“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! 

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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 (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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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.

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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.

August Mood Board Winner and New DT Announcement Coming Soon

Hey guys, Kim here. It’s to announce the winner of our August mood board challenge.  As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite.

Here is the August mood board:

 

So without anymore waiting, congratulations to our July challenge winner:

Donna Bailey Sergent

Here is Donna’s winning project:

 

What we really love is that embellishment cluster. It really frames that awesome picture. They way Donna put this whole layout together with the layers of blue behind the photo also make it pop. Well done Donna!

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Donna your prize will be added to your next kit.

Have you joined in on our challenges, why not? Our sketches and mood boards are a lot of fun and are open to everyone.

 We just had our first ever Designer/Educator Call. We will be announcing our newest DT members soon.

Make sure you come back as our designers still have a few more projects to reveal. Also, we will be revealing our October kit soon, so stay tuned.

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August Cards, Tags and More Kit Spotlight

Hey everyone!

Today we are showcasing our Cards, Tags, and More kit for August.  With this kit, you can create some really soft elegant or vintage cards/tags. There is also a sheet of matching rice paper included. If you have never worked with rice paper you are in for a treat.

Take a look at the picture below:

And, here’s what the DT came up with using the kit this month:

Kim created 2 cards perfect for a wedding or birthday:

 

The art journal kit  has plenty of items to create several pages. You can even Alter the cover if you like! It’s a great deal!

Next month who knows what this kit will bring, but that’s the fun part of this kit. It could be Cards, it could be Tags or it could be More. Make sure you come back to find out.

If there are any kits available, you can snag one HERE, if you haven’t already!

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Soft and Pretty Cards

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to share my first projects from the Card, Tags and more kit. This kit is full of beautiful papers, including rice paper from Ciao bella.

 Let’s take a look at this months kit:

This kit is filled with a pad of 12×12 paper to create plenty of elegant/vintage cards. Plus plenty of embellishments (for a full list of contents see here).

Here are my first cards. I am still getting better and better each month with cards and I have a nice supply of them now:

How about some close ups:

I love the soft colors of these papers. I used flowers from the kit. The vellum is from the flower pack in the kit. I embossed one of the mini chipboard frames in the kit with a vintage embossing powder.

The clock is from my stash, I added some alcohol ink to it to color it. The sentiment is from my stash, it’s from a Tim Holtz pack. I also embossed the leafy chipboard piece with a soft green color. I also inked the edges of my papers.

Today’s tip: If something isn’t the right color, make it so. Try using alcohol inks, distress inks, or embossing powder to alter elements to fit your project.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog the rest of the month  for more inspiration using the August kits.

August Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all  had a fantastic weekend! In case you didn’t know, our August reveal was about ago, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous  masculine kit with Couture Creations Gentlemen’s Emporium paper collection. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for either vintage or masculine themed projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim using the monthly mood board challenge:

A layout created by Annie:

 

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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“One of a Kind” layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the August scrapbook kit. I really love the Couture Creations papers in the kit. They are so masculine. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. It is giving me the rare opportunity to scrap some pictures of the guys in my life.

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

Here is the layout I created with it:

I love this photo of my dad. He did some modeling back in the day. I did use a few pieces of chipboard from my stash. I took a chipboard clock and cut it in half. The I just used some black archival ink to color it. The same with the chipboard swirls, except I use green and black ink.

How about some close-ups:

I did some stamping in the background. I also cut up the “cards” on one of the papers and used them as layers behind my photo.

I used some of the brass nail heads around the page. There are those alphabet cards I’ve been hoarding. I am so glad I finally got to use them.

I added that one lone flower and I think it fit perfect. The sentiments are from a pack of chipboard sayings from my stash.

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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 (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, however we will be on vacation from 8/16 thru 8/26).

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the August 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 new video goes live.

Thanks for stopping by!

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August 2019 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back with you guessed it, our kit reveals.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie August 2019 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our August 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 brand papers from Couture Creations and this time, it’s all about the boys.

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 2019 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.

Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling from me:

This was created for our monthly challenge (see below).

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.

Visit our designers blogs for their monthly challenge inspiration project.

Annie

Rae

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a mood board with a color twist. This mood board 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 mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the August2019 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, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the August kits.

‘Mum’ fussy cut layout by Ginny

Hello crafty peeps!

This is my last project for this month using the August kit for Tres Jolie Kit Club!

I have really enjoyed creating with this kit. The papers were lovely and I enjoyed all the fussy cutting that I was able to do with them.
This layout is kind of a double page to go with my previous layout earlier in the month which can be found on this link http://shabbypapers.blogspot.com/2018/08/mintay-layout-for-tres-jolie-kits.html
I used the same Mintay papers but swopped the colours from pink with blue highlights on the other layout to Blue with pink highlights on this one. I also used the same torn edged border but turned it to vertical instead of horizontal. The same flowers/colours/designs were copied onto this layout and obviously a double page about my Mum as she is in both photos.
These photos were taken as we sat in the garden talking on a lovely summers day a couple of months ago.
Here it is….

I have a photo step by step process for you to follow to see how I created this layout.

I used 4 mists in total. The first three colours I splattered using the nozzle removed from the bottle and shaking the nozzle and tube over the paper and the 4th, the blue chalk mist I sprayed normally to get more coverage. I tipped the paper up vertically after spraying to get the mist to run down the paper.

After drying I applied some texture paste with a stencil.

I inked the torn edges of the feature border paper and layered the blue lace from the kit underneath one side.

I added a strip of another contrasting paper under the other side, also torn and inked.

My photo I layered on…. yes you’ve guessed it, a torn paper layer and inked the edges.

I chose 4 journal cards, distressed the edges and inked

And then arranged them around my photo using double sided tape.

I then cut some fussy cutting out of the 12×12 Mintay papers and inked the edges.

I backed these with a small piece of cardboard to lift them of the papers and journal cards to add some depth to the design.

These were then slotted into my photo and journal card layers.

This arrangement was then stuck onto the background papers again with some cardboard behind it to lift of the background papers.
I added a fussy cut floral piece to the top right corner of the photo again backed with cardboard.

Next came the flower cluster….. a simple one with not too many flowers.

Add two smaller blue flowers to the main structure of the feature flower and the 2 leaves.

And then fill in with the smaller flowers.

I then finished off by adding some of he very pretty dazzler gems.

Voila!

 

Here are some close ups of the layout:

Products used on this layout;

From the Kit;

* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-02
* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-04
* Prima; Santorini Collection; Summer is around the Corner
* Blue Lace
* Prima Flowers; #631994
* Prima Flowers; #632014
* Prima; say it in Crystals; Santorini #99428

From my stash;

* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Soft Teal
* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Antique Gold
* Tattered Angels Mist; Crème de la Rouge
* Cosmic Shimmer: Chalk Mist; Pastel Blue
* Versafine: Archival Ink: Toffee

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy Scrapping

Ginny 🙂