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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…..¬† ūüôā

* 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¬† ūüôā

Elegant Layout by Phyllis

Hi Crafty Friends Phyllis here to share my first layout using¬†Tres Jolie¬†Scrapbook Kit.¬† I wanted my layout to be soft and elegant.¬† I used Prima’s Vintage Floral papers in the Scrapbook Kit,¬† Parallel Minds,¬† Good News,¬† Pink Promises and Misty Fields.

If you love a soft vintage look for your layouts or any papercrafting project you will love these elegant papers in the kit!

Be sure to check out my YouTube step by step tutorial link below!

YouTube step by step tutorial:

 

Product list from the Scrapbook Kit:

Prima Vintage Floral Papers:  Parallel Minds,  Misty Fields,  Good News and Pink Promises

Beautiful White Lace Trim

Creative Embellishments Chipboard

Prima Resin Feathers

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.

‚ÄčPlace your entries in the sketch challenge folder on¬†Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

Don’t forget to follow Tres Jolie on all our various social media outlets.

Tres Jolie will host a monthly challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge. We want to see what you do with our kit and sketch. 

Please be sure to check back to see the designers projects!

 

Memory Lane Tags-June Card Kit By Heather Thompson

Hi all Heather here, I want to share with you my first project made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie. Using the paper pack from Fabscraps, I decieded to make some tags. I love making tags because they are so easy to just tie to that gift bag, no envelope no fuss.

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I made a video of the creative process for you. I used elements from both the main kit along with the cards kit.
 Here are a few close-up

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I hope you enjoy the inspiration. Thank  you for stopping by.

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Sketch Challenge Monday

Happy Monday everyone, it’s Kim here. Today is what I’m going to call sketch challenge Monday (later to be renamed challenge Monday). I’m going to reveal my take on the sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it:

Of course I used our gorgeous June kit which just revealed here¬†. It’s filled with beautiful papers from 13@rts and Prima. Plus fun embellishments from Creative Embellishments and more Prima goodies.

How about some close-ups:

I took the frame and turned it on it’s side. I also embossed it with some Lindy’s embossing powder. I did a bit of background stamping.

 

I used a couple different sized flowers in my cluster. Plus I stuck the watering can in there. I loved the look of it. I added some lace to mimic the lace in the sketch. The words were cut from the die cut piece of paper.

This is my smaller cluster in the lower left had side of the page. I built it around the water pump. More background stamping, a flower, resin feather and word cut from the die cut paper.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Flat Fabio C’est la Vie Cerise and Lindy’s Starburst Mist Tibetan Poppy Teal are great matches for the papers in this kit. If you have those in your stash try them out.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create based on the sketch. Don’t forget to load your entries in the sketch challenge folder here¬†, so you will be eligible for the prize.

Join us all month-long as the designers reveal all their projects created with all our amazing kits. We still have kit subscriptions available here. You can also just try out a single kit here.

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June Scrapbook kit layout with Ginny……

 

Hi Everyone!

It’s Ginny here with you today and I am going to share with you a layout I have created¬† using the June Tres Jolie Scrapbook kit

I loved these 13 Arts papers in this kit especially the darker neutral  coloured papers.

I used two of the papers for this layout, ‘Cold Days’ and ‘Days & Nights’. I also used the ‘All Good Things’ paper to fussy cut the feathers out from.

I used the darker paper as my background paper and tore the lighter one create the band across the middle.

You will see in the close ups I used a few other bits of fussy cutting around the layout too.

I wanted to create a dream catcher effect with the fussy cut feathers and combined it with the Prima flower vine to create this effect.

On the background I used a little texture paste, from the Mixed Media kit, with a Prima stencil.

I love the little watering can from The Prima Shabby Chic Treasures set.

I love the coloured water splats that are on the background of the lighter background paper, I arranged my layout to make sure I could see some of these in my design.

This cluster is fussy cut out of the ‘All Good Things’ paper and slotted behind my photo.

The photo I layered up on a roughly torn piece, that is just slightly bigger then my photo, from the other paper paper collection in the June Kit, Prima – Vintage Floral – Pink Promises. This was then mounted on a piece of cardboard (or use foam pads) to lift it up off the background papers to add a little definition.

I finished off by adding a couple of little paper flowers and the fussy cut leafy sprays.

Products Used on this layout:

From the Scrapbook kit:

13 Arts: Until Dawn: Cold Day

13 Arts: Until Dawn: Days & Nights

13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things

Black Crochet Lace

Prima: Vintage Floral: Pink Promises

Prima: Cinderella Collection Cyprus #549183 flower vine

Prima Flowers: #631239

Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Garden Metals #892456

From the Mixed Media Kit:

Ranger: Texture Paste: Opaque White

Other:

Prima Lattice Stencil

Details on subscribing to Tres Jolie Monthly kits can be found here

We are so excited to be bringing you Tres Jolie Kits. We invite you to join us as we deliver directly to you coordinated monthly kits. If layouts aren’t for you, we also have a card kit. If you want to get messy there is our mixed media kit that always includes a project along with the mediums. Can’t decide, get them all.

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Thanks for taking a look today, keep popping by here everyday for more projects done by our talented design team!

Ginny¬† ūüôā

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.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to join us for our monthly challenge using this sketch. You can find more details about the challenge on Facebook in our Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe online community.

Check the blog for new projects from the design team throughout the month!

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It’s our first kit reveal!!!

Tres Jolie June 2018 reveal

It’s time for our first kit reveal. I am very excited to bring you these kits. I want to thank everyone for their support in my new endeavor. Now on to the kits.

The kits at Tres Jolie are filled with a combination of International and US products. 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 June 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

 

 
*Card Kit*
*Mixed Media Kit*

Here is the 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. 

Our designers have created some amazing projects with this kit. 

You can check back on the 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.

Make sure you visit our designers for a sneak peek of their upcoming projects.

Rae

Ginny

Heather

Phyllis

Tres Jolie will host a monthly challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge. We want to see what you do with our kit and sketch. 

Here is the sketch designed by me:

‚ÄčPlace your entries in the sketch challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

Congratulations to the winner of our new subscriber prize pack:

Betty Pritt

This prize will ship with your August kit:

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Stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the June kits.

 

Introducing Ginny

Hi there!

I am so excited to be Guest Designing for Kim in her new venture with Tres Jolie Kits!

And you havent got long to wait now as the first kit reveal is on the 1st of June!!

You are going to love these kits that Kim has put together, full off beautiful papers, gorgeous embellishments and pretty flowers!

These kits are perfect for layouts, altered projects and cards as we are going to be showing you very soon!

But firstly a little bit about me…

 

My name is Ginny and I live in Monmouthshire, Wales in the UK with my family and my fur baby, Evie, a Labradoodle.

My two children and my dog are the main subjects in my scrapbooking. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years having been introduced to it by my mum who is also a keen scrap booker and card maker. I been obsessed by it ever since. Scrapbooking joins together my love of photography and paper crafting and most importantly preserving those memories!

Apart from scrapbooking I love to do altered projects and canvases.

My style? – I would say it is romantic, floral, shabby chic and distressed, I do like the odd masculine page… I do have a son to scrap,¬† who dosent appreciate flowers on all of his layouts!

I do love using mixed media on my layouts, there nothing nicer then getting in a crafty mess and having mucky fingers and mists and paints splattered everywhere!

To see more of my work you can find me on the following:

My Blog:

http://shabbypapers.blogspot.co.uk/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ginny.hickmott.98

Scrapbook.com:

https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/?login=1

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ginny_hickmott006/

 

Here is a sneaky peak of one of my projects with the June kit…

 

 

Don‚Äôt forget, its not too late to receive a June kit, we still have some subscription available. Dont miss out on one of these gorgeous kits this month or next… become a subscriber and have these kits arrive straight at your door every month!

Visit the website on the link below.

www.tresjoliekits.com

 

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Dont forget reveal day is on the 1st June. I will be back on the 3rd of June with my first project to share with you!

Ginny¬† ūüôā

 

Introductions – Heather Thompson

Welcome, I have the pleasure to announce that there is a new kit club out there. Kim Heard has put so much time and effort into getting it up and going. A new club with all your scrapping and crafting needs.

Before I introduce myself, I would like to introduce you to the other ladies that will be the foundation of this new kit club.

Click on the link to get to know more about each designer.

Kim Heard

Rae Moses

Phyllis Fernandez

And Ginny Hickcott

This is me…..

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I work full time as a night shift Emergency Nurse in a trauma center, otherwise I am a little bit of A Mixed Media Artist, Crafter, Scrapper, Gardener, Hosta Connoisseur and a mother all wrapped into one fun loving, energetic type A personality.
I started my creative journey in the world of mixed media back in 2014, and continue to expand and explore techniques, products and various styles and modalities of art. I am currently designing for a variety of companies 
 
I have had the pleasure of doing Facebook Lives for¬†various companies and have enjoy doing them. I hold local class’s here in my¬†home town for friends and family. I have also had the opputunity to teach else where in the country. ¬†I am looking forward to this next creative adventure.
Here is a little sneak peak of the up coming kit.
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Introducing Phyllis

Hello Crafty Friends!  My name is Phyllis,  I live in Southern Arizona~Yes in this crazy heat!  LOL!!!  My husband and I have 3 Amazing kids!  I truly feel honored and blessed to be a stay at home mom.

My journey with papercrafting started with creating simple cards!¬† About a year later I started creating layouts and albums.¬† The past 3-4 years I’ve really enjoyed Mixed Media projects.¬† I’m not sure what my style is but I am a Happy camper when I can add lots of layers and texture to my projects!

Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects!  Stay tuned there will be a process video for this layout!

Tres Jolie kits are beautiful and easy to create with!  Get your creative juices started with grabbing a kit!

Be sure to stick around  to meet the rest of the designers!

Thank you again Kim for having me as one of your Guest Designers!  Good luck with your new adventure in the crafing world!

Happy Creating!!!