Secret Love Letter Stack

Hello crafty friends! This week I am back with a fun and unique project that I have created a couple times a few years back for a swap with crafty friends! Of course I used this month’s  Cards, Tags, & More kit from Tres Jolie for  this project. I also created a process video that I hope you will find easy to follow.

 

I absolutely love this paper collection from Ciao Bella “The Muse”! I used all of the 12 x12 paper stack for this project! I used laces, doilies, snippets of laces, beaded trim, the stamp from the kit as well as others from my stash. I used flowers from the kit and others . I also used some rub ons from 7 Gypsies, “Hello” wax stamp, & the beautiful chipboard frames from the kit!

 

 

 

 

I hope that you enjoyed the project that I came up with this week using this beautiful kit!!

If you have any questions regarding my process video please feel free to contact me. Here is my email address, or you can leave a comment on my video on YouTube.

Again stay safe, stay home and craft your heart away! Don’t forget to join Tres Jolie Monthly Sketch challenge and Mood Board Challenge!!

Happy Crafting

~Hugs~ Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Grunge Canvas

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you my first official project of the month using the May Mixed Media Kit! (I say official because some of the mediums made their way onto my projects for the iNSD challenges over this past weekend!)

For my first project, I made a Steampunk/Grunge piece using the canvas, the mediums, one of the VHS reels, and the pack of Prima Trinkets.

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My thought process for the coloring was rather simple! I was just sitting and staring at the mediums and ended up thinking “Yellow & Blue make Green!” Or in this case, gold and blue make teal!!

Check out the video to see how I put all this together:


Now, how about some close-ups?

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I made built up some texture paste at the upper left and lower right corners before adding the wax and paint! I had a mix of chipboard and metal embellishments, but brought them together with paint!
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I stacked and stacked to give dimension to my canvas and added three contrasting Prima Pebbles as a final touch! Even though I have a lot of different textures, keeping with the same color as the paint kept it from being overwhelming!

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I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I’ll be back on YouTube and the blog on the 15th with another Mixed Media project! Keep an eye out for projects from the other Tres Jolie Designers! And don’t forget to visit the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and check out the sketch and mood board challenges!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media Kit

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

*13@rts Modeling Paste, *13@rts White Gesso, ReneaBouquets Candy & Beautiful Beads in Teal, Glass/Rock [looking] shards from Monica, *Prima Melange Sugar Art Pebbles – Multicolored,

Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 Small; Large Gear Set; Steampunk Clock; *Lightbulbs; Grunge Harlequin Piece; Distress Punchinella; the monocle, but I don’t know if CE still has it available, I couldn’t find it!, *Texture Powder, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Prima Silicone Brush, ModPodge Gloss & Matte Spray Acrylic Sealers, JudiKins Diamond Glaze.


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Spring Plank

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you a spring-themed plank I put together using items from my stash and the April Mixed Media Kit!

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I just used a bit of old board for my background, added some gesso, then started layering! Check out the video for the whole process!


Video:


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For the background color I used the two Magical Shakers from the kit like watercolors. On the chipboard diamonds and window I sprinkled them on then spritzed them with some water.

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I mixed the glass glitter from the kit with some gel medium then just spread it on randomly to add some shine to the piece.

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With the background done, it was just a matter of layering the other parts of my piece!

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My final addition was a few of the pearls from the kit. I put them on 3” (76mm) pins and them stuck them in where I wanted them.


April Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media kit

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

Scrap Lumber, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts Modeling Paste, *Prima Waterbrush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Lace, *Texture Pebbles, AB Studio “I Love You,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Brayer, Art Anthology 6×9 “Diamond Grunge” Stencil, Distress Oxide Spray “Twisted Citron,” Lindy’s Gang Flat Magical “Aloha Avocado,” Prima Babs (Resin Face) Item# 583255, Creative Embellishments: *Arched Window Set of 2, Leafy Vine Frame, Flourish 15, and Distressed Harlequin Pieces


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Loaded Envelope and March Mood Board Winner

Hey guys, Kim here. Today I am bringing you a project I created using the April Cards, Tags and more kit. I love the beautiful spring colors of this kit.

Here is the kit:

I created a loaded Envelop using the kit. I also created a walk thru video so you can see all the details. Here is the envelope.

 

Inside the envelope are several tags. Here they are.

Before we get to the video, I want to say congratulations to our March Mood Board Winner.

Here was the mood board:

Congratulations to Cheryl Merrihew!!

Here is her winning layout:

 

Here is the walk-thru video of the loaded envelope:

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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.

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Friendship Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made with the April scrapbook kit featuring the 13 Arts Rosalie paper collection:

I ADORE these papers! The color palette is sophisticated and the designs are so beautiful. I started out by building the background which I kept simple: I distressed the edges of the beige paper and rolled some of the rips, then glued it to the paper with newspaper ads so it would peak through.

I cut up some of the pink paper into quarter-inch strips and weaved them at the edges to make a place for the picture and the rest of the layering to go.

I layered some of the papers, ephemera, and lace stickers from my stash under the photo.  I also added the Creative Embellishments chipboard oval frame and some die cut vines, as well as some small rhinestones I had.

For the chipboard, I treated it with the Lindy’s embossing powder from the kit, then on the leaves, I embossed it again with the new Tim Holtz Distress embossing glaze in green.  In the closeup you can see how it gives a subtle green hue.  I also used that green embossing glaze over the die cut vines: I used it over the 13 Arts black patterned paper.

I finished off the layout by adding the beautiful Prima Marketing pink roses, and a title from my stash.

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My Parents Vintage Love Layout

Hello crafty friends!! I hope that everyone is keeping themselves as safe as they possibly can and most importantly staying home even though it’s a hard thing to do but the way I see things is that we should comply this way we get back to our “NORMAL” lives! That’s at least my goal! Anyhow aside from this I am back this week to share with you all my layout for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kits! I absolutely loved creating this layout! This layout is very special to me because the photo that I used is of my parents in front of our family home & my mother was about 8 months pregnant with me here!

My mom was the age that I currently am now when she got pregnant with me, I was that menopause “oops” baby haha! But all turned out good, I had a wonderful childhood with my family and I have already lost both my parents but I’m so grateful for all of the photos and memories that I am left with. This is one of the main reasons that I began my crafting journey! As I am sure that is a reason most of you do this as well!

So for this month’s sketch challenge I used the April Scrapbook Kit, I also used the large chipboard clock from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More kit. I also used some trims and from my stash. A couple of stamps and distress inks from my stash as well. It wasn’t hard to create at all, I just took a little time creating it because of it’s meaning to me.

                                   

I hope that you enjoyed what I created this month for the Tres Jolie Sketch Challenge and join in! I hope that you also find inspiration in my layout as well as the other designers from Tres Jolie and of course find inspiration in each other! Especially during these times when we can all come together more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have till April 30th @ 11:59am CST to join in! Add your photo to the April 2020 Challenge Folder in the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe on Facebook.

I will be back next week with my final project of April using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit! Please stay safe everyone! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Sketch Challenge–Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, all! Today I am bringing you the project I made for this month’s sketch challenge, using the April scrapbooking kit!

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As you can see I didn’t make a layout! I was totally obsessed with the clock face and flowers of the sketch, and I really wanted to create something 3D from those elements.

Here is the sketch, and under that, you will find the tutorial video!


April sketch

 


Video:


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I used some Prima Texture Fantasy Paste on my chipboard gears, and the embossing powder from the kit on my clock face, which I also back with some of the patterned paper from the kit.

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On the flowers of the chipboard roses from the kit I used a combination of two embossing powders from my stash, and again used the embossing powder from the kit on the stems and leaves.

I also tucked in a few of the die cuts from the pack that came in the kit.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere and can take you anywhere! For me, I couldn’t quit focusing on the section around the photo on the sketch, and I let it take me down a non-layout road!


April 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

Scrapbook Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie kits; **From the April 2020 Mixed Media Kit), I used:

Prima Texture Fantasy Paste (Taupe Rose, Fire Orange, Blue Green), *Prima Metallique Paint “Ancient Coin,” **13@rts White Gesso, Ranger Embossing Powder “Orange Blossom,” Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder “Cosmic Pink Blue,” Ranger Emboss It Pen, Creative Embellishments “Large Gear Frames” (x2) and “Steampunk Clock Face 5”, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000, Thread Locker Blue 242, Bulldog Hardware: Machine Screw Value Kit (MA-519), Fender Washers WA-567 & WA-569


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April sketch challenge layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the April 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from 13 @rts are so pretty. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. It is definitely my style.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the April sketch.

Here is the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

On this side I used some paper strips from the kit and just layered the. I added some pieces from the ephemera set and used pop dots to add dimension.I also cut up the chipboard piece from the kit. Here I used some vintage green/gold embossing powder on it.

The flowers are from the kit. The white lace flower is from my stash.

Here you can see a close up of the gorgeous chipboard. Behind the photo are more layers of paper strips and ephemera.

I did some stamping all around the photo with black ink and a music note stamp from my stash.

Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Why not, you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. Our April sketch challenge just started, so there is still plenty of time to join.

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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 April 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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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.


Mood board

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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Memories Layout with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my last project that I have made with the February scrapbook kit. This layout features my favorite sheet of paper from the kit. It’s one of those papers that looks amazing all on its own! So, I knew that when I used it, I wasn’t going to add mixed media techniques, and it was going to be a sort of palette-cleansing project so that that beautiful piece of paper would stand out in the design. This is what I came up with: I adore the wood image with peeling paint or wall paper maybe!

The only treatment that the paper got was some “swervy” cutting along the edges, and some brown chalk ink on the edges.  You can see a closeup of this below: 

The Creative Embellishments heart chain pieces are so lovely!  I embossed them with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in shabby white.  I also used a piece of chipboard from my stash- I added some white gesso, then inked it with green chalk ink, and then I dry brushed some pink wax on it.

I kept the flower clusters pretty simple, adding some white gesso to the flowers and leaves.  I also added some of the Prima “Say it in Crystals” from the kit.

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