Mixed Media Layout By Heather Thompson

 

Hi everyone, Heather here today to share a mixed media layout made with the Tres Jolie Main Kits and some elements from the Mixed Media Kit.

While trying to finish up some much needed holiday albums, I picked a photo of us visiting the the Wreck of 10 Sails. A spot where 10 British Ships en-route to the United States all wrecked on the reefs of the Cayman’s back in 1794.

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Such simple moments like these do make good memories, it was such a scenic view and the history behind the reef was just amazing.

This layout was a bit more simple for  me, I see layouts that are very elegant with very minimal layers and I wonder if I can try it am actually make something worth showing. So I have been experimenting with a ton less layers than I am used to.

I started with the mixed media kit on the background using various embossing powders. The powders I used were from Lindy’s;

I made a video if you want to follow along with the creative process.

Here are a few close ups

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All Smiles Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday crafty people!

Today I’m sharing a simple layout with a tutorial I made using the August scrapbooking kit. Some of the Mintay papers in the kit have some beautiful images that help guide designs, and this paper was perfect for a simplistic style.

I started my layout with treating some chipboard pieces. The lanterns are Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit. The clock and title are Dusty Attic from my stash. I treated all of the pieces with a couple of coats of white gesso.

I treated the clock with copper paint, and then added some wax paste for a distressed look.

In this closeup, you can see the worn look that the pastes create.

Next, I treated the lanterns with some sparkly paint, one in a shade of blue (Prima Sparks in Mermaid Sparkle) and pink (Prima Sparks in Butterfly Spells).

I kept the title simple by adding some blue pigment ink (Prima Color Philospohy in Summer Vibes).

Next, I traced the chipboard clock onto a piece of the Prima Santorini paper from the kit and cut it out. I distressed the circle, then added some chalk ink (Prima chalk in in Old Rose).

I used Glossy Accents in a fine tip container to adhere the chipboard to the paper.

Next, I added some adhesive tape to the back of the paper, and added some of the blue lace from the kit.

Closeup:

I wanted more layers to tuck under the clock, so I cut some of the Mintay papers with a tag die. I distressed the tags and added some sheer pink ribbon from my stash.

Before gluing the layers, I added some script stamping in Distress Ink (Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap). Some other layers of die cuts are also shown- the peach die cut is from my stash, and the white border is two pieces cut from the Kaisercraft die from the August card kit.

I made some small cuts under the lanterns printed on the paper, then stuck the chipboard lantern pieces into the cuts.

Here’s some closeups of the completed layout:

One of the last things I did was dry-brush some white gesso over the flowers to tone down the colors.

I also added some of the Prima Say it in Crystals from the kit.

And another closeup of the chipboard lanterns:

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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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This is Me- Sketch Layout by Ginny

Hi all, today I’m sharing my layout I created based on this months challenge sketch.
Kim has created another lovely sketch which fits the August kit perfectly.

I just loved the gorgeous papers in the kit this month, some soft and then some bright and bold.
A lot of these papers were perfect for fussy cutting, creating more elements to use on your layouts and to help create depth.
As usual the kit has been put together with perfectly coordinated embellishments there are flowers rom 48 & Market and Prima. I nice selection of chippies and resin to feature on your pages.
What I love about these kits is the amount of paper you get! If like me you like layers and lots of them then these kits are perfect with lots of coordinated papers included.

So on to my sketch layout. This layout I used the Santorini papers but the softer sides. I kept it quite pink, soft and girlie.

This is the sketch. A lovely sketch open to interpretation but perfect with this kit.

Now I will show you a few close ups and a few notes on what I did with some items from the kit.
This month I have tried very hard to only use August kit products, with only the use of inks, gesso and embossing powders added. We will see how well I did at this as the month goes on! LOL

The music score chipboard piece I cut in half and embossed with a white embossing powder. I then slotted it into my torn paper layers.

We had a lovely pack of gems in some gorgeous colours. The pink ones were perfect for this page. I used them in groups of 3 around the layout. I always use the ‘rule of 3’, things just seem more balanced this way!

I used several different coordinated papers and tore them to get my rough shabby edges, I am not very good with cut edges!
I have then layered them up, showing a little bit of each paper from underneath the one on top.
I then layered some of the beautiful white flower lace in these paper layers as well. It looks so feminine and soft.

I did some faux stitching on this layout with a Distress Marker pen, oopps from my stash..
I drew the dashes around several edges of my paper layers, this is another very easy way to add a little detail to your layouts and perfect if you dont have a sowing machine or cant bare to actually sow on your papers!!

I used a combination of the 49 & Market flower, which are the bigger pink ones and then some smaller Prima flowers. You can see other places I have added the flower lace too.
I also used a punch in odd random places on the edge of my layers to add a little more detail.

Products used on this layout:

From the kit:

* Prima: Santorin Collection: Enjoying the Sun
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Mix & Match
*Prima: Santorini Collection: Summer is around the Corner
* Creative Embellishments: Chipboard: Music Score
* White Flower Lace
* 49& Market Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Blush Jardin Secret
* Prima Flowers: #631994
* Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: resins: Garden Treasures #892463
* Prima; Say it in Crystals: Santorini: #994280

Other products used:

* Martha Stewart Punch
* Stampendous: Embossing Powder: Detail White
* Tim Holtz: Distress Marker Pen: Hickory Smoke

 

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Ginny  🙂

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Forever Memories ~ Mixed Media Layout By Heather Thompson

I made another fun page from our recent trip over seas with the card kit, so  many more things you can make than just cards, why not a full layout page. This is a photo from our trip overseas,  my great friend Laneen and I eating at a little sidewalk cafe along in the wonderful city of Arnhem. These are truly forever memories. Tres Jolie Layout July 2018.jpg

I made a video of how this all came to be. I altered the photo to make it more vintage looking, and just went to town on putting it all together

Here are a few more close-ups.

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Friends layout with Ginny

Hello all,

It’s my last project of the month using the Tres Jolie July kit.

I have really enjoyed creating with this kit, I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the designs created by our DT.

My layout this time is based around a central design. It is a simple layout using a texture base stencilled background and some embellishments framing the photo.

I used one of the plain dotty papers for a background paper.

My focal background paper I trimmed 1cm off on two sides to reduce it enough in size to see a border of the dotty paper when it is mounted on it.
I punched the edge in random places around the paper and then distressed the edges.

I chose a lovely flourish stencil (not sure of the brand of this one from my stash) and designed the stencilling so that when I add the central design some of the stencilling will show out from under the edges.

My photo is layered on a neutral patterned paper with the doilies and overlapped on the chipboard piece that has been heat embossed with a white embossing powder.

I then added the flowers, leaves, badges, some metals and Nuvo drops around the layout to finish it.

Here are some close ups of the finished layout.

I again used some fussy cut butterflies cut from that gorgeous paper full of them!

The title was a chippie from my stash but was perfect for this layout so I had to use it. It is just simply covered with a couple coats of white gesso.

Everything on this layout is from the July Scrapbook Kit except the metal cogs (which are from the Mixed Media Kit) and the chippy title. The texture paste is from the June Mixed Media kit.#

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Butterfly Canvas By Heather Thompson

Using inspiration from the beautiful mood board, I wanted to use something with the butterfly. I also incorporated the frames in the canvas. I Used products from the main kit and the mixed media kit.

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Using moulds from my stash, I made various butterflies and picked out the ones that i thought would look the best.

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Here is the video, a little longer than I usually make, I get how time is limited for most of us. Thank you for watching.

Here are a few close-ups of the canvas and the moulds.

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Fussy cut layout with Ginny

Hello all,

Ginny here today with a layout made with the Tres Jolie July Kit.

This one I think is my favourite one from this kit that I have created this month.
I did some fussy cutting from the beautiful Lemoncraft papers to create layers and detail on this page…

I used 2 identical photos on this layout. One I kept whole and the other I cut in half! Shock horror!
The cut one I layered either side of the whole, slightly offsetting it.

These papers from Lemoncraft were perfect for fussy cutting! I cut out two large flower clusters and used these either side of my photos.
The photos and these two layers are set up of the page using cardboard but you could use foam pads.
I do like a little dimension to my pages. Lifting layers off the page also allows you to slot embellishments under layers to soften edges and create a real 3d effect.

You dont need to use too many embellishments to create a pretty and lovely looking layout. This layout doesn’t really have much on it but with the choice of papers and the fussy cutting it looks a full and covered page.

I used the doily under the photos as another layer and added some stamping with a stamp from my collection to add extra detail, another feature with out having to use an embellishment, so if your near the end of your kit and struggling for embellishments, remember things like stamping to fill a layout out.

I did some pink splattering in the background using the pink PearlEx mixed with water and a paint brush, I cut the some little flowers out of the beautiful gold lace and stuck them around the layout too!

Im a real fan of the NuvoCrystal drops and all the lovely colours they come in. The one in the kit is called Buttermilk. I used the Nuvo around the layout with the odd drop here and there!
The crystal drops are from my stash but just thought they added a beautiful effect to the design and gave it a bit of extra bling. You can never have too much bling!!!!!

 

 

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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.

 

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Large Vintage Tag By Heather Thompson

Using the Kaisercraft paper pack from the card Kit I made this large vintage tag using the large tags from Creative Embellishments . Lost of layers and and some softening of the flowers and I got a vintage look I was aiming for.

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Using various products from the card kit, and the Kaiser Craft Paper Pack, I cut elements out to add to the tag. Here is a video for you to see how this all came together.

Here are a few more close-ups.

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