Monday, February 17, 2020

"My World" 12x12 Layout | Clique International, SCT Magazine & Paper Issues

 Hello Clique Family!
I hope each of you had  a lovely Valentine's Day and a weekend!
Today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout featuring an exclusive cut file I designed for the Clique Facebook group.  If you're not a part of the group, be sure you head over and join in on the fun! The cut file used today, along with a few others, are available in the group as free .png's to cut on any machine!

I recently got my hands on some of the gorgeous new Doodlebug Love Notes collection and I am swoon over it! When I saw the globe and two love birds, this idea came to me and I totally ran with it! I do have to say, it was probably one of the quickest layouts I've ever put together.  Before I even started, I knew that I wanted the cut file to be the largest element on the page. I did some stash busting and found a black chalkboard paper, then coincidentally found the background paper with all of the smaller black hearts. It was PERFECT! I cut my heart cut file on my Silhouette Cameo 4, then laid it on my background. It got lost a little because there was so much going on, so I used my white gesso to smudge a heart right where my cut file would be.  After drying, I glued my cut file into place and began embellishing.  
 I started with my photo first.  I knew I wanted to use this specific photo and I knew I wanted to use the globe with the title "My World." For me, it's easier to start with what I know I want first, then embellish around it. 

  I spent some time fussy cutting papers from Doodlebug for added leaves and flowers. I also decided to stick the word "world" on white cardstock and fussy cut around it so it stood out a bit more.

Since my photo cluster was on the bottom right of my page, I added another cluster in the top left to balance the layout out.  I used a few die cuts and also two layered bird stickers with some enamel dots and thread to finish off this cluster.

Lastly, since do everything in odd numbers, I added another small cluster of flowers and enamel dots. This seemed to bring the whole layout together.  After everything was adhered and in place, I added some black splatters and my journaling along one of the lines on the heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to head on over the the Clique on Facebook to grab this cut file along with all of the others!

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