Two Projects Using the March Scrapbook Kit with Rae
Today I'm sharing two projects I made using the March scrapbook kit. I love the Craft o'Clock papers soooooo much that I had to buy another one. :)
This month, Tres Jolie sponsored Sketched in Thyme, offering a gift certificate to a winner, and our design team played along with the sketches. This is the last of their sketches for the month:
And, here's my take on it:
This sketch had a lot of layers, so cut out the the section out from the bottom layer (8X10), and used that portion of the paper as the third layer. The large banners are actually from the same sheet if paper- I just used both sides for added variety. Before gluing, I distressed all of the layers, then added some stenciling using some modeling paste with the Kaisercraft "Autumn: stencil that comes the March kit.
I cut out several clocks to tuck in between the paper layers and under the flower clusters. I added a metal filigree piece from the mixed media kit to the flower cluster, and added some of the dark blue rhinestones.
The banners are also some the printed chipboard from the kit- one of them I cut into a banner, because there were only two in the kit. I added string, and distressed and inked the banners before gluing.
For the title, I added a Tres Jolie chipboard window that I inked with blue distress oxide ink, and finished it off by adding more of the Kaisercraft rhinestones from the kit.
For my second project, I altered a little dresser that I bought a looooong time ago from Michaels:
This dresser has been sitting "raw" on my scrap desk for over a year. It has a practical purpose, storing metal embellishments and other random things for scrapbooking. These Craft o'Clock papers were perfect for it since it coordinates well with the rest of my furniture in the room.
I started out by painting the dresser with some Distress Paint in Pumice Stone, then adding some Prima Matte Wax in Rusty Brown (both from my stash) to accent the woodgrain. I cut one sheet of paper to fit the three drawers, keeping in line with the pattern on the paper. I the scroll printed chipboard from the kit to mount the drawer pulls to. The drawer pulls are from my stash- you can find loads of different styles on Amazon. :)
The sides of the dresser are nearly identical. I cut the watercolor patterned paper to capture both the dark and light blue tones, added the pieces to the sides, then kept the design simple.
I inked the Tres Jolie chipboard windows with black pigment ink, then used some dark blue Nuvo spray on the Tres Jolie flower and leaf chipboard. Then I added some flowers from the kit and my stash to complete the look.
Finally, I added some more paper to the back, and I cut it a bit too short, so I added some lace to the bottom. Then I used a Tres Jolie chipboard gate on the back. I covered it with Nuvo Vintage Drops and then added some Stampendous Aged Black embossing poweder to get that speckled distressed look.
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The page, and the altered dresser are gorgeous Rae! I agree with you about the Craft o’ Clock papers. Craft o’ Clock is my favorite brand.
Wow Rae, both your layout and altered dresser, are beautiful. Love your take on the sketch. And the dresser…. In love ❣️