Thursday, January 30, 2014

More projects with C'est Magnifique's "An Aura of Romance" Feb kit!

Welcome back! It's time to share some more projects made with the gorgeous "An Aura of Romance" kit from C"est Magnifique Kits! My niece let me "steal" some photos of their travels in Europe off of Facebook, and when I came across this photo I just loved the pop of the red flowers and the laundry hanging off the balcony. I tried to recreate the stone building, and had a blast trying! This photo is taken in Italy.

 To create this layout I used the Main Kit, the Flower Add-on kit, the Embellishment Add-on and the Distress Paint from the Mixed Media Add-on. From my stash: stencil, modeling paste, mists, dies, chalk ink, distress ink, distress stains, gesso, border punch, lace,. micro beads, texture thick, cardstock

 I used lots of mists and paint[from MMM kit] and  Texture Thick by Decoart for in between the bricks.  A few touches of micro beads.

 I love these gates from the Embellishment kit! I first primed them with gesso, then used distress stains in the metalics and a bit of teal chalk ink for some patina, then a few touches of gesso to finish.

 Flowers from the main kit, the flower add on, and then I made the red ones with a Memory Box flower die and red cardstock., the leaves are made with a die and green cardstock as well.

I had this wooden picture frame kicking around for a while and never got around to altering it, so I thought it would be perfect for this kit. This is a photo of myself and my beautiful daughter from a family photo shoot we had done in November.
 To alter this frame I used the Main Kit, the Flower Add on, the Embellishment Add-on and the ink from the MMM Kit. From my stash I used: modeling paste, gesso, stencil, distress ink, doily.

 I used the mist from the Embellishment kit to spray the white flower from the Flower add-on, and touched the edges of everything with gesso.

 I used the ink from the MMM kit on some of the edges and on the doily and took the lid off of the mist and splattered it lightly onto the frame. Added touches of gesso on the wooden berries helps with the wintery feel.

The stenciling I did with the modeling paste almost looks like snow falling!

This last layout I will be showing you today is of my nephew and niece, Donovan and Tracey, who have spent lots of time traveling in Europe before they had their 2 adorable boys. This photo is taken in Italy and they are celebrating their 5th Anniversary, hence the title "Celebrate". I wanted to use the more neutral and cooler tones of the kit, with a few touches of gold. 
 To create this layout I used the Main Kit, the flower add-on, the embellishment add-on and the MMM add-on. From my stash: stencil, modeling paste, gesso,  doily, acrylic glaze, distress ink, Shimmerz Texturez, chalk ink.

 On this Blue Fern Studios swirl chippie I first painted it with gesso, and then with my fingers I dabbed on the gold ShimmerZ Texturez that came in the MMM add on, and the  Patina Shimmerz Texutrez from my stash. Then I touched it in various places with a brown chalk ink for added depth. Love the great textured results and so easy!

 I slplattered some blue acrylic glaze on the stenciled background and spritzed it with lots of water to make it run down the page. I fussy cut out the butterflies from the gorgeous papers from the Main Kit.

I tucked in pieces of the black lace from the Main Kit around the outer edge of the layout where I had ripped some of the paper away to reveal the paper underneath. Love the Prima resin photo corner, so cute! I added the chandelier from the Embellishment add-on for added elegance to further enhance the "dining experience" in the photo.

I will be back tomorrow to share my last layout using the Feburary Sketch from C'est Magnifique kits!

Be blessed!

Full reveal of "An Aura of Romance" C'est Magnifique Feb kit!

Its time to show you all the gorgeous February Main kit named "An Aura of Romance"! It couldn't have a better name! There is so much goodness in this kit that I am sure you will all want to create with it! There are still a few left here, so don't wait too long!

 Kit Paper:
Manor House Creations: Believe: Frames
Manor House Creations: Believe: Lace
Manor House Creations: Believe: Take a Chance
Manor House Creations: Believe: Dreams Come True
Manor House Creations: Believe: Butterflies
Manor House Creations: Believe: Us Together
Manor House Creations: Believe: Elements Cards
Manor House Creations: Believe: Make Believe

Kit Embellishments:
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Alpha & Word Stickers
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Ephemera Pack
Petaloo: Assorted Blossoms: Burgundy/Pink
Prima: Bellas
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin: Window Decor
Deco Art: Snow Tex: Snow texture Medium
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Blue Fern Flourish
Wrights: Flat Heartdrop Lace

close ups:

See? did I not tell you? I already shared one layout with you that I did with this kit, stay tuned for another post today for some more!

Be Blessed!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sneak Peak! February kit! !C'est Magnifique Kits~

Its time for a sneak peek of some of the Main Kit for February! The papers in the Main Kit are by Manor House

Manor House Creations: Believe: Frames
Manor House Creations: Believe: Lace
Manor House Creations: Believe: Take a Chance
Manor House Creations: Believe: Dreams Come True
Manor House Creations: Believe: Butterflies
Manor House Creations: Believe: Us Together
Manor House Creations: Believe: Elements Cards
Manor House Creations: Believe: Make Believe 

Flower Add-On:
 Manor House Creations: Ohh La La
Petaloo: Fabric Flowers: Black
Petaloo: Berry Spray: Brown
Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bengall Blooms: Mauve
Prima: Tatiana: White

Embellishment Add-On:
 Shimmerz Paints: Vibez; Pop Art Pink
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Pockets
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Chipboard Elements Pieces
Prima: Resist Alphabet
Prima: Finnabair: 12" Resist Canvas Borders 4
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes: Iron Gate

Mixed Media Kit:

Ranger: Distress Paint: Scattered Straw
Shimmerz: Magenta
Shimmerz: Texturez; Gold Mine: 1/2 jar
LuminArte: Twinkling H2O's: Pink Azalea
Splash of Color: Viva Colour: Modeling Cream Dimensional Paint: Pearl: 1/3 jar
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar: Mixd Media Inx: CHOX: Pomegranate
Prima: Assorted Flowers
Assorted Prima Paintables/Chalkboard Pocket Cards
KaiserCraft: Texture Clear Stamp: Dictionary Meanings
We R Memory Keepers: Albums Made Easy: Captured: Die Cut Cards and Envelopes
General Pencil Co.: All Surface Pencils: Black & White
ColorBox: Art Screens: 6 x 6 Stencil: Mandala

* Some embellishments are partial packages

Now doesn't that look yummy? Just wait till you see what the design team has cooked up for you! Patience, My Pretties!

Please be sure to check the STORE for availability of any of these.  They do go quickly! 

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You Make Me Happy! [sneak peek] ~C'est Magnifique Kits~

I hope you are all ready for this little sneak peek of the exciting new Feb Kit from C'est Magnifique Kits! I've had so much fun working with it! It is so versatile, as you will see from the future sneak peaks you will be getting very soon from the other design team members, and later on, more from me.  I hope you enjoy my layout!

 Besides the kit, the star of this layout is my super sweet great niece Lucia! She is so adorable and cute, and even though I don't get to see her in person very often, I get to enjoy scrapping the adorable photos her mom puts up on Facebook!

To create this layout I used the Main Kit, the Flower Add-On, the Embellishment Add-On and the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.  From my stash: stencils, molding paste, mists, chalk ink, Archival Ink,water color pencils, Martha Stewart border punches.

close ups:

Thanks for stopping by for a look! Stay tuned for a partial sneak peak of the Main Kit, and all the add ons!

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Bits and Pieces Giveaway! ~C'est Magnifique Kits~

C'est Magnifique kits are starting the New Year off with a giveaway!  This is the place to be if you'd like a chance to win the bits and pieces from Leslie's January Kit. What an awesome collection of paper and embellishments from our main kit, the embellishment add-on, and flower add-on!

So, hurry on over to the C'est Magnifique Blog and get all the details! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January/14 Sketch reveal! ~C'est Magnifique Kits~

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I pray that you are all safe and sound and brought the New Year in with a bang! Safely, that is!  Its time to show you the January sketch from C'est Magnifique kits, and my take on it, using the Jan/14 kit called "The Height of Chic"! The sketch is designed by Michele Singh, and before I show it to you I'll show you my layout and some close ups!

This layout features my sister and her hubby on their wedding day! The sketch was really fun to work with, so many possibilities! I disrtessed the edges and did some tearing, misting and stamping! To create this layout I used the January Main Kit, the Flower Add-On, the Embellishment Add-On and the pink roses from the Mixed Media Add-on  From my stash: Prima masks, molding paste, mists, chalk ink, Gesso, Martha Stewart border punches, bits of lace, stamp, cheese cloth.

 close ups:
 This Blue Ferns Studios' chipboard title came with the Main Kit, and I used sprays and chalk inks to give it this Ombre effect, after I had primed it with gesso. I splattered the page with spray mist and let some run down the page, and I splattered some of the blue glaze from the MMM Kit in the bottom left corner and the top right corner.

 I did some stamping with a Prima stamp - love this stitched circle stamp! I used some of the chalk ink that came in the Main Kit, and the black is from my stash.

   I painted the stencil in the top left hand corner with a spray mist, on top of the molding paste when it was dry. I love how it mimics the leaves and branches on the photo. I had cut the leaves from whte cardstock from my stash and painted them with the same spray mist. The words "The Big Day" came from the inside of a cardboard box that held a gift from my Aunt.  I also did some fussy cutting.

 Here you can see the Prima lampstand from the Main Kit, I painted it with the Silks Acrylic Glaze that came in the Embellishment Add-on and wiped most of it off so just a hint of color remained. I also used the glaze to paint the wooden doily from the Main Kit.

The pink roses come from the Mixed Media Kit, but I had them in my stash. I did some fussy cutting, and added some cheese cloth around the flower clusters.  I finished everything off with touches of gesso!

Here is the sketch by Michele Singh. check out her blog 

Be sure and check the C'est Magnifique BLOG  to see all the challenge rules. We would love to see your layouts using our sketch.  Our Sketch Challenge is open to everyone and you may use any supplies you have on hand.  You do not need to be a member of our kit club to participate nor do you  have to use any specific products.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to be able to look at your layout and tell that you used the sketch. 

Be Blessed!