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Friday, February 28, 2014

C'est Magnifique MARCH Kit Reveal!

It's reveal day and I have more to share today of my creations made with the C'est Magnifique "Between Winter and Spring" March kit. I just can't get enough of this amazing kit!

Up first is a blend of the Blue Fern and UHK paper in the kit - a match made in heaven! The large white flowers are handmade using leftover fabric wedding petals and some lace my grandma gave me (see my Lace Rose TUTORIAL). I also used a bit of cheesecloth from my stash to add softness and texture to this layout. Don't you just love the blue flowers and chipboard in this kit?

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Next is a tall gift box I made using an easy template I found online. I added a little cream seam binding (from the C'est Magnifique store). The Blue Fern paper is so gorgeous!

This is the template I used and my "unit" measurement was 1.75 inches.

Lastly for today, an altered headband using the beautiful lace and flowers in the main kit (my daughter begged me to make this when she spotted the lace). I want another one of those lace collars!

Can you believe I still have another project to share with you tomorrow using the monthly sketch? Also, after all of the projects I posted this week... I still have plenty of leftovers from my kit to make at least 2 more projects! This kit is so full. Hmm... now to find more time to create, LOL. Oh and here is a peek at the main kit this month...

Look at all the pretty treasures to play with!

And I always get the flower add-on too!

See you back here tomorrow for the sketch reveal!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dusty Attic Project for FEB

I'm here to share my February Dusty Attic project using the gorgeous new "string of hearts frame set" (DA1017). I just adore this beautiful chipboard. I also used some letters from the "mini ABC set upper" (DA0861) to for the XOXO title that I set in the largest heart.

I had this picture of my daughter as a baby (in an old frame) and decided it was a perfect size for this kind of "frame" layout. As you can see... I am still in the Valentine's spirit too. Pink is my favourite colour to scrap and this picture was actually taken on Valentine's day 2009! The beautiful paper and flowers were all purchased from C'est Magnifique.


1. I built up the frame with two layers of thick gesso, pouncing a stiff brush to leave peaks of gesso (and drying completely between the layers applied).

2. Next, I sprayed with a peachy pink mist, from a distance, to lightly coat the chipboard.

3. Dark pink mist was randomly applied, but this one was sprayed very close - to have it pool around the gesso peaks. The peaks act like a resist to give a nice rippled textured effect.

4. On the letters I simply primed them with white gesso and then applied glass bead gel.

String of hearts frame set (DA1017) - largest piece was used

Mini ABC set upper (DA0861) - used for the XOXO title

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First look at March projects for C'est Magnifique

I'm sharing just a few little peeks at some of my creations made with the C'est Magnifique March kit. This kit is one of my favourites to date and there are so many beautiful treasures to play with.

A toddler napping in a stroller IS a perfect moment. Just look at the gorgeous Prima embellishments in this kit that perfectly match the gorgeous Blue Fern papers! I added a few doilies from my stash to extend the pretty lace paper that I fussy cut.

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Next up is a layout made combing the UHK and Blue Fern papers. The collections blend so well together! Again, I added a doily on here to add a bit of texture. I fell in love with this stock image and had to use it for a display layout (for my fireplace mantle this Spring). The lush flowers are from the add-on.

I couldn't resist using my scraps (from the previous 2 layouts) to make a little card too. I added a few little leaves around the flowers (from the flower add-on) to frame the cute little bird graphic. The pearl gems can be found in the embellishment add-on for March.

Well, that's all I'm showing you for today so be sure to check out the full design team reveal on February 28th. You'll be amazed at how versatile this kit is - "see" you soon!