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September Mood Board Layout by Ginny Hickmott

 

Hello!!  Ginny here with you all today!

It’s the beginning of the month again and a brand new Tres Jolie Kit!
This one is GORGEOUS!

I loved the neutral colours in the papers with a pop of the green colour coming through. I am not a fan of green but these are subtle and I loved working with them.

The mixed media kit this month is fantastic too, and my project took me back to my favourite place to be… the beach… you can see that project on the 14th…

My first project this month is a layout made with the scrapbooking kit. It is also my LO created for the mood board challenge this month too.

So lets show you my layout….

 

 

And here is the Mood Board for this month challenge.

 

I hava a photo process for you, so here goes….

This LO had a mixed media background, I have used a lot of paint in layers and dried each application of paint as I have gone along with a heat tool. The paint is from my stash and not included in the kit.

I started by painting the background paper with clear gesso. this primes the paper and makes it much more resistant to the use of mixed media and ‘wet’ products to help keep the paper from buckling and being misshapen. Dry with a heat tool.
I then started with my first paint, the DA Mountain Meadow.
There is no neat way to do this… when I say I splat the paper with a loaded paint brush that is exactly what I do! Just make sure your working area is clear of anything you do not want covered in paint!
After splatting the paint on I then brushed it over the centre of the paper a little as in the photo below.
Dry with heat tool.

Next is the gesso layer… white.
I watered the gesso down a bit, 1/3 water to 2/3 gesso, this just makes it splat/flick easier and gives a slightly more transparent coverage….

Again then brush the gesso to cover the centre of the paper….dry with heat tool.

 

Next the second green, the Peppermint Tea, love that name!
Each application of paint ends up covering a smaller space so you can still see the previous colours. Dry.

 

Now I added the grey paint and dried again

 

The next step is the stencilling. This stencil was in the Prima Flirty Fleur mixed pack of flowers, ephemera and stencil.
Using a texture paste add random patches of detail over the painted area keeping it mainly to the outside edges of the paint so I still shows after the photo has been added to the centre.

Paint the creative embellishment chipboard piece with gesso. This may need a couple of coats depending on the coverage you want.

 

Dry the gesso and then using the Nuvo Crystal drops ‘draw’ along all the flourishes to create a 3d effect Allow to dry naturally.

 

 

I decided to add some stamping too. I chose a stamp from my stash and used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp the details around the outside area of the paint.

Now adhere the photo to the layout. I backed my photo with cardboard to lift it off the background paper. I then glued the chipboard piece over the top of the photo.

I chose some small cutouts from the Prima Papers and cut them into two….

And pushed them into the layers on opposite sides of the photo/chippy.

Now arrange the flowers, slotting some underneath the chippy and some on top.
I put one cluster at the bottom left ‘corner’ and then the top right ‘opposite corner’.

The second cluster, to balance the design of the LO.

Last little details, add one of the Resin Butterflies on top of the chipboard.

And lastly add some of the black glitter gems.

Here are some close ups at different angles to show you the layers.

 

Products Used on this Layout:

From the Kit

* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur Collection: Something Floral
* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur: So Lovely
* Prima Marketing: Flowers ~634551 & Stencil
* Creative Embellishments: Flourish Circle
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Silver Lining
* Darice: Gems: Glitter Black
* Prima Marketing: Resin Icons: Insects #573317

From my Stash

* The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint DA0916 Mountain Meadow
* Indigo Blu: Englisg Cottage Acrylic Paint: Peppermint Tea
* Kaisercraft Paint: Cool Grey
* Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque White

Here is the scrapbook kit that I used for this layout.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Scrapping!

Ginny 🙂

 

September 2018 Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
September Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!
Thank you for joining our very first blog hop!

Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Tres Jolie on Facebook!!!

Tres Jolie September 2018 reveal

This months kit is filled with a combination of papers from Prima Marketing and Bo Bunny (we kept it local this month). You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie September 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

*Card Kit*

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits. Just visit  Tres Jolie subscribe.

The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts with this kit. Make sure you take the time on each blog to enjoy them.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a mood board. You can created a layout, card or OTP project using the mood board (doesn’t have to be with our kits, just no other kits please). You can be inspired by the colors or any object in the photos. Just let us know how you were inspired when you post your project.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the mood board challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

Want to win some prizes from Tres Jolie? 

Blog hop rules are listed below:

You have until midnight, central time, September 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Tres Jolie Blog by 09/17.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way. Plus there will be one secret winner from each blog.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: For extra chances to win, make sure you follow us on all our Social Media. I will leave the links below. If you already follow us, Thank you and mention it in your comments. Also leave us a review on our Facebook page and that will get you another entry.
 
4: Finally, go back to the Tres Jolie Blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can’t wait to hear from you.
My special word(s) is : Expensive
The party starts over at Ginny’s blog and ends back here. Have fun!
Blog Hop Order:
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks for joining us on our first ever Blog Hop!

Double Tag By Heather Thompson

Hello all, I’m back for my last post here at Tres Jolie Kit Club. I have had the opportunity to design for Kim and Tres Jolie. She has had some amazing kits with tons of beautiful elements.

So today to share a tag set I made with the Tres Jolie August Card Kit. This fun loaded tag was made with the paper pack from Prima. There was lots of details in the paper that worked great for fussy cutting and adding more elements to the tags. This is a tag inside of a tag. A little twist on just a plain tag.

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Here is a video I made for you all.

Here are a few close-ups for you.

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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‘Mum’ fussy cut layout by Ginny

Hello crafty peeps!

This is my last project for this month using the August kit for Tres Jolie Kit Club!

I have really enjoyed creating with this kit. The papers were lovely and I enjoyed all the fussy cutting that I was able to do with them.
This layout is kind of a double page to go with my previous layout earlier in the month which can be found on this link http://shabbypapers.blogspot.com/2018/08/mintay-layout-for-tres-jolie-kits.html
I used the same Mintay papers but swopped the colours from pink with blue highlights on the other layout to Blue with pink highlights on this one. I also used the same torn edged border but turned it to vertical instead of horizontal. The same flowers/colours/designs were copied onto this layout and obviously a double page about my Mum as she is in both photos.
These photos were taken as we sat in the garden talking on a lovely summers day a couple of months ago.
Here it is….

I have a photo step by step process for you to follow to see how I created this layout.

I used 4 mists in total. The first three colours I splattered using the nozzle removed from the bottle and shaking the nozzle and tube over the paper and the 4th, the blue chalk mist I sprayed normally to get more coverage. I tipped the paper up vertically after spraying to get the mist to run down the paper.

After drying I applied some texture paste with a stencil.

I inked the torn edges of the feature border paper and layered the blue lace from the kit underneath one side.

I added a strip of another contrasting paper under the other side, also torn and inked.

My photo I layered on…. yes you’ve guessed it, a torn paper layer and inked the edges.

I chose 4 journal cards, distressed the edges and inked

And then arranged them around my photo using double sided tape.

I then cut some fussy cutting out of the 12×12 Mintay papers and inked the edges.

I backed these with a small piece of cardboard to lift them of the papers and journal cards to add some depth to the design.

These were then slotted into my photo and journal card layers.

This arrangement was then stuck onto the background papers again with some cardboard behind it to lift of the background papers.
I added a fussy cut floral piece to the top right corner of the photo again backed with cardboard.

Next came the flower cluster….. a simple one with not too many flowers.

Add two smaller blue flowers to the main structure of the feature flower and the 2 leaves.

And then fill in with the smaller flowers.

I then finished off by adding some of he very pretty dazzler gems.

Voila!

 

Here are some close ups of the layout:

Products used on this layout;

From the Kit;

* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-02
* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-04
* Prima; Santorini Collection; Summer is around the Corner
* Blue Lace
* Prima Flowers; #631994
* Prima Flowers; #632014
* Prima; say it in Crystals; Santorini #99428

From my stash;

* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Soft Teal
* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Antique Gold
* Tattered Angels Mist; Crème de la Rouge
* Cosmic Shimmer: Chalk Mist; Pastel Blue
* Versafine: Archival Ink: Toffee

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy Scrapping

Ginny 🙂

 

Mixed Media Layout By Heather Thompson

 

Hi everyone, Heather here today to share a mixed media layout made with the Tres Jolie Main Kits and some elements from the Mixed Media Kit.

While trying to finish up some much needed holiday albums, I picked a photo of us visiting the the Wreck of 10 Sails. A spot where 10 British Ships en-route to the United States all wrecked on the reefs of the Cayman’s back in 1794.

TJ Layout August 2018

Such simple moments like these do make good memories, it was such a scenic view and the history behind the reef was just amazing.

This layout was a bit more simple for  me, I see layouts that are very elegant with very minimal layers and I wonder if I can try it am actually make something worth showing. So I have been experimenting with a ton less layers than I am used to.

I started with the mixed media kit on the background using various embossing powders. The powders I used were from Lindy’s;

I made a video if you want to follow along with the creative process.

Here are a few close ups

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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September Happenings

Hey everyone, Kim here. Boy do we have a bunch going on for September. Hmm…where do I start. Oh I know.

First, I want to say a big thank you and a fond farewell to Heather.

She happily agreed to be our first guest DT member. For the past 3 months, she has wowed you with her projects and videos. Stay tuned, she has a few more fab projects to share before the month is over.

Thanks so much Heather. I’m sure you will see her around the Cafe.

Next up, we have a new guest DT member joining us for the next 3 months. Let’s welcome Annie Carignan

Annie will start with our September kit. If you aren’t familiar with her work, let me tell you she is amazing. I have seen her projects with the September scrapbook kit and they are outstanding.

Annie will be on the blog later this week to do a formal introduction of herself, so make sure you stop by and give her a warm welcome.

Speaking of the September kit, if you are a subscriber kits will begin shipping this week. Most of you will probably have them for the long weekend. If you want in on any of the kits, subscribe now.

How about a sneak peek of the scrapbook kit:

For the full reveal of all our kits, come back on September 4th.  We will be having our first blog hop. There will be prizes and maybe a few other surprises.

Make sure you follow us on all our Social media so you don’t miss out. Here are the links:

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That’s all the September happenings I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.

All Smiles Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday crafty people!

Today I’m sharing a simple layout with a tutorial I made using the August scrapbooking kit. Some of the Mintay papers in the kit have some beautiful images that help guide designs, and this paper was perfect for a simplistic style.

I started my layout with treating some chipboard pieces. The lanterns are Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit. The clock and title are Dusty Attic from my stash. I treated all of the pieces with a couple of coats of white gesso.

I treated the clock with copper paint, and then added some wax paste for a distressed look.

In this closeup, you can see the worn look that the pastes create.

Next, I treated the lanterns with some sparkly paint, one in a shade of blue (Prima Sparks in Mermaid Sparkle) and pink (Prima Sparks in Butterfly Spells).

I kept the title simple by adding some blue pigment ink (Prima Color Philospohy in Summer Vibes).

Next, I traced the chipboard clock onto a piece of the Prima Santorini paper from the kit and cut it out. I distressed the circle, then added some chalk ink (Prima chalk in in Old Rose).

I used Glossy Accents in a fine tip container to adhere the chipboard to the paper.

Next, I added some adhesive tape to the back of the paper, and added some of the blue lace from the kit.

Closeup:

I wanted more layers to tuck under the clock, so I cut some of the Mintay papers with a tag die. I distressed the tags and added some sheer pink ribbon from my stash.

Before gluing the layers, I added some script stamping in Distress Ink (Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap). Some other layers of die cuts are also shown- the peach die cut is from my stash, and the white border is two pieces cut from the Kaisercraft die from the August card kit.

I made some small cuts under the lanterns printed on the paper, then stuck the chipboard lantern pieces into the cuts.

Here’s some closeups of the completed layout:

One of the last things I did was dry-brush some white gesso over the flowers to tone down the colors.

I also added some of the Prima Say it in Crystals from the kit.

And another closeup of the chipboard lanterns:

Thanks for taking the time to check out the Tres Jolie blog today!

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Mixed Media Canvas

Hello all,

Today I’m sharing my canvas I created with the Tres Jolie Kits August Mixed Media Kit.
In the kit you get this unusual triangle shaped canvas, some fabulous mixed media products, a stencil and some Prima flowers!

Let me show you how I went about creating this canvas with the following photo tutorial.

Here is the contents of the Mixed Media Kit.

This is the wonderful range of mixed media products from 13 Arts.
The rainbow colours can be used in a variety of ways, I have used them in a couple of different ways to show you.

The first way I used the rainbow colour was by making my own coloured modelling/texture paste.
I mixed a tiny amount of the rainbow colour into the modelling paste. Start of with a tiny amount, you can always add more to strengthen the colour afterwards.

On the blank canvas I painted a layer of clear gesso to create a good surface to use mixed media.
I then mixed some of the blue rainbow colour with water on my brown craft mat, my second way of using it. I splattered the colour across the canvas and let it run over the canvas to create a washed look like in the picture below.

I let the colour run over the sides so wat ever angel you look at the canvas from you will always some.

I chose some journal cards as my feature to the canvas, and distressed the edges.

Next was the stencilling. I used the pink modelling paste I prepared earlier and using the stencil from the kit I used it over the canvas on the front and also the sizes.

I loved the effect this stencil gave…

Once dry I laid out the journal cards to work out my design.

I decided I didn’t want to keep the flowers white and wanted pink ones.
The third way of using the rainbow colour is to make a mist and put it in a bottle for easy application. Again you only need a small amount of colour powder to mix with water. A bottle is better to keep it in as you can give the product a good shake.

I spritzed over the flowers to make them a pink colour and leave to dry

I then started adding my embellishments. This string type material is from my stash but added a little detail to my embellishments. I added this underneath the flowers.

I then clustered up the Prima flowers I coloured pink, some of the leaves ( left white in colour) and a couple of resin feathers from last months kit.

I added some of the Santorini Say it with Crystals around the canvas.

I left the texture paste stencilled verse free of embellishments around it so it could be easily read as I thought this was a nice erse to read.

Then I used the white ink by splatting it liberally over the embellishments and canvas and allowed it to ‘run’ in places in dribbles.

Lastly I used the blue rainbow colour again by mixing it with water on my craft mat and the painting with it. coloured the edges of the flowers petals like in the picture below.

If you are interested in receiving the mixed media monthly kit then follow the link for subscriptions in the link list below.

Products used on this project;

* Darice; ‘Create & Connect’ Squangles 12x12x12 Canvas
* 13 Arts; Mixed Media Stencil; Always the Music
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Modelling Paste Medium Chalk
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Paint Rainbow Colours ; Pink
; Sky Blue
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Ink Splash White
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Mist Patina Bronze
* Prima Flowers Box; #586690

Here are some close ups of the canvas.

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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Mixed Media project

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our August Mixed Media kit. It is filled with mediums from 13 arts and a really fun shaped canvas and some seashells. You can subscribe to our kits here.

Check out the kit:

 

Here is the project I created using the kit:

I have a video of me creating this canvas. Here it is:

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Shabby Chic Canvas With Heather Thompson

I got the pleasure of playing with the mixed media kit from Tres Jolie this month. It was a fresh mix of colour and textures. Combining it with elements from the main kit, I made a pretty shabby chic canvas.

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Here is a short video to watch.

Enjoy the close-ups.

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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