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Altered Wooden Box with Cards, Tags & Address Book/Journal

Hello crafty friends!!! This month I’m back with a super adorable project that I created using the Tres Jolie Scrapbook Kit  .  This project is for this months Mood Board Challenge. I decided to alter a wooden box. This box measures 8×8. I do plan to add more cards, envelopes, & tags. I just wanted to create just a few to show something and not an empty box haha!!

 

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In this project I was inspired by Frank Garcia a designer for Prima Marketing. He did a similar design for a mini album parcel that I subscribe to. I just added all of the flowers and other small elements.  I took the wooden box that came with this kit, note these weren’t the papers for that parcel.

     

I really enjoyed altering this box. I made some 3×3 cards with envelopes , tags that I had in my stash, I added some papers from the collection to them, they came with some twine so I added that to the box, I also altered a small hardcover notepad. I couldn’t find a smaller notepad at the time and of course after I altered this one I came across smaller ones that I had in my hoard. No worries this one came out nice. This can be used as an address book or just a journal.

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I do hope that you were inspired to create something like this!! If you would like to see a tutorial on this please check out my blog @ Jeannie In A Bottle Blog  These sorts of projects make great gifts for the holidays, birthdays, keepsakes, etc. I do hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family as I will do with mine, although my daughter and her family will be spending it with her other family but my sons will be here and I’m not too upset cuz I get to have her for Christmas . Talk to you all soon ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Mood Board Challenge winner and Holiday contest

Hey guys, Kim here. It’s to announce the winner of our October mood board challenge.  As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite.

Here is the October Mood Board:

 

So without anymore waiting, congratulations to our October challenge winner:

Donna Bailey Sergent

Here is Donna’s winning project:

 

One of the judges had this to say about Donn’s layout. “I love the use of that deep orange she used, pulling from the colors in the dress & the wood of the violin!” Well done Donna!

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Donna your prize will be added to your next kit.

Have you joined in on our challenges, why not? Our sketches and mood boards are a lot of fun and are open to everyone. Did you also know that we have a big Holiday Contest going on right now?

Here are the details:

  1. The project must be made new for this years holidays.
  2. The project (along with a brief description) must be loaded to the Tres Jolie Facebook group contest folder or it will not be included in the judging.
  3. The project can be any type of paper craft or mixed media project (home decor included).
  4. The project MUST be holiday themed.
  5. It’s not required, but the use of products from any Tres Jolie Kits would be nice to see (and need to be included in the project description).
  6. There is a maximum of 2 entries per person.
  7. Lastly, have fun.

Prizes, did some one say prizes. Of course there will be prizes. We will award the top 2 vote getters a holiday themed mixed media kit. If you have every received a prize from Tres Jolie, you know we are very generous with our prizes.

So, when does this contest end? I know we need to give you time to create as well as time to enjoy the upcoming holidays. So the contest deadline is:

 Have your project(s) uploaded to the contest folder no later than Midnight CST December 15th, 2019.

Thanks for stopping by!

There is still time to enter our November monthly challenge. Make sure you come back as our designers still have more November kit projects to reveal.

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Sounds of Autumn Interactive Cards

 

Hello again crafty friends! Jeanne here again sharing a couple of interactive cards that I created using the beautiful papers from the Cards, Tags,  & more,

This collection was my 1st one that I’ve had the opportunity to work with and I must say that out of all of what I used I was able to make a variety of multiple projects plus I also have a lot left over for future projects!

             

I really loved the cut outs and tags the A4 collection packet. With these I got the idea to make them interactive. The card on the left has the sentiment that translates the Italian words into, ” Autumn is the second spring when each leaf is a flower”, and the one on the right says ” Among all the leaves of autumn, I can recognize the only one that, instead of falling, has tried to fly”.

        

I began by cutting one of the 12×12 kraft card stock that came in the Cards, Tags,  & more  November kit. I chose to make my cards 5×7 & 4 1/4 X 5, so I cut my card stock , one at 10×7 and the other 8 1/2 X 5 and scored it which my martha stewert scoreboard and tool on  5 and 4 1/4. (photos show only one card but instructions are for both, process for both cards are basically the same)

       

I picked out 2 different designs from the paper collection and trimmed it  1/8 th of an inch less all around than the kraft base. I also have cut out 6 cut out tags for both cards and the one with the sentiment in the center of the card first, on the other two I left about an 1/8th of an inch lip on the edges of these tags. The only one that I did cut at the exact lines was the center on. Once these other two are cut you will score and fold them to where they will fit on the edge of the center one, once you have done this you can adhere them to the one that will be one the center on the back then adhere it to the design paper on you base.

     

I hope that I have explained that correctly and that you understand what I was hoping these would turn out like. You just need to end up with the sides being able to open to expose the center sentiments of the card.

 

I then just added ribbon one one and twine on the other for the closure and cut up also a different color card stock for the inside.  If you do want to try to create this but don’t understand my instructions, please feel free to contact me thru social media or my email which is rodriguezjeanne72@yahoo.com & I can try to explain it better. It isn’t hard at all.

I do hope that you enjoyed my very first tutorial for Tres Jolie and that you will give it a try if you purchased this kit. These make great greeting cards with a beautiful secret sentiment inside the center.

See you all soon!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

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Altered Wings

How dreamy are those big metal wings in the mixed media kit this month?!  I had so many ideas for them, do I go all steampunk on them or sweet and flowery?  Since we had those awesome Prima flowers to play with I went more fairy dreamland with my thought process!

I basically just slathered the entire set of wings with the crackle paint, more as a base coat than for a crackle medium because I didn’t prep the wings first so I didn’t expect much actual crackling to occur.   It ended up kinda looking plasterish which I loved.

I also applied the crackle paint to the flowers as well and sprinkled the fine glitter over the wet paint on both the wings and the flowers.

When the paint was dry on the wings I gave them a wash with some diluted brown acrylic paint and then rubbed them with the Turquoise InkaGold to highlight them.

The flowers also got a light rubbing of the Turquoise InkaGold as well.

You can see all the details in my process video below!  Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!!

November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media–Altered Paintbrush

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my altered paintbrush that I created for my Guest Design Team project for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Décor that came in this months kit! It has a nice, smooth paste-like consistency, that can be put on with your finger or a brush straight from the container; or you can water it down as I did when I added it to the brush!


Watch me here:


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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit! I had added gesso to the paintbrush quite a few months ago, and when I put the gesso on the heart I added more, just because I had some extra.

On top of the gesso I added a nice, thick layer of the DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint. I let the crackle paint air dry before adding the turquoise Inka-Gold paint, that I watered down so it would really get into the cracks. I used a heat gun to dry the brush enough to move, but I let it finish air drying because the brush bristles can’t take too much heat!

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I used some gel medium to attach the Prima® flowers that came in the kit this month, and before I added the heart, I used the Prima® Silver Mica Powder from the kit to make my own glimmer-y, shimmery mist that I sprayed all over the flowers and brush!

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For the heart, after the gesso dried, I just started using my finger to rub on some of the turquoise paint. I also knew I wanted to add some of the mica powder so I sprinkled some on. In the end the paint and the mica just got mixed together with some water! Then I sprinkled more mica on it all to give it “lumps.” (All of this is probably easier to “explain” in the video!)

I let the mix air dry, which gave the water mixture time to pool, allowing the paint to create its own shading. After all of that was dried I sprayed the heart with Mod Podge Glossy Acrylic Sealer to keep the mica [lumps] from rubbing off. After the sealer had dried I, more or less, painted some Ranger Glossy Accents on the heart and gave it a light coating of the glitter from the kit.

For “timeless” I just used my fingers to rub on some of the turquoise paint straight on the chipboard (no gesso) then glued it down with some JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

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Dancing in the leaves

Hello again crafty friends! Jeanne here up on the blog, I’m back this week with a couple tags that I really enjoyed creating. Using the beautiful kit from the Cards, Tags, And More, I was truly inspired to keep the tags intact and not cut them smaller.

I love stamped images and don’t have a whole lot of them but the ones I do have I love to paper piece & if you have never tried it, I suggest u do especially if your intimidated by coloring images as I am. I do color the skin using Spectrum Noir Copic Markers. Aside from the cute Gorjuss girl images I layered papers from the kit on one of the tags as well as using the packaging from some Prima Marketing flowers from the kit on another tag.

 

       

Here are some photos I took as I was creating these, I applied Nuvo Mousse, colors Custard CreamToasted Almond  on the edges of the tags. I then added some of the papers from the kit. I used lace from the kit, I cut out some sentiments from one of the papers , some of the Prima leaves packet from the kit and other embellishments you might see on my tags.

These were super fun to create & if you would like to learn how to paper piece these or other stamped images, I am happy to do a tutorial or you can find many on YouTube. I do hope that you like what I have created with this beautiful kit from Tres Jolie. Continue reading “Dancing in the leaves”

Mixed Media Heart Ornament

Happy Tuesday y’all!  today I’m sharing a project I did with the little wooden heart that was in the November Mixed Media kits.  I have to admit, dispite it’s small size I was intemidated by it for some reason.  I really don’t know why!

The first thing I did was trace the heart onto some corrugated packing paper, cut it out and then apply it on to the heart.  Then I used some sandpaper to distress the edges.

Next I applied some of the Deco Art Crackle Medium to it and allowed it to crackle (you can use a heat or drying tool to help with this).  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic paint to give it some pops of color.  Then I rubbed on some of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold Rub.

Then I began to add my Prima Flowers.  I also added a bit of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold rub to the flowers as well to add some color to them too.

Once I had the flowers all adhered on, I brushed on some matte gel medium to the flowers and sprinkled some of the fine glitter that was included in the kit for a little shine.

Finally I added some metal embellishments from my stash and tucked in some preserved reindeer moss.  I also rubbed that awesome Turquoise Ink Gold on one of the metal embellishments.  It adhered to the metal so well and dried super quick.

I hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

In My Heart

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the November scrapbook kit. The new papers from Prima Marketing are so pretty. the colors are amazing. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. I know I say this almost every month, but this is becoming one of my favorite kits.

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

Here is the layout I created with it:

I have used this photo a time or two before. It’s one of my favorites of my mom. It just goes so perfectly with these papers.

 I embossed chipboard rose leaves using 2 different embossing powders. One is from a past kit.  I used the ink in the kit to go around my title.

How about some close-ups:

Here you can see a close up of the embossed rose leaves with the 2 different colors.

More chipboard pieces that were embossed.

Here you can see where I tor and layered patterned papers and doilies.

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How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things. We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

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November Scrapbook Kit spotlight

Hello! We hope you all  have plans for fantastic weekend!

In case you didn’t know, our November reveal was about a week ago, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous  kit witch featured brand new  papers from Prima Marketing. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for all kinds of projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim inspired by this months mood board:

Here is a sneak peek of another layout created by Kim:

 

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Holiday Contest

Hey everyone, Kim here. In the November kit reveal blog post, I hinted around to another contest this month in addition to our monthly mood board challenge. Well I’m here today to announce the contest.

The holidays are fast approaching us, and I know a lot of you LOVE to make your own decorations for the holidays. I love looking at all the handmade decorations, so why not make this a contest about those decorations.

To enter the contest, we want to see your NEW handmade holiday decorations. It doesn’t matter if they are for Thanksgiving or Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate in between).

Here are the rules:

  1. The project must be made new for this years holidays.
  2. The project (along with a brief description) must be loaded to the Tres Jolie Facebook group contest folder or it will not be included in the judging.
  3. The project can be any type of paper craft or mixed media project (home decor included).
  4. The project MUST be holiday themed.
  5. It’s not required, but the use of products from any Tres Jolie Kits would be nice to see (and need to be included in the project description).
  6. There is a maximum of 2 entries per person.
  7. Lastly, have fun.

Prizes, did some one say prizes. Of course there will be prizes. We will award the top 2 vote getters a holiday themed mixed media kit. If you have every received a prize from Tres Jolie, you know we are very generous with our prizes.

So, when does this contest end? I know we need to give you time to create as well as time to enjoy the upcoming holidays. So the contest deadline is:

 Have your project(s) uploaded to the contest folder no later than Midnight CST December 15th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below or email us at Kim@Tresjoliekits.com

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.