Thursday, 24 March 2016

Clique Kits March Blog Share (Clique Kits DT)

Hello!  Welcome from the lovely and talented Erica's blog!  Its one of my favourite times of the month, which is the Clique Kits Pep Rally blog share!  I love it because we get to see all the gorgeous projects the design team and The Clique have created with the latest kit! 

This month we played with the amazing "Goldie" collection by Ashley Goldberg for Studio Calico's Seven Paper, and our "Hell Yeah" kit featured lots of lovely exclusives such a papers (yay!!), ephemera, and flair.

I decided to do something a little bit different with my kit this month.  In case you're wondering why I haven't shared much, its because I took my kit to a weekend crop with my friend. We scrapped Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening.  I decided to see how many layouts I could make with my kit.  I made a total of 5 layouts, which is a lot for me because I'm very slow at a crop (I get distracted with chatting, snacking, cups of tea and coffee, and looking at other people work and their supplies!).

Firstly I need to explain that my photos are not the best quality, I've had sick kids since Saturday, and just got home from the hospital with my oldest.  We're on standby to take him to the base hospital of our region (2 hours away).  I still wanted to share these though, and as its night time now, I'll retake these photos in the morning.

I was feeling in a mixed media mood, and decided to push myself with my layouts.  The first layout features the beautiful pink polka dot paper, and I did some of the packaging technique with my gelatos, and did a grid style layout with my favourite cut apart card.

For my next three layouts I wanted to use the background cut file in three different ways.  I cut it smaller than the entire 12x12 so I could use it as a stencil.  For my first layout I used texture paste and gold mist.  The layout is about visiting the New Zealand scrapbook shop I used to design for.

I made a pocket behind the layout with the glassine bag, and tucked my second photo into it.

For my second layout I used some gold acrylic paint with the cut file, and the photos are of Azaria when she was about 2, before and during being in timeout!  I just adored the exclusive CK papers in the kit, and this one just had to be used for mixed media!

My third layout with the cut file is about Sam and features a lot of layers!  I actually spilt the teal colour shine on my layout while I was creating it, but I soaked it up with a paper towel and carried on!  For this one I used the actual cut file as a layering piece. 

My final layout features an Instagram photo of Azaria's first family picture that she drew.  I still need to find the date of this photo and add it to my layout.  Instead of leaving the white quadrant of the paper plain, I added the stripped piece.  This layout is very simple, and I added the journalling lines with teal embroidery thread.

Next on your stop is the amazing Leeann's Blog.  Here is the full line up:

Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Melissa Vining
*Leeann Pearce
*Carolina Schulz
*Kat Benjamin
*Marcia Dehn-Nix
*Maryam Perez Osorio
Elsie Robinson
Sandy Gonzalez
Taina Cortes (Evi)
Kim Allen
Hannah Lemieux
Charity Feit
Mariah Hechler
Leigh Ann Odynksi

Thanks so much for looking! 


  1. I love the details on all your layouts!

  2. Look at that super size blast of inspiration! Thanks for sharing all those lovely layouts!

  3. I love that you used the cut file before and after the paint! Fantastic idea! You rock, Melissa!

  4. Lovely layouts, and mixed media! :)

  5. Such great layouts!! I love the blah blah page!

  6. What cute layouts! I love that you did mixed media on them!!

  7. I just love ur style Melissa!! You create such Great layouts!! :) Hugs~Dani

  8. I just love ur style Melissa!! You create such Great layouts!! :) Hugs~Dani

  9. Oh, you rocked the kit! That last layout is totally precious. Makes me wish I had saved some of my kids artwork.

  10. Loved looking through all the great layouts you made with your kit!! You did great Melissa!! I can imagine, it is hard to get a lot done at a crop. I think I would be like you, gabbing and looking at what everyone else is making!! Thanks for sharing even though your kiddos have been sick. I hope they get better quick.

  11. So many great layouts!! At a scrap weekend I also spilled mist all over a!!
    Hope everyone is feeling better!!

  12. Great layouts! I love the stitching.

  13. very cute layouts! you made a lot of great stuff with this kit!

  14. So many amazing pages Melissa... they are so full of awesome detail too!