Thursday, March 12, 2020

Irish


Patrick Joseph Charles Darby, aka my Uncle Pat, was outgoing, humorous, and so proud of his Irish heritage. I thought he’d be a perfect subject for my St. Patrick’s Day layout.


The design itself was inspired by the Très Jolie Kit Club’s mood board for March and assembled with the kit itself, along with a few odds and end from my stash.

I started by covering the chipboard frame with Metallique paint.
While this was drying, I selected the Queen’s Ocean sheet for my base. The Emerald Queen paper, with the greens and golds was perfect for my layers; I cut this into pieces of various sizes, distressed the edges, and began to assemble the layers. I added a couple of pieces cut from the Wild Day sheet to go with the black and white suggestion of the mood board.

I began to embellish my photo with the Emerald Isle flowers that came with the kit, along with gold lace from my stash. I altered one of the metal clocks with Metallique wax before layering it between the flowers and lace at the top of the photo.

To finish, I colored the droplets with more of the wax and scattered them around the page.  

A few closeups:

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*****Supplies*****

***Très Jolie March Kit***
AB Studio – Emerald Queen Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet No. 1 – Queen’s Ocean
AB Studio – Emerald Queen Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet No. 3 – Wild Day
AB Studio – Emerald Queen Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet No. 7 – Emerald Queen
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Floral Mixology – Emerald Isle #FM-85748
Scrapaholics – Laser Cut Chipboard – Shamrock Frame
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Timepieces – Metal Clock Faces #TH92831
Très Jolie – Droplets

***Other***
Prima – Memory Hardware – Rocquencourt Doily Lace #991043
Prima – Memory Hardware – Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace #991050

***Mediums***
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke #TIM43232
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Emerald Green #963170
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

***Tools***
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Paper Distresser #TON-370

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

A Couple of Tags for Valentine's Day


It’s been a short month for scrapping, but I did want to take advantage of Très Jolie’s Cards, Tags and More Kit for February.



I love the non-traditional colors of the papers and flowers with the blues and grays among the varied shades of pink that came with the kit. Add the Creative Embellishments chipboard hearts, and you have supplies for dozens of cards and tags that are perfect not only for Valentine’s Day, but for a lot of special occasions in the months to come.

I’m still determined to make use of those tools that have been sitting idly by. Here, I’ve used a long-neglected craft punch as well as my Bow-It-All.

I started by gluing a bit of doily left over from the December kit to the upper side of the paper and trimming it along the edge of the tag. I added one of the chipboard pieces that had been treated with Lindy’s embossing powder.
In the spirit of de-stashing, I added a bit of lace to the bottom before gluing on the flowers and a couple of leaves that I punched from a scrap.
I adhered one of the images from the sticker sheet to a piece of packaging and glued it down.
A little more de-stashing: I found the ribbon for my bow in the same jar as the lace to add the perfect finishing touch.

My second tag is more about layers, with the back and front sides of one of the papers peeking out from under the doily (another item from the de-stash pile).
I’ve added more of the flowers from the kit and a snipped-off piece of chipboard hearts that I colored with Color Bloom mist.
I embellished the bottom with an image from the sticker sheet and the top with a seam binding bow.

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*****Supplies*****

***Très Jolie February 2020 Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Simple Stories – Simple Vintage – My Valentine Collection – 6 x 8 Paper Pad #11822
Simple Stories – Simple Vintage – My Valentine Collection – 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet #11802
Prima – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – 11th Hour #637897
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Pieces
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Craft Tags – Size No. 8 – Manila #ISM27973
Très Jolie – Seam Binding – White – 1 Yd

***Other***
Très Jolie – 4” Doily – Red
AC Moore – Nicole’s Kitchen – Paper Doily – 4”

***Mediums***
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke #TIM43232
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Embossing Powder – Geranium Coral Blush
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Carmine Red #582579

***Tools***
Martha Stewart – Craft Punch – Rose Leaf #M283014
Zutter – Bow-It-All

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Follow Your Heart: A Layout


I had a Creative Embellishments chipboard phrase left over from my last project, so why not use it (along with another copy of my photo) for Très Jolie’s February Sketch Challenge?


The Sweet Secrets collection by Lemoncraft that came in the February kit is filled with pretty pinks and soft browns. I selected the “B” side of Sheet 1 as a perfect setting.
I’m trying not only to de-stash here and there, but to use some of the tools that I’ve had for years. This La Blanche stamp (sorry, I have no idea of the title) blends in so well with the paper and romantic theme.
Once the stamping was done, I altered the chipboard pieces with Metallique Wax and put them aside, cutting the small heart from the piece that would go behind the photo.
The kit also came with a couple of sheets of images to be fussy cut and used as embellishments. I cut most of the images from #029 and a few butterflies from #030.

Time to assemble: After inking and matting my photo, I layered it between the two Heart Chain chipboards, then backed it with several layers of packaging to give it depth.
I arranged the fussy cut pieces to fan out behind the photo and glued them to another piece of packaging before adhering it all to the paper. Once the glue was set, I curled some of the corners up and tucked a few circle pieces behind.
Next came the flowers, in shades of soft pinks and browns, and a few of the SIIC pieces that also came with the kit.
I placed another small cluster to the side: a few flowers, one of the pieces of flair and the chipboard heart that I had snipped from the chain.

Here are a few close-ups:





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*****Supplies*****

***Très Jolie February 2020 Kit***
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 1 #LP-SWSE01
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 4 #LP-SWSE04
Lemoncraft – A4 Single Sided Paper – Vintage Time 029 #LP-VT029
Lemoncraft – A4 Single Sided Paper – Vintage Time 030 #LP-VT030
Prima – Flower Embellishments – Haley #594800
Prima – Flower Embellishments – Paige #594879
Prima – Petty Pale Collection – Say It In Crystals – Self Adhesive Jewels #631789
Lemoncraft – Sweet Secrets Collection – Buttons/Badge 4 Pcs #LD-SWSE01
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Chained Hearts
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Follow Your Heart

***Other***
La Blanche – Silicone Stamp
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink – Coffee #AIP06640
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

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