Tres Jolie Kit Club–April Mixed Media Kit–Easter Candlesticks

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my first project this month I have made a set of Easter Candlesticks!
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On the candlesticks I sprinkled some of the Magical Shakers, sprayed them with some water, set them upside down, and let the color run how it wanted! I did the same process with the eggs, just not upside down! Check out the video to see all the details.


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I added some glitter from this months kit to the bottom of the eggs, set them in some moss, and added some pearls to accent!

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The gesso on the candlestick and eggs had some of the texture powder mixed in to give everything a not-quite-smooth surface!


April Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:
Kilz Original Primer, Glass Candlesticks from Dollar Tree, Floral Garden “Floral Moss,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts “White” SPLASH! Ayeeda Ink


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit–Birdhouse

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kits blog! Today I’ll be sharing a Spring Birdhouse I created using items from this month’s mixed media kit along with items from my stash!

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I created the birdhouse with various brown and tan cardstock sheets and some patterned papers from Friends and Craft O’Clock using Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions)


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I used the larger circle from from this months kit on the “entrance” of the birdhouse, then used the last of the transparency and flowers from my stash to fill it in! The stick is one from my yard, the brick chipboard is from the kit, and painted with a single layer of the Cafe Au Lait paint. I added some of the metal butterflies to finish things off!

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This photo of the roof shows the watered-down paints that I used to add some extra color to the birdhouse!

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Here at the back of the birdhouse, I arranged some of the chipboard to cover the rear hole from the stick!

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More bricks and butterflies on the front!

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I painted the back of the transparency pieces with the Olive Green paint before using gel medium to hold it in place!

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March Mixed Media Kit

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In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie kits), I also used:

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; BEST Double-Sided Tape 1/4” & 1/8”; Art Glitter Glue; FabriTac; Spellbinder Tool n One; Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions); *Friends & Craft O’Clock “Vintage Bison”; *Bazzill “Dark Kraft” Cardstock (x4); Silhouette Cameo 3; Niacapa Cutting Mat; Silhouette Premium Blade; Stick from outside; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Note: All other cardstock was unmarked & I’ve had it so long I can no longer recall manufacturer or how I acquired it! I used 2 sheets of the dark brown and 2 sheets of the light tan. (At least I’m fairly certain, it may have been 3 sheets of the dark brown.)


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March 2020 Moodboard– “Emerald Queen” Junk Journal

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I have an example project, a junk journal, for this months moodboard challenge!

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I was in love with the “Emerald Queen” line by AB Studio that came in this months scrapbooking kit as soon as I saw the photos! And when I saw the books on the moodboard, I knew I’d be making a junk journal! And it was serendipitous that the green fabric image (above the clocks) fit with some sari silk I had already prepared for use! Below the moodboard image I have two video links, one is a flip-through of the completed journal and the other is a process video.


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March 2020 Moodboard


“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Flip-through

“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Process


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On the spine I let some of the fibers from The Paper Studio peek through the zipper, then added a Prima Vintage Trinket! I added some “Sage” Embossing Powder by Ranger to the chipboard from the kit and added it to the layers on my cover.

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Here you can see the many various laces I used along the edges of the pages!

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I layered some scraps of fabric, lace, and a zipper from an old jacket with items from this months kit on the cover, “holding” them in place with clips from my stash!

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The band I used to hold the junk journal closed is a headband! I found packages of them on clearance one time and it suddenly dawned on me that they would be great for junk journals!

 


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March 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-On Adhesive; Pellon 70 Peltex (Midweight – Heavyweight Fabric Stabilizer); Sari Silk; Scrap fabrics; Various Scrap Laces (*Some from previous Tres Jolie Kits); The Paper Studio Ivory Crochet Lace; 2” Book Binding Tape; 1” BEST Double Sided Tape; We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch; LineCo PVA; FabriTac; Spellbinders Tool n One; LineCo Linen Hinging Tape 1.25”; Ranger “Sage” Embossing Powder; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; *Small Doilies; Tim Holtz Index Clips; Binder Clip; We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile Corner Chomper; E6000; The Paper Studio Fibers; *Prima Vintage Trinkets


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Mood Board Challenge Book Card

Hello crafty peeps!! This week I’m excited to share with u this Book Card that I created for this month’s Mood Challenge! I absolutely love love this  from Tres Jolie! I decided to create this simple book card.

 

 

 

I had made one of these a few years ago following a tutorial on YouTube. 

I used a thick white American Crafts card stock for my base and then used one of the sheets from the scrapbook kit. I used some of the flowers as well.

 

I used a piece of ephemera from my stash and a super cute vintage girl photo that was given to me by a crafty friend!  I then fussy cut a flower from one of the 12×12 sheets that had a variety of color and size of flowers on it. Lastly I added a piece of cotton ivory lace around the inside border of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you will check out this tutorial and give it a try. These make such beautiful and fun gifts!! I look forward to seeing what everyone has created for this month’s Mood Board Challenge! Until next month crafty friends!

 

HUGS,

Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the March Mixed Media kit.

Here is the Mixed Media kit if you haven’t already seen it:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

Here is a video on my creative process:

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Canvas

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my second project this month I created a grung-y canvas using items from this months kit on a canvas I had previously purchased at Dollar Tree!

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This canvas was quick and easy! I had it together in a day (the paint dried rather quickly!) and just set it aside to let the glues and 13@rts Gel Medium from the kit dry! See how I put it all together here!


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With just a few items from my stash, I created a little décor piece in one day! (And I never finish a project in one day!!)

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After I coated the canvas in black gesso, I layered some torn pages from an old book and a piece of patterned paper on the canvas then used a palette knife to create the broad strokes of paint. Without adding gesso first, I put a single layer of the same paint on the brick chipboard from the kit.

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After the paint dried I added my transparency piece using the gel medium from the kit.

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Still using the gel medium, I put my flower clusters together, added my butterflies, and fussy cut leaves from parts of the transparency to add to my clusters.

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the March Mixed Media Kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used: Book sheets from Memoires Parisiennes Etsy Shop; *Friends & Craft o’Clock – Vintage Bison – #1; Liquitex Clear Gesso; Liquitex Black Gesso; ReneaBouquets Mini Gold Roses; Canvas from Dollar Tree; FabriTac


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Paddle

Hey, Everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

For my first project this month I am sharing with you what I made using the unfinished paddle from this month’s kit!
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As you can see, I also used the mediums, transparency, butterflies, and one of the frames from the kit to put my board together.
Check out how I did it with this video!


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I mixed some of the 13@rts Olive Green paint with the 13@rts Gel Medium, both from the kit, and stenciled the mixture on in a few spots.

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The sketched leaves are from the Silhouette store, but you don’t need this specific file to recreate the look! You could hand-draw your own design, use stamps, or fussy cut a nice patterned paper!

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I used a thick layer of the Gel Medium on the frame so it would hold the frame and the stems down. For the leaves that didn’t get caught under the frame, I went back and used some Art Glitter Glue to attach them. I also used little dabs of the Gel Medium to hold on the butterflies!

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I absolutely love how my paddle came out! And it wasn’t overly complicated! I spent more time waiting for things to dry than I did putting together!

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:

Prima White Heavy Gesso; Art Glitter Glue; *Prima Stencil Item# 564278; 12×12 Watercolor Paper; Silhouette Studio; Silhouette Cameo 3; Silhouette Pen Holder; UniBall Signo Micro 207; Silhouette Design Store ID# 67185

 

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February Sketch Challenge Layout

Hello crafty friends!! I’m back with the February Sketch Challenge project!! I had time to actually join in my 2nd challenge for Tres Jolie. As well as it being a process video on how I created this layout! I have yet to decide on the photo that will be going on it but I’m sure it will be of a grand baby or daughter. You get the idea!! Anyhow here is my layout! I had fun creating this, using my stamps that hadn’t been used it a while! I hope u like what I came up with!

 

For this layout, I used papers from Heartfelt Creations! I pulled them from my hoard vault and luckily found a background that I felt was similar to the one from the sketch challenge! I also must say that I have really enjoyed creating for these challenges, as I’ve done 2 since being on this Design Team. They really help get your imagination running!

 

 

 

 

Also used a variety of wooden rubber stamps, some Tim Holtz Stamps , 7 Gypsies stamps, and other non brand named stamps, I used some flowers from 49&Market that were part of the January Scrapbook kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my process video I created for a quick look at how simple it is to create a layout even if your just learning like I am. I am not as intimidated anymore and another beneficial thing is that I have also been using my stamps more as well and they are no longer sitting on my shelf & drawers just gathering dust haha! Hope you enjoy my video my friends!!

Hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my layout and any advice you think that I could benefit now in my layout journey that I’m already enjoying! I Thank You for looking at my last post for this month and I hope you keep your eyes peeled for the amazingly fun projects that I have in store for you in March 2020!!

XOXO,

 

 

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–February Sketch Inspiration

Hi All! I’m back with one last project this month! A layout of me using the sketch from this month’s challenge as inspiration!
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Here I am, a little four year old just hanging around!

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The sketch for this month’s challenge. Watch the following video to see how I created my layout!


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After coating the papers in gesso, I stamped, stenciled, and inked before adding the embellishments and photo.

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My final touch was to cover the photo then use a paintbrush to splatter and drop some “Black Soot” Distress paint on the whole project.

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The February Scrapbooking Kit:

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In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:

Prima 2” Silicone Brush; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; Distress Oxide Spray – Wild Honey; Silhouette Design Store ID# 243415 “Lace Doily” by Paige Taylor Evans (P.T.E); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Tim Holtz Mini Snips; Tim Holtz Edge Distresser; Liquitex Clear Gesso; FabriTac; StazOn Jet Black; Distress Paint Black Soot; 13@rts Gel Medium; Prima Paper Texture Paste; *Prima Water Brush; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Mixed Media” CMS125; 2mm Self Adhesive Foam; Fabrika Decoru Stencils FDTR 170 & 190


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-February Mixed Media Kit-Shutter Stand

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Blog!
Today I’m bringing you my third project using this months Mixed Media Kit, something I don’t have a name for, so I’m just going to call it a shutter stand.

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This project took a bit more work than I had planned, but I love the results! Check out the video to see how it was all done!


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That base may have taken more time than I had originally planned, but I am not sorry with how it came out! If I ever need to make a base like this again, I’ll be more prepared…mostly because it will not be the first attempt!! LOL!

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After my base was put together, the rest of the project went together very quickly! It was just a matter of coating the chipboard in the gold wax and layering everything!

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After all my layers I added some flowers, moss, and texture pebbles that I had left from previous Tres Jolie Kits, and the wicker hearts that came in this months kit!

I hope you enjoyed this project! I’ll see you again next month with projects from the March Mixed Media Kit!


February Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Silhouette Design Store ID#303564 – Pillar Sign 3×4 by Lori Whitlock; My Minds Eye – Organic Glitter Papers; E6000; Art Glitter Glue; Prima Paper Texture Paste; Small Wooden Box; Amazing Cast Resin; Creative Embellishments Circle Vine Frame (x2); *Creative Embellishments Flourish Circle Frame; *Texture Pebbles; *Moss; *Prima Flowers (Item# 597429)


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