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Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life.  Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed.  Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.

For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file.  I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather.  I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock.  I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around.  I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper.  Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up.  I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo.  To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.

For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection.  It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set.  I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off.  I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today!  I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!

 

 

 

 

 


FALL LEAVES November 09, 2017 07:00

Hi there,

 Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project totally inspired on this week's theme, LEAVES.   I just love Fall, and fallen leaves are my addiction so this was a  match made in heaven for me.  

 

 

This page was ideal to document what happens after a leaf fight in the park.   For this i pulled a few cut files to create the background for the picture of my daughter spotting leaves in her hair.

 

 

 

 

First I used the new Hearts 2 cut file to cut the large heart that serves as base for the layout.   A bit of hand stitching just adds texture and dimension to the page.

 

 

The Leaf Cluster 3 was used to create the cluster at the top of the heart.  All the papers from Carta Bella's Hello Fall are perfect to bring the fall colors to the page.

 

 

 

 

To frame the picture, I used the Leaf Cluster  2 cut file to cut two of the images.  Just love all the colors in the Hello Fall collection in combination with a bit of vellum.  Gotta love it all.

  

 

I hope this inspires you to look at all the Fall motive designs available at the Just Nick studio store.   Remember to link your projects to the store  when sharing them on social media.  We love to see what you are creating with the cut files. 

I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

 

 

Take care,