!!
Head over to the Clique Kits Store and sign up for the June Kit and buy your add ons. The add ons are just as dreamy as the kit is too. (Use my code Hannah10 and you can get 10 % on all your add ons.)
To watch my June Unboxing video look below:
Today Also is Clique Kits Pep Rally. This is where the members and design team get together and all post what they are working on with their monthly kits at the same on IG. Using the hashtag #click_connect_create and #ckpeprally you can find and see all the layouts and projects with the kit that day.
I love Pep Rally day, I love seeing everything everyone else has made. It really inspires me to finish my kit up and inspires me in the next kit.
Here is the layout I made for the Pep Rally.
This layout went through the ringer until it ended out like this!! I know I have said this before and I will keep saying it, I love the journey you go through when you make a layout.
I started out by using watered down acrylic paint on the resist speciality paper by KaiserKraft in the main kit. I sprayed a few spritzes of Shimmerz spray in Eggnoggin. It left this really pretty purple with hints of gold on it.
Once I added my bottom row of layered paper things started to change for me. I thought the purple would look amazing next to the soft mint greens and coral/pink colors of the Pink Fresh Studio Dream On Collection.
The problem was with the gold and the other colors, the blue and the yellow. I just didn’t like it. But in true mixed media style I kept going. Kept working the page, it always look crazy before it looks good , right?!!
I stitched in a zig zag pattern with my sewing machine. Added some squares with pop dots and some left over hearts from the exclusive cut file.
I still didn’t like the big blob of purple and gold. I then grabbed my white gesso, which really isn’t white. It’s creamy. Mixed with the paint and spray, this color was quite different from what I was thinking or liking. Which I will say is strange, I generally like lots of colors and try to work with what ends up on my page. I think with mixed media you need to have this mentality most of the time. There are just sometimes though, when you need to know when to throw in the towel. So … I threw in my towel.
The problem is, I really liked the stitching and layers at the bottom.
So I took a piece of white card stock and cut it down to cover most of the paint and gesso. I am sad that I couldn’t use that resist paper too. It looked really cool with just the paint. There always is next time, right?! This is what the journey of learning with mixed media is about. Learning from your mistakes!!
I mirrored the layering I had on the bottom up on the top of my page.
Using some of the same elements on the top as the bottom, like those cut file hearts, and other exclusives from the Traveler’s Notebook Kit. Then I stitched the same zig zag stitch on the top.
For my photo, I took leftover bits of patterned paper from my kit and layered then under. I have lots of layering so I only used and little bit of layering. I really wanted to focus to be on the layering on the top and bottom of the page.
I used one of the journaling printables for my journaling. I layered a couple of the smaller squares from the patterned paper, along with one of those cut file hearts. I added a puffy sticker from the kit and it looked really good.
I added one of the Pink Fresh Studio mirror stickers over the Dreams on the cut apart cards on the patterned paper. It just seemed fun.
I ended the layout with some Razzle-dazzle Berry Shimmerz Vibez in Splatters throughout my layout. I like the way that added some purple without being really bright or over the top.
This layout ended up being one of my fave that I have made lately, maybe it was the journey I went on. Maybe it is just because I had to work so hard to turn it into beautiful or maybe it’s just because it is soft, dreamy and so pretty!!
I also took the time to journal about this journey I have been taking throughout this past year or so, to better myself in the scrappy world. I really feel like I have changed in a good way to make my layouts better, and true to me. I have really worked hard to learn new skills and make my layouts better on the screen. You can have an amazing layout but if you share a dark and blurred photo of that layout, nobody will notice your work.
I love scrapbooking!! It truly has saved me in so many ways. To give back I want to learn to be better. To have something I can appreciate later in life, something my family will be proud to look through and have to share with future generations.
I feel so honored to be a part of this community and to finally have a chance to learn and grow in a new way with the scrapbooking design teams I am now a part of. They have inspired me to be a better me!!
To watch my process video look below:
If you want to check out the Clique Kits Blog to see all the other inspiration the Design Team is sharing head on over. There is also a post with the new Aquarelle Kit too.
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I hope you have a great week!! It’s only Wednesday so there is still so much of it left, make the most of it!!