Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout: A day in Paradise

Hello my Clique Kit friends.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see my new layout using the August "Ambrosia" Clique Kit.  This kit has been one of my favorites due to the color scheme it embraces.  I have enjoyed using the featured Citrus Bliss Collection from Pink Paislee.  The pictures I used are of me and my doxie Zoe at the local soccer fields.  She loves to run freely off her leash when we are there.  The dress I am wearing is what inspired me and this month's kit went perfectly with these colors too.  I started off with using white card stock and my new Lindsay Stamp Gang Mists in Pop Rock Purple, Merry go round green and Rasberry Lemonade.  I used the "packaging" technique that so many of us use.  (In case you are unaware... grab plastic packaging from the stickers, or alphas and add the mists straight to it.  Then gently apply the plastic packaging with the liquid medium onto the cardstock and it creates this lovely watercolor wash without too much extra water to add.  I have a process video linked at the bottom, if you care to see this process in action).  I started with the green and let it dry and proceeded to the pink and then purple.  I made sure they were dry between applying them to make sure the colors did not mix and make brown on my page.  I also added a light layer or splatters using my Genesis Green Liquid acrylic paints from Daler. 
The Flamingo acetate sheet that overlays the background is from the August paper add on.  The same affect can be achieved it the vellum sheet in the kit with the gold foil pineapples.  I am using that one on an upcoming layout.  The mint green "paradise" word was an exclusive piece in the kit this month, and I thought it went perfectly with this layout. 
Clique kit included exclusive flair buttons and PL cards with the fruit images.  As you can see, I cut out all the fruit images and used them as die cuts.  The pear, pineapple, orange and watermelon slice are the ones I am referring too.  The colors worked well with my approach to the layout.  The yellow brad was apart of the Citrus Bliss collection as well with the kit. 
The patterned papers are all from the Pink Paislee collection.  The last details are the tiny word stickers from Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Collection that were from another kit.  I have been loving adding a bit of gold touches to my layouts with gold thread.  It almost reminds me of tinsel but I add it behind the matted photos in a few areas.  I need to add some journaling so I added a white tag behind a picture.  I used the Little B gold pineapple washi tape and added more Lindsay Stamp Gang Mist in Raspberry Lemonade to it and more gold thread to pull it out.  A nice hidden section of journaling for the page.  I matted the entire layout on yellow grid paper from the Heidi Swapp, Serendipity Collection, to add a touch more of yellow to the layout. 
I love making process videos for your viewing please.  Take a moment to watch the packaging technique or any other tips on how to achieve this layout look.  If you want to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, watch it at 'Life with Evi'.
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  1. I love how you did the background paper--I am going to give it a try. I also have a mini doxie they are the funniest dogs. Your dog is just adorable!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love how you cut the PL card & your super cool watercolored background is something I'd like to mirror. This layout makes me grin!

  3. love this!!! that background work is wonderful and this layout turned out beautifully!!!

  4. love this!!! that background work is wonderful and this layout turned out beautifully!!!

  5. I love this layout!! It is so much fun, with all the colors and layers!!!

  6. Evi, I love this so much. The colors are so inspiring. This came together so nicely. Great post!

  7. That background is something else. There's a lot happening in this layout, and it still looks neat and well designed.

  8. This layout and your whole blog are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us and showing us your creativity and style (and okay the dog is cute too)

  9. I watched your YT vid this morning and I loved absolutely everything about this layout! You totally rocked this kit! Love it! Thanks for sharing! ~CoraLee :)

  10. <3 <3 LOVE all the colour!!! Amazing layout!! :-)