“Always Beautiful” Sketch Challenge By Heather Thompson

Hello All, another sketch this month from Tres Jolie so beautiful and elegant.  This sketch showcases elements that could be used from the main kit.
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Here is my take on the sketch, I loved the different elements from the paper and did a fair amount of fussy cutting. I am not big fan on detail cutting but some of the papers are just perfect for that.
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Here are some close-ups for you.

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Such elegant elements for fussy cutting.

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I made a video, but I spared you the fussy cutting.

I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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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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Happy Scrapping!

Ginny 🙂

 

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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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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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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Shabby Chic Blank Layout By Heather Thompson

I was asked to make a gift for a mother and her new baby, I thought I would make a pretty layout and leave the photo blank, having kids of my own, I always tried to get the one special picture, just them and me. So this a shabby chic layout, only given the information of a little bit of pink white and silver. Hopefully this will work. Tres Jolie 12x12 page.jpg

Here is a short video for you all.

I hope you enjoy how elegant this all came together. Using very few supplies from my own stash, I created this beautiful page. Here are a few close-ups

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June 2018 Canvas-Cream Catcher By Heather Thompson

I wanted to make something creative with the main kit and the fussy cut elements that came with the 13 arts paper. SO I decided make a dream catcher. Not having an embroidery ring to part with, I just made my own hoop to used out of a plastic lid. It worked perfect, and it didn’t cost a thing.

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Here is the video for you all

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Very creative how the piece evolved, here are some close-ups.

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Mixed Media Canvas by Ginny

Hello All!

Here is my last project made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

This is my second project made with the Mixed Media Kit….. a canvas.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this project, it was so much fun!

So lets go through step by step and I can show you how the end result was achieved!

I started by painting the 5×7 inch canvas with clear gesso

I used the two brown Alcohol Inks from the Mixed Media Kit, Caramel and Latte.
I added a blue, Stonewashed and a mixative, Gold, from my stash as well.

I sprinkled droplets of the two inks, Caramel and Latte onto the canvas.

I then used some blending solution over the ink droplets to make them ‘run’ and blend together.

This solution was also from stash but is handy when working with alcohol inks.

This is what the canvas looked like after the blue and gold had been added with more blending solution.

I cut the leaves and flowers from 13 Arts paper……..

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and the flowers….

I then used the texture paste from the Mixed Media Kit with a stencil to add more detail across the layout.

To adhere the fussy cut leaves and flowers to the canvas I used a gel medium and used it underneath and over the top of the cut pieces to completely stick them and protect them on the canvas.

The butterflies from the Prima set I did slightly differently to each other. The big butterfly I painted the concave parts with the gold Mixative. the smaller one I gently rubbed the gold over the risen pattern only wit my finger.

Then using a piece of cloth I then gently rubbed in some of the blue alcohol ink around the risen borders of the butterflies in various depths of strength.

I glued these to the canas with my hot glue gun.

Next I used these Microspheres from the Mixed Media kit….

a poured/sprinkled them where I wanted them into already applied gel medium.
The medium will take a while to dry but will dry clear leaving just the microspheres.

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And I created a butterfly trail with them too!

Thus erse was cut from the paper I showed you earlier too and I inked round the edges with the gold mixative.

I popped it on a piece of cardboard to add height and glued onto the canvas.

And here is the finished canvas.

Products Used on this Project:

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima: Matte Resin Craft Blanks – Butterflies
Tim Holzt: Alcohol Inks: Caramel & Latte
13 Arts: Brown Microsperes
13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things
Ranger: Texture paste: opaque white

Other products used:

5 x 7 canvas
Clear gesso
Tim Holzt: Alcohol Ink Stonewashed
Tim Holzt: Alcohol ink mixative gold
Tim Holzt Blending Solution
Stencil
Gel Medium

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I cant wait for next month!

Ginny 🙂

Bag and Tag Set June 2018 Card Kit By Heather Thompson

I enjoy making matching things, so Today I want to share a gift bad and loaded tag set I made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I was at a weekend retreat so I apologise now for the shadows in filming.

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I basically just measure the back and ends and  cut and folded appropriately.

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The tag is just layers of goodness. Lots of elements from the card kit.

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Here is a video

I hope this gives you ideas on quick and easy alterations to to plain Jane gift bags.

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Dream layout

Hello all,

I’m back with another layout today made using the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

This layout is actually very simple, with only a little paper layering, and fussy cutting.

For this one I used the 13 Arts papers in the kit.

These are gorgeous papers from 13 Arts.

I used one of the papers as a torn background border down the centre of my layout, the edges torn as always!

I ran a piece of the beautiful lace down one side of this paper layer just slightly slotting it underneath.

And splattered the background with the Patina Ink from the Mixed media kit.

Again I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout. I slotted them into my photo backing layers along with the lovely resin feathers.

The photo is popped up on an a piece of cardboard so I have plenty of room to slot other embellishments under. My photos are backed with a piece of matching 13 Arts Paper with torn edges (or use a distressing tool)

I added some lovely lace leaves, the shabby chic resins feathers and flowers.

I cut the word for my title out of the 13 Arts paper: All Good Things.

Products from the Scrapbook Kit:

13 Arts: Until Dawn: In the Garden

13 Arts: Until Dawn: Frosty Garden

Prima: Vintage Floral Collection: Pink Promises

13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things

Prima: Resin Icons: #573355

White Lace

Products from the Mixed Media Kit

Ranger: Alcohol Ink: Patina 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today….

I hope you are enjoying all our Design Team Projects we have been sharing with you on the blog so far this month!

Happy scrapping

Ginny  🙂