Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Remember the Now for Tres Jolie Kit Club


As I mentioned in my last post, Tres Jolie is sponsoring Sketches in Thyme this month. When Kim gave us a sneak peek of all the sketches, I immediately called “dibs” on this one, full of grunge and gears. Here’s my layout…

…and here is the amazing sketch by Nadine Carlier that inspired it


I love this sketch, full of grunge and gears – a perfect setting for this photo of a couple of six-year-old boys.


 I prepped the paper with a coating of clear gesso on both sides and then began to add drips and such with an old Tim Holtz stencil and stencil paste from Craft Box. 


Once that was set, I went over the area that would surround the photo with a KaiserCraft stamp and black ink.


I finished altering the background by splattering it with watered down white gesso.  


 The sketch calls for several layers of matting. I decided to use corrugate painted with gesso instead of patterned paper under the photo.


I finished by embellishing it all with Steampunk Gears: chipboard from Tres Jolie, here treated with Prima metallic waxes from previous kits.


 I completed the page with a title piece from a package of Tim Holtz Quote Chips.  






***Très Jolie March Scrapbook Kit***

Craft O’Clock – Hours of Longing Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 1 #CC-HL-MMO8-01

Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps – Grunged Paint #CS359


***Tres Jolie***

Laser CutChipboard – Steampunk Gears



Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-Ology – Quote Chips #TH93563



Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Gesso – Clear #961466

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – White #961442

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – Black #961459

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Matte Wax – Charcoal Black #967901

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallic Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallic Wax – Peacock #966775

Ranger – Archival Ink – Jet Black #AIP31468

Craft Box – Stencil Paste – Pearl Black



Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Splatters #THS009



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  1. Hi Peggy, it's Paulien van den Bosch from the Netherlands. What an amazing beautiful layout!!
    How are you? I hope you are well. I would love to hear from you.

  2. Paulien, it's so good to hear from you!!!!!
    How are you doing? And how is your family???
    I'm doing well. As you can see, the grandchildren are getting bigger and I'm getting older. I still keep in touch with some of the old Swirly Girls. Kathi, Kathy (remember: Thelma & Louise?), Maggi Harding, Jen Snyder and I manage to meet up at Maggi's once a year, along with Heather Thompson (I don't know if you were still with Sdoos when she joined up). And of course, I'm now on Kim's DT, along with Rae....
    And what have YOU been up to?

    1. Hi my dear,
      Gosh.... I'm so glad to read your response.
      I didn't click the, notify me, button, so I just now saw your response.
      Yessss, I still know all the ladies, except Heather. I think I was already gone then.
      And yes my gosh.... Your grandkids are growing so fast😱 I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. My family is doing fine. We were blessed with a granddaughter, 5 years ago. So Levi has a little sister. Gosh, what have I been up too... Nothing much really.
      I have been battling cancer, twice. But I won. It was so/so and I have therapy twice a week, but I actually are feeling pretty good now.
      Oh my gosh.... I really really miss all of you.
      I have tried to search for the swirlydoos forum, but I can't find it nomore.
      I hope to hear from You. I just wowed over your newest creation.
      Sending you an amazing big hug! ❣️

  3. Huh, does Kim have a kitclub?
    Our swirlydoos Kim?
    That is so awesome.
    And Krissy? Does she still scrapbook or having a kitclub?
    Oh and Rae..... Such a beautiful soul and sweet girl.

    Gosh, I could talk all day😚