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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Pinterest

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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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