Friday, 16 November 2018

Shabby Chic Greetings Cards...

Hello all, 

This month I had the card kit from Tres Jolie Kits to play with.... I am not a regular card maker but I have to say I really enjoyed creating these!
I have made two sets of cards, the second I will show you later in the month.
The card kit features Prima Amelia Rose, beautiful papers, with embellishments from Prima, 49 & Market, Darice and Creative Embellishments.

Here are some photos of the cards

Now I will show a step by step process for creating them.

Use the white blank cards from the Card kit...…

I chose 4 different patterned papers from the Amelia Rose paper pad. 
I trimmed the first paper to fit the front of the card making it very slightly smaller then the card size.

Each paper layer after that I made lightly  smaller then the previous to create the different layers.

I distressed all the edges and the final layer I tore into to really distress it!

Stick the first two layers onto the front of the card

And the third....

The fourth layer I wrapped the seam binding around it length ways and tied into a bow...….

….and then glue it on top of the other layers.

I wanted to create a  decoupage effect with some fussy cutting from the papers. I cut four pieces of similar  flower clusters from the floral paper.

With my starting point in place with my chosen main flower I then started adding my decoupage layers next to it, with the use of tiny small foam pads.

If you are layering up amongst flowers you may need to double pads up at one end to get the piece to sit flat. 

I then added the next decoupage layer in order of size on top of the first.....

I added a third layer.....

At this point I also started to add more small flowers and the leaves.

The last paper decoupage layer was added...

...along with another small flower and leaf.

I added  a couple of single fussy cut flowers to the background before adding my title greeting.

The chipboard titles were embossed with white embossing powder.

Here are the products used on these cards

* Prima Amelia Rose A4 paper pad
* 49 & Market Garden Seeds Watermelon
* Creative embellishments chipboard - Sentimental Words
* Darice Cards & Envelopes
* Tres Jolie Seam Binding

And some close ups...…

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy scrapping

Ginny   :)

Friday, 9 November 2018

November Mood board challenge layout

Hello all, 

Its a brand new month and a brand new kit from Tres Jolie Kits!
Today I am sharing a project created with the November Scrapbook kit.
This kit has beautiful papers from AB Studios and some gorgeous embellishments to compliment them!
My first project is created using the mood board, this months challenge. 
Here is what I came up with...

Here is the mood board for this months challenge.

Here are a few close ups and details...…

I kept to monochrome tones from the mood board. There were some perfect pieces in the embellishments for this layout. I loved keeping some of the embellishments in their raw state, it kept a natural feel that matched the wildness of the rocks in my photo.

I layered up 3 papers to create the background layers. Going from darkest on the outside to lightest for the miain background paper. This gives the layout a nice framed effect and makes the darker parts of the layout 'pop.
These were all distressed.

I loved this string tied tube embellishment from the flower pack and wanted to base the main cluster with this feature. I drapped one of the flower peices over it to blend it into the page.
I didn't add any products on the chipboard feathers, keeping them in their raw state, i loved the effect they gave!

My photo I backed on patterned paper with distressed edges. I then arranged the tags behind the photo. I tied some bakers twine to the tags.

I cut lengths of lace to layer down the sides of my photo.
I used the cute little flower stamp in the background with some toffee archival ink.
The keys I added last to finish the embellishment clusters off.

I used the metal clock peices, one in each embellishment cluster. One was slotted underneath my photo layers, which are propped up with foam pads to lift them of the page, and the other is placed on top of my photo layers. 

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy scrapping

Ginny   :)

Monday, 5 November 2018

Tres Jolie November 2018 reveal

Tres Jolie November 2018 reveal

It’s time for our November kit reveal.

This months kit is again filled with a combination of international and US products.  You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.
 We have some gorgeous new papers from AB Studios. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie November 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

*Cards, Tags and More kit*

Don't forget to stop by the Tres Jolie Youtube channel and see our video reveal of all our kits.

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits. Just visit  Tres Jolie subscribe

The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts with this kit. 

Here is a little tease from me:

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

Here is the Mood Board:

Place your entries in the sketch challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on November 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget to follow Tres Jolie on all our various social media outlets.

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

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Notes & Thoughts... a masculine layout..

Hello all!

This is my last project this month for the October Scrapbook Kit at Tres Jolie Kits.

I have created a masculine page this time, I know most of the time I stick to the floral shabby chic style layout but I do like to do the occasional masculine layout, especially as I do have a son to scrap about!
I have used a reverse side of one of the beautiful papers in the kit... and I think this layout puts a completely different spin on this kit... looking at the kit photo you wouldn't think you could create a layout like this but you can!
Its always good to see how these beautiful kits can also be used for masculine layouts - don't forget the boys!!! LOL

I have photo process below for you to show you how I created this layout.

I started with the reverse of one of the floral 13Arts papers, I do love these black neutral papers, they are so easy to use for masculine pages. I did brush over some clear gesso to prepare the pare for lots of misting!
I used the Ayeeda mist in the kit over the background paper, I sprayed it and also undid the top and flicked the inner tube over the layout to get the splats.

The chipboard I altered using a VerDay Patina set. I used the Bronze colour, painted it over the chipboard and then added the patina solution in different places to create the mottled/ old metal effect over the chipboard. Allow to dry naturally. 

Going back to the background paper now its dry, I used the stencil from the kit and added areas of white texture paste over the paper.

Next I splattered a lot of white gesso over the layout, spritzed it with water and picked the paper up upright and allowed all the liquids to 'run' on the paper. Dry with a heat tool.

Next I splattered some Color Bloom Antique Gold mist over the background. Again I take the lid out and use the inner tube to flick the colour over.

When dry I then rubbed some Viva Inka Gold over some of the raised texture paste areas with my finger.

The photo I layered up on 3 distressed patterned paper layers, all slightly off set to each other.
I inked the edges up with an archival ink,

Now its time to put the layout together. I placed the photo centrally and added the chipboard words from the 12x12 chipboard sheet - I loved that sheet! I left these chipboard words in their nude state.

The big chipboard scroll I cut into two - basically one piece was 2/3 rds. of the total chipboard piece and the part I cut off was 1/3rd of it. 
I then slotted the bigger piece under the photo layers on the right  and the smaller piece in the photo layers on the left.

I added more chipboard words on top of the scroll and then added the blue and beige flowers from the kit! It still looks quite masculine though!

I added a little detail with items from my stash, some oval and teardrop druzzy beads and some seed beads. I just drop the seed beads into some gel medium and leave to dry. 

I found these teal buttons whilst looking for the seed beads and thought they were perfect for the colour scheme so I added a couple of those under the layers too to finish the layout off. 

Here are some close ups of the layout.....

Here is the October Scrapbook Kit …….

…….can you believe this layout came from this kit?!?!?  -  It did!!

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Thanks for stopping by today

Happy scrapping

Ginny   :)