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!

Happy crafting,


Kim A. said…
I just love those watercolored butterflies, beautiful!!
Sherry C said…
So delicate - lovely layout!
Beth Soler said…
The butterflies are so pretty, I love sing my gelatos on layouts.
I love those pastel colours! Your butterflies are beautiful, just as your layout!
Laura Whitaker said…
Oh this is just so pretty!
Beautiful layout Donna!
Janet Zeppa said…
Love the work you did with the gelatos!
Such a pretty, light and airy layout. Love the soft, pretty colors and all the butterflies. Gorgeous.
Melissa Vining said…
Such a beautiful page, I really love how you cut apart that card and used the tiny pieces, so pretty!
TinaGAle said…
Beautiful layout! Love the watercolor and butterflies.
Kat said…
such a cute layout, donna. i really like all the pretty elements you've layered here.
LisaM said…
So soft and pretty!

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