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“This Beautiful Life” August Sketch Challenge Layout

Hello everyone! This week I am back with my project for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kits. I originally had created a different layout using one of the beautiful papers from the August Scrapbook Kit which were from AB Studios Diva collection. But I then decided to create a different layout using two other papers only because one of our other designers from our team Rae used the same papers and created a stunning layout so I decided I would just create a different layout using some of the other beautiful papers. Great minds think a like when you have team members with the same ideas for projects *giggle giggle*.

This layout was fairly easy to create. When I first began crafting I always found making layouts to be intimidating even though the same process is used when creating a handmade card. So when I came across these challenges based on a “sketch”, I was able to catch on fairly quick.  So if you are like I was or if you just need a quick idea for a layout, these sketch challenges and mood board challenges make it that much easier to create something beautiful in the process.

I began by  taking some of the Lindy’s Magicals in Bayou Boogie Gold and adding some water to them, and just go long the edges of the papers with a small brush. I also did the same process along the edges of another of the beautiful papers from the kit that I trimmed a little smaller.

I used  the same mixture of magicals and water to the chipboard pieces that I selected for this layout such as the Dusty Attic Ornate Pendant chipboard pieces and the skeleton keys. I set those aside and started on the layout by adhering the smaller design paper that I had cut and used magicals alongside the edges as well.

Once I that was adhered I began by adhering the chipboard with the magicials onto the page following the sketch provided for this month. I then cut and distressed a couple of tags from the cut out page from the collection. I added some gold ribbon from my stash to them.

I added my photo featuring my 4 children whom are my world! I printed it black/white on Matte Photo Paper and used some chipboard to prop it up a little and then adhering one of the 49 & Market stitched frames from a previous kit onto my photo. I then was able to adhere the flowers and ephemera pieces onto the layout. I adhered a decorative strip also to the bottom of the smaller piece of paper. I made a small flower cluster on the right hand top corner and added a resin piece that came in the kit. I loved the sentiment that came in the ephemera kit “This Beautiful Life” so I decided to add that title to my layout.

 

I do hope that you will enter this sketch challenge this month! You can use any kit or supplies you have to join this challenge. If you do make sure you share with us on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe. This way you have a chance to win something great from Tres Jolie kits! Stay tuned for more projects coming this month from the rest of the Tres Jolie Design Team Members. I myself will be back next week with another project! So stay tuned!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–August Mixed Media Kit–Altered Paintbrush

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

This week I have used items from the August Mixed Media kit, along with items from my stash, to create this altered paintbrush.

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I used the Prima Modeling Material with the Finnabair Mould to create the bust and flourishes, which I “painted” with the Lindy’s “Bayou Boogie Gold” Magical Powder, and after I prepared my paintbrush I used the Distress Oxide Sprays to add the background color. Check out my process video to see how everything came together!



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I used some Prima/Finnabair Crackle texture Paste on my background (from my stash) with a couple of stencils I have collected from previous Tres Jolie kits! After the paste had dried I used the three Distress Oxide Sprays from this month’s kit to give the background some color. Plus, I finished off two packs of flowers, both of which I had been hoarding from previous Tres Jolie kits.

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I love the mould that came in the kit this month, and I especially love that it is an item I will be able to keep in my stash to use over and over again! Some items, like the glitter I sprinkled about from a previous Tres Jolie kit, will (eventually) run out, but that mould will be in my stash forever!

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I hope you enjoyed this altered paintbrush and I hope it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media kit! Stay crafty!


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August Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from the August Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:*Prima Flowers Item# 642730, *Prima Stencil Item#564278, *Prima/Finnabair Stencil Item# 966676, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Prima/Finnabair White Crackle Texture Paste, *49 & Market Blossom Blends “Aloe”,” *Darice Gold Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Krylon Workable Fixatif, 4-inch paintbrush

Mixed Media “Trees by Streams of Water”

Happy Wednesday y’all!!  Michelle here, giving you a fun dose of mixed media today!!

Today I’m playing with the awesome Redesign Modeling Material by Redesign by Prima, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray by Ranger & Lindys Magical metallic powder that were in the August mixed media kit.  I also picked out a stamp I liked with a simple, deep cut design to use that would make a good impression.

I started out by taking a good portion of the modeling material and pressing it flat on to a nonstick surface that I knew it would release easily from.  Then  I firmly stamped the rubber stamp into the modeling material.

I allowed the modeling material to dry, you can speed this up a bit with a heat gun but you may need to allow it to dry a few hours to overnight.

Next I sprayed the piece well with the “bundled sage” Distress Oxide Spray and lightly blotted the excess to create a unique effect.

Finally I applied a bit of water to my work surface and then began to dip my wet paint brush in the Lindy’s Magicals gold metallic powder, and then brushing along the edges and high spots of my stamped modeling material …rewetting my brush as needed.

I applied my finished piece on to a prepared mixed media canvas board.

If you would like to recreate the look of this board, I simply applied some texture medium that had a lot of grit to it and added some extra texture pebbles to the edges then painted the entire board black.  After it was dry I brushed on some of the gold Lindy’s magicals kinda like a rich water color, leaving it almost powdery in some spots for extra grit.  I then applied some light sage green acrylic paint to the raised textured areas and tucked some natural moss under my adhered stamped modeling material piece.

I’m pretty smitten with it and I hope you are too!  Hopefully this helps you think a bit out the box on how you can use the mediums included in this month’s amazing mixed media kit!!

 

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August “follow along” layout based on the sketch of the month

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the August 2020 scrapbook kit. These papers from AB Studios are gorgeous. I’ve done a follow along with me layout based on the sketch this month.

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the sketch:

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

 

This layout was created with just items from the Scrapbook kit. This is a new thing we created after we’ve had some request for more detailed instructions for the projects. For this layout I have a video to follow along with.

Here is the video:

This is our second “follow along” project this month. DT member Crystal did one with the August mixed media kit, so don’t forget to check that out.

 

 

 

Don’t forget we also have our monthly challenge. Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Why not, you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. Our July challenge just started, so there is still plenty of time to join.

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“Hope” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Our August kit reveal was last week, and I am so in love with everything, especially the scrapbook kit featuring the AB Studios collection, Diva. Here’s another look:

The color combo is amazingly beautiful, and the paper is beyond gorgeous!  As soon as I saw the paper, I knew exactly what I was going to do for our sketch challenge this month.  Take a look at the sketch Kim made:

And here’s what I came up with:

I adore the “bonus sheet” from the Diva collection- it was perfect as a base for the sketch! In fact, the graphics on the sheet, paired with the images to fussy cut made this an incredibly simple layout.  There’s no stamping or stenciling and it still feels “complete.”

In the closeup below, you can see the punching- I cut the base paper right at the end of the design on the paper, then used a edge punch on the inside of both pieces.  You can also see the many images that I fussy cut- I typically cut right at the edge of the design, but for something different to do, I left a tiny white edge and I like how it came out.

I didn’t just add the fussy cut flowers and leaves to the flower clusters- I also add them randomly on the page for added dimension and a slightly different flow of the design.

The blue chipboard is from Dusty Attic- I love these, and I’m so happy Kim paired them with this paper collection.  I shabbily painted the pieces with white acrylic paint, then embossed them with powder from my stash (Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Glaze in Speckled Egg).

You can also see one of the Scrapapholic chipboard fancy keys- I painted those with a grey acrylic paint, then randomly added some black and white embossing powders.

In this closeup below, you can see the many layers of fussy cutting and tags I used for the design. I added white twine to the tags.

I also added twine to the metal title tag (from my stash). I added some grey acrylic paint to the tag for a distressed effect, which made it hard to capture sharply in a picture.  It reads, “Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul”- an Emily Dickinson quote.

Be sure to check out our Facebook group (link below) so you can play along with us for the sketch challenge this month.  Anyone can join: you can use whatever supplies you have! 🙂

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“Blessed” Ringed Mini Album

Hello crafty friends!! Today I’m sharing the first project I created using the August Card, Tags, & More kit. This kit came with some beautiful papers, cut outs & my favorite was the gold doilies. The entire kit was beautifully put together and very easy to put together.

 

If you purchased this kit and have never created a ringed mini album, the one thing I can tell you is that this is the easiest kind of mini album that you can create. I think these are fun to make for any level but most definitely for beginners, this is what I would go with.

Here is the process video of how I created mine. I hope you can get an idea of what I did , it honestly is very easy. Everything that Kim put in this kit makes it that easy. Maybe the only thing that took any kind of work was cutting the chipboard she provided to size,  which you can cut yours to any size you would like. Mine measures 8 1/2 X 8 1/2.

I hope that you like what I came up with this month. If you purchased this kit, please don’t forget to share with us your final project on the Facebook page Tres Jolie Kit Club . Also don’t forget to join in this month’s sketch challenge!

I’ll be back next week with my next project. See Ya then….

Hugs,

Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–August 2020 Mixed Media Kit–*Follow Along With Us*

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you my “Follow Along With Us” project for the month using the August Mixed Media Kit. Now, I’m not going to lie, this project fought back! This was just one of those times that I was having problems getting my hands to do what my brain was picturing. As you’ll discover in the video, in the end I had to do a voice-over to explain what I did, but I’m rather pleased with the end result!

The stems are actually a rather happy accident. I didn’t originally plan for them to be “broken,” but when they came apart I realized I rather liked the look. Now, as I’ll also note in the video, I would paint the “Bayou Boogie Gold” Magical Powder on my mushrooms and stems before adding them to the canvas. If you do (and don’t add the “Antique Linen” first) they will match the flowers. If you do it the same way I did in the video then your mushrooms will look like mine here. When I was working on it I hadn’t planned to have them gold originally, but after I got them glued down I decided to make them pop off the canvas more! (Have I mentioned this project just wanted to fight me every step of the way? LOL!)

Check out my video and follow along!



You don’t need a mould to use modeling material! I formed my stems and mushrooms by hand! I didn’t try to make them the same or perfect, I just played around with the modeling material until I liked what I made. (Which isn’t in the video due to this project fighting me the whole time! If I remember correctly, I thought my camera was running, but I was mistaken. Sorry!!)

     

At some point in time, although I can’t say when exactly after everything this project put me through, I decided to cluster all the flowers from the mould together where the mushroom stems intersected!

Even though the acrylic sealer had an effect on the Oxide Spray, I can tell you that had not happened to me before, so I am thinking I should have set it aside longer to dry. I’m not disappointed, just surprised. And sometimes surprises work out!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you an idea or two about how to use the items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! Thank you for joining us and I’ll see you again soon!


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August 2020 Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this month’s mixed media kit (from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

*Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer

Cosmic Gypsy Board

Hey y’all!  It’s Michelle here today and I have channeled my inner gypsy girl to give you a fun, easy, artsy and functional project that you can easily do with your Tres Jolie Mixed Media August kit right out of the box!

I call this my cosmic gypsy board and you can use it as a chalkboard, menu board, grocery list, agenda, quote board, etc!!

I started off by making the clay pieces first so they could air dry (you can speed it up a bit with a heat gun but overnight air dry is best).  To make these pieces use the Prima Modeling Material pressed into the Prima Mould and release it immediately to air dry before painting with a black gesso from a previous kit (you could also use black acrylic) and then spraying with the sage colored Distress Oxide Spray.  For the scrolls you make them the same way with the modeling material in the mould and after dried apply black gesso but for these I applied a gold wash made from the Lindys Magical powder and water to make a metallic watercolor.

Next paint the entire canvas with black gesso (or black acrylic) and allow to dry.  I then taped off the center of the canvas to form a frame around the outside.  Then spray the Distress Oxide Sprays by Ranger along the exposed border.  I also mixed in a bit of the alcohol inks from last month’s kit and allowed the inks and colors to mix as I tilted the canvas around.  You can aid the mixing process as well as the drying process by using a heat gun.  I also painted a gold border around the black chalkboard area with the gold metallic watercolor paint I created with the Lindy’s Magical gold powder.

Finally I glued the clay pieces down to the canvas.

I hope you enjoyed this fun little versatile project!  Check out my process video to see it all coming together!

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August 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Where has the year gone? It’s August already, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie August 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our August 2020 kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with new to us international papers from AB Studios and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has some fun and exciting mediums.

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 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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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.

For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous sketch. The sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the August 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on August 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club – July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you the junk journal I created using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit. I had such a blast making this journal, and even though I didn’t originally intend to kill the kit, as I kept going it became a personal challenge to see if I could get everything in!

For the video, I put the flip-through in at the beginning, then followed it up with the process. I hope you take a peek at it and enjoy it! Below the video, I have added a few photos of the finished journal.


Video:


I used the new Tim Holtz color, “Speckled Egg,” throughout the journal. It went beautifully with the Stamperia papers that came in this month’s kit. For the resin pieces, I used some of the “Speckled Egg” oxide and embossing glaze, and some “Gathered Twig” Distress Crayon.

I pieced together the smaller “left-over” pieces to cover the “manila” colored tags that came in the kit and added some string from my stash.

I cut out the ATC sized cards from the paper and attached them to one side of the popcorn bag that came in my kit! (Your bag may be different) I turned the two music prints into envelopes and added them in, and peeking out of this one is a little notebook I made from the largest left-over piece I had and some standard notebook paper.

The final page and inside of the back cover, which contains a flip out.

I hope you enjoyed this project and had a chance to see my process video, most of it is sped up, but I do stop to explain in quite a few areas! Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie!


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July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit (The ephemera in the kits may vary.)

 

In addition to this months kit, I used:
Tim Holtz – Distress Crayon “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Ink “Speckled Egg” & “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Spray Stain “Speckled Egg” & Gathered Twigs,”  Distress Oxide Ink “Speckled Egg,” Distress Oxide Spray “Speckled Egg,” Distress Paint “Speckled Egg” & “Antique Linen,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Speckled Egg,” Tim Holtz Mini Stencil THMS035, Staz On “Timber Brown” & “Olive Green,” Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 190, Fiskers 1” Circle Punch, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Ranger Brayer, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, E6000, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, String (from Target, I think), Notebook Paper, 1 sheet of kraft paper