Memories Of My Mother By: Jeanne Rodriguez

Hi Tres Jolie family! Jeanne here today on the Tres Jolie blog with my first design team project! I was super thrilled when I received my very first kit from Kim! I am creating using the Cards, Tags, & more and absolutely love the papers I used from Ciao Bella Papers!

It was the perfect collection at this time not only because of it being fall and the colors are stunning but November is a special month for me. It is a bittersweet thing because on November 9th it would have been my moms 95th birthday but on November 8th 2017 was when she passed away. I wanted to create something in her memory so I came up with an altered embroidery hoop.

                                               I loved that background paper I used out of the A4 paper pad from Ciao Bella Sounds of Autumn , I did some fussy cutting of some of the leaves as well as using some of the leaves from Prima Marketing Fall Pine pack & Prima Marketing Autumn Sunset pack which came in this beautiful kit.

If you would like to take a look at my unboxing video you can do so  here . I do hope that you like what I have created as my first project using this kit and I’m excited to share with you the rest of my upcoming projects this month!

So a big “THANK YOU”  for taking time to read my blog post today!!  I’ll be back!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

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Crackle Pumpkin

Hey y’all!  This is Michelle and today is my first official Design Team blog post!!  Woot!!

I’m going to be working with the Mixed Media kit this month and for my first project I got my kit but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with the main elements of the kit just yet.  You know when you get a delish kit in the mail and you are scared to tare into it because it’s so awesome.  Yeah.  That.  *This is not an endorsement to start harding you kit stash!!* LOL  I did end up using the rest of my kit!  LOL

But I was anxious to get started and wanted to play with the amazing art mediums that were in there!  So I reached for my dollar store bag of fall decor that I had just picked up and pulled out this rather bland BRIGHT styrofoam pumpkin and decided to give it some Tres Jolie Mixed Media LOVE!

From there I just went nuts!  After prepping it well (you can see the full details in my process video below) I rubbed it with the Turquoise InkaGold and gave it a coat of the DecoArt crackle paint then layered on a wash of some diluted orange acrylic paint.

I even gave it new life with a fresh new twig stem and some preserved moss from the floral department and topped it with one of the Prima flowers from the kit.  I added a light rub of the InkaGold to the flower as well to brighten it up too.  ANNNND…there is some glitter and mica power sheen sprinkled on there to give it some sparkle like any self respecting fairytale pumpkin should have!

It just doesn’t even look like the same pumpkin!  Y’all go check out the video and see the transformation!

So if you are anxious about ripping into you pretty new kit projects or at the very end of your kit and just have your mediums left to play with, this is a great project for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my first Tres Jolie post!  I think I’m gonna like it here!  (Yes I sang that in my best Annie voice) lol!