‚From start to finish’ with ‚Galileo’ kits!


Welcome everybody! This is my start to finish creative process which I documented during my work with the Galileo scrapbook kits this month!

Galileo add-ons!

I know, you already know these kits very well, but since Studio Calico has more sets to buy, I can feed you with inspiration during whole month becasue all of these kits are still available in the shop, I think this is so cool! ‚Saturn‚, ‚Jupiter‚ and embellishment extra ‚Venus‚ are waiting for you >>> HERE.


Before beginning – I gathered some of my favourite embellishments and papers that I knew I wanted to use in my project. I put a lot of focus on the color palette (the adorable mix of pale yellow, grey and blue) in the kits. The wood veneer hoops from the Jupiter add-on were my inspiration, and they were also the main part of the composition of this layout.


Because I decided to use these hoops, I knew that my composition should be based on a circle. I grabbed various circle embellishments and Galileo printables from my June box, I cut few circles from the patterned papers and I tried to build a basic composition on my cardstock. Those tiny doilies from the Saturn add-on were also perfect for this layout.

Among the monthly printable cards designed by Geralyn Sy of In a Creative Bubble, I found the perfect words for my title. I decided to cut them from the journaling card using these precision scissors (BTW – I love them!).


My next step was to embellish the doily (which perfectly fit the middle hoop from the set). I chose a here stamp from Jupiter to create something more interesting than only a blank white doily. You can use any other stamps you have at home; I’m sure that all your round stamps will be perfect as well! ( Maybe even better!)


When the basic composition was adhered to the background, I covered some areas near the circles using white gesso (you can also apply a thin layer of modeling paste, depending on what do you have at home). I need this thin layer of protection because as usual in my projects, I wanted to create a few watercolor splashes here and there. When the background layer was totally dry, I started playing with Transparent Watercolor Papers and Neocolor II crayons. I chose shades that fit my color scheme, which you can find on the patterned papers or embellishments I mentioned earlier when talking about the color palette of this layout.



When the paint was dry, I used dimensional foam tabs to adhere the title. I really love the 3D effect I get when I use those foam tabs.


When I thought that my layout was almost finished, I decided to add one more thing to it. Those hoops reminded me that I should use a thread… somewhere… I tangled a few pieces of blue threads and glued them here and there – this is how you can enrich your compositions 🙂


And the end of my work I stuck few embellishments from the scrapbook kits and voila – the „hoop” layout was ready to upload it to the Monthly Gallery.

joie de vivre

I hope you feel inspired and you can’t wait till you will be able to create your own version of such project. Maybe you will use the same colour scheme, maybe you enjoy the watercolour technique or… maybe you still have some wood veneer hoops in your drawer?



In case you missed it, we’ve got a cool deal going on through June 26! Start a new subscription with the Galileo kits for only $5 + get free shipping*! Craft all the stories of summer with pretty kits that have everything you need to remember family vacations, trips to the pool, sunny day outings, summer treats, and anything else worth documenting 🙂


Use the codes SCRAP5 for Scrapbook, POCKET5 for Project Life®, and CARD5 for Card (codes correspond to the type of subscription you’d like to start).

*Please note: This offer is not applicable on add-on kits. Free shipping valid for domestic orders only. Offer ends 6/26/15 at 11:59 pm EST. First kit for $5 offer valid only on new subscriptions started with Galileo kits and requires a 6-month commitment. Add the Galileo kit to your cart and the corresponding promo code. Early subscription cancellations are subject to $15 termination fee. Not valid on previous purchases. Must enter promo code at checkout. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes.



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