Aloha!! This month I have been playing with the “Jelly Bean” Clique Kit for April. It has been so much fun to use all the bright colors. It has been perfect for heading into spring. This kit mainly uses the Bella Blvd Make Your Mark Collection. To see all that is in this kit, head over to their shop.
Today is Clique Kits monthly Pep Rally. Every month the design team and the subscribers get together and share what they have been making with their kits. It is really just a fun way to get to know everyone and be inspired.
I won’t make you wait then, let’s dig into the layout I made for today. This is about my 6 or so layout with this month’s kit.
Making this layout was journey. These layouts are always my favorites because I have to work through some stuff to figure out what I want to accomplish on a page. What do I want to tell with these papers and embellishments.
I really wanted to use some mixed media. I have been in a mixed media mood lately, maybe because I have been missing the days when I played with my paints all the time. I started out with the Shimmerz Acritonez that are an add on. I thought maybe I would paint blocks in using the challenge sketch for April. This direction didn’t end up looking so hot. I just didn’t feel it.
I cut up my paper. Yes, I stopped partway through my layout and started cutting it up. I chuckle, because the layouts I realize aren’t working and completely change course I end up loving!!
I layered patterned papers, a doily and some die cuts around my photo. This is a technique I love to do, layer. I haven’t been using as many layers lately and I can tell as I am building my layers. It takes a few tries to get a look I am happy with. But it is like riding a bike, once you get back into it. It all starts coming right back into place.
This is the point where I splatter some of my Shimmerz Acritonez paint on my white card stock background. I love how when I squeeze this bottle the drops are perfect. It creates raised splatters but they dry quickly and look so cool and dimensional.
I add some enamel dots around the splatters. They are bigger dots (I used all my small ones earlier this month) but they almost look like paint mixed in.
For more mixed media I pulled out my watercolors and painted over my title. These white Elle Studio Alpha’s really stand out now with the paint. They also now have more texture. I added paint around the layout also, so it wasn’t in just one place.
Don’t you just love those gold puffy hearts?! I had to add one to my page. Partly because I love them and I love this photo I took when at Waimea Falls in Oahu.
When we lived in Hawaii I loved going on this hike to Waimea Falls. The flowers and fauna on the trail are so gorgeous. This picture I took last April or May really has been calling me. I think the reminders of spring that Hawaii had are making me itch for spring here. Slowing it is coming, and scrapping my old floral pictures is helping get into the outside mood.
I added the foam Freckled Fawn word stickers on my photo. I love the black against the colors in my photo. They really contrast against each other and the black pops.
In my layers I also added some of the Clique Kits Exclusive printables. They are so fun and add just another layer of dimension.
Here is a look at my finished layout. I really think it turned out beautiful and I loved the journey I went on to make this layout.
Check out my process video from my Youtube Channel
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I hope you all have an inspired Day!!