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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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……..

like so…..

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.

Like this…

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 🙂

Simple & Elegant Layout By Phyllis

Hello Crafty Friends Phyllis here to share another layout I created using Tres Jolie June Kit!  The papers in this kit are Gorgeous!  In my creative mind I could see wedding layouts with 13 Arts papers from the kit so for this layout that’s what stuck in mind!

I started out using 13 Arts Days & Nights paper used it for the base of my layout.  Then I took 13 Arts All Good Things paper and tore the woodgrain side and used the torn part on the otherside to lay behind the woodgrain paper.

I added the beautiful lace from the kit for nice texture and also adding elegance to the design.

I cut up my matting from 13 Arts Cold Days and Sending Flowers papers,  layered them and then added dimension recycling my packages that come in the mail.  I also added some cheesecloth from my stash behind the photo matting.

I added Prima’s Floral Sprig of flowers and Prima’s paper flowers that come in the kit.  The yellow Prima flowers were a nice pop to the layout!

With Prima’s Resin Watering can and Ladder I added a light coat of Acrylic paint just to add a little color to it.  I also added the Leaf appliques that come in the kit,  they’re so beautiful and add a nice touch to the layout!

From my stash I added some Art Stones for a touch of texture and interest!  I completed the layout by splattering some Gold and Baby Blue acrylic paint.

Here you can see the layers of paper and embellishments!

 

The papers in Tres Jolie June Kit are so Elegant and have a vintage feel to them,  you will love them!  There are so many options to create your memories with!  Hope you get a chance to create with this beautiful kit!  Be sure to enter your creation for the June Sketch Challenge!

You can check back on the Tres Jolie 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.

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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.

June Sketch Layout with Ginny

Hello everyone!

Ginny here with you today, to share with you my sketch layout for the challenge this month here at Tres Jolie!

Here is the sketch:

 

Dont you agree it’s a gorgeous sketch to get the inspiration going? Carry on reading further down this blog post for details on how you can enter this months challenge.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch

Photo Tutorial

I have done a step by step photo tutorial of my process making this layout.

I chose my backing papers, this one – Misty Foils.

and this one – The Good news.

After trimming 1cm off from round all sides of the paper, I then heavily distressed it – to the point some of you will think I’ve torn it!

Layer this paper up on top of the ‘The Good News’ paper

I cut some small pieces of the lace, about 1 1/2″ and slotted them into the bigger gaps/tears round the edges of the top background paper. This is a cheat, it makes it look like there is a border of lace in between the background papers but saves you on the amount of lace used so you loads more lace for another project!

I used the chipboard piece, I painted it first with gesso and then when dry I heat embossed it with a white and silver embossing powder.

I placed my photo through the chipboard oval and glued it on the layout.

I cut a piece of the beautiful lace to fit the length of my top background paper and glued into position. I splatted the background with some drops of one of the alcohol inks from the Mixed Media kit.

I added a doily behind the photo and chipboard on the left.

I then used the pack of gorgeous pink paper roses ( I loved the leaves in this too)

I made an arrangement round the bottom left side of the photo/frame…

and a smaller one round the top right of the photo/frame

I bent the curled wires into a rounded shape

and added them into the flower clusters

I love these Shabby Chic Garden Treasures and used the ladder and the watering can in this layout.

I added the watering can to the left side of the layout, tucking it underneath some of the leaves.

Now for the little details… the microspheres I dropped into some gel medium dotted around the layout

I  tucked in some dusky red twine tied into bows into the flower clusters.

Lastly as sometimes happens when I design a page I start of not using texture paste and stencils and then by the end I decide I want to use it! This was one of those layouts, so at this point I then added patches of stencilling around the design.

Last thing on the layout was some random stamping with black distress ink. I think it just adds a bit more detail and depth to the background of the layout and makes the layout ‘pop’ .

And voila! a finished layout.

Fancy having a go yourself with the sketch?

So here is how to enter this months sketch challenge…

Create your layout by the end of the month and add the layout to the Facebook Gallery photo album to be in with a chance to win a prize,  which can be found here:

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog today. We all have lots more to share with you as the month goes on, so keep popping in! 🙂

Ginny  🙂

 

“Precious” Layout with Rae

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a layout I made using the lovely June scrapbooking kit. I have a whole collection of layout that I do using vintage images just for fun, and this is my latest one. I found this vintage image on Pinterest, which is my go-to source for vintage photos.

I kept this layout pretty simple- I didn’t do any stamping or stenciling, which is kind of unusual for me, but I LOVE the 13 Arts and Prima Marketing papers so much, I just wanted to let the beauty of shine through.

I started by ripping the blue 13 Arts paper, and adding it to the Prima Marketing blue rose paper. I distressed the paper edges with a paper distresser, and some grey ink.

I added some more layers using a die cut doily, and two tags that I cut free hand from the Prima Marketing paper. I added some thin twine to the tags from my stash. I cut some of the 13 Arts dark grey wood paper and added some lace to the photo mat. I like the balance it brings between the dark photo and paper and how it flows with the lighter papers of the background.

In this closeup you can see that I added the appliques to my flower clusters. I also added the Creative Embellishments berry chipboard- I inked the chipboard black, and then added some fine embossing powder in gold, intentionally leaving some parts without the powder to give the chipboard a distressed look.

Here’s a closer look at one of my flower/embellishment clusters where you can also see the Prima Marketing resin feathers. The blue flower is from my stash, but the pink ones, along with the leaves are from kit, from Little Birdie.

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June Mixed Media Kit Butterfly

Hello all! Ginny here!

I’m back today with my 1st project made with the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! I loved these butterflies from Prima to alter!

I have done a photo tutorial of my process in creating this altered piece.

So lets start…..  🙂

* I started with the Prima Matte Resins, I chose my butterfly to use with the stand.

*I gave the base a coat of gesso.

*To colour the butterfly and the base I used the Alcohol inks from the mixed media kit. 

*Put a drop of each colour on a craft sheet, I used some blending solution with the inks which makes them easier to use and then you get the blended/bleeding look.

*With a paint brush I roughly brushed over randomly the inks starting with the palest brown first and then the darker one to create a mottled effect. Drying slightly between each colour application

*When almost dry I then added the patina in various places over the top of the browns.

*I repeated this process with the stand.

*Also in the mixed media kit was the Magic Powder. I made a coloured paste with it and some beige acrylic pant and then added the paste in areas over the butterfly to add depth and texture.

*I cut some of the gorgeous green rhinestones from the kit and glued them on to the body of the butterfly. I added some cheesecloth to make the base of my embellishment cluster.

*I wanted to use some wording on my project, so I chose and cut out some words from the 13 Arts Paper All Good Things to use later.

*Now I built up the embellishment cluster using flowers and leaves from the June scrapbook kit, some smaller rhinestones cut into small lengths and draped over the cheesecloth and the leaves. Using some gel medium dabbed in places over the butterfly I then dropped some seed beads into it.

*I finished off with the cut out wording which I edged with some Viva Gold and then glued them onto the embellishment clusters.

*The base I did similarly with the cheesecloth first, then a leaf and flowers, gems and  wording.

*Lastly I used some more of the Viva Inka Gold from my own stash to the edges of the butterfly and to the antennae as well. 

*Gently push the butterfly onto the wire stand. There is a hole already in the base of the butterfly to do this.

*Now for a couple of close ups of the project.

Products used on this project.

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima: Matte Resin Craft Blanks Papillon

13 Arts: Magic Powder

Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque Matte

Tim Holzt: Alcohol Ink: Latte / Caramel / Patina

Prima: Relics & Artifacts 12″ Bohemian Jewels

13 Arts: Brown Microspheres 

Scrapbook Kit

Prima Flowers: #631239

13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things

Other Products:

Tim Holzt: Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution

Viva Inka Gold

Cheesecloth

Acrylic Paint: beige

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Ginny  🙂

A Sketch Layout with Rae

Hello crafty friends!

Yesterday was our reveal our first kit- it’s so pretty! Today, I’m sharing a layout I made based on the sketch for our monthly challenge. Kim, owner of Tres Jolie kits designed this sketch, filled with elegant and romantic details. Check it out:

And here’s my take on it:

The dark blue 13 Arts paper that I used for the background reminded me of the picture I used, so I started my layout knowing I was going to incorporate these dark elements into the sketch page. I really wanted to draw attention to the photo so I kept the dark paper and dark elements to a minimum, but gave the page a nice flow of the mixture of tones.

The lace peeking out from under the main paper layer is from the kit, but I used a couple of different blue mist sprays (Lindy’s Stamp Gang  Time Travel Teal, and Tibetan Poppy Teal) from my stash to give it the teal color. I did this because as I was building my design, incorporating a doily (from my stash) with the lace was a bit too unbalanced with all of the white.

Here’s a closeup that shows how the lace is two-tone with the different mists. And, you can see the embossing of the Creative Embellishments chipboard frame. I used WOW! Embossing Powder in Verdigris, which has an amazing two-toned color with the green and gold.

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting of the 13 Arts paper that I used for layers peeking from under the doily and flowers. There are some amazing leaves, flowers and feathers. I also cut a piece of the Prima paper that had some printed elements that I used under the picture.

I cut up the Prima beaded vine and used it in different sections of the layout, including the bottom left of the page to follow the sketch. I added blue pearls from my stash to complete the look.

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