‘Roxy’ by Ginny

Happy December everyone!

I cannot quite believe we are in December already. The Christmas shopping is nearly done, I’m not quite sure how I have managed to be so organised with that?!
But it does mean we have the December Kit from Tres Jolie Kits to enjoy and create beautiful layouts and projects!

This months papers are from Maja Design. I love Maja papers and this winter/ Christmas themed collection are as beautiful as ever!

So here is my first project made with the Scrapbook kit.
I love this kit because you can make your Christmas layouts with it but it works really well for non- Christmas layouts too!

Here are a few close ups with some details of how the layout was put together.

I based the design around a cut circle. The edges distressed and inked with a Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The photo of Roxy I have backed with 3 paper layers, all distressed.


There is a small amount of stencilling behind the circle. This is a subtle effect in the background.
The circle is backed with a piece of cardboard (from the kit postal packaging) to lift it off the background paper. This gives the layout much more depth.
The background paper was heavily inked with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. These colours blend so well with Roxy’s coat colours!

The chipboard Holly from Creative embellishments I simple changed by sponging distress ink Walnut Stain all over it, again this was so it blended with Roxy’s colouring and kept the neutral tones going in the layout.

I highlighted the layout by adding the pale yellow, cinnamon coloured flowers to add a little contrast to the rest of the layout.

I added some silver Nuvo crystal drops in random places in groups of 3 dots, I always remember the rule of 3??!

The Prima Resin Icon pieces are from a previous Tres Jolie Kit, but I thought the colours of them fitted perfectly with the grey flowers in this months kit.

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Ginny

Greetings Cards by Ginny

Hi all,

Today I’m sharing another set of cards created with the Cards Tags and More kit!

These cards are a little bit more modern and bold compared to the shabby chic set I made at the beginning of the month. I hope you like them!

 

 

Here is each card close up.

 

Here is a short process on how they were put together.

I started with the Card blank for my base.

 

Now for all the layers, each photo shows you each layer in order with the measurements.

 

 

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Distress all edges

Layer and stick all pieces on the card base in order of size, largest to smallest.

Add a strip of gems down one side

And a group of flowers in the corner.

Lastly emboss the chipboard word greeting with black embossing powder and glue in place on the card.

 

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Ginny

 

The Maze layout by Ginny

I’m back today with my last layout created with the November kit from Tres Jolie Kits featuring the lovely Dreamland papers from AB Studios.
On this layout I’ve used the papers to help create my flower clusters to frame the photo.
Here’s my layout….

I used a torn panel from a floral patterned paper and added it over the neutral background paper, positioning it so the floral cluster comes out rom behind my photo.

I cannot do straight edges but you have probably noticed that by now…
My Mum is horrified when she sees I have torn my paper up again!

I balanced the design of the layout by creating my embellishment flower cluster on the opposite side of the photo.

I added a couple of embellishments to the floral design paper to ‘lift’ the design up off the page.

The tags are all distressed and layered up to look like they are slotted in behind the photo. Dont be frightened to really shabby them up and rip them a bit, they really look like they have been used and pulled in and out from behind the photo a lot!!

I added the chipboard keys to my clusters. These I left in their raw state as I felt the rustic look suited my layout.

 

 

Kit contents used:

AB Studio Dreamland paper collection

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Keys

 

 

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Ginny

 

Rustic layout by Ginny

Today I’m sharing a layout with you made with the November scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie Kits featuring papers from AB Studio!
I loved these papers and wanted to combine a couple of them together to contrast each other.
Here’s what I came up with….

I tore a panel out from the floral detail paper which I have layered on top of the dark background paper.

Using the ‘rule of three’ I created the circle details across the layout combining the cogs in the patterned paper with the woven wreath embellishment.

I loved the flowers in the kit this month, soft neutral colours mixed in with the seeded heads and unusual leaves. I incorporated the twisted wire pieces as well into my flower clusters.

I popped flowers underneath and on top of the woven wreath to create a more natural look rather then a ‘plonked’ on look.

I did some stencilling on the background of the dark paper with a black texture paste. I liked this look behind the layered tags.

I popped in some of the cogs to match the colours/blues in the photo and to keep the cog theme going throughout the layout.

Kit contents used:

AB Studios Dreamland paper collection
49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Feathers

AB Studio – Stencil ID 110

Tres Jolie – Patina Metal Gears

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Ginny πŸ™‚

Shabby Chic Greetings Cards by Ginny

Hello all, Ginny here with you today…..

This month I had the card kit from Tres Jolie Kits to play with…. I am not a regular card maker but I have to say I really enjoyed creating these!
I have made two sets of cards, the second I will show you later in the month.
The card kit features Prima Amelia Rose, beautiful papers, with embellishments from Prima, 49 & Market, Darice and Creative Embellishments.

 

Here are some photos of the cards:

 

 

 

Now I will show a step by step process for creating them.

 

Use the white blank cards from the Card kit……

I chose 4 different patterned papers from the Amelia Rose paper pad.
I trimmed the first paper to fit the front of the card making it very slightly smaller then the card size.

Each paper layer after that I made lightly smaller then the previous to create the different layers.

I distressed all the edges and the final layer I tore into to really distress it!

Stick the first two layers onto the front of the card

And the third….

The fourth layer I wrapped the seam binding around it length ways and tied into a bow…….

….and then glue it on top of the other layers.

I wanted to create a decoupage effect with some fussy cutting from the papers. I cut four pieces of similar flower clusters from the floral paper.

With my starting point in place with my chosen main flower I then started adding my decoupage layers next to it, with the use of tiny small foam pads.

If you are layering up amongst flowers you may need to double pads up at one end to get the piece to sit flat.

I then added the next decoupage layer in order of size on top of the first…..

At this point I also started to add more small flowers and the leaves.

The last paper decoupage layer was added…

…along with another small flower and leaf.

I added a couple of single fussy cut flowers to the background before adding my title greeting.

The chipboard titles were embossed with white embossing powder.

Here are the products used on these cards

* Prima Amelia Rose A4 paper pad
* 49 & Market Garden Seeds Watermelon
* Creative embellishments chipboard – Sentimental Words
* Darice Cards & Envelopes
* Tres Jolie Seam Binding

 

 

And some close ups……

 

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Mood board Challenge layout with Ginny

Hello all, its Ginny here with you today,

Its a brand new month and a brand new kit from Tres Jolie Kits!
Today I am sharing a project created with the November Scrapbook kit.
This kit has beautiful papers from AB Studios and some gorgeous embellishments to compliment them!

My first project is created using the mood board, this months challenge.
Here is what I came up with…

Here is the mood board for this months challenge.

Here are a few close ups and details……

I kept to monochrome tones from the mood board. There were some perfect pieces in the embellishments for this layout. I loved keeping some of the embellishments in their raw state, it kept a natural feel that matched the wildness of the rocks in my photo.

 

I layered up 3 papers to create the background layers. Going from darkest on the outside to lightest for the miain background paper. This gives the layout a nice framed effect and makes the darker parts of the layout ‘pop.
These were all distressed.

I loved this string tied tube embellishment from the flower pack and wanted to base the main cluster with this feature. I drapped one of the flower peices over it to blend it into the page.
I didn’t add any products on the chipboard feathers, keeping them in their raw state, i loved the effect they gave!

My photo I backed on patterned paper with distressed edges. I then arranged the tags behind the photo. I tied some bakers twine to the tags.

I cut lengths of lace to layer down the sides of my photo.
I used the cute little flower stamp in the background with some toffee archival ink.
The keys I added last to finish the embellishment clusters off.

I used the metal clock peices, one in each embellishment cluster. One was slotted underneath my photo layers, which are propped up with foam pads to lift them of the page, and the other is placed on top of my photo layers.

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Notes & Thoughts … a masculine layout by Ginny

 

 

Hello all!

This is my last project this month for the October Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie Kits.

I have created a masculine page this time, I know most of the time I stick to the floral shabby chic style layout but I do like to do the occasional masculine layout, especially as I do have a son to scrap about!
I have used a reverse side of one of the beautiful papers in the kit… and I think this layout puts a completely different spin on this kit… looking at the kit photo you wouldn’t think you could create a layout like this but you can!
Its always good to see how these beautiful kits can also be used for masculine layouts – don’t forget the boys!!! LOL

 

 

I have photo process below for you to show you how I created this layout.

 

 

I started with the reverse of one of the floral 13Arts papers, I do love these black neutral papers, they are so easy to use for masculine pages. I did brush over some clear gesso to prepare the pare for lots of misting!
I used the Ayeeda mist in the kit over the background paper, I sprayed it and also undid the top and flicked the inner tube over the layout to get the splats.

 

 

The chipboard I altered using a VerDay Patina set. I used the Bronze colour, painted it over the chipboard and then added the patina solution in different places to create the mottled/ old metal effect over the chipboard. Allow to dry naturally.

 

 

Going back to the background paper now its dry, I used the Prima stencil from the kit and added areas of white texture paste over the paper.

 

 

 

Next I splattered a lot of white gesso over the layout, spritzed it with water and picked the paper up upright and allowed all the liquids to ‘run’ on the paper. Dry with a heat tool.

 

 

Next I splattered some Color Bloom Antique Gold mist over the background. Again I take the lid out and use the inner tube to flick the colour over.

 

When dry I then rubbed some Viva Inka Gold over some of the raised texture paste areas with my finger.

 

 

The photo I layered up on 3 distressed patterned paper layers, all slightly off set to each other.
I inked the edges up with an archival ink,

 

 

Now its time to put the layout together. I placed the photo centrally and added the chipboard words from the 12×12 chipboard sheet – I loved that sheet! I left these chipboard words in their nude state.

 

 

The big chipboard scroll I cut into two – basically one piece was 2/3 rds. of the total chipboard piece and the part I cut off was 1/3rd of it.
I then slotted the bigger piece under the photo layers on the right and the smaller piece in the photo layers on the left.

 

 

 

I added more chipboard words on top of the scroll and then added the blue and beige flowers from the kit! It still looks quite masculine though!

 

I added a little detail with items from my stash, some oval and teardrop druzzy beads and some seed beads. I just drop the seed beads into some gel medium and leave to dry.

 

I found these teal buttons whilst looking for the seed beads and thought they were perfect for the colour scheme so I added a couple of those under the layers too to finish the layout off.

 

Here are some close ups of the layout…..

 

 

 

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit …….

…….can you believe this layout came from this kit?!?!? – It did!!

 

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Ginny πŸ™‚

 

‘This is a happy day’ by Ginny

 

Ginny here with you today sharing another project using the Tres Jolie October Kit.

This kit features papers from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing with some beautiful embellishments, making this a beautiful kit to work with and to create some lovely pages full of memories! This layout features my DD, another photo from our holiday in Cornwall. We visited Padstow one day and did some crabbing in the harbour. Padstow is famous for Rick Stein’s famous fish and chip shop and restaurant. The harbour was lined with ladies doing hair braiding and of course Holly wanted her hair braided. Holly has really long hair so at a pound an inch it was rather a lot of money! But having said that the braid lasted weeks and so she got her monies worth!!

 

 

I love using a mix of coloured and black and white photos on the same layout. The coloured photo on this layout has remained the focal point but then your eye drifts along into the black and white photo. I dont know about you but sometimes I prefer my photos in black and white. Here’s a little tip, if you are struggling to find a photo to fit a coloured scheme or papers, print your photo in black and white and it will go with any colour scheme/papers.

 

I used lots of layers on this layout. I used 3 background papers. As I added each paper layer they got trimmed down a little smaller then the previous one so about a cm shows of each layer around the edge. All the edges were then distressed.

 

The photos were layered up on their own distressed mat layer. I used the card frame that came with the Prima flower set and cut the corners up and used these as layers and corners on some corners of the two photos.

You can also see that I did some faux stitching with a pen around the edge of these background paper layers.

 

The gorgeous lace just runs under the bottom edge of the photos. I cut a small oval of patterned paper to fit the silver frame and glued that it.

 

The title phrases are also distressed round the edges and had a little Toffee archival ink around the edges. These I curved and glued them onto the layout so they remained in a bowed position like a banner.

I added some of the journal cards as background photo layers too…..

I have added a couple of extra flowers from my stash to this layout as I do love flower overload! The flower clusters were finished off with the pretty lace leaves and the rose buds from the kit.

 

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit

 

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‘Beautiful Together’ by Ginny

It’s time for another layoutΒ  using our October Scrapbook kit today!

This kit is full of gorgeous papers from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing. For this layout I used the 13 Arts papers.

 

I loved these 13 Arts floral papers, they are so pretty. The feature background paper I chose was a wood panelled floral paper. I cut the 12×12 paper down by a 1 cm on all sides and then cut along the wood panel sections, distressed all edges and stuck these 3 panels onto my other chosen background paper.

The two title pieces are from the 12 x 12 chipboard sheet.
I embossed these with a white embossing powder.

The leaves are also from the sheet and covered with the white embossing powder.

My distressed edges on the paper I inked with a ‘Toffee’ archival ink pad.
I also used some glass glitter (diamond dust) from my stash and added it in places over the flowers and around the flower clusters to add some sparkle to the layout.

My photo I mounted on a piece of the Prima PP which was of course distressed and inked to.

The photo was then mounted on a piece of cardboard to ‘lift’ it off the layout, this left me somewhere to push my embossed chipboard leaves under. Photos always to me look better if the embellishments come from underneath the photo and some go over the photo, it blends the photo and embellishments together creating a much better effect.

On this layout I tilted the photo, I like this effect, the photo works well for this. The eye is drawn from the main focal point of Holly and I up to the rocks of Lands End in the background.
Lands End is the most southerly point in the UK at Cornwall and was from our summer holiday down there earlier this year.

Products Used on this Layout

From the Kit

* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper collection – Botanical Garden
* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper Collection – Romantic Story
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Paper Collection – Memorable Floral Wall
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Flowers #634605 #634636
* 13 Arts – 12×12 Chipboard Sheet

From my Stash

* Stampendous White Embossing Powder
* Emboss it Dabber
* Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – CrΓ¨me De Rouge
* Twinklets Diamond Dust

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit

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Ginny πŸ™‚

‘Roses’ canvas by Ginny

Welcome to my second project of the month for Tres Jolie October Kit.

Today I thought I would share with you my Mixed Media Kit Project.

This month we had a lovely large square canvas and the gorgeous watercolours from Prima. What a treat to be able to create with these!

 

Here is the Mixed Media Kit

 

 

And so lets look at a few photos of how I created this canvas.

 

 

I only used a limited amount of colours from the Metallic Accents set for this canvas. I kept to all the pinks and paler colours through to the grey.
With a wide 3/4 inch paint brush I painted on the various colours one at a time in random spots over the background of the canvas, letting them blend and run together to create a marbled effect. Later I used a smaller brush to add some paint splats.

 

 

The water colour paint are so easy to use. I start them off with a spray of water to activate them and use them from the individual pots, I also use the palette tray in the lid, to blend some of the colours together and to add more water to get a really watery mixture going for a ‘wash’.

 

 

The chipboard pieces were in the scrapbook kit. These I simply covered with a white embossing powder.

 

 

I used the journal card sheet, cut them all up individually, distressed the edges and backed them onto a piece of light 12×12 paper from the scrapbook kit and distressed those too.

 

 

I fussy cut these flower clusters out from one of the 13 Arts papers

 

 

I splatted some of the metallic paint on the background

 

 

Now to layer up the design. I used some cardboard behind some of the journal cards to ‘lift’ them up. This enabled me to slot under the chipboard pieces.

 

 

Add the fussy cut floral pieces

 

 

Next came the flowers, again I only used the pink flowers from the selection in the mixed media kit.

 

I used one of the silver metal frames from the scrapbook kit and added a cut piece of patterned paper to the inside. I then covered the paper with a thick layer of crackle glaze. This was slid into the card layers too.

 

Lastly I then splattered the paler metallic paint over the entire canvas and tipped the edges of the flowers with the metallic paint too.

 

 

Here are some close ups of the finished canvas….

 

Mixed Media Kit Contents

Prima Marketing 12×12 Watercolor Panel

Prima Marketing Metallic Accents-Pastel

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-White Pearl

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-Soft Satin

Prima Marketing Watercolor brush pen set

Mixed Color puffy flowers

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