Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Day of School - C'est Magnifique October Sketch

There is still time to participate in the C'est Magnifique October Sketch Challenge - be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog for some more inspiration from the Design Team? Here is this month's sketch and my take on it using the C'est Magnifique October Kit. I used a photo of my son from his very first day of kindergarten this September!
And here are some close-ups!



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Sneak Peek - C'est Magnifique November Kit and Add-ons

Here we are at the middle of the month again and that means it's time for a peek at the paper included in the C'est Magnifique November Kit, as well as the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

For November, C'est Magnifique is featuring its only USA paper manufacturer, Blue Fern Studios.

Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Invitation
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Fairyland
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Society
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Wisdom
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Now and Then
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Bouquet
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Calling Card

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit


The November Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in the C'est Magnifique Store.  There will be a video tutorial on our blog soon with the November Guest Designer Riikka Kovasin.  You won't want to miss it!   

Shimmerz: Inklingz: Me and Blue
Clearsnap: Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Taffy
C'est Magnfique: Gesso: Mint
Plaid: Chalkboard Paint: Green (please shake well)**
Prima: Yellow Flower**
Crate Paper: Notes and Things: Mixed Tags
Prima: Art Ingredients Art Sugar: Charcoal
Blue Fern Studios: Leafy Bough
Ranger: Liquid Pearls: Buttercup
Touch of Nature: Feathers: Black
Expo: Beaded Eyelash Trim: Black
Walnut Hollow: Clock Hands: Black
Prima: Clear Stamp: Epiphany
Prima: 3D Stickers: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flowers: Londsdale
Brass Clock Charm
Brass Rose Charm
Stencil: Fleur de Lis
Manor House Creations: Black Tea Roses

**Some items may be partial packages

The Flower Add On includes six additional packages of flowers that complement the kit.

Petaloo: Botanica Sugared Mini Blooms: Pine Green
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection: Ligero
Prima: Manhattan Collection: Times Square
Prima: Winthrop Flowers: Pearl
Prima: Pensacola Collection: Blush
Petaloo: Textured Elements Burlap Wild Sunflowers: Yellow

Lastly, the Embellishment Add On allows you to stretch your kit even further.  
Petaloo: Mini Butterflies: Darjeeling Tea Stained Yellow
Blue Fern Studios: Elegant Chandelier
American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers
Prima: Clear Stamp: Cigar Box Secrets
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Signature: Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts
Prima: 12"X 12" Cardstock Alphabet Stickers: Sun Kiss
Manor House Flowers: Felt Doilies: Beautiful You

Doesn't the November Kit look just gorgeous?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I'm Gonna Fly Like a Bird Through the Night ~ Art Journal Page - C'est Magnifique

This is my final project with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - an Art Journal page inspired by the song Chandelier by Sia.
I started a new art journal using an old book I picked up for free at work (the benefits of working at a university - people often leave boxes of old textbooks up for grabs). I started out by priming the pages with a light coat of gesso and a light misting and splatter with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Wild Honeysuckle Coral (stash). I also did some stamping with the Prima stamps and Dark Brown ink pad included in the Main Kit. I added the Prima Canvas ATC to the right page and bits of canvas peeled off the ATC around both pages. Then I used the Coffee Dylusions from the Magnifque Mixed Media (MMM) Kit on the background.  I embellished the journal page with the fussy cut compass and tags from the Riddersholm Design paper/tag sheet and added the birds from the MMM (painted with gesso and then misted with the Lindy's Coral Mist) and the Marion Smith Designs Metal Filagree Doilies from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO). Finally, I added the song lyrics to the canvas ATC using the Authentique Mini-Alphas from the Main Kit. Here are a couple of close-ups!
Left side
Right side
I find so much inspiration in music lyrics - I think I'll keep this art journal dedicated to music! Can't wait to work in it again! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Me at 39 - C'est Magnifique

Today, I'm sharing another layout created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit. This is a rare layout for me - as it actually features a selfie photo - which is not something I usually do (I hate having my picture taken). So here you are. . . a layout featuring Me . . at 39.
I loved the hints of pink in this Riddersholm Design paper and decided to play on those pinks in the design of my layout. I started off with a light coat of white gesso (stash) in the design area, which I dried and then misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Bodacious Blush (stash). I did some stamping with some Bo Bunny Stitches stamps (stash) and the Colorbox Blackberry Ink from the Main Kit and also used the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit with the Colorbox Dark Brown Ink (also Main Kit).

With the background 'done', I cut some more of the Riddersholm papers into strips/squares to form the mat for my (partially fuss-cut) photo. I added in some white thread (stash), flowers from the Main Kit and Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and a large Prima butterfly from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) and then tucked a few of the Epoxy Stickers from the EAO into my larger flower cluster. I finished off the embellishing with a few pink/clear rhinestones (stash) and a splatter of Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The title is a combination of the Prima wood veneer letters from the EAO and the Authentique alpa stickers from the Main Kit.

After 'finishing' the layout, I decided I wanted more pink - so I went back in with the Magenta Pan Pastel from the MMM Kit and rubbed the colour all around/under the photo and embellishments. A final splatter with some more Coffee Dylusions and the layout was truly finished! Here are some close-ups!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Heart - C'est Magnifique

This is the first layout I created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - you may have seen it as part of my introduction to the C'est Magnifique Design Team, but today I'm sharing the full details and close-ups with you.
First, used the gorgeous Riddersholm Design Tailgate Marked paper, along with the Prima mask from the Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and some modelling paste from my stash. Then I added some of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Weathered Wood over the masked area to tint the modelling paste blue. I also did some background stamping with the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit and some Ingvild Bolme White Chalk Ink. Next, I added some white tissue paper from my stash and adhered it using gel medium (stash) and then added some bronze microbeads (stash) on top of the tissue using the gel medium. I tinted the Prima resin frame from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) with the Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The lace circles on either side of the frame (EAO) are tinted with Distress Stain in Tarnished Bronze (Stash). The gorgeous Blue Fern Chipboard was inked with Distress Stain in Weathered Wood and then I added a few hints of the Tarnished Bronze Distress Stain as well. I finished off the embellishing with the Marion Smith Filagree Butterflies (MMM) and some half pearls (stash). Finally, I added the title "My Heart" using the Authentique Mini Alpha stickers included in the Main Kit. Here are some close-ups of the layout!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure and come back again over the next few days as I have a couple more projects with the September Kit to share with you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

C'est Magnifique October Kit

It's time for C'est Magnifique to reveal its newest kit papers and add ons!!!

Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Raspberry Cupcake
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Feel the Grass Between Your Toes
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Butterflies are Free
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Homemade Lemon Curd
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Lovely Weather
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Grandma's Old Porcelain Cups
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Delicious Moments

Our October Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store. We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon with our Guest Designer Olga Heldwein. You won't want to miss it! 

Prima: 6x6 Stencil: Decor 2
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin Treasures: Butterflies
Blue Fern Studios: Rose Border
Blue Fern Studios: Vintage Keys **
Kaisercraft: Stamp: Sketchy
Ranger: Emboss-it Dabber: Clear
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder: Orbit Olive Gold
Embossing Powder: Pink
Twinkling H2O: Mediterranean Blue
Shimmerz: Inklingz: Spotlight White
Stampendous: Frantage: Copper Lux Mix**
(**some items may be partial packages)

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.
Prima: Parfait: Buttercream
Prima: Vine: Fairy Rhymes
Petaloo: Darjeeling Dahlia: Teastain Blue
Prima: Pankita: Winter Mix
Prima: Divine Large Flowers
Prima: Elle: Majestic

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further. 
Blue Fern Studios: Garden Quatrefoil Panel
Prima: Say it in Pearls: Swirl with Lace: Cream
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Key Holes
Ruby Rock-it: Heritage: Die-cut Pack
Jillibean Soup: Beanboard Alphas: Braised Brown
Magnifique Mist: Blueberry
American Crafts: Ribbon Roses: Yellow

Doesn't the October Kit look just amazing?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You and Me ~ C'est Magnifique September Sketch

The September Sketch has been revealed at C'est Magnifique! The Design Team has done an amazing job creating some truly stunning layouts based on the sketch to inspire you - so be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog to see the team's creations with this sketch.
Here is my layout based on the sketch using items from the September C'est Magnifique Kit, Embellishment Add-on and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. I also used some blue mist (13 Arts Ultramarine Chalk Mist) and a Prima Brad from my stash.
And here are a few close-ups of my layout!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you'll join us at C'est Magnifique and play along with the September Sketch!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

C'est Magnifique September Kit Reveal

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne




Kit Embellishments:
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Tags
Little B: Corrugated Tape
Prima: Almanac: Stamp
TrimCraft: Curiosity Fabric Brads
Authentique: Mini Alpha: Harmony
Colorbox: Blackberry Ink pad
Colorbox: Dark Brown Ink pad
Prima: Avante: Berry 
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Chorale
Blue Fern Chipboard: Damask Motif
Ribbon: dark red ribbon
We also have the following three add-ons available in the C'est Magnifique Store:

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**

**Some Items Are Partial Packages

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Keep your eyes open for the new Sketch Challenge the first of September.

I'll be sharing my projects with the gorgeous Nature's Journey Kit very soon!

Friday, August 22, 2014

A New Design Team Adventure - C'est Magnifique Kits!

It was officially announced this week - I am joining the C'est Magnifique Kits Design Team! I will also be taking on the role of monthly sketch designer and Social Media Coordinator! I am so excited to join the C'est Magnifique team and to work with their outstanding kits! I've already been creating with the gorgeous September Kit - here is a peek at my first layout with the kit - I'll have full details and close-ups for you in September.
My Heart

And here is a peek at what C'est Magnifique has in the September Kit and Add-ons!

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Ground Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**
(**some items may be partial packages)

Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Doesn't the September Kit look yummy? Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - be sure to come back to see the rest of my creations with the C'est Magnifique September Kit! Happy Scrapping!