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!

Febuary 2020 sketch

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


Video:


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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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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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Sketch Challenge

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the February 2020 scrapbook kit. The  papers from Lemoncraft are so girly and pretty. They are pefect for any Valentine’s Day project or gift. I’m really enjoying working with this kit.

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

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the February sketch. I love the softness of this kit.

Here is the sketch:

How about some close-ups:

 I used some clear gesso on the background first, then did some light stenciling. Once dry I added lots of stamping with some archival ink. The chipboard swirls are from my stash and I used some clear gesso  and then embossed them.

I used some cutouts from the ephemera sheet to layer behind my photo. I also used a die cut doily with some hearts on it. The cardboard clock is from my stash. Here you can see more of the stamping.

Here is my cluster on the other side. More stamping. The resin piece came from my stash. I added flowers and a piece of flair from the kit.

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

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Valentine’s Day Treat/Gift Box Tutorial with Rae

Hi, everyone! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a fun way to give candy or small gifts to your friends. I’ve made these boxes many times for Christmas, birthdays, and any Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be fun to share how I made this box using the beautiful February scrapbook kit:

These boxes are pretty easy and quick to make, and it only takes 5 sheets of 12X12 paper and a few random supplies. These boxes can completely close, so you can’t go nuts adding a bunch of embellishments on the inside, so they are super cheap to make!

In this tutorial, you will see that I am using different paper from the kit, but the steps are the same for the box shown above.

Here’s what you will need:

  • 5 sheets of 12×12 paper
  • liquid glue
  • paper trimmer
  • ruler
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors

Optional:

  • extra embellishments for the top of the box
  • chalk ink
  • border punch

So, lets get started!

First, cut a sheet of paper for the base of the box 11 ¾ in. x 6 in. Pick a piece of paper that has a good or basic image so that the inside of the box base coordinates well with the papers you choose for the little boxes inside.

I think it’s easiest to fold the paper in half, then fold both edges into the middle crease.

For the lid of the box, choose paper that gives a nice contrast to the base- if the base is busy, choose something more plain and vice versa.

Next, choose the four sheets of paper for the four inside boxes.

Below is one of the pieces of paper for the inside of the box.

Chalk ink is optional, but it helps mask any folds in the paper where the paper creases show the white of the inside fibers of the papers.

I think that liquid glue works best for this because you may need move the boxes around a bit to make them align perfectly within the creases and edges of the base.  If you use double-sided tape and don’t set it down perfectly on the base, the boxes will not match up and the box won’t close right.

And, this is what the inside looks like after all of the boxes are glued to the base (this is from the boxes made with the February kit:

For added detail, you can add cut outs and border punch strips, but embellishments that are bulky won’t work out because then the box will not close.  Safe the bulky stuff for the outside of the box!

For this box, I added Lemoncraft cut outs to the front, and some of the Prima Say it in Crystals.

For the lid, I added lace and more crystals to the side, the gold heart pick, and some flowers from the kit to the top which you can see here:

These boxes are great for small candies, as long as they completely fit in the boxes.

If you have about 30 minutes, you can make these!

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February Kit Reveal

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so that means it’s time for a new kit reveal.

Last month I told you we are working on some exciting things for the new year. We have the new Pinterest page (link will be added below). Please follow us there. Plus we have a new look to our kit reveal (you’ll see it below).

Welcome to our Tres Jolie February 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our February 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 international papers from Lemoncraft perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.

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 February 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.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a sketch challenge this month. This sketch  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here it is:

 

Place your entries in the February 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 February 29th, 2018 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.

All Pink layout by Annie Carignan

Hello!

presenting today another layout from May Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie.

Lots of beautiful products included :

I took this wooden paper from Lemon Craft as my background and put a coat of Clear gesso first.

I used a stencil from my stash with Modeling Paste and created a design starting at the top right coming down in the middle.  Once that was dry I used watercolours , Red, Pink and Orange on the paste. I also did a few splashes here and there.

If you remember for my first layout this month, I had kept some peaces of chipboard : I used them for this layout .  I also used some of the paper clocks and butterflies I had previously cut out.  I added some cheese cloth, flowers and Nuvo dots.  To finish, I took some White Gesso mixed with a little bit of water and did some splashes.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

The small phrases are from the Cards, Tags and more kit.

 

I almost always use the vellum you can find in Prima flower packs, LOVE them 🙂

 

 

Also used the cute bow pin and badge.

Don’t be afraid to add color to flowers :

 

Material :

  1. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 01
  2. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 07
  3. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 035
  4. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 037
  5. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Buttons
  6. Prima – Chalk Ink – Pastel Peach
  7. Prima – SIIP with Flowers
  8. Prima – Lifetime Flower Stem – Brown
  9. Prima – Divine Flower Pack – Peach
  10. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers- Meadows
  11. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Carnation Pink
  12. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
  13. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Sentiments (Cards, Tags and more kit)
I hope you liked this layout, 
Annie
 

Weekend by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !  Spring is here and I think this kit contains the best colors to make beautiful layouts of Spring or sunny Summer days!!!!

This one was pretty simple to make because I loved the background so much  that I wanted to hide little as possible.  The flower corner was my first inspiration.  I took a very delicate stencil from my stash that has small flowers just to create a bit of texture.  I took some Pink watercolor to add color but not a lot.  I used the 12×12 paper that had cut outs plus the Ephemeras (clocks and butterflies) for embellishments.  I used one of the chipboards from Creative Embellishments and finished with a badge, flowers and also the Nuvo Pink to make dots.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 


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May Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello! We hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! In case you didn’t know, our May reveal was this past Monday, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous  kit with Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me collection, beautiful flowers from Prima Marketing, gorgeous chipboard from Creative Embellishments, and other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for either vintage or feminine 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:

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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Step by Step photo Tutorial by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Today I want to share with you a step by step photo tutorial on how I put together a layout with beautiful May Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie 🙂 Here is a photo of the kit and the content just below.  Isn’t it gorgeous ? I mean look at all that’s included !!!

Kit Content

  1. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 01
  2. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 02
  3. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 03
  4. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 04
  5. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 05
  6. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 06
  7. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 07
  8. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – 08
  9. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 035
  10. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Vintage Time Ephemera 037
  11. Lemoncraft Grow Old with Me – Buttons
  12. Prima – Chalk Ink – Pastel Peach
  13. Prima – SIIP with Flowers
  14. Prima – Clear Stamp – Rosarian
  15. Prima – Lifetime Flower Stem – Brown
  16. Prima – Divine Flower Pack – Peach
  17. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers- Meadows
  18. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Carnation Pink
  19. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
  20. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Filigree Set
 
Here is my layout :
 

As you probably already know, I always put a coat of Clear Gesso on all my layouts first.  The brand really does not matter, as long as it is Gesso !

 

After putting the Gesso I decided to use another paper on the background… so I put Gesso on that too !

 

Did some tearing on top and bottom, love how that looks !

 

I used a stencil from my stash with Crakle Paste but it can be any Modeling Paste, Heavy Gesso, Heavy Gel, whatever you have that has texture.

 

 

Once everything is dry, I can start playing with my watercolors !  I am trying to match the colors of the papers 🙂

I did the same thing with the Chalk included in the kit and mixing it with a little bit of water.

 

 

Here I used the chalk again but this time on the chipboard for an opaque look.

When it was almost dry, I took the same watercolor and put a little bit on the chipboard.

 

 

I really love the result ! I cut the chipboard into little peaces so they would show all around my layout. I place the peaces where I wanted them and put glue right away.

Here I decided to keep a few peaces for another layout.  On top of the chipboard, I used one of the die-cuts from a 12×12 paper and added cheese cloth. I also used the stamp from the kit on top and bottom.

 

 

I used watercolor again but on the flowers so they could be a little bit Pink.  I had previously cut out the clocks and the butterflies from the Vintage Ephemeras and used them around the photo.  Here you can see I am applying Stones with Gel Medium which I use as glue.

Here you can see the final result with the pearls 🙂

 

Here is a title from a previous kit :

 

More close-ups :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you liked my tutorial, let me know if you have questions !!
 

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May 2019 Kit Reveal

Welcome to our Tres Jolie May 2019 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our May 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 new papers from Lemoncraft.

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 May 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. 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 May 2019 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 May 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 May kits.