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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August 2018 Kit reveal

Tres Jolie August 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our August 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 August 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

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

Heather

Rae

Each month Tres Jolie will host a new challenge. This month it is a a sketch challenge. We have both a card and a layout sketch.

Here they are:

Place your entries in the August Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. Make sure to let us know how you were inspired by the mood board.

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

Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here. I’m back today to share my project from the July Mixed Media Kit. This kit is unlike other mixed media kits, where you just get the mediums. This kit gives you a project to complete, so you can use the mediums in the kit right away.

Let’s take a look at this month’s kit:

It’s got gesso (black, white and clear), mica powders, gum arabic, metals and a paintbrush to use all your mediums on. Paintbrushes are all the rage right now, so do miss out.

Here is what I created using my paintbrush:

Here are some close-ups:

I first adhered all my metals to the paint brush. Then I covered it all with a couple of coats of white gesso.

Once the gesso dried, I randomly added the mica powder 2 different ways. First I sprinkled some directly on the brush and misted with water. The second way was to make a mist using the gum arabic as a binding agent and the mica.

I found these amazing old spoons at a flea market and thought they would be the perfect embellishment for the paintbrush.

Here is a close up to see the texture:

I added micro beads to add texture and depth to the opening of the spoon and all around the handle. I also added some art stones from my stash. 

I have plenty of supplies left over to complete another paintbrush. I think I may go dark (black gesso) on my next one. Stay tuned…

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

Here is my weekly tip: When covering items in gesso, especially items that have uneven surfaces use a dabber to get the gesso in all the little nooks and crannies. A large paint brush is good to cover flat surfaces.

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Mood Board Layout

Hey everyone,

I’m sharing the layout I created using this months mood board challenge. I love jump starting my creative process with all kinds of challenges. Sketches and Mood Boards are my 2 favorites. So you will see a lot of those challenges here at Tres Jolie.

Here is the July Mood Board:

You can be inspired by all or just one of the photos or just the overall mood. Just a hint. The colors match perfectly to our July kit.

Here is my layout:

I was inspired by the overall mood, the colors and the frames.

Here are some close-ups:

This is my floral cluster in the top right corner. You can see the frame I used. I cut that tiny gold flower from the lace in the kit. I did some stamping in black and random splattering with some mist.

 

Here you can see more splatter, stamping and pieces of the gold lace. I love that you don’t have to do a lot to the background of this paper.

I did some layering behind the photo. The doily is included in the kit.

Here is a list of mist and embossing powders that I used while working with this kit. These are all from Lindy’s.

Mist:

Tea Pot Purple

Sweet Violet Purple

Hottie Patottie Hot Pink

Embossing Powder:

Hi Maintenance Magenta

Imperial Crown Purple Gold

Holly Hock Scarlet Plum

Orbit Olive Gold

 

That’s all I have today, but make sure you keep coming back to see what our designer have in store for you.

 

July kit reveal

Tres Jolie July 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our July kit. 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.

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 July 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

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

Heather

Rae

Each month Tres Jolie will host a new challenge. This month it is a mood board challenge. Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the July Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. Make sure to let us know how you were inspired by the mood board.

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 July kits.

Monday Layout Madness

Hey everyone, hope you had a fantastic weekend. I did that’s why I’m a bit late with my post today.

It’s Kim and I’m back with some Monday Layout Madness. I’ve shared a layout and a mixed media project. Well today It’s going to be all about the layouts.

I created these layouts using the amazing June Kit:

There are still some available here.

First up is Amazing. I used a couple of selfies from my phone.

 

I mixed my papers, using both the Prima and 13@rts papers. I did a bit of fussy cutting from one of the 13@rts sheet and layered that under my photos and in my floral cluster.

I added a few green flowers from my stash. I also embossed all my chipboard pieces with a couple different embossing powders.

This was a fun and simple layout to create.

 

Next up is one with a bit more mixed media:

I loved the watercolor background look of this sheet of paper. I added more teal to it with a couple of mist. I also did some light stenciling with some white crackle paste.

I layered the white and black lace under the bottom of the photo. I really loved the lace in the kit. I also did some fussy cutting and tucked that in too.

Thanks for joining me on my layout madness. There are still subscriptions available here. Or if you just want to try out a single kit, go here. I suggest the subscription, because kits are going fast.

The DT will be back the rest of the week to show off more of their amazing projects, along with tutorials.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here. I’m back today to share my project from the Mixed Media Kit. I love this kit because it’s unlike other mixed media kits, where you just get the mediums. This kit gives you a project to complete, so you can use the mediums in the kit right away.

Let’s take a look at this month’s kit:

It’s got alcohol inks (the colors make a nice rusted patina effect), texture paste, bling and a wonderful resin butterfly project to use all your mediums on.

Here is what I created using one of the big butterflies in the kit:

How about a look at the back of it:

I first mixed the texture paste with a fair amount of the 13@rts Magic powder. This will get very thick, and it won’t spread smoothly (that’s the whole purpose). It will give lots of texture.

Once the paste dried, I randomly added the alcohol ink. I started with the browns, then added the patina color.

 

Here is a close up to see the texture:

 

For the inside of the wings, I used some wax from my stash and just melted it on the inside.

I took the glass beads that were in the kit and used those to add texture and depth to the body of the butterfly:

I used the same techniques on the base, and then wrapped it with the bling from the kit:

 

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

Here is my weekly tip: When layering your color mediums, always start with your lightest color and if possible, dry between layers.

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Sketch Challenge Monday

Happy Monday everyone, it’s Kim here. Today is what I’m going to call sketch challenge Monday (later to be renamed challenge Monday). I’m going to reveal my take on the sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

Of course I used our gorgeous June kit which just revealed here . It’s filled with beautiful papers from 13@rts and Prima. Plus fun embellishments from Creative Embellishments and more Prima goodies.

How about some close-ups:

I took the frame and turned it on it’s side. I also embossed it with some Lindy’s embossing powder. I did a bit of background stamping.

 

I used a couple different sized flowers in my cluster. Plus I stuck the watering can in there. I loved the look of it. I added some lace to mimic the lace in the sketch. The words were cut from the die cut piece of paper.

This is my smaller cluster in the lower left had side of the page. I built it around the water pump. More background stamping, a flower, resin feather and word cut from the die cut paper.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Flat Fabio C’est la Vie Cerise and Lindy’s Starburst Mist Tibetan Poppy Teal are great matches for the papers in this kit. If you have those in your stash try them 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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It’s our first kit reveal!!!

Tres Jolie June 2018 reveal

It’s time for our first kit reveal. I am very excited to bring you these kits. I want to thank everyone for their support in my new endeavor. Now on to the kits.

The kits at Tres Jolie are filled with a combination of International and US products. 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 June 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

 

 
*Card Kit*
*Mixed Media Kit*

Here is the 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

Our designers have created some amazing projects with this kit. 

You can check back on the blog daily for close ups and details on all the designers projects. We also have a great line up of photo and video tutorials for you. Please follow along on the YouTube channel.

Make sure you visit our designers for a sneak peek of their upcoming projects.

Rae

Ginny

Heather

Phyllis

Tres Jolie will host a monthly challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge. We want to see what you do with our kit and sketch. 

Here is the sketch designed by me:

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

Congratulations to the winner of our new subscriber prize pack:

Betty Pritt

This prize will ship with your August kit:

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Stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the June kits.

 

Introducing Kim

Hi everyone,

First let me welcome you all to Tres Jolie Kit Club. I’m Kim the owner and sometimes designer around here.

I’m so excited to be bringing you these kits. They have been a labor of love. A love of all things scrapbooking/crafting. I have created kits filled with all the latest products that are available. They are truly kits that I would love to receive each month. Just hang on another week for the reveal. If you have already subscribed, you kit will be going out later this week.

Let’s answer the question, who am I?

I live in the Midwest with my husband. We don’t have any children and we love to travel. We have both recently retired from Public Service and can now travel even more.

I began scrapbooking in 2001 after the death of my mother. I wanted to preserve all those memories in one place and I haven’t looked back. Currently, my scrapbooking consists of our travels, family history, current events with friends and family and lots of crazy selfies with the husband.

My style? That’s a good question. I love the romantic, shabby chic style, but I don’t always adhere to that. I like to mix it up with mediums and get my hands dirty too. One thing that you will always find on my layouts, flowers and chipboard.

How about a sneak peek? Here you go:

Make sure you come back tomorrow and meet more of the team. We will be introducing everyone all week long.

Don’t forget, we still have some subscription available. Those that subscribe before June 1st are eligible to win this:

That’s the full 12×12 paper pad of the Havana line from Prima. Along with coordinating embellishments. It will ship with the July 1st kit. So don’t miss out, head on over to our subscribe page and click that button.

Thanks so much for stopping by.