Friday, 22 June 2018

Dream Layout for Tres Jolie Kits

Hello all,
I'm back with another layout today made using the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.
This layout is actually very simple, with only a little paper layering, and fussy cutting.
For this one I used the 13 Arts papers in the kit.

These are gorgeous papers from 13 Arts.
I used one of the papers as a torn background border down the centre of my layout, the edges torn as always!
I ran a piece of the beautiful lace down one side of this paper layer just slightly slotting it underneath.

And splattered the background with the Patina Ink from the Mixed media kit.

Again I did a lot of fussy cutting for this layout. I slotted them into my photo backing layers along with the lovely resin feathers.

The photo is popped up on an a piece of cardboard so I have plenty of room to slot other embellishments under. My photos are backed with a piece of matching 13 Arts Paper with torn edges (or use a distressing tool)

I added some lovely lace leaves, the shabby chic resins feathers and flowers.
I cut the word for my title out of the 13 Arts paper: All Good Things.

Products from the Scrapbook Kit:
13 Arts: Until Dawn: In the Garden
13 Arts: Until Dawn: Frosty Garden
Prima: Vintage Floral Collection: Pink Promises
13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things
Prima: Resin Icons: #573355
White Lace
Products from the Mixed Media Kit
Ranger: Alcohol Ink: Patina 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today....
I hope you are enjoying all our Design Team Projects we have been sharing with you on the blog so far this month!
Happy scrapping
Ginny  :)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

June Sketch Challenge Layout: Tres Jolie

Hello everyone!
Ginny here with you today, to share with you my sketch layout for the challenge this month here at Tres Jolie!
Here is the sketch:

Dont you agree it's a gorgeous sketch to get the inspiration going? Carry on reading further down this blog post for details on how you can enter this months challenge.
Here is my interpretation of the sketch

Photo Tutorial

I have done a step by step photo tutorial of my process making this layout.

I chose my backing papers, this one - Misty Foils.

And this one... The Good News.

After trimming 1cm off from round all sides of the paper, I then heavily distressed it - to the point some of you will think I've torn it!
Layer this paper up on top of the 'The Good News' paper
I cut some small pieces of the lace, about 1 1/2" and slotted them into the bigger gaps/tears round the edges of the top background paper. This is a cheat, it makes it look like there is a border of lace in between the background papers but saves you on the amount of lace used so you loads more lace for another project!

I used the chipboard piece, I painted it first with gesso and then when dry I heat embossed it with a white and silver embossing powder.

I placed my photo through the chipboard oval and glued it on the layout.

I cut a piece of the beautiful lace to fit the length of my top background paper and glued into position. I splatted the background with some drops of one of the alcohol inks from the Mixed Media kit.

I added a doily behind the photo and chipboard on the left.

I then used the pack of gorgeous pink paper roses ( I loved the leaves in this too)
I made an arrangement round the bottom left side of the photo/frame...

and a smaller one round the top right of the photo/frame

I bent the curled wires into a rounded shape

and added them into the flower clusters

I love these Shabby Chic Garden Treasures and used the ladder and the watering can in this layout.

I added the watering can to the left side of the layout, tucking it underneath some of the leaves.

Now for the little details... the microspheres I dropped into some gel medium dotted around the layout

I  tucked in some dusky red twine tied into bows into the flower clusters.

Lastly as sometimes happens when I design a page I start of not using texture paste and stencils and then by the end I decide I want to use it! This was one of those layouts, so at this point I then added patches of stencilling around the design.

Last thing on the layout was some random stamping with black distress ink. I think it just adds a bit more detail and depth to the background of the layout and makes the layout 'pop' .

And voila! a finished layout.

Fancy having a go yourself with the sketch?
So here is how to enter this months sketch challenge...
Create your layout by the end of the month and add the layout to the Facebook Gallery photo album to be in with a chance to win a prize,  which can be found here:
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Thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog today. We all have lots more to share with you as the month goes on, so keep popping in! :)
Ginny  :)

Friday, 8 June 2018

Mixed Media Butterfly Stand

Hello all! Ginny here!
I'm back today with my 1st project made with the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! I loved these butterflies from Prima to alter!

I have done a photo tutorial of my process in creating this altered piece.
So lets start.....  :)
* I started with the Prima Matte Resins, I chose my butterfly to use with the stand.

*I gave the base a coat of gesso.

*To colour the butterfly and the base I used the Alcohol inks from the mixed media kit. 
*Put a drop of each colour on a craft sheet, I used some blending solution with the inks which makes them easier to use and then you get the blended/bleeding look.

*With a paint brush I roughly brushed over randomly the inks starting with the palest brown first and then the darker one to create a mottled effect. Drying slightly between each colour application

*When almost dry I then added the patina in various places over the top of the browns.

I added a little more of the alcohol ink to deepen the colour in places.

*I repeated this process with the stand.

*Also in the mixed media kit was the Magic Powder. I made a coloured paste with it and some beige acrylic pant and then added the paste in areas over the butterfly to add depth and texture.

*I cut some of the gorgeous green rhinestones from the kit and glued them on to the body of the butterfly. I added some cheesecloth to make the base of my embellishment cluster.

*I wanted to use some wording on my project, so I chose and cut out some words from the 13 Arts Paper All Good Things to use later.

*Now I built up the embellishment cluster using flowers and leaves from the June scrapbook kit, some smaller rhinestones cut into small lengths and draped over the cheesecloth and the leaves. Using some gel medium dabbed in places over the butterfly I then dropped some seed beads into it.

*I finished off with the cut out wording which I edged with some Viva Gold and then glued them onto the embellishment clusters.

*The base I did similarly with the cheesecloth first, then a leaf and flowers, gems and  wording.

*Lastly I used some more of the Viva Inka Gold from my own stash to the edges of the butterfly and to the antennae as well. 

*Gently push the butterfly onto the wire stand. There is a hole already in the base of the butterfly to do this.

*Now for a couple of close ups of the project.

Products used on this project.

Mixed Media Kit:
Prima: Matte Resin Craft Blanks Papillon
13 Arts: Magic Powder
Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Tim Holzt: Alcohol Ink: Latte / Caramel / Patina
Prima: Relics & Artifacts 12" Bohemian Jewels
13 Arts: Brown Microspheres 
Scrapbook Kit
Prima Flowers: #631239
13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things
Other Products:
Tim Holzt: Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution
Viva Inka Gold
Acrylic Paint: beige

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today,
Ginny  :)