Tres Jolie Kit Club–September 2021 Moodboard-Half Circle Journal

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bringing you a half-circle journal I created using items from both the September Mixed Media Kit and Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club –plus items from my stash. Below you will find some photos, this month’s moodboard, and two videos for this project (Part 1 is preparing and the cover work; Part 2 is assembly and finalizing!)


I hadn’t originally even thought of doing a journal when I pulled out my circle canvas, but as I sat there staring at the canvas and the new “Circle Swirl” chipboard from Tres Jolie an idea began to take shape! Check out my videos to see how everything came together.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Look at these beautiful colors on the September Moodboard! (Twist: Vintage)


Now for a few close-ups:



I used my Tim Holtz Distress Crayons with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Sometimes adding the Crayon first and lifting through the stencil with a baby wipe; sometimes adding the Crayon through the stencil. I was able to layer my Crayon using some Krylon Workable Fixatif in-between.



I used the “Burnished Bronze” Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the September Mixed Media Kit to add some shine to my spine and the “Circle Swirl” Tres Jolie Chipboard.


I’ve been hoarding this lace for about three years, and I was finally able to bring myself to using it! I grabbed up my Linen Hinging Tape and just added it in a couple of places—almost like a page made of lace!

Here are a few photos of the inside:



I used some green masking paper to line the inside of the cover, and added some subtle Distress Crayon + Lattice Stenciling as well, using the same process as I did on the outside. The pink papers are from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used some Kraft-stock from my stash for the pages and to back the pieces of ephemera.



I created a few mini-envelopes to add to my pages, leaving one side unattached so create a little pocket for some notecards I made using the same Kraft-stock as the pages, topped with the swirls from the “Circle Swirl” chipboard.


Thank-you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this Half-Circle Journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can create using items from this month’s Mixed Media and Cards, Tags, & More Kits.

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Card kit sept 2021

MM kit sept 2021

In addition to items found in the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Tres Jolie Kit Club Chipboard: “Circle Swirl;” *All Laces; *8” Circle Canvas Board; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: “Frayed Burlap,” Victorian Velvet,” “Bundled Sage,” & “Milled Lavender;” Heidi Swapp 6×6 “Lattice” Stencil; idea-ology/Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher; We R Memory Keepers: Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, & Envelope Punch Board; Ranger: Blending Tool, Heat-It Tool, & 3.5” Brayer; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer; Liquitex: Clear Gesso & Matte Super Heavy Gel; LineCo: PVA Glue & 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape; 2” Bookbinding Tape; 1/4” & 1/8” double sided tape; awl; bookbinding thread & needle; green masking paper; Kraft-stock; Art Glitter Glue; pink thread; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; pink zipper

Tres Jolie Kit Club-October Mixed Media Kit-Art Journaling

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Today I am bringing you an Art Journal spread I created using the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club.

I find Art Journaling can be freeing and relaxing. There isn’t a need to have a plan going in, I think it’s impossible to “make a mistake,” and you can practice with your mediums!


In the video I go over the different items (also listed at the end of this post) I used to make this spread and I show the process involved.



I first coated the pages in my art journal with some clear gesso, then started layering my stencils for the background – drying in between each layer. After my background was finished I just started drawing! The paints are no longer water reactive once they are dry, so I only worried about using my Workable Fixatif when I wanted my Stabilo pencils to stay put!


I didn’t worry about trying to make everything “perfect,” I just went along adding color and designs as I felt the “need” for them. After the background stenciling I added my leafy vines, mushrooms, and leaf. I mixed some of the Nuvo Sparkle Spray with some clear gesso to make it more of a paint and (tried) using it to create some shadow effects and to color my leaf some. After I had it painted on I watered the remaining mixture down some and splattered it across the pages. The final step to the spread was to draw on the border around the pages.


Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit (Note: the green spray is NOT included with the kit):

In addition to items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 162, *A.B. Studio Stencil, *TCW “Mini Art Deco Leaves” Stencil, Echo Park “Mini Leaves” Stencil, *Prima Waterbrush, Stabilo Black & White, Sharpie Pen – Black, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso, Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool, Ranger Blending Tool, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Dina Wakley Media Journal 8” x 10”

Under the Sea-ATCoins-Creative Embellishments August 2020 Challenge

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Today I’m bringing you an ATC Coin set I created for the August 2020 Creative Embellishments Challenge.


I have a quick process video to go along with this project, if you’d like to see how I put these together.

Process Video (potentially still uploading):

Here is the inspiration graphic from Creative Embellishments. I saw the challenge on the first of the month, and I just remembered “Mermaids” until I was finally able to get a project together! I love all things fantasy, so I knew I had to participate this month!


All-in-all I had about two hours of “work” put into the making of these (not including any air dry time), and I am very happy with how they came out!

I layered some gilding flakes on top of some homemade texture paste using Ranger’s Sticky Embossing Powder, added the “Mermaid Artist Trading Coins” to the base, glued down some shells, used some of Finnabair’s wonderful waxes, and added some 13 @rts microspheres as a finishing touch.

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To me my Artist Trading Coins looked like they very well could have been coins sitting on the ocean floor!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner for this rather quick project! I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you again soon!

Stay Crafty!


Creative Embellishments Artist Trading Coins, Mermaid Artist Trading Coins, & Seaweed Stencil, 13 @rts “Old Gold” XS Microspheres, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Paint, “Ancient Coin” Metallique Paint, “Yellow-Blue” Opal Magic Paint, “Bronze Age” Metallique Wax, and “Patina Blue” & “Patina Green” Matte Wax, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Tonic-Nuvo Gilding Flakes “Radient Gold,” “Silved Bullion,” and “Sunkissed Copper,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Gloss Gel & Gloss Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, Decor Sand & Shells,

*The texture paste I used was made quite a few months ago and has a lot of different products in it.

Sunset Dolphin-Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Challenge

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Today I’m bringing you an altered mirror from Dollar Tree for the Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Color Challenge!


I used a lot of Lindy’s Gang products just to make the three colors for the challenge! I know I only two are required, but I like trying to get everything in! The “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder is the only Lindy’s product I own that was a match all on its own, I had to create the bright green and orange-ish coral, which I show in the video (below the Lindy’s Challenge board), plus I’ll add the details to the other photos on this post.


The Lindy’s Gang Challenge Color Board.

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For the coral flowers, I mixed “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, and “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical powders. While the flowers were still wet, I sprinkled on “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker in the center. For the bright green flowers, I made a spray of the “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, but I didn’t think it was quite bright enough, so I also sprayed the flowers with “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays.
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Fortunately, I had a few teal flowers that matched the “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder I used on the ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board and in the center of the green flowers. For the frame around the mirror, I mixed the same colors I used on the coral flowers into some Liquitex Gel Medium and brushed it on. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on more of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker.
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I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with the mirror, but I didn’t want to leave it as it was, then in finally dawned on me to use my alcohol inks! For the sunset sky, which needed to match the coral, I used “Sunset Orange” and “Flamingo.” For the water, which needed to match the teal, I used “Patina,” and to make my wave caps I used the “Pearl” mixative. I made a stencil from some scrap cardstock and a cut file from the Silhouette Store (ID# 297497) and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash” to create the dolphin.


And there you have it. I used a simple mirror from Dollar Tree and spruced it up using a lot of Lindy’s Gang products!

Thank you for joining me here in my corner!!

Products Used:

Lindy’s Gang: “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical, “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays, “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder, ReneaBouquets “Small Twisted Chain Frame Set,” Silhouette Design Store “Tropical Leaves” ID# 293541 & “Tropical Dolphin Sunset” ID# 297497, Prima Flowers (I don’t know which ones, I’ve had them for years!), Prima Melange Art Pebbles “Sugar,” Prima Flowers Item# 640040, Bazzill “Limeade,” Unbranded Gold Microbeads, Unbranded Stamen, Ranger Emboss-It Ink Refill, Fabri-Tac, E6000, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Gloss Gel, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, “Sunset Orange,” “Flamingo,” & “Patina” Alcohol Inks and “Pearl” Mixative, “Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, Nicapa Cutting Mat, Silhouette Cameo 3, Mirror from Dollar Tree

Beach Wall Plaque

ReneaBouquets and Crafty City are having a collaboration this month (Aug. 2019) called Paradise In August! ReneaBouquets has two “Treasure Boxes” to choose from (Treasure Box #1, Treasure Box #2) that work wonderfully with the Mintay “Paradise” Collection available at Crafty City!

For this project I used items from Treasure Box #1, and I have more than enough to do, at least, two more projects. (For the ideas I have swimming about anyhow!)

After the following photos is the process video, some close-up photos, and a product list.

ReneaBouquets Treasure Box #1
12×12 Paper Collection
6×6 Paper Collection

Process Video:

Some close ups:


  • ReneaBouquets
  • Chunky Glitter Glass
  • Diamond
  • Beautiful Beads Candy – Flat-back Pearls
    • Cotton Candy
  • Beautiful Board
    • Starfish with Accents Set
  • Beautiful Board
    • Starfish (2 from stash)
    • April in Paris 
    • Small Adornment Pattern
  • [From] Crafty City [for the collaboration with ReneaBouquets]
    • Mintay
    • Paradise Paper Collection
    • 12×12 Paper Pad
    • 6×6 Paper Pad
  • Lindy’s
    • Magical Shakers
    • Grab A Guy Gold
    • Alpine Ice Rose
    • Bratwurst Brown
  • Art Anthology
    • 6×9 Stencil
    • Lattice
  • Prima
    • Art Philosophy
    • Concentrated Watercolor
    • Bora Bora
  • Finnabair
    • 3D Gloss Gel
  • Ranger
    • Perfect Pearls
    • Blush
    • Perfect Pearl
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • Paper Distresser
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • 3 Way Corner Punch
    • Jacquard
      • PearlEx
      • Flamingo Pink
    • Mod Podge
      • Gloss Acrylic Sealer
    • Krylon 
      • Workable Fixatif
    • Darice
      • Wood Plaque
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze
    • Daler Rowney
      • White Gesso
    • Liquitex
      • Matte Super Heavy Gel


      Note: Taking photos of reflective surfaces is one of my least favorite things to do!

      I created this shadowbox for the July 2019 Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge (Info can be found on the Lindy’s Blog and Facebook Page). It’s my first time doing a Lindy’s Challenge, mostly because I need more Lindy’s supplies. It’s not a lack of wanting to go on a Lindy’s shopping spree, it’s an “I don’t know where it would go” thing. I need to use up some of the items I already own so I’ll have spots for new stuff! (However, if I’m lucky enough to win, then the hubs can’t question why I bought new items when I am clearly at capacity! “It’s not my fault,” I’ll say, “I was trying to use what I own and this just happened!”)

      Anyhow, I did happen to have some Lindy’s Magical Shakers in Bratwurst BrownGrab A Guy Gold, and Alpine Ice Rose that I thought would work for this challenge. I “diluted” the Alpine Ice Rose in some white texture paste for the Pale Rose in the color challenge (1st color on the photo below) and used my “new” texture paste for the stenciling on the outside of the shadowbox. I also created the Red Brown (2nd color on the photo below) for the color challenge in a homemade spray by mixing Alpine Ice Rose and Bratwurst Brown, which I sprayed on the (white) Darice flowers.
      I used a lot of Bratwurst Brown and Grab A Guy Gold on the outside of the shadowbox, as well as on the background inside the shadowbox. On the lattice, after I gave it a coat of white gesso, I used clear embossing ink on the surface and brushed on more Grab A Guy Gold. (There will be a process video link further down this post which will hopefully explain things a lot better than I can with words!)
      My process video: It will go here after editing & uploading. Also, uploads can take a while for me because I have satellite Internet…and to top it off, today is a rainy/overcast day.

      However, I do have a few close-ups for you to look at!


    • [From the] July 2019 Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit
      • Darice
      • Floral Embellishments
      • Shadow Box
    • Creative Embellishments
      • Love Knot Panel
    • ReneaBouquets
      • Mini Chocolate Covered Caramel Roses
      • Leopard Premium Paper Butterflies
    • KaiserCraft
      • Wildflower Collection
      • Succulents
    • Tonic
      • Nuvo Mica Mist
      • Antique Gold
    • Ranger
      • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Crackle Paint
      • Clear Rock Candy
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • idea-ology
      • Tim Holtz
      • Sanding Block
    • Prima
      • Stencil (Item #564278
      • Finnabair
      • Opal Magic Acrylic Paint
      • Rose Gold
    • Metallique Wax
      • Vintage Gold
    • TCW
      • Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
    • Simon Says Stamp
      • Embossing & Watermark Ink
      • Clear
    • Liquitex
      • Matte Super Heavy Gel
    • Kilz
      • Original Primer
    • Mod Podge
      • Matte Acrylic Sealer
    • Daler Rowney
      • White Gesso


      My great grandmother, about 82 years ago!

      The majority of this layout is made using products that came in the June 2019 Tres Jolie Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit (product list below), and was created for the June Sketch Challenge hosted by Kim & the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

      The Tres Jolie Kit Club June Sketch

      I just love 49 & Market, and those laser cut shapes made this layout go together much faster than fussy cutting flowers!!

      Adding some foam under the photo gives it just a little lift from the layers underneath.

      I set out with a goal to see if I could use an entire package of flowers on a layout! I think it’s a first for me!

      I just happened it have the perfect Say It In Crystals in my stash for this project!

      Another big, flower milestone for me…using a mix of flat & 3D flowers. I don’t know if I’ve ever really succeeded at it. It always makes me panic!

      A bit of the lace from the Tres Jolie Kit & a ReneaBouquets Heart Paper Clip for some little touches.


      • [From the] Tres Jolie June 2019 Scrapbooking Kit
      • 49 & Market
      • Bold & Beautiful Collection
      • Dear John
      • Edge of Reason
      • Whispers
      • Laser Cut Shapes
    • Blossom Blends
      • Bluebell
    • Lace
    • ReneaBouquets
      • Beautiful Board Heart Paper Clips
    • Art Anthology
      • Keyholes 6×9 Stencil
    • Shimmerz
      • Creameez
      • Lapis Dance
    • Dazzlerz
      • Foiled Again
    • Prima
      • Finnabair
      • White Crackle Texture Paste
    • Jamie Dougherty
      • Bloom
      • Spark 6×6 Stencil
    • Frank Garcia
      • Santorini
      • Say It In Crystals
    • idea-ology
      • Tim Holtz
      • Tiny Attacher
    • Tonic
      • Tim Holtz
      • Paper Distresser
    • JudiKins
      • Diamond Glaze
    • Art Glitter Glue
    • Silly Winks Sticky Back Foam Sheet
    • Liquitex Clear Gesso
    • Butterfly Lights

      “Butterfly Lights”

      In honor of her one year anniversary of Tres Jolie Kit Club, Kim had an online (Facebook) crop! The first challenge posted was a “bingo” challenge, and this is what I made using [most of] the products that came in the Tres Jolie June Mixed Media Kit!

      Challenge #1 Scrapbook Bingo: Complete a project (card, scrapbook page, altered project, etc) using the any of the items list in a row. That row can be straight or diagonal. Upload your project to the Crop challenge file by Midnight (CST) tomorrow [June 9, 2019] for a chance to win a prize. You don’t have to use one of our kits, but it would be nice to see (just no promoting any other kits).

      The row with the yellow box is my “BINGO!”

      The breakdown:

      • Watercolor: I know, I know. HOW is there watercolor on there?!?! It was messy, but I added Concentrated Watercolors by Art Philosophy to the project (on top of the Acrylic Modeling Paste, which is where the Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer came in! I used it to keep those watercolors in place after they dried!!)
      • Twine/String: Jute String by Tim Holtz on the top knob
      • Wire: Wire lights by Prima
      • Beads: Teal Glass Beautiful Beads by ReneaBouquets
      • Glitter: Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass by ReneaBouquets
      The good news, I’ve managed to (finally) make my computer capable of recording videos!
      The bad news? I haven’t edited the video for this project yet! (limited project submission time and all)
      BUT…I’m going to edit it! I swear!!

      UPDATE: I finished the editing…sorta. I mean, there’s video, but no sound [Update #2: I added music after my son said it was “creepily quiet” LOL!]. By the time I “dealt” with my computer I was too tired of trying. Plus, it’s been many, many years since I’ve played with video editing, and I am still trying to get my groove back! As I continue recording projects I do, the videos should theoretically improve…but for now, here is the video that has had almost 4 hours shaved off!

      Here are some photos!
      A close up look at the Chunky Glitter Glass at the bottom.

      A closer look at the top.

      A close up of [three of] the ReneaBouquet Glass Beads (there are nine total on the project)
      • [From the] Tres Jolie June Mixed Media Kit
      • Prima
      • Finnabair
      • Graphite Texture Paste
      • Wax Cire Cera
      • Peacock
    • Lumies
      • Item # 584771
    • The “moss”
    • Darice
      • Metal Candle Holder Stand
      • Floral Embellishments
      • 30062044 Mini Sachet Roses
      • Pastel, 0.75in, 25 Pack, Assorted
    • ReneaBouquets
      • Glass Beautiful Beads
      • Teal
    • Chunky Glitter Glass
      • Diamond
    • Magical Miniatures Double Side Printed Butterflies
      • Watercolor Spun Sugar
    • 13@rts
      • Acrylic Modeling Paste
      • Chalk
        • American Crafts
          • Vicki Boutin
          • CreativeFX
          • Iridescent Glaze
        • idea-ology
          • Tim Holtz
          • Jute String
        • Tonic Studios
          • Tim Holtz
          • 5″ Scissors
        • Prima
          • Finnabair
          • 3D Gloss Gel
          • 2″ Silicone Brush
        • Art Philsophy
          • Concentrated Watercolor
          • Bora Bora
          • Onyx
        • Liquitex
          • Black Gesso
        • Daler Rowney
          • White Gesso
        • Mod Podge
          • Matte Acrylic Sealer
        • JudiKins
          • Diamond Glaze

          Altered Box

          An altered box I did for the Reneabouquets Feb 2019 Valentintes/Romantic Mood Board Challenge over on Facebook!

          I started with the Shimmerz Raspberry Sherbet for the lower half of the box then used their Salt of the Earth for the upper half & lid, and left it to dry overnight. When I work up the next morning I felt that something was missing, so I pulled out my new Prima Indian Pink wax, my Nuvo Mousse, and my jar of Iridescent Glaze, and I sat down to ponder what to do with it all!

          Eventually I decided to put the Indian Pink wax on top of the Raspberry Sherbet, I added a middle band of color with the Nuvo Mousse, and I put the Iridescent Glaze on the remaining white Salt of the Earth. After it was all dry I was arranging the flowers on the lid and kept thinking I should add something subtle, which is where the lattice stenciling came from. Then I finished arranging my flowers, sprinkled on some glitter glass, and added the “Astrial Pink” butterfly from ReneaBouquets for some extra color.


          • ReneaBouquets:
          • Hot Pink Shard Glitter Glass
          • Astrial Pink Glass Wing Double Butterflies
          • Tropical Summer Limited Edition Anemone Mulberry Paper Flowers (the light pink flowers & leaves)
        • Shimmerz:
          • Paste-eez
          • Salt of the Earth
          • Raspberry Sherbet
        • Prima
          • Finnabair
          • Art Alchemy Metallic Wax
          • Indian Pink
        • Art Extravagance
          • Paper Texture Paste
        • Tonic
          • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
          • Peony Pink
        • American Crafts
          • Vicki Boutin
          • CreativeFX Iridescent Glaze
        • Art Anthology
          • Lattice Stencil
        • KaiserCraft
          • Paper Blooms
          • Hot Pink
        • JudiKins Diamond Glaze