Monday, October 28, 2019

Autumn Sunset: A Trio of Tags

I’ve used the October Cards, Tags and More Kit from Très Jolie, along with some scraps from the Main Kit and some odds and ends from my stash to create a few tags.

First up: “Shine On”…

I selected a sheet from the Autumn Sunset pad and cut it to size. After adhering my paper to a chipboard tag and inking the edges, I applied Paper Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz stencil and allowed it to dry. The tag was given a bit of sheen with a few blasts of Color Bloom mist.

I used cut-aparts from the paper pad and some die cut tags, along with a word strip from the Main Kit to create layers, inking the edges and tying bits of jute through the tags before gluing them down.
A bit of lace from my stash, a bloom from the kit and a final length of jute on top and I was done!


My second: “Wings”…

Well, I just HAD to use that fox somewhere and so I fussy cut the entire image from the bottom corner of one of the papers.
Meanwhile, I cut the plaid sheet to size and the print sheet ¼” smaller. After inking the edges, I adhered the pieces to another chipboard tag, using a piece of packaging between the layers to give it some depth.

 I had used one of the chipboard vines from the kit on a layout earlier this month; I attached part of the remaining one (already inked) to the side. The fox and pumpkin piece was then glued to some packaging and then to the tag.
I finished my piece with a few fussy cut butterflies, a title word from the Quotes sheet and a bit of seam binding that I colored with watered-down chalk ink.


My third: “Violet”…

The focal point of this tag is a sweet vintage image from the Craft O’Clock die cut sheet that I attached to a molded frame from my stash. I backed this with a few layers of the cut-aparts and a strip of lace before adding a few flowers from the kit.

The title piece itself was one of the cut-aparts; I think it’s a perfect way to embellish this beautiful little girl.


***Très Jolie October Card, Tags and More Kit***
Prima – Autumn Sunset Collection – 8 x 8 Paper Pad #995485
Prima – Autumn Sunset Collection – Flower Embellishments – Harvest Moon #642778
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Tag Album – 5 Pcs
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Fall Leave Corners – 2 Pcs
Très Jolie – Seam Binding – Cream – 1 Yd
ColorBox – Cat’s Eye – Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Pumpkin Spice #18310

***Très Jolie October Kit***
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Die Cuts
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Quotes
Kaisercraft – Kaiser Ink Pad – Forest #IP748

Prima – Art Extravagance – Paper Texture Paste #965259
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Sultry Shimmer – Gilded #573911
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Gathered Twigs #TDP40002

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Mini Set 25 #THMST025
EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch – ¼ Inch Circle #54-10060
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser #TON-370
American Crafts – Ribbon Value Pack – Jute – 24 Spools #89424
Beacon – 3-In-1 – Advanced Craft Glue

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Capture and Treasure These Moments

This month’s Mediums Kit from Très Jolie contained a chipboard frame album, a package of chipboard words, a package of flowers and a ton of mediums to play with.

The flowers put me in mind of a few photos that my daughter-in-law took ten years ago when Miss S. was just a few months old. She had been experimenting with some of the features on her new camera and came up with a wonderful photo effect.
I selected three of the photos and decided to turn the frame album into a wall hanging.

Using the stencil that came in the kit, I applied the Mousse Paste all around the “frames” to create a brick pattern.
Once this was set, I applied the Twinkling H2O watercolor all around, drying with my heat tool as I went along.

I already used some of the chipboard words on several layouts this month; I deliberately put these aside for this project. I treated the words with the Glimmer Paste. I thought the results were a bit too bright to match the rest of my project, so I toned them down with more of the Twinks.

I wanted to print out my photos a little bigger than the frames would allow, so I layered some packaging under the images and glued them down.

And now for the embellishing… First, the words were glued down above the photos. Next, I dusted off my glue gun and used hot glue to fasten the flowers down.



Scrapberry’s – Basic Materials – Picture Perfect Frame #SCB27064

Prima – Flirty Fleur Collection – Flower Embellishments – Simplicity #634506
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Small Moments Border Words – 5 Pcs

Creative Embellishments – Cracked Brick Stencil

Creative Imaginations – Luminarte – Twinkling H20’s – Shimmering Watercolors – Scarab Beetle #26364
Nuvo – Mousse Paste – Black Ash #811N
Nuvo – Festive Season Collection – Glimmer Paste – Seaweed Quartz #963N

Beacon – 3-In-1 – Advanced Craft Glue
Darice – Low Temp Mini Glue Gun w/Trigger #10882

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Strength Is in You

This is the last of four layouts that I created during my long scrappy weekend, again using the October kit from Très Jolie.

The two women in the photo are mother and daughter, probably in the early 1940’s. They were neighbors of my father’s family and later mine; that house in the background is where I grew up.
I never knew the younger woman; she died in an accident in 1945, a year before I was born. I did know the older woman and her husband, using the courtesy titles of “Aunt” Cora and “Uncle” John. They actually served as surrogate grandparents; as a toddler and beyond, I was always welcome in their house for cookies and conversation.

Rather than using packaged flowers to embellish my page, I decided to use the images that I had fussy cut and inked earlier, layering the pieces with small pieces of packaging in between to create dimension.

The lace under the photo was given to me by my hostess, Maggi Harding.

I took a couple of the resin pieces that were included in the kit and inked them to give them an aged look.

Once more, I took the title of my page from the Quotes sheet.



Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 4
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Quotes
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Extras to Cut

ScrapBerry’s – Molded Resin Embellishments – French Journey 4 Pcs #SCB26001010

Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Gathered Twigs #TDP40002

ScōrTape – ½”
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive

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