Friday, July 21, 2023

Tres Jolie July Card Kit- Slimline Cards.

 Surprise..Liv here to join in sharing a set of cards I made using this month's card Kit.  

I know you are used to me using the Mixed Media kit but I tried my hand at these mixed media "vintage" style cards...which is bit off of my grungy style but I really enjoyed how they came out. See the video below for how I pulled it together. 

 First up I had to distress the cards a bit. I don't have one of those fancy distressing tools so the edge of a scissor works just fine. 

 Once I did that to all of the cards, I pulled out my distress inks to ink up the sides. 

Then I wanted to add some texture so I pulled out my texture paste and used a stencil from my stash to apply it with. 

Finally, I began to add all of the embellishments. For this card, I did use the chipboard scroll available over the Tres Jolie site. Whenever I used a larger chipboard piece like this, I do trim it up. 

For the final card, I took the beautiful chipboard piece and covered it with gold wax. 

Added the flowers and voila....three slimline cards. 

I hope you guys enjoy these set of cards. If you are interested in the Card kit, be sure to stop by the store to grab yourself the July kit. 

Monday, July 17, 2023

Mixed Media Cards using the July MM Kit and the Scrapbooking Kit.

 Hey everyone. It is Liv here and I decided to a make a set of cards using two kits- the July Mixed Media kit and the Scrapbooking Kit. 

When I make cards, I love to create mixed media style cards. I only ended up making two cards but love how both of them came out. If you prefer to watch the video on how it all came out, see the link below. 



So first I used the Creative Expressions-Cosmic Shimmer Botanical Stains in a smooshing technique. For this technique, you just need some plastic to "dab" into the liquid and then smoosh it on to your card front. The best way is to be quick on doing it so that it is more of a blotchy effect. 

One tip if you are using multiple colors and don't want too much blending or a brown/grey mess, be sure to dry them in between the colors. When you watch my video you will see that I made that mistake, but was able to correct it when I dried between the colors. 

Now I couldn't resist using the stains to also add some splatters. 

 Next I pulled out the rub-ons that came with the July Scrapbook Kit. I am one who loves how versatile rub-ons are and make things pop without making too much thickness. 

When you watch the video you will see that I created three backgrounds, but I decided to use one of the backgrounds for the flowers die I cut out. So here are my finished cards...simple but with a great pop. I hope you enjoyed this video and thanks you for stopping by. Don't forget that combining the kits are wonderful to create multiple projects regardless of your style. 

Monday, July 10, 2023

Tres Jolie Mixed Media Paintbrush

 Welcome back everyone. It's Liv here and today I am featuring a mixed media paintbrush I created using the  July 2023 Mixed Media Kit. One of my favorite things about these kits is that they are so versatile when it comes to creating. Only your imagination will hold you back. 

I'm sharing a few photos as well as video of how it all together:
First up I glued down all of the pieces I wanted to use. I started with some resin pieces I had in my stash and combined them with the Tres Jolie chipboard scrolls. 
Once that was all glued down, I primed all the pieces using Heavy White Gesso. This allows for the pieces to absorb the colors fully. 
From there I apply the Creative Expressions: Cosmic Shimmers Botanical Stains. My main focus was to use the Wood Blue and Black Bean with some touches of Marigold. The bottles come with eye drop application, but I did put the Black Bean into a spray bottle. I also applied the colors onto the bristles. 
Then I use some of the die cuts pieces from the July Cards and Tag collection and dyed the colors using the stains to match the project better. 
And here is my finished piece. I just loved the way it came out. I hope you enjoyed this project and can't wait to see what you make with the July kit.   

Monday, July 3, 2023

Tres Jolie July Kits and Sneak Peeks

 We are here today to reveal our July 2023 kits.

 Get your kit(s) before they're gone! Make sure you are following us on all Social Media platforms and are a part of the Facebook Cafe that way you won't miss a single announcement or project created with these kits. 

Now onto the newest kits.

The July 2023 kit is filled with new papers from Simple Stories. As always, these papers will be amazing for all your upcoming projects, even though they have a wonderful holiday feel to them. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. 

Our card kit is filled with international papers from Asuka. There is enough so you can create some amazing cards and tags. Who doesn't like creating a variety of projects from 1 kit?

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 July 2023 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 (some kits are in very limited quantities). 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/projects with this kit. 
Here is a little tease from me:

Please stop by the other designers blogs and check out their sneak peaks. They are listed below:

Olivia Marmara- YOU'RE HERE 

We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules. 
*You can create any type of project for the challenge. 
*You MUST say what you were inspired by. 
*You MUST include the twist in your design. 
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
It MUST be a new project.

Here is the mood board:

The twist for this month is: VINTAGE family

Place your entries in the July 2023 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on July 31st 2023 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

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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. Also make sure you check out our newest chipboard designs that were just added to the store.