Creative Embellishments May 2020 Challenge-Steampunk Card

Hey, all! This is the last project I’m doing for May, but I’ll be back on June 1, 2020 with the Tres Jolie Kit Club Reveal!

Today I have a steampunk card I created for the May Challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog.

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I don’t know what I’ll be doing with the card yet, but it’s good to have some one hand! Or so I’ve heard, I’m not a real big card maker, I find them difficult to do! But I’m happy with how this one has come out! All of the chipboard gears, the ATCoins, and the Circle Shaker Set are from Creative Embellishments, I just added the Patina and Rust Effect Pastes to go with my old, DCWV paper.

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Creative Embellishments Challenge Inspiration – Twist: Use Numbers


Check out my quick process video!


Now for a few close-ups:

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I always say “that was easy” after I finish a card, but I always have trouble getting myself to make another one! Maybe I’ll slowly (likely very, very slowly!) start making more!
I hope you enjoyed this card & thank you for joining me here in my corner!


Products:

Creative Embellishments – “Circle Shaker Set,” various “Gear Sets” for all of the chipboard gears, and “Steampunk Artist Trading Coins,” Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA4242), ReneaBouquets – “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, Prima/Finnabair Rust Effect & Patina Effect Paste Sets, Prima/Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings “Nailheads” & “Special Screws,” DCWV “Tattered Time” Cardstock, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Tinted Metallic Paint, Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture “Vintage Beeswax,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Mediums “Matte” & “Crazing,” Copper Thread, Unknown “Blue Metallic” Microbeads, Unbranded Metal Gears, Liquitex Black Gesso, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, E6000, EK Tools Score Board, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinders Tool n One, Ranger Heat-It

Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Summer Vase

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today my Tres Jolie Kit Club project is a summer vase using an upcycled jar, mediums from the mixed media kit, and papers from April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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I absolutely loved the Ciao Bella papers that came in April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I loved, loved, loved the lemons with the dark blue! And it worked out that the Little Birdie wax in this month’s Mixed Media Kit was a perfect complement! Check out my video to see this summer vase come together!


Video:


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After I coated the jar with the Little Birdie “Golden Glaze,” wrapped the papers around the jar, and adhered the image to the lid, I used Tim Holtz’s “Crazing” Medium (from my stash) as my topcoat. I then rubbed the Little Birdie wax all over, giving the “Golden Glaze” paint a blue hue and really bringing out the “cracks” from the “Crazing”!

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The lid and lace are a permanent part of the piece! I used E6000 & some gel medium to hold it where I wanted, at the angle I wanted!

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For the most part, I will try to upcycle anything! Who knows how old this jar was, but it has found a new purpose!

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A photo of the full height of the arrangement!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Tim Holtz Distress Medium “Crazing,” Mod Podge Matte Paper, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, *Ciao Bella “Sicilia,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000, Lace from Memoires Parisiennes, all foliage is Ashland® (Peruvina Spray “Indigo Blue,” Wild Daisy Spray “Violet, Blue,” Artificial Lemon Bushes “Yellow,” and White Magnolia Branch Stem)


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you a quick little layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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I had a very craft-filled May, and by the time I got to this project I had one whole sheet of the beautiful Craft o’Clock paper left! There was a time when the thought of using such a “busy” pattern as a background would have terrified me, but I have learned sometimes less is more, so I kept everything else simple! (Sketch below the video)

Check out my video for the process!


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May 2020 Sketch

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Behind the smaller cluster in the upper-left corner and behind the photo layers I added a touch of stenciling using the “Golden Glaze” paint (mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder) and a homemade texture paste that contains some of the “Caribbean Teal” paint, both [paints] from this month’s mixed media kit. Also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the teal flowers on this layout were from the Prima “vine” that came in the kit! Don’t be afraid to cut things apart if needed to make them work better for your purpose!

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I didn’t want to just plant the photo directly on the background, so I used some torn pieces of papers from the kit, some tissue paper, and the square, white frame from the chipboard (cut apart!) behind the photo! Then I added one of the chipboard tabs!

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The beautiful black and gold butterflies were the final touch needed for this layout! They provide just the right amount of accent!


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In addition to items from the scrapbooking kit & mediums from the mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima Stencil Item# 564278, *13@rts MAGIC! Powder, tissue paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and in my homemade teal texture paste: *13@rts Acrylic Modeling Paste, Little Birdie Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint (May 2020 Mixed Media Kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *Bratwurst Brown & *Glittering Gold, *13@rts MAGIC!Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor *Onyx & *Bora Bora, Vicki Boutin Watermelon Blast Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Butterfly Reels

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am bringing you my “Butterfly Reels” project where I used three of the VHS reels, the mediums, and the package of Prima Mechanicals, along with items from my stash, to build this steampunk piece!DSC_0008-FRAMED

I am very happy with how this piece came out! I love mixing the patina and rust effect with the non-aged look of the reels and flowers! Check out the video to see the whole process!


Video:


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In the above photo you can see the ripples created by the paint pour!

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I love Prima’s Rust Effect Paste, and I’m glad I had some on-hand to use with the Mechanicals from this month’s kit! Plus, those butterflies were what I had left from the March Mixed Media Kit!

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I knew parts of my chipboard would overhang, so to give it some extra stability I used “Prima Sculpture Medium” before adding the Rust Effect Paste!

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The longest parts of this project were all the drying times, so I would just set it aside while the glues and mediums dried so I could work on other projects! My final touch was adding some Teal Glass Beads from ReneaBouquets on top of each stack of Mechanicals!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this months kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Prima Rust Effect Paste Set (Brown, Gold, and Red Rust), All chipboard received from a swap with Toni, *Prima Finnabair Mechanicals “Scrapyard Butterflies,” ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Teal”,” Liquitex Pouring Medium, Dina Wakley Cell Creator, Prima Sculpture Medium, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Grunge Canvas

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am bringing you my first official project of the month using the May Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club! (I say official because some of the mediums made their way onto my projects for the iNSD challenges over this past weekend!)

For my first project I made a Steampunk/Grunge piece using the canvas, the mediums, one of the VHS reels, and the pack of Prima Trinkets.

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My thought process for the coloring was rather simple! I was just sitting and staring at the mediums and ended up thinking “Yellow & Blue make Green!” Or in this case, gold and blue make teal!!

Check out the video to see how I put all this together:


Now, how about some close-ups?

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I made built up some texture paste at the upper left and lower right corners before adding the wax and paint! I had a mix of chipboard and metal embellishments, but brought them together with paint!
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I stacked and stacked to give dimension to my canvas and added three contrasting Prima Pebbles as a final touch! Even though I have a lot of different textures, keeping with the same color as the paint kept it from being overwhelming!

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I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I’ll be back on YouTube and the blog on the 15th with another Mixed Media project! Keep an eye out for projects from the other Tres Jolie Designers! And don’t forget to visit the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and check out the sketch and mood board challenges!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*13@rts Modeling Paste, *13@rts White Gesso, ReneaBouquets Candy & Beautiful Beads in Teal, Glass/Rock [looking] shards from Monica, *Prima Melange Sugar Art Pebbles – Multicolored,

Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 Small; Large Gear Set; Steampunk Clock; *Lightbulbs; Grunge Harlequin Piece; Distress Punchinella; the monocle, but I don’t know if CE still has it available, I couldn’t find it!, *Texture Powder, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Prima Silicone Brush, ModPodge Gloss & Matte Spray Acrylic Sealers, JudiKins Diamond Glaze.


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iNSD 2020 – Tres Jolie Kit Club–BINGO!

Hi, all! Welcome back to my blog! I hope you were able to join us over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and enjoyed the challenges offered!

I created a BINGO challenge, and am now sharing the details of that challenge here on my personal blog! (I didn’t want to cause “entry” confusion during the challenge!)

BINGO! Challenge Guidelines & my examples:

Now, to the requirement! It’s rather simple, all you need to do is have all five (5) elements of the one (1) row OR one (1) column OR one (1) diagonal that you choose included on your project!

You are not limited to only those five (5) elements, but all five (5) must be included!

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I have put together a couple of examples for you to view; a layout, a mini-journal/notebook, and a mixed media canvas. You do not have to create any specific project type! These are just some examples of what can be done!


First, the layout:

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Sample layout (featuring my youngest!) The column I picked for my layout!

I created a process video to accompany the photos for an overview of my creative process!


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You can see some of the chipboard pieces! I used embossing powder on the star frame!
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My torn paper! Some more chipboard!
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The upper left corner with the stamping! A close up of the stenciling!

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I hope this project gave you some ideas! Now on to the next example, a Mini-Journal/Notebook!


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My mini-journal/notebook! The row I picked for the mini-journal/notebook!

The process video for the mini-journal/notebook!

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There are flowers on the cover and on the patterned papers, the staples and eyelet are metal, there are three half-back beads on the cover, as well as a chipboard frame around “Notes,” and the mini-paper clips are wooden!


My third example is a mixed media project featuring a photo of my son’s friend! (With her permission, of course!)

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My mixed media canvas! The diagonal I used on the canvas!

The process video for my mixed media project:

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Layers don’t only have to be paper! Here I have the rice paper, chipboard, and flowers! The flowers on the background are the rice paper from this month’s Cards, Tags, and More Kit!
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The fine black text is from the stamp that came in the May Cards, Tags, and More Kit! I added some glass beads randomly along the chipboard pieces as a final touch!

Products for the example layout:

May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

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In addition to items from the  May 2020 Scrapbooking & Mixed Media Kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

StazOn “Timber Brown,” Studio 490 – Wendy Vecchi “Rectangle Collage” Stamp, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Liquitex Clear Gesso, ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board – Beautiful Bits “Star,” We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, Brown Thread, Emerald Creek “Rocky Road” Baked Texture, Creative Embellishments “Star In My Universe Frame” and *“Crackled Brick Stencil,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shaker *“Bratwurst Brown” and *“Grab A Guy Gold,” Ranger Big Emboss It, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Twine, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Silly Winks Sticky Back Sheets


Products for the example mini-journal/notebook:

May 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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In addition to items from this months Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Brown Twine, Brown Thread, EK Tools Score Board, We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile, Recollections 2 1/2” (6.35cm) Circle Punch, Ranger Big Emboss It, We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch, Mini Clothes Pins, *Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder, ReneaBouquets Candy “Toffee,” Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Brown Eyelet, Art Glitter Glue, 2” Book Binding Tape, Lineco 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, Lineco PVA Glue, Scotch ATG


Products for the example mixed media project:

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In addition to items found in all three May kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits)  I used:

StazOn “Jet Black,” Mod Podge Paper Matte, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Tim Holtz Splatter Brush, Prima 2” Silicon Brush, Prima Waterbrushs, Tim Holtz Flat Waterbrush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Prima Watercolors Tiki, Palms, & Coconut, *Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder “Bougainvillea Red Teal,” Ranger Big Emboss It, ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Cranberry,” Prima Bloom Stencil “Spark,” Silly-winks Sticky Back Sheets, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze

Forest Key (a Mixed Media ATC)

 

 I don’t know if I should say I created these for the June Mixed Media Place challenge, but will be swapping them, or if it would be more accurate to say the June Mixed Media Place challenge helped me put together these ATCs for the “Favorite Product and/or Technique” category of the swap over at scrapbook.com! They both helped each other along in the end!

I love the mood board this month over at Mixed Media Place. The wonderful colors of the forest really spoke to me! I’m also participating in the ATC swap over at scrapbook.com, hosted by Marci (you can find her here and here), and was still “needing” to make my “Favorite Product and/or Technique” batch! I have a little of both on these cards! I love, love, LOVE Finnabair’s products by Prima, and I adore using her waxes, but I also love mica powders (in this case I used Lindy’s Magical Shakers), and Tim Holtz was my first designer love (I’ve been collecting Tim Holtz since shortly after I first started scrapbooking!).

(Below you can find a process video, more photos, & a product list.)

The Mixed Media Place June Mood Board for the June challenge.

Process Video:


 
I think one of my favorite things about ATCs is they help me use up scraps & partial packages, plus I find them to be very freeing, even I can only fit so much on a 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ surface!
With these ATCs I didn’t cut into any new cardstock or open any new packages! In fact I finished off one of the Prima packages & the Little Birdie package in addition to getting rid of a teeny tiny bit of my vast scrap collection! (Okay, maybe not vast…it could be worse I suppose!)
Also, to make projects go faster, when I have some spare time I will make up batches of pieces from my various moulds. I can’t say I have an absolute preference of which resin to use, both of the ones used to make these keys have a purpose. Amazing Cast Resin sets up F.A.S.T!! And I mean you better have a plan of action and work in small batches! This is great when I don’t have the time to wait for the Art ‘N Glow resin to set. However, I love the Art ‘N Glow because it mixes up thinner, and I have a work time of 45 minutes! The thinner is great for the smaller moulds I have, and the longer time is better because I can pour slow and sure! (It does, however, have a 24 hour cure time.)
**Note: I’d wear gloves. The Amazing Cast Resin gets real hot, real fast (it’s best not to ask why I know this so well!). Gloves will help you peel that off quick! The Art ‘N Glow is just practically impossible to wash off with soap and water. It’s very sticky! (Again, don’t ask! LOL)



Products:

  • Lindy’s
  • Magical Shaker
  • Grab A Guy Gold
  • Bratwurst Brown
  • Cathedral Pines Green
  • Prima
    • “Keys” Mould
    • Candy Gems
    • Melon
  • Cinderella Collection
    • Cypress
  • Finnabair
    • Opal Magic Paint
    • Violet-Green
    • Green-Gold
  • Sparks Paint
    • Fairy Wings
  • Metallique Wax
    • Bronze Age
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Firebird
  • Little Birdie
    • Rosalind Pearl Pink
  • Sizzix
    • Big Shot Pro
    • Tim Holtz
    • Thinlits
    • Detailed Butterflies, Mini
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Fibre Craft
    • Painted Stem Wire
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Amazing Cast Resin (White)
  • Art N Glow Casting & Coating Epoxy Resin (Clear)
  • Scraps
    • All paper/cardstock