Winners

Hey everyone, thanks for playing along in our first ever blog hop. We have lots of winners to announce.

Congrats to our August sketch challenge winners:

Betty Pritt

Donna Sergent

Now on to our blog hop winners:

The secret phrase was;

If it cost you your peace, it’s too expensive.

Our winner from the Tres Jolie Blog is:

Betty Pritt

Now the secret winners from the designer blogs:

Erica Ortiz (Ginny’s blog)

Peggy Giovanetti (Kim’s blog)

Katie Baird (Annie’s blog)

Cheryl Merrihew (Rae’s blog)

If you aren’t a subscriber, please email Kim@tresjoliekits.com with your mailing address so we can get your prizes out to you. All subscriber winners, your prizes will be included in your next kit.

Thank you all again for playing along.

Card Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am sharing some cards I created with the Card, Tags and more kit. I am not the best card maker, so it is always challenging for me. However, with this kit my cards came together pretty easy.

First, let’s take a look at the kit:

The kit has a 6×8 paper pad with 24 sheets of paper. Plus 2 different sizes of cardstock, flowers, a 4 piece die and hand dyed seam binding.

Here are my cards:

How about some close ups:

For this card, I did a peek a boo with 2 different sheets of paper. I tore the top one on a diagonal, distressed the edges and let the bottom sheet peek thru. I also did some faux stitching on the edges (designer Rae taught me this technique).

I also used the smaller die to cut a frame to slide under my ripped paper. Added some flowers, leaves and cheesecloth from my stash and called it done.

For my next card, I layered 2 sheets of paper. I again distressed the edges. I also cut out a banner from the bottom layer of paper. I added more flowers and ribbon, plus a sentiment sticker and it was done.

These were 2 very simple cards I created using elements form the Card kit. They didn’t take very long to create and I am happy with how they turned out.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Happiness by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

I am so happy to share with you my very first reveal as Guest DT for this month ! Let me walk you through the process of this layout :

First thing I did was applying Clear Gesso on the surface.  Once that was dry I used the small stencil included in one of Prima’s flower set (isn’t that a great idea they had?) with Paste on the papers.

 

I took some aquarelle Mint paint from my stash and put some on the paper as you can see on the photo. Then I took some Ephemeras and papers from the kit and started to put everything in place.  I just LOVE the frames included in Prima’s flower sets !!!

Here are some close-ups :

Material used :

Papers :

Prima Flirty Fleur – Something Floral
Prima Flirty Fleur – Little Notes
Bo Bunny Black Tie – Serenade

Embellishments :

Prima Say it it Pearls – Green
Resin Wood in a box – Butterfly
Prima Flirty Fleur Ephemera
Prima Flirty Fleur Flowers – Goldkiss
Prima Flirty Fleur Flowers – Minty Sprinkles
Nuvo Drops – Silver Lining
Darice – Self Stick Gems (Black)

 

Thank you for stopping by !!

September Mood Board Layout by Ginny Hickmott

 

Hello!!  Ginny here with you all today!

It’s the beginning of the month again and a brand new Tres Jolie Kit!
This one is GORGEOUS!

I loved the neutral colours in the papers with a pop of the green colour coming through. I am not a fan of green but these are subtle and I loved working with them.

The mixed media kit this month is fantastic too, and my project took me back to my favourite place to be… the beach… you can see that project on the 14th…

My first project this month is a layout made with the scrapbooking kit. It is also my LO created for the mood board challenge this month too.

So lets show you my layout….

 

 

And here is the Mood Board for this month challenge.

 

I hava a photo process for you, so here goes….

This LO had a mixed media background, I have used a lot of paint in layers and dried each application of paint as I have gone along with a heat tool. The paint is from my stash and not included in the kit.

I started by painting the background paper with clear gesso. this primes the paper and makes it much more resistant to the use of mixed media and ‘wet’ products to help keep the paper from buckling and being misshapen. Dry with a heat tool.
I then started with my first paint, the DA Mountain Meadow.
There is no neat way to do this… when I say I splat the paper with a loaded paint brush that is exactly what I do! Just make sure your working area is clear of anything you do not want covered in paint!
After splatting the paint on I then brushed it over the centre of the paper a little as in the photo below.
Dry with heat tool.

Next is the gesso layer… white.
I watered the gesso down a bit, 1/3 water to 2/3 gesso, this just makes it splat/flick easier and gives a slightly more transparent coverage….

Again then brush the gesso to cover the centre of the paper….dry with heat tool.

 

Next the second green, the Peppermint Tea, love that name!
Each application of paint ends up covering a smaller space so you can still see the previous colours. Dry.

 

Now I added the grey paint and dried again

 

The next step is the stencilling. This stencil was in the Prima Flirty Fleur mixed pack of flowers, ephemera and stencil.
Using a texture paste add random patches of detail over the painted area keeping it mainly to the outside edges of the paint so I still shows after the photo has been added to the centre.

Paint the creative embellishment chipboard piece with gesso. This may need a couple of coats depending on the coverage you want.

 

Dry the gesso and then using the Nuvo Crystal drops ‘draw’ along all the flourishes to create a 3d effect Allow to dry naturally.

 

 

I decided to add some stamping too. I chose a stamp from my stash and used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp the details around the outside area of the paint.

Now adhere the photo to the layout. I backed my photo with cardboard to lift it off the background paper. I then glued the chipboard piece over the top of the photo.

I chose some small cutouts from the Prima Papers and cut them into two….

And pushed them into the layers on opposite sides of the photo/chippy.

Now arrange the flowers, slotting some underneath the chippy and some on top.
I put one cluster at the bottom left ‘corner’ and then the top right ‘opposite corner’.

The second cluster, to balance the design of the LO.

Last little details, add one of the Resin Butterflies on top of the chipboard.

And lastly add some of the black glitter gems.

Here are some close ups at different angles to show you the layers.

 

Products Used on this Layout:

From the Kit

* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur Collection: Something Floral
* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur: So Lovely
* Prima Marketing: Flowers ~634551 & Stencil
* Creative Embellishments: Flourish Circle
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Silver Lining
* Darice: Gems: Glitter Black
* Prima Marketing: Resin Icons: Insects #573317

From my Stash

* The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint DA0916 Mountain Meadow
* Indigo Blu: Englisg Cottage Acrylic Paint: Peppermint Tea
* Kaisercraft Paint: Cool Grey
* Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque White

Here is the scrapbook kit that I used for this layout.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Scrapping!

Ginny 🙂

 

September 2018 Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
September Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!
Thank you for joining our very first blog hop!

Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Tres Jolie on Facebook!!!

Tres Jolie September 2018 reveal

This months kit is filled with a combination of papers from Prima Marketing and Bo Bunny (we kept it local this month). You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie September 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

*Card Kit*

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits. Just visit  Tres Jolie subscribe.

The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts with this kit. Make sure you take the time on each blog to enjoy them.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a mood board. You can created a layout, card or OTP project using the mood board (doesn’t have to be with our kits, just no other kits please). You can be inspired by the colors or any object in the photos. Just let us know how you were inspired when you post your project.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the mood board challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

Want to win some prizes from Tres Jolie? 

Blog hop rules are listed below:

You have until midnight, central time, September 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Tres Jolie Blog by 09/17.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way. Plus there will be one secret winner from each blog.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: For extra chances to win, make sure you follow us on all our Social Media. I will leave the links below. If you already follow us, Thank you and mention it in your comments. Also leave us a review on our Facebook page and that will get you another entry.
 
4: Finally, go back to the Tres Jolie Blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can’t wait to hear from you.
My special word(s) is : Expensive
The party starts over at Ginny’s blog and ends back here. Have fun!
Blog Hop Order:
 
 
 
 
 
Tres Jolie Blog http://tresjoliekits
Here are the Social Media links:
Thanks for joining us on our first ever Blog Hop!