Mini-album with Scrapbook Kit by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Today, I am presenting a mini-album I made with the Scrapbook Kit.  I had done a mini-album a few years ago with a similar collection that was for boys.  That is why I decided to do the same, but this time, with pictures of my daughter 🙂 (Check out the small walk through at the end).

This is what inspired me :

 

I took a 12×12 paper from the kit trimmed half of it.  I took a stencil from my stash and some Paste to cover the surface.

 

Once that was dry, I took the inks included in the kit mixed with water and put some on the paper.  Since it was a little bit pale, I decided to add some darker watercolour.

I cut that peace of paper in half, making 2 3×12 strips.  I folded every 3 inch and used washi tape to put the 2 peaces together doing an accordeon.  I ended up doing another strip because I had too many photos !

 

On every page, I used peaces of different papers from the kit, I used a square punch and a circle punch.  I cut out some shoes from a paper and also words you can find on the bottom strips of the 12×12 papers.  I used some flowers too.  The title of the album was made with letter dies.

Here is the final result :

 

 

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Annie xxx

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Breathe by Annie Carignan – June Scrapbook Kit

Hello everyone ! Coming today with another layout made with June’s Scrapbook Kit filled with gorgeous products :

I seem to separate the colours when I do a layout, last time I took all the Purple flowers and this time, I had (almost) only Pink flowers left so I decided to use them all !!

So here is my layout, with a photo of myself from my last cruise in February.

I originally put clear Gesso on the surface but I ended up not using any mediums so I could have left the paper as is.

I took the White Tres Jolie lace and glued it on the back, in the middle.  I used a sheet of words from a previous kit to put under the photo, I thought it would give a nice texture.  I took some wood pieces from the kit and put them on the top and behind the photo.

The bottom strip of the paper had nice phrases on it so I kept it and cut them to place them on the layout, I think it looks nice : Be who you are, Be brave, Be Bold, Be Happy.

I finished with flowers and a cute little Bird from the Scrapberry’s pieces.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

I hope you like this layout, let me know if you have any questions !!

Annie

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – Edge of Reason
  2. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – Laser cut sheet
  3. 49 & Market – 6×6 Archival Board – Treasure
  4. 49 & Market – Garden Seeds – Watermelon
  5. Scrapberry’s – French Journey – Resin
  6. Tres Jolie Lace
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My favorite fairy tale by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! Coming today with another layout made with June’s Scrapbook Kit filled with gorgeous products :

The Purple flowers inspired me to use a lot of Purple and Green !!  I decided to pull out from my stash some sprays I hadn’t used in a very long time ! Since I almost always work with my watercolors, I kind of let go of some of my other mediums…

So here is my layout, with a beautiful photo of my daughter.   First things first, a coat of clear Gesso on the background, let it dry and then used the gorgeous stencil from the Cards, Tags and more kit (must still be available in the shop).  Then I took my Purple sprays and also a Green spray. As you can see, I put a lot !  I did some stamping too on the background.

Next thing I did was use the beautiful cut outs : postcards and stamps from the kit and placed them in a cascade from the top left to the right bottom.

I took the white Tres Jolie lace and teared it a little bit.  I added flowers on which I sprayed ink 🙂 I just love doing that !  I added some of the word phrases and inspiration cards from the previous Cards, Tags and more kit.

Here are some close-ups :

I hope you like this layout, let me know if you have any questions !!

Annie

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – To the Point
  2. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – Laser cut sheet
  3. 49 & Market – 6×6 Archival Board – Treasure
  4. 49 & Market – Blossom Blends – Bluebell
  5. 49 & Market – Garden Seeds – Watermelon
  6. 49 & Market – Seaside Bloom – Natural Blush
  7. Scrapberry’s – French Journey – Resin
  8. Tres Jolie Lace
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Journal page by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am back today with another page from my journal, made with the beautiful June Kit : Cards, Tags and more…

Once again I took a inspiration card from the May Kit and went from there.  I chose the photos that for me represented family, friends, sisters etc.

I started with a coat of clear Gesso on both sides and let dry.  Then I took the gorgeous stencil included in the kit with the Nuvo paste wow !!! I just love the result !  After everything was dry I started to play with the Stamps from the kit, all over the pages with the Black Distress Ink.  I continued with some Fuchsia Watercolor here and there, sprayed some water, which diluted the Black ink a little, I think it looks great because it gave like a dark Purple color.

I used some of the sticky words from the May Kit as journaling, and with a watercolour pen, I draw lines around the words and the photos.  I did a wash with water  and a brush to create an antique look.

I hope you like what I did 🙂

Here is the kit content :

  1. Prima – 6×9 Stencil – Passiflora
  2. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Vintage Photobooth
  3. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Rusty Metal Clips
  4. Prima – Finnabair Cling Stamp – Old Paper
  5. Nuvo Mousse – Mother of Pearl
  6. Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot

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Treasure by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !! I am here today sharing a layout made with June’s Scrapbook Kit for Tres Jolie, here it is :  Lots of gorgeous products from 49andMarket, Scrapberries and Prima Marketing.

This paper is my favourite from the collection but I did not want to hide the beautiful flowers ont the background ! Isn’t it the same problem for everyone ?

I think I did a pretty good job 😉

First thing, (always) I put a coat of clear Gesso.  Sometimes, I end up not using that much medium on my layout but I never know in advance, so I don’t take chances !  It only takes a few minutes to dry.

In the kit there are some beautiful laser cut sheets with some flowers and leaves, that is what I used here.  I used some watercolor that matched the red flowers on the paper and tried to reproduce some petals here and there, to blend the leaves and the flowers going down.

I did not put a lot of embellishments so I would not hide too much, and that is why I chose a small photo and cut it with a circle punch. A few splashes and there you have it 🙂

Here are some close-ups :

I hope you like this layout, let me know if you have any questions !!

Annie

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – Love Shadows
  2. 49 & Market Bold and Beautiful – Laser cut sheet
  3. 49 & Market – 6×6 Archival Board – Treasure
  4. 49 & Market – Blossom Blends – Bluebell
  5. 49 & Market – Garden Seeds – Watermelon
  6. 49 & Market – Seaside Bloom – Natural Blush
  7. Scrapberry’s – French Journey – Resin

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Journal spread by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Last week I showed you my Journal Cover, today I am showing my first journal spread.  This page was made with the Cards, Tags and more kit of course !

The 1st thing I did what choosing a card from the kit with the quote number 39 that says :

“Feel inspired by all the colors of the Rainbow. What does your personal rainbow look like ?”

That is when I thought of kids, instantly.  I took my watercolors and started to put some on the left side and with water, I made the colors drop from one side to the other. Like this :

 

Once the paint was dry, I took different stamps from my stash and put them all over the spread.  I adhered the card I had chosen and added some words from the kit with cute small flowers.

 

I finished with some journaling about my inspiration :

 

 

 

I hope this will help you to be inspired and just start creating without overthinking it ! Don’t be afraid to just start something and see where it takes you 🙂

Annie

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Art Journal Cover – May Cards, Tags and more Kit

Hello Hello !!!

This month is really special and different.  I don’t know if you saw Kim’s video revealing this month’s kit but I thought it was such a good idea to create a kit with a Journal that can be used on a long period.

If you want more details of this kit here is the link to the video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89BN45WQo7k

Today I decided I would show you my Journal cover.  To be honest, I was scared at first because I had not touched Journaling for a very long time and I thought the inspiration would never come.  I took a few days to think about it and thought to myself : What inspires you ? What do you like ? What represents YOU ? I used my favorite colors of course 🙂

I went back to my old Art Journals and they really gave me ideas.  I remembered that I always started with a background like tissu paper, or old books or dictionaries.

I took some pages from the Planner Kit and adhered them with Matte Gel.  Once that was dry, I put some Acrylic Paint from my stash (Finnabair Art Alchemy Impasto MINT) using a spatula.  I used a stencil with Nuvo Mousse and the stamp from the Scrapbook Kit.

I used embellishments from previous kits and a lot of flowers from my stash.  I finished off with some words from the Art Daily Planner Sentiments.

Material used :

Prima – Art Daily 58Piece Planner Kit

Prima – Art Daily Planner – Sentiments

Prima – Art Daily Planner – 

Metal Bookmarks

Annie

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All Pink layout by Annie Carignan

Hello!

presenting today another layout from May Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie.

Lots of beautiful products included :

I took this wooden paper from Lemon Craft as my background and put a coat of Clear gesso first.

I used a stencil from my stash with Modeling Paste and created a design starting at the top right coming down in the middle.  Once that was dry I used watercolours , Red, Pink and Orange on the paste. I also did a few splashes here and there.

If you remember for my first layout this month, I had kept some peaces of chipboard : I used them for this layout .  I also used some of the paper clocks and butterflies I had previously cut out.  I added some cheese cloth, flowers and Nuvo dots.  To finish, I took some White Gesso mixed with a little bit of water and did some splashes.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

The small phrases are from the Cards, Tags and more kit.

 

I almost always use the vellum you can find in Prima flower packs, LOVE them 🙂

 

 

Also used the cute bow pin and badge.

Don’t be afraid to add color to flowers :

 

Material :

  1. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 01
  2. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 07
  3. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 035
  4. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 037
  5. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Buttons
  6. Prima – Chalk Ink – Pastel Peach
  7. Prima – SIIP with Flowers
  8. Prima – Lifetime Flower Stem – Brown
  9. Prima – Divine Flower Pack – Peach
  10. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers- Meadows
  11. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Carnation Pink
  12. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
  13. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Sentiments (Cards, Tags and more kit)
I hope you liked this layout, 
Annie
 

Weekend by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !  Spring is here and I think this kit contains the best colors to make beautiful layouts of Spring or sunny Summer days!!!!

This one was pretty simple to make because I loved the background so much  that I wanted to hide little as possible.  The flower corner was my first inspiration.  I took a very delicate stencil from my stash that has small flowers just to create a bit of texture.  I took some Pink watercolor to add color but not a lot.  I used the 12×12 paper that had cut outs plus the Ephemeras (clocks and butterflies) for embellishments.  I used one of the chipboards from Creative Embellishments and finished with a badge, flowers and also the Nuvo Pink to make dots.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 


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Step by Step photo Tutorial by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Today I want to share with you a step by step photo tutorial on how I put together a layout with beautiful May Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie 🙂 Here is a photo of the kit and the content just below.  Isn’t it gorgeous ? I mean look at all that’s included !!!

Kit Content

  1. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 01
  2. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 02
  3. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 03
  4. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 04
  5. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 05
  6. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 06
  7. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 07
  8. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 08
  9. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 035
  10. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 037
  11. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Buttons
  12. Prima – Chalk Ink – Pastel Peach
  13. Prima – SIIP with Flowers
  14. Prima – Clear Stamp – Rosarian
  15. Prima – Lifetime Flower Stem – Brown
  16. Prima – Divine Flower Pack – Peach
  17. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers- Meadows
  18. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Carnation Pink
  19. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
  20. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Filigree Set
 
Here is my layout :
 

As you probably already know, I always put a coat of Clear Gesso on all my layouts first.  The brand really does not matter, as long as it is Gesso !

 

After putting the Gesso I decided to use another paper on the background… so I put Gesso on that too !

 

Did some tearing on top and bottom, love how that looks !

 

I used a stencil from my stash with Crakle Paste but it can be any Modeling Paste, Heavy Gesso, Heavy Gel, whatever you have that has texture.

 

 

Once everything is dry, I can start playing with my watercolors !  I am trying to match the colors of the papers 🙂

I did the same thing with the Chalk included in the kit and mixing it with a little bit of water.

 

 

Here I used the chalk again but this time on the chipboard for an opaque look.

When it was almost dry, I took the same watercolor and put a little bit on the chipboard.

 

 

I really love the result ! I cut the chipboard into little peaces so they would show all around my layout. I place the peaces where I wanted them and put glue right away.

Here I decided to keep a few peaces for another layout.  On top of the chipboard, I used one of the die-cuts from a 12×12 paper and added cheese cloth. I also used the stamp from the kit on top and bottom.

 

 

I used watercolor again but on the flowers so they could be a little bit Pink.  I had previously cut out the clocks and the butterflies from the Vintage Ephemeras and used them around the photo.  Here you can see I am applying Stones with Gel Medium which I use as glue.

Here you can see the final result with the pearls 🙂

 

Here is a title from a previous kit :

 

More close-ups :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you liked my tutorial, let me know if you have questions !!
 

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