Sunday, 16 September 2018

'Too Cute' layout... Tres Jolie Kits

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing another layout made with the September kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. This one is made with the Bobunny papers  in the kit.
I really enjoyed making this one, it came together really quickly and i loved these photos of my DS from what seems a very long time ago! He is now a teenager!

Here are some close ups with some details for you...…

I created layers with the papers, adding a floral details paper to the more neutral black background paper. All paper layers had torn edges. I highlighted the pale blues by using a coordinating piece of cardstock in the layers to make the colours 'pop'.

I used the ephemera tags and journal cards to add more layers. I cut them in half and then slotted the top half of the cards I the top of the layers and the bottom of the cards into the bottom of the layers. This makes your ephemera go further and balances the design. I layered a lovely piece of lace into my paper layers too.

I scrumped up some cream embroidery thread behind my flower embellishments to add a different effect. The chipboard piece I simply painted with gesso and then dropped some of the blue pigment in places along it to add a little coloured detail to it.  Whilst this was all still wet I dropped some colour coordinated seed beads on to it to finish off.

I used some Splash! white ink splattered in the background and added some of the pearls.

Products used from the kit:

* Bobunny Black Tie Affair - Lace
* Bobunny Black Tie Affair - Black tie Affair
* Prima Marketing Flirty Fleur - Little Notes
* Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls - strip green -#530518
* Creative Embellishments chipboard - Flourish Border
* Prima Marketing Flowers - Flirty Fleur #634483
* Prima Marketing Flowers - Flirty Fleur #634551
* Prima Marketing Flirty Fleur Ephemera
* Nuvo Crystal Drops - Silver Lining

Products used from my stash/ previous kits:

* Coredinations Cardstock - Powder Blue
* Ayeeda Ink Splash! White
* Gesso - white
* Seed Beads
* White Lace
* Embroidery thread - cream

Here is the September Scrapbook kit..... 

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thanks for stopping by today, 

happy scrapping! 

Ginny :)

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Tides Gone Out - Mixed Media Kit

Happy Friday!!!!

Today its the turn of the September Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kits!
And its a fantastic kit, especially as I have made a project relating to my favourite place …. the beach! My thoughts with this project was to create a piece of work titled 'The tides gone out'.

Below is the contents of the Mixed Media Kit, with this lovely wooden heart from Darice ready to alter.


The lovely yummy goodies included to get messy with are from Prima, I've wanted to use these for ages, the Art extravagance Texture Fantasy Northern Lights, and I wasn't disappointed!

I have used some extra mixed media products to create my textured background for the main kit products to be used on top off .

Here is a photo tutorial of my process in making this project.

I used some lattice chipboard pieces I had left over and painted them with a coat of gesso.

I very roughly painted the Darice Wooden heart so give it a shabby look. I really did splodge the paint on to give a very rough texture. When dry I added a couple pieces of roughly torn corrugated card. 

And the pieces of chipboard lattice.

These had a light coat of gesso. 
I then tied some string around the heart in two places and tied big loose bows. This is all to add texture and a little detail. Not all of this will show by the time we have finished... maybe only the bow bits.

Next I mixed the 3d balls and the micro seeds with some texture paste.

mixed together to create this....

Using a palette knife I then scraped this over some of the areas where I have been adding texture details.

After that I used another of my favourite products and that is Snow Tex, not just for snow effects!
I added this again with a palate knife and applied this quite lumpy so it dries with a raised look to it.

I allowed all this mixed media to dry before carrying on. The picket fence piece is wood and this was simply glued on. 

To give a beachy/ seaside feel I love to use this spongy moss. It adds depth and a natural look to the theme we are trying to create.

The flowers were added next, these blend in perfectly and remind me of the drifts of flowers I see near the coast in Pembrokeshire.

Then it was the turn of the shells! And what a selection of shells there are!
I loved going through these and adding them to the project. 
I tried to group them up and laid some on their sides so they looked like they were just laying how they had been left when the sea went out. 
I also added the glittery Art pebbles at this point too.

Now for the 'messy' bit as I like to call it!  :)
I put a small amount of each colour in my tray and started work with the darkest colour first.
The first colour I used as it was with no added water...…

….. and using a stipple brush I dabbed the colour over the texture places I wanted to start the colour. My idea here is that its puddles and ponds of sea left caught from the tides oing out in the pebbles and shells. 
Add a small amount, step back have a look and see where you want more, its completely choice as to how mad you go with these products, remember you will be calming it all down with the lighter colours on top in a minute.

Next do the same with the middle teal colour, using the stipple brush over the top of the dark blue.

I then gently spritzed this teal coloured layer with water to make it 'run' a little and then dried it with a heat gun.

The 3rd very pale blue colour I applied with a paint brush, over the other two colours.

When I had finished using the pale blue paste over the project I watered the remainder down to make a 'wash'

I used this 'wash' over the bare top part of the heart. 

Lastly I added a quote from one of the papers, cut out and edges distressed with the edges tipped with some of the pastes to blend into the background.

And there we go...… my finished project.

Here are some close ups of the finished project

Products used in this project:

Mixed Media Kit
* Darice - Wooden Pallet Heart
* Prima Art Extravagance Texture Fantasy - Northern Lights
* Prima Art Ingredients Melange - Vintage Art Pebbles
* I am Roses - mixed white flowers
* Darice - Natural Shells

From my stash
* Gesso - white
* Snow Tex
* Ranger Texture Paste
* Pentart 3d balls
* Brown Microbeads
* Soft Matt Gel
* Brown string
* Dusty attic Lattice Chipboard
* Corrugated cardboard
* Wooden Picket fence
* Sea Moss 

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Thanks for popping by today,,

Happy creating!

Ginny  :)

Friday, 7 September 2018

'Together' mood board layout Tres Jolie


It's the beginning of the month again and a brand new Tres Jolie Kit!
This one is GORGEOUS!

I loved the neutral colours in the papers with a pop of the green colour coming through. I am not a fan of green but these are subtle and I loved working with them.

The mixed media kit this month is fantastic too, and my project took me back to my favourite place to be... the beach... you can see that project on the 14th...

My first project this month is a layout made with the scrapbooking kit. It is also my LO created for the mood board challenge this month too.

So lets show you my layout....

And here is the Mood Board for this month challenge.

I hava a photo process for you, so here goes....

This LO had a mixed media background, I have used a lot of paint in layers and dried each application of paint as I have gone along with a heat tool. The paint is from my stash and not included in the kit.

I started by painting the background paper with clear gesso. this primes the paper and makes it much more resistant to the use of mixed media and 'wet' products to help keep the paper from buckling and being misshapen. Dry with a heat tool.
I then started with my first paint, the DA Mountain Meadow. 
There is no neat way to do this... when I say I splat the paper with a loaded paint brush that is exactly what I do! Just make sure your working area is clear of anything you do not want covered in paint! 
After splatting the paint on I then brushed it over the centre of the paper a little as in the photo below.
Dry with heat tool.

Next is the gesso layer... white.
I watered the gesso down a bit, 1/3 water to 2/3 gesso, this just makes it splat/flick easier and gives a slightly more transparent coverage.... 

Again then brush the gesso to cover the centre of the paper....dry with heat tool.

Next the second green, the Peppermint Tea, love that name!
Each application of paint ends up covering a smaller space so you can still see the previous colours. Dry.

Now I added the grey paint and dried again

The next step is the stencilling. This stencil was in the Prima Flirty Fleur mixed pack of flowers, ephemera and stencil.
Using a texture paste add random patches of detail over the painted area keeping it mainly to the outside edges of the paint so I still shows after the photo has been added to the centre.

Paint the creative embellishment chipboard piece with gesso. This may need a couple of coats depending on the coverage you want.

Dry the gesso and then using the Nuvo Crystal drops 'draw' along all the flourishes to create a 3d effect Allow to dry naturally.

I decided to add some stamping too. I chose a stamp from my stash and used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp the details around the outside area of the paint. 

Now adhere the photo to the layout. I backed my photo with cardboard to lift it off the background paper. I then glued the chipboard piece over the top of the photo.

I chose some small cutouts from the Prima Papers and cut them into two....

And pushed them into the layers on opposite sides of the photo/chippy.

Now arrange the flowers, slotting some underneath the chippy and some on top.
I put one cluster at the bottom left 'corner' and then the top right 'opposite corner'.

The second cluster, to balance the design of the LO.

Last little details, add one of the Resin Butterflies on top of the chipboard.

And lastly add some of the black glitter gems.

Here are some closeups at different angles to show you the layers.

Products Used on this Layout:

From the Kit

*  Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur Collection: Something Floral
* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur: So Lovely
* Prima Marketing: Flowers ~634551 & Stencil
* Creative Embellishments: Flourish Circle
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Silver Lining
* Darice: Gems: Glitter Black
* Prima Marketing: Resin Icons: Insects #573317

From my Stash

* The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint DA0916 Mountain Meadow
* Indigo Blu: Englisg Cottage Acrylic Paint: Peppermint Tea
* Kaisercraft Paint: Cool Grey
* Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque White

Here is the scrapbook kit that I used for this layout. 

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thanks for stopping by today, 

happy scrapping! 

Ginny :)