Thursday, 22 October 2015

October Pep Rally (Clique Kits)

Hello and welcome to my blog!  It's my first Pep Rally with Clique Kits and I'm super excited!!!

This month we all got to play with Pink Fresh Studio's Happy Things, which featured as our main collection, and some Crate Paper Wonder.  The kit was called Funfetti, and was full of gorgeous Clique Kit exclusives!

Here's another look at the stunning kit:

I was totally inspired by the October Mood Board for my layout, its just so beautiful and totally representative of the Funfetti kit!

I knew that I wanted to fussy cut out all parts of the Dream Big paper, but I also loved the background, so I decided to recreate the paper with vanilla cardstock from my stash, gesso and white acrylic paint.  It worked really well, which made me very happy indeed!  I grabbed my favourite triangle stencil (by Happy Scatter) and got to work with some texture paste.  My final mixed media element was to work with the amazing Brush Grunge Alpha stamps by HoneyBee Stamps (from the CK store) for the "My Girl" which I stamped with Stazon, and the pink hearts with black outline, which are a double stamp!  

My layout features my middle darling Azaria, and the journalling is a letter to her from a loving Mum (me)!!  

I had so much fun finding a creative way to use the Pink Fresh Studio rubber charm. I decided to feature it appearing from under a doily (from my stash) and then have it anchoring the clouds and feathers, inspired by the balloons in the mood board!

The Clique Kits exclusives are truly exquisite, and this flair badge is no exception, the sentiment was so perfect for the theme of my layout!  The "Beautiful" is an acetate card by Pink Fresh Studio, and you can find it as an add-on in the shop.

I popped up some of my fussy cut pieces for dimension and interest!

Here is the line up of lovely ladies in the pep rally this month. If you get lost please return to the Clique Kits blog.

Clique Kits
Leeann Pearce
Megan Blethen
Emma Pescott
<<Hello that's me!>>
Renee Aslette
Sandy Gonzalez
Tyra Babington
Kim Allen
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Janet Zeppa
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty

Thanks for visiting, please subscribe to my blog to see more of my work, and if you're loving what you see in this kit make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out!


  1. I love the tie from the cloud to the rubber charm! So creative!!! What a fun layout!

  2. Beautiful layout Melissa!! I just love what you have done with this kit!!

  3. love the fussy cuts. Adorable pic.

  4. Loved your layout Melissa. So whimsical and super cute!

  5. oh my Melissa!! This layout is so much fun with all this pieces cut out!! I love all the little details you did like the string on the tag!! Beautiful layout!!

  6. A fantastic way to create yourr own! Love the "letter to daughter" idea!! Beautiful!!

  7. Awesome... I love how you used this kit and the creative pages you have placed together!

  8. I love all of the cutwork on here and how you featured most of my favorite elements in this kit all together! Lovely page and even more cool is the touching journaling. : )

  9. That gesso really makes it pop off the background. As always, very well done Melissa!!

  10. I like the different elements you used.

  11. Love all your fun details and great title.

  12. Love how you cut the patterns out for your layout!

  13. very cute layout! i love all that fussy cutting!

  14. Fussy cutting at its finest!