I’ve chosen to scrap a sweet picture of my granddaughter (My Heart) as my first project as a Design Team member with the Tres Jolie Kit Club.
I based my layout, made from the Scrapbook Kit, on the February Mood Board. Kim posts a challenge with a twist every month. This month, it’s ‘layers” and I’ve included plenty of those here.
Here is the Mood Board:
And here is how it all came together:
The Scrapbook Kit is jam-packed with papers and flowers from 49 and Market and – best of all – several packages of laser cut chipboard shapes from Tres Jolie.
I selected two of the Heart Keys and a Heart Doily and covered them with white gesso. I wasn’t sure about the way I’d end up placing the keys, so I treated both sides. (By the way, take a look at the supply list. Not a typo; Tres Jolie now carries its own line of chipboards. Here’s where to find it: https://tresjoliekits.com/collections/chipboard )
When the gesso had dried, I painted the pieces with the Baby Pink acrylic paint that came with the Mixed Media Kit and put them aside.
I selected the “Serene” sheet to use for my base and trimmed off the UPC strip. I love how 49 and Market prints a design on the reverse side of these strips. I’ll be using this later, so I put it aside.
I’m planning on a lot of layers and embellishments, which can weigh the paper down and cause it to warp in the middle. To prevent this, I like to give it a sturdy layer of packaging underneath, using ScorTape as the adhesive.
This piece of packaging came with office supplies. You can also use cereal boxes or (if you need a heavier base) the USPS box that your kit came in.
I cropped and sized my photo to measure 3”, printed it out and trimmed it, leaving a small bit of the white border around the image. I cut a square of packaging just a little bit smaller than my photo.
Using a tape runner, I glued the packaging to the back of the photo and some bits and pieces to the back of my chipboard heart. Not only will this give them a bit of extra stability; it will add dimension to the layers that I’ll be creating.
Before assembling all of the layers, I went over all of the edges with Distress Ink to give them definition
Those steps with the packaging make a big difference, don’t they?
I selected a few pieces from the Ephemera Stacks and began to place them here and there, using the assembled heart piece as a guide.
I selected a few of the die cuts from the paper pack and added the UPC strip.
Once I was satisfied, I printed out the image to use as a guide when I went to reassemble the arrangement.
I’m a bit of an economist. I usually cut (or tear) off the parts that won’t show, saving them for another project.
I inked all the edges and backed some of the larger pieces with packaging.
I cut off a large section of the pink piece to use on the right side of the arrangement.
Using Fabri-Tac, I began to glue the pieces together. Fabri-Tac takes a few moments to bond, giving me time to ensure that the pieces lie exactly where I want them. I added a small length of the seam binding from the Cards, Tags and More Kit to the tag and tore the UPC strip to fit. I added the heart assemblage, and my focal piece was complete.
Before gluing the focal piece down, I used it as a guide to apply several of the rub-on images.
Next, I started to create layers of flowers, starting with a piece from the die cuts. After inking the edges, I used a stylus to create some dimension on several of the petals and leaves.
I used several Pop Dots to adhere the piece to the layout.
This lifts the vine off the page and avoids giving it a “flat” look.
I added a few of the larger blooms from the flower packs.
Using wire cutters, I cut a few small flowers from the vine pieces.
I used these to fill in the gaps on the bottom.
I added a few butterflies from the die cut pages after running a small stylus down the centers.
I scattered a few rub-on hearts and beads here and there.
To finish my page, I applied a rub-on sentiment to one of the scraps left from the layering.
Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:
***Très Jolie Scrapbook Kit***
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Colors – Blush – Blush Mini Collection – 12 x 12 Paper:
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Colors – Blush – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Serene #VAC-33300
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Colors – Blush – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Radiate #VAC-33294
2 Laser Cut Sheets of Coordinating Elements
49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Garden Petals – Mint #GP-88961
49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Garden Petals – Flamingo #GP-89005
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry Colors – Blush – Ephemera Stacks #VAC-33331
49 and Market – Vintage Artistry – Blush & Sage Rub-On Transfers #VAC-33355
Tres Jolie – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Keys
Tres Jolie – Laser Cut Chipboard – Heart Doily
***Très Jolie Cards, Tags and More Kit***
My Scrap Cabin – Crinkled Seam Binding – Light Pink
***Très Jolie Mixed Media Kit***
Deco Art – Americana – Acrylic Paint – Baby Pink #DA031
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Hickory Smoke
As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.