Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clique kits June Pep Rally

Hello all!

Welcome to the June CK pep Rally

We're all gonna share projects created with the June kit, "La Dolce Vita". It features Little Moments by Elle Studio

and here is the page I will share with you all today

"Sweet dreams"

I used an old favorite here, some Prima metal dies layered under the photo and some clusters on the lower right part of the page.

 and of course, my handy dandy gelatos :) I prepped the surface with gel medium first and then wet a brush with water. I lightly brushed different gelatos on the prepped surface to achieve the stroked background. Then flickered/splattered using a small nylon water brush, to achieve the splatters.
I hope you liked my page!
Here is the list of participants for your reference:
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This right here

I've got another page with a process video so you can watch how I came up with this page for Clique Kits using the June kit "La Dolce Vita" featuring Elle's Studio Little Moments collection and other amazing stuff

close up images of the layout

 You can watch the video here

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Hello Love

I have a second page to share for the Clique kits and Just Nick team up!

Here are some detailed shots of my page

 As usual, my favorite technique at the moment, watercolor effect background :)
 Lots and lots of paper and embellishment layers and clusters
 I used my butterfly puncher to add smaller pieces all throughout the page
You can check out my first page for the team up HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Where I Create

Sharing my humble creative space over the Clique Kits blog..

oh.. you see the dark specks on the wall and the canisters? those are watercolor/ink/paint splatters lol! :D

My favorite storage to date, my teal Raskog
You can view more photos and a little rambling about my craft space in THIS blog post.

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Love of my life

Shared this page on the Clique Kits blog recently and it has a process video too!

I hope you check it out!

Here are more detail shots of the page

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Clique Kits - Just Nick Studio blog hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to CK and Just Nick's team up blog hop.

This is the project I created for this hop using the sweet and beautiful June kit, La Dolce Vita

A little background how I came about the design of my page...
As usual, there is a little bit of mixed media going on :) To create the background, I brushed water first to wet the paper. Then I directly brushed the gelatos with my wet brush and spread the color to the wet paper. I hope you get what I mean lol! :D I also had a fun discovery (but I am sure others already did. I just knew about it recently haha!), I can flicker little bits as in tiny splatters, flicking my wet brush directly from the gelato. It's pretty and I find I have more control over the tiny splatters where I want them to go. Then I added more texture using a Hero Arts stencil and whipped spackle.

If you also notice, I cut out one of the cards (the one with black and white print only) and used the itty bitty cut outs to decorate the top and bottom edges of the page. I adhered the quote with thin cardboard I use whenever I want to add dimension (since I don't have foam tapes available lol but hey, it's recycling!)

 For the butterfly cut files, I used both gelato, watercolors and PITT pencils. And a really tiny watercolor brush which I love love for details :D
I hope you liked my page!
Your next stop is Nicole Nowosad's blog.

And for your reference, here is the complete list of participants in the blog hop:

Clique Kits -
Tarrah Mclean -
Candace Perkins -
Audrey Yeager -
Nicole Martel -
Lee-Ann Thornton -
Marcia Dehn-Nix -
Donna Espiritu - (THIS IS ME!)
Nicole Nowosad -

Thanks for hopping along!

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Cherish today

Hello friends!
I have a new layout up on Just Nick Studio blog.

To achieve the wash of colors on the background, I brushed yellow diluted in water first. Then brushed a Vintage Pink chalk edger (also diluted in a bit of water) over the yellow color while it still wet.
I let it dry first before adhering to the Jillibean soup patterned paper you see in the image.
 Then I placed the photo and embellishments where I wanted them.
 I splattered inks/mists first before writing my journaling.

I hope you liked my page. You can check out Just Nick Studio store for other cut files you might want to try out.

Thanks for dropping by!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

An adoring adieu

That is the title of the loving farewell post from Graphic 45 for me as I complete my two-year term as on of their design team members.

You can see some of my favorite projects created the past year for Graphic 45.

I love all of the things I created for them, each project special. It's difficult to just choose three so I decided to post some more here :)

"Home sweet home" mini-album


"Sweetheart" mixed media layout

"Shabby chic desk organizer"

and last but not the least is this newest addition to my G45 organizers :)

"Matchbook box drawers"

Thank you Graphic 45 for the two memorable crafty years!

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