Shabby Chic Mixed Media Art Daily Journal Cover

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!! I’m starting this year with some thing just a little different than I’m use to creating. I have always loved the concept of mixed media art. I’m always too intimidated by it even though everyone I watch and get inspired by say ” There is no wrong way to do it” but I’ve just decided to take that leap this year especially creating using the beautiful kits I received from Kim.

(May Cards, tags and More Kit)

Although the journal cover I created was mainly using projects from past kits, I just wanted the initial cover to be a representation of me.  You will be seeing the rest of the great products from the Cards, Tags & More kit in my upcoming projects. So I really hope that you will love all of the textures , & how dimensional my cover is.

I used a variety of products and items to create this. I did learn fairly quick that the Gesso I used wasn’t thick enough to cover the journal even with 2 coats, so I applied crackle paint, crackle paste, and more gesso. What I do love about mixed media is if you make a “mistake” or change your mind about something that’s already on it, you can cover up and start again.

I used lace, a stencil from one of the past kits, some Art Pebbles , crackle mediums, & texture sand to create a variety of textures through out the outside of the cover and small spots on the inside of it.

On the inside I did use the Nuvo Mousse from a past kit , around the edges of the inside of the cover as well as the center. I did use it on the inner spine area too since I didn’t want to use paper on that area. The paper used was from my stash.

 

 

 

 

I love flowers so I added some variety ones on my cover as well as one of the metal flowers that came in this months Cards, Tags, & More kit on the spine, with an added bling piece on it’s  center, on the spine.  Then added the extra embellishments such as buttons, some more of the clear art pebbles, and a beautiful cameo piece that I absolutely love!

 

 

 

 

Lastly I added the vellum sheet from the flower packaging just to for added interest to an already textured area underneath it. Finishing of with splatters of black and some Prima “Sugar” on my flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do hope that you like what I came up with on my 1st project of the year. Stay tuned for some different but fun creations from me as I step out of my comfort zone, to a point that is!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

See you next week!!

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Winter Wonderland Layout

HAPPY HOLIDAY’S  crafty friends!! Today is Christmas Eve and I am excited this holiday is FINALLY  here and of course my daughter got here from Colorado Springs with all 3 grand kids!! We spent our day making tamales yesterday and today we will me baking some biscochitos (cookies) for tomorrow!!

 

 

This Winter Wonderland layout I created, I used some items from  Cards, Tags, & More Kit the Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie! Both kits were amazing of course! I have also created a tutorial on how I made it on YouTube, I’m not the best at editing videos but I did save you from having to sit and watch an hour or so video and had it speed up! I hope that you like it!

My grandson and his Elf “Buddy” are featured in my layout! Love this photo!!

                   

I do want to give you all a great big warm HUG and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!! Please be safe!! From my family to yours!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

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Vintage Christmas Cards

Hello crafty friends! This week I’m back with a set of 4 Christmas cards using the December Cards, Tags, & More Kit . I was originally going to bring you my tutorial but decided to hold that off till next week instead!

I absolutely love this kit! Of course I love them all! But this kit is amazing and when I first received it I was bombarded with ideas in my mind of what I would do with it! I had already set aside the beautiful images that I used from Pion Design Papers “Grandma’s Attic” .  I knew I would use them on some cards for Christmas because the friends receiving these cards would love these just as much as I do.

 

These cards measure 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, I used the red and green card stock from the kit for my base. Of course then used some of the 8X8 Tim Holtz Noel Paper pad . I did add some of the flowers from the kit on 2 of the cards and ephemera. Finished them off by adding some liquid pearls as well as some Stickles in Gold and Silver.

I hope that you enjoyed my project this week and will keep your eyes peeled for my tutorial next week that I promised! I saved the best for last since it will be Christmas Eve ! Now I gotta run and make the post office before it gets later, I’m always a procrastinator when mailing Christmas cards! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

P.S. Our YouTube Hop with Blue Fern Studios is still going on so check out the link to my YouTube video ! This hop ends on Friday December 20th so hurry up and check it out!!

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Christmas Gift Card Holders

Happy Holidays crafty friends! This week I’m back to share with you a simple project that I created using the December Cards, Tags, & More Kit. Since the holidays are here sometimes we don’t know what kind of gift to give so we settle on giving them a store gift card, in my case I’ll be using these to give my grandsons gift cards to a game store.

These gift card holders measure 3.5 x 4.75. I used the 12×12  black/white card stock that came in the kit as my base and used the papers from the 8×8 Tim Holtz paper pad for the inside . I selected a different pattern of the paper pad to use as my pocket where the gift card will go. I did use vintage photo distress ink from Tim Holtz to distress all of the edges of my papers.

I then began embellishing it using the black paper doilies that came in the kit as well.  I adhered it to the spine and then adhering it to the front and back. Before completely adhering it on the front and back however , I added my ribbons that would be my closure. I did cut my black one a little too small but its okay, I’m sure my grandson won’t judge me on that (haha)!

I then added picked out the beautiful pieces of ephemera that came in the kit. I added them to the front and one piece to on the inside. I then finished them off adding a flower from the kit which are super cute and I also added a small flat back pearl on the front just as an added interest.

 

I do hope you enjoyed what I came up with this week using this magnificent kit! My next post next week I will be bringing you a tutorial so I hope you will join me again. Till then please come back and enjoy the rest of the Tres Jolie designers and their amazingly beautiful projects now for the holidays!! There are still kits available so its not too late for you to still make some of these easy gift cards! The links to all of the Tres Jolie sites are down below!! Tell Kim I sent you okay!!  Till next week! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

P.S.  Don’t forget to join in the YouTube Hop currently happening with our fabulous Design Team and the Blue Fern Design Team. Here is the link to My YouTube channel

 

December Challenge and Contest

Hey guys Kim here, as you know we are busy planning our December kit reveal and Youtube Holiday hop with Blue Fern Studios. Well, I didn’t want you to have to wait for the monthly challenge to be posted. I’m going to post it now, and boy are we ending the year of challenges in a big way.

As always Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a challenge for each of our kits. That’s right 3 different challenges. We have 2 sketches and a mood board. They all can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even altered project. This challenge is open to everyone, however we would like to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketches/mood board.

Our first sketch is based off the scrapbook kit. Here it is:

Next up is a simple sketch based off our cards, tags and more kit. Here it is:

 

Last but not least is a mood board to go along with our mixed media kit. Here it is:

Place your entries in the December 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 December 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget we still have our Handmade Holiday Contest going on. If you didn’t know about it, the details are listed below.

The holidays are fast approaching us, and I know a lot of you LOVE to make your own decorations for the holidays. I love looking at all the handmade decorations, so why not make this a contest about those decorations.

To enter the contest, we want to see your NEW handmade holiday decorations. It doesn’t matter if they are for Thanksgiving or Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate in between).

Here are the rules:

  1. The project must be made new for this years holidays.
  2. The project (along with a brief description) must be loaded to the Tres Jolie Facebook group contest folder or it will not be included in the judging.
  3. The project can be any type of paper craft or mixed media project (home decor included).
  4. The project MUST be holiday themed.
  5. It’s not required, but the use of products from any Tres Jolie Kits would be nice to see (and need to be included in the project description).
  6. There is a maximum of 2 entries per person.
  7. Lastly, have fun.

Prizes, did some one say prizes. Of course there will be prizes. We will award the top 2 vote getters a holiday themed mixed media kit. If you have every received a prize from Tres Jolie, you know we are very generous with our prizes.

So, when does this contest end? I know we need to give you time to create as well as time to enjoy the upcoming holidays. So the contest deadline is:

 Have your project(s) uploaded to the contest folder no later than Midnight CST December 15th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below or email us at Kim@Tresjoliekits.com

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All the designers will be revealing their December projects on the Tres Jolie blog beginning December 6th. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.

Kit Sale

Hey everyone, did you know that our kits are one sale? That’s right, 40% off plus $6 shipping.

Now is the time to stock up on any of your favorite kits. Or if you’ve been wanting to try out any of our kits, get them before they are gone.

The sale page has been updated to include any in stock items. I may even be adding some one of a kind specialty kits over the coming weeks. We have to make room for all the new releases.

If you haven’t heard we have our December reveal and Holiday Youtube hop with Blue Fern Studios coming up this Friday. Make sure you join us there will be lots of prizes to win.

So don’t be shy, go check out that sale and make sure you come back Friday for kit reveal.

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November Mixed Media Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our November Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media and tools, AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has these amazing metal wings to alter as the project.

There is enough of these products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included are a set of three embroidery hoops, some canvas fabric, and some beautiful embellishments: a Prima resin frame and flowers, and some Creative Embellishments chipboard flourishes.

 

Let’s look at some of the projects created with this kit. First up is Crystal:

Next up is Michelle:

Now here is my project:

I love how we all started with the same materials, but ended up with totally different looks.If you want to see how Crystal and Michelle created their projects, just head over to our Youtube channel for a step by step video.

Because our kits are packed with full size products, there are always leftover after you complete your project. Let’s look at what Michelle and Crystal created with their leftovers:

Michelle used some leftover crackle paste and inka gold to alter this pumpkin.

Crystal used her wooden heart to be the anchor for another project. I also spy some kit flowers, inka gold, glitter and mica mist.That cute title came from a past kit.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Make sure you come back, we are revealing our December kit very soon.

AND, we are having a  Sale RIGHT NOW! Check it out!

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Use Your Wings Mixed Media Project

Hi everyone, Kim here sharing my Mixed Media project created with the November Mixed Media kit.

This month’s Mixed Media kit features lots of different mediums. We have  some crackle paste, some dry glitter, mica powder and some inka gold. Also included is are some flowers to alter. Everything needed to alter the metal wings included in the kit.

Here is the kit:

These wings were so fun to create with.

Here is my project:

I started with the wooden heart in the kit. I gave it a nice heavy coat of the crackle paste and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I wiped the high points with the inka gold, then gave it a spritz with mist I made from the mica powder.

For the wings, I went over the high points with the inka gold. The I added glue to the tips and sprinkled them with the dry glitter for some shimmer.

For the flowers, I took a few of the script ones and swiped them with the inka gold. Then I used the mist and sprayed all the flowers for a good dose of shimmer. It’s hard to see the shimmer in the photo, but they really shine in person. The blue flowers are from the scrapbook kit. They added just the right punch of color. The wings, I mad from a mold and just sprayed them with the mist.

Once all that was done, I just put it all together. Once I got the vision in my heard as what I wanted to do, this came together pretty quickly (except for drying time, LOL).

Remember to stay tuned to the blog  for more inspiration using the our kits. We will be revealing the December kit soon.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-November Mood Board

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For me a “scrapbooking kit” doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to be making scrapbook pages! Sometimes I just can’t resist using (almost) everything up in one project, like the junk journal I made for this month mood board!


Mood board


Process Video:


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The November Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kits:

Scrapbook Kit


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