Here is the first layout that I created with the kit.
I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and light modeling paste to reinforce the plus sign theme of the patterned paper. I added some white Dylusions mist droplets on the background as well. I also used pop dots under the word stickers to add some dimension to the clusters.
I love using labels as part of my clusters. I find that they are a great spot for the date or small bits of journaling and help to anchor the cluster.
Glassine bags make perfect layering pieces, and I save them when I get them in a kit. I love to put tags inside and journal on the tag. I popped the picture up with regular craft foam that you can find at any craft store. I use that for two reasons: it is cheaper, and offers a different thickness so that I can tuck things underneath and pop them over with my foam tabs.
I decided to outline the layers in black ink. I will often do this when I'm using papers from different collections, but I felt like the lines would help bring more of a masculine feel to the layout. I tied a bow on the tag with the twine that was included in the kit.
I have a process video if you'd like to take a closer look at my process.
January 2016 Clique Kit - Alegria
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
Dylusions white spray mist
Liquitex light molding paste
Heidi Swapp stencil