October 3, 2014

Purple makes fall much more beautiful

Hi everyone! Nicole here with my very first Clique Kits post. Ah, what a fabulous kit we have here this month. I love the rich colors in the Masquerade Ball kit featuring lots of Basic Grey goodies. When I first saw the kit, I immediately thought of those fun fall photos that I took last year.

This month, I chose to play in the "Locker Room". I spent more hours than I can count in the Locker Room trying to determine what fun technique I could experiment with so when I looked over in the corner of the locker room and spotted a pile of die cuts and stickers scattered on the floor, I though, oh no. Who let that kid in here?

I picked those babies up and put them on my desk and started scrapping. Really, it's no surprise that I would reach for the die cuts because they are one my favorite embellishments aside from flairs stickers. Did I mention that I LOVE die cuts?  I use them on the majority of my layouts because they are great for filling in empty spaces. Sometimes, I'll look at a layout and think it's missing something and I'll pull out my pop dots and die cuts and go to town.

Before I began, I knew that I wanted to scrap a few different photos so the first thing I did was cut two patterned papers into 8 1/2"x11" and 7 1/2"x10" rectangles. Then I matted the smaller rectangle to the larger rectangle. After this, I cut the "life is good" die cut card from the patterned paper.

Then, I had a hard time deciding on a layout design that would fit all three photos without feeling too cluttered. So I simply moved the photos around the page to get some ideas. Once I was pleased with the arrangement, I adhered the photos to the paper.

Using transparencies can be tricky, but they don't have to be. I simply staple my transparency die cuts right onto the layout.

I created this cute little embellishment simply by combining a leaf die cut, transparency die and a flair sticker. Love!

Since I didn't want to use the entire die cut shape for my layout, I simply cut the journaling block out and adhered it to my layout once I completed my journaling. I tend to cut die cuts often to make them work for my project that I'm working with.
And sometimes, I will use a pop dot to make my stickers pop off the page. It's a great way to add dimension to any projects while at the same time, eliminating that "flat" look. Most of the time, I wait until the very last minute to lay down my stickers because once they are on the layout, you can't take them off.

And here is my final layout. I have to admit, I just love it to pieces. What can I say, fall is my favorite season of the year!
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1 comment:

Kat said...

love your fun layout. i havent played a lot yet with the purple in my kit, but i really want to....hopefully this weekend.

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