More Havana Cards with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

Today I’m sharing more cards that I made using the card kit featuring the Prima Marketing Havana collection. I LOVE the colors!

So I made two cards very similar in the way that I designed them. This first one is a 6×6 square, so it’s rather large.

I started with cutting my layers- the Kaisercraft cardstock is slightly darker, completely complimentary to the greens in the Havana papers. The white layers are die cuts- I used the Kaisercraft border die from the kit, and a floral die from my stash.

I added faux stitching to all of the paper layers with a sewing wheel, paper piercer and fine tip black marker, which you can see clearer in the closeup below.

I added some pretty crystals from my stash, as well as some black and white splatters  of India ink to complete the look. The chalk inks I used were Tsukinedo Dew Drop in Ocean Oasis, and the pink is Old Rose from Prima Marketing.

 

Here’s another card I made using the same design concepts, but I added some die cuts from dies in my stash.

 

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Tres Jolie Design Team and CSI

Hi everyone!

This month Tres Jolie is a sponsor for the challenge blog, CSI: Color, Stories, and Inspiration! You can read more about CSI HERE.

And because we are sponsoring, the design team played along with Case File 260:

This color palette is perfect for using the August scrapbooking kit, plus some splashes of yellow!

Here’s what the design team came up with:

Ginny:

I used the colour scheme for my inspiration and the Scene for my story/ photo.

The photo is Tenby in Pembrokeshire UK. Its not the first time I have scrapped this place, but it is my favourite place to go, gorgeous beaches, views, town and a certain yummy salted caramel ice-cream! It has the most amazing atmosphere and is great for young and old alike. You can’t help but just feel happy here!  My journaling I have noted on the back of the layout.

I used the Prima Santorini papers, flowers and embellishments from the Tres Jolie kit. The yellow flower flowers were from my stash.

Rae:

For my layout, I was inspired by the amazing summer colors in the color palette, and using the Tres Jolie kit was perfect for making it fit when I added some sunny yellow flowers! I love the travel theme, so it was the perfect opportunity to use this picture.

Kim:

I fell in love with the color palette, so I went the traditional route. I tried to incorporate some of the clues into the layout (I only managed 2) flowers and leaves. The photo is of me and my best friend at a BBQ (doesn’t quite make the travel theme). Again, this was such a beautiful palette to work with.

Heather:

Here is what I came up with and how I cracked the case. I used the paper from the kit to my benefit on the prompts. I used the floral pattern. I also use the travel theme and used a picture from our girls 40th Birthday holiday week in Key West. A sunrise on the eastern coast of the island. I added the ribbon and lace and some pretty blooms to go with it. I also added a bit of flair to incorporate the anchor in the page. So fitting for Key West. I also used a label to write my journaling.

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Havana Cards and the Card Sketch with Rae

Happy Saturday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing a couple of fun cards I made with the August card kit, and, I used the first Tres Jolie card sketch designed by owner Kim Heard. Look at how beautiful it is:

I do love to make cards, but I usually get carried away with the bulkiness of embellishments, so I usually just stick them in a box or a gift bag, and these ones are no exception! 🙂 Here are two I made based on the sketch:

Both cards were made using the same design. I started with two layers and added some distressing and chalk ink from my stash. The green is a Tsukinedo Dew Drop ink pad in Ocean Oasis, and the Pink is the Prima Old Rose one. I used both chalk inks on the tickets, banners, and the green on the Kaisercraft wood doilies as well.

I added some a doily and some floral die cuts that I cut from the Prima Havana papers. I also added some Dusty Attic chipboard coins (“Smile” on this card, and “Cherish” on the other one.) from my stash. I wanted them to look like pennies so I added some copper wax paste and the green chalk inkl.

To finish off the cards, I added some black and white splatters of India ink.

Here’s the other card- same design, just different papers, and slightly different elements.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this month. Details here in the Facebook community.

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We do have a couple of August card kits still available here!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

July Mood Board Challenge Winner!

Hello, and Happy Monday!

A quick thank you to all of you who entered the July Mood Board Challenge:

And, congrats to Jan Penny for winning with this beautiful layout:

We love how Jan used the mood board for this challenge on her layout! Congrats!

Be sure to join us for our layout and card sketch challenge this month:

August Sketch CHALLENGE

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August Sketch Layout with Rae

Hello, friends!

This month our design team will be sharing their projects made with the August scrapbooking, card, and mixed media kits.

Today I’m sharing a project that I made using the August scrapbooking kit along with this beautiful sketch designed by owner, Kim Heard:

Here’s my take on it:

I used papers from both collections from the kit: the Prima Marketing Santorini paper is the main paper, and I ripped a piece of the blue Mintay 7th Heaven paper. The rest of the layers are a combination of both lines.

I cut the piece of musical notes chipboard into two parts so it would be long enough to flow across the page under the cluster. I kept the treatment simple by adding some rose gold wax paste from my stash.

I added many flowers, all from the kit. And, under the flowers I added the Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals. To add elements from the sketch, I used a doily die with printer paper, and some chipboard flourishes.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog this Saturday! I hope you can join us for the sketch challenge this month! Here’s the link to where you can post your projects: CHALLENGE ALBUM. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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“Create” Mini Canvas with Rae

Happy Saturday!

I’m sharing a video tutorial using the July Mixed Media kit with a mini canvas I had lying around!

 

 

Check it out here:

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“Dream” Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday, crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing the last layout I made with the beautiful July scrapbooking kit. I’ve had my eye on this picture I found on Pinterest for a layout for quite some time, and this kit was perfect to showcase it with the Violet Silence papers by Lemoncraft!

I started the layout by ripping the purple sheet, and the adding it to the ivory sheet of paper. I created some background texture with a script stamp and purple pigment ink, and then a music notes stencil and clear texture paste.

I cut a piece of chipboard into a circle frame, and then added some of the Nuvo drops to the circle in a thick layer, then added some white embossing powder for a textured, distressed look.

I was out of the purple flowers from the kit so I added some form my stash to coordinate with the ivory 49 and Market flowers. I tore apart some of the ivory flowers to use the inside layers for some smaller sizes.

 

I decided to cut up the gold trim from the kit. I cut the small flowers away from the scallop part of the trim- I used that as a layer under my photo mat. I placed the smaller flowers to peek out from under the flower clusters, and also to add to the proximity of the title from my stash,

 

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“#beautiful” Layout with Rae using for the Mood Board Challenge

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

Today I’m sharing a layout I made for the Mood Board Challenge using the July kit.

Here’s the mood board:

I chose to use some of the Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper that had pink flowers on it to coordinate with the hot pink Kaisercraft flowers. I was inspired by the polka dot fabric in one of the mood board pictures, so I repeated the use of circles by adding a circle stencil, a doily, a piece of Lemoncraft flair, polka dot paper, and adding dots to the chipboard frame (from my stash) and some purple and green berries (also from my stash).

I tore apart the 49 and Market ivory flowers and added the Kaisercraft hot pink flowers to make those pink flowers POP. I also added some pink chalk ink to the ivory flowers.

This closeup below gives a good view of the paper layers, and shows how the flower cluster and leaves, as well as the pink lace chipboard are a contrast to the softness of the hues of the papers.

The frame under the picture is a Dusty Attic chipboard frame from my stash, but really, any oval frame would do the job here. I painted it white, added some purple pigment ink for a distressed look to blend with the papers, and added accents with the Nuvo drops from the kit. If you haven’t had the chance to try Nuvo drops, you NEED to! They are self-leveling, so they will dry dimensional, but not uneven.

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you get a chance to join us for the mood board challenge! You do not have to be a subscriber to join the fun, but if you wanted to use the July kit, there are still some available HERE.

Altered Paint Brush with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Altering paintbrushes has been a real trend in the scrapbooking world for a while now, and Tres Jolie kits has an amazing mixed media kit this month that has a brush and A LOT of embellishments and mixed media to make your own! Check it out:

I just love how much mixed media you get- with white, black and clear gesso, the possibilities of different looks are abundant, combined with three different mica powders to boot!

Here’s the brush I made using the black gesso with all three colors of the mica powders.

I started my brush by gluing on a bunch of the embellishments. I did add a few items from my stash- the circles art Melange art pebbles from Prima Marketing.

For the next step I added two coats of black gesso, and letting it dry completely. Then I mixed up a batch of each color with water and gum arabic to create a permanent color on the black gesso.

On the bottom of the brush, I added the purple mica powder/water/gum arabic mixture. I could have let it air dry, but I wanted to give the bristles on the brush a worn texture, so I used a heat gun to melt the bristles.

On the side, I added the pink color. The colors mixed together nicely on the front of the brush, but I liked how this concentrated pink came out.

At the top of the brush, I added the blue mica mixture. I decided to not add as much mica on the circles because I wanted them to stand out. I added some pink wax paste to the circles after I finished applying all of the micas.

And, lastly here is a closeup to show how the mica colors blended together.

I’m anxious to get some more cheap brushes so I can try out the micas with the clear and white gessos.

And, great news: we still have a few mixed media kits available, so if you haven’t subscribed, you still have a chance to get an altered brush mixed media kit HERE!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

June Sketch Challenge Winner, and a layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a couple of things to share with you. First is the winner of our June sketch challenge: Donna Sergent! Take a look at this beautiful layout:

We LOVED the vintage vibe Donna created with this layout of a sweet young couple. The treatment of the chipboard frame looks amazing! The bits of ephemera and that cameo are perfect, not to mention those butterflies! Congrats, Donna! Your prize will be shipped with your next kit!

And, thanks to all who played along! We were blown away at all the gorgeous entries! Be sure to join us for our July mood board challenge!

I’m also sharing my first project made with the July scrapbooking kit, featuring the lovely Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper collection. For this layout I used the June Sketchabilities sketch.

I started out by cutting up the “wood” panel background paper in strips along wood lines, then I used a paper distress and added some brown distress ink along the edges for added dimension.

For my layers, I added the doilies from the kit, some paper layers, and added the Prima Marketing resin frame to the picture. I topped of the layers with butterflies I cut from one of the papers, the cream and purple 49 and Market flowers, as well as some small coordinating flowers from my stash. I also added the title “Shine” from my stash as well, which is a Dusty Attic piece that treated by adding some wax paste.

I added some stenciling of bricks to peek out from under the design. I used white crackle paste, then lightly used a foam applicator with brown distress ink over the crackles after the paste was dry.

I treated the Dusty Attic chipboard scroll by covering it with a thick layer of the Nuvo drops from the kit. While wet, I added a combination of gold and black embossing powder while the Nuvo drops will till wet, then used a heat tool to dry it- I let it bubble up to create this distressed old metal look.

I added the leaves under the flower cluster before gluing on the chipboard to the paper to create more dimension.

For this bottom cluster I added the smaller Prima resin frame, a tiny purple flower from my stash, and a Lemoncraft flair button to repeat some of the features from the main cluster on the layout.

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