Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the August 2020 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:

How about some close-ups:

I used the mould from the kit and a mould from my stash to create the center piece. The background was created with a stencil and some modeling paste, then everything was covered in 2 layers of black gesso.

Once the gesso was dry,  I layered the distress oxide sprays starting with lightest to darkest. Once I sprayed the oxide spray, I then misted it with water to deepen the oxide effect.

After I was happy with the distress oxide effects. I used the magicals in the kit and mixed it with a bit of water to create a paste. I took my finger and rubbed it on the high points of the moulds.

Once it was done, I realized it needed a little something more. I pulled out the black ink and added the splatters. I think that finished it off perfectly.

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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.

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 video gets posted.

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Untitled layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing another layout I created with the August 2020 scrapbook kit. These papers from AB Studios are gorgeous.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This was one of those layouts where you have a vision in your head and you hope you can translate it onto paper. It worked for the most part. As long as I was just going along and not thinking I was fine. The minute I started thinking about it, is when I wen “off the rails”.  🙂

How about some close-ups:

Even though fussy cutting isn’t my favorite thing to do, I did a bit of it on this layout. Here is one cluster. There are several sheets in this kit that just scream to be fussy cut.

For the layers under my photo I used the frame ephemera from the kit and a piece of paper cut from the kit. The gold doily is from my stash (here’s a secret, I hoard all kinds of doilies. Shhh…don’t tell anyone).

For my bottom cluster, I used flowers and leaves from the kit. You can also see another fussy cut piece stuffed in there. The cheesecloth and wings are from my stash.  I used a vintage blue embossing powder on them, it has flecks of gold in it (also from my stash).

My bottom left cluster has a birdcage and mini frame (from my stash). I used some gold embossing powder on them. There is also my last fussy cut element here, along with a piece of chipboard and flower all from the kit.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to leave us a comment. Also, sign up for our newsletter. we will beginning sending out update via newsletter bi-monthly.

 

 

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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“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:

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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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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.

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