Saturday, June 16, 2018

Remember Layout for Tres Jolie Kit Club

Happy Saturday!
Today I am sharing the last layout I made with the June kit.  And, I challenged myself to not use my paper distresser, which I rarely do. But, sometimes I really enjoy the look of sharp edges, and I thought the different patterns of the Prima Marketing and 13 Arts papers would look nice just inked with black chalk ink. I love the muted colors of these papers so much and I thought it would be nice to add some contrast the contrast of adding black, paired with a black and white photo. Here's the result:

Here's a closeup of the edges of the papers that I heavily added chalk ink to. And, you can see the beautiful black lace from the kit peeking out between some of the layers.

Under my photo I added a few different layers of items: I did a bunch of fussy cutting of the Prima Marketing paper that had the pink roses, and I also did the same thing on some of the 13 Arts papers with flowers as well. The pink Prima Marketing flowers from the kit match papers perfectly!

I did add a couple of things from my stash- some bluish-green flowers to coordinate with the papers, and also some chipboard that is a quatrefoil that I added some black and gold embossing powders to.

For balance of the design, I added an embellishment cluster at the bottom left of the layout. I added some resin feathers, pink roses, Creative Embellishments berry chipboard, all from the kit, and I added more of the blue flowers and chipboard from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you still haven't purchased a June kit, you can purchase one HERE on the home page, or even better, subscribe!  
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Precious Layout for Tres Jolie Kit Club

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a layout I made using the lovely June scrapbooking kit. I have a whole collection of layout that I do using vintage images just for fun, and this is my latest one. I found this vintage image on Pinterest, which is my go-to source for vintage photos.
I kept this layout pretty simple- I didn't do any stamping or stenciling, which is kind of unusual for me, but I LOVE the 13 Arts and Prima Marketing papers so much, I just wanted to let the beauty of shine through.
I started by ripping the blue 13 Arts paper, and adding it to the Prima Marketing blue rose paper. I distressed the paper edges with a paper distresser, and some grey ink.

I added some more layers using a die cut doily, and two tags that I cut free hand from the Prima Marketing paper. I added some thin twine to the tags from my stash. I cut some of the 13 Arts dark grey wood paper and added some lace to the photo mat. I like the balance it brings between the dark photo and paper and how it flows with the lighter papers of the background.

In this closeup you can see that I added the appliques to my flower clusters. I also added the Creative Embellishments berry chipboard- I inked the chipboard black, and then added some fine embossing powder in gold, intentionally leaving some parts without the powder to give the chipboard a distressed look.

Here's a closer look at one of my flower/embellishment clusters where you can also see the Prima Marketing resin feathers. The blue flower is from my stash, but the pink ones, along with the leaves are from kit, from Little Birdie.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sketch Layout for Tres Jolie Kit Club

Hello crafty friends!
Yesterday was our reveal our first kit- it's so pretty! Today, I'm sharing a layout I made based on the sketch for our monthly challenge. Kim, owner of Tres Jolie kits designed this sketch, filled with elegant and romantic details. Check it out:
And here's my take on it:

The dark blue 13 Arts paper that I used for the background reminded me of the picture I used, so I started my layout knowing I was going to incorporate these dark elements into the sketch page. I really wanted to draw attention to the photo so I kept the dark paper and dark elements to a minimum, but gave the page a nice flow of the mixture of tones.
The lace peeking out from under the main paper layer is from the kit, but I used a couple of different blue mist sprays (Lindy's Stamp Gang  Time Travel Teal, and Tibetan Poppy Teal) from my stash to give it the teal color. I did this because as I was building my design, incorporating a doily (from my stash) with the lace was a bit too unbalanced with all of the white.
Here's a closeup that shows how the lace is two-tone with the different mists. And, you can see the embossing of the Creative Embellishments chipboard frame. I used WOW! Embossing Powder in Verdigris, which has an amazing two-toned color with the green and gold.
I did quite a bit of fussy cutting of the 13 Arts paper that I used for layers peeking from under the doily and flowers. There are some amazing leaves, flowers and feathers. I also cut a piece of the Prima paper that had some printed elements that I used under the picture.

I cut up the Prima beaded vine and used it in different sections of the layout, including the bottom left of the page to follow the sketch. I added blue pearls from my stash to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to join us for our monthly challenge using this sketch. You can find more details about the challenge on Facebook in our Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe online community.
Check the blog for new projects from the design team throughout the month!
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Tres Jolie June 2018 Reveal

Tres Jolie June 2018 Reveal

It’s time for our first kit reveal.

The kits at Tres Jolie are filled with a combination of international and US products. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. 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 June 2018 kits:
*Scrapbook Kit*

*Card Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

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

Our designers have created some amazing layouts with this kit. 
Here is a little tease from me:

You can check back on the Tres Jolie Blog daily for close ups and details on all the designers' projects. We also have a great line up of photo and video tutorials for you. Please follow along on the YouTube channel.

Tres Jolie will host a monthly challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge. We want to see what you do with our kit and sketch. 

Here is the sketch designed by Kim Heard:
Place your entries in the sketch challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

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

Monday, May 21, 2018

Tres Jolie Kit Club

I'm super excited to announce that have been asked to join a new monthly kit club called Tres Jolie kits! This week, we are announcing all of the designers and guest designers, so be sure to check out the Tres Jolie blog all this week.

We have been hard at work making projects with the first kit, which will be revealed on June 1st. If you love elegant, sophisticated scrapbook supplies, this kit club will be right up your alley!

So, stop by the Tres Jolie blog, and see who's designing, and see some sneak peeks of our projects!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Vintage Mini Album for Tresors de Luxe

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a mini album I made using MANY, MANY laces and beautiful embellishments from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop. I paired these laces with a gorgeous paper collection by Stamperia called "Old Lace" and I love the result!

To start, I added this large lace to the cover of the mini album over the papers.

I also added a bunch of flowers, including these pink patterned chiffon flowers and a brown beaded flower stem, both from the Tresors etsy shop.

And, this rhinestone brooch was the perfect touch on the shutters. The Tresors de Luxe etsy shop has many charms and brooches available for purchase.

Inside the cover I added some applique pieces that I cut up and tucked under the paper for journaling.  

I also added this bow charm.

I cut up a different applique and tucked pieces under the envelope and put one of the flower pieces in the center.

On the rest of the the pages I added lace trim and more appliques that I cut up to fit with the design of each of the pages.

This applique was the perfect center for this page, and is great for mini albums in general because it has lots of details, and is flat, which doesn't add to the bulk and allows the album to close.

I added this beaded applique to the dress form after I cut it down. I didn't glue down the beads because I love the movement as you flip through the pages.

On these pages below, I used one applique that I cut up into five different pieces to space out to adorn this spread.

I tucked the two end pieces of the applique under the heart.

I kept this spread simple, cutting up the lace patterns and adding brown pearls to the flower centers. 

I also added a small paper flower for some contrast.

I made coordinating pockets for this spread. 

This lace is very large and looks great cut up as pieces that resemble vases. 

For this last spread of the inside back cover I wanted it to be pretty flat, so I only added the applique to the part of the page that holds the "pull outs."

Here's a closeup of that beautiful applique. There are many appliques in the etsy shop!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to click on the links in this post that take you to the many beautiful embellishments in the Tresor de Luxe etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Altered Cigar Box for Tresors de Luxe

Hello everyone!

Do you love to alter boxes? I do! This is an altered cigar box that I made using some beautiful embellishments from Tresors de Luxe and the Prima Vintage Emporium collection.

I dry brushed the cigar box with an antique white acrylic paint, then covered it with paper. On the top of the box I added some paper layers, ephemera, and a chipboard heart, then added some pretties from the Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop.

Don't you just love this key? There other styles of key charms in the Etsy shop as well, so be sure to check out the Charms section.

Around the sides of the box I used one of the beautiful laces from the shop as well. I used Prima Artisan Powders to color some parts of the lace for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!