Friday, December 19, 2014

C'est Magnifique January Kit Projects

(Personal Supplies: Doily, Twine) 

Hi! I'm sharing the projects that I created with the January Kits from C'est Magnifique. I used the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit on each of the projects that I am sharing today.

I had a lot of fun creating this soft feminine page. My daughter's Easter dress from last Spring was the perfect shade of blue to pair with these gorgeous patterned papers.

I carried the beautiful curves from the brocade background design through to the other layers of the page, adding circular die-cuts, trinkets, fussy cuts and wavy edged patterned papers. Orange is one of my favorite colors, so I added small orange roses and die-cuts for a fun, bright pop of color.

I painted the beautiful Blue Fern Studios Boston Lattice Chipboard (Embellishment Add-On) with C'est Magnifique Blue Bird Sparkle Chalkboard Paint from the Mixed Media Kit for a soft finish. I cut the chipboard into two pieces to use on either side of my photo. The lattice ribbon from the Mixed Media Kit was a perfect complement to the lattice design of the chipboard.

(Personal Supplies: Orange Mist, Light Molding Paste, Black Archival Ink, Clockwork Stencils)

I challenged myself to create a masculine layout with this kit.

I played up the repetitive clock-themed die-cuts and charms with some large clockwork pieces that I cut from patterned paper and then distressed with the paints, ink, mist and stamps from the Mixed Media Kit.

I added a portion of a quote from a Kasiercraft rub-on to this Kaisercraft die-cut chipboard banner. I kept the wood natural for a more manly finish.

(Personal Supplies: White Clothespin)

Lastly, I created an altered frame. I used the paints, ink and mist from the Mixed Media Kit to alter a piece of chipboard, that I then attached the face of the pedestal frame. I dressed up the front of the frame with flowers, embellishments and ribbon.

This frame holds a 4x6 inch photo that is protected between two sheets of plastic. The photo slides into the frame from the top, which makes changing the photo quick and easy.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit. If you are interested in the January Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last!

I have one more layout to share for the January Sketch Challenge reveal on January 1st.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

C'est Magnifique January Kit Sneak Peek!

Hi! I'm super excited to give you a look at the paper, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and the two embellishment add-ons C'est Magnifique is offering for their January Kit! Deonna has outdone herself with this kit which is absolutely gorgeous! I'll be sharing some of my kit projects on Friday!

The patterned paper for January is the Lemoncraft Forget Me Not collection plus three gorgeous papers from the UHK Gallery Cinnamon Shops line.

Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 1
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 2
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 3
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 4
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 5
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 6
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Agaricus
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Lycoperdon
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Portabella

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

The January Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now!

Prima: Welcome To Paris Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
Prima: 6x6 Designer Stencil: Circular Lattice
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Trinkets
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Misc Me: Cardstock Stickers
Manor House Creations: Tea Roses: Soft Gold
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity Flower
Prima: Finnabair Art Extravagance: Texture Paste: Platinum Crackle*
Studio Calico: Mr. Huey's Color Mist: Opaque White
Ranger: Perfect Pearls: Interference Green
C'est Magnifique: Chalk Paint: Blue Bird Sparkle*
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Gorgeous Georgia Peach*
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Tangerine
White Frame
4 Silver Charms
Satin Ribbon: Lattice White
Seam Binding: Light Blue

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lagoon
Prima: Fairfield: Spice
Prima: Melbourne: Outback
Prima: Manhattan: Times Square
Prima: Manhattan: Fifth Avenue

Embellishment Add-On

Petaloo: Flora Doodles: Velvet Forget Me Nots: White*
3 Silver Charms
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourish Scrolls
Prima: Soprano: Aqua Mulberry Flowers*
Offray: Satin Ribbon: Light Blue
Blue Fern Studios: Boston Lattice Chipboard
Melissa Frances: Sweet Treats: Resin Embellishments
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Buttons
Wheat Stem
Kasiercraft: True Romance Rub-Ons
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Noteworthy Journaling Cards

*Partial Package

Doesn't the January Kit look gorgeous!?

The Paper Add-On, the Magnifique Mixed Media  Kit, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store. Stop by here on the 31st for the full kit reveal!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Believe Card - Clearsnap December Color Inspiration Challenge

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for the Clearsnap December Color Inspiration Challenge. I applied several colors of Izink onto a piece of acetate and then used a straw to blow and blend the colors around the acetate for a fun and festive background. I used a Santa Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink to stamp a Santa image onto a doily. While the ink was still wet I sprinkled Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx Leather Embossing Powder over the image and then set it with a heat gun to add a bit of shimmer to the focal point of my card.

This December Color Inspiration Challenge Collage is full of festive fun, from black and white stripes to bright red and green plaid, all wonderfully inspired by the holiday season! Do these colors speak to you and your sense of crafty style?

Create a piece inspired by these colors, be it a card, canvas, pillow, or anything creative featuring ANY of our products and upload your image to the Clearsnap Blog for a chance to win the inkpads pictured in the collage!. We challenge you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Peace on Earth Shaker Card - JnW Crafts Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for JnW Crafts using their Jar Template today. I had a lot of fun creating this snowy "snow globe" shaker card! I used the Jar Template to trace a jar shape onto a piece of patterned paper. I then cut out the jar and backed the negative image with a piece of acetate. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Swiss Dots embossing folder for use as the background of the shaker element. I placed adhesive foam around the edge of the jar shape, added some mica flakes and then sealed the jar by adding the piece of embossed cardstock to the back.

I finished the card by adding a snowy tree, glittery flowers and leaves and a stamped sentiment to the top of the shaker element.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Present Card - Craft-Dee BowZ Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing a festive holiday card for Craft-Dee BowZ today. I thought it would be fun to make a card that looked like a wrapped present and this is what I came up with.

I attached a fun piece of red polka dot patterned paper to a cardstock card base and then applied green polka dot fabric tape both vertically and horizontally across the center of the card. I added a large canvas flower to the center of the card and tucked gold Starform Stickers around the flower. I backed the gold holly leaves with green paper for a pop of color. I added a stamped gift tag under the edge of the flower. I topped the flower with a large glittery triple-loop bow that I tied with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool. I finished the card with a patterned paper tag, small flower, twine bow and some acorns.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Nikki Sivils; Tag: Avery; Gold Stickers: Starform; Ink: Ranger; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Canvas Flower: Canvas Corp; Other: Ribbon, Twine, Small Green Flower, Fabric Tape, Cardstock

Believe - C'est Magnifique

Personal Supplies: Prima Wood Doors, Burlap Ribbon, Leaf Stamp Set, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Black Archival Ink, House-Shaped Chipboard, Twine

Hi! I'm sharing the final layout that I created with the C'est Magnifique December Comfort and Joy Kit, the Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. This is layout number 7 that I created with the kits! I've had the Prima Wood Doors in my stash for some time and thought it would be fun to create something with them.

I attached the doors to the house using Glossy Accents and twine. I embellished the front of the doors with a die-cut and rhinestones.

Open the doors to reveal a photo of my daughter with Santa.

I mixed the mica flakes from the kit with Golden Extra Heavy Gel to add "snow" to the roof and chimney of the house. I added a snowflake charm from the Embellishment Add-On to the pinnacle of the roof. I used the Nutmeg Silks Acrylic Glaze with the Checkerboard Stencil to bring the same patten from the house to the background of my layout. I added splatters of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold Mist over the entire page.

I love the mix of flowers and berries in the kit! I filled out the flower clusters with some hand stamped leaves that I cut from the Christmas Spirit patterned paper.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit. If you are interested in the December Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brave The Storm - Zeus and Zoe

Hi! Dana here today sharing a layout that was inspired by the Winter Mood Board fellow designer Charllie created.

I pulled several of my favorite elements from the Mood Board and created a festive embellishment cluster. I found many of these inexpensive adornments in the holiday decor section of a local store.

My favorite item on this page is this vintage image, which came in my Zeus and Zoe Kit, entitled "Two Sisters." They look like they could brave a storm together just fine.

I finished my layout with a snowflake trinket, vintage button and a small piece of pom pom trim for a fun pop of blue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Cutie - Quick Quotes

Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created for Quick Quotes today. I used my favorite piece of patterned paper from the NEW Antique Garden collection. My Sister-In-Law took this beautiful photo of my daughter over the Thanksgiving holiday and I just fell in love with this picture. It had to get scrapped right away!

The temperature is dropping and I wanted to give this page a frosty feel. I added this snowflake pattern to the background of my page using a stencil and Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I covered a wood snowflake with the Treasure Chest 100 patterned paper for a fun large embellishment to help balance my large photo. I inked the edge of the snowflake with Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I cut the word "Christmas" from a larger Vellum Quote Strip for my title.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Antique Garden 100
Treasure Chest 100
The Magic and Wonder of Christmas Vellum Quote Strip
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Most Wonderful Time Arch - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing an arch that I created for the Sparkle theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I used the inner portion of a Large Straight Edged Arch for the base of this piece.

I covered the arch with a piece of gold glitter cardstock and then used the Joined Snowflake Mask and white mist to add a frosty pattern to the background. The snowy scene I added to the top of the arch is a sticker that I dressed up with a piece of floral trim and a pearl pen.

I embellished the top of the arch with flowers and a Holly Flourish that I painted gold. To add even more sparkle to this arch, I covered the entire piece with a coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

You can pick up this chipboard and mask, and everything else put out by Tando, in their new Retail Shop. Use the coupon code TANDOXMASOFFER at checkout before Christmas Eve to get 10% off orders over £20.00. If you'd like a chance to win some Tando goodies, stop by the Tando Challenge Blog and join our Festive Fun Challenge!

Tando is also sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Challenge Blog this month, so click over to see what you have to do for a chance to win this amazing prize package!

Thanks for stopping by today!