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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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“Dream” Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday, crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing the last layout I made with the beautiful July scrapbooking kit. I’ve had my eye on this picture I found on Pinterest for a layout for quite some time, and this kit was perfect to showcase it with the Violet Silence papers by Lemoncraft!

I started the layout by ripping the purple sheet, and the adding it to the ivory sheet of paper. I created some background texture with a script stamp and purple pigment ink, and then a music notes stencil and clear texture paste.

I cut a piece of chipboard into a circle frame, and then added some of the Nuvo drops to the circle in a thick layer, then added some white embossing powder for a textured, distressed look.

I was out of the purple flowers from the kit so I added some form my stash to coordinate with the ivory 49 and Market flowers. I tore apart some of the ivory flowers to use the inside layers for some smaller sizes.

 

I decided to cut up the gold trim from the kit. I cut the small flowers away from the scallop part of the trim- I used that as a layer under my photo mat. I placed the smaller flowers to peek out from under the flower clusters, and also to add to the proximity of the title from my stash,

 

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Fussy cut layout with Ginny

Hello all,

Ginny here today with a layout made with the Tres Jolie July Kit.

This one I think is my favourite one from this kit that I have created this month.
I did some fussy cutting from the beautiful Lemoncraft papers to create layers and detail on this page…

I used 2 identical photos on this layout. One I kept whole and the other I cut in half! Shock horror!
The cut one I layered either side of the whole, slightly offsetting it.

These papers from Lemoncraft were perfect for fussy cutting! I cut out two large flower clusters and used these either side of my photos.
The photos and these two layers are set up of the page using cardboard but you could use foam pads.
I do like a little dimension to my pages. Lifting layers off the page also allows you to slot embellishments under layers to soften edges and create a real 3d effect.

You dont need to use too many embellishments to create a pretty and lovely looking layout. This layout doesn’t really have much on it but with the choice of papers and the fussy cutting it looks a full and covered page.

I used the doily under the photos as another layer and added some stamping with a stamp from my collection to add extra detail, another feature with out having to use an embellishment, so if your near the end of your kit and struggling for embellishments, remember things like stamping to fill a layout out.

I did some pink splattering in the background using the pink PearlEx mixed with water and a paint brush, I cut the some little flowers out of the beautiful gold lace and stuck them around the layout too!

Im a real fan of the NuvoCrystal drops and all the lovely colours they come in. The one in the kit is called Buttermilk. I used the Nuvo around the layout with the odd drop here and there!
The crystal drops are from my stash but just thought they added a beautiful effect to the design and gave it a bit of extra bling. You can never have too much bling!!!!!

 

 

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“#beautiful” Layout with Rae using for the Mood Board Challenge

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

Today I’m sharing a layout I made for the Mood Board Challenge using the July kit.

Here’s the mood board:

I chose to use some of the Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper that had pink flowers on it to coordinate with the hot pink Kaisercraft flowers. I was inspired by the polka dot fabric in one of the mood board pictures, so I repeated the use of circles by adding a circle stencil, a doily, a piece of Lemoncraft flair, polka dot paper, and adding dots to the chipboard frame (from my stash) and some purple and green berries (also from my stash).

I tore apart the 49 and Market ivory flowers and added the Kaisercraft hot pink flowers to make those pink flowers POP. I also added some pink chalk ink to the ivory flowers.

This closeup below gives a good view of the paper layers, and shows how the flower cluster and leaves, as well as the pink lace chipboard are a contrast to the softness of the hues of the papers.

The frame under the picture is a Dusty Attic chipboard frame from my stash, but really, any oval frame would do the job here. I painted it white, added some purple pigment ink for a distressed look to blend with the papers, and added accents with the Nuvo drops from the kit. If you haven’t had the chance to try Nuvo drops, you NEED to! They are self-leveling, so they will dry dimensional, but not uneven.

 

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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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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.

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Gold layout with Ginny

It’s Friday again… and I’m back with another layout for you from the gorgeous July kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

I have used the natural cream colours in the kit on this layout highlighted with the gold….. have you seen that gold lace in the kit yet? It’s gorgeous!!

Here is the layout

I have some photos for you of my process in creating this layout.
So lets get on and show you.

Start off by choosing a background paper and a feature paper. Cut the second paper to make a border down the middle. Distress the edges and ink all edges on both papers. Stick 2nd paper down the middle, mine is slightly offset from the middle.

Cut a strip of the GORGEOUS gold lace and stick down overlapping the left hand edge of paper 2.

Next choose a stencil and using white texture paste spread in patches over the layout where you ant the stencilling to show.

So you end up with something like this.

Fit the chosen photo on the back of the biggest shabby white frame.
And hot glue onto the layout.

I love this butterfly sheet…. cut out 3 butterflies of choice.

I used the beige flowers from the kit and started to arrange on the layout with the butterflies.
The smaller shabby frame I glued to the lower right side of the design to balance it.

I had some Viva Inka Gold in my stash which using my finger I have rubbed over the higher parts of the pattern on the shabby frames.

I then used a stamp from my stash and some Toffee Versafine ink….

….. and stamped down the edge of paper 2.
I added some Nuvo in groups of 3 drops…..

…… and dropped some microsphere beads into it whilst it was still wet to create berries.

I then stamped some flourishes from a stamp out of my stash . Using stamps is a great way to create extra embellishments or even just embellishments in a colour to fit in with what you are creating. They help to fill out a design or add an extra feature.

Fussy cut the flourishes out.

Add them to the flower clusters on the layout.

I also stamped a title verse and fussy cut that out and added to the layout.

And voila!!

I love the neutral colour tones to this layout from a very predominate purple kit!

Hope you like it too!

Here are some close ups….

Products Used on this layout:

From July Scrapbook Kit

* Lemoncraft : Violet Silence paper collection
* Gold Lace
* Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resins: #892098
* 49 & Market: Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Ivory Jardin Secret
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Buttermilk

Other products used

* Ranger: TexturePaste; Opaque Matte (previous kit)
* Versafine Archival ink; Toffee
* Prima Cling Stamps
* 13 Arts Microspheres brown (previous kit)
* Viva Inka Gold

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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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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.