Rattan Wreath with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing my project I made with the mixed media kit, featuring this rattan heart wreath and Prima Marketing liquid watercolors.

Here’s what I came up with:

I started out with using the blue (Bora Bora) watercolor on the wreath. I added a few drops to a spray bottle and added some water. I let each layer dry, and I increasingly added more of the watercolor to get varying shades of blue. Then, I added some of splats of the black watercolor. Lastly, I added some of the wax paste, and some lights from my stash.

Next I added a piece of chipboard from my stash. I painted it with white gesso, then again with the red watercolor. Once dry, I added some clear embossing powder, then added some more of the wax paste from the kit.

I also added some wax paste to a few of the flowers for a frosty look. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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February Scrapbook Kit layout reveal by Annie

Hello everyone ! First of all : Happy Valentine’s Day !!!!  I thought this layout was perfect for the occasion ! It was made with the Scrapbook Kit.

I decided to make this layout more traditional with lots of details from the kit.  It was pretty simple to make.

The 1st thing I did was cutting different papers into 3×3.  I put a small peace of chipboard under all the peaces to create dimension.  After that I let my inspiration do all the rest.  I placed different peaces of Ephemera, feathers, flowers, chipboards that I painted Pink, and also the Black Resin peaces.  Lastly, I splashed some Black spray on the surface.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:
Midnight Garden Feather collection
Midnight Garden Midnight Garden
Midnight Garden More Roses Please
Midnight Garden Old Map
Midnight Garden Rose Receipts
Midnight Garden Traveling tickets
Aqua Flora Pink Paper Bouquet
Aqua Flora Paper Blue Dreams
Aqua Flora Shades of Black
Aqua Flora Shades of Black
Flowers – MG Dark Romance
Flowers- MG This Place
Midnight Garden Ephemera 1
Heart Flourish
Resin in a box

 

 

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Mixed Media Monday (using the Tag Kit)

Hi everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to be sharing a mixed media canvas I created using the tag kit. I really stepped outside of my comfort zone with this kit.

This month’s card kit features the wooden Julie Nutting dolls and tags. Here is the kit:

 

So, I have never worked with these before. However, they are great for my niece. I created a canvas for her room. Here is my canvas:

I used the mermaid doll for the canvas. For the mixed media, I used items from past mixed media kits. I used the texture paste, watercolors and seashells from past Tres Jolie Kits (they can be found here).

Here are some close ups of the canvas:

I have never used watercolors on wood, so I learned a few things. Use less water to prevent color bleed. I got a bit of it, but hey I can live with it.  For the skin tone, I used my water color pencils. I think it turned out pretty decent for my first time.

The saying behind the frame is a 3×4 card from the Prima Zella Teal line (from my stash). The color was perfect for this.

For the background, I used the rust effect paste from a past kit in Fantasy. I used the powder blue to cover the canvas, then filled in with the purple and turquoise until I was happy.

The flowers and cheesecloth are from my stash. I filled in the floral cluster with some seashells and the other wooden accessories that came with the doll. I added a few melange pebbles, then lightly dusted over the flowers with the purple rust effects paint and called it done.

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February Mixed Media Project by Annie

Hello everyone !!! I am always excited to present new projects, new kits !! This month’s Mixed Media Kit has a beautiful Rattan Heart, concentrated Watercolor, flowers, chipboard and Wax from Finnabair.

The Rattan Heart was White originally but I decided to play with the Watercolors a little bit.  I started to use the Black and then I had the idea of mixing the Red with the Bora Bora color.  It became a beautiful Purple.

 

I used the same color to paint the chipboard.  I glued the flowers on the Heart and put White Gesso and some black Watercolor in the middle of the flowers.  To finish, I put some Wax on the chipboard and the Heart.

 

 

 

Kit Content :

Rattan Heart
Concentrate Watercolor Fire Brick
Concentrate Watercolor Onyx
Concentrate Watercolor Bora Bora
Opal Magic wax Turquoise Satin
Flowers- Red

 

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Day by day by Annie Carignan

Hello friends !

I am sharing today a layout with soft colors. I was in a Scrap Therapie mood! I found this photo of myself from a few years ago that I had forgotten.  I though it was nice and wondered why I hadn’t used it before… Never too late!

I put some ink on the chipboard to put behind my photo.

Coated the background with clear gesso and used a stencil from my stash with Crackle Paste.  I used watercolor on the background just a little to add some color to match the paper.  I cut out some peaces of the different papers included in the kit to put behind the photo along with some of the embellishments.

The kit has such gorgeous flowers from Prima !

Here are some other close-ups :

 

I just love these resin hearts ! I would put them everywhere !

More gorgeous flowers !! And that flower chipboard…..

The fabric you see behind the photo is from my stash.

Products used :

Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Royal Bidding
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Observations
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Memory
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Misty Nights
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Beautiful Frost
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Aromatic Peace
Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Tickets
Prima Marketing – Canvas Banner
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple
7 Gypsies – Architextures Findings Ornate Garden Stakes

 

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Gift ATC’s with Ginny

Hello again!

Today I’m sharing with you my ATC’s created with the Card, Tags and More Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

These were really fun to create with. There are loads of ATC/tags to alter in this kit, one for everyone in your family, perfect as little cute sentiment gifts just to let people know your thinking of them….

I have two sets to show you, a floral Shabby Chic set which incorporated flowers from the January Scrapbook Kit too and another set using just the Cards Tags and More kit, which is more striking to look at.

Lets have a look….

 

 

 

I used one of the large ‘Classic Cards’ Wooden ATC’s for my background base and then used the ‘Lovely Prints’ set layered up over the top.
I used 3 of these, one I left as it was showing the print pattern and the other two I covered with some of the Art Paper.

 

The large background tag I added some Prima Graphite texture paste stencilling.

 

I used the 7gypsies adhesive doilies wrapped around the sides of the ATC.
I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape around the ATC too from my stash.

 

The embellishment clusters used the flowers and resin icons arranged over the ribbon I tied around the ATC.
The scrabble tiles were from my stash as were the druzzy stones.

 

I attached 2 of the Velvet Trinkets to dangle at the bottom of the tags.

 

The leaves were from the flowers sets in the Scrapbook Kit.

 

Now to show you the second set…. shabby chic ATC’s

 

 

 

 

This set is using the small plain wooden ATC’s which ive lightly brushed over with some gesso.

 

I used some small cut up pieces of the floral chipboard piece in the Scrapbook kit painted with gesso and built the flowers up over that.

 

In the background you can see the I have used a roughly torn oblong of Art Paper.
The ATC’s were finished off with a decorative tile and Nuvo Crystal drops.

 

I used small wooden sentiment titles from my stash to personise them into sweet little messages to gift to dear ones and friends.

 

The last thing I did to them was to rub over some Prima Opal Magics to the edge of the flowers, wooden title words chippy and the tile.. this adds a little glimmer to the whole thing. This was from a previous kit.

 

The flowers are a mixture from the Scrapbook kit and the Card Tag and More kit.

 

 

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

Prima Marketing – Printery Mulberry Paper 6 x6 paper pad
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards-Lovely Prints
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards – Classic Cards
Prima Marketing–Velvet baubles Romance Novel
Prima Marketing-Art Tiles Printery
Prima Marketing-Resin in a box Keys
Darice -Rose Flowers Parade Neutrals
7gypsies – Architextures flexible Adhesive sheet – Doilies

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Cards, Tags and more by Annie Carignan

Hello !! Have you seen this beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit this month? It is filled with beautiful products from Prima.  You have plenty of supplies to create beautiful projects like mini-albums, tags, ATC’s, cards, Art Journal spreads, layouts,  the possibilities are endless !

I like to go out of my comfort zone once in a while so I decided to create ATC’s, something I haven’t done very often !  So I chose the 3×4 wood ATC cards.

Here is the kit :

A new year has begun and every January, I always like to look forward and try to make new resolutions for the upcoming months.  That is why I chose to create 4 ATC’s with positive quotes on them.  I will put them where everyone can see them in the house, because they are good for my kids too.

I chose a different 6×6 paper for every ATC and adhered on the wood.  I wanted to put some watercolor on them so I put a coat of clear Gesso on the paper.  I cut out some of the Darice on all 4 and then put some flowers, art titles printery and resin embellishments. The quotes are from my stash. If you would like to do something similar and you don’t have word stickers, you can always type them in Word, print them and cut them.


 

 

 

 

 

Products Used :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

Prima Marketing – Printery Mulberry Paper 6 x6 paper pad
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards-Lovely Prints
Prima Marketing–Velvet baubles Romance Novel
Prima Marketing-Art Tiles Printery
Prima Marketing-Resin in a box Keys
Darice -Rose Flowers Parade Neutrals

from my stash :

Prima Watercolor

1.2.3 Scrap word phrases

 

 

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Chicken Wire Shadowbox with Rae

Hello there. Today I am sharing my project that I made with the January Mixed Media kit, featuring this 12X12 Chicken Wire Shadowbox, A variety of of paints, including a weathered wood crackle medium, lovely Prima Marketing and Darice flowers, and some gorgeous chipboard elements from Creative Embellishments.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started out by using the purple paint on the wood box. Then I added the crackle medium. Once dry, I added the silver paint which gave the texture of random crackle on the box. Then, I lightly added some more of the purple and silver paints, basically giving it a bit of a dry brushing. Before it dried, I wiped off the paint with a baby wipe, and finished it by adding some purple chalk inks for some variety in color.

Next, I took a piece of the 49 and Market paper from the kit and hand drew a heart to cut out. Then I added some faux stitching with a sewing wheel and black marker. I also added some black lace from my stash around the heart.

Next, I used embossing powders to the chipboard quote and glued it on to the paper. Then I added the flowers from the kit. I had an extra pack of the white Prima Marketing flowers from the kit in my stash, so I used a few from that pack as well.

Lastly, I used embossing powders on the Creative Embellishments chipboard doily, cut it in half, and placed the halves on opposite corners of the shadowbox. I used the remaining purple flowers and a couple of the flowers from the scrapbook kit on the doily pieces.

End result:

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January 2019 Kit Reveal

Welcome to our Tres Jolie January 2019 reveal. We are excite to bring you our first kits of the New Year.

Today we are revealing our all our January kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with papers from Prima Marketing and 49 & Market.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie January 2019 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling from me:

This was created for our monthly challenge (see below).

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

Visit our designers blogs for their monthly challenge inspiration project.

Ginny

Annie

Rae

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month We have a mood board. This is mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the Mood Board:

Place your entries in the January 2019 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on January 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Merry Christmas Shadow Box with Rae

Hello!

Today I am sharing the last project I made with the December kit. After making my sketch layout and my stocking bunting, I was down to scraps of paper and bits and pieces from the kit! So, I had to come up with something small, and kind of basic. Here it is:

This little shadow box is made with scraps of the Maja Design paper, and the amazing Creative Embellishments holly frame.

I used one of the boxes from the Tim Holtz vignette box set and one of his metal stands, both from my stash.

I covered the box with scraps of the red Maja paper that I cut to size, distressed, and inked with brown ink on the edges.

Then I cut the red border away from the picture of the Santa, so it would fit in the box, and what do you know? That border was the PERFECT size to the front of the box, so I inked that and glued it on as well. Once all the paper was glued to the outside of the box, I added some white gold wax paste to the edges.

I also added some of wax paste to the metal base that I already white washed with gesso.

After I distressed and inked the Santa picture, I glued inside the box.

I used Stampendous aged green embossing powder on the Creative Embellishments holly frame, then added some of the white Kaisercraft pearls to the small circles. TIP: I always use a heat tool on my pearls after I have place them on my project to heat up the glue- if you press the pearls down when the glue is warm, it will really stick! There’s need to add extra glue or Glossy Accents to each of the pearls if you do this!

Lastly, I added a title cut from one of the bottom of the Maja papers, and added a red poinsettia from my stash.

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