Challenge Monday

Happy Monday everyone, it’s Kim here. I’m back with another edition of Challenge Monday. This month is a layout sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Although this is a layout sketch, it can easily be adapted for cards, tags or even a canvas.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a photo of dh and I on our anniversary this year. Man where did the past 24 yrs go? How about some close ups?

I started with a 2 sheets of the Prima paper. I cut the busier sheet and layered it on the light pink sheet of paper. I distressed the edges of the paper and did some light stenciling on the background.

I used the large trim piece and heat embossed it with lindy’s caesar’s gold embossing powder. I also layered paper and that cardboard from from the flower pack under my photo. I popped the layers up with foam tape.

I used some of the lace as a border and did a small cluster of the flowers. The title is from the 12×12 chipboard. I heat embossed that with the Lindy’s as well. I also added a small floral cluster in the bottom left hand corner.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Caesar’s Gold embossing powder is a great match for this kit. If you have it in your stash try it out.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create based on the sketch. Don’t forget to load your entries in the sketch challenge folder here , so you will be eligible for the prize.

Join us all month-long as the designers reveal all their projects created with all our amazing kits. We still have kit subscriptions available here. You can also just try out a single kit here.

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September Mood Board Winner

Hey everyone, Kim here. I am excited to announce the winer of our September Mood Board Challenge. First, let me thank everyone who participated in the challenge.

Here was the Mood Board for September:

When I say we had some stellar entries, I am not kidding. You guys made voting really difficult. Trust me it is no easy job for the designers to pick just one winner.

So, without further ado, Congratulations:

DONNA SERGENT!!!

Donna created this beauty:

Your prize will be in your next kit shipment.

 

Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge.

Our October sketch challenge is currently underway. Don’t forget to place your entries in the October Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the October kits.

 

 

“Paradise” Watercolor Canvas for Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our October Mixed Media kit. It is filled with Watercolor mediums from Prima.  Watercolors are the it thing right now and our kit is the perfect size for you to try them out. You can subscribe to our kits here.

Check out the kit:

Here is what I created using the kit:

How about some close ups:

Lets talk about the background first. I took a stencil and some modeling paste to make the brick background. Once that was done, I began working with the watercolors.

I worked with the blue and green colors in the palette because I wanted to keep my beachy theme going in the background. I used less water in some areas to keep the color more opaque. In other areas, I used lots of water and dabbed a bit with a wet wipe to lift the color.

I also added lots of water to make sure the colors ran in between the bricks. For my frame, I went over it with the white pearl paint to give it a bit of shimmer. The fence was painted with the soft satin.

All the chipboard got a coat of clear gesso before I used the green watercolor (except the title)on it. It a couple of coats, but I do like the end result.  I also used some metallic rub-ons on the background, instead of stamps. I like the way the metallic blends in with the shimmer of the watercolors and paint.

I used the pink watercolor on my title and added some flowers from the kit. Then I used a few different colors from the watercolor palette to add some splashes to my canvas and called it done.

Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.

Here is my weekly tip: When using chipboard, its always good to cover it with gesso before altering it. I like using clear, that way it doesn’t alter the color of paint or other medium I am applying to it.

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Thanks for stopping by. Our designers will be back this week with more of their amazing projects from all of our October kits.

October 2018 Kit Reveals

Tres Jolie October 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our October kit. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you this kit.

Tres Jolie kits are filled with a combination of International and US products. We do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie October 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling:

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

Visit our designers blogs for sneak peeks of their upcoming projects.

Ginny

Annie

Rae

Each month Tres Jolie will host a new challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge.  Even though this is a layout sketch, I’m sure it can easily be adapted for a tag or card.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the October Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

Don’t forget to follow us on all our various Social Media outlets.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the October kits.

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.

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
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Thanks for joining us on our first ever Blog Hop!

September Happenings

Hey everyone, Kim here. Boy do we have a bunch going on for September. Hmm…where do I start. Oh I know.

First, I want to say a big thank you and a fond farewell to Heather.

She happily agreed to be our first guest DT member. For the past 3 months, she has wowed you with her projects and videos. Stay tuned, she has a few more fab projects to share before the month is over.

Thanks so much Heather. I’m sure you will see her around the Cafe.

Next up, we have a new guest DT member joining us for the next 3 months. Let’s welcome Annie Carignan

Annie will start with our September kit. If you aren’t familiar with her work, let me tell you she is amazing. I have seen her projects with the September scrapbook kit and they are outstanding.

Annie will be on the blog later this week to do a formal introduction of herself, so make sure you stop by and give her a warm welcome.

Speaking of the September kit, if you are a subscriber kits will begin shipping this week. Most of you will probably have them for the long weekend. If you want in on any of the kits, subscribe now.

How about a sneak peek of the scrapbook kit:

For the full reveal of all our kits, come back on September 4th.  We will be having our first blog hop. There will be prizes and maybe a few other surprises.

Make sure you follow us on all our Social media so you don’t miss out. Here are the links:

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

Mixed Media project

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our August Mixed Media kit. It is filled with mediums from 13 arts and a really fun shaped canvas and some seashells. You can subscribe to our kits here.

Check out the kit:

 

Here is the project I created using the kit:

I have a video of me creating this canvas. Here it is:

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Card sketch

Hey everyone, it’s Kim. Today I am sharing the cards I made using the card kit and the sketch. I have to say, I’m not the best with cards, so it was good to have a sketch to follow. I’m not sure how that works though. I can create a sketch, but can’t create a card from scratch. Oh well, moving on.

Have you seen our card kit this month? It is amazing!! It features papers from Prima, a die and lots of fun embellishments. Take a look:

There are still  few kits available. You can do a single purchase here or you can subscribe here.

Here is the card sketch for the challenge this month. Make sure you join in on the fun. Post your entry for the card challenge in our Facebook Cafe.

You don’t have to be a kit subscriber to enter, just please don’t enter using products from another kit club.

Here are my takes on the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

Here is that pretty die and my flower cluster. I used the banner tag in the cluster for my sentiment instead of on the bottom.

For my center image on this card, I used the die cut twice and added the wood doily as the main piece. Then I added smaller flowers to accent it.

I love the bakers twine in the kit. The colors are perfect for this bright summery card kit. Plus there is plenty of card stock to make several cards or tags.

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

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