More Havana Cards with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

Today I’m sharing more cards that I made using the card kit featuring the Prima Marketing Havana collection. I LOVE the colors!

So I made two cards very similar in the way that I designed them. This first one is a 6×6 square, so it’s rather large.

I started with cutting my layers- the Kaisercraft cardstock is slightly darker, completely complimentary to the greens in the Havana papers. The white layers are die cuts- I used the Kaisercraft border die from the kit, and a floral die from my stash.

I added faux stitching to all of the paper layers with a sewing wheel, paper piercer and fine tip black marker, which you can see clearer in the closeup below.

I added some pretty crystals from my stash, as well as some black and white splatters  of India ink to complete the look. The chalk inks I used were Tsukinedo Dew Drop in Ocean Oasis, and the pink is Old Rose from Prima Marketing.

 

Here’s another card I made using the same design concepts, but I added some die cuts from dies in my stash.

 

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Mintay Layout with Ginny

 

Hello all! Ginny here!

I’m back today with a layout created using the Mintay papers from the August main Scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

These papers are gorgeous!

Here is my layout:

 

I have also used the sketch again for this layout. For my layout the other day I turned the sketch around, this layout I have left in the format it was designed.

As usual my paper layers are all torn edges and they are inked too. I did the broad band across the middle with a lovely floral paper and highlighted it underneath with a piece of the blue lace.

 

 

The balloon chip board piece I have painted with gesso and then edged it with the same ink I inked the papers with.

 

 

My photo is layered up with some of the journal cards cut from the 12×12 paper. I curled some of the corners for extra detail.

 

 

I did a little fussy cutting of the pink flowers buds with the blue butterflies to add to my flower clusters.

 

 

My journaling (all be it small!) is fussy cut from the journal cards, distressed and inked.

 

Products Used on this Layout from Aug Kit:

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT-7th-03

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT- 7th – 06

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT-7th-01

*Prima Say it in Crystals: Santorini #994280

*Prima Flowers: #631994

*Prima Flowers: #632014

*49 & Market: Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Blush Jardin Secret

*Creative Embellishments: Chipboard: Lanterns

*Blue Lace

From Previous Kit:

*Prima: Resin Icons Feathers #573355

From my stash:

*Versafine: Archival Ink Toffee

*Gesso: white

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have fun creating with this August Kit. I cannot wait to see what you all do with the kit!

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Ginny  🙂

 

Havana Cards and the Card Sketch with Rae

Happy Saturday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing a couple of fun cards I made with the August card kit, and, I used the first Tres Jolie card sketch designed by owner Kim Heard. Look at how beautiful it is:

I do love to make cards, but I usually get carried away with the bulkiness of embellishments, so I usually just stick them in a box or a gift bag, and these ones are no exception! 🙂 Here are two I made based on the sketch:

Both cards were made using the same design. I started with two layers and added some distressing and chalk ink from my stash. The green is a Tsukinedo Dew Drop ink pad in Ocean Oasis, and the Pink is the Prima Old Rose one. I used both chalk inks on the tickets, banners, and the green on the Kaisercraft wood doilies as well.

I added some a doily and some floral die cuts that I cut from the Prima Havana papers. I also added some Dusty Attic chipboard coins (“Smile” on this card, and “Cherish” on the other one.) from my stash. I wanted them to look like pennies so I added some copper wax paste and the green chalk inkl.

To finish off the cards, I added some black and white splatters of India ink.

Here’s the other card- same design, just different papers, and slightly different elements.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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

 

Thanks for popping by to look at my layout today for Tres Jolie Kit Club.

Ginny  🙂

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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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August Sketch Layout with Rae

Hello, friends!

This month our design team will be sharing their projects made with the August scrapbooking, card, and mixed media kits.

Today I’m sharing a project that I made using the August scrapbooking kit along with this beautiful sketch designed by owner, Kim Heard:

Here’s my take on it:

I used papers from both collections from the kit: the Prima Marketing Santorini paper is the main paper, and I ripped a piece of the blue Mintay 7th Heaven paper. The rest of the layers are a combination of both lines.

I cut the piece of musical notes chipboard into two parts so it would be long enough to flow across the page under the cluster. I kept the treatment simple by adding some rose gold wax paste from my stash.

I added many flowers, all from the kit. And, under the flowers I added the Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals. To add elements from the sketch, I used a doily die with printer paper, and some chipboard flourishes.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog this Saturday! I hope you can join us for the sketch challenge this month! Here’s the link to where you can post your projects: CHALLENGE ALBUM. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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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:

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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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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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Altered Paint Brush with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Altering paintbrushes has been a real trend in the scrapbooking world for a while now, and Tres Jolie kits has an amazing mixed media kit this month that has a brush and A LOT of embellishments and mixed media to make your own! Check it out:

I just love how much mixed media you get- with white, black and clear gesso, the possibilities of different looks are abundant, combined with three different mica powders to boot!

Here’s the brush I made using the black gesso with all three colors of the mica powders.

I started my brush by gluing on a bunch of the embellishments. I did add a few items from my stash- the circles art Melange art pebbles from Prima Marketing.

For the next step I added two coats of black gesso, and letting it dry completely. Then I mixed up a batch of each color with water and gum arabic to create a permanent color on the black gesso.

On the bottom of the brush, I added the purple mica powder/water/gum arabic mixture. I could have let it air dry, but I wanted to give the bristles on the brush a worn texture, so I used a heat gun to melt the bristles.

On the side, I added the pink color. The colors mixed together nicely on the front of the brush, but I liked how this concentrated pink came out.

At the top of the brush, I added the blue mica mixture. I decided to not add as much mica on the circles because I wanted them to stand out. I added some pink wax paste to the circles after I finished applying all of the micas.

And, lastly here is a closeup to show how the mica colors blended together.

I’m anxious to get some more cheap brushes so I can try out the micas with the clear and white gessos.

And, great news: we still have a few mixed media kits available, so if you haven’t subscribed, you still have a chance to get an altered brush mixed media kit HERE!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

June Sketch Challenge Winner, and a layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a couple of things to share with you. First is the winner of our June sketch challenge: Donna Sergent! Take a look at this beautiful layout:

We LOVED the vintage vibe Donna created with this layout of a sweet young couple. The treatment of the chipboard frame looks amazing! The bits of ephemera and that cameo are perfect, not to mention those butterflies! Congrats, Donna! Your prize will be shipped with your next kit!

And, thanks to all who played along! We were blown away at all the gorgeous entries! Be sure to join us for our July mood board challenge!

I’m also sharing my first project made with the July scrapbooking kit, featuring the lovely Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper collection. For this layout I used the June Sketchabilities sketch.

I started out by cutting up the “wood” panel background paper in strips along wood lines, then I used a paper distress and added some brown distress ink along the edges for added dimension.

For my layers, I added the doilies from the kit, some paper layers, and added the Prima Marketing resin frame to the picture. I topped of the layers with butterflies I cut from one of the papers, the cream and purple 49 and Market flowers, as well as some small coordinating flowers from my stash. I also added the title “Shine” from my stash as well, which is a Dusty Attic piece that treated by adding some wax paste.

I added some stenciling of bricks to peek out from under the design. I used white crackle paste, then lightly used a foam applicator with brown distress ink over the crackles after the paste was dry.

I treated the Dusty Attic chipboard scroll by covering it with a thick layer of the Nuvo drops from the kit. While wet, I added a combination of gold and black embossing powder while the Nuvo drops will till wet, then used a heat tool to dry it- I let it bubble up to create this distressed old metal look.

I added the leaves under the flower cluster before gluing on the chipboard to the paper to create more dimension.

For this bottom cluster I added the smaller Prima resin frame, a tiny purple flower from my stash, and a Lemoncraft flair button to repeat some of the features from the main cluster on the layout.

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