“Industrial Romance” Hot Air Balloon Mood Board Challenge

Hello again crafty friends! This week I am excited to share with u all this month’s project for the Mood Board Challenge for Tres Jolie Kits! For this project I used the September Scrapbook Kit. This beautiful kit is not only a vintage feel but a steampunk one too!

When I first seen this kit I immediately got the idea I wanted to create a paper Hot Air Balloon. This project had been on my crafty bucket list for a while now when I seen the one that Miranda MsLiberty25 created. I followed her tutorial for the hot air balloon its self. I knew I wanted to add an airship instead of a basket or gondola. So while looking around online, I came across a shop on Etsy who sold some wooden 3-D puzzles. So looking around on their shop, I came across a couple different models, I chose the cheaper and best size I figured would work best. It was a 176 piece puzzle that my husband and I enjoyed creating!! We are now thinking we want to purchase more for us to do together and perhaps get some for our grandsons.

 

I absolutely loved creating this hot air balloon and found this month’s kit went so well with the mood board that Kim has chosen for this month! I do hope that you will enter the challenge this month since it is still open the rest of this month. So I hope that you will join in.

I hope that you have been inspired by the project I created this month for the challenge! This month the rest of the team members of Tres Jolie created some wonderful projects so I hope you check out this blog daily where you can find more inspirational projects. Till next time!! Xoxo

 

XOXO,

JEANNE

 

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Mood Board Monday

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a masculine layout created with the September 2020 scrapbook kit. The papers from Scrapboys are amazing. I’m really loving with this kit. Masculine layouts are becoming my thing.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the September mood board.

Here is the mood board:

How about some close-ups:

I covered the sheet in clear gesso to prep it for the stenciling and misting I did. Here you can see where I used just the leftover modeling paste on the stencil to create this light design. The stenciling is heavier in other places.

Here you can see more of the stenciling and misting. You can also see the chipboard that I used a textured embossing powder on. There are also a few layers under the photo from papers in the kit. I did a bit of fussy cutting on the pipe frame from one of the sheets.

More layers, chipboard (swirls were cut from gear border) and flowers from the kit. Another fussy cut frame from the papers.

Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Why not, you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. Our September challenge just started, so there is still plenty of time to join.

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Have you been wanting to try our kits? Well now is the time. All kits are still on sale 40% off and US shipping is half price (shipping can be combined on multiple purchases done in the same transaction). International shipping will receive the $6 discount.

How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (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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Imagination Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, friends!

Today I’m sharing my layout that I made with the September kit for this month’s mood board challenge.  Take a look at this fanciful mood board:

And’ here’s what I came up with:

I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste.  Once dry, I added some blue and yellow distress oxide inks to tone down the white texture paste.  Next I added some stitching rub-ons from my stash.  You could easily use stitch stamps to achieve this look as well.

I treated all of the chipboard- the Scrapaholics gear swirl is from the kit- I added a combination of blue, gold, and silver embossing powders.  I used the same technique on the damask piece as well (from my stash as well, new Prima).  The fancy clock chipboard is also new from Prima.  ( I just had to use these because they were perfect for this kit!)  That was easy- just add archival ink in a random fashion.

For the layers, I cut up paper from the kit, several fussy cut elements (gears, clocks, pipes, gears, etc.) and some of the Prima Marketing ATC Alphabet cards from the mixed media kit for September.

I completed the layout by adding some Prima flowers form the kit, as well as some blue Petaloo from my stash.

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September 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. We are 3/4 of the way done with this year already, it’s almost over. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie September 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our September 2020 kits. As always, 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 new to us international papers from Scrapboys and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has a great project to create with.

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 September 2020 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:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

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.

For the monthly challenge we have a fun mood oard. The mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the September 2020 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 September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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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.

“Beautiful” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

By now you’ve seen some of the gorgeous projects that our design team has made using the August scrapbook kit, and here’s the last one that I have made:I adore this AB Studios piece of paper that I used for the background.  The details are so striking that I designed my layout so that the gold and lacy images would still pop. I kept it simple- no stenciling or stamping this time. 🙂

I started out by treating the chipboard pieces: for the Dusty Attic dangles that came in the kit, I used some gold and black embossing powders, then pressed a black pigment ink pad onto the dried embossing powder for more of a distressed look.  The leafy circle under the picture is also Dusty Attic (from my stash) which I added multiple colors of embossing powders for a mottled look.

For the flowers, I added the lovely Prima Marketing flowers and some gold leaves, also Prima Marketing. Other touches include fussy cutting the Prima Marketing ephemera title which I also added some yellowish ink to so it wasn’t so stark white.

I used several layers of the Prima Darcelle ephemera for the photo matting.  I added a dictionary paper, lace, and film strip ribbon from my stash to bulk up the layers.

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“Lovely” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, crafty people!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made with the August scrapbook kit, featuring the AB Studios Diva collection:

I love all the kits, but I think this one may be my favorite yet.  The tones and color combination are beautiful, so much so that I had to buy another kit because I have so many ideas for it!

As soon as I saw the “I was Here” paper (the purple piece with the white floral ghost images), I knew how I wanted to design a layout with it- I lifted myself!  Do you ever do that? Sometimes I just have a design in my head that I like to repeat with different products. I also I wanted to play with using white on the rest of the layout.

This is what I came up with:

I started out by ripping the “Love on Top” paper (the more plain of the purple papers) almost diagonally in half, and gluing it on the base paper.  From there I added some stenciling (Prima Marketing: Finnabair) with some white crackle paste along the diagonal torn edge of the paper.

I added a few paper layers to the photo mat- some pieces are from the tags from the cut out page in the kit.  I used cardboard in between some of the layers for added dimension.  The circle is a random piece of chipboard “left over” from a chipboard piece that I had in my stash.  I painted it grey with acrylic paint, then added some pearls (from the August card kit).

Then, I made two floral clusters that somewhat mirror each other for balance.  I added a bunch of Prima Marketing flowers from the kit, as well as a few of my own (Prima Marketing, Moon Child collection).  I also added some fussy-cut floral images from the paper, applique white bows from the stash, and some die cut sprigs (I used regular printer paper- it’s cheap and allows for more flow).

I finished the layout by adding a title- I fussy cut the ephemera piece from the kit (Prima Marketing, Darcelle collection), and I added a Scrapaholic key that I painted grey and randomly applied some multi-color embossing powder for a distressed look.  I also added some more of the white floral die cuts, and some crystals from my stash (again from the Prima Marketing, Darcelle collection).

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“This Beautiful Life” August Sketch Challenge Layout

Hello everyone! This week I am back with my project for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kits. I originally had created a different layout using one of the beautiful papers from the August Scrapbook Kit which were from AB Studios Diva collection. But I then decided to create a different layout using two other papers only because one of our other designers from our team Rae used the same papers and created a stunning layout so I decided I would just create a different layout using some of the other beautiful papers. Great minds think a like when you have team members with the same ideas for projects *giggle giggle*.

This layout was fairly easy to create. When I first began crafting I always found making layouts to be intimidating even though the same process is used when creating a handmade card. So when I came across these challenges based on a “sketch”, I was able to catch on fairly quick.  So if you are like I was or if you just need a quick idea for a layout, these sketch challenges and mood board challenges make it that much easier to create something beautiful in the process.

I began by  taking some of the Lindy’s Magicals in Bayou Boogie Gold and adding some water to them, and just go long the edges of the papers with a small brush. I also did the same process along the edges of another of the beautiful papers from the kit that I trimmed a little smaller.

I used  the same mixture of magicals and water to the chipboard pieces that I selected for this layout such as the Dusty Attic Ornate Pendant chipboard pieces and the skeleton keys. I set those aside and started on the layout by adhering the smaller design paper that I had cut and used magicals alongside the edges as well.

Once I that was adhered I began by adhering the chipboard with the magicials onto the page following the sketch provided for this month. I then cut and distressed a couple of tags from the cut out page from the collection. I added some gold ribbon from my stash to them.

I added my photo featuring my 4 children whom are my world! I printed it black/white on Matte Photo Paper and used some chipboard to prop it up a little and then adhering one of the 49 & Market stitched frames from a previous kit onto my photo. I then was able to adhere the flowers and ephemera pieces onto the layout. I adhered a decorative strip also to the bottom of the smaller piece of paper. I made a small flower cluster on the right hand top corner and added a resin piece that came in the kit. I loved the sentiment that came in the ephemera kit “This Beautiful Life” so I decided to add that title to my layout.

 

I do hope that you will enter this sketch challenge this month! You can use any kit or supplies you have to join this challenge. If you do make sure you share with us on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe. This way you have a chance to win something great from Tres Jolie kits! Stay tuned for more projects coming this month from the rest of the Tres Jolie Design Team Members. I myself will be back next week with another project! So stay tuned!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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August “follow along” layout based on the sketch of the month

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the August 2020 scrapbook kit. These papers from AB Studios are gorgeous. I’ve done a follow along with me layout based on the sketch this month.

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

Here is the sketch:

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

 

This layout was created with just items from the Scrapbook kit. This is a new thing we created after we’ve had some request for more detailed instructions for the projects. For this layout I have a video to follow along with.

Here is the video:

This is our second “follow along” project this month. DT member Crystal did one with the August mixed media kit, so don’t forget to check that out.

 

 

 

Don’t forget we also have our monthly challenge. Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Why not, you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. Our July challenge just started, so there is still plenty of time to join.

Did you get any of our August kits? Share what you made in our Facebook Group! 

Tag us on Instagram

Have you been wanting to try our kits? Well now is the time. All kits are still on sale 40% off and US shipping is half price (shipping can be combined on multiple purchases done in the same transaction). International shipping will receive the $6 discount.

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.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the August 2020 kits. The designers will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a

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“Hope” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Our August kit reveal was last week, and I am so in love with everything, especially the scrapbook kit featuring the AB Studios collection, Diva. Here’s another look:

The color combo is amazingly beautiful, and the paper is beyond gorgeous!  As soon as I saw the paper, I knew exactly what I was going to do for our sketch challenge this month.  Take a look at the sketch Kim made:

And here’s what I came up with:

I adore the “bonus sheet” from the Diva collection- it was perfect as a base for the sketch! In fact, the graphics on the sheet, paired with the images to fussy cut made this an incredibly simple layout.  There’s no stamping or stenciling and it still feels “complete.”

In the closeup below, you can see the punching- I cut the base paper right at the end of the design on the paper, then used a edge punch on the inside of both pieces.  You can also see the many images that I fussy cut- I typically cut right at the edge of the design, but for something different to do, I left a tiny white edge and I like how it came out.

I didn’t just add the fussy cut flowers and leaves to the flower clusters- I also add them randomly on the page for added dimension and a slightly different flow of the design.

The blue chipboard is from Dusty Attic- I love these, and I’m so happy Kim paired them with this paper collection.  I shabbily painted the pieces with white acrylic paint, then embossed them with powder from my stash (Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Glaze in Speckled Egg).

You can also see one of the Scrapapholic chipboard fancy keys- I painted those with a grey acrylic paint, then randomly added some black and white embossing powders.

In this closeup below, you can see the many layers of fussy cutting and tags I used for the design. I added white twine to the tags.

I also added twine to the metal title tag (from my stash). I added some grey acrylic paint to the tag for a distressed effect, which made it hard to capture sharply in a picture.  It reads, “Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul”- an Emily Dickinson quote.

Be sure to check out our Facebook group (link below) so you can play along with us for the sketch challenge this month.  Anyone can join: you can use whatever supplies you have! 🙂

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Check the blog daily for more projects created with the May 2020 kits. The designers will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a

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August 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Where has the year gone? It’s August already, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie August 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our August 2020 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 new to us international papers from AB Studios and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has some fun and exciting mediums.

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 August 2020 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:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

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.

For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous sketch. The sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the August 2020 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 August 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121919621993809/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tresjoliekits/

Tres Jolie website: https://tresjoliekits.com/

Tres Jolie subscriptions: https://tresjoliekits.com/services/

Tres Jolie blog: https://tresjoliekits.com/blog/

Tres Jolie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com

Tres Jolie Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tresjoliekits/

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.